GIMS VIP Day
GIMS VIP Day

GIMS VIP DAY

GIMS VIP DAY ON 4 MARCH 2020

At GIMS VIP Day leading executives and thought-provoking personalities from automotive and tech will discuss the topics that are shaping the future of mobility.

At GIMS VIP Day attendees will have the chance to to see world and European car premieres. 

It's the perfect place for networking opportunities!

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Location: GIMS Plaza, Stand 4250, Hall 4


From the Racetrack to the Road
Bringing Cutting-Edge Technology and Performance to the Consumer Experience


10h00 – 11h00

Extreme E is bringing electric racing to some of the most remote corners of the planet to highlight the climate change challenges faced by different ecosystems, while showcasing the performance of all-electric SUVs in extreme conditions. In this fireside chat, pioneers of Extreme E will discuss how the learnings from e-racing impact our everyday life, and more importantly, our planet. 

•    Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO, Extreme E and Chairman, Formula E
•    Jean-Éric Vergne, Two-time Formula E World Champion, DS Techeetah
•    Claire Ritchie-Tomkins, Founder and CEO, Sine Qua Non (moderator)

In just five short years, Formula E has revolutionized motorsport. Beyond delivering the thrills of high-performance street racing, the series is helping to refine the design of electric vehicles and improve the driving experience for consumers around the world. In this exciting panel session, Swiss Formula E stars and global partner Julius Baer will offer views on the electric-powered future of motorsport and share how technologies they push to the limits on the circuit are changing how we drive. 

•    Sébastien Buemi, Driver, Nissan E.Dams 
•    Simona De Silvestro, Test and Development Driver, TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team
•    Neel Jani, Driver, TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team
•    Nico Müller, Driver, Geox Dragon
•    Marco Parroni, Head of Global Sponsoring, Bank Julius Baer & Co.
•    Roger Atkins, Founder and Managing Director, Electric Vehicles Outlook (moderator)

Autonomous Vehicles
Building the World's Most Experienced Driver


11h30 – 12h15

This session will examine the current state and future of autonomous vehicles, explore new services and business models enabled by this major transition and debate the opportunities and challenges presented in this exciting new world.

•    John Krafcik, CEO, Waymo
•    Rajeev Chand, Partner and Head of Research, Wing Capital (moderator)

Electric Vehicles
Key to a More Sustainable Future?


13h00 – 14h00

Against the backdrop of the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, taking action to address climate change and ensure sustainability has never been more urgent. This keynote session will examine how the automotive industry is working to accelerate the electric vehicle revolution and, in doing so, creating a more sustainable future.

•    Thomas Ingenlath, CEO, Polestar
•    Michael Perschke, CEO, Automobili Pininfarina
•    Mate Rimac, Founder and CEO, Rimac Automobili
•    Denis Sverdlov, Founder and CEO, Arrival
•    Roger Atkins, Founder and Managing Director, Electric Vehicles Outlook (moderator)

Digital Transformation in the Automotive World

14h30 – 15h45

The near ubiquity of 4G networks, the first deployments of 5G, the rapid proliferation of the Internet of Things and the growing use of artificial intelligence (AI) are all changing the driving experience, ushering in new capabilities in entertainment, location-based services, virtual assistants, telematics and security, to name just a few. What will the next developments be and how will broad-based partnerships deliver these exciting new capabilities?

•    Dr. Florian Baumann, CTO – Automotive & AI, Dell Technologies
•    Serguei Beloussov, Founder and CEO, Acronis
•    Graeme Hackland, CIO, ROKiT Williams Racing
•    Steve Newmark, President, Roush Fenway Racing
•    Dr. Johannes Springer, Director General, 5G Automotive Association
•    Hui Zhang, Vice President, Europe, NIO
•    Shaun Collins, Founder and CEO, CCS Insight (moderator)

Driving Diversity in Motorsport

16h15 – 17h00

In this session, pioneering women will share their unique and inspiring stories, underscoring how they have been able to break down gender and cultural barriers and overcome challenges in the male-dominated world of motorsport. These leaders will offer their views on the direction of the industry, the positive impact that women are having in automotive and what we must do, collectively, to encourage greater diversity across motorsport.  

•    Aseel Al-Hamad, Board Member, Saudi Arabian Motor Federation
•    Jamie Chadwick, 2019 W Series Champion and Development Driver, ROKiT Williams Racing
•    Michèle Mouton, Former World Rally Championship Driver and President, FIA Women In Motorsport
•    Claire Williams, Deputy Team Principal, ROKiT Williams Racing
•    Dr. Cheryl Robinson, Founder, Ready2Roar and Contributor, ForbesWomen (moderator)

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Alejandro Agag
Alejandro Agag

Founder and CEO, Extreme E and Chairman, Formula E

Aseel Al-Hamad
Aseel Al-Hamad

Board Member, Saudi Arabian Motor Federation

Roger Atkins
Roger Atkins

Founder and Managing Director, Electric Vehicles Outlook

Dr Florian Baumann
Dr Florian Baumann

CTO – Automotive & AI, Dell Technologies

Serguei Beloussov
Serguei Beloussov

Founder and CEO, Acronis

Sebastien Buemi
Sebastien Buemi

Formula E Driver, Nissan E.Dams

Jamie Chadwick
Jamie Chadwick

2019 W Series Champion and Development Driver, ROKiT Williams Racing

Rajeev Chand
Rajeev Chand

Partner and Head of Research, Wing Capital

Shaun Collins
Shaun Collins

Founder and CEO, CCS Insight

Simona De Silvestro
Simona De Silvestro

Test and Development Driver, TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team

Graeme Hackland
Graeme Hackland

CIO, ROKiT Williams Racing

Thomas Ingenlath
Thomas Ingenlath

CEO, Polestar

Neel Jani
Neel Jani

Formula E Driver, TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team

John Krafcik
John Krafcik

CEO, Waymo

Michèle Mouton
Michèle Mouton

Former World Rally Championship Driver and President, FIA Women In Motorsport

Nico Müller
Nico Müller

Formula E Driver, Geox Dragon

Marco Parroni
Marco Parroni

Head of Global Sponsoring, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd.

Michael Perschke
Michael Perschke

CEO, Automobili Pininfarina

Mate Rimac
Mate Rimac

Founder and CEO, Rimac Automobili

Claire Ritchie-Tomkins
Claire Ritchie-Tomkins

Founder and CEO, Sine Qua Non

Dr. Cheryl Robinson
Dr. Cheryl Robinson

Founder, Ready2Roar and Contributor, ForbesWomen

Dr. Johannes Springer
Dr. Johannes Springer

Director General, 5G Automotive Association

Denis Sverdlov
Denis Sverdlov

Founder and CEO, Arrival

Jean-Éric Vergne

Two-Time Formula E World Champion and Co-Founder, Veloce Racing.

Claire Williams
Claire Williams

Deputy Team Principal, ROKiT Williams Racing
 

TICKETING

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Ticketprice: CHF 250

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