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AV Sensors Expo 2023
Annual Exhibition and Conference
April 12-13, 2023
Detroit, Michigan

Wednesday, April 12

US Eastern Time (ET)

Event is open to registered attendees
09:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mike Pinelis
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
09:00 AM – 09:30 AM
The Road to Autonomous Cars: Technologies, Ecosystem, and Market Trends
Brock Walquist
Sr. Analyst
S&P Global
09:35 AM – 10:05 AM
Semiconductors and Sensors Demand Drivers for ADAS and AV Applications
James Jeffs
Technology Analyst
10:10 AM – 10:40 AM
Zonal Architecture Testing Challenges in ADAS and AV Applications
Colt Correa
Intrepid Control Systems
10:45 AM – 10:55 AM
Roundtable Discussion Session #1

Safety Analysis Considerations for Automated Driving Systems
Lisa Perez Savage, Safety Technical Lead, SOTIF and AI/ML -- Aptiv

Sensors and Challenges in Adverse Weather Conditions
Leonid Tikh, Engineering Senior Principal, Autonomous System Lead -- BAE Systems

Motion Planning for Autonomous Vehicles
Nitendra Nath, Technical Leader -- Ford

AV LIDAR Technologies, Challenges, and Considerations
Jim Foresi, LIDAR Advanced Technology Specialist -- General Motors

Testing and Validation of Perception Systems for Autonomous Trucks
Erik Gustafsson, Manager, Technology Investments -- Magna

Sensor Fusion Approaches to Optimize Functional Safety
Neil Garbacik, Engineering Manager of Functional Safety -- Stellantis

Product Design and Development of Advanced Automotive Sensing Systems
Nizar Alnajjar, Sr. Manager, Product Engineering -- Veoneer

11:05 AM – 12:05 PM
Networking Lunch 12:05 PM – 01:00 PM
Global Robotaxi Trends, Market Penetration, and Forecasts
Itay Michaeli
Director US Autos and Auto Parts
Citi Research
01:00 PM – 01:30 PM
Automotive LIDAR: Concepts, Challenges, and Are We There Yet?
Slawomir Piatek
Scientific Consultant
01:35 PM – 01:55 PM
Nanoimprinted Electronic Functional Films for Smart Glass Automotive Applications
Andrew Mark
Director Photonics
Meta Materials
02:00 PM – 02:20 PM
Upgrading Your Fleet into an AV Data Engine
Kate Park
Director of Product Management
Scale AI
02:25 PM – 02:35 PM
Roundtable Discussion Session #2

ADAS and AV Sensor Calibration Challenges
Mohammad Musa, CEO and Co-Founder -- Deepen

Optical Filters for ADAS and AV Applications
Hooman Banaei, CEO -- Everix Optical Filters

Protective Coating Needs for ADAS and AV Applications
Dan Nawrocki, Director of Business and Technical Development -- Kayaku Advanced Materials

Which LIDAR Companies Will Win and What Are Their Main Advantages
Harvey Weinberg, Director, Sensor Technologies -- Microtech Ventures

In-Cabin Monitoring Systems and Trends in ADAS and AV Applications
Nithin Narayanan, Sr. Manager, Business Development -- Murata

Thermal Imaging: Multimodal Fusion, Detection, Classification, and Ranging
Chuck Gershman, CEO -- Owl Autonomous Imaging

02:45 PM – 03:45 PM
Roundtable Discussion Session #3

Frameworks and Considerations for ADAS Perception Platform Development
Kyle Carey, R&D ADAS Manager -- Ford

Emerging Automotive Seating Technologies and Innovations
Dmitriy Zelmanov, Engineering Manager, Mechanisms -- Forvia

Emerging Landscape and Trends with ADAS and AV Sensors
Partha Goswami, Fellow and Sr. Manager -- General Motors

Corporate Venture Capital Trends for AV and ADAS Sensors Companies
Joe Tenbusch, Manager of Technology Investments -- Magna

Developing High-Quality Camera, Radar, LIDAR, and GNSS Datasets for AI Algorithm Development
Emily Robb, Sr. Manager, AI and ADX -- Stellantis

Coherent vs. Direct Detection for Automotive LIDAR: Performance, Size, and Cost
Ruben Freytag, Head of Product Engineering, LIDAR -- Veoneer

03:55 PM – 04:55 PM
Closing Remarks
Mike Pinelis
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
04:55 PM – 05:00 PM
Networking Reception 05:00 PM – 07:00 PM

