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Automotive HMI, UX & Connectivity Summit

  • 20th – 21st May 2021
  • Italy flag Italy Milan

Get on top of the game with true industry leaders! This Summit will continue its tradition of providing a multifunctional platform for professionals in the HMI, UX, and connectivity community to share their experiences and discuss emerging technologies.

Explore the future developments with fellow leaders in the ongoing evolution of HMI, UX, and connectivity for enhanced driver/passenger experience.

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Join our business, tech, design, and scientific networking in order to meet practical discovery, development and adoption challenges around automotive HMIs, UX and connectivity, and to examine future possible directions. Exchange practical knowledge and explore the future developments with fellow leaders in the ongoing evolution of HMI, UX and connectivity for enhanced driver/passenger experience. This Summit will focus on the latest trends in HMI Design, on next wave of Highly Automated Driving and the most up-to-date experiences in connectivity. Become a speaker at our Automotive HMI, UX & Connectivity Summit. Make yourself known in the industry and discuss best practice examples with other international experts. We are looking for speakers on: Highly Automated & Autonomous Vehicles, Cockpit Architecture, Devices, & Interfaces, UX + Design + Brand Strategy and much more!

Vonlanthen Group of Companies invites you to discuss and debate this thrilling new era and to meet these challenges in a dialogue amongst top professionals in this cross-industry event. 

Who Should Attend

CEOs/Presidents/MDs, CCOs/CMOs/CDOs, Chief Executives, Directors, Vice Presidents, Department Heads, Leaders and Managers specializing in:

  • Advanced Development Programming
  • Advanced Electrical Systems Architecture
  • Automated Driving HMI
  • Central Display Controller DI & HUD
  • Cockpit HMI Engineering
  • Creative UX/UI
  • Digital HMI & Product Design
  • Ergonomics Engineering
  • Global Sales & Business Development
  • Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL)
  • Highly Automated Driving (HAD)
  • Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Information Architect
  • Interaction & Ergonomics Attribute
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Marketing & Business Development
  • Product Development
  • R&D
  • Self-Driving Vehicles
  • Systems Engineering
  • UX Architecture
  • V2X & V2V
  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
  • Augmented Reality (AR / VR / MR)
  • Autonomous Driving & Vehicle Software Platforms
  • Cockpit Electronics HMI
  • Connected Driving & Connectivity
  • Design Engineering
  • E-Mobility & Highly Automated Driving
  • Field Application Engineering
  • Graphical User interfaces (GUI)
  • Head-Up Displays
  • Navigation & Voice Recognition
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Infotainment
  • Interaction & Interface Design
  • Intuitive Controls
  • Principal Experience Design
  • Project Engineer
  • Robotics Engineering
  • Software Engineering & Development
  • Transportation Safety
  • UX/UI Design & Design Researchers

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Key Practical Learning Points

  • Emerging tech trends, and their applications in UX and HMI for better performance of autonomous, shared, connected and electric vehicles
  • Implement innovative techniques to better understand and identify driver behavior and intensions in driver/vehicle interaction
  • Adopting reliable HMI tech, sensing, control and automation solutions that can strengthen security, safety and comfort of autonomous driving
  • Empowering driving experience with optimized real-time analytics, customer-friendly AI-based digital products, driving assistance, infotainment, telematics
  • Best practice and maturing of intelligent HMI architecture and in-car interactions while meeting increased complexity of driver’s working environment
  • Maximizing human-centered design, adaptivity and functional, flexible, personalized, scalable HMI integration, enabled by UX and connectivity

Dr. Peter Rössger, DE

Founder

Beyond HMI

Peter Rössger is the founder and owner of beyond HMI/////. beyond HMI///// fo­cusses on creating knowledge on humans in autonomous driving, HMI concepts, us­ability and user experience for the automotive industry, the industrial internet, mobile machinery and software applications. They perform studies on markets, cultures, usability and user experience. Their strategic market analysis gives deep insights into automotive markets, the future of mobility, usability and user experience trends and technologies. The target is to lift their clients to new levels of business, success and satisfaction. They use their knowledge to develop HMI concepts for custom­ers. This includes development of strategic options, team coaching, development of scenarios, user journeys, use case identification, interaction designs and the roll out of specifications, among others. Peter is assistant professor for human factors at the International School of Management, at the Hochschule Esslingen and the Joanneum Graz (Austria). In 2017 he received the certification as a systemic management coach by the ICF. Until early 2015, Peter was business development director at TES Elec­tronic Solutions GmbH. During his 12 years with Harman Automotive he created HMI concepts for automotive OEMs like Mercedes, Porsche, Toyota, Hyundai, PSA, Ferrari, Chrysler and Harley Davidson. For Daimler, he worked 4 years in driver-vehicle inter­action. Peter holds a doctoral degree in human factors engineering from the Technical University of Berlin. He published various papers on usability, user experience, cross cultural HMIs and autonomous driving. His first book was published on Amazon KDP in November 2016

