Verizon, Zipcar and David Strickland Join TU-Automotive Detroit 2015 Speaker Line-Up

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Verizon, Zipcar and David Strickland, Partner at Venable LLP are now confirmed to join the hottest names in connected car and automotive tech for TU-Automotive Detroit 2015 ( June 3-4, The Suburban Collection showplace, Novi, MI) to share their vision on the future of the car.

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The level of speakers we have this year is a reflection of the importance that connectivity and technology are now playing in automaker strategies.

They join a line-up including Klas Bendrik, Volvo Car Group’s SVP & CIO, Brian Simmermon, Subaru’s VP & CIO, Alain De Taeye, member of TomTom’s board, and many more.

Now in its fifteenth year, TU-Automotive Detroit ( has been core to discussions around the connected car since 2000. In a year when automotive has dominated the show floors and headlines, it will address how connectivity has become central to automaker strategies, enabling not just a better user experience but also smart mobility schemes and massive advancements in autonomous technology.

The full agenda & speaker information can be found here:

Ruthana Foulkes, head of research at TU-Automotive said “The level of speakers we have this year is a reflection of the importance that connectivity and technology are now playing in automaker strategies. We are delighted to be bringing those discussions to our audience”.

She continued “We are finding unprecedented interest in this event, which has more than doubled since 2010 as 3,000 execs will come together to decide the next steps for automotive. The participation of companies like Zipcar, as such influential external disruptors, can only improve the debate!”

Over 150 Leading Speakers Include:

  •     Klas Bendrik, SVP & Group CIO, Volvo Car Group
  •     Brian Simmermon, VP & CIO, Subaru of America
  •     Dr. Chris Gerdes, Director, Center for Automotive Research Stanford
  •     Bill Frykman, Manager, Business and Product Development, Ford Motor Company
  •     Dan Teeter, Director, Vehicle Connected Services, Nissan
  •     Brett Scott, Head of Silicon Valley Future Technologies, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  •     Alain De Taeye, Management Board, TomTom
  •     Dan Kinney, Director, User Experience, Global Connected Customer Experience, General Motors
  •     Kate Roberts, Director of Global Partnerships, Zipcar
  •     David Strickland, Partner, Venable LLP

Find the full list of speakers at

There is a $200 discount running until Friday, April 3. Register here to take advantage of the discount:

Follow the conversation at #TUDetroit or get involved via or + 44 (0) 207 375 7585 / 1 800 814 3459 ext. 7585

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Innovation: Connectivity – Mobility - Autonomy

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