Thursday, April 13

US Eastern Time (ET)

Event is open to registered attendees
09:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mike Pinelis
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
09:00 AM – 09:15 AM
Market Outlook for Sensors in ADAS and AV Applications
Sam Abuelsamid
Principal Analyst, E-Mobility
Guidehouse Insights
09:20 AM – 09:50 AM
Stereo Vision: Current Trends and Emerging Technologies
Amit Mehta
VP of Business Development
09:55 AM – 10:05 AM
Ground Truth and Road Sensing Solution for ADAS/AD Development
Jun Wang
10:10 AM – 10:20 AM
Thermal Imaging for ADAS and AV Applications
Wade Appelman
Chief Marketing Officer
Owl Autonomous Imaging
10:25 AM – 10:35 AM
Data Labeling for ADAS and AV Applications: Challenges and Solutions
Renata Walker
Senior Product Manager
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM
Roundtable Discussion Session #4

Safety and Regulatory Compliance for AV Systems Engineering
Tony D'Amato, Chief Engineer, ADAS Component and Systems Engineering -- Ford

Emerging Camera Technologies and Software for ADAS and AV Applications
Ali Mustafa, Technical Expert, Vision Based Algorithms -- Ford

Leveraging Partnerships to Accelerate AV and ADAS Product Development
Ben Funderburk, Manager of Corporate Development -- General Motors

Silicon Photonics LIDAR Sensing
Marcus Yang, Head of Silicon Photonics LIDAR -- Intel

Localization Strategies for ADAS and Automated Driving
Andrew Bates, Sr. Manager, ADAS Product Line -- Magna

Enhancing Perception Sensing and Tracking to Improve Multi-Policy Decision Making
Fiona Hua, Director of Perception -- May Mobility

LIDAR Requirements for Robotaxi Applications
Simon Verghese, Director, Sensors -- Waymo

11:10 AM – 12:10 PM
Networking Lunch 12:10 PM – 01:15 PM
Roundtable Discussion Session #5

AV LIDAR and Camera Testing
Amar Awale, Technical Leader -- Ford

ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles Cost Trends and Optimization
Ajay Baabu Muthuswamy, Supervisor of AV and ADAS Cost Engineering -- General Motors

HMI Trends for ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles
Gary Streelman, Director Advanced Engineering and New Concepts -- Marelli

Safety Assurance Techniques for Complex Automated Driving Scenarios
Jeremiah Roberston, Principal Safety Engineer and SOTIF Team Lead -- Motional

LIDAR Implementation Approaches for ADAS and AV Applications
Gil Tidhar, VP, General Manager LIDAR -- Mobileye

ADAS/AD Sensors for Commercial Vehicles: Emerging Requirements and Considerations
Patrick Yerkes, Director, Systems Engineering -- Navistar

Platform Approaches to Rapidly Develop ADAS and Automated Driving Solutions
Tom Toma, Product Management Director -- Qualcomm

01:15 PM – 02:15 PM
Roundtable Discussion Session #6

LIDAR Laser Emitter Considerations: Edge Lasers vs. VCSELs vs. Fiber Lasers
Joe Gasiewicz, Supervisor, Application Engineering -- ams OSRAM

Automotive Cybersecurity: Current Trends and Challenges
Murtada Hamzawy, COO -- Block Harbor Cybersecurity

Solid-State LIDAR: Technologies and Fabrication Challenges
Jake Li, Business Development Manager -- Hamamatsu Photonics

Highly Automated Maintenance and Servicing for EVs and AVs
Nikhil Naikal, CEO and Co-Founder -- Kinetic Automation

M&A Trends in the ADAS and AV Ecosystem
Mike Forbis, Managing Director -- Microtech Ventures

MEMS and Sensors Fabrication for ADAS and AV Applications
Miles Williams, Account Manager -- Teledyne

02:25 PM – 03:25 PM
ADAS and AV Sensor Suite: Emerging Developments and Pricing Trends
Mark Fitzgerald
Director, Autonomous Vehicle Service
Tech Insights
03:30 PM – 04:05 PM
Most Innovative and Interesting ADAS and AV Sensor Technologies
Harvey Weinberg
Director, Sensor Technologies
Microtech Ventures
04:10 PM – 04:55 PM
Closing Remarks
Mike Pinelis
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
04:55 PM – 05:00 PM