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Symposium on The Future Networked Car 2017

9 March 2017

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Quick Facts

How are the automotive and ICT industries advancing in the field of automated and connected vehicles? What are the long-term implications for both industries? What are the business, technological and regulatory issues still to be tackled before automated and connected vehicles hit the road in large volumes? These will be some of the key questions discussed by representatives of the two industries, governments, regulators and consumers at the Symposium on the Future Networked Car convened by UNECE and ITU on 9 March 2017 in the framework of the 87th Geneva International Motor Show. An executive roundtable hosting representatives of regulatory authorities and industry associations highlighted the governance challenges borne of the convergence of the automotive and ICT industries and potential benefits that these technologies could bring, if carefully introduced in the global transportation system. A specific session addressed the relationship between vehicle communications and automated driving. The symposium reviewed the latest activities related to cybersecurity and data protection; and explore the role to be played by artificial intelligence and machine learning in future transport systems.

Related Information

Supported by:

TüV Süd and Ygomi

3 March 2016

Contact: grrf@unece.org

08:30 - 09:30

09:30 - 09:45 Opening Remarks
  • Malcolm Joh​nson (Deputy Secretary-General, ITU​) [Biography]
  • Eva Molnar (Director, Sustainable Transport Division, UNECE) [Biography]​




09:45 - 10:15 Executive Roundtable
Moderator Eva Molnar (Director, Sustainable Transport Division, UNECE) [Biography]
  • Houssem Abdellatif (Global Head Autonomous Driving & ADAS​, ​TÜV SÜD, Germany)​ [Biography​]
  • Anders Eugensson (Director, Governmental Affairs, Volvo Car Group, Sweden) [Biography​]
  • John Moavenzadeh (Head, Mobility Industries and Systems; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum LLC) [Biography]


10:15 - 10:45
 Coffee Break - kindly supported by TüV Süd and Ygomi

10:45 - 12:00 5G and automotive
Moderator: T. ​Russell Shields (Chair, Ygomi LLC, United States) [Biography]​
  • Julien Masson (Head of Connected Car, Orange Business Services, France) [Biography​
  • George Tsirtsis (Senior Director of Technology, Qualcomm, United States)
  • Joel Schroeder (EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA); Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Connected Car Program, ​Inmarsat​, United Kingdom) [Biography​]
  • Peter Vermaat (Chair, Connected Vehicle Working Group, Wireless World Research Forum; TRL, United Kingdom) [Biography​]


How artificial intelligence and machine learning will change vehicles and transport
Moderator: Reinhard Scholl (Deputy to the Director, Standardization Bureau, ITU) 
  • Raja Chatila (Chair, IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems) [Biography​]
  • Irakli Beridze (Artificial Intelligence and Robotics​, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)) [Biography​]​
12:30 - 13:30
 Lunch Break
 - kindly supported by TüV Süd and Ygomi

13:30 - 15:10 Connected vehicles and automated driving – From coexistence to convergence?
Moderator: Walter Nissler (Chief, Vehicle Regulations and Transport Innovations Section, UNECE) [Biography]
  • Helge Molin (Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Austria) [Biography​
  • David Holecek (Director,​ Connected Products and Services, Volvo Car Group, Sweden) [Biography​]
  • Iain Macbeth (‎Automotive & Intelligent Mobility Programme Manager, Transport Innovation, Transport for London, United Kingdom) [Biography​
  • Armin Fendrich (General Manager, EMEA, RideCell, United States) [Biography​]
  • Tomaso Grossi (Senior Product Marketer, TomTom Automotive, Netherlands) [Biography​




15:00 - 15:30 
 Coffee Break - 
kindly supported by TüV Süd and Ygomi

15:30 - 17:00 Mitigating cybersecurity threats to automotive systems
​Moderator: Roger C. Lanctot (Director, Automotive Conne​cted Mobility, Automotive Practice, Strategy Analytics, United States) 
  • Darren Handley (Cyber Security Lead, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Department for Transport, United Kingdom) [Biography​
  • ​Dirk Schlesinger ​(Chi​ef Digital Officer, TÜV SÜD, Germany) [Biography​]
  • Arnaud Taddei (Director, Security Solutions Architecture, Symantec, Unite​d States) [Whitepaper​]​
  • Arthur Taylor (CTO, Advanced Telematic Systems, Germany) [Biography​​]
  • ​​​Yoram Berholtz (Business Development Director, Argus Cyber Security, Israel) [Biography​]​




17:00 - 17:15
Wrap-up and Closing Moderators:
Reinhard Scholl (ITU) and Walter Nissler (UNECE)


This event will take place in Room E at Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland.


Participants are requested to register for the symposium via the online registration form on the ITU website. 


Presentations / whitepaper

  • PDF Anders Eugensson (Government affairs Volvo Car Group)
  • PDF George Tsirtsis (Qualcomm, United States)
  • PDF Joel Schroeder (EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA))
  • PDF Peter Vermaat (Wireless World Research Forum; TRL)
  • PDF Raja Chatila (IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in AI and AS) 
  • PDF Irakli Beridze (Artificial Intelligence and Robotics​, UNICRI) 
  • PDF Helge Molin (Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Austria)
  • PDF David Holecek (Connected Products and Services, Volvo Car Group)
  • PDF Iain Macbeth (Transport Innovation, Transport for London)
  • PDF Armin Fendrich (RideCell)
  • PDF Tomaso Grossi (TomTom Automotive)
  • PDF Darren Handley (Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, UK Department for Transport)
  • PDF Dirk Schlesinger ​(Chi​ef Digital Officer, TÜV SÜD)
  • PDF Arnaud Taddei (Security Solutions Architecture, Symantec)
  • PDF Yoram Berholtz (Argus Cyber Security)
  • FIA Video
  • Welcome address by Jean Todt



Steering committee

The steering committee is in charge of the editorial line of the conference. It is proposing and selecting the most recent and relevant subjects to be addressed by the FNC Symposium. It is nominating executives and experts for speeches, round table discussions and detailed expert presentations.

The committee is composed of the following members

- T. Russell Shields (Ygomi LLC)
- Hans Wilhelm Gierlich (HEAD acoustics)
- Roger C. Lanctot (Strategy Analytics)
- Walter Nissler (UNECE)
- François E. Guichard (UNECE)
- Reinhard Scholl (ITU)
- Frederic Werner (ITU)
- Martin Adolph (ITU)