IESF Automotive 2020

Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Design 

Americas: December 9, 2020 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
Japan: December 10, 2020 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM JST
China: December 10, 2020 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST
Europe: December 10, 2020 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM CET

Virtual IESF Automotive Design and Engineering Conference

Now in its 20th year, IESF is a global conference program for automotive design engineers, managers, and executives. This year, for the first time, the event will be held virtually — but it will be rich in all the content that you've come to expect, with a special focus on the design and engineering of electric and autonomous vehicles.

Why attend IESF?

Quality Time with Experts

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to hear from the world’s leading voices in electrical, electronic, and embedded software design. Better yet, invite your entire team to share ideas and get your toughest questions answered by the experts.

Peer-to-Peer Networking

IESF is the place to be for big ideas, practical know-how, and innovative solutions to the thorniest EE design problems. IESF has countless networking opportunities with your peers.

What You Will Learn

For more than 20 years, IESF has been at the forefront of new EE design innovation, providing a comprehensive program that covers industry trends and challenges, best practices, and product solutions.  


IESF Highlights

IESF focuses on EE design issues and the latest industry trends in the automotive sector. Speakers will cover the following technologies:

  • Architecture - EE architecture, EDS, wire harness engineering & system implementation, network design
  • Embedded & Software Development
  • Connectivity - connecting car, driver, and the external world
  • Autonomous - autonomous driving and driver-assist systems
  • Electrification - electric vehicles and supporting technology
  • Digital Transformation for the Automotive Industry

Guest Keynote Lawrence D. Burns

The Age of “Automobility”: How Driverless Vehicles Will Reshape Our World

This keynote will review the seeds of the mobility revolution and assess the implications of the age of “automobility”.  

Larry Burns advises organizations on the future of mobility, logistics, manufacturing, energy, and innovation. Larry served as General Motors’ Corporate Vice President of Research & Development and Planning from 1998 to 2009.

Guest Speaker Henrik Fisker

Driving Electric Vehicle Technology and Adoption, The Final Part of the Journey

Henrik Fisker, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Fisker in discussion with Ed Bernardon, VP Automotive Initiatives, Siemens Digital Industries Software. Their session ‘Driving electric vehicle technology and adoption, the final part of the journey’ will be one of the highlights of the afternoon session.

Henrik Fisker is synonymous with iconic cars and leadership in electric vehicle development with a passion for technology and futuristic design. Fisker is a risk-taking, innovation-loving, protocol-challenging designer and entrepreneur who turns dreams into reality, and never gives up.

"I have been coming to IESF Automotive for many years, and it never disappoints. I am of course always interested in automotive electronics and electrical trends, and each year IESF always delivers an abundant selection of high-quality sessions with a lot of very interesting people to learn from."

Roger C. Lanctot, Strategy Analytics Director, Automotive