Speaker Interviews

Discover more about the topics and technologies to be discussed at this year's conference, via a series of exclusive interviews with a selection of our expert speakers


Speaker Interview: Shasank Nagavarapu, senior human-centered designer at Lextant, USA

Shasank Nagavarapu, senior human-centered designer at Lextant, USA, will give a presentation titled Safe self-driving cars: Level 4 and dynamic vehicle-driver transitions at The Future of Automotive Interiors Conference.

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Speaker Interview: John J Combest, chair of the Global Human Body Models Consortium, and project manager – advanced safety technology at Nissan Technical Center North America Inc

John J Combest, chair of the Global Human Body Models Consortium, and project manager – advanced safety technology at Nissan Technical Center North America Inc, will give a presentation titled Human body modeling – a better tool, an essential need at The Future of Automotive Interiors Conference.

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Speaker Interview: Kimberly Clavin, executive consultant, Pillar, part of Accenture’s Industry X.0.

Kimberly Clavin, executive consultant, Pillar, part of Accenture’s Industry X.0., explains how mobility-as-a-service will provide ample opportunities for product service offerings within the vehicle interior, ahead of her presentation at the Future of Automotive Interiors Conference.

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Speaker Interview: Rose A Ryntz, president, Ryntz & Associates

Dr. Rose A Ryntz, president, Ryntz & Associates, discusses some of the challenges of decorating interior plastics and incorporating new lightweight materials ahead of her presentation at the Future of Automotive Interiors Conference in Novi, Michigan.

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Speaker interview: Tom Pavlak, founding partner, Poco Labs, USA

Tom Pavlak, founding partner, Poco Labs, USA, will be giving a conference presentation at this year’s show entitled The biggest design challenges aren’t in front of you – yet.

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Speaker interview: Kimberly Peiler, senior application engineering manager automotive, Osram Opto Semiconductors, USA

Kimberly Peiler, senior application engineering manager automotive, Osram Opto Semiconductors, USA, will give a presentation titled Interior LEDs make autonomous vehicles a stronger reality. Lighting is incredibly important in design and will become even more important as cars become autonomous – here’s why.

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