The Open Mobile Alliance – OMA – has announced that they will be moderating a panel at this year’s Telematics West Coast conference, taking place October 30th between 14.00 and 14.45 at the Hilton San Diego.
The panel entitled ‘The car steps out into the connected world’ will be comprised of industry leaders and moderated by senior OMA representative, Dr. Eshwar Pittampalli.
The OMA moderated panel will cover the latest developments in In-Vehicle-Infotainment (IVI) and provide insight into whether the content providers, software architects, Tier 1 or OEMs will take ownership of the in-car experience as the industry moves further into the connected world.
“The panel is a great way to discuss the developments in the industry and what is next in the telematics space,” commented panel member Scott Burnell of Ford.
Dr. Pittampalli, Director Market Development for the OMA, said, “As the gap between automobiles and Smartphones closes, we continue to see evidence that OMA Enablers are now more applicable than ever within the telematics space. We have already worked with OMA members to highlight the applicability of our enablers for automotive applications.”
The panel will be compromised of:
- Scott Burnell – Global Lead, Business Development & Partner Management – Ford,
- Steffen Neumann – Portfolio Manager, App Development Group – Mercedes-Benz Research & Development
- Ted Cardenas – Vice President, Car Electronics Division-Pioneer Electronics,
- Zach Brand – VP for Digital Media-NPR and
- Bret Scott- Future Technologies Lead – Chrysler.
- Dr. Eshwar Pittampalli, Director Market Development, Open Mobile Alliance – moderator.
- About Open Mobile Alliance (OMA)
OMA is the wireless industry’s focal point for the development of mobile service enabler specifications, which support the creation of interoperable end-to-end mobile services. OMA drives service enabler architectures and open enabler interfaces that are independent of the underlying wireless networks and platforms and that work across devices, service providers, operators, networks and geographies. For more information go to www.openmobilealliance.org.