SAE 2015 World Congress & Exhibition

April 21-23, 2015

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Cobo Center

SAE 2015 World Congress Featured Speaker Lineup

Ray Kurzweil Tuesday, April 21
AVL Technology Leadership Center
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Opening Ceremony
Ray Kurzweil
World-Renowned Inventor and Futurist

The Acceleration of Technology in the 21st Century: the Impact on Business, the Economy, and Society

The democratization of innovation is a turbulent process with rapid creation, violent destruction, many winners and many losers. Despite the apparent chaos, we can discern predictable patterns. The pace of innovation itself is doubling every decade. The overall price-performance and capacity of every form of information technology grows exponentially, generally doubling in a year or less. As information technology achieves each new level of price-performance and capacity, new applications become feasible and existing business models lose their viability. Another implication is that the tools of disruptive change have been democratized.

A couple of students created Google on their thousand dollar laptops. A few years later, a couple of undergraduates created Facebook with tools that everyone has. The rate of change is now so rapid that even three to five year business plans need to consider that every level of an industry will undergo major changes during that period. It's not just the devices we carry around that are influenced by these exponential changes. Even energy will be transformed as we apply nanotechnology to the design of solar panels and energy storage devices. The means to change the world are in everyone's hands.
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Ray Kurzweil Wednesday, April 22
AVL Technology Leadership Center
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Tahmid Mizan, Ph.D.
Senior Technology Advisor, Corporate Strategic Planning

The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040

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Ray Kurzweil Thursday, April 23
AVL Technology Leadership Center
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Helmut Matschi
Executive Board Member

Always On for Future Mobility

The future of mobility is rapidly being defined by consumer trends and societal demands. It is precisely this interweaving of social conditions and personal mobility preferences that challenges the automotive industry today. How do we as an industry bring automatization and connectivity to consumers while controlling the challenges from growing expectations such as: a dynamic and holistic HMI, and innovation incubation times that rival the Consumer Electronic industry all while maintaining quality as our core? What will our business models look like in the future and how is quality measured when software becomes ever more crucial for our products?
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Ray Kurzweil Grand Riverview Ballroom B
6:00 p.m.
Frank Paluch
Honda R&D Americas, Inc.

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