The second edition of Connected Automobiles – the international event for game changers in the automotive industry – will take place at the amazing Monza F1 Racetrack – Hospitality Buildings and Circuit, October 28- 30TH.
Not just another “connected car conference”. Connected Automobiles is a unique event featuring high-level conferences plus exclusive opportunities such as the connected car Hackathon, the Apps contest, the Startup’s Pitchfire, the matchmaking program and live experiences on the Monza Circuit and its premises for a full immersion in the Connected Car world .
What’s more, Connected Automobiles is part of Smart Mobility World, the international leading Conference & Expo in the Smart Mobility scenario that in 2014 counted over 3.500 visitors and 152 partners, sponsors and exhibitors . SMW confirms its status as the only and most important European event dedicated to sustainable, connected and integrated mobility.
The CA Conference
The conference covers the hot topics in the industry, such as the collaboration between Automotive and Telco market players, technology trends, overcoming business models, insurances, autonomous vehicles, big data, hacking & security and the investors’ perspective.
Among the confirmed speakers, there are some high-level representatives from CCC/Mirrorlink, CVTA, FCA Group, Novero, Parkopedia, BT Global Services, T- System, KPN, Bain & Company, Frost & Sullivan, Machina Research, Barclays, Hyve.
The CA Pitchfire
Connected Automobiles encourages young innovators to share their insights with investors. The Pitchfire offers startup companies the opportunity to display their solutions and pitch their business concept to a panel of Venture Capitalist and Top Corporate judges. Among the judges, we can mention representatives from Momenta Partners, East London Ventures, Startup boot camp Fintech, Henkel, Italia Startup.
The CA Hackathon
Experts in ICT and Mobility gather for a session of collaborative software programming: the Hackathon is a brain marathon whose aim is to create new ideas and design solutions, as well as providing an opportunity for young people’s creativity on a topic of great future impact.
The CA Hackathon gives developers, designers and entrepreneurs the chance to pitch apps, produce ideas, form teams and build prototypes to be shown to the hackathon judges.
A reward will be given to Hackaton winners as well as more publicity and connections through the platforms of SMW event.
It is the first connected cars Hackathon on a F1 circuit where hackathon teams can put into practice what they have experimented and perform live demonstrations by using connected cars available for tests. Since its foundation in 1922, the Monza Circuit has been considered as the speed temple and the automotive innovation and development hub for the smart mobility community.
Some of CA keynotes, industry guru and sponsor speakers will be acting as judges or mentors for the Hack; in this way, teams will be in touch with big players inside automotive and IT industries. Confirmed partners are Digital Magics and MirrorLink . Partecipation for teams is free. More info here.
The CA Awards
A developer competition organized to promote innovation and excellence in mobile services dedicated to Connected Car & Autonomous Driving. Each company, startup or individual participating in the challenge, can present their inventions (app or service).
CA Awards categories are:
– App of the year
– Project of the year
– Startup of the year
– Digital Leader of the year
Exhibition and Live Experience
CA and SMW are the only B2B events dedicated to Smart Mobility and Smart Connected Cars taking place in a location such as the Monza Circuit. A unique and prestigious venue for live demonstrations of connected cars and autonomous vehicle.
The broad exhibition features the latest innovation in Smart Mobility and the showcase area in the paddock zone provides the opportunity to test the most representative connected and autonomous cars available on the market.
Once again the Matchmaking event, inside Smart Mobility World event, will take place addressing individuals’ needs by arranging one-to-one appointments between companies, research centres and universities. Participants might be interested in these bilateral meetings, not only for technological and commercial purposes but also to acquire potential cooperation partners in the European mobility industry. For information and registration: https://www.b2match.eu/SMW2015