What is the future for the automotive industry? Find out at The Future of… Global Leaders webinar

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You are invited to join CFE’s The Future of…Global Leaders Series 

How the automotive industry is changing with self-driving, electric, shared, connected cars 

presented by Mario Herger, CEO & Founder, Enterprise Garage Consultancy, Silicon Valley

12noon, 20 August 2020

Register here


The combined effect of autonomous driving, electric vehicles, and the sharing economy is on the verge of changing the auto industry―all within the next decade. And this tech/economics revolution will touch virtually every industry.

What exactly will change?

  • Jobs: Demand for commercial vehicle drivers, car dealers, mechanics, doctors, and many other professions will shrink
  • Laws: Manually driving cars will be forbidden―and car ownership will be almost nonexistent
  • Housing: Prices will drop and cities and towns will be planned differently
  • Healthcare: Infrastructure will shrink as traffic accidents dramatically decline
  • Global trade: China will become the world’s biggest automotive exporter

This presentation reveals the disruptive technologies now taking shape and provides a timeline of when they will take hold. It examines the impact on the industry itself, as well as adjacent sectors, including jobs and professions, city and street design, hospitals, insurances, politics, security, hospitality industry, the oil industry, real estate, and society at large.

Mario Herger is a technology trends researcher and author, innovation strategist, and Founder & CEO of Enterprise Garage Consultancy. Based in Silicon Valley since 2001, the former SAP development manager, advises start-ups, entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies, including Harley Davidson Motorcycles, how to discover emerging trends; understand the impact on society, politics and employment; and realise the tipping point to maximise the opportunity earlier. His current book Future Angst, explores the current technology debate in Europe on the impacts of and attitudes

for new technologies.

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