Hand Picked Experts who will take to the stage for CTS 2016

 

  • Matt Jones
    JLR
    Matt Jones Head of Future Infotainment – Senior Technical Specialist
    JLR
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  • Chip Goetzinger
    Nissan
    Chip GoetzingerSenior Manager – Vehicle Connected Services Nissan
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  • John Morel
    honda
    John Morel Senior Manager, Business Inteligence, Strategy & Analytics Honda
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  • Chris Heiser
    Renovo Motors
    Chris Heiser CEORenovo Motors
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    Christopher Heiser is co-founder and CEO of Renovo Motors.  He has built his career taking disruptive technologies to market.  He is best known for his work pioneering the camera phone (LightSurf), creating groundbreaking consumer products (IDEO) and building massively scalable global networks (VeriSign).  He received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon where he also worked on terrestrial and exoplanet robots at CMU's Robotics Institute.  He is a believer that passionate innovation and thoughtful engineering make anything is possible.  He lives with his wife Sandra and their two sons in Mountain View, CA.
  • Henry Bzeih
    KIA Motors
    Henry Bzeih Chief Technology Strategist
    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.

  • Martin Kristensson
    Volvo
    Martin Kristensson Director Connectivity Strategy Volvo Car Group
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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.

  • Dave Dimeo
    Ford-direct
    Dave DiMeo
    Ford Direct
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  • John Ellis
     
    John Ellis Founder and Managing Director Ellis & Associates
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  • Roger Lanctot
    Strategy Analytics
    Roger Lanctot Associate Director - Global Automotive PracticeStrategy analytics
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  • Thilo Koslowski
    Gartner
    Thilo Koslowski VP Distinguished Analyst & Founder of Automotive PracticeGartner
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    Thilo Koslowski is Vice President, Distinguished Analyst and founder of the Automotive practice at Gartner Inc., the largest business and technology strategy advisory company in the world. Mr. Koslowski is recognized as a global thought leader, futurist and strategic advisor regarding the evolution of the automotive industry, the connected vehicle, mobility innovation and new business models. In his role Mr. Koslowski works with senior business and technology leaders in the automotive, consumer electronics, Internet, communication and technology industries on disruptive and successful cross-industry business opportunities. He is also an advisor for venture capitalists and public agencies focusing on a variety of topics including new mobility and transportation concepts, e-Mobility and mobility-as-a-service. Mr. Koslowski’s work spans across the entire automotive value-chain including vehicle-centric information and communication technologies (Vehicle ICT), marketing & sales, distribution of automobiles, customer centricity and the automotive supply-chain.

    Before founding Gartner’s Automotive practice in Silicon Valley in 1999, Mr. Koslowski was Lead Consultant in Gartner’s Consulting Practice where he managed global consulting assignments for companies in the automotive and emerging technologies markets. Prior to that, he worked in various marketing and strategy positions for a premium German automaker. Mr. Koslowski graduated from the Technical University (RWTH) Aachen in Germany and holds a master's degree in Business Studies with majors in Marketing, European Economy and Production Engineering

  • Gail Gottehrer
    Axinn
    Gail Gottehrer AttorneyAxinn
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  • Andrew Hart
    SBD
    Andrew Hart Director of Innovation and Customer Relations
    SBD
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    Andrew is one of the automotive industry’s leading advocates of a more consumer centred approach to innovation. A well-known voice in the world of automotive technology, he is a passionate believer in the role market research can (and should) play in helping the industry develop future best-selling products.

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    MIT
    Remi Tachet des Combes
    MIT
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  • Todd Petersen
     
    Todd Petersen
    Milteq
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    Luxoft
    Mikhail Bykov Managing Director Automotive Solutions
    Luxoft Automotive
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  • Andrew Poliak
    QNX
    Andrew Poliak Global Director, Business Development QNX Software Systems
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    As global director of business development at QNX Software Systems, Andrew Poliak is responsible for building, developing, and maintaining relationships in all of the company’s key markets, including automotive, medical, industrial, and networking.

    Automakers, tier one automotive suppliers, and automotive industry analysts all recognize Mr. Poliak as an automotive thought leader. He is a founding member of multiple consortia, speaks frequently at automotive telematics events, and advises analysts on trends and issues in the automotive market. He holds patents for a framework that consolidates access to multimedia devices, and for social in-vehicle navigation via images encoded with location data. He also helped define and launch the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment, which significantly reduces the upfront engineering needed to develop connected in-vehicle systems.

    Mr. Poliak holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business with an emphasis in Information Systems from the University of Washington.

