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Vice President & Distinguished Analyst - Automotive, Vehicle ICT, Mobility Industry Advisory Services
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|Thilo Koslowski is Vice President and Lead Automotive Analyst at Gartner Inc., the largest technology advisory company in the world. Mr. Koslowski advises international business and technology leaders in the automotive, telematics, communication and consumer electronics industries on how to maximize business opportunities, create innovation and establish strong, cross-industry partnerships. He also has been an advisor for global government agencies focusing on economic growth and improvements in transportation. Mr. Koslowski’s strategic guidance focuses on the automotive demand & supply chains and vehicle-centric information and communication technologies (Vehicle ICT).
Before joining Gartner, Mr. Koslowski was a Lead Consultant in Gartner’s Consulting Practice where he managed global consulting assignments for companies in the emerging technologies markets. Prior to that, he worked in various marketing and strategy positions for a premium, European automaker. Mr. Koslowski graduated with honors from the Technical University (RWTH) Aachen in Germany and holds a master's degree in Business Studies with majors in Marketing, European Economy and Production Engineering.
As Gartner’s lead analyst for the automotive industry, Mr. Koslowski is regularly quoted in global publications, TV and radio broadcasts including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, The Economist and many others.
Vice President, Practice Director
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|Dominique Bonte is responsible for ABI Research's global telematics, location and navigation coverage which includes connected car, PNDs, digital maps, real-time traffic information, navigation content, ITS, automotive operating systems, connected automotive infotainment, commercial telematics, fleet management systems, positioning technologies, person tracking, location-based advertising and social networking, outdoor, sports, GPS fitness devices and solutions, GPS semiconductors and LBS. Bonte is also responsible for ABI Research's M2M and embedded coverage including M2M modules, connections and platforms, wireless healthcare, smart grids, smart cities, home automation, smart commercial buildings, as well as retail, and industrial segments.
Past Experience, Memberships, Accolades and Media
Dominique's background includes a wealth of telecommunication and mobile device applications experience. He worked for Orange and BT in Belgium, as well as holding a variety of positions at consumer/industrial technology companies assuming roles in product management and market research and intelligence. He later started his own company in software consulting for mobile devices, where he acquired extensive experience in mobile satellite navigation software.
Education He holds an MS in electronics engineering at the University of Leuven, and has earned several marketing and business degrees.
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|Roger Lanctot, Automotive Consultant, has 20-plus years of experience in the technology industry as an industry analyst, journalist and consultant. Before joining Strategy Analytics, Mr. Lanctot was director of business development at iSuppli Corporation, which acquired Telematics Research Group in July of 2008. He also directed sales and business development for TRG for five years prior to the acquisition, focusing on aftermarket and portable device segments in the emerging telematics market. Prior to TRG he directed research and business development at NPD and PC Data.
Mr. Lanctot was Research Editor for Computer Retail Week, and also had editorial positions at Fairchild Publication’s HFN and Hearst Business Communications’ Office World News. In addition, he held research positions with other media companies.
Roger Lanctot is a graduate of Dartmouth College.
Head of Advanced Research
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|Andrew is a strong believer in the role that great market research can (and should) play in helping companies innovate. He is responsible for setting the direction of research within SBD, and ensuring that the key messages are clearly communicated to customers and the wider industry. Whilst originally from a mechanical engineering background, he now works tirelessly with customers and speaks passionately at conferences to encourage a change of mind-set within the automotive industry away from engineering-based solutions and towards consumer-centric innovations.
McNamara Technology Solutions
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|David McNamara is President
of McNamara Technology Solutions - consulting for
active safety & wireless technology, new business development
& mentoring of automotive suppliers. Key clients are the Vehicle
Infrastructure Integration (VII) Consortium as the applications
project leader and Telcordia for new business development. Prior
to 2006, Dave was Manager, Advanced Infotainment Systems, Ford Motor
Company's Research. At Ford Research, he developed new Infotainment
features to enhance brand differentiation. He developed music/phone
connectivity solutions with Jaguar, Land Rover & Volvo brands
as the forerunner of the Ford/Microsoft Sync project.
Prior to Ford Research,
Dave was Manager, Multimedia, responsible for production design
of Lincoln, Mercury, and Ford Brands: audiophile, multimedia, and
navigation systems. Before coming to Ford in 1995 from Visteon,
Ford's electronics manufacturing division at that time, he had varied
engineering assignments that have provided product design and manufacturing
experience with Powertrain sensors, electronic instrumentation/displays,
multiplex systems (J1850/CAN based), voice control and instrument
panel/body subsystem electronic architecture.
He is active in the Society
of Automotive Engineers, IEEE, and is an invited speaker to several
conferences which include the Telematics Update events. He follows
the annual Consumer Electronics Show closely, for which he issues
a detailed report covering the automotive related developments.
He has co-authored an invited paper for the Proceedings of the IEEE
with his former Ford Research colleagues titled, “Control, Computing
and Communications: Technologies for the Twenty-First Century Model
T.” He received his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering
form the University of Michigan in 1973 and his Masters Degree in
solid-state physics from the University of Florida in 1975. He holds
six patents in the areas of prognostics, navigation and security
Read Precksha's Bio
|Precksha Saksena-Sood is the Managing Director of Telematics Update, an influential business intelligence organisation within the connected car industry. Telematics Update’s mission is to serve the burgeoning mobile, CE and digital industries as they converge with the automotive industry. Telematics Update currently provides cutting-edge industry news, analysis, reports and senior-level B2B conferences.
Precksha has been with the organisation for 7 years and has been managing the group for 4 years. During her tenure, she has added significant growth and expansion to the business, making it the foremost centre of business intelligence in the telematics industry.
Her time within the industry has given her the opportunity to develop a 360 degree view of this rapidly expanding segment.
Precksha is an energetic public speaker and has spoken at global executive gatherings on topics such as automobile connectivity, content integration and usage-based insurance, amongst other subjects. Her discussions and presentations are grounded in results and data drawn from the content and reports commissioned by Telematics Update.
Precksha holds an MA in International Journalism from City University in London.
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