Speakers 2017

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  • Don Butler
    Ford Motor Company
    Don ButlerExecutive Director of Connected Vehicle and Services
    Ford Motor Company
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  • Sandy Lobenstein
    Toyota
    Sandy LobensteinVice President, Connected Strategy & Product Planning
    Toyota NA
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  • Dr Mark Rosekind
    NHTSA
    Dr Mark RosekindAdministrator
    NHTSA
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  • David Holecek
    Volvo
    David HolecekDirector of Connected Products and Services
    Volvo Car Group
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    David Holecek is the Director of Connected Products and Services at Volvo Car Group, based at the headquarters in Göteborg, Sweden.

    David’s team is responsible for all commercial aspects of Volvo Cars’ connectivity offers, both inside and outside of the car. This includes infotainment features, navigation, connected in-car apps, device integration, telematics, and smartphone remote experiences.

    Additionally, the scope extends to third-party integration (e.g. workshops, but also other businesses and authorities), as well as new business models.

    Prior to this position, David was responsible for branding and marketing activities within the area of connectivity. Before that, David headed the Digital Marketing department at Volvo Cars for many years. This included creating a global web platform and pioneering mobile web solutions and smartphone apps.

    David studied International Business Administration at the University of Gothenburg, has worked within information technology since 1990 and with digital business development since 1995.

  • Ken Stewart
    Karma Automotive
    Ken StewartChief Business and Technology Officer
    Karma Automotive
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  • Kurt Hoppe
    General Motors
    Kurt HoppeGlobal Head of Innovation - Connected Car
    General Motors
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  • Egan Smith
    US DoT
    Egan SmithManaging Director ITS JPO
    US DoT
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  • Alexis Fiechter
    Local Motors
    Alexis FiechterHead of Community Management
    Local Motors
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  • Kirk Steudle
    mdot
    Kirk Steudle Director
    Michigan DoT
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  • Alex Kalogianni
    digital trends
    Alex Kalogianni Automotive Editor
    Digital Trends
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  • Rick Whittemore
    audi
    Rick Whittemore Connected Vehicle Portfolio Manager
    Audi of America
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  • Tina Quigley
    rtc
    Tina Quigley General Manager
    Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
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  • Jim Mazurek
    neusoft
    Jim Mazurek AVP Automotive Sales & Business Development
    Neusoft
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    Jim Mazurek leads the Neusoft North American Automotive business.

    Neusoft is a global Software solutions and services provider with 20K+ employees and offices in China, Japan, Europe and US (Detroit MI, San Jose CA, and Raleigh NC).

    Prior to joining Neusoft, Jim held multiple positions at Ford Motor Company in R&D, Product Development Planning and Project Management covering Instrument Cluster, IVI and Powertrain Electronics areas. Jim also spent 10 years at Visteon in Marketing Planning and Innovation areas and 3 years at Centrifuge, an Atlanta based start-up providing a UI framework for Connected Vehicles.

    Jim holds a MSME degree from the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate school as well as Executive MBA from Michigan State University Broad school of Business.

  • Kristen Hall-Geisler
    techcrunch
    Kristen Hall-Geisler
    Automotive Reporter
    TechCrunch
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  • Dave Dimeo
    Ford-direct
    David DiMeo
    Director, Connected Car Innovations
    FordDirect
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  • Martin Rosell
    Wireless Car
    Martin Rosell Managing Director
    WirelessCar
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  • Olaf Preissner
    luxoft
    Olaf Preissner Head of UX Automotive & Innovations
    Luxoft
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    As an initiator and part of the Creative Lab at Luxoft, Olaf Preissner is responsible for all UX Automotive projects at Luxoft across the different locations. Focus is to develop state of the art and process optimised solutions for advanced Car HMI solutions.

    He studied media technology (Dipl. Ing.) at the University of media in Stuttgart, Germany and has close to 15 years of experience in Car HMI development across the automotive sector and having worked on more than thirty European and global projects.
  • Sachin Lulla
    ibm watson
    Sachin Lulla Global Watson IoT for Auto Leader- GTM & Application Development (AutoLab)
    IBM Watson
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  • Dave McNamara
    McNamara Technology Solutions
    Dave McNamara Principal
    McNamara Technology Solutions
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  • Clint Rule
    Teague
    Clint Rule Associate Creative Director
    Teague
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  • Mike Cottle
    ridecell
    Mike Cottle
    VP of Sales and Business Development
    RideCell
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  • Mike Cottle
    ridecell
    Paul Drysch
    Vice President, Business Development and GM of APAC Region
    RideCell
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  • Avery Ash
    inrix
    Avery AshAutonomous Vehicle Market Strategist
    INRIX
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  • Jeremy Kaplan
    digital-trends
    Jeremy Kaplan Chief Editor
    Digital Trends
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    Jeremy is Editor in Chief of Digital Trends. Over nearly two decades working in and with technology he saw the industry explode, from the growth of the Internet to the birth and dominance of smartphones, Facebook, Twitter and more. Before joining DT, he spent nearly five years at FoxNews.com, and over a decade at Ziff Davis Media, publisher of PCMag.com.

