Main Summit Day 1

7:00 AM - 7:30 AM Energize Your Morning: Yoga, Breathing Exercises, & Meditation

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Start: Refreshments & Registration

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Chairperson’s Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Assessment Of Auto Manufacturers’ Transition Towards Greater Electrification: Strategy, Focuses, and Components

Denis Ulicny, Senior Industry Analyst, WardsAuto


Denis Ulicny

Senior Industry Analyst

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Steps Toward Hybridization: Shifting To 48V Through Implementation of Dual Power Supply Systems

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Brake Time: Demo Drive & Morning Networking

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Exploring Packaging Configurations of 48V Systems Within Powertrain Architecture To Optimize Performance And Efficiency

Matti Vint, Engineering R&D Director, Powertrain Systems, Valeo


Matti Vint

Engineering R&D Director, Powertrain Systems


Paul Nicastri

Retired Technical Leader, Electrical Distribution System Components
Ford Motor Company

Mark Rychlinski

Technical Fellow, Electric Power
General Motors

Priya Bendale

Sr. Director, Applications Engineering & Business Portfolio Manager, Auto
Maxwell Technologies

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Recharge Your Energy: Networking Lunch


Yann Boëté

Power Electronics Specialist & Global System Responsible, Electrical Power Management System
Volvo Group

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Session To Be Announced

Sponsored by: Johnson Controls International

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Brake Time: Afternoon Networking & Refreshments

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Functionality And Customer Satisfaction Of Low Voltage Stop-Start Systems

Margaret Brach, Vehicle Integration Responsible, Low Voltage Systems, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles


Margaret Brach

Vehicle Integration Responsible, Low Voltage Systems
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles


Shannon Baker-Branstetter

Policy Counsel, Energy and Environment
Consumers Union

Bruce Belzowski

Managing Director, Automotive Futures Group
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

Siddiq Khan

Senior Transportation Researcher
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

5:15 PM - 5:15 PM Stop: End of Main Day 1