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Event: Autolink 2017 – Automotive Futures

Location: Cardiff City Stadium

Date: 26/09/17 00:00 to 26/09/17 15:00

Autolink 2017 – Automotive Futures


The theme for Autolink 2017 is ‘Trends in Automotive’, perfect for ESTnet members who work with the automotive sector now, or would like to in the near future.

Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LCVP) will be attending Autolink 2017 and will make a presentation on the projects they are involved in and how their working groups operate, with the potential for a workshop in Wales. They will be joined by ESTnet members AMPLYFI , a company fundamentally changing our relationship with the internet.

Its proprietary Artificial Intelligence-based software, DataVoyant, works across all modern languages to find, harvest, process, and present analysis from all open-source content held in the Surface and Deep Web. Like the internet itself, DataVoyant is universally applicable and has been used by the energy, insurance, banking, steel, aerospace, pharma, investment, telecoms, professional services, and auto-manufacturing industries, as well as by government, defence, and academic institutions.

It has supported activities such as corporate strategy formation, competitor intelligence, technology horizon scanning, mergers and acquisitions, in-country risk, national security, product development, new market opportunity assessment, and technology procurement optimisation.

Their presentation will outline their work on AI-powered data gathering and interpretation to understand the challenging scenarios for future vehicles.

What car should I build next?

  • Highlighting drivers for technology change and adoption
  • Tracking industry focus that could provide opportunities or risks
  • Uncovering direct and indirect influencers of market trends


We are particularly keen to have a vibrant exhibition area to enable organisations to showcase their latest products in particular in the areas of propulsion, chassis, interiors, connectivity and autonomy - 5G, digital and cyber security. 

The aim of the exhibition is to attract both engineers and buyers from the vehicle manufacturers and tier 1s as well as providing the perfect environment for networking.


Registration is now open and to book your place or register your interest to exhibit please follow the Autolink link.


08:30   Registration opens, refreshments and exhibition

10.15   Welcome - Tim Williams, CEO Welsh Automotive Forum

10:20   Cabinet Secretary Mr Ken Skates AM

10:30   Automotive Futures Part 1 - Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership

10:50   What car should I build next? Mark Woods, Co-Founder & Chief Technical Officer- AMPLYFI

11:10   Brexit - What you need to be aware of  - PwC

11:30   Overview of current automotive manufacturing volumes and trends - AutoAnalysis

11:50   Automotive Futures Part 2 - Aston Martin

12:10   Lunch, networking and exhibition

15:00   Close