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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Ed Welburn, Vice President of Global Design at General Motors

Klaus Busse, Head of Interior Design, Chrysler Group LLC


PANEL SPEAKERS:

Panel 1:
The Next-Generation HMI
Big Data, big displays and proximity and gesture recognition systems are transforming the human-machine interface. Panelists will discuss how technology and changing consumer expectations are reshaping the HMI.
CLICK UNDERLINED NAMES TO DOWNLOAD PRESENTATIONS:

Stephan A. Tarnutzer, COO, DGE Inc. (moderator)
Mike VanNieuwkuyk, Executive Director, Global Automotive, J. D. Power and Associates
Jennifer Wahnschaff, VP Instrumentation and Driver HMI, Continental Automotive
Tim Yerdon, Global Director of Innovation & Design, Visteon


Panel 2:
Creating Wellness and Well-Being in the Interior
World-class interiors are not just comfortable; they massage, entertain and create a pleasurable refuge from the harsh realities of the outside world. Panelists will discuss the latest technologies and concepts that stand out.

CLICK UNDERLINED NAMES TO DOWNLOAD PRESENTATIONS:
Michael Crane, Vice President, Body & Security, Continental Automotive
James Grace, Director of Advanced Development, Panasonic
Gail Miciuda, Director of Advanced Engineering, IAC  
(moderator)
Bruce Mulholland, Global Color Technology Manager, Celanese


Panel 3:
Performance Car Interiors
Power and performance used to be all that counted in sports cars, but now interiors must communicate a powerful message that supports the brand. It also must feature superior ergonomics, comfort and connectivity without bogging down the vehicle with extra weight. Three success stories will be highlighted.

CLICK UNDERLINED NAMES TO DOWNLOAD PRESENTATIONS:
William Chergosky, Project Design Manager for the FT-1 concept, Calty Design Research
Helen Emsley, Executive Director, Global GMC Design, General Motors Corp
Markus Kussmaul, Vice President for North and South America, Recaro
Pat Murray, Owner, Murray Design 
(moderator)


9:45 to 10:30 am - Keynote Speaker
Ed Welburn, Vice President, Global Design, GM


Panel 4:
Innovative Materials - Part One
An in-depth look at the latest materials and processes that are advancing automotive interiors.

CLICK UNDERLINED NAMES TO DOWNLOAD PRESENTATIONS:
Dominik Beckman, Global Head of Marketing, Benecke-Kaliko
Robert Bedard, Product Development Engineer, Ford Motor Co
Jane Horal, Segment Manager, LyondellBasell Industries
Ron Price, President, Global Polymer Solutions LLC (moderator)
Wim Van de Velde, Director of Marketing, Plastic Additives Business, Milliken Chemical



Panel 5:
Truck Interiors
Trucks are seeing a renaissance in popularity and this year marks the debut of an unprecedented number of ruggedly beautiful, yet highly functional interiors. Panelists discuss the latest design trends and features.

CLICK UNDERLINED NAMES TO DOWNLOAD PRESENTATIONS:
Ryan Nagode, Ram/SRT/Fiat NA Interior Design, Chrysler Group LLC
Ryan Niemiec, Design Manager, Interiors, Ford Motor Co

Wallace Peltola, Design Director, Kenworth Truck Company
Pat Stewart, Vice President and Executive Director, Interior Systems, Inteva (moderator)



Panel 6:
How Autonomous Driving Will Change Vehicle Interiors
There is disagreement about how soon self-driving vehicles will arrive in the marketplace, but semi-autonomous features are debuting now and many more are coming. Panelists will discuss how interior design will evolve as autonomous features become more commonplace.

CLICK UNDERLINED NAMES TO DOWNLOAD PRESENTATIONS:
Jeevak Badve, Vice President - Strategic Growth, Sundberg+Ferar
Dave Muyres, Executive Director, Global Product Innovation, Johnson Controls Inc.
Carolyn Peters, Associate Professor, Transportation Design, College for Creative Studies
Mike VanNieuwkuyk, Executive Director, Global Automotive, J. D. Power and Associates (moderator)



2:45 to 3:30 pm - Keynote Speaker
Klaus Busse, Head of Interior Design, Chrysler Group LLC

 


Panel 7:
The Future of Luxury
What is luxury? It is defined far differently by wealthy business people in Beijing, entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley or tycoons in the south of France. This panel discusses luxury concepts that can span all boundaries and those that meet the needs of only specific markets.

CLICK UNDERLINED NAMES TO DOWNLOAD PRESENTATIONS:
Olivier Boinais, Senior Industrial Design Manager, Faurecia
Pat Murray, Owner, Murray Design 

Thomas Roney, Interim Chair, Transportation Design, College for Creative Studies   (moderator)
Robert Walker, Chief Designer, Jeep Brand Interiors, Chrysler Group LLC


Panel 8:
Innovative Materials - Part Two
This topic is so popular with attendees and speakers we’ve added a second session to look at it from a different perspective.

CLICK UNDERLINED NAMES TO DOWNLOAD PRESENTATIONS:
Bruce Mulholland, Global Color Technology Manager, Celanese
Jim Preston, Vice President of Business Development, Rhe Tech Inc.
Jeanette Puig-Pey, Global Design Manager, Lear
Richard Vaughan, Manager, Innovation and Industrial Design, Visteon 
 (moderator)

 


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