4th Connected Car Expo gets new advisers from Automatic, QNX, Loal Motors & Lyft

connectedcarexpoThe Connected Car Expo (CCE) has added members to its advisory board for 2016. Damon Lavrinc of Automatic Labs, Justin Fishkin of Local Motors, Derek Kan of Lyft and Linda Campbell of QNX Software Systems Limited join nine returning board members, two of whom are nominated for the Tech CARS Awards.

Andy Gryc of CX3 Marketing will return as Conference Director, and together with the advisory board, will set the strategic direction and focus of CCE’s conference agenda as well as select the second annual Top 10 Automotive Start-ups. CCE is held in conjunction with the LA Auto Show Press and Trade Days and will take place on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

The CCE Advisory Board Members:

  • Damon Lavrinc is the Head of Content and Outreach at Automatic Labs, a Bay Area startup that builds connected car products to empower drivers.
  • Justin Fishkin is the Chief Strategy Officer of Local Motors, a technology company that designs, builds and sells vehicles.
  • Derek Kan is the General Manager of Lyft and was recently nominated by President Obama to the Board of Directors of AMTRAK.
  • Linda Campbell has held a variety of roles within the sales and marketing organization at QNX Software Systems.
  • Michelle Avary is responsible for the overall management of Aeris’ automotive strategy, product planning and business development.

Returning Board Members Are Still:

  • Michelle Avary is responsible for the overall management of Aeris’ automotive strategy, product planning and business development.
  • Bryan Biniak is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at Nokia Growth Partners which recently launched a $100 million Connected Car Fund.
  • John Ellis is a software developer and business development veteran with over 25 years of experience. Formerly the Global Technologist for Ford’s connected car business unit.
  • Roger Lanctot brings more than 25 years of experience in electronics industry market research, consulting and journalism to the board. 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 oversees 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.
  • Chris McKillop leads an engineering team responsible for living room and entertainment products within Google’s Android organization.
  • Manuela Papadopol is responsible for the overall development and execution of global marketing strategy for Elektrobit (EB). She also holds a patent in voice-activated acquisition of non-local content.
  • Danny Shapiro is the Senior Director of NVIDIA’s automotive business unit focused on developing autonomous vehicle hardware and software platforms that integrate computer vision, deep learning and sensor fusion.
  • Geoff Snyder is focused on the extension of Pandora into vehicles and connected devices.
  • Andy Gryc is a well-known automotive technology evangelist whose reputation in the industry is rooted in his hands-on experience in the automotive and embedded trenches – software architecture and engineering, technical sales and product marketing – for well over two decades at companies like QNX, OnStar and HP. Through CX3 Marketing, he lends his industry knowledge, technology insights and marketing expertise to analysts, journalists and companies throughout the automotive industry.

The LA Auto Show and CCE will announce more details, including session and discussion topics and industry expert participants over the coming months.

The fourth annual Connected Car Expo (CCE) will unite 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. CCE will take place Nov. 15, in conjunction with the 2016 LA Auto Show Press & Trade Days.