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  • Jonathan Alllen
    Booz Allen Hamilton
    Jonathan Allen Principal/ Director Booz Allen Hamilton
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    Jon is a Principal with Booz Allen Hamilton focusing on cyber and security capabilities for commercial clients with a focus on high-tech manufacturing. Jon has led security assessment teams worldwide leading teams in building security programs or responding to cyber incidents for Fortune 500 companies. His most recent commercial engagements have been with major automotive OEM addressing the risks and opportunities of the connected vehicle, as well as security and incident response engagements with General Electric, a super major oil & gas company, and non-related cyber engagements with Major League Baseball. Prior to joining Booz Allen’s commercial practice, Jon helped reestablish Booz Allen’s commercial business in the Middle East, and previously supported the U.S. Government clients within the DoD, to include US Africa Command, and Intelligence Community developing resiliency and risk practices protecting US critical infrastructure. Prior to joining Booz Allen, Jon served as a U.S. Army Infantry Officer with assignments in Georgia, Korea, Washington, DC, and Texas—to include serving as the Senior Army Social Aide to President Clinton and commanding an infantry company with the 1st Cavalry Division. Jon received his BA from Norwich University, an MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Fellows for the College of Liberal Arts at Norwich University.

  • Dirk Reimer
    Telit
    Dirk Reimer VP Sales & MarketingTelit Automotive Solutions
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    Dirk Reimer is currently the VP Global Marketing & Sales for Telit Automotive Solutions. Previously, he was Director Marketing & Business Development Telematics for the Automotive business unit at NXP

    In various functions, Dirk has gained a deep insight into the microelectronics and display industry, focusing especially on the automotive and mobile communications sector. He began his career with Philips Components in 1997 as sales engineer for passive components. At Philips he worked amongst others as sales- & project manager for customized displays, as marketing director semiconductors for mobile systems solutions (2G&3G) and as European sales & key account director. Before joining NXP, Dirk was director sales & marketing as head of EU sales operations at Compal’s Business Unit ‘Mobile Displays’ (LCD&OLED) for automotive, telecommunication and avionics.

    Dirk holds a PhD in physics from the University of Hamburg.

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    Inrix
    Steve BanfieldChief Marketing OfficerINRIX
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    Steve Banfield is a 20-year technology industry veteran who has led teams to build and market digital products and services used by millions worldwide.

    Immediately prior to INRIX, Steve served as SVP & GM, Registrar Services at Rightside, where he was responsible for the second largest domain registrar worldwide and helped launch the new generation of top level domains (TLDs) into the market. He has held senior leadership roles at premier technology companies including Sony, Microsoft, Paramount Pictures (Screenlife) and RealNetworks. At Sony he worked within both Sony Pictures and Sony Corporation to launch innovative digital media services including SoapCity, Sony Connect and Sony Media Software. While at RealNetworks and responsible for the iconic RealPlayer, the user base grew from 30 million to over 300 million installed players around the world. Earlier Steve was a technical evangelist and program manager for Microsoft Windows, including Windows 95 and Windows NT.

    Steve has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Transylvania University in his home state of Kentucky.
  • Nino Tarantino
    Octo
    Nino TarantinoCEO – North AmericaOCTO
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    Nino Tarantino has been developing Octo’s business in North America since 2010 and has more than two decades of experience in the global telecommunications industry building startups and developing strategic business operations. As CEO of Flycell, Nino launched the first mobile premium messaging in North America. Prior of that, Nino led the global business development effort for Iridium/Motorola and held several product and business development positions within Telecom Italia Group. He received his MS from the University La Sapienza in Rome, Italy.
  • Sven Anden
     
    Sven Andén Cyber Security Consultant Sandab
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  • David Taylor
    Panasonic
    David Taylor Director Connected Services Panasonic Automotive
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    David Taylor is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Aupeo! GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America. Based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, Taylor is also the Director of Connected Services for Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America (PASA).

    Founded in 2008 in Berlin, Aupeo is a leading solutions provider for the connected automotive market. The company provides the B2B OneConnectSM platform and Personal Radio by AUPEO!® content service, which enables vehicle manufacturers to reinvent in-vehicle systems with new experiences that personally and intuitively inform and entertain drivers in a connected world.

    Aiming to reinvent the in-vehicle audio experience for connected vehicles, Taylor develops and leads cross-functional, culturally diverse teams of engineers and technicians dedicated to providing software and service solutions to the global automotive industry.

    He brings more than 20 years of experience in the automotive software and services industry to his current role. Taylor previously held positions at PASA as Group Manager of Engineering and also as Director of Engineering for its Farmington Hills, Michigan, location. His past accomplishments include directing PASA’s efforts in automotive radio and navigation platform development along with advanced technology and audio engineering strategies. Since joining PASA in 2005, the company has benefited significantly from his ability to seamlessly integrate teams from around the world. His global perspective and approach has contributed greatly to the company’s expansion from a regional automotive engineering and technology development business into a global, diversified organization specializing in automotive solutions.

    Taylor earned a Master Degree in Business Administration in Strategy, Finance and General Management from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, where he received a Dean’s Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Taylor also graduated with a Master of Arts Degree in Computer Science from King’s College, University of Cambridge.