Friedrich Niehaus, DE

Senior Interface Design, Evaluation & User Experience

Daimler

Friedrich Niehaus is responsible for heading up projects in the field of human machine interaction including HMI for autonomous driving, V2V communication, automotive connectivity & BEVs in the advanced engineering department at Daimler Trucks. He has a background in animation, photography and design, and completed his diploma in industrial design at the Stuttgart State Academy of Applied Arts in 2012.

Dr. Nils Lenke, DE

Senior Director Innovation Management Automotive

Cerence Inc.

As senior director of innovation management, Nils Lenke is managing a team focused on disruptive innovation within Cerence Inc. (previously the Nuance Automotive Divi­sion.) His team works especially on multi-modality of the HMI in the car, the cockpit of the future, and new hardware architectures. As part of this, Nils also manages technology partnerships and academic co-operations. He has a strong background in research: as a board member he is also represents Cerence Inc. as a shareholder at the DFKI, the German AI Research Centre – the world’s largest AI center. Be­fore changing into his automotive role, he had been coordinating Nuance corporate research for almost 10 years. In that period Nils was responsible for organizing the internal research conferences and orchestrating research activities on knowledge presentation, deep learning and voice recognition, as well as natural language under­standing and other technologies needed for AI-based virtual assistants. Nils has been with Cerence Inc./Nuance (before: ScanSoft) since 2003 after filling different roles at Philips Speech Processing for close to a decade. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Bonn for his thesis on “The communication model of AI research”, as well as a diploma in computer science from the University of Koblenz and a PhD in computer linguistics from the University of Duisburg for his dissertation in AI on natural language generation of paraphrases. Since this is clearly not enough, he also holds a master’s degree from the University of Hagen in environmental sciences. Nils currently holds nine patents and speaks six languages – including his native tongue German, as well as a bit of Russian and Mandarin. In his spare time, Nils likes hiking and scanning archives for documents on the history of science (especially astronomy and alchemy) in the early modern period.

Dr. Patrice Reilhac, DE

Research & Innovation Director for the Comfort & Driving Assistance

Valeo

Dr. Patrice Reilhac is the research and innovation director for the comfort and driving assistance business group at Valeo, a leading worldwide Tier 1 supplier of compo­nents and systems for the automotive industry. He currently leads a global team based in Germany, France, China and the Silicon Valley. He oversees the identification, evaluation and early stage development of disruptive innovations in the area of “In­tuitive and immersive new mobility experiences” that covers the perimeter of vehicle automation, connectivity and extended human machine interface. An intuitive and synthetic thinker, Patrice knows how to make the right connections to reveal the big picture. Thinking ahead to identify the implications of current trends, he has a nose for an opportunity and the drive to make it happen. Right now, he is navigating the turbulent waters of automation, surfing on different disciplines to participate in the invention of new paradigms. He has recently co-authored five papers for Springer on the subject. Patrice started his career in a startup in the IT industry. He has been with Valeo for 27 years with various responsibilities in customer project management, ge­neric R&D projects and worldwide advanced development tasks. He obtained his en­gineering degree from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon in France and from the Darmstadt Technical University in Germany. He also has an MSc in management sciences from the University of Manchester School of Management with a focus on international marketing and innovation management.

Benoît Rigolleau, FR

System Engineer / UX Expert

EasyMile

Benoit graduated from ENAC (a leading aeronautics and aviation university in Europe) and holds a master’s degree in human machine interaction. Prior to becoming a UX freelancer in 2015, he worked for Akka technologies for 10 years as a UX designer, software engineer and project manager. He was involved in and contributed to proj­ects of high synergy with robotic and transportation, such as Link&Go and Air-Cobot. In 2016, he joined EasyMile, the autonomous vehicle startup, as a software engineer and UX expert. He currently works on user needs and UX specification. With more than 180 employees and offices in five different countries, EasyMile is now a major actor of the mobility as a service revolution. Their EZ10 autonomous shuttle is sold to the largest transport operators in the world and have been deployed in more than 100 locations in 20-plus countries, from Australia to Japan by way of California. In 2017, Alstom announced the development of an autonomous tramway based on EasyMile’s technology. TLD also announced the development of the first autonomous tractor in partnership with EasyMile. Finally, EasyMile announced the development of a full-size autonomous bus with IVECO and other partners.