  • Henry Bzeih
    KIA Motors
    Henry Bzeih Managing Director KIA Connected & Mobility Division
    KIA Motors
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    Henry Bzeih is responsible for heading KIA’s US operations for Infotainment planning & direct management of the Connected Car division within KIA.

    Mr. Bzeih established ground up operations for KIA Connected Car in the US market, which oversees the strategy, vision, product development and execution of KIA’s connected services as well as ongoing management of operations for the company’s connected services delivery network including the mobility solutions.

    Prior to joining Kia, Mr. Bzeih held many critical R&D positions within Ford Motor Company that holistically covered all elements of automotive EE (Electrical / Electronic) product development. Mr. Bzeih’s technical and business skills span an arsenal of ground up projects in the EE area. His efforts are enjoying critical success today such as launch of the first generation FORD SYNC as well development and introduction of all generations of KIA UVO in the US market.

    Aside from Mr. Bzeih’s corporate commitments, Mr. Bzeih provides expert point of view and consulting on the connected car space.

    Mr. Bzeih holds a BSEE from Lawrence Technological University as well pursuing an Executive MBA from University of California’s, Paul Merage School of Business.

  • Chris Thomas
    fontinalis
    Chris Thomas Founder & Partner
    Fontinalis Partners
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  • Roger Lanctot
    Strategy Analytics
    Roger Lanctot Associate Director - Global Automotive Practice
    Strategy Analytics
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  • Grayson Brulte
    City of Beverly Hills
    Grayson Brulte Co-Chair, Autonomous Vehicle Task Force
    City of Beverly Hills
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  • Joe Cusumano
    Blackberry QNX
    Joe Cusumano Sr. Sales Manager, NA Automotive
    Blackberry QNX
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  • Shahin Farschchi
    lux
    Shahin FarschchiPartner
    Lux Capital
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  • April Sanborn
    Nevada DMV
    April SanbornDMV Services Manager III Driver Programs
    Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles
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  • Max Wolff
    manhattan venture partners
    Max WolffChief Economist
    Manhattan Venture Partners
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  • Chris Pearson
    5G Americas
    Chris PearsonPresident
    5G Americas
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  • Michael Blanck
    Cisco Jasper
    Michael BlanckSenior Director, Connected Car
    Cisco Jasper
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  • Mikko Välimäki
    Tuxera
    Mikko VälimäkiCEO
    Tuxera
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  • Roger Berg
    Denso
    Roger BergVP North America Research & Development
    Denso
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  • Richard Wallace
    CARS
    Richard WallaceDirector, Transportation Systems Analysis
    CARS
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  • Joe Fabbre
    Green Hills Software
    Joe FabbreDirector, Platform Solutions
    Green Hills Software
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  • Nino Tarantino
    Octo
    Nino TarantinoCEO
    Octo
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  • Anne Teigen
    National Conference of State Legislatures
    Anne TeigenProgram Principal-Attorney
    National Conference of State Legislatures
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  • Dr Lukas Kuhn
    Tourmaline Labs
    Dr Lukas KuhnCTO
    Tourmaline Labs
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    Lukas is co-founder of Tourmaline Labs, a San Diego based company that engineers behavior-based software solutions that enable telematics service providers to offer next-gen analytics for mobile applications. Lukas designed the Tourmaline Lab platform. It offers valuable geo-positioning, behavior analysis and telematics solutions. Prior to founding Tourmaline Labs, Lukas served at Qualcomm's Research & Development Center as Senior System Engineer developing contextual Intelligence technologies and systems designed to enhance and coordinate user outcomes. In 2010 Lukas obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Technical University of Munich. Since then he has published over 35 peer-reviewed research articles, holds 14 US patents and he actively participates in number of industry related committees.
  • Jeffrey Hannah
    SBD
    Jeffrey HannahDirector
    SBD
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  • Stefan Heck
    NAUTO
    Stefan HeckCEO
    NAUTO
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  • Kathy Winter
    Intel
    Kathy WinterVP & GM, Automated Driving Solutions Division
    Intel
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  • Dominique Bonte
    ABI Research
    Dominique BonteManaging Director and Vice President, B2B
    ABI Research
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  • Mike Ramsey
    Gartner
    Mike RamseyResearch Director
    Gartner
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  • Steve Cowper
    Caruma
    Steve CowperVice President of Business Development, Europe
    Caruma
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  • David Sequino
    Green Hills Software
    David SequinoVP of INTEGRITY Security Services
    Green Hills Software
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If you are interested in Consumer Telematics Show 2018 please contact me on the below details:

Jamie Muir

Jamie Muir

Project Director
TU-Automotive
+44 (0) 207 55 19834 (Global)
Email: jamie@tu-auto.com

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