NXP FTF Connects

Where inspiration and design connect

June 20 - 21 | San Jose, CA

Disruptive technologies for a smarter, safer, connected world are on the rise. That’s why we’re hosting NXP FTF Connects, a forum to foster discussion and collaboration on emerging trends and provide technical training – a clear path to help you innovate.

Join us in the heart of Silicon Valley, June 20-21, and learn how security, Internet-of-Things (IoT) and the connected car is evolving and how it impacts you. The forum focuses on creating a roadmap for innovation in IoT, a new era of great disruption and gearing up for the future of 5G and connected devices. You’ll also explore how self-driving cars will disrupt the traditional automotive industry – and how to prepare for safe automated driving.


Gain insights from thought-provoking industry leaders on key automotive and IoT topics.

Car of the Future: Collaboration for Disruptive Innovation

Tuesday, June 20, 9 a.m.

The keynote will examine the transformation of the automotive industry and give perspective on how NXP collaborates with industry leaders for disruptive innovation towards secure and smart transportation of the future.

  • Kurt Sievers, EVP & GM of Automotive, NXP
  • Rachad Youssef, VP Software Product Management, NIO
  • Glen De Vos, Chief Technology Officer, Delphi
  • David Slump, EVP Operations, HARMAN International

Vision for Tomorrow’s Secure, Connected IoT World

Wednesday, June 21, 9 a.m.

Advancing the IoT to meet consumer expectations means making devices smarter, more secure and connected. IoT opportunities in connectivity, processing and security creates new considerations and opportunities for leaders and developers. How can IoT developers adapt design instincts to emerging markets trends? Explore what will enable you to realize the IoT vision for tomorrow's connected world as well as look at how to differentiate your latest designs today.

  • Rudy Stroh, EVP & GM of Security & Connectivity, NXP

Talks and Panels

Securing the Connected Car

Tuesday, June 20, 10:15 a.m.

The autonomous ecosystem introduces security risks that must be addressed head on and early in the development process. How can the security industry work together? This panel of experts explores the topic.

  • Moderator: John Quain
  • Jack Dunham, Automotive Cyber Security Lab Program Manager, UL Freemont
  • Hadi Nahari, Founder, CEO, Cognomotiv
  • Lars Reger, CTO Automotive, NXP Semiconductors
  • Martin Schleicher, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Key Partnerships, Elektrobit
  • Jeff Stewart, Vice Chairman, Affiliate Advisory Board of the Auto-ISAC

Algorithmic Morality – How to Solve Ethical Dilemmas Involving Self-Driving Cars

Tuesday, June 20, 1:30 p.m.

What if a self-driving car must decide between steering into a person or crashing into a wall? Which decision is better? Examine the fundamental ethical dilemmas about AI values, decisions and preferences that can be embedded in code of self-driving cars.

  • John C. Havens, Executive Director, IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems
  • Lars Reger, Chief Technology Officer of Automotive, NXP

The Future of Voice in IoT

Wednesday, June 20, 10:15 a.m.

Voice is the new app to simplify smart home systems. With voice, connecting and interacting between devices becomes more intuitive, hands-free and smart. Explore basic principles for designing voice control devices? Why should designers consider this new landscape and how can designers seize the opportunities and benefits of adding voice user interfaces to their products?

Protecting the "I" in IoT

Wednesday, June 20, 1:30 p.m.

IoT devices will generate unprecedented amounts of data. This panel will discuss the benefits, risks and challenges of the convergence of big data, cloud, and IoT, with an emphasis on privacy, security, and regulatory compliance and certification issues from U.S. perspectives.

Immersive Technology Experiences




Smarter World Tour

NXP’s Smarter World Tour brings the Internet of Things to life, with more than 150 demos that include smart home automation, consumer products, wearables, automotive, industrial and more.

From the end node, to the gateway, to the cloud, leverage our IoT infrastructure solutions for wired and wireless applications to enable connectivity and seamless interoperability.

NXP FTF Technology Lab

Demonstration highlights range from various accessories enabled by NXP for smart home applications as well as NXP and Technexion’s demonstration of Android Things, Google Assistant, and Googlecast for developers.

Automotive participants can experience a range of self-driving and connected car demos from Elektrobit, AutonomouStuff, Siemens and other partners. A highlight is ‘Oasis’ – the 2017 concept car from the auto industry think tank Rinspeed.