The Connected Car Listener Experience

September 5   •   4:00 p.m.  -   5:00 p.m.

JW Marriott Austin Lone Star Ballroom Salons A-E

Innovation in the digital dash is impacting radio’s future in the automobile. What do your listeners see on the screen when they tune to your station? If you are not dialed into this critical listener experience, you could get left behind. What do self-driving cars and voice activation trends mean for radio and what are the opportunities as drivers hand over the controls? This must-see session will explore the current and future landscape of the connected car giving you the inside scoop on the trends, technologies and forces accelerating radio’s automotive future. Panelists include Scott Deaver of Avis Budget Group, Joe D’Angelo of Xperi, Inc. and John Ellis of Ellis & Associates. The discussion will be moderated by National Association of Broadcasters Chief Technology Officer Sam Matheny.


  • Sam Matheny, EVP and Chief Technology Officer, National Association of Broadcasters


  • Scott Deaver, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Avis Budget Group

  • John Ellis, Founder, Managing Director, Ellis & Associates

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