Record Numbers Set to Attend Telematics Detroit 2013

Record Numbers Set to Attend Telematics Detroit 2013

Over the past 13 years Telematics Detroit has grown with connected vehicle industry to firmly establish itself as world’s largest and most influential forum to serve the entire telematics industry. This year will see 2,000+ senior executives assemble to hear over 100 industry leaders including Ford, BMW, GM, Audi, Toyota, KIA, Honda and Mercedes-Benz speak on the most up to the moment debates to shape the future of the connected car.  

Telematics Detroit 2013, keynote speaker, Roger C. Lanctot, Associate Director, Global Automotive Practice at Strategy Analytics Event Director stated, “There is no equal to Telematics Detroit for connecting with old friends, making new acquaintances, learning about new tech. and business models and doing deals.”

Telematics Detroit, Project Director, Andy Pym, added: “With the unrelenting pace of innovation in the CE device world setting the expectation bar for connectivity so high, the challenge to master connected car user experience has never been so great.” He continued, “More than ever it’s apparent that the car exists within the wider connected ecosystem. With high-profile keynote presentations from the likes of General Motors setting out the need for the automotive industry to engage with the wider app developer community, Telematics Detroit is set to reflect the very forefront of telematics innovation.”    

Here is a flavor of what to expect at Telematics Detroit 2013:

Industry pioneer speakers at Telematics Detroit:

·         Heini Schulz, ConnectedDrive Services Manager, BMW of North America LLC

·         Nick Pudar, Director, Global Connected Consumer, General Motors

·         John Ellis, Chief Technologist, Connected Services & Solution, Ford

·         David Sullivan, Cross-Car Planning Manager, Subaru of America

·         Thilo Koslowski, Vice President – Automotive Vehicle ICT, Gartner

·         Shawn Meredith, Manager, Telematics Service Development, Daimler Trucks

·         Roger C. Lanctot, Associate Director, Global Automotive Practice, Strategy Analytics

·         Rob Gee, Product Line Manager, Continental Automotive

·         Henry Bzeih, Head of Infotainment and Telematics, Kia Motors

·         Dave Pratt, General Manager, Usage Based Insurance, Progressive Insurance

·         Johann Jungwirth, President & CEO, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development

To see the full speaker line-up of over 100 industry leading speakers –

The hottest industry debates and announcements:

·         THE ULTIMATE END-TO-END TELEMATICS PLATFORM:Dispel the ‘killer app’ myth to adopt an approach to connectivity that eschews the ‘next big thing’ in favour of a holistic suite of connected services that encompasses CRM, HMI and content

·         TURN THE CAR INTO A MONEY MAKING MACHINE:‘Subscription only’ models have failed to ignite mass adoption of connected vehicle services. Discover how to create a flexible micro-transactional platform that aligns with the service and payment demands of consumers

·         THE TELEMATICS TROJAN HORSE:Debate whether strategic partnerships with the titans of CE, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, will result in diminished OEM influence or translate into the ability to attract tech. loyal consumers and close the automotive innovation gap

·         THE INFOTAINMENT ECOSYTEM REINVENTED:BMW, Ford and GM announce their connected car visions to gain cross-industry buy-in. Analyze whether opening up APIs and SDKs will attract third party developers by creating higher volumes to support a truly auto-centric business case

To view the complete conference agenda –

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Gareth Ragg

Conference Director | Telematics Update


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