Who will make money on telematics? Automakers? Tier 1s? Telecoms? Content providers? Service providers?
That is the subject of a roundtable panel discussion that will launch the Automotive News Europe Telematics Conference on Monday, April 22 in Stuttgart.
The two-day conference at the Intercontinental Hotel will begin on Monday morning with the discussion.
The panel's makeup reflects the value chain of in-car communications. Among the participants in the panel discussion are Ulrich Selzer, project manager, ConnectedDrive, BMW; Wolfgang Reinhardt, director, OnStar Europe; Heinz Pfannschmidt, president, Europe and South America, Visteon Corp.; Giuseppe Cotignoli, telematics business director, Magneti Marelli; Salahuddin Khan, chief technology officer, Navigation Technologies; and Friedrich Christeiner, general manager, Global Telematics Solutions, IBM.
The speaker at a gala dinner on Monday, April 22 will be Hans-Joachim Schopf, head of product development at Mercedes-Benz. He joins a long list of senior executives who will address delegates at the conference.
Speakers will cover such topics as: What technology and marketing strategies will automakers pursue? What roles will Tier 1 suppliers, software companies and service and content providers play? How will their business models evolve? What kind of partnerships will be formed among the various players?
Speakers will discuss the how fast and how far demand for telematics features will grow among car buyers. The conference will give insight into the telematics strategies of virtually every European car manufacturer.
Among other speakers are Martin Leach, vice president for product development, Ford of Europe; Hans Folkesson, senior vice president for research and development, Volvo Car; and Burkhard Goschel, member of the management board for development and purchasing, BMW. Also set to speak are:
* Karl-Thomas Neumann, director, electric/electronic development, Volkswagen group
* Hiroshi Morita, project manager, ITS strategic management, Toyota
* Rajesh Nellore, director, telematics and in-car entertainment, Fiat Auto
* Didier Cruse, chief strategy officer, Product Marketing Dept., Citroen
* Robert Schumacher, general director, mobile multimedia, Delphi Automotive Systems
* Siegfried Dais, member of the management board responsible for car multimedia and automotive electronics, Robert Bosch
* Bruno Bourguet, vice president for automotive and international development, Webraska
The two-day conference begins on Monday morning, April 22.
* For more information, see Page 18.
Automotive News Europe Telematics Conference
Starts: Monday, April 22
Ends: Tuesday, April 23
Where: Intercontinental Hotel, Stuttgart
How to register