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ADAS Sensors 2021
5th Annual Conference and Exhibition
April 6-8, 2021

Tuesday, April 6

US Eastern Time (ET)

Networking Platform Open and Available for Meetings
09:30 AM – 07:00 PM
Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Icebreaker Session
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
09:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Emerging Technologies for ADAS Applications: Imaging Radar, Thermal Sensors, and Lower-Cost LIDAR
Sam Abuelsamid
Principal Analyst, E-Mobility
Guidehouse Insights
10:00 AM – 10:35 AM
Networking Break
10:35 AM – 11:00 AM
Comparison of ADAS and AV Sensor Types: Current Differences, Evolution of Applications, and Potential Convergence
Phil Amsrud
Sr. Principal Analyst, Automotive Semiconductor
IHS Markit
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Safety and Security of Automotive Sensors for Highly Automated Vehicles
Manjeet Singh Bilra
Functional Safety Expert, Autonomous Vehicles
11:30 AM – 11:55 AM
Sensing Modalities, Perception, and Fusion Technology Trends for ADAS Applications
Pierre Olivier
LeddarTech -- Gold Sponsor
11:55 AM – 12:15 PM
Networking Lunch
12:15 PM – 01:00 PM
Automotive Sensor Data Collection for Analytics and Machine Learning
Johann Prenninger
Head of Analytics
01:00 PM – 01:20 PM
Impact of 5G on the Connected and Automated Vehicle Landscape
Gary Streelman
Director Advanced Engineering and New Concepts
01:20 PM – 01:40 PM
Photodetectors for LIDAR: Challenges, Trends, and Selection Criteria
Jake Li
Business Development Manager
Hamamatsu Photonics -- Silver Sponsor
01:40 PM – 02:00 PM
Practical Advice and Considerations for Faster Radar Testing
Arturo Vargas Mercado
ADAS and C-V2X Marketing Manager
NI -- Gold Sponsor
02:00 PM – 02:15 PM
Cost Effective LIDAR for ADAS Applications using GaN Devices
Alex Lidow
Efficient Power Conversion -- Silver Sponsor
02:15 PM – 02:35 PM
Networking Break
02:35 PM – 03:00 PM
Venture Capital Panel Discussion: ADAS Investment and M&A Trends

Alexei Andreev, PhD
Managing Director and Co-Founder
Autotech Ventures

Zhe Huang
Investment Manager, Corporate Ventures
Denso Ventures

Shahin Farschi
Lux Capital

Josh Berg
Director, Innovation Ventures
Magna Ventures

Sasha Ostojic
Operating Partner
Playground Global
03:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Networking Break
04:00 PM – 04:25 PM
Precise GNSS Localization for Automated Vehicles
Curtis Hay
Technical Fellow
General Motors
04:25 PM – 04:45 PM
Improved Safety with 3D Thermal Ranging for ADAS Applications
Chuck Gershman
President and CEO
Owl Autonomous Imaging
04:45 PM – 05:00 PM
Driving Robustness and Efficiency in ADAS Validation
David Wilson
Director, Data and Analytics Monetization
05:00 PM – 05:20 PM
Closing Remarks and Networking Session
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
05:20 PM – 05:30 PM

Wednesday, April 7

US Eastern Time (ET)

Networking Platform Open and Available for Meetings
06:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
09:30 AM – 09:45 AM
Sensors in ADAS Applications: Comparison of the Leading Automakers
Kelly Funkhouser
Program Manager, Head of Connected and Automated Vehicles
Consumer Reports
09:45 AM – 10:15 AM
Insuring the Modern Vehicle: The Impact of ADAS on Automotive Insurance
Don Hendriks
Actuarial Scientist
10:15 AM – 10:35 AM
Networking Break
10:35 AM – 11:00 AM
Sensor Fusion with V2X and 5G Connectivity: Emerging ADAS Applications
Radovan Muicic, PhD
Director, Connectivity Systems Engineering
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
LIDAR Performance Benchmarks for ADAS and AV Applications
Dmitry Solomentsev, PhD
Head of LIDAR
11:30 AM – 11:55 AM
Getters for Hermetic Packaging of ADAS Sensors
Marco Moraja
Business Manager
SAES Group -- Silver Sponsor
11:55 AM – 12:05 PM
Sensor Fusion in AV and ADAS Simulation
Danny Atsmon
Cognata -- Bronze Sponsor
12:05 PM – 12:10 PM
Networking Lunch
12:10 PM – 01:00 PM
Emerging AI Technologies for ADAS Applications
David Ostrowski
Data Scientist, Product Analytics
01:00 PM – 01:25 PM
Driving the Evolution of ADAS and Automotive Sensors with Silicone
Chad Kobylanski
Western Regional Manager
Shin-Etsu Silicones of America -- Bronze Sponsor
01:25 PM – 01:35 PM
Robust Implementation of LIDAR for Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking
Rajeev Thakur
Director Automotive Programs
Velodyne Lidar -- Bronze Sponsor
01:35 PM – 01:55 PM
Networking Break
01:55 PM – 02:20 PM
Radars and AI for Occupancy Monitoring in Cars
George Shaker, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Waterloo
02:20 PM – 02:40 PM
Managing ADAS Scalability from Supervised to Unsupervised Systems
Tom Toma
Senior Global Product Manager, Vision Systems
02:40 PM – 03:00 PM
New Sensor? No Problem! Physically-Based Sensor Simulation to Shorten Development Lifecycles
Javier Salado
Technical Product Manager
Anyverse -- Bronze Sponsor
03:00 PM – 03:10 PM
Importance of mmWave Absorbers for Radar Applications
Hiro Masumoto
Sr. Manager, Business Development
Sekisui -- Bronze Sponsor
03:10 PM – 03:20 PM
Networking Break
03:20 PM – 03:45 PM
Accurate Speed and Position Anywhere for ADAS Applications
Wesley Hulshof
Principal Engineer
03:45 PM – 03:50 PM
Multi-Sensor Safety Collaboration for L2+ Applications
Mohammad Musa
CEO and Co-Founder
03:50 PM – 04:00 PM
Specialty Thermoplastic Solutions for ADAS Sensors
Jeff Xu
Sr. Business Manager, LNP
SABIC Specialties
04:00 PM – 04:10 PM
LIDAR Optical Components: Recent Trends and Developments
Susan Wells
Sales Manager, IR Components, APDs and PLDs
Laser Components USA
04:10 PM – 04:15 PM
Improving Sensor Performance with Advancements in Optical Bandpass Technology
Scott Rowlands
Program Manger, Automotive Programs
VIAVI Solutions
04:15 PM – 04:25 PM
Closing Remarks and Networking Session
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
04:25 PM – 04:45 PM

