SAE 2014 Convergence

October 21-22, 2014

Detroit, Michigan, USA

COBO Center

A Secure Personal Mobility Experience

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Organized by Tsuyoshi Nakashima, Karina Morley

Recent demonstrations of automotive hijackings using a laptop computer to gain access to the internal control system of the vehicle have illustrated the current security issues and concerns facing the automotive industry. As automotive systems become more-interconnected, security must be end-to-end. Both safety and cyber-security must be assured. What does the future hold for security and safety? How will these threats evolve? What steps need to be taken to ensure the trust?

Paul Hansen, The Hansen Report
Building Trustworthy Systems

Shawn Slusser, Infineon Technologies Corp.
Dr. Roger Seagle, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Are we Ready for the Connected Car? A Look into Automotive Security from a Microchip Perspective
Liam Quinn, Dell
Roger Berg, DENSO International America, Inc.
Lars Reger, NXP
Bently Au, Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc.


Paul Hansen Paul Hansen
The Hansen Report on Automotive Electronics

Paul Hansen writes and publishes The Hansen Report on Automotive Electronics, a newsletter dedicated to researching and identifying technology and business trends in the global automotive electronics industry. The Wall Street Journal recently referred to The Hansen Report as "the bible of automotive electronics."

Mr. Hansen began writing The Hansen Report in 1988 as an outgrowth of his strategy and market research consulting business, Paul Hansen Associates. Over the past two decades Mr. Hansen has consulted to carmakers, many of the world's leading auto electronics suppliers and to those exploring industry investments.

Drawing on 30-plus years of experience in electrical engineering, marketing, product planning, business and strategy development, Mr. Hansen brings an engineer's and a business manager's perspective to The Hansen Report, as well as a reporter's relentless pursuit of the facts. As a result, The Hansen Report is widely recognized as a reliable, credible source of timely information, and Paul Hansen is widely recognized as one of world's foremost experts on the automotive electronics industry.

He has been a keynote speaker at industry conferences in the States, in Asia and in Europe. His observations and opinions on the auto electronics industry are often quoted by the press. Mr. Hansen regularly develops and moderates a plenary panel discussion for the biennial Convergence conference on automotive electronics, where he has also been a keynote speaker.

Paul Hansen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Rhode Island and attended the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, a Navy veteran and father of five, Paul now makes his home in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.


Shawn Slusser Shawn Slusser
Vice President, Automotive Business
Infineon Technologies Americas

Shawn Slusser is Vice President for Infineon's North American and South American automotive business. In this role, he is responsible for sales and marketing for the microcontroller, automotive power, hybrid electric vehicle, and sensors business lines.

Previously, Shawn was Vice President of Marketing for Infineon's North American automotive business. Shawn joined Infineon in 1997 and has held positions as Director of Marketing, Product Marketing Manager and Field Applications Engineer.

Prior to joining Infineon, Shawn held positions in engineering management and product engineering for United Technologies Automotive, including an overseas assignment in London, England. Shawn began his career as an electrical engineer at General Motors Corporation.

Shawn holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University, Southfield MI and an MBA from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI.

Shawn is a native Michigander and has been located in Infineon's metro Detroit automotive office for the last sixteen years. Over this sixteen year period, Infineon has grown from less than 10 employees to more than 90 employees in Michigan. In January 2013, Infineon opened a brand new automotive customer support center in Livonia, Michigan more than doubling its presence in the local market.

Dr. Roger Seagle Dr. Roger Seagle
Technical Leader, Advanced Security Initiatives Group (ASIG)
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Dr. Roger Seagle Jr. is a technical leader in the Advanced Security Initiatives Group (ASIG) at Cisco where he assesses the security posture of Cisco products and advises product teams on patching and mitigating vulnerabilities. In this role, Roger audits embedded systems and web applications, configures and monitors internal production servers, and more recently, he is contributing to a big data analytic system for detecting malicious traffic and network compromises from DNS traffic. Roger holds a PhD and MS degree in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in Computer Science as well as a BS in Computer Science from Wake Forest University.

He currently resides in Knoxville, TN where he enjoys hiking in the Blue Ridge mountains with his wife, son, and hound dog.

