Telematics Update: Content & Apps

September 26, 2013  by  

 The Telematics Update Content & Apps for Automotive USA 2013 Conference will be held at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco December 11-12. The conference will focus on the future of content in the car.

A program and speakers list is available at

For additional information, or to register, visit

Speakers scheduled to participate include:

  • 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
  • Benjamin Auslander, Manager – Content Development, Connected Services, Volkswagen
  • Jake Sigal, Founder and CEO, Livio
  • Michael Harkey, Platform BD, Foursquare
  • Martin Kristensson, Head of Content Acquisition, Volvo
  • Henry Bzeih, Head – Infotainment & Telematics, KIA Motors
  • Geoff Snyder, Director – Automotive Business Development, Pandora
  • Anthony Landamia, Cross Car Line Planning Manager, Telematics & Infotainment, Subaru
  • John Du, Director of China R&D Center, General Motors

According to Telematics Update, more than 250 companies will be represented at the conference.

By the end of 2013, ABI Research estimates that the mobile app market will be $27 billion. Despite this growth in revenue and the increasingly integral role that apps are playing the lives of consumers, automakers have yet to perfect how apps should be delivered to the vehicle and how this content is set to drive revenues.

With the mobile world reinventing itself and the expectations of consumers on an annual basis, the traditionally dogmatic automotive world has come head to head with the ‘move fast and break stuff’ attitude of Silicon Valley.

“As the expectations of mobile apps in the consumer world continues gain pace, so do the expectations that this experience will seamlessly extend into the car,” said Event Director, Gareth Ragg. “As we look forward to 2014 it is critical that the connected car ecosystem unites to tackle the standards, business models and technology that will establish the car as a unique platform at the forefront of empowering consumers with cutting edge applications and content.”  

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