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Automotive LIDAR 2022
5th Annual Conference and Exhibition
September 20-22, 2022
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Tuesday, September 20

US Eastern Time (ET)

Networking Platform Open and Available for Chats and Meetings
12:01 AM – 11:59 PM
Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Icebreaker Session
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Automotive Market Outlook: Forecasting Autonomy Amid Challenging Industry Conditions
Jeremy Carlson
Associate Director, Autonomy
S&P Global Mobility
10:35AM – 11:15 AM
Networking Break 11:15 AM – 11:35 AM
Relative and Absolute Positioning Techniques for Automated Vehicles
Curtis Hay
Technical Fellow
General Motors
11:35 AM – 11:55 AM
Cost and Technology Benchmarking for Automotive LIDAR
Romain Fraux
CEO
System Plus Consulting
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
LIDAR Design For Manufacturability, Reliability, and Scale
Seagate -- Platinum Sponsor
12:35 PM – 12:45 PM
Next Generation MEMS Mirrors for LIDAR Applications
Eric Aguilar
CEO
Omnitron -- Gold Sponsor
12:50 PM – 01:00 PM
Networking Lunch 01:00 PM – 01:45 PM
Current Status and Emerging Trends with FMCW Based LIDAR Technologies
Zeb Barber, PhD
Director of LIDAR R&D
Aurora
01:45 PM – 02:05 PM
OEM Talk TBD
02:10 PM – 02:30 PM
Efficient Beam Shaping for LIDAR Applications
John Wilson
R&D Engineer
Brightview Technologies -- Gold Sponsor
02:35 PM – 02:45 PM
Optical MEMS Solutions for LIDAR Applications
Tiansheng Zhou, PhD
CTO and Founder
Preciseley Microtechnology Corporation (PMC) -- Gold Sponsor
02:50 PM – 03:00 PM
Networking Break 03:00 PM – 03:20 PM
Photonic IC Approaches for Automotive LIDAR
Harvey Weinberg
Director, Sensor Technologies
Microtech Ventures
03:20 PM – 04:20 PM
Closing Remarks and Networking Session
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
04:20 PM – 04:30 PM

Wednesday, September 21

US Eastern Time (ET)


Networking Platform Open and Available for Chats and Meetings
12:01 AM – 11:59 PM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
LIDAR for ADAS and AV Applications: Emerging Trends and Developments
Pierrick Boulay
Technology & Market Analyst, Solid-State Lighting
Developpement
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
LIDAR Perception Software: Key Considerations and Requirements for Autonomous Driving
Joseph Kim
CEO
Vueron Technology
10:50 AM – 11:10 AM
MEMS Based LIDAR for ADAS and AV Applications
Frank (Yunxiang) Li
VP of Product
ZVision -- Silver Sponsor
11:15 AM – 11:20 AM
Networking Break 11:20 AM – 11:40 AM
Photonic Integration for Modular Solid-State FMCW Based LIDAR
Andy Zott
Managing Director
Scantinel
11:40 AM – 12:00 PM
Deploying LIDAR for Real-World Automotive Applications: From Point Clouds to Perception
Christian Nickolaou
Product Owner
Cepton
12:05 PM – 12:25 PM
LIDAR Miniaturization: Key System Design Aspects from a Laser Perspective
Joe Gasiewicz
Supervisor, Application Engineering
ams OSRAM -- Gold Sponsor
12:30 PM – 12:40 PM
Solving LIDAR-to-X Data Calibration and Fusion
Mohammad Musa
CEO and Co-Founder
Deepen -- Silver Sponsor
12:45 PM – 12:55 PM
Networking Lunch 12:55 PM – 01:40 PM
Solid-State FMCW LIDAR Based on Optical Phased Arrays
Mike Watts, PhD
CEO
Analog Photonics
01:40 PM – 02:00 PM
OEM Talk TBD 02:05 PM – 02:25 PM
LIDAR System Improvements Using Gallium Nitride ICs
John Glaser, PhD
Principal Applications Engineer
EPC -- Silver Sponsor
02:30 PM – 02:40 PM
Training with Synthetic LIDAR Data to Improve Model Performance
Chris Gundling
Head of Sensor Simulation
Applied Intuition -- Silver Sponsor
02:45 PM – 03:00 PM
Networking Break 03:00 PM – 03:20 PM
OEM Talk TBD 03:20 PM – 03:40 PM
Advanced Silicone Materials for LIDAR and Automotive Sensors
Chad Kobylanski
Western Regional Manager
Shin-Etsu -- Silver Sponsor
03:45 PM – 03:55 PM
Low-Cost Near-Field LIDAR for ADAS and AV Applications
Sam Abuelsamid
Principal Analyst, E-Mobility
Guidehouse Insights
04:00 PM – 04:30 PM
Closing Remarks and Networking Session
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
04:30 PM – 04:40 PM

