Nov
17-19
2015

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About Connected Car Expo (CCE)

The award-winning Connected Car Expo (CCE) unites automotive and technology professionals in an effort to increase development and foster relationship-building in the connected car industry, providing attendees with access to the key players and top media constructing the future of the connected car.

While remaining the first of three LA Auto Show Press & Trade Days, CCE will become a one-day conference hosted at the JW Marriott on November 17, 2015, along with the Western Automotive Conference. CCE will kick off with an exclusive reception on the evening of November 16.

CCE exhibitor and sponsor representatives will be featured in an all-new CCE-focused destination at the Los Angeles Convention Center. From November 18-19, a fully-staffed CCE Networking Lounge will serve as a collective hub for CCE participants to gain additional exposure, network, and book meetings amidst LA Auto Show’s broader Press & Trade Days audience.

Connected Car Expo Advisory Board

MICHELLE AVARY
Vice President, Automotive Strategy, Aeris Communications


Avary is responsible for the overall management of Aeris’ automotive strategy, product planning, and business development. A 16-year veteran of automotive telematics, Avary previously led Toyota Motor Sales, Inc. telematics strategies. Most recently she was the Director of Technology Strategy for Harman International where she led the development of technology strategies for all of Harman’s business lines.

BRYAN BINIAK
Vice President & General Manager, Developer Experiences, Microsoft


Bryan Biniak is General Manager of DX at Microsoft where he is responsible for driving innovation with the company’s global developer community and growth of the broader ecosystem across Microsoft’s technologies, products and services portfolio including Windows, Mobile Devices, Xbox, IoT, and Azure.

CHRIS COOK
President, Mobile Electronics Group


As the president of the U.S. trade association representing over 1,000 mobile electronics companies and owning and producing the annual tradeshow, KnowledgeFest®, and the trade publication Mobile Electronics® Magazine, Cook combines his 28-year automotive consumer electronics experience with expertise with in-vehicle consumer electronics integration for both Aftermarket and OEM.

JOHN ELLIS
Founder & Managing Director, Ellis and Associates


Ellis was most recently Global Technologist, Ford Motor Company. In this role, he oversaw a team which delivered a number of automotive industry firsts including SmartDeviceLink, the open source version of Fords award-winning AppLink technology connecting brought-in devices to vehicles, developer.ford.com, Ford’s developer program with over 10,000 unique and global content providers, as well as a 2014 software developer conference attended by over 175 world-class developers from 15 countries. Today, Ellis is serving clients in the world where automotive, consumer, connectivity and software all intersect.

BRIAN GREAVES
Director Product Development IoT, AT&T


Greaves is responsible for leading the development and implementation of connected vehicle services and enhancements in the telematics and infotainment sector. This includes managing all development programs and initiatives on the AT&T Drive Platform and overseeing the AT&T Drive Studio.

ROGER C. LANCTOT
Associate Director, Global Automotive Practice, Strategy Analytics


With more than 25 years of experience in electronics industry market research, consulting and journalism, Lanctot advises clients on in-vehicle safety, infotainment and connectivity systems anticipating market, regulatory, and technological developments in hardware, software and business models.

PETER MARX
Chief Innovation Technology Officer, City of Los Angeles


Marx is the city's first Chief Innovation Technology Officer, overseeing the implementation of new tools and technologies across L.A. city government to better solve problems for residents and make City Hall work more efficiently and effectively. In addition, he partners with L.A.'s growing tech industry to deploy innovative technology and promote local job creation. Before joining the Mayor's Office, Marx served as the Vice President of Business Development at Qualcomm Labs, Inc. & was the Vice President of the Technology and Digital Studio at Mattel, Inc.

CHRIS McKILLOP
Manager, Android Platform, Google


McKillop leads an engineering team responsible for Living Room and Entertainment products within Google’s Android organization. He was previously Vice President of Software at Jawbone; Sr. Director, webOS Linux at Palm; Team Lead, iOS WiFi & Bluetooth at Apple, and a Software Engineer at QNX Software Systems.

MANUELA PAPADOPOL
Director, Global Marketing Automotive, Elektrobit


Papadopol is responsible for the overall development and execution of EB Automotive’s global marketing strategy. Prior to joining EB Automotive, she served as a global marketing manager for automotive programs at Microsoft and as global marketing manager at the Tweddle Group. She began her business career in public relations and marketing at BMW in 1996 before moving to Mercedes Benz as a public relations manager in 2000.

DANNY SHAPIRO
Senior Director of Automotive, NVIDIA


Shapiro is the Sr. Director of NVIDIA’s automotive business unit focused on deep learning computer vision solutions for autonomous vehicles, as well as next-generation digital cockpits. He is a 25-year veteran of the computer graphics and semiconductor industries having served in marketing, business development and engineering roles.

GEOFF SNYDER
Vice President of Automotive Business Development, Pandora


Snyder is focused on the extension of Pandora into vehicles. As consumers demand a better in-car music experience, he has developed relationships with representatives of the world’s top automotive brands working as a liaison between engineering and business teams to make personalized radio on-the-road a reality.

About Los Angeles Auto Show

Founded in 1907, the Los Angeles Auto Show is the first major North American auto show of the season each year. Press Days for the 2015 LA Auto Show® will be held on Nov. 17 – 19. Over the course of a century, LA Auto Show has established itself as one of the world’s premier stages to break news and feature innovations to over 16,000 decision makers and influencers and deliver hundreds of thousands of shoppers over the course of ten consumer days. The LA Auto Show is endorsed by the Greater L.A. New Car Dealer Association and is operated by ANSA Productions.

Endorsed by the Greater L.A. New Car Dealer Association, the LA Auto Show® was launched in 1907.

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