14th Annual Focused Conference & Exhibition

Telematics Detroit 2014

June 4-5 // The Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI, USA

Connectivity Enables a New Paradigm for Auto Mobility

Telematics Detroit is the world's largest forum dedicated to the future of connected auto mobility. With over 2000 senior attendees and 100+ industry leading speakers it will address the crucial tech. and business questions shaping telematics as connectivity enables a new paradigm for auto mobility.

Just Announced: Telematics Detroit Super Panel

Phil Abram Tom Gebhardt Tim Yerdon Henry Bzeih Thilo Koslowski
General Motors Panasonic Automotive Systems of America Visteon Kia Gartner
Phil Abram
Chief Infotainment Officer
General Motors
Tom Gebhardt
Panasonic Automotive Systems of America
Tim Yerdon
Henry Bzeih
CTO & Head of Connected Car
Thilo Koslowski
Vice President & Distinguished Analyst – Automotive

As the connected car message moves from the margins to the mainstream we bring you our most senior panel of automotive visionaries to date to deliver their assessment on how connectivity is set to enable the auto-mobility revolution.


The Trends Changing the Face of Mobility

Telematics Detroit 2014 is set to explore the crucial topics that are revolutionizing the telematics industry:

  • The Internet of Things Meets the Road: Explore the connected car as a crucial node in the IoT as the cloud’s potential in automotive shines through
  • The Future of Advanced Safety: V2X today. Piloted tomorrow. Autonomous…? Embrace intelligent mobility, because the question is no longer if, but when! 
  • Real-Time Relationship Management: Engage customers with connectivity enabled touchpoints, from dealers to diagnostics to discounts and create OEM affinity through a seamless user experience
  • Turning Bytes into $ Bills: Drinking from the data fire hose can be daunting. Collect, select and analyze telematics data to open up brand new revenue streams
  • Tech Giants Want a Piece of the Action! Cross-pollinate Silicon Valley’s out of the box thinking with Detroit’s automotive prowess to complete the total connected lifestyle


Our Most Prestigious Speaker Line-Up Ever

100+ industry leading voices, both established and distruptive, will take to the stage on June 4-5:

  • Johann Jungwirth, President & CEO, Mercedes-Benz R&D
  • Phil Abram, Chief Infotainment Officer, General Motors
  • Tim Yerdon, Director, Visteon
  • Tom Gebhardt, President, Panasonic Automotive Systems America
  • Henry Bzeih, Head of Connected Car/CTO, Kia
  • Dan Teeter, Director - Vehicle Connected Services, Nissan
  • Frank Weith, General Manager Connected Services, Volkswagen Group of America
  • Steve Schwinke, Director of App Development, GCC, General Motors
  • Thilo Koslowski, VP & Distinguished Analyst - Automotive, Vehicle ICT, Gartner
  • Roger Lanctot, Associate Director, Strategy Analytics
  • Andrew Hart, Head of Advanced Research, SBD
  • Sue Bai, Principal Engineer, Honda
  • Robyn Williams, Senior Manager Connected Services Marketing & Ops, Nissan
  • Rich Glassman, Director - Commercial Telematics Products, Volvo
  • Dan Kraft, Director New Product Development, Allstate
  • Shawn Meredith, Manager – Telematics Services Development, Daimler Trucks
  • Dave Pratt, General Manager Usage Based Insurance, Progressive Insurance
  • John Du, Director - China R&D, General Motors
  • Gary Strumolo, Manager, Vehicle Design and Infotronics, R&A, Ford


New for Telematics Detroit 2014

With more exclusive OEM presentations, C-Level speakers and consumers live on stage we have re-invented Telematics Detroit from top to bottom.

