Unlocking Value and Supporting the Software-Defined Vehicle with Data and Connectivity
Point B welcomes special guest John Correia, Managing Director at Connected Strategy Advisors, on a deep dive into automotive connectivity. How have OEMs leveraged connectivity and data in the past? How can they utilize connectivity to change and improve the customer experience? And what’s next in the realm of predictive analytics and the software-defined vehicle? All is revealed in this episode of Point B. John Correia has over 30 years of experience leading technical development across a number of cutting-edge automotive technologies – most notably infotainment, telematics, and other forms of connectivity. John is currently working with Connected Strategy Advisors as Managing Technical Director. He is focused on helping a variety of companies more fully exploit the rich data and analytics that connected devices and machines of all varieties can provide. Previously, John held a number of leadership positions within the connectivity and infotainment areas GM/OnStar and Ford exposing him to a diverse variety of connected technologies, business models, and lessons learned.At Ford, John was an advisor for several years and then joined Ford as Chief Engineer of the Advanced Product Engineering team within Ford’s Enterprise Connectivity group, transitioning to Director of Product Management for many of their Digital Connected Platforms. During this time, John was involved in V2X, ADAS, OTA, Autonomous, and SW Defined Vehicle initiatives.During John’s 15 years at GM/OnStar, he was Director of their advanced development, innovation lab, OTA activities, and all of their mobile and embedded infotainment applications. Before that, he led the technical development for several generations of OnStar systems and managed the team of experts focused on strategic technologies such as Wireless/RF, Positioning, Voice Recognition, Security, Consumer Device Connectivity (BT, WiFi, NFC), Satellite Radio, and Vehicle Interface. During this time, he was instrumental in leading GM’s early efforts to exploit vehicle data to provide more engaging customer relationships, improve product quality, and enhance overall customer satisfaction. His achievements include over 17 patents, 2 Boss Kettering Innovation awards, and several chairman and CEO-level recognition awards. Prior to GM, John worked for Ford and Visteon, designing and packaging audio and cellular systems. In addition to managing some of the Ford/Lincoln RESCU activities, he helped establish many of the early cellular and satellite systems. John is an Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate from the University of Michigan and has an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.