Lars Reger Lars Reger
Vice President
Head of New Business and R&D
Business Unit Automotive
NXP Semiconductors

Lars Reger is Vice President of New Business and R&D for the Automotive business unit at NXP Semiconductors, the global market leader in automotive technologies including car infotainment; in-vehicle networking; and car access and immobilizers. In this role, Lars is responsible for defining NXP's automotive strategy and developing new technologies and business opportunities around emerging growth areas for NXP, including telematics and car-to-X communications; NFC in the car; wireless charging; LED lighting; and software-defined radio.

Prior to joining NXP in 2008, Lars gained deep insight into the microelectronics industry - with a strong focus on the automotive sector - in various functions with Siemens, Infineon, Siemens VDO and Continental. Before joining NXP, Lars was Director of Business Development and Product Management within the Connectivity business unit at Continental. His past roles at Infineon included Head of the Process and Product Engineering departments, Project Manager for Mobile System Chips, and Director of IP Management. He began his career with Siemens Semiconductors as Product Engineer in 1997. Lars holds a university degree in physics from Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn and an executive MBA from London Business School.

Liam Quinn Liam Quinn
Executive Director/Dell Fellow
End User Computing CTO Group

Liam Quinn is an Executive Director in the End User Computing CTO Group, responsible for leading the technology strategy development across client platforms. Mr. Quinn is a Dell Fellow with Dell, providing innovation leadership to Dell's engineering community, as well as driving technology strategies with technology partners and customers.

Mr. Quinn holds over 75 US and International granted and pending patents, and is a published Author on Networking. He was an Associate Professor of Engineering at the Dublin Institute of Technology, the University of Texas and Texas State University. He is a frequent speaker at Wi-Fi and Networking Forums and also represents Dell on the board of the Wi-Fi Alliance, and was Chairman of the Wi-Fi Alliance Regulatory Group. Mr. Quinn has designed network systems and wireless solutions and has managed Engineering teams in systems architecture and product development.

Roger Berg Roger Berg
Vice President
North America R & D
DENSO International

Roger Berg is Vice President at DENSO's North American Research and Development, overseeing vehicle communication and automation technology. He is responsible for DENSO's research and development of connected vehicles, automation and cyber security.

Berg joined DENSO in 2000, as Vice President of Wireless Communications, where he was responsible for the design and development of cellular handset and telematics technology. In 2003, his group began to shift toward wireless technology research and development with an extensive focus on V2X imminent crash avoidance systems.

Berg's teams are currently working mainly on software research and development for connected and automated vehicle technology at DENSO's two laboratories in Vista and San Jose California. He also works with DENSO's research and product groups in Japan, Germany and China.

Berg is the inventor or co-inventor on eight U.S. and international patents. Before joining DENSO, he worked for consumer electronic companies such as Sony and Motorola, where he managed the design and development of cellular handsets for markets in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Berg earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois in Urbana, Ill., and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Ill.

Berg is currently an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and is on the Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) Technical Committee, the On-Road Automated Vehicle Standards Committee and Safety Testing Working Group and chairs the ITS America Connected Vehicle Task Force.

He is also a member of the USDOT's Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program Advisory Committee.

Bently Au Bently Au
Chief Information Security Officer
Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc.

Current Role/Responsibilities: Bently Au is the Chief Information Security Officer for Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., the marketing, sales, distribution and customer service arm of Toyota, Lexus, and Scion. He established the Enterprise Information Security Program for Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., with overall responsibility for information risk management, security compliance, security technology, threat management, and education and awareness. His team also provides consultative services to sensitive business areas including Customer, Product Quality, and Telematics systems, as well as security incident and investigation services.

Background: Au's information security experience broadened from a technical focus on network security in 1997 to include information risk management, investigations, policy and standards development, and compliance. In his 21 years at Toyota he has held positions in application development and IT research and development, giving him a wide breadth of experience, business knowledge, and relationships that facilitate the teamwork needed to advance information security initiatives.

Prior to joining Toyota, Au spent 5 years with Delphi Information Systems, developing turn-key property and casualty insurance systems for large agencies.

Au earned a B.S. in Mathematics for University of California, Los Angeles and holds CISSP and CISM certifications. He is an active member of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Information Systems Audit and Control Association, Corporate Executive Board - Information Risk Executive Council, and the Information Systems Security Association.