  • BRAND NEW SUPER-PANEL: Hear from C-level execs in a newly devised hour-long panel tackling the future of the connected car and their visions of how connectivity is changing the ways in which we perceive mobility
  • CONNECTIVITY MEGATRENDS IN THE CAR: Look at how initiatives such as mobile health and wearables are infiltrating the car, taking safety and user connected experience to the next level
  • LIVE CONSUMER FEEDBACK PANEL: Hear from a panel of real-life consumers on their experiences of buying and owning connected cars;highlighting the trials and tribulations of interfaces, content, safety tools and more
  • DISRUPTIVE INNOVATIONS TRACK: Get a snapshot of some hand-picked start-ups whose products could change the way in which we think about vehicle connectivity – each disruptor will have 5 minutes to pitch their innovative ideas to a voting audience!
  • BRAND NEW CONFERENCING APP: Build your own bespoke conference agenda, navigate via the interactive exhibition floor, plus much more for an enhanced mobile centric networking experience
  • MORE OEM PRESENTATIONS THAN EVER BEFORE: This year we have secured more exclusive presentations from major OEMs than ever before, incl. Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Ford and more will give you first hand access to announcements and automaker connected car visions


The Industry's Unparalleled Networking Event:

There may be a new look for Telematics Detroit 2014, but one thing that hasn't changed is the event's position as the best in class event for networking that the industry has to offer. You can expect:

  • 2000+ Executive Attendees: featuring an astounding 30% OEMs, with over half of all attendees coming from C-level executives or senior management no other event can touch its networking credentials
  • 20+ Hours of Dedicated Networking: Meet face-to-face and do business with otherwise un-accessible senior-level decision makers. Telematics Detroit is the place where the industry comes to do deals!
  • The Prestigious Telematics Update Awards 2014: On the eve of Telematics Detroit, the industry's leading lights gather for an evening of awards and networking to honour the leaders of the telematics industry

Event Facts & Stats

Here are the stats from last year to give you a flavor of what you can expect in 2014:

  • 120 exhibition booths
  • 112 senior level speakers
  • 28% of attendees were OEMS
  • 53% of attendees were C-Level Executives & Senior management
  • 92% of delegates rated our speakers good to excellent
  • 86% of delegates rated the quality of information they learned at the conference good to excellent
  • 94% of attendees rated the opportunity to meet relevant industry executives as good to excellent
  • 82% of attendees would highly recommend Telematics Update’s events to colleagues & industry contacts


What the Industry Have to Say About Telematics Detroit

Attendee Testimonials:

The show is a great place to get an accurate pulse on the telematics industry and to meet or keep in touch with industry leaders.
Ford Motor Company
Impressed with the conference. Both days were full of discussions and presentations based on innovative topics that project the next phase of technology to the automotive industry. There was great representation from all players in the industry, including the OEM's, mobile carriers, internet radio, etc. It was great to see how many of these companies are joining together in partnerships to make telematics a success.
TU has again demonstrated why TU Detroit is the US event that can't be missed for those involved in the development of the next generation of connected cars.
Hughes Telematics
It was a great event with a very good participation of the telematics community
Volvo Group
The one event to be at in North America for Telematics and Infotainment
Johnson Controls
This was my first year attending and I plan on attending next year. The show is excellent and very informative
My first show so I was naturally blown away

Press Testimonials:

Telematics Detroit remains the most extraordinary networking opportunity in the industry as well as a great place to discover new technologies, companies and industry visions
Strategy Analytics
Telematics Detroit is a great place gauge the state of the connected car and spot trends


Click here to download your free conference brochure with full speaker line-up and conference sessions

Register before EOB Friday (May 2) to save $100 on your conference pass - click here

If you would like to discuss the conference, please do not hesitate to contact us using the details below.

Gareth Ragg
Gareth Ragg
Project Director
Telematics Update
1 800 814 3459 ext 7589 (UStf)
+44 (0)20 7375 7589 (Global)
Justin Parker
Justin Parker
Conference Director
Telematics Update
(UStf) 1 800 814 3459 ext 7578
(global) +44 207 375 7578
Diamond Sponsors
Wireless Car
Platinum Sponsors
Raco Wireless
Gold Sponsors
Green Hills Software
Folder Sponsor
Badge Sponsor
Lanyard Sponsor
Drinks Reception Sponsor
GEO Semiconductor
Delegate List Sponsor
Mobile App Sponsor
Workshop Sponsor
Workshop Sponsor
Workshop Sponsor
Qualcomm Gobi
Texas Instruments
Qualcomm Gobi
Association Sponsor