Connected Cars and eCommerce


Connected cars aren’t on the horizon – they are already here. Like many technologies that were once features, consumers will come to expect this connectivity to be standard. As this shift is made, opportunities for revenue generation across the value chain will present themselves. Automotive manufacturers will see revenue-generation opportunities for this need breed of vehicle – while mobile carriers should serve as a critical value chain enabler. What is next for Connected Cars and eCommerce? Come find out as our expert panelists discuss what else we can expect from Connected Cars.

April 11, 2017 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Genuine Parts, 3100 Windy Hill Road SE, Atlanta, GA 30339


Rick Walker, President & CEO (Founder), Georgia Automotive Manufacturer's Association

Rick started his career with Ford Motor Company as an engineer, was an Executive Vice President with a major automotive supplier for 14 years, and is now President and CEO of GAMA, the Georgia Automotive Manufacturers Association. Rick is also currently a Partner at Clements Bernard Walker PLLC – a law firm specializing in Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and related matters), Trade Association, and Business Law. He is a Registered Patent Attorney. He is the author of numerous published articles on innovation, quality and profitability; was named one of the "Latest Generation of Atlanta CEOs and Power Brokers”, Atlanta Journal Constitution; and received the International Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Society of International Business Fellows.Rick holds a Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering, Master's of Engineering, and JD from University of Detroit and University of Michigan.

Sue Boehlke - Ground Transportation Leader, Penton

Sue leads the Ground Transportation division of Penton, which includes a portfolio of Trucking, Fleet, and Automotive information services to connect those businesses with the information, analysis and to help them succeed. Focus on critical business problems for our customers, including the evolving business model opportunities and implementation challenges of changing regulatory, technology and security environments.Sue earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University as well as a bachelor’s in Economics from Northwestern. She has been recognized for her technology leadership in Auto Remarketing’s Women in Remarketing list and the prestigious Automotive News’ (Crain’s) list of 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry. Sue was also previously recognized for her leadership by Women in Technology (WIT).

James T Jones, President and Founder, RaceIQ Engineering

James T. Jones currently serves as President and Founder of RaceIQ Engineering. As an analytical chemist and strategist, Mr. Jones believes that alternative energy and fuel is the key to global sustainability. Mr. Jones has worked in various roles in the healthcare and information technology industries. Although his skill set is vast, his expertise revolves around reshaping brands and influencing clients and market perceptions.  His goal is to combine his scientific and software development experience with his passion for automotive engineering.In 2016 James won TAG Biz Launch Competition Winner, Plug ATL Pitch Competition Winner and Georgia Tech ATDC Start-up of the Year.  James holds an MBA in Global Management from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor's from Florida A&M University in Chemistry & Biology.

Philip Aiello, Project Manager, UPS Corporate Automotive Engineering

Philip is the Senior Project Manager responsible for automotive product and system testing and evaluations at UPS. He is also responsible for UPS global fleet telematics involving global deployment, development, advanced analytics for the worldwide UPS Automotive Fleet. Accountable for strategic development of telematics systems relating to advanced automotive maintenance processes.  He is also Involved in strategic cross functional partnerships with human resources, safety, corporate legal, Information Technology, systems engineering, operations and transportation applications pertaining to automotive fleet telematics.Philip has held multiple positions in the Automotive Fleet Maintenance arena within UPS for the past 25 years in the states of New York, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. He holds a B.S degree in Automotive Technology as well as a B.S. degree in Business from Indiana State University.

David Barton, Managing Director, UHY Advisors

David Barton is a Managing Director with UHY Advisors and practice leader of the Internal Audit, Risk, and Compliance practice, which provides consulting and audit services around information technology controls, cybersecurity, and compliance. He has over 25 years of practical experience in information systems and technology risk and controls.David is frequently asked to speak at national and regional events, such as SecureWorld and the Cloud Security Alliance Congress. He is the primary author of the CSA position paper on AICPA Service Organization Control Reports. He regularly provides his input and opinions for national publications such as Compliance Week, Accounting Today, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.David holds an MBA and BS in Business Administration from Appalachian State University. He is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), received the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation in 1987, and is a member of the Atlanta chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance. David has active civic memberships with the Atlanta chapter of the Porsche Club of America and the Tire Rack Street Survival® program for teen driver education. He is also a certified high-performance driving instructor and former Porsche Club racer.

Jack Shaw, Executive Consultant and Technology Futurist

Jack Shaw has been a Technology Futurist for over 30 years – helping others to understand the strategic implications of emerging technologies. He’s a Marketing Strategist, Industry Thought Leader, and Author of three critically acclaimed books on business and technology.He has advised such leading Technology Providers as Oracle, SAP, IBM, CA Technologies and many more. He has also provided expert guidance and best practices to such Fortune 500 Companies as GE and Coca Cola, among others, as well as to hundreds of small to mid-sized businesses.He is widely recognized for his expertise in such breakthrough business technologies as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Internet of Things, and 3D Printing as well as such established technologies as Ecommerce / Omnicommerce, Predictive Analytics, Cloud Computing, Mobile Commerce, and Supply Chain Management.A charismatic speaker, he’s delivered more than 1000 keynote speeches and executive presentations in more than 20 countries. Jack graduated from Yale with a degree in Business Administration and has an MBA from Kellogg in Finance and Marketing.

Walt Carter, CIO/CMO, Primary Capital Mortgage

With more than twenty-five years in technology leadership roles, Walt specializes in technology visionography. Before joining Primary Capital Mortgage, his team at Generation Mortgage received very positive press from the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s, Bloomberg and MarketWatch for innovative use of technology as a key differentiator for the company. A proven technology executive, Walt is adept at working through complex business challenges and has successfully implemented several enterprise-wide packaged software solutions. Walt is frequently asked to speak to professional groups on the topics of leadership, governance, risk management and compliance.After earning a BS in Physics from Guilford College, he began his career as a technical officer in the US Air Force, and over the years he has served in a variety of technology leadership roles with companies such as Fidelity, Gannett, BDM, TRW, and Ajilon Consulting. Walt earned a Master’s degree in Public and Private Administration from Central Michigan University in 1991. While at TRW, he won the President’s Award for his leadership on their largest commercial project. Recently, Walt was named winner of the prestigious Georgia CIO Leadership Association’s Corporate CIO of the year for 2014.Walt makes his home just outside of Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Eileen and their children.

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