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Automotive LIDAR 2019
2nd Annual Conference and Exhibition
September 25-26, 2019
Detroit, Michigan


Wednesday, September 25

Registration and Breakfast 07:00 AM – 08:00AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
08:00 AM – 08:30AM
The Race to a Low-Cost Automotive LIDAR System
Phil Amsrud
Senior Principal Analyst
IHS Markit
08:30 AM – 09:10 AM
Solid-State LIDAR: Principles of Operation and Design Challenges
Slawomir Piatek, PhD
Scientific Consultant
Hamamatsu Photonics
09:10 AM – 09:55 AM
Gold Sponsor Introduction – SCHOTT 09:35 AM – 10:05 AM
Lanyard Sponsor Introduction – Lumotive 10:05 AM – 10:15 AM
Mid-Morning Break 10:15 AM – 10:55 AM
Materials and Applications of CMOS Solid-State LIDAR
Louay Eldada, PhD
CEO and Co-Founder
Quanergy
10:55 AM – 11:35 AM
Implementing LIDAR Technologies in Autonomous Shuttle Applications
Michael Poulin
Vice President, Product Management
LeddarTech
11:35 AM – 12:15 PM
Silver Sponsor Introduction – Micralyne 12:15 PM – 12:25 PM
Program Sponsor Introduction – Phantom Intelligence 12:25 PM – 12:35 PM
Networking Lunch 12:35 PM – 02:00 PM
Silicon Photonics FMCW LIDAR Technologies for Automotive Applications
Ralf Muenster
Vice President, Business Development & Marketing
SiLC Technologies
02:00 PM – 02:40 PM
The Great Wavelength Debate: Which Will Prevail for Automotive LIDAR?
Bahman Hadji
Director of Business Development
ON Semiconductor, SensL Division
02:40 PM – 03:20 PM
Simulation Sponsor Introduction – OnScale 03:20 PM – 03:30 PM
R&D Partner Introduction – Fraunhofer 03:30 PM – 03:40 PM
Mid-Afternoon Break 03:40 PM – 04:20 PM

Technology Showcase


Mark McCord
CTO
Cepton Technologies


Que Liu
Business Manager
Hesai Technology


Nicolas Evans
Sr. Process Engineer
Palomar Technologies


Aurelie Schoemann, PhD
Business Manager, Mobility
SABIC


Tony Gioutsos
Director
Siemens


Dhiraj Bora
President
Silitronics Solutions


Georg Ockenfuss
Director Worldwide FAE
VIAVI Solutions


Kris De Meester
Vice President Sales and Business Development
XenomatiX

04:20 PM – 06:20 PM
Concluding Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
06:20 PM – 06:30 PM
Reception 06:30 PM – 08:00 PM

Thursday, September 26

Agenda and panels are subject to change.


Registration and Breakfast 07:00 AM – 08:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
08:00 AM – 08:15 AM
How Will LIDAR Technologies and Business Landscape Evolve?
Nilushi Wijeyasinghe, PhD
Technology Analyst
IDTechEx
08:15 AM – 08:55 AM
Solid-State LIDAR: Why It Isn't Necessary for Autonomous Vehicles
Raffi Mardirosian
Head of Corporate Development
Ouster
08:55 AM – 09:35 AM
Platinum Sponsor Introduction – Leddartech 09:35 AM – 09:45 AM
Breakfast Sponsor Introduction – ShinEtsu 09:45 AM –09:55 AM
Mid-Morning Break 09:55 AM – 10:35 AM
LIDAR: Where Do We Go from Here?
Ron Kapusta
Fellow and LIDAR System Architect
Analog Devices
10:35 AM – 11:15 AM
An Industry Perspective on LIDAR Algorithms for ADAS Applications
Vikram Narayan, PhD
Head of AI and Computer Vision
Visteon
11:15 AM – 11:55 AM
Opportunities for LIDAR in the Growing ADAS Market
Rajeev Thakur
Director Automotive Programs
Velodyne Lidar
11:55 AM – 12:35 PM
Lunch Sponsor Introduction – Hana RFID 12:35 PM – 12:45 PM
Internet Sponsor Introduction – MRSI Systems 12:45 PM – 12:55 PM
Networking Lunch 12:55 PM – 02:05 PM
Startup Showcase

Federico Collarte
CEO
Baraja


Leaf Jiang, PhD
CEO
NODAR


Scott Burroughs
CEO
Sense Photonics


Ping Li
CTO
Turboroto

01:45 PM – 03:45 PM
Concluding Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
03:45 PM – 04:00 PM