30 October, 2018
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48374, USA
About The Conference & Us
The Conference

The 4th Edition of KPIT's Diagnostics Future Trends Conference endeavors to focus on the increasing need for Advanced & Intelligent diagnostics, Industry Challenges, Application use-cases for latest technologies, and on unraveling some of the emerging and game changing Automotive trends.

An eclectic mix of Thought leaders, Industry Experts, Technology and Business Managers will share their point of views on the changing landscape of Diagnostics, and how latest tech can help address the ever-growing Industry needs and challenges.

With a blend of Expert views, Round table discussions, and a showcase of Next-gen diagnostic solutions, this KPIT conference promises to generate a wealth of Insights around Diagnostics trends, and, not to mention, provides an excellent opportunity for Business and Tech networking.


KPIT is a Global INNOVATION technology company specializing in providing Product Engineering and IT Consulting solutions and services to Automotive & Transportation, Manufacturing, Energy & Utilities and Life Sciences Industries.

KPIT is at the forefront of automotive engineering globally with solutions in the areas of AUTOSAR & in-Vehicle Networks, Body Electronics, Chassis, Safety & Driver Assistance, Functional Safety, Vehicle Diagnostics, Infotainment and Powertrain.

Together with its customers and partners, it creates and delivers technologies to enable creating a cleaner, greener and more intelligent world that is sustainable and efficient.

Diagnostic Practice@KPIT

As an expert in vehicle diagnostics, KPIT has been a competent development partner for vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers for almost 20 years.

KPIT is focused on the latest international automotive standards and is an active member in standardization committees of the ASAM.

KPIT's Diagnostic and Connectivity Platform (K-DCP) covers almost all possible applications of off-board diagnostics in engineering, production and service. In addition to the system solutions based on its products, KPIT offers consulting, engineering services and training.

Currently about 350+ employees are working at various locations across the globe in the Diagnostic business unit

content themes
Next-Gen Product Demonstrations
Conference Schedule
Embedded approach to Remote Diagnostics - Enabling 'On-the-Go' repairs
Network based Guided Diagnostics - The Future of Diagnostics
OTA - Driven by Diagnostic Standards
Service Oriented Diagnostics
Driving Automation Through an Integrated Diagnostic Tool Chain
Next-Generation After Sales Service Tester Tools
Diagnostics for Autonomous Vehicles
Diagnostic Processes - Moving from Legacy to Industry Standards - Challenges, Solutions and Benefits
AI Applications in Diagnostic - A Practical Approach
Meet The Speakers

