TIA Vehicle Connectivity Workshop


TIA Vehicle Connectivity Workshop: Delivering a Connected Transportation Network

Thank you to all of our speaker and sponsors for their participation of this year's Vehicle Connectivity Workshop. We were energized by the panels and conversations that took place and hope you were able to learn more about the opportunities within the ITS market, the regulatory environment and proposed technologies and consumer trends.The approved slides are now available, see below the word [PRESENTATION] next to the speaker. 

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TIA Workshop - November 29, 2016 -- See program below
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Meeting - November 30, 2016 on Collaboration on ITS Communication Standards - Click here for program  (All invited)
Location:  GM Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI, GM Learning Center, Room 5/6
Cost: Complimentary, but must register below to attend both events.


Intelligent transportation infrastructure relies on the continuous and seamless exchange of data over communications networks to improve automotive safety, increase efficiency and mobility options. How do we advance next generation network technologies and encourage sustained investment to deliver the opportunities afforded by intelligent transportation systems?

Automotive OEMs, networking OEMs, over-the-top applications developers, network operators, insurance companies, and state and federal regulators are all looking to define their role and the business opportunities within a yet-to-be-defined, but potentially lucrative, industry that is quickly adopting Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to create new service offerings and features that enrich the lives of automotive consumers, improve transportation safety and generate data-driven revenue.

Join TIA for this workshop, comprised of leading thought-leaders from automotive, service provider and network infrastructure companies to learn about the current business partnerships and opportunities within the ITS market in addition to the impending regulatory environment, proposed technologies and consumer trends that will shape the future of the automotive experience.

For further information, to sponsor or to speak, contact: Limor Schafman, Director of Content Development, lschafman@tiaonline.org



Nov 29
8:30 AM

Breakfast and Registration

9:00 AM

Opening Remarks: Scott Belcher, CEO TIA

9:10 AM

Keynote: The Future of Connectivity in Transportation From 5.9 GHz to 5G


Ken Leonard

Ken Leonard, Director, U.S. Department of Transportation's Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITSJPO) - [PRESENTATION]

9:30 AM

Autonomy at Scale: The Policy, Technology and Business of Autonomous Vehicles

Saving lives combined with significant technological advances and business opportunity drive the push for the autonomous vehicle. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 1.25 million people died in 2013 from road accidents. In the United States, last year saw 38,300 deaths and 4.4 million injuries resulting from automotive accidents, and the numbers are rising. University and corporate labs are developing and testing autonomous vehicles. But the path to having 253 million cars and trucks (the current estimated number for the United States), of which 80% are autonomous, is long and multilayered. What do we need to develop in communications connectivity, infrastructure, systems, laws and regulations, technology advancements, and business models that will allow autonomy to reach nationwide, ubiquitous scale? This panel will take a hard look at the hoped for dream and the reality of the steps needed to achieve it.

Christopher Borroni-Bird

Robert Grant

Tim Johnson

Paul Brubaker

Christopher Borroni-Bird, Vice President of Strategy, Qualcomm
Robert Grant, Director of Government Relations, Lyft
Tim Johnson, Director, Vehicle Research and Test Center, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation - [PRESENTATION]
Paul Brubaker, Chairman, Alliance for Transportation Innovation (Moderator)

10:30 AM


10:40 AM

Vehicle Connectivity and Automated Driving: The Role of Standards

Connectivity dramatically changes how vehicles operate, and policy makers and regulators need to adapt their legal instruments to meet safety, quality and interoperability requirements of consumers and businesses. Product developers rely on standards for ensuring the accuracy, reliability, and performance requirements for sensors, precise real-time mapping and positioning systems, electronic architectures, and software for the entire vehicle life cycle.

On the basis of timely examples (e.g., levels of driving automation; 5.9 GHz and spectrum sharing), the panel will provide an international perspective on standards and regulatory frameworks addressing vehicle connectivity and automated driving. You’ll learn about opportunities and bottlenecks, and how they can be overcome through collaborative efforts.