Thursday, April 8

US Eastern Time (ET)

Networking Platform Open and Available for Meetings
06:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
09:30 AM – 09:45 AM
Market Opportunities for Sensors in ADAS Applications
Mark Fitzgerald
Associate Director, Automotive Practice
Strategy Analytics
09:45 AM – 10:20 AM
Leveraging Simulations to Validate ADAS Sensors
Honghao Tan
Principal Engineer
Changan Motors
10:20 AM – 10:40 AM
Networking Break
10:40 AM – 11:05 AM
Seeing Beyond the Visible: SWIR Imaging for ADAS Applications
Avi Bakal
11:05 AM – 11:20 AM
Maintaining Radar Performance for In-Body Integration
Max Himmel
Sensor Modelling and Simulation Engineer
11:20 AM – 11:40 AM
Digital Code Modulation Radar for ADAS Applications
Manju Hegde
11:40 AM – 11:55 AM
Sensors and System Interface Specifications for ADAS Applications
Peter Lefkin
Managing Director
MIPI Alliance -- Silver Sponsor
11:55 AM – 12:05 PM
Networking Lunch
12:05 PM – 12:45 PM
Predicting Pedestrian Behavior: Potential ADAS Use Cases and Applications
Assam Alzookery
12:45 PM – 01:05 PM
Time-Stretch LIDAR as a Spectrally Scanned Time-of-Flight Ranging Camera
Cathy Jiang, PhD
Hardware Engineer
01:05 PM – 01:25 PM
Designing Cameras for Challenging ADAS/AV Computer Vision Edge
Dave Tokic
Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Partnership
Algolux -- Silver Sponsor
01:25 PM – 01:35 PM
AI Training Data Challenges for ADAS and AV Applications
Sveta Kostinsky
Director, Sales Engineering
Sama -- Silver Sponsor
01:35 PM – 01:40 PM
Networking Break
01:40 PM – 02:05 PM
The Increasing Need for Data Fusion in ADAS Enabled Vehicles
Pierrick Boulay
Lighting Expert
Yole Developpement
02:05 PM – 02:25 PM
Leveraging Connectivity for ADAS: Practical Examples for Increased Traffic Safety
Jonas Fenn
Strategic Business Development, R&D
02:25 PM – 02:45 PM
Precision Temperature Compensation for ADAS Applications
Thomas Hall
Sales Engineer
Innovative Sensors Technology -- Bronze Sponsor
02:45 PM – 02:50 PM
Micro-Mirrors and IMUs for Laser Beam Scanning and SPAD Receivers
Stuart Ferguson
Automotive MEMS and Sensors Marketing Manager
STMicroelectronics -- Bronze Sponsor
02:50 PM – 03:00 PM
Networking Break
03:00 PM – 03:25 PM
Automotive Safety and ADAS: Sensors and Infrastructure Working Together
Doug Campbell
Automotive Safety Council -- Bronze Sponsor
03:25 PM – 03:30 PM
Luneburg Lens Radar Technology for ADAS Applications
Hao Xin
Lunewave -- Bronze Sponsor
03:30 PM – 03:35 PM
Automotive-Grade, Long-Range LIDAR
Mark Donovan
VP, Advanced Optics
Opsys Tech -- Bronze Sponsor
03:35 PM – 03:40 PM
Making Cars Safer with Non-Visual Sensors
Stuart Feffer
Reality AI -- Bronze Sponsor
03:40 PM – 03:45 PM
Repeatable Testing Strategies for ADAS and AV Development Utilizing Simulation and Real-World Testing
Mike McPike
Managing Director
AB Dynamics
03:45 PM – 03:50 PM
Manufacturing Perspectives on Balancing Cost, Reliability, and Performance of Lasers for ADAS Applications
Owen Wu
Director of Sales Engineering
Hitronics Technologies
03:50 PM – 03:55 PM
Light Sources and Sensing: Key Aspects for Successful Integration in ADAS Applications
Fotis Konstantinidis
Vice President
O-Net Communications
03:55 PM – 04:00 PM
Closing Remarks and Networking Session
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
04:00 PM – 04:15 PM

Agenda and panels are subject to change.