Rajeev Kulkarni
VP, North America Business & Operations, KPIT
Topic: Welcome Note
Mr. Kulkarni is currently responsible for North America automotive business operations with a charter to scale-up local development center in Michigan.
He has held multiple leadership roles as a part of KPIT's automotive growth journey, including establishing the Michigan office in 2005, acquiring key OEM & Tier1 customers and building high energy sales & account teams across US & Europe.
Jaap van Bergeijk
Manager, Engineering – Global Service & Diagnostics, AGCO
Topic: Embedded approach to Remote Diagnostics- Enabling 'On-the-Go'repairs
Mr. Van Bergeijk heads up the service and diagnostics development for electronic control systems of AGCO's product offering.
After completing a PhD study in precision farming technology at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, he started his industrial career at Kverneland Mechatronics as control systems project engineer. He joined AGCO in 2007, managing the development of displays and
Stefan Zeppetzauer
Global Business Leader, Diagnostics, KPIT
Topic: Network based Guided Diagnostics - The Future of Diagnostics
Mr. Zeppetzauer has a deep knowledge of Diagnostics, Telematics as well as In-Vehicle and Network infrastructure.
Post graduating with a M.Sc. degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Halmstad University in 2005, he joined In2Soft GmbH as a Software developer. In 2010 In2Soft became a part of KPIT Technologies and during that time Mr. Zeppetzauer was responsible for several customer projects within the Diagnostics domain.
Michael Kara
Manager, Technical Pre-sales, Harman International
Topic: OTA- Driven by Diagnostic Standards
Mr. Kara in his role as Technical pre-sales manager at Harman is primarily responsible for closely working with OEMs in order to develop holistic Over-the-Air update strategies, and subsequently with Tier 1's in ensuring integration of OEM OTA solution components into their embedded platforms.
With around 17+ years of professional experience, Mr. Kara has helmed key Sales, Technical Pre-sales & Solution Architecting roles whilst working with organizations like Canon, Hewlett Packard, and Unisys Corp.
Bernhard Wagner
Subject Matter Expert (SME), Diagnostics, KPIT
Topic: Service Oriented Diagnostics
Mr. Wagner has a degree in computer science from the University of Paderborn (1993) and a Master in Business Administration of the Allensbachs University in Constance (2016).
Since 2001 he has worked in numerous roles within E/E development for the Automotive Industry, and has also worked as a development engineer on the implementation of GPS and GLONASS reference stations.
He is the Co-Author of D-PDU-API, D-Server and ODX-Standards, and has been responsible for the roll-out of the ASAM standard based After sales diagnostic solutions for two Germans OEM's.
Gareth Floodgate
Head of Diagnostic Data Products, KPIT
Topic: Driving Automation Through an Integrated Diagnostic Tool Chain
Mr. Floodgate has extensive experience working in the service and engineering sectors of the automotive industry.. He acted as a subject-matter expert in multiple ISO standard working groups, including ISO 123209 (OTX), and ISO 20078 (ExVe)
He graduated from UCL, London in 2000, and eventually joined Cognitran in 2002, where he has worked with major OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers to deliver world-class diagnostics solutions.
Randy Lyvers
Mobile Application Director, Cummins Inc.
Topic: Next-Generation After Sales Service Tester Tools
Mr. Lyvers has worked in automotive and industrial electronics software development for 23 years focusing on manufacturing and service tools, and on embedded software infrastructure for on-engine electronic controllers.
He graduated from the University of Louisville JB Speed School with a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering in 1988. His work in the automotive industry began in 1995 with Cummins Inc. where he initially focused on industrial controls and moved into diagnostic tool development.
Sophia Suo
Practice Head, Electrified Powertrain, KPIT
Topic: Diagnostics for Electric & Autonomous Vehicles
Ms. Suo comes with over 25 years automotive electronics systems engineering & software product development and production launch experience working in multiple automotive Tier One suppliers on various vehicle ECUs modules including Powertrain, Electrified Powertrain, Chassis Safety Systems, Body & Infotainment domains.
She has 18 years leadership experience in various roles of managing global product development, technology & product strategy planning and engineering service cross various global functional teams.
François Rocheleau-Lieutenant
Diagnostic Coordinator, Customer Services , KPIT
Topic: Diagnostic Processes- Moving from Legacy to Industry Standards- Challenges, Solutions and Benefits
Mr. Rocheleau-Lieutenant actively participated in the migration of the diagnostic toolchain at BRP, a power sport leader.
He is responsible for ensuring that BRP derives maximum value from its software platform, co-developed with in-house partners and with KPIT since 2013. Looking to optimize customer experience, he pilots the entire development lifecycle and support of diagnostic applications.
Amit Shah
Head of Engineering, Diagnostics, KPIT
Topic: Diagnostic Processes- Moving from Legacy to Industry Standards- Challenges, Solutions and Benefits
Mr. Shah has an extensive knowledge of the Overall Diagnostic process flows at various OEMs, related standards & tools.
He graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Gujarat University.
Amod Mulay
Head, EAI & Analytics CoC, KPIT
Topic: AI Applications in Diagnostic – A Practical Approach
Mr. Mulay graduated in Electrical engineering from University Of Pune, in 2004. He went on to work on security systems in Siemens as a software developer, and in parallel got an MBA from Pune University, in 2010
He worked on setting up an offshore development web center for B2B portal in Giesecke & Devrient GmBH mobile security division from 2010 to 2015.
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Diagnostics for Electric & Autonomous Vehicles

Driving Automation through an Integrated Diagnostics Toolchain

Embedded approach to Remote Diagnostics

Network Based Advanced Diagnostics

Diagnostic Processes Moving from Legacy to Industry Standards

Next Generation After Sales Service Tester Tools

Role of AI in Automotive

Service Oriented Diagnostics

HARMAN OTA – Driven by diagnostic standards

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