Commercial Vehicle Industry Professionals to Gather Virtually for SAE International’s First COMVEC™ Digital Summit

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“We must be cognizant that this pandemic has impacted our partners and suppliers globally, but I see that everyone is pulling together in the same direction,” said Jayanthi (Jay) Iyengar, CTO at CNH Industrial and the executive chairperson of SAE's COMVEC Digital Summit.

SAE International will hold the inaugural COMVEC™ Digital Summit online from September 15-17, 2020. The digital summit will serve as a convening point for the global on- and off-road commercial vehicle community to provide insight into the dynamic industry and its rapidly changing technology.

“We must be cognizant that this pandemic has impacted our partners and suppliers globally, but I see that everyone is pulling together in the same direction,” said Jayanthi (Jay) Iyengar, chief technology officer at CNH Industrial and the executive chairperson of the COMVEC Digital Summit. “We are all using advanced collaboration tools, following the discipline of product development. I am very optimistic that while this is a significant change, it will not impact development and launch significantly. With the social-distancing guidelines, we are also finding innovative ways to meet with customers to demonstrate new features.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with technical experts and business leaders for three days, and experience professional development through expert-led panel discussions, compelling technical sessions, influential keynotes and a technology-driven virtual exhibit show floor.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Jayanthi Iyengar, Chief Technology Officer at CNH Industrial
  • Chuck Price, Chief Product Officer at TuSimple
  • Michael Roeth, Executive Director, NACFE/Truck Operations Leader at the Rocky Mountain Institute

This year’s event will focus on the need to reduce CO2 emissions and improve vehicle efficiencies for fuel savings.

The COMVEC Digital Summit is the only North American event that addresses vehicles and equipment spanning the on-highway, off-highway, agricultural, construction, industrial, military and mining sectors.

To register for the COMVEC Digital Summit event, please visit: https://www.sae.org/attend/virtual-events/comvec-digital-summit/registration.

To learn more about the program, please visit: https://www.sae.org/attend/virtual-events/comvec-digital-summit/program.

Media interested in attending the event should contact Justin Falce at pr@sae.org to obtain media credentials.

About SAE International
SAE International is a global association committed to advancing mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity. By engaging nearly 200,000 engineers, technical experts and volunteers, we connect and educate mobility professionals to enable safe, clean, and accessible mobility solutions. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including award-winning programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™. More at http://www.sae.org.

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