Each year, the FISITA Society Committee hosts ‘Local Knowledge & Best Practice’. This annual programme brings together representatives from FISITA’s Corporate Membership with Society and Affiliate Members, to share knowledge & best practice on common topics of interest.
In September 2020, the agenda included:
Local Knowledge Presentations
Faurecia, the Industry and Society connection – Christophe Aufrère, CTO, Faurecia
Bringing Academia and Industry together to support the next Generation – Ouafae El Ganaoui-Mourlan – IFP School
Best Practice Panel Discussion
Exploring the challenges and potential solutions faced by Society & Affiliate Members following Covid-19:
‘We have all seen an increase in virtual working – How has this impacted on your society? Have opportunities to collaborate with others improved or got worse?’ – Yves Arbeille, VP International, SIA
‘As the landscape of the mobility industry changes are you finding yourselves in competition with other larger associations (e.g. IEEE or ACM)? How do you compete for members?’ – Murli Iyer, Executive Global Advisor- SAE International
‘Impact on membership recruitment & retention – How are you continuing to deliver value and What are you doing differently to encourage members to continue to support you?’ – Masashi Yukawa, JSAE
‘Impact on staff and volunteers – Have your staff been impacted? How? – Are you planning to increase volunteers to support you through this period and if so how?’ – Harry Watson, SAE-A
Best Practice Presentation – ISTVS
‘Mobility simulation and test – (Terrain mobility)’ – Prof Corina Sandu, ISTVS 1st President, Virginia Tech, USA
‘Mobile Outdoor Robotics’ – Ramón Gonzalez, founder and CEO of Robonity, ISTVS
The Best Practice Presentations – ISTVS were shared publicly at the time of the event in the Spotlight on the 7 October 2020.
In planning future online conferences, requests have been made to make Christophe Aufrère’s presentation more freely available. His presentation explored the mutually beneficial pre-competitive relationships between industry and society and the ever-evolving technical landscape, future technical solutions, and roadmaps.
The next FISITA Online Conference – From Academia to Industry: Assessing Global Technology Trends will be held on 10 March 2020,12:00 – 13:30 GMT.
The conference will host representatives from the FISITA Community, including representatives from Industry, Education and Society, in a strategic level panel discussion, introducing the five global trends in technology:
Registration for this event will open shortly.
Content from previous FISITA Online Conferences can be found here