Jack Pokrzywa
SAE International

Tom Schaffnit

Dick Schnacke

Bob Kelly
Squire Patton Boggs

Jack Pokrzywa, Director, Ground Vehicle Standards, SAE International; USTAG Chair, ISO TC22 - [PRESENTATION]
Tom Schaffnit, Operations Research Analyst, Technology and Innovation and Policy, John A. Volpe National Transportation System Center, U.S. Department of Transportation
Dick Schnacke, Vice President, TransCore; Chair, ISO TC204 - [PRESENTATION]
Bob Kelly, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (Moderator)

11:40 AM

Keynote: The Future of Vehicle Connectivity with Dr. Gary J. Smyth


Gary Smyth
General Motors

Dr. Gary J. Smyth, Executive Director of Global Research and Development, General Motors

12:00 PM


12:30 PM

Integrating Digital Life with Mobility in a 5G World

A primary challenge facing automotive manufacturers is bringing the Digital Life of drivers and passengers into vehicles. The much discussed 5G network of the future is as yet undefined. This panel will present some of the latest technological advances and vision of integrating the in-car and out-of-car digital experience, and the 5G technological capabilities which will enable the next generation of the automotive experience.

Soshun Arai

Christopher Bluemle
Crown Castle

Roger Lanctot
Strategy Analytics

T. Russell Shields

Scott Belcher

Soshun Arai, Embedded Segment Manager, ARM
Christopher Bluemle, Corporate Development and Strategy, Crown Castle
Roger Lanctot, Associate Director in the Global Automotive Practice, Strategy Analytics
T. Russell Shields, Chair, Ygomi LLC
Scott Belcher, CEO, TIA (Moderator)

1:30 PM

Vehicle Testbeds: Projects Update

Connected and Automated Vehicles are becoming a reality on a global front. This panel will showcase some of the facilities that have been built to develop and test the cutting edge technologies required to deploy Connected Vehicles (CVs), Autonomous Vehicles (AVs), and Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs).


Debby Bezzina
University of Michigan

John Maddox
American Center for Mobility

Mike Mollenhauer
Virginia Tech

David Sparks
Texas A&M

Ken Leonard

Debby Bezzina, Senior Program Manager, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute - [PRESENTATION]
John Maddox, President and CEO, American Center for Mobility
Mike Mollenhauer, Director, Center for Technology Implementation, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute - [PRESENTATION]
David Sparks, Senior Research Scientist, Transportation Operations Group, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Ken Leonard, Director, USDOT Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITSJPO) (Moderator)

2:30 PM

Bringing “Security by Design” to Life

Evolving vehicle technology, enhanced connectivity, and increasingly smart infrastructure are making driving safer and more convenient. For automotive industry stakeholders, this means cyber security is no longer optional, and must be a key element of activities across the product lifecycle. This panel will dig beneath the surface and explore the art and science of security by design. Panelists will highlight how effective practitioners utilize threat and risk assessments to aim scarce resources, discuss the role of secure coding and good cyber security hygiene, and cover the critical role of third party assessors and pen testers. In short, this panel will cut through noise, and share real examples of what it means to be secure by design.

Will Farrell
Booz Allen Hamilton

Koji Nakao

Timothy Tobin
Hogan Lovells

Geoffrey Waters

Sylvia Karmanoff

Will Farrell, Lead, Cyber Futures Group, Booz Allen Hamilton
Koji Nakao, Research Executive Director, Cybersecurity Research Center, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan - [PRESENTATION]
Timothy Tobin, Partner, Hogan Lovells - [PRESENTATION]
Geoffrey Waters, Senior Principal Engineer, NXP Semiconductors - [PRESENTATION]
Sylvia Karmanoff, Founder and President, KEMSI (Moderator) - [PRESENTATION]

3:30 PM

Big Data for Mobility: Driving Network Advancements

Consumer and enterprise use and expectations of connected vehicles in an increasingly digitized environment is translating into ubiquitous, always on, streaming data. Pressure on communications networks is growing to meet the demands of the connected and the autonomous vehicle. This panel will discuss the next generation of the automotive experience, the latest technological advances and what the future holds in network infrastructure development to support this near future.


Michael Pack
University of Maryland

Scott Perley
Iteris, Inc.

Bryan Schromsky
Verizon Wireless

Steve Schwinke
General Motors

John Peracchio
Peracchio & Company

Dr. Michael Pack, Director, Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory, University of Maryland - [PRESENTATION]
Scott Perley, Vice President, Performance Analytics, Iteris, Inc. 
Bryan Schromsky, Director, Federal Government and Public Safety, Verizon Wireless
Steve Schwinke, Director, Advanced Development and Concepts, General Motors
John Peracchio, Managing Member, Peracchio & Company (Moderator)

4:30 PM

Keynote: Let's Get Local: Setting the Groundwork for Mobile Communications


Kirk T. Steudle, P.E.
Michigan Department of Transportation

Kirk T. Steudle, P.E., Director, Michigan Department of Transportation

4:50 PM

Closing Remarks

5:00 PM

Reception - Granite City Food & Brewery - Suite 1101 (Renaissance Center)