Organizers of the Connected Car Expo(Â®), today announcedthat internationally-renowned futurist and business strategist, Peter Schwartzwill deliver the keynote presentation of this year’s conference on Nov.18. Considered an authority on futureplanning, Schwartz will share his insights on the ever-changing world ofconnected car technology and the projected effects of connectivity and autonomyacross various global industries.
Organized by ANSA Productions, creators of the LA AutoShow, CCE is a three-day expo with a one-day conference that takes place at theLos Angeles Convention Center in conjunction with Los Angeles Auto Show Press& Trade Days, Nov. 18-20. Itshowcases innovative companies within the connected car space and serves as anopen forum for attendees to network with top media and key players shaping thefuture of the automotive industry.
Schwartz is a sought-after expert with a proven trackrecord of helping corporations, governments and institutions navigate uncertainand changing conditions. He co-authoredthe Pentagon’s An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and Its Implications forUnited States National Security and also headed scenario planning for the RoyalDutch/Shell Group of Companies in London. While with Royal Dutch/Shell, his team conducted comprehensive analysisand worked with senior management to shift the multinational company’slong-term business goals in response to changes in energy consumption andpolicy.
Schwartz also served as a script consultant on theblockbuster film The Minority Report (20th Century Fox/DreamWorks Pictures,2002), where he worked alongside legendary director, Steven Spielberg, toconstruct a believable connected city with autonomous transportation and otherfuturistic depictions. Since the releaseof this science fiction thriller, many of Schwartz’s predictions shown in themovie have come to fruition. Schwartzwill reflect on lessons learned since The Minority Report, while sharing hislatest forecasts at this year’s Connected Car Expo.
Among his many accomplishments, Schwartz is the author ofseveral celebrated books on business and society, including The Art of the LongView (Doubleday, 1991), which is considered a seminal publication on scenarioplanning; it was voted the all-time best book on the future by the Associationof Professional Futurists and is used as a textbook by many businessschools. He is also the author ofInevitable Surprises (Gotham, 2003), a provocative look at the dynamic forcesat play in the world today and their implications for business and society. He is also the co-author of The Long Boom(Perseus, 1999), a vision for the world characterized by global openness,prosperity, and discovery; When Good Companies Do Bad Things (Wiley, 1999), anexamination of, and argument for corporate social responsibility; and China’sFutures (Jossey-Bass, 2001), which describes very different scenarios for Chinaand their international implications.
In his current position as Senior Vice President forGlobal Government Relations and Strategic Planning at Salesforce.com, Schwartzdirects policy and politics throughout the world and manages the organization’songoing strategic conversation.
Schwartz is a board member of the Center for a NewAmerican Security and Long Now Foundation, he is also a member of the Councilon Foreign Relations, the World Affairs Council and the Research, Innovationand Enterprise Council (in Singapore). Schwartz received a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering and Astronauticsfrom Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.
Over the next few months, the LA Auto Show and CCE willbe announcing additional details including session topics and leading industryparticipants. For additional informationon CCE and LA Auto Show, and to register for these events, please visitConnectedCarExpo.com and LAAutoShow.com.
About the Los Angeles Auto Show and Connected Car ExpoFounded in 1907, the Los Angeles Auto Show is the first major North Americanauto show of the season each year. Press& Trade Days for the 2014 LA Auto ShowÂ® will be held on Nov. 18 – 20. The show will be open to the public Nov. 21 -Nov. 30. The second annual Connected CarExpo (CCE) will unite automotive and technology professionals in an effort toincrease development and foster relationship-building in the connected carindustry, providing attendees with access to the key players and top mediaconstructing the future of mobility. CCEwill start on Nov. 18, and continue in conjunction with the 2014 LA Auto ShowPress Days. The LA Auto Show is endorsedby the Greater L.A. New Car Dealer Association and is operated by ANSA Productions. To receive the latest show news andinformation, follow LA Auto Show on Twitter at twitter.com/LAAutoShow or viaFacebook at facebook.com/LosAngelesAutoShow and sign up for alerts at www.LAAutoShow.com. For more informationon CCE please visit http://connectedcarexpo.com/