SEMA Vehicle Technology Briefing Sessions

SEMA News—October 2014

EDUCATION

SEMA Vehicle Technology Briefing Sessions

By Steve Campbell

Throughout the SEMA Show, leading advanced vehicle technology experts will discuss SEMA’s vehicle technology programs, partners, solutions and benefits. Learn what participating members are doing to gain competitive advantages, reduce product development costs, leverage new technologies for growth and ensure compliance of aftermarket-modified vehicles for vehicle emissions and dynamics. For more information, visit www.semashow.com.The SEMA Vehicle Technology Briefing Seminar program is designed to connect SEMA members to the benefits of vehicle technology and performance product-development solutions, resources and partnerships. From racing and performance design to branding and driving green, connected, safe and cool, cutting-edge technologies will be the focus of discussions at this year’s SEMA Show by industry leaders and innovators who will explain current and future systems and technology applications.

Throughout the SEMA Show, leading advanced vehicle technology experts will discuss SEMA’s vehicle technology programs, partners, solutions and benefits. Learn what participating members are doing to gain competitive advantages, reduce product development costs, leverage new technologies for growth and ensure compliance of aftermarket-modified vehicles for vehicle emissions and dynamics. For more information, visit http://www.semashow.com/.

2014 SEMA Show Vehicle Technology Briefing Seminar Series

Vehicle Dynamics Forum

Monday, November 3
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., LVCC N258–N260
Moderator
: John Waraniak, Vice President Vehicle Technology, SEMA
Speakers: Paul Venhovens, BMW Endowed Chair in Automotive Systems Integration, CU-ICAR; Paul Williamsen, National Manager, Strategic Educational Support, International Market Enhancement Team, Lexus International; Tom Gillespie, Co-Founder and Director of Product Planning, Mechanical Simulation; Terry Ledwidge, Director of New Business Development, Link Engineering; Mark Turner, CEO, Daystar; Joe Schaefer, President, Konig American

Powertrain Forum

Tuesday, November 4
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., LVCC N258–N260
Moderator
: John Waraniak, Vice President Vehicle Technology, SEMA
Speakers: Rob Prucka, Assistant Professor, Department of Automotive Engineering at CU-ICAR; Brett Smith, Program Director, Industry Analysis and Community Activities, Center for Automotive Research; Todd Petersen, Chief Innovation Officer, MSD Performance; Bruce Falls, Director of Engineering, California Technology Center of AVL North America; Russ Deane, General Counsel, SEMA

Racing and Performance Forum

Tuesday, November 4
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.,
Moderator
: John Waraniak, Vice President Vehicle Technology, SEMA
Speakers: Jim Campbell, Vice President of General Motors Performance Vehicles and Motorsports; David Wilson, President and General Manager at Toyota Racing Development USA; Colin Dyne, CEO and Chairman, Global RallyCross; Julian Gill, CEO, Eibach Group; Alvin Springer, former President, Porsche Motorsport North America; Dennis Michelsen, American motorsports journalist and host “RaceTalkRadio”

Performance Branding and Design Forum

Wednesday, November 5
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., LVCC N258–N260
Moderator
: John Waraniak, Vice President Vehicle Technology, SE
Speakers: Tom Peters, Director of Exterior Design, Performance Car, General Motors; Brandon Boeckmann, President, Galpin Auto Sports; Robert Egger, Creative Designer, Specialized; Scott Bowers, Chief Brand Officer, Factory Design Labs; Al Van Noy, Global Head of Innovation, Adidas; Jacques Panis, President, Shinola; Camillo Pardo, Founder Art and Design, Ford GT Designer, Motor City Masters

Digital Technology in the Car: Silicon Valley Technology Meets Motor City Applications

Thursday, November 6
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m., LVCC N258–N260
Moderators
: John Waraniak, Vice President Vehicle Technology, SEMA; John Ellis, Global Technologist, Connected Services and Head of the Ford Developer Program, Ford Motor Co.; Nigel Francis, Senior Vice President, Automotive Industry Office, Michigan Economic Development Corp.; Danny Shapiro, Senior Director of Automotive, NVIDIA; Todd Petersen, Chief Innovation Officer, MSD Performance; Greg Krueger, Program Manager, Leidos; Justin Moon, Director of Innovation, Lixar IT, Mobile Connected Transportation

 

 

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