Program

 

Program Committee

John Dexheimer, Lightwave Advisors, Inc.

Rob Murano, II-VI Incorporated
Mike Powell, Renevo Capital Limited

Sabbir Rangwala, Patience Consulting, LLC
Paul Scullion, Global Automakers

Anthony Smith, Florida Institute of Technology

Industry Sponsors

Bronze Sponsor

Laser Components

 

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7:30 - 17:30 Registration Open
7:30 - 8:30  Breakfast
8:30 - 8:35

Welcome Remarks & Opening Comments

8:35 - 9:05

Keynote: The View From an OEM—CEO of Guangzhou Automotive Company (GAC) R&D Center Silicon Valley

Introduction: Rob MuranoII-VI Incorporated

9:05- 10:15

Panel 1: Investment and Market Perspectives

Moderator: John Dexheimer, Lightwave Advisors, Inc.

10:15 - 10:30  Break
10:30 - 12:15

Panel 2: Optics and Imaging in Autonomy—Accelerating Breadth and Depth

Moderator: Rob MuranoII-VI Incorporated

12:15- 13:30

Networking Lunch

13:30 - 14:30

Panel 3:  The Vehicle as a Data Center: Next-Generation On-Board Computing & Communications

Moderator: John Dexheimer, Lightwave Advisors, Inc.

14:30 - 15:30

Panel 4: Driving down costs: The Manufacturability Challenges for the Optical Supply Chain

15:30 - 16:00

Break

16:00 - 17:30

Panel 5: The Evolution of LIDAR in Transportation: Opportunities for Non-Auto Applications and Deployment Progress in Auto

Moderator: Sabbir RangwalaPatience Consulting, LLC

17:30 - 19:00

Networking Reception

Keynote: The View From an OEM—CEO of Guangzhou Automotive Company (GAC) R&D Center Silicon Valley

One of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world shares its views on LIDAR and other optical sensors in ADAS & autonomous driving.  What are the use cases and necessary functionalities for these sensors in Level 3 and Level 4 autonomy, and what requirements are there for cost & reliability?

Introduction: Rob MuranoII-VI Incorporated

  • Jin ShangGAC, Guangzhou Automotive Corp

Panel 1:  Investment and Market Perspectives

Investments by corporations and the venture capital world will continue to feed an increasingly diverse set of applications for mobility, autonomy, and robotics. It is creating new systems and service opportunities, driving new opportunities for semiconductors, optics and AI software. Our speakers will share their perspectives on riding these waves.

Moderator: John Dexheimer, Lightwave Advisors, Inc.

  • Alexei Andreev, Autotech Ventures
    • The perspective of a Physicist VC : The forefront of Driving Transportation technologies and business models.
  • Anand Joshi, Tractica
    • ​Tracking the evolution of autonomous machines and applications—the roadmap and challenges and implications for the optical sector
  • Yvonne Lutsch, Robert Bosch Venture Capital
    • The perspective of a corporate VC : Where’s the action and why we invest 

Panel 2: Optics and Imaging in Autonomy—Accelerating Breadth and Depth

As radar and IMUs before, optical components and systems are entering the mainstream of autonomy—from on-board optics to off-the-shelf automotive grade cameras, computational and AI engines, adaptive lighting, TOF building blocks, and LIDAR systems.  What does the future look like? 

Moderator: Rob MuranoII-VI Incorporated

  • Carl ContiSpatial Integrated Systems (SIS)
  • Scott Davis, Analog Devices
  • Alex Kormos, Veoneer
  • Amit Mehta, North American Lighting

Panel 3:  The Vehicle as a Data Center: Next-Generation On-Board Computing & Communications

The vision for autonomous vehicles of all types is on a path to equip highly autonomous vehicles with hundreds of sensors in the future that generate massive and rich datasets. Our speakers will address what infrastructure is required to integrate all this data, and to make consistent and safe decisions within timeframes required in a given environment that is variable and often unpredictable. We will hear from leading edge players on: (1) the state-of-the-art on-board communications networking and integration of multi-sensors in the computing architectures to come, (2) latency issues and how and when solutions will enable the bandwidth needed; (3) the role of on-board vs. cloud, 5G wireless and V2X networks, and the implications for imaging and optical sensor players.   

Moderator: John Dexheimer, Lightwave Advisors, Inc.

  • Amir Bar-Niv, Aquantia
    • ​Arming Auto with High Bandwidth Ethernet- the State-of-the-Art and the Roadmap to Level 4 and 5
  • Byron Hill, TE Connectivity
    • The Connected Car– Architectures and Needs for in-vehicle systems, car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure

Panel 4: Driving down costs: The Manufacturability Challenges for the Optical Supply Chain 

With so many potential applications and technologies in the market, the question remains how to drive down manufacturing costs in volume production.  What are the manufacturing challenges for systems and components vendors?  What’s the tool kit for cost reduction and scaling volume and meeting reliability needs?  What are the limits, and what is good enough?  How do you trust a partner?

  • Andrew Rickman, Rockley Photonics
  • Arlon Martin, Samtec

Panel 5:  The Evolution of LIDAR in Transportation: Opportunities for Non-Auto Applications and Deployment Progress in Auto

Auto is a massive market for LIDAR, as investment and firms continue to pursue a multi-billion dollar market. Yet other applications are also opportunities for large and near term pursuit.  How are some of the leaders allocating resources? Will leaders broaden offerings to have an array of solutions—different wavelengths, powers, form factors, lifetimes and channel strategies? What do they need for the supply chain to execute on their upstream customers targets?

Moderator: Sabbir RangwalaPatience Consulting, LLC

  • Akram BenmbarekAeye
  • Craig Cocchi, Blackmore
  • Raffi Mardirosian, Ouster
  • Malcom Minty, Gener8

Networking Reception

Please join your speakers and fellow attendees for food and drinks after the OIDA Forum.