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Friday, March 11 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Connected Car: Driving Technology

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Connectivity – or “telemetric” in the auto industry – is using a car to keep you connected while behind the wheel. Mostly the auto industry is focused on developing systems for infotainment and personal connectivity through Bluetooth. That’s cool stuff that makes the driving experience more fun and helps us stay connected on the road, but we’re pushing for a much broader approach. Your vehicle can be more than a smartphone on wheels – it can be a platform for data collection and sharing. With embedded technology, like OnStar, a vehicle can pull all kinds of data. Now connect that platform via cloud computing to the social media space and share data among multiple audiences. Smart software tools would analyze the cloud based on knowledge of drive including, equipment use, services used, etc., to make accurate predictions that could figure out intent. Having an intelligent “intent engine” that processes the cloud, you could access highly relevant and personalized information that enables the cloud to work for you. We’re on the cusp of something ginormous here and our partners too. What’s next for wireless communication, video conference and social interaction? How can these converge in a vehicle? How does OnStar leverage Verizon, Skype and Facebook to work in ways never thought possible? This session is sponsored by Chevy.


Joe Berry

Business DevVerizon
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Nick Pudar

Nick Pudar, Vice President of OnStar Strategy and Business Development, manages OnStar’s planning, strategy, business development, and service evolution. He has responsibility for future services development and for management of the overall service and new business portfolio.

Jessica Steel


Howard Wright


Friday March 11, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A

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