PROGRAM

MONDAY, OCTOBER 29th

R&D CENTERS AND PLANTS VISITS

Monterrey has become an emerging cluster of multi-industry research, development and innovation centers in the last 15 years.In total, 97 public and private R+D+i centers, 10 medium-high tech incubators, 4 high-tech incubators and 1 Research and Technology Innovation park, are part of the ecosystem.This initial part of the program consists of giving the MAINFORUM participants the opportunity to visit the research and technology innovation park (PIIT) and several R&D Centers and Manufacturing plants.

The kick-off is at 12:00 p.m.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30th

8:30 AM

OPENING CEREMONY

9:00 AM

OPENING KEYNOTE - FUTURE MOBILITY 2030

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. V Sumantran - Chairman, Celeris Technologies & Former CEO, TATA Motor's Car Business

10:00 AM

CONNECTED, AUTONOMOUS & SHARED - Introduction

SESSION CHAIRS: Alex Foessel - Director Latin American Technology Innovation Center, John Deere & Jorge Vázquez, R&D Director for Mexico, Continental

10:10 AM

CONNECTED, AUTONOMOUS & SHARED - Megatrends & Industry Overview

SPEAKER: Manuel Nieblas - Audit Partner - Industrial Products and Manufacturing Leader, Deloitte Consulting Group Mexico

10:30 AM

CONNECTED, AUTONOMOUS & SHARED - Global Tier 1 Perspective

SPEAKER: Jorge Vazquez - Director R&D, Continental Mexico

10:50 AM

NETWORKING BREAK

11:10 AM

CONNECTED, AUTONOMOUS & SHARED - Connected Vehicle Enabler

SPEAKER: Rodrigo Gomez - CEO, APV - Intel/Mobileye Partner

11:40 AM

CONNECTED, AUTONOMOUS & SHARED - Global Public Policy to Foster CAS Development

SPEAKER: Jay Nagley - R&D Specialist, UK Automotive Investment Organization

12:10 PM

CONNECTED, AUTONOMOUS & SHARED - Smart Cities

​SPEAKER: Manuel Nieblas - Audit Partner - Industrial Products and Manufacturing Leader, Deloitte Consulting Group Mexico

12:40 PM

CONNECTED, AUTONOMOUS & SHARED - OEM Business Model Transformation & Closing Remarks

SPEAKER: Alex Foessel - Director Latin American Technology Innovation Center, John Deere

1:00 PM

LUNCH

2:20 PM

KEYNOTE - THE FUTURE OF AUTONOMY

SPEAKER: Mel Torrie - President & CEO, Autonomous Solutions Inc.

3:10 PM

LIGHTWEIGHTING & ADVANCED MATERIALS - Introduction and Megatrends

SESSION CHAIR: Alan Taub - Former Vice president Global R&D General Motors / CTO American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute

3:40 PM

LIGHTWEIGHTING & ADVANCED MATERIALS - Aluminum and Magnesium

SPEAKER: Alan Luo - Professor Materials Science Engineering, Ohio State University

4:10 PM

NETWORKING BREAK

4:30 PM

LIGHTWEIGHTING & ADVANCED MATERIALS - Composites

5:00 PM

LIGHTWEIGHTING & ADVANCED MATERIALS - Steels

SPEAKER: George Coates - Technical Advisor, World Auto Steel

5:30 PM

LIGHTWEIGHTING & ADVANCED MATERIALS - Lighweighting in Formula 1

SPEAKER: Iain Bomphray - Chief Technical Specialist, Williams F1 Advanced Engineering

6:00 PM

LIGHTWEIGHTING & ADVANCED MATERIALS - Panel Discussion

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31ST

8:30 AM

KEYNOTE - MOBILITY 2030, TECHNOLOGY, MARKETS & TALENT

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Bernard Swiecki, Director ACP, Center for Automotive Research

9:30 AM

KEYNOTE - INDUSTRY 4.0 CHALLENGES FOR THE AUTO INDUSTRY

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Leopoldo Cedillo, CEO, Metalsa

10:00 AM

INDUSTRY 4.0 - Technologies and Digital Transformation Trends in the Automotive Industry

SESSION CHAIRS: Bruno Juanes - Chief Innovation Officer, Deloitte Consulting Group Mexico

10:20 AM

INDUSTRY 4.0 - Industry 4.0 check-up! - Interactive session

11:00 AM

NETWORKING BREAK

11:20 AM

INDUSTRY 4.0 - Panel I "Design and engineering in the industry 4.0"

SESSION CHAIR: David Romero - Professor of Smart Manufacturing, ITESM

SPEAKER ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: Alejandro Silva - President, Renishaw Mexico and Central America

SPEAKER VIRTUAL/AUGMENTED REALITY: Gunther J. Barajas - Vicepresident, Dassault Systèmes Mexico

SPEAKER DIGITAL TWIN: Ottmar Kappes - Country Manager Mexico & LATAM, Altair

12:10 PM

INDUSTRY 4.0 - Panel II "Advanced manufacturing in the industry 4.0"

​SESSION CHAIR: David Romero - Professor of Smart Manufacturing, ITESM

SPEAKER INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS: Gilberto Basilio-Sanchez - IoT Director, Intel America's

SPEAKER INTELLIGENT MAINTENANCE: Jair Mexía - Director - Large Drives BU and Digitalization Leader, Siemens Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean

SPEAKER COLLABORATIVE ROBOTICS: Sergio Bautista - Division Manager Robotics & Motion, ABB Mexico

1:00 PM

LUNCH

2:20 PM

KEYNOTE - STRATEGIC VENTURE CAPITAL AS A POWERFUL CORPORATE EXTERNAL INNOVATION TOOL

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Alexei Andreev - Managing Director, Autotech Ventures

3:10 PM

ZERO/ULTRA LOW EMISSION MOBILITY - Overview

SESSION CHAIR: Zach Henkin - Deputy Director, Forth

3:40 PM

ZERO/ULTRA LOW EMISSION MOBILITY - Public Policy

SPEAKER: Phil Killingley - Deputy Head, Office for Low Emission Vehicles United Kingdom

4:10 PM

NETWORKING BREAK

4:30 PM

ZERO/ULTRA LOW EMISSION MOBILITY - Energy Storage

SPEAKER: Blake Frye - EVP of Sales & Marketing, Powin Energy

5:00 PM

ZERO/ULTRA LOW EMISSION MOBILITY - Mexican Public Policy for a Zero Emission Future

SPEAKER: Edgar Santoyo - Director of Research and Technological and Talent Development, SENER

5:30 PM

ZERO/ULTRA LOW EMISSION MOBILITY - Energy Generation, Transportation, Storage and Point of Charge Infrastructure

SPEAKER: Ignacio Garcia - Infrastructure Practice Leader Partner, KPMG Mexico

6:00 PM

ZERO/ULTRA LOW EMISSION MOBILITY - Closing Remarks

SESSION CHAIR: Zach Henkin - Deputy Director, Forth

6:20 PM

MAINFORUM CLOSING CEREMONY

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