Smart Automotive Surfaces 2019

Date: October 9 and 10, 2019

Venue: Laurel Manor. 39000 Schoolcraft Rd., Livonia, MI 48150

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The only U.S. automotive conference focused on functional vehicle interior and exterior surfaces, ITB’s technical event creates a unique platform to introduce technologies and materials for components, feature integration and design in a landscape of shifting consumer expectations. Smart vehicle surface technology combines material, process, and function in unforeseen ways.  It requires high risk and investment for OEMs and suppliers to adopt, and offers high reward in interior or exterior vehicle appeal and brand differentiation.

Sign up now to attend and learn from 21 industry experts as they respond to the latest trends and engineering solutions shaping automotive developments. Be a part of the conversation and connect with 200 + like-minded professionals, assess market interest, discover new ideas and initiate projects with current and potential customers. Scroll down to view the program agenda and click the links on the right to register.

Interested to gain exposure at our event? Sponsorships and options to draw customers to your products as an exhibitor are available. Click HERE for details.

Contact Mr. Bryan Eldredge, Program Manager, The ITB Group if you have any questions.

Tel: +1 (248) 380-6310 • Email: beldredge@itbgroup.com

 

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CONFERENCE AGENDA
Day 1 - October 9, 2019

7:15

Registration and Networking

Continental Breakfast Provided

8:00

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Darren Nowak, Director – The ITB Group

INTELLIGENT VEHICLE LEVEL INTEGRATION

8:15

Test Requirements and Results of a Previously Documented Automotive Use Case - the Bat Ray

Ron Haag, Vice President of Product Engineering, Americas – TactoTek

8:45

Wideye Glass for Autonomous Vehicles: The Problem with Putting LiDARs Behind Windshields, and a Solution

Eric Rogers, Intellectual Property Counsel and Market Strategy Leader – AGC Chemicals

9:15

Location. Location. Location. Gain Real Estate in the Car by Using Voice, Gaze, and Smart Windows

Dr. Carie Cunningham, User Experience Researcher – Nuance Communications

9:45

Can Windshield Wipers Help Prevent Flooding?

Dr. Ram Vasudevan, Assistant Professor of Robotics and Mechanical Engineering and Dr. Branko Kerkez, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering – University of Michigan Ann Arbor

10:15

Networking Break
MOLDING, FORMING, TEXTURING AND ADDITIVE STEPS

10:55

High Definition Plastics - Thermoplastic Composites

Brian Sanders, Business Development Manager and Matt Boulanger, CEO – RocTool

11:20

Laser Ablation for Cosmetic and Functional Textures

Jon Carlson, Product Manager Advanced Manufacturing – GF Machining Solutions

11:45

Making It Better: How Multifunctional Printing Is Changing Global Manufacturing Processes

Peter Hessney, President – Sensor Films

12:10

High Pressure Forming for Functional Automotive Parts

Udo Weustenhagen, Director Sales & Marketing – Niebling

12:35

Lunch

1:35

PANEL DISCUSSION: Defining the Automotive Future

Panel participants to-date:  Ford Motor Company, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, Osram Opto Semiconductors

2:20

Live Audience Survey
ILLUMINATION, CIRCUITS AND SURFACE

2:30

OLEDs: Recent Developments and Current Challenges

Dr. Joseph Shinar, Senior Physicist and Dr. Ruth Shinar, Senior Scientist – Iowa State University

3:00

Networking Break

3:30

LEDs: A Smart Component of Smart Surfaces

Michael Godwin, Director, LED Products- OSRAM Opto Semiconductors

4:00

Advancements in Printed Circuit Materials for In-Mold Electronics

Dr. Erika Rebrosova, Electronic Materials Technology Manager – Sun Chemical Corporation

4:30

A Display Cover with Seamless 3D Surfaces

Dr. Mark Torgerson, Technical Marketing, Americas – Covestro

5:00

Closing Remarks and Evening Reception
CONFERENCE AGENDA
Day 2 - October 10, 2019

7:30

Registration and Networking

Continental Breakfast Provided

8:00

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Darren Nowak, Director – The ITB Group

SOFT SURFACES AND SENSOR INTEGRATION

8:10

Soft Circuits: A Technology for the Car of the Future

Madison Maxey, Founder and CEO – LOOMIA Technologies

8:35

Smart Surfaces: How Polyurethane can Contribute to “Shy-Tech” Cockpits

Dr. Geert Trossaert, Vice President, R&D and Quality – Recticel

9:00

Capacitive Sensor Integration Options and Kurz FFB Introduction

Dr. Wolfgang Clemens, Head of Product Management – PolyIC

9:25

Networking Break

9:55

KEYNOTE ADDRESS - Autonomous Vehicles, Complexity and the Need to Assess the ‘Big Picture’

Dr. Thomas Hemphill, David M. French Distinguished Professor of Strategy, Innovation and Public Policy – University of Michigan-Flint

SMART SURFACE INDUSTRIALIZATION

10:25

Smart Surfaces and New Functionalities in Automotive Interiors

Dr. Daniel Pardo, Business Development, Electronics and Integrated Products – Grupo Antolin

10:55

Strengthening the Value Chain for Advanced Materials in an Industry Collaboration

Adam Harms and Adam Halsband, Managing Partners – Ruhl Strategic Partners

11:25

Jet-Dispensed SMT Adhesives for Durable Printed Electronics and In Mold Electronics

Len Allison – Business Manager Printed Electronics – Engineered Materials Systems

11:45

Closing Remarks - Conference Adjourns
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Program Agenda


Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities


Exhibitors To-Date:

AGC Chemicals

Covestro

Engineered Materials Systems

Kurz Transfer Products

Marelli

Nissha

RocTool


Related Research Report

Smart Cockpits – Light and Connected

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CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Darren Nowak
Project Manager - The ITB Group

Darren Nowak

Mr. Nowak joined the ITB Group in 2007 and currently holds a Project Manager position. He is primarily responsible for direct interface with industry participants and building complex business models to facilitate ITB’s mission to assess automotive business and technology change. He has supported and been the lead investigator in many projects involved in interiors, exterior, and under the hood, and most recently has concentrated on plastic / electronic integration. Mr. Nowak has 25 years’ experience in automotive, off road and heavy truck applications, including application and standards engineering roles at Eaton Corporation. He is a graduate of the University of Detroit with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with concentration in International Relations.

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