Telematics Update: General Motors, Daimler, ESPN and more added to Content & Apps for Automotive USA 2013 conference line-up

Telematics Update: General Motors, Daimler, ESPN and more added to Content & Apps for Automotive USA 2013 conference line-up

Telematics Update has just announced a raft of new industry leaders set to take the stage at North America’s biggest event dedicated to in-car content and applications.

Amongst the top names just confirmed to speak is Steve Schwinke, Director of Application Development, Global Connected Consumer at General Motors. He will be addressing the emergence of context aware applications. The panel debate will address how to take personalization to the next level by harnessing variables such as weather, time of day and trending data in vehicle apps. Craig LaPinta, Application Product Manager at Daimler Trucks North America will be addressing how to create suite of CRM apps that take advantage of real-time vehicle health updates to create loyal and engaged drivers. Whilst Adam Richman of ESPN will join the hotly anticipated discussion, “The Battle for Automotive: Silicon Valley vs. Detroit”, in which Mercedes, QNX, Gracenote and Pandora will debate whether Silicon Valley or Detroit represents the future of the automotive industry.

North America’s Indispensable IVI Conference

Content & Apps for Automotive USA, Event Director, Gareth Ragg stated, “These are all exciting additions to what is shaping up to be a fantastic event”. He continued, “The speaker line up at this year’s show really reflects the leading crop of thought leaders in the IVI industry right now, with leading automakers, content providers and platform developers all represented across the two days. If you are serious about delivering content and applications to the connected car this is the one event that you really cannot afford to miss”.

Industry Leaders Set to Speak in San Francisco:

Speakers just confirmed:

· Steve Schwinke, Director of Application Development, Global Connected Consumer, General Motors

· Adam Richman, Audio Business Development, ESPN

· Noah Shanok, CEO, Stitcher

· Egil Juliussen, Principal Analyst-Infotainment & ADAS, IHS Automotive

· Craig LaPinta, Application Product Manager, Daimler Trucks North America

A selection of the top level speakers that are set to take to stage this December:

· Matt Jones, Senior Technical Specialist – Infotainment, Jaguar Land Rover

· Philippe Kahn, CEO, Fullpower-MotionX

· Damon Lavrinc, Transportation Editor, WIRED

· Steffen Neumann, Project Manager, Mercedes-Benz R&D North America

· Charles Koch, Manager New Business Development, American Honda

· Chris Ruff, President & CEO, UIEvolution

· Benjamin Auslander, Manager – Content Development, Connected Services, Volkswagen

· Jake Sigal, Founder and CEO, Livio

· Michael Harkey, Platform BD, Foursquare

· Henry Bzeih, Head – Infotainment & Telematics, KIA Motors

· Geoff Snyder, Director – Automotive Business Development, Pandora

· Martin Kristensson, Head of Content Acquisition, Volvo

The hottest industry debates and announcements:

· Get to grips with the future of IVI platform standardization: Collaboration or competition?

· Explore how to redefine the vehicle app UI through delivering an integrated content platform

· Evaluate whether Android and iOS are primed to make the leap into the automotive arena

· Debate the business models that will transform the car into lucrative platform for developers

· Discover how to harness contextual data to create uber-personal content and apps for the car

To view the complete conference agenda –
Rave industry reviews of Content & Apps for Automotive USA:

“The place where car companies and content people come together to make great things happen.”
Nokia Location and Commerce

“Perfect atmosphere and place to share and talk about open innovations with each others. TU conference will be a right opportunity to gain very fruitful outcomes and directions.”

“Great opportunity to hear what is happening in such a dynamic space, and a phenomenal networking opportunity.”

“Recommended event for all creating and supporting automotive content and applications. I was able to get up to speed quickly on the hot topics and future concerns of the industry.”

Final Conference Savings Friday (November 15)

The final chance to save on conferences passes for the North America’s largest business conference dedicated to in car content and apps will expire on Friday, November 15. After this prices will rise to full price. Register before this Friday (May 10)via the secure link below to take advantage for $100 saving on all conference passes:

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Gareth Ragg

Conference Director | Telematics Update

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