2nd Annual Automotive HMI and Connectivity Forum

5th - 6th February 2019 in Berlin, Germany


Exploring latest HMI innovations, discussing opportunities and challenges of connectivity, and envisioning a driverless automotive future


interactive sessions

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About the Forum

Automotive HMI and Connectivity is a well-organized knowledge-sharing conference that brings together professionals playing an active role in the scene of HMI, connected-cars and autonomous vehicles. It is a small-scale event, with 50 participants, that takes place in an awesome location: Berlin, Germany. It provides insightful and inspirational knowledge about the field. At the conference, you will learn, get inspired and glimpse into the automotive future. We have even set up a speed dating type of event for you to network and swap business cards in an informal environment. Join the conversations on social media with our official hashtag #BISHMI18.

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Some of the Past Speakers

Long Pham

Long Pham is a research assistant at the UniTyLab (Usability & Interaction Technology Laboratory) of Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engi

Long Pham

Project Leader VR Driving Simulator/UniTyLab

Joe Klesing

Joe is Executive Director “Autonomous Steering & Comfort” at Nexteer Automotive. His responsibilities include the development and market introduction of Steer-by-Wire and Advanced Driver Assis

Joe Klesing

Executive Director, Autonomous Steering and Comfort / Nexteer

Marcel Baltzer

Marcel Baltzer studied Business Administration & Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University and wrote his Master Thesis at the Institute of Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics at RWTH Aach

Marcel Baltzer

Human Systems Integration Department / Fraunhofer

Iain Levy

Iain joined eyeSight as VP Automotive Solutions after heading up the Business Development for Mobileye. Iain is responsible for the business strategy, business development, product and solution roadm

Iain Levy

VP Automotive Solutions / EyeSight Technologies

Lucy McCormick

Lucy McCormick is a commercial barrister specializing in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV). She has recently been commissioned by Routledge to co-author the first text on the topic, The Law and

Lucy McCormick

Barrister/Henderson Chambers

Derek Sellin

Derek leads product marketing, partner marketing, and communications for Rightware, the leader in automotive UI software. Building on a career in product management and strategic planning in smartphon

Derek Sellin

Marketing Director / Rightware

Ben Gardiner

Ben Gardiner is a Principal Security Engineer at Irdeto and a member of the ethical hacking team, specializing in hardware and low-level software security. With more than 10 years of professional exp

Ben Gardiner

Principal Security Engineer / Irdeto

Stephane Feron

Engineer in electronic system, I started to work at PSA in 2000 in the innovation department. From 2003 to 2010 I was innovation project leader for HMI devices (Instrument Cluster/ HUD / Display / in

Stephane Feron

Expert Architecture et technologie des IHM / PSA Group

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Chair’s welcoming address


The Real Future of Transport – Flying Cars and Passenger-Carrying Drones

Opening keynote

Robert F. Vergnes, Neva Aerospace

Human and Machine: Challenges from the Future of Mobility

Michele Bertoncello, McKinsey & Co

Implications for HMI of the Global Growth of Electric Vehicles

Thomas Daiber,Hubject

Speed networking

An early chance to meet fellow delegates, moving from one to another when the bell rings. Use this opportunity to learn about companies, projects and the requirements of other attendees and swap business cards in an informal environment.


Morning Coffee and Networking


Millennial Expectations: User Experience and Connectivity

Olaf Preissner, Luxoft
12:40 - 16:20

All sessions inFULL AGENDA


Learnings from Easymile’s Driverless Shuttle Experiments

Case Study

Alban Brisy, “Autonomy by” Easymile

Closing Remarks from the Chair and End of Day One


Registration and Morning Coffee


Chairman´s Opening Remarks


The Legal and Practical Issues Arising from ADAS and CAVs

Barrister from Henderson Chambers

How Artificial Intelligence Will Change the User Experience

Stephane Feron,PSA Group

Transition of Control Authority from Autonomous to Manual Driving in Multi-Modal Cars

Joe Klesing,Nexteer

Morning Coffee and Networking


To Design Human Machine Interfaces for Autonomous Vehicles: the AutoMate Consortium Approach

Roberto Montanari,Re:Lab

A Concept for a Virtual Reality Driving Simulation in Combination with a Real Car

Gerrit Meixner,UniTyLab
12:20 - 15:45

All sessions inFULL AGENDA


Chair´s Closing Remarks


About BIS Group

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EUR 1.599,-

Car Manufacturers and Automotive Companies

  • 2 Day Conference
  • Online Documentation
  • Luncheon and Refreshments

EUR 1.799,-

Service Providers and Consultancy Companies

  • 2 Day Conference
  • Online Documentation
  • Luncheon and Refreshments

EUR 695,-

Online Documentation

  • Speaker Presentations
  • Event Materials
  • Delegates and Speaker List

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