12 - 13 March, 2019
Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore

Day 1 Agenda

Welcome Registration

9:00 am - 9:10 am Opening Address by Conference Chairperson

Pete Kelly - Managing Director, LMC Automotive
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Pete Kelly

Managing Director
LMC Automotive

Theme 1: Regulatory, Legal and Technological Developments to Enable Safe and Successful Integration of Autonomous Vehicles in Asia-Pacific

9:10 am - 9:50 am OEM Insight: Future Business Models of an Automotive OEM

Mahesh Shinde - GM, HEAD - ERC (Indoor testing), Tata Motors Limited
·         Will car production remain the core business and for who?
·         Where will carmakers’ revenues mainly come from
·         Who will be the major competitors and key partners?
·         How to stay ahead of the competition in the age of Mobility as a Service (MaaS)?
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Mahesh Shinde

GM, HEAD - ERC (Indoor testing)
Tata Motors Limited

9:50 am - 10:30 am Mapping Out the Road for Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

·         The Asian EV market status– the drivers, challenges and latest development
·         Key technology progress in autonomous driving and the gap
·         Outlook for the coming 3 years – what to expect?
·         Forecast on AVs and EVs - What technology breakthrough can we expect by then?
·         The industry – how will the value chain evolve?
·         The driver – sharing cars and using them as a space to consume media and make calls
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Mahesh Shinde

GM, HEAD - ERC (Indoor testing)
Tata Motors Limited

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Mark Crawford

Chief Engineer, Autonomous Driving Systems
Great Wall Motor

Speed Networking & Morning Tea-Break

11:10 am - 11:30 am Speed Networking


11:30 am - 12:00 pm Morning Tea & Networking Break

Interactive Panel Discussion

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm Singapore’s AV Regulation Framework and Implementation

·         Visioning AV deployment in Singapore
·         Ensuring safety, regulatory and liability framework for AVs on public roads
·         R&D and test-bedding of AV technology and concepts in Singapore
·         Balancing enabling innovation with protecting citizens
·         Business models and sustainability
·         The difficult questions about data
·         The big picture: how CAVs may transform cities and counties
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Dr. George Economides

Team Leader for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
Oxfordshire County Council

Lunch & Networking Break

1:20 pm - 2:20 pm Lunch & Networking Break

Theme 2: Singapore's Vision for Autonomous Vehicles

2:20 pm - 3:00 pm Autonomous Driving Experience with GWM– Key Project and Technology Updates

Mark Crawford - Chief Engineer, Autonomous Driving Systems, Great Wall Motor
On August 27, tech giant Baidu and Chinese automaker Great Wall Motors (GWM) announced the intention to deepen research and development (R&D) in high-definition maps and autonomous cars on Baidu’s open platform Apollo. The two companies are aiming to achieve mass production of self-driving automobiles by the end of 2020.
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Mark Crawford

Chief Engineer, Autonomous Driving Systems
Great Wall Motor

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm Driverless Vehicle and Environment Simulation Technology

Marius Dupuis - Managing Director, VIRES Simulationstechnologie GmbH an MSC Software Company
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Marius Dupuis

Managing Director
VIRES Simulationstechnologie GmbH an MSC Software Company

3:40 pm - 4:20 pm Project Update - The World’s Largest Multi-Stakeholder CAV Fleet

Colin Singh Dhillon - Chief Technical Officer, Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association
·         Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA) and Ontario’s AVIN initiative are creating a fleet of vehicles, including cars, SUVs, commercial buses and utility vehicles, to demonstrate CAV technology
·         The technology demonstrations take place in the SMART City of Stratford, allowing for V2X communication
·         Bringing together automotive technology, and infrastructure update
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Colin Singh Dhillon

Chief Technical Officer
Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association

Afternoon Tea & Networking Break

4:10 pm - 4:40 pm Afternoon Tea & Networking Break

Group 2

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Topic 1: Is It Ethical to Monetize Sensitive Private Data?


4:40 pm - 6:00 pm Topic 2: Addressing The Top Concern on Safety – How Safe Is AV?


4:40 pm - 6:00 pm Topic 3: The AV Partnership Matrix: De-risking the Future by Teaming up


4:40 pm - 6:00 pm Topic 4: AV Cost and Commercialization - Forecasting the Key Challenges


4:40 pm - 6:00 pm Topic 5: Switching to EVs as a Part of Your Overall Emission Control Strategy: Commercial and Technical Considerations


4:40 pm - 6:00 pm Topic 6: Fostering Industry Partnerships: Financial and Commercial Challenges for large scale EV implementation

4:40 pm - 6:00 pm Topic 7: Surviving the Auto Revolution: Emerging Trends in EV Design and Capabilities

4:40 pm - 6:00 pm Topic 8: Developing Critical Infrastructure to Support E-Mobility in Asia

Theme 3: Technological Innovations for Autonomous Vehicles

Closing Remarks

6:00 pm - 6:00 pm Closing Remarks by Conference Chairperson