Telematics Update: Record numbers set to meet in San Francisco next week for Content & Apps Automotive USA 2013

Telematics Update: Record numbers set to meet in San Francisco next week for Content & Apps Automotive USA 2013

speakers and exhibitors converge at the Hotel Kabuki to shape the future of in-car connected content and applications. (

Over the past 3 years Content & Apps for Automotive USA has established itself as the go-to event dedicated to in-vehicle infotainment. Now in its new home of San Francisco, this year will see 250+ senior execs from across the automotive, content, wireless, mobile and web industries assemble to hear over 30 industry leaders including General Motors, Mercedes, Pandora, KIA, Panasonic, ESPN and Volvo speak on how to re-invent the automotive application and content experience.

Talking about the event, previous attendee Microsoft has stated that it is a “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.” Hyundai agreed, “It was the perfect atmosphere and place to share and talk about open innovations with each other. It will be the right opportunity to gain very fruitful outcomes and directions.”

Event Project Director, Gareth Ragg added: “I am very excited by the line-up of speakers at the event this year. They very much represent current thought leadership in this space. Right now it is crucial that IVI leaders come together.” He continued, “Consumer electronics continues to shape customer expectations, and tensions are expected to build between the traditionally dogmatic automotive world and the ‘move fast and break things’ attitude of Silicon Valley.  As we stand on the cusp of 2014, the industry shifting beyond stand-alone in-car apps and towards integrated infotainment platforms that are appropriate for the automotive and driving experience. That is what the event is set to explore.”

Industry Leaders Set to Speak in San Francisco:

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

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

· 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

· 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

· Adam Richman, Audio Business Development, ESPN

· Noah Shanok, CEO,Stitcher

· 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 –

Last few tickets remain: Register your place now

Register now via the secure link below to secure your place amongst 250+ telematics industry decision makers at Content & Apps for Automotive USA 2013:

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

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

About Telematics Update:

Telematics Update Conferences are the most prestigious in the industry. We produce the largest telematics events in North America, Europe & Asia, and attract the most influential speakers providing a rich environment for establishing strategic relationships and networking.


Gareth Ragg

Conference Director | Telematics Update

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