  • Mariel Devesa
     
    Mariel Devesa Head of Innovation Farmers Insurance
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  • Derek Kerton
    Auto Tech Council
    Derek Kerton Chairman Auto Tech Council
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    Derek Kerton is Principal Analyst and head of the Wireless Consulting Practice for the Kerton Group. For 15 years, his focus has been the junction n of Silicon Valley innovation and communications. Mr. Kerton is internationally recognized for his telecom industry insight and consults for companies throughout the telecom value chain (NTT DoCoMo, Sprint-Nextel, British Telecom, SK Telecom, Disney, ESPN, Sony...) and the financial community on the telecom market issues (Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, Dow Jones, Morgan Stanley...). He is chair of The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley, a GigaOm Expert, and on advisory Boards of startups. Mr. Kerton is quoted, published and interviewed globally on CNN, CNBC, BloombergTV, and Wall Street Radio, with his industry research and analysis available through websites, articles, research reports, and white papers.
  • Ted Guild
    World Wide Web Consortium
    Ted Guild Champion of the Web and
    Automotive standardization activities
    World Wide Web Consortium
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    Ted Guild serves as Champion of the Web and Automotive standardization activities at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the global standards body that develops the foundational technologies for the Web, including HTML5, CSS, SVG and XML.

    Ted joined W3C in 2000 and currently serves as Head of Systems (IT) at W3C, headquartered at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab in Cambridge, MA, where he manages a team of IT professionals who ensure that the W3C's technical infrastructure, Validators and other prominent services operate smoothly. For W3C's Web and Automotive activities, Ted liaises with industry members from OEMs, Tier 1s, third party service providers, and browser vendors to address the business and technical use cases focused on the convergence of web technologies within the automotive, mobile and cloud browsing environments.

  • Tim Evavold
    Covisint
    Tim Evavold Director Connected Car & Dealer Ecosystems Covisint
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    Tim Evavold is responsible for boarding, management, and governance of strategic third-party delivery partners for Covisint’s cloud platform. He also serves as the Technical Director for Covisint’s Connected Vehicle solutions. Mr. Evavold has more than 24 years of implementing and managing strategic process and technology with a strong track record of delivering process re-engineering, cost reduction and revenue growth for competitive advantage and profit improvement. Prior to joining Covisint, Evavold held several executive positions including CTO at SCI Ltd., and CIO of OnStar
  • Olaf Preissner
    luxoft
    Olaf Preissner Head of UX Automotive & InnovationsLuxoft
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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.
  • Bryan Krulikowski
    morpace
    Bryan Krulikowski Vice President, Automotive & Technology ResearchMorpace Inc.
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    For the past nine years, Bryan has led the Automotive & Technology team at Morpace Inc., a leading global market research consultancy. During this time, he has authored several syndicated studies, including the Connected Car B-LinkTM study and the annual Powertrain Acceptance & Consumer Engagement study.

    For the past 20 years, Bryan has worked in the automotive market research field, with a primary emphasis on product development research. He has conducted numerous studies related to in-vehicle connectivity systems with a focus on feature prioritization, packaging and pricing strategies, content optimization, and HMI. Bryan has also established himself as a leader in the industry for understanding consumer opinion related to alternative powertrains.

    In addition to his vehicle technology research expertise, Bryan leads Morpace Asia-Pacific, established in 2012 and based in Shanghai.

    Prior to joining Morpace, Bryan held positions at Harris Interactive, Inc., J.D. Power and Associates, J. Walter Thompson (now Team Detroit), and RDA Group.

  • Joe Fabbre
    Green Hills Software
    Joe Fabbre Platform Solutions
    Green Hills Software
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  • Tom Sexton
    Urgent.ly
    Tom Sexton Vice President Strategic Sales
    Urgent.ly
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  • Iain Forbes
     
    Iain Forbes Head of Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
    UK Department of transport.
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    Iain Forbes is the head of the UK Government's Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, a new policy unit based jointly in the Department for Transport and the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. The Centre aims to help ensure that the UK remains a world leader in developing and testing connected and autonomous vehicles.

    Prior to joining CCAV Iain worked in No10 as a Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, covering issues including transport and the devolved administrations. He has previously worked in both the Department for Transport and the Home Office, advising on innovation, science and technology, security policy and environmental strategy.

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    Crystal Rutland CEO & Co-Founder
    Empirical Research and Design
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  • Jim Mazurek
     
    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.

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    Renovo Motors
    Jason Stinson CTO
    Renovo Motors
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    Jason Stinson is co-founder and CTO of Renovo Motors. An 18 year veteran of Intel Corporation, Jason was a Senior Principle Engineer responsible for the technical leadership of 350-500 person microprocessor design teams and contributed to over ten major product launches during his tenure. Jason holds a BSEE and MSEE from Stanford University where he has also been a lecturer for the Electrical Engineering Department since 2003. He has a passion for bringing performance, efficiency, and quality to highly complex electrical systems. Jason and his wife Aileen live in Palo Alto with their three children.

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    Volvo
    Anders Tylman-Mikiewicz General Manager - Volvo Monitoring & Concept Centre
    Volvo Car Group
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  • covisint
  • Green-Hill-Software
  • Luxoft

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  • BizLink
  • BAH
  • neusoft
  • Telit
  • Urgently

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  • GENIVI

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Thomas Wilson

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TU-Automotive