Thursday, September 22

US Eastern Time (ET)


Networking Platform Open and Available for Chats and Meetings
12:01 AM – 11:59 PM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
How Will Automotive LIDAR Technologies and Business Landscape Evolve?
Xiaoxi He, PhD
Research Director
IDTechEx
10:15 AM – 10:55 AM
Reliability of Electrostatic MEMS Scanners for LIDAR Applications
Jong-Hyun Lee, PhD
CEO
WeMEMS -- Bronze Sponsor
11:00 AM – 11:05 AM
Assembly Challenges and Solutions for Photonics Devices in Automotive LIDAR
Limin Zhou
Sr. Director of Strategic Marketing -- MRSI Systems, and General Manager -- MRSI Automation
Mycronic -- Bronze Sponsor
11:10 AM – 11:20 AM
Networking Break 11:20 AM – 11:40 AM
Talk Title TBD
Aayush Ahuja
Sr. Perception Engineer
Woven Planet (Toyota)
11:40 AM – 12:00 PM
VCSELs, SPAD Arrays, and Front-End Electronics for Solid-State LIDAR
Slawomir Piatek, PhD
Scientific Consultant
Hamamatsu -- Bronze Sponsor
12:05 PM – 12:25 PM
Photonic Integrated Circuits and Components for LIDAR Applications
Yasusuke Hattori
Business Development Manager
Hitachi -- Bronze Sponsor
12:30 PM – 12:35 PM
Networking Lunch 12:35 PM – 01:15 PM
OEM Talk TBD 01:15 PM – 01:35 PM
Why Automotive LIDARs Need Spectrum-Scan, RMCW, and Per-Point Doppler for Mass Deployment
Joseph Notaro
Chief Commercial Officer
Baraja -- Bronze Sponsor
01:40 PM – 02:05 PM
Protecting Optics in Harsh Environments
Ralf Biertümpfel, PhD
Product Manager Optical Filters
SCHOTT -- Bronze Sponsor
02:10 PM – 02:15 PM
Networking Break 02:15 PM – 02:35 PM
LIDAR for ADAS and AVs: Partnership Updates and Pricing Trends
Mark Fitzgerald
Director, Autonomous Vehicle Service
Strategy Analytics
02:35 PM – 03:05 PM
Improving LIDAR with Precision Refractive and Diffractive Microoptics
Davide Lomellini
Area Sales Manager
SUSS MicroOptics -- Bronze Sponsor
03:10 PM – 03:15 PM
Advancements in Optical Bandpass Technologies for Automotive Sensors
Casey White
Product Line Manager
VIAVI Solutions -- Bronze Sponsor
03:20 PM – 03:25 PM
Automotive LIDAR Ecosystem Trends: How OEM Requirements Are Driving Further Development
Rajeev Thakur
Director Sales Technical Support
Velodyne Lidar
03:30 PM – 04:00 PM
Closing Remarks and Networking Session
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
04:00 PM – 04:10 PM