The Second Annual Connected Car Conference (C3) Announces Program Schedule and Speakers

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Conference Held at CE Week on June 24 Brings Together Thought Leaders to Discuss the Opportunity – and Challenges – Facing the Connected Car Technology

The goal of C3 is to bring the top decision makers together to discuss and drive action in this rapidly evolving space, and also identify the potential of the connected car and any impending roadblocks.

The second-annual Connected Car Conference (C3), to be held on June 24 in New York City as part of CE Week, has announced its full schedule and speaker lineup. C3 provides a forum for thought leaders on the cutting edge of technology from the automotive and consumer electronics industries as well as experts on policy and research to discuss the future of the connected car – its opportunity and challenges.

Produced by automotive technology expert and writer, Doug Newcomb, C3 2014 will feature panel discussions and a media/networking closing reception, as well as other special media events. The program will also be broadcasted on the ABC Radio Network and webcasted by CE Week TV.

Panel discussions at C3 2014 will focus on driver distraction, the networked car, self-driving vehicles and privacy and security. “By bringing the Connected Car discussion to the media capital of the world, C3 provides an ideal venue for facilitating discussion on these crucial topics with key stakeholders,” stated Newcomb. “The goal of C3 is to bring the top decision makers together to discuss and drive action in this rapidly evolving space, and also identify the potential of the connected car and any impending roadblocks.”

The Connected Car has quickly accelerated from a futuristic concept to a tangible form of transportation that consumers can now purchase at their local automobile dealer. From in-dash apps that supply car occupants with cloud-connected information and services to driver assist systems that can take over steering and braking to prevent accidents, technology is making driving easier, safer and more enjoyable. And this is just the beginning. Game-changing technologies such as vehicle-to-vehicle communication and autonomous cars that could change driving as we know it are just down the road.

But issues ranging from driver distraction and privacy to government oversight and the pace of technology adoption by automakers are just a few of the potential roadblocks that could keep the connected car from hitting full speed. The second-annual Connected Car Conference (C3) at CE Week allows thought leaders from across various industries to meet, discuss and move forward on overcoming these and other obstacles.

Conference attendees will hear from expert panelists who will discuss the following topics:

  •     Is Technology the Problem or Solution to Distracted Driving?
  •     Safeguarding Driver Privacy
  •     The Internet of Things and Cars
  •     Navigating Toward a Self-Driving Future

Confirmed speakers and panelists include:

  •     Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association
  •     Gloria Bergquist, Vice President, Public Affairs, Auto Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
  •     Brian Radloff, Director, Strategic Accounts — Automotive, Nuance Communications
  •     Geoff Snyder, Vice President, Automotive Business Development, Pandora
  •     David Zuby, Chief Research Officer, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
  •     Roger Lanctot, Strategy Analytics, Associate Director Global Automotive Practice
  •     Derek Kuhn, VP, Sales and Marketing, QNX Software Systems
  •     Andreas Mai, Director, Smart Connected Vehicles, Cisco
  •     Catherine McCullough, Executive Director, Intelligent Car Coalition
  •     David Miller, Chief Security Officer, Covisint
  •     Chris Barker, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Waggener Edstrom
  •     Niall Berkey, Executive Director, Business Development, Telenav
  •     Emanuel Brown, Director of Design Strategy, +Citizen
  •     Joel Hoffmann, Automotive Strategist, Intel
  •     Tim Nixon, Chief Technology Officer, Global Connected Consumer, General Motors
  •     Chuck Tannert, Automotive/Technology Journalist, Fast Company and Yahoo Autos
  •     John Absmeier, Director, Delphi Labs @ Silicon Valley and Global Automated Driving Business Development
  •     Wolfgang Juchmann, Director, Velodyne LiDAR
  •     Rajesh Khandelwal, Vice President, Technology Strategy, HARMAN
  •     Danny Shapiro, Senior Director of Automotive, NVIDIA

Learn more about the Connected Car Conference at CE Week and register at
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About The Connected Car Conference
The second-annual Connected Car Conference (C3) at CE Week brings together leaders from automotive, technology, regulatory agencies, research and media for the purpose of converting the complexities of the connected car dialogue into action that benefits all stakeholders, and ultimately car buyers.

This half-day program will take place during one of the consumer electronics industry’s biggest events, which draws over 3,000 attendees to the media capital of the world. Coproduced by noted connected car expert and writer Doug Newcomb, C3 drives the conversation on the connected car and creates actionable solutions for the automotive and technology industries, as well as informs the media and regulatory bodies on the profound changes technology is causing in vehicles.

About Doug Newcomb
With over 25 years of experience, Doug Newcomb is a recognized expert on the subject of car technology within the auto industry and among the automotive and general media, and a frequent speaker at automotive and consumer electronics industry events. In 2005 Doug started his own company, Newcomb Communications & Consulting to provide content to such outlets as, Road & Track, Popular Mechanics, MSN Autos, and many others. In 2008, he published his first book, Car Audio for Dummies (Wiley) and joined as Senior Editor to create a new Technology section for the website that continues to educate consumers and supply them with information while shopping for cars. He is a contributor to Automobile Magazine, MSN Autos, PCMag/NextCar and writes about car technology for numerous other outlets.

For more information about Doug, visit his website at

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