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Please see below a program for this year's event, which took place in Washington, D.C. on February 4.


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Thursday February 4, 2016


08:30 – 09:00

Welcome coffee, registration and exhibition

09:00 – 10:30

Session 1: Keynote Presentations

09:00 – 09:10

Welcome from the moderator of the keynote session

Moderator: Nigel Cameron, President and CEO, The Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies

09:10 – 09:30

View from the Federal Trade Commission

Terrell McSweeny, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

09:30 – 09:50

View from the US Senate

Ed Markey, Senator for Massachussets, US Senate

09:50 – 10:10

View from Industry

Harry Lightsey, Executive Director, Global Connected Consumer, Public Policy, General Motors

10:10 – 10:30

View from the US Department of Transportation

Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation, US Department of Transportation

10:30 – 10:55

Morning Refreshment Break

10:55 – 12:25

Session 2: Building the US Connected Car ecosystem and getting the policy vision right

- Where does the regulatory balance lie, and what work needs to be done by
policymakers and industry players to ensure the U.S. maintains its position as
global leaders in this space?
- How can the Connected Car industry help the United States to maintain its global
leadership for the next-generation of Internet-enabled, data-driven innovation?
- What impact will the proposed regulation for the connected car industry in
Europe have on the US market? Should the US adopt a similar regulatory
- Can the self-regulatory model that is used in other industries operate well in the
connected car space?
- How much spectrum should be made available to the connected car industry?
- How feasible is a shared spectrum solution?
- What is the right technology mix to fulfil the potential of this industry, and how
can the risk of creating regulatory silos be avoided?
- With increasing demand for connected services, what work is being done by stakeholders to ensure these systems are protected against attacks and unauthorized access?
- What are the attack points and attack methods, and how important is it to have a holistic view on security for connected cars?

Moderator: Abe Nejad, Director of Industry Affairs and Media, TIA NOW

Julius Knapp, Chief, Office of Engineering & Technology, FCC
Hilary Cain, Director, Technology and Innovation Policy, Toyota
Blair Anderson, Deputy Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Thibaut Kleiner, Head of Unit Network Technologies, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Shane Rooney, Executive Director, Connected Living Programme, GSMA


12:25 – 13:30

Networking Lunch

13:30 – 13:45

Presentation: Connected Cars in the Context of the Smart City

Sokwoo Rhee, Associate Director, Cyber-Physical Systems Program, NIST

13:45 – 15:15

Session 3: Satisfying consumer demands

- What do consumers want most from their ‘connected car experience’?
- How can stakeholders work together in order to satisfy consumer demand
around issues such as increased connectivity, road safety and security?
- What needs to be done by different parties in order to fully build the capabilities
to ensure security against cyber attacks?
- What public-private programs are currently in place and are US consumers
benefiting from them? What additional work needs to be done?
- What impact will open standards and simplified wireless interactions have on
consumers’ overall experience? What work is being done to overcome these
- How successful is the work being done by the US government and private
companies to ensure sustainable development of the appropriate infrastructure
in the United States?

Moderator: David Strickland, Partner, Venable LLP

Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association
Mitch Bainwol, President and CEO, Auto Alliance
Ken Leonard, Director, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
Joel Schroeder, Network and Services Policy, ESOA
Jason Harrison, Director, Business Development & Product Marketing, Internet of Things, AT&T Mobility

15:15 – 15:40

Afternoon Refreshment Break

15:40 – 17:10

Session 4: Monetizing the Connected Car - new business models and revenue streams

- What strategies and techniques should be considered in order to develop a
profitable business model for all whilst treating connectivity as an integral part of
the automotive value proposition?
- How can automakers, and mobile carriers and other stakeholders work together
to drive new business?
- How can automakers emulate the models by tech companies to improve their
own business models?
- What new business models will emerge and what impact will the connected car
industry contribute to the outcome based economy?
- What are the supply chain challenges for enabling technologies?
- What are the challenges to the development of new commercial avenues?

15:40 – 15:50

Opening presentation from the Session Moderator

Moderator: Johanne Lemay, Co-President, Lemay-Yates Associates

15:50 – 17:10

Panel Debate

Moderator: Johanne Lemay, Co-President, Lemay-Yates Associates

Robert Atkinson, Founder and President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Dean Garfield, President and CEO, Information Technology Industry Council
John Bozzella, President and CEO, Global Automakers
James Anderson, Director, Justice Policy Program and Institute for Civil Justice, RAND
Luis Lucatero, Independent Connectivity Expert

17:10 – 17:30

Closing remarks

Moderator: Nigel Cameron, President and CEO, The Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies



Thursday February 4, 2016
08.30 to 17.30




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