GSEF Virtual Series 2021 in its new format will present highly focused online events on the most important industry issues. This will comprise virtual conferences, webinars and online polling throughout the year in order to engage with the market and explore how technology is transforming sectors across the electronics supply chain.

The first event in the Virtual Series - “Smart Mobility” - will take place on 23rd of March 2021.

The automotive industry has grown in depth by vertically integrating design, manufacturing, sales, service, accessories, etc. Recently, the traditional players have also begun to venture into mobility services such as car sharing, showing their ambitions to become mobility providers. This event will focus on automotive innovations, key trends in connected vehicle and smart mobility infrastructure.

Join like-minded peers to learn new perspectives and case studies through presentations, panel discussions, interactive roundtables and live Q&A sessions; create new business partnerships and meet with key decision makers within the semiconductor and electronics manufacturing industry.





KEYNOTE: Future innovations of new mobility ecosystem

  • Exploring the cutting-edge technologies driving transformation in mobility
  • The regulatory impact on connected and autonomous vehicles
  • How can a future of sustainable and inclusive mobility be ensured?
  • The effect of new business models and shared ownership on the transport ecosystem

KEYNOTE: How innovation and technology is transforming the semiconductor industry

  • The latest trends and technology innovations that are driving growth in semiconductor markets 
  • The continuing rise in demand for different digitalisation solutions in the semiconductor industry
  • The impact of emerging technologies such as 5G, IoT, and artificial intelligence

Alan Porter, Vice President, Electronics & Semiconductor Industry, Siemens Digital Industries Software

PANEL DISCUSSION: The ‘Internet of Vehicles’ and impact of 5G

  • Unpacking the latest developments and benefits of 5G and LTE networks
  • Innovations in interoperability and deployment of CV2X
  • What will the effect of SRTI be on future networks?

Moderated by: Mike Orme, Thematic Research Consultant at GlobalData
Maxime Flament, CTO, 5G Automotive Association
Along Tantai, Head of Infotainment and Connectivity, Lotus Car (subject to final confirmation)

Networking Break


INTERVIEW: Creating safer roads with AI and sensor technology

  • Big picture: the latest tech developments to improve vehicle safety
  • The global factors and growing safety concerns driving transformation in the ADAS, AI and autonomous components market
  • Why is cybersecurity important for developing the CAM ecosystem?

PRESENTATION: The increasing content of electronics in vehicles and requirements for reliability as well as  acceptable costs  

  • The modern car is becoming a high-power computing tool on wheels
  • Increasing connectivity as well as increased levels of intelligent on-board sensors need to combine with high overall reliability
  • This must be reached at acceptable cost levels and improved manufacturing technologies and smart supply chains

Ruurd Boomsma, CTO, BESI

PRESENTATION: Strategy overview: Nissan’s digital customer journey transformation

  • The connected car challenge and enhancing in-vehicle service applications
  • Unpacking the transition from a hardware to software company
  • Evaluating digital capabilities of vehicle data services and business models of the future

Mike Lavigne, Director, Head of Experience Strategy & Design, Nissan Motors

PRESENTATION: The Connected Infotainment System

  • Using data-driven technology to transform traditional mobility experiences
  • The challenges of providing frictionless experiences and the seamless integration to modern life
  • How SAIC are connecting car, home, people, and various services

Zhu Limin, Lead of Electrics/Electronics Development, SAIC-Volkswagen


Mike Orme

Thematic Research Consultant


Maxime Flament


5G Automotive Association (5GAA)

Ruurd Boomsma



Mike Lavigne

Director, Head of Experience Strategy & Design

Nissan Motors

Alan Porter

Vice President, Electronics & Semiconductor Industry

Siemens Digital Industries Software

Zhu Limin

Senior Director


Contact Us

For any enquiries about the event, please contact:

Kelsey Wills on kelsey.wills@ns-mediagroup.com

To enquire about sponsorship opportunities for GSEF please contact us at:

Pratheeva Kotalawela on pratheeva.kotalawela@progressivemediainternational.com