Joachim Langenwalter, DE

Director of Automotive Software

Nvidia

 Since 2015, Joachim Langenwalter has been the director of automotive software at NVIDIA. He is responsible for NVIDIA software in all automotive programs in Europe (AI autonomous driving, AI cockpit, instrument cluster and infotainment), including management of the main automotive center in Europe (Munich subsidiary). Further­more, he has 25 years in automotive software, hardware (EE electrical/electronic), model-based development, tools and processes. He previously worked at Mentor Graphics, MathWorks and Synopsys as director of development, sales, marketing, application engineering and business development.

Sergio Colombetti, DE

Director of UX/UI Design

Luxoft

At the new Luxoft UX/UI design practice, Sergio Colombetti works as director of UX/UI design aiming to drive excellence and be a catalyst for future change through every stage of digital product, service and customer experience design for automotive and mobility. Since he joined Luxoft, he has been involved in several projects for clients in Europe, North America and Asia. Sergio holds an MSc in management engineering from University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He has since focussed his specialisation to management and strategy, earning a master’s in strategy and entrepreneurship at SDA Bocconi School of Business and an executive MBA from University of St. Gallen – School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs (HSG).

Kristin Lehnert, DE

UX/HMI Researcher

MBition, Mercedes-Benz Innovation Lab

Kristin Lehnert is a UX research specialist with a background in psychology and human factors. Before joining the newly founded Daimler innovation lab MBition in 2018, she has been dealing with user experience in an automotive context in various stages of her professional career. MBition is a 100% Daimler subsidiary based in Berlin, passion­ately working on the infotainment software for future generations of Mercedes-Benz cars. As a user researcher in this young company, Kristin has been coping with many challenges: strategically aligning research activities, choosing the right methodology and setting up a fully functional UX-lab are just a few. What she has particularly learned is that communication is most crucial to making the user’s voice heard in both worlds: in the agile environment of a startup and the hierarchical structures of a large automotive group.

Lee Carroll, UK

Senior Interaction Designer

SeymourPowell

Lee Carroll is a senior interaction designer at SeymourPowell, a global design and innovation consultancy with over 30 years of imagining and creating innovation solu­tions. His work focusses on utilising consumer insights, psychology and innovation to make human interfaces for products and services better. As an interaction designer, Lee fundamentally believes in approaching design from a broad perspective. Under­standing people, user needs, and trends and insights is key to achieving the best and most relevant user experience through product and service design. With experience in all aspects relating to interaction design, Lee gathers user-centred insights and in­spiration, formulates tangible concepts and ideas, and realises them through user ex­perience design, interface design, user testing, development and animation. Lee has worked with many varied clients throughout his career, on projects such as re-defining the European strategy for Japanese OEM Denso, digital guidelines for all Barclaycard mobile and web interfaces, defining the future of TV and audio experience for Sam­sung, concept car UX for Jaguar Land Rover, and more recently exploring smart cloth­ing through the combination of physical, digital and service design for Kolon Sport.

Dr. Parag Deshpande, SE

UX Design Lead

Scania AB

Parag Deshpande works as UX design lead at Scania AB. He is uniquely qualified with a degree in traditional design and a research degree (doctorate) in computer sci­ence specializing in interaction/UX design. In his 20-plus years of experience he has worked with various design and research organizations in India, Ireland and Sweden. As a researcher, he has been investigating the notion of design thinking and its ap­plication within the field of UX design. He has published several articles in books and international conferences and given presentations at different international venues – both within academia as well as industry. He is passionate about solving problems through clever and innovative design solutions and remains ever so curious about technological advancements and their potential application for innovative solutions.

Panos Konstantopoulos, UK

HMI Evaluation Lead

Dyson

Dr. Panos Konstantopoulos is leading the human machine interface (HMI) evaluation at Dyson Automotive. He leads a team of human factors specialists, product designers and mechatronics engineers. Panos is following an evidence-based approach to HMI evaluation, utilizing user analytics to guide product development. Panos has worked both in academia and industry. One of his previous roles was HMI and displays techni­cal specialist at Jaguar Land Rover, responsible for strategy, standards and advanced product development. Panos holds a PhD in cognitive psychology from University of Nottingham with a thesis on drivers’ eye movements and hazard perception.

Lars Alkstrand, SE

Infotainment Specialist & Product Manager

Aptiv

Lars Alkstrand is the product manager for Aptiv’s Android product, responsible for strategy and development. Over the last few years he and his team have been hard at work with partners Google and Volvo to bring the first Android automotive IVI system to market. Lars lives in Sweden and has 20 years of automotive experience in the infotainment area.

Arun Muthumani, SE

Senior Research Engineer, Human Factors

Autoliv AB

Arun Muthumani is a senior research engineer, human factors at Autoliv, where he works on research projects that smoothen the way how people and automated sys­tem interact and communicate with each other. Arun has experience in executing HMI research projects in close collaboration with different automotive clients. He also has international experience, leading industrial design teams in Austria, Italy and India. Arun holds a master’s degree in human factors from Loughborough University and a master’s degree in industrial design from Indian Institute of Technology.

Daniel Tololoi, RO

Head of HMI & Speech, Connectivity & Quality – Business Unit Infotainment

Continental AG

Daniel Tololoi started with Continental in the software development area and worked his way to leadership. He is currently working as head of HMI and speech, connectiv­ity and quality within the infotainment unit. At present his organizational structure has 100 people focusing on different aspects of graphical user interface and speech dialogues, connectivity and leading local department quality team for process compli­ance. His main activities today are strategies for future projects with respect to reus­able assets or quotes, tracking/coaching/executing projects from his different teams, target setup and evaluation, hiring at all levels, and company ambassador for events. He has a computer science degree and a background in mathematics and physics.

Kevin Nolan, UK

VP, UX Innovation Practice

Strategy Analytics

As vice president of the Strategy Analytics UX Innovation Practice, Kevin Nolan leads a team that advises on all aspects of the consumer interaction with technology in the intelligent home, in the connected vehicle and while mobile. Kevin has 20 years’ ex­perience managing human factors research in the automotive and connected devices sectors and has spent more than a decade consulting with automotive OEMs on user experience and innovation strategies.

Christoffer Kopp, SE

Principal User Experience Architect – Lean UX

Volvo Car Corporation

Christoffer Kopp works with UX at Volvo Cars. He and his team are focusing on find­ing the real needs of future cars, including autonomous drive. Christoffer has been part of developing solutions that allows people to experience future technologies in an everyday life context. He has been working as a UX designer and researcher for the past nine years, six of them have been in the automotive industry. Christoffer is passionate about changing the product development mindset from technique first to people first, i.e. solving customers real-life problems.

Dr. Peter Rössger, DE

Founder

Beyond HMI

Friedrich Niehaus, DE

Senior Interface Design, Evaluation & User Experience

Daimler

Dr. Nils Lenke, DE

Senior Director Innovation Management Automotive

Cerence Inc.

Dr. Patrice Reilhac, DE

Research & Innovation Director for the Comfort & Driving Assistance

Valeo

Benoît Rigolleau, FR

System Engineer / UX Expert

EasyMile

Joachim Langenwalter, DE

Director of Automotive Software

Nvidia

Sergio Colombetti, DE

Director of UX/UI Design

Luxoft

Kristin Lehnert, DE

UX/HMI Researcher

MBition, Mercedes-Benz Innovation Lab

Lee Carroll, UK

Senior Interaction Designer

SeymourPowell

Dr. Parag Deshpande, SE

UX Design Lead

Scania AB

Panos Konstantopoulos, UK

HMI Evaluation Lead

Dyson

Lars Alkstrand, SE

Infotainment Specialist & Product Manager

Aptiv

Arun Muthumani, SE

Senior Research Engineer, Human Factors

Autoliv AB

Daniel Tololoi, RO

Head of HMI & Speech, Connectivity & Quality – Business Unit Infotainment

Continental AG

Kevin Nolan, UK

VP, UX Innovation Practice

Strategy Analytics

Christoffer Kopp, SE

Principal User Experience Architect – Lean UX

Volvo Car Corporation

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