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Tuesday, May 15 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Connected: Home and Car

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As consumers continue to shift from iPods and mp3s to Alexa and Uber, we are excited to bring together experts from leading technology and transportation companies who are on top of the smart trends driