TU-Automotive Awards 2016 judges announced

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TU-Automotive today announced the list of judges for the annual TU-Automotive Awards, the most recognized connected car awards in the world, held on June 7th in Novi, MI. The 30 judges represent all areas of the industry in order to provide a comprehensive analysis of the different submissions.

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We are inviting all companies that have accomplished great things in the connected car or smart mobility industry over the past year to nominate themselves

The 15th edition of the TU-Automotive Awards 2016 has refreshed its judging panel adding many more judges to the mix. The focus this year has been put on confirming judges amongst the top experts in each of the niche areas of the connected car space. Ranging from analysts to journalists, and from investors to academic researchers, the judging panel really brings a mix of expertise and views that should really provide a comprehensive analysis of the nominations. The full list of judges is available here: http://www.tu-auto.com/detroit/awards-rules.php#judges

Emilie Leblanc, Awards Director at TU-Automotive said: “I am so happy to have such great experts providing their insight, experience and opinion this year. We’ve made great efforts to expand the level of knowledge on the judging panel and it shows!” She continued: “We are inviting all companies that have accomplished great things in the connected car or smart mobility industry over the past year to nominate themselves, this is an opportunity to put yourself in front of the top experts in those fields”

The TU-Automotive Awards judges are:

  • Roger LANCTOT, Associate Director in the Global Automotive Practice, Strategy Analytics
  • Thilo KOSLOWSKI, Vice President, Practice Leader Automotive and Smart Mobility, Gartner
  • Chris THOMAS, Founder and Partner, Fontinalis Partners
  • Susan A. SHAHEEN, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor and Co-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center, University of California, Berkeley
  • Jeffrey S. HANNAH, Director, SBD North America
  • Richard WALLACE, Director, Center for Automotive Research
  • Liz KERTON, Executive Director, Autotech Council
  • Andrew HART, Director of Innovation and Customer Relations, SBD
  • Sam ABUELSAMID, Senior Research Analyst, Navigant Research
  • Scott MCCORMICK, President, Connected Vehicle Trade Association, Inc
  • Jeremy KAPLAN, Chief Editor, Digital Trends
  • Ted SERBINSKI, Managing Director, Techstars Mobility
  • Lee COLMAN, Head of Connected Car, SBD
  • Mark FITZGERALD, Associate Director - Automotive Practice, Strategy Analytics
  • Tina SRIVASTAVA, Strategic Engineering Research Group, MIT
  • Frederic BRUNETEAU, Managing Director, PTOLEMUS Consulting Group
  • Phil MAGNEY, Founder & Principal, Vision Systems Intelligence
  • Paul MYLES, Editor, TU-Automotive
  • Lukas NECKERMANN, Entrepreneur & Author of 'The Mobility Revolution', Neckermann LTD
  • Dominique BONTE, Managing Director and Vice President, B2B, ABI Research
  • David MCCLURE, Director of Research and Consulting, SBD
  • Iain MACBETH, Automotive & Intelligent Mobility Programme Manager, Transport for London
  • Katharina HARRES, Innovation Programme Manager & Start-Up Scout, Institute for Business Innovation
  • Alex OYLER, Senior Specialist Connected Car, SBD North America
  • John WARANIAK, Vice President Vehicle Technology, Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
  • Susan ZIELINSKI, Managing Director, SMART, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
  • Donny SEYFER, Chairman, Automotive Service Association

More information about the judges can be found here: http://www.tu-auto.com/detroit/awards-rules.php#judges

More about the TU-Automotive Awards
The TU-Automotive Awards are the most prestigious and anticipated awards in the connected car industry. The glamorous ceremony aims to gather the leading minds of the connected car industry to highlight innovation and quality. With 10 categories designed to highlight established and emerging companies, the TU-Automotive Awards attract over 400 nominations from all over the world. These awards recognize the leaders pushing the industry forward through innovation, industry engagement and quality products and services.

The 2016 TU-Automotive Awards categories:

  • OEM of the year
  • Telematics Service Provider of the year
  • Best Telematics Product/Service
  • Best Insurance Telematics Product/Service
  • Best Active Safety or ADAS Product/Service
  • Best Auto Mobility Product/Service
  • Best Auto Cybersecurity Product/Service
  • Best Aftermarket Telematics Product/Service
  • Newcomer of the year
  • Influencer of the year

Nominations are currently opened until Friday March 11th, more details can be found here: http://www.tu-auto.com/detroit/awards-index.php

About TU-Automotive:
TU-Automotive is the reference point and communications hub for the evolving automotive technology segment as it converges with consumer electronics, mobile and IoT to re-define connectivity, mobility and autonomous use-cases. http://www.tu-auto.com

Emilie Leblanc
Awards Director
+44 (0) 207 375 7178

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