4:15 - 5:00 PM Registration & Networking
Speaker: John Kenney, PhD
Bio: Dr. John Kenney is a Principal Researcher at the Toyota InfoTechnology Center in Mountain View. He represents Toyota in cooperative projects between the Vehicle Safety Communications (VSC) consortium and the US Department of Transportation. He also represents Toyota in DSRC-related standards groups at IEEE, SAE, and ETSI. He recently testified on the DSRC spectrum sharing issue before the House Energy & Commerce subcommittee on Communication and Technology. He also participates actively in the IEEE 802.11 DSRC Tiger Team. His other current research interests include wireless congestion control and performance of vehicular communication networks. Prior to his work with Toyota, John was a long-time member of the Tellabs Research Center and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame. He has graduate degrees from Stanford and Notre Dame.
Title: Keynote: The road to automated driving: bridging the Auto and Tech cultures
Speaker: John Feland, PhD
Bio: John Feland is the founder and CEO of Argus Insights. Argus, a leader in Experience Analytics, was started in 2009 to answer the question, "How can traditional market research be improved and help drive innovation instead of validation?" Dr. Feland has taught Design and Innovation at Stanford University, led the team to create the first working Multi-Touch Smartphone prototype half a year before the iPhone was announced. Driven by his deep experience in the Consumer Electronics value chain and human center design, Feland has built an enterprise focused on helping clients uncover unfair methods of competing by delighting customers.
Title: Talk to the hand, because Siri ain’t listening! Lessons from consumer engagements with virtual assistants
Speaker: Gaurav Bansal, Toyota InfoTechnology Center
Bio: Gaurav received a B.Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a Ph.D. degree from the University of British Columbia. He currently works as a Senior Researcher at Toyota InfoTechnology Center USA , where he conducts research in areas of vehicular wireless communications and automated driving technologies. He has received numerous awards including a Best Paper Award at IEEE WiVEC 2013, Best Internal project award at Toyota InfoTechnology Center USA and an Alexander Graham Bell Scholarship by Natural Science Engineering and Research Council of Canada. He represents Toyota in various industrial and standardization meetings. He currently also serves as an Editor for IEEE Communication Surveys and Tutorials journal and has served on the Technical Program Committee of various international conferences.
Title: The Role and Design of V2X Communication System for Automated Driving
Title: Intro Slides
Speaker: Shrikant Acharya, Excelfore
Bio: Shrikant Acharya is the CTO of Excelfore Corporation, where he drives the technology vision of the company and early technology sales into OEMs and Tier1as. Under his leadership, the company has broken new grounds in Ethernet AVB and Cloud Connectivity. Recent launches include Fleet Cloud service for Tier1, the first Ethernet AVB Smart Camera, and Ethernet Smart Tuner.
Title: Software Infrastructure / Ecosystem for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles
Speaker: Jeffrey Miller, Attorney
Bio: Jeffrey A. Miller is a patent attorney who handles all aspects of patent litigation, strategic patent counseling, licensing, and both foreign and domestic patent prosecution. Mr. Miller has extensive experience in many different technological areas, including integrated circuit design, packaging and fabrication, biometrics, telecom and wireless, electronic design automation, and Internet. In addition, Mr. Miller has negotiated hundreds of millions of dollars in strategic transactions including the licensing and acquisition of worldwide patent portfolios. He assists clients with large M&A transactions by conducting due diligence studies, portfolio mining and extensive patent analysis.
Title: Patents and Autonomous Vehicles