Connected Car Takes The Stage At 2017 Radio Show


It may be a conference devoted to AM, FM and their streaming and digital capabilities, but the connected car is getting a huge spotlight in Austin come Sept. 5, at the 2017 Radio Show.

That’s because the confab, jointly produced by the RAB and the NAB, is welcoming attendees with “The Connected Car Listener Experience” — a session that will focus its discussion on the future of the digital automobile dashboard.

Participating in the discussion are Avis Budget Group EVP and CMO Scott Deaver (pictured), Xperi Inc. SVP/Broadcast Radio Joe D’Angelo, and Ellis & Associates founder and managing director John Ellis. 

NAB Chief Technology Officer Sam Matheny will moderate the session, which could prove to be of interest to digital media companies as well as broadcast TV C-Suiters.

The panelists will discuss the current and future landscape of the connected car, including the opportunities surrounding self-driving cars — an opportunity for video streaming — and other voice activation trends.

At Xperi, D’Angelo is responsible for the company’s global broadcast radio business and product development. As one of the founders of iBiquity Digital, the company behind HD Radio technology, D’Angelo has over 17 years of experience in the radio technology industry and has led commercial licensing, product development and technology innovation efforts.

As founder and managing director for Ellis & Associates, John Ellis oversees global management consulting for clients in the transportation, consumer, connectivity and software sectors. He is formerly the global technologist of Ford Motor Company‘s connected car business unit, and was involved in developing and delivering Sync Gen 3, Ford’s latest generation connected car solution. Before that, Ellis was an executive with Motorola, delivering wireless software products and services to the mobile industry.

The 2017 Radio Show will be held Sept. 5-8 in Austin.