What to Expect

The automotive market is rife with demand for smarter, safer, cleaner and more efficient vehicles. Design engineers are at the forefront of technological development driving the automotive industry forward toward these goals. From electric-powered vehicles to the enhanced smart vehicle, these next-generation vehicles must be tested and verified to ensure a safe and effective product on the road.


Designing electronics for automotive and transportation is a challenge because the technology and standards continue to evolve. Engineers, designers, developers and managers will benefit from learning about the latest technology and hearing from industry experts.


The Electric Car

Many businesses are now fully invested in an all-electric automotive future. What essential technology developments need to occur for this to become reality?

The Smart Car

Will smarter mean safer? A closer look at the technologies and designs that will bring automotive solutions to market that are more aware of themselves and each other.

The Tested Car

Ensuring the vehicle is proven, certified, secure and safe is essential for consumer trust and adoption of electric vehicles and the development of its infrastructure.


Dilbagh Gill

CEO and Team Principal, Mahindra Racing

When you want electric vehicle technologies developed fast, where better to test and augment than in the Formula E application space? Team Principal & CEO of Mahindra Racing, Dilbagh Gill will challenge us all to think about the urgency of EV technological advancements for commercialization, and for the betterment of global resources and climate change. When small changes can equal big impact, it is imperative that we all stay engaged and innovating toward a common goal of efficiency, safety and clean energy.

Dilbagh Gill is a well-known figure in the Formula E paddock and has been CEO and Team Principal of the Mahindra Racing team since ahead of its inaugural season in 2014/15. As one of ten founding teams – and the only Indian team – to compete in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, Dilbagh has built his team from the ground up which has led to multiple race victories and podiums.

With more than two decades of experience working in technology and business development and a Tech Mahindra family member for over a decade, Dilbagh developed unique sporting technology practices that led him to working on high-profile programmes including Project Manager of FIFA World Cup and A1GP; the World Cup of Motorsport. With a renowned industry reputation as “your go to guy” and his ability to thrive in dynamic and complex environments, Dilbagh was the perfect choice to establish and evolve the Mahindra Racing team.


All Times are Central Time, Subject to Change

10:00 - 10:30 am

Keynote: Winning the EV Technology Race

Dilbagh Gill
CEO and Team Principal, Mahindra Racing

10:45 - 11:15 am

Simplifying Motor/Inverter Validation – Combining Power Analysis and Data Recording

Mitch Marks
Business Development Manager - Electrification

Sponsored by HBM (an HBK company)

11:30 - 12:00 pm

Age of Autonomous Vehicles: Designing Software for Compliance with Industry Standards

Govind Malleichervu
Automotive Industry Manager, MathWorks

12:00 - 12:45 pm

Battery Technology & High-throughput Testing

Chris Scholz
Product Manager, Hioki

Sponsored by Hioki

12:45 - 1:15 pm

Roundtable Discussion: Optimizing Automotive Battery Management Designs

1:30 - 2:00 pm

Is 3D Sensing Critical for Automated Driving?

Pierre Olivier
Chief Technology Officer, LeddarTech

2:15 - 2:45 pm

Accelerating EV Battery Design, Vehicle Integration & Manufacturing

Puneet Sinha
Director of New Mobility for Simulation and Test Division, Siemens Digital Industries Software

Sponsored by Siemens Digital Industries Software

3:00 - 3:45 pm

Advanced Situational Awareness and the Smart Car

Dr. Dominique Massonié 
Head of Innovation, Elektrobit

Pierre Olivier
Chief Technology Officer, LeddarTech

Priya Muralidharan 
Senior Manager ADAS/AD Technologies, Renesas