Topic: In-Car Applications


  • Friday, October 11, 2013
    8:30 AM 
    Networking and Breakfast
    8:50 AM 
    Analyst Overview
    Wayne Cunningham, Senior Editor, CNET Car Tech at CNET
    9:10 AM 
    Pandora Keynote
    George Lynch, VP Automotive BD

    Brief overview of Pandora highlights and accomplishments in the Automotive arena, including 23 OEM Brands, 8 Aftermarket Partners and over 100 Models launched. Our rapid growth has been achieved by having an outstanding dedicated Automotive Engineering Group who intimately know and understand this very complex and demanding market.
    9:30 AM 
    Inrix Keynote
    Mark Pendergrast, Sr. Director, Product Management, Automotive
    9:50 AM 
    Panel: App Platforms for Cars
    As the mobile industry has shown us, apps go nowhere without a strong app platform. Consistent dev tools, SDKs, distribution, QA, and billing are all essential to the success of applications in the car. In this panel, we'll look at the intersection of apps, and platforms, and discuss winning formulas for in-car apps.

    • Mark Sagafi, Director of Business Development at Airbiquity
    • Brian Salisbury, Sr. Director, Business Development at TCS
    • Robert Acker, VP Connectivity & General Manager Aha Radio
    • Linda Campbell, Director, Strategic Alliances at QNX
    10:30 AM 
    Networking Break
    11:00 AM 
    Using big data from cars to enable a new generation of innovative automotive apps
    Francesca Forestieri, Dir., Connected Living Programme at GSMA

    One of the biggest triggers of innovation over the last decade has been the growth of Big Data. Access to Big Data has enabled app developers to create imaginative new use cases and more attractive business models. Within the automotive industry, vehicle manufacturers have been cautious about freeing up data from their vehicles. The GSMA is now working with the connected car industry to set up a new Big Data trial that will help to bridge the gap between Data Providers (such as vehicle manufacturers and mobile network operators) and Data Users (such as app developers). The trial will create a Sandbox community that will allow app developers to analyse real vehicle data from various Data Providers in order to develop new use cases.

    What kind of use cases could be developed? Imagine using data from vehicles to predict accidents before they happen, or creating a community of vehicles that share parking information in real-time. Could data extracted from vehicles help broadcasters understand the listening habits of drivers? Could governments use the data to identify the condition of roads or monitor pollution at a highly localised level? Join our presentation to find out more about how the GSMA's Big Data trial will help to bring these use cases to life, and how you can get involved too.
    11:15 AM 
    Rapid-Fire Demo Presentations / Fastpitch
    Young companies interested in presenting their automotive technology innovations, services and solutions are welcome to register to be a rapid-fire presenter. These demo slots are 5-minutes and used to introduce new companies and their products, in the hopes of creating interest and follow-up from the Silicon Valley telecom and automotive community including the carriers, the manufacturers, and the investors who follow innovation in this segment.

  • Moderator: Danny Shapiro, Director of Marketing at Nvidia
  • Ken Brady, Chief Marketing Officer at Angle
  • Jim Flavell, EVP at MyAssist
  • Jim Disanto, CEO at AutoAdvantage Group
  • Timo Bauer, VP Business Development at Glympse
  • Roger Carlhammar, VP Sales at Openmobile
  • Roberto Gluck, Co-Founder & CEO at The Social Radio
  • 12:20 PM 
    1:00 PM