Please place in your calendars 4-7 May 2021 as the dates for the upcoming GENIVI Virtual All Member Meeting. It is our sincere hope that this will be our final ALL virtual AMM and we hope for some face-to-face opportunities later in the year.
In May, we will continue to emphasize the Common Vehicle Interface Initiative (CVII) activities and use the first two days to emphasize the potential business value that CVII deliverables offers our members and the industry broadly. You may have heard much about vehicle data monetization, but vehicle data, when coupled with vehicle service definitions, can produce great business value to OEMs and their suppliers, even before third-party applications are considered. During our typical "trends and business value" track, occurring on the 4th and 5th, we will explore some "alternative" approaches to gaining value from standard vehicle data and services.
We will also hold working sessions for the four current tracks of activities under the CVII project, including vehicle data models, vehicle service catalogs, technology stack (tooling) and alignment to other organizations. In addition to the CVII tracks, we will hold another workshop on in-vehicle payments and a track on automotive cybersecurity. These workshops and the previously mentioned trends and business track will be open to GENIVI members and guests.
Finally, we believe it is time for an open discussion and dialog with our current GENIVI members. 2020 was a difficult year and the technical shift toward CVII and all things related to vehicle and cloud connectivity may have left some of our members questioning their role in the organization. We want to have an open and honest dialog about this, including a panel of Board members available to share the rationale of the shift, to talk about the future and to answer questions from our members. This members-only discussion will be identified as a separate session from the main AMM schedule and we will make members aware of when to show up for this important dialog.
If you are interested in sponsoring the all member meeting, please reach out to Karin Hanson (karinha at khansonevents dot com). While we will not have a virtual showcase this time, we will be exploring ways to support your commerce-related activities so please contact Mike Nunnery (mikenunnery at comcast dot net) for more information on options.
May is not far away so please reserve room in your calendars for this upcoming virtual all member meeting and we will get details about registration and the schedule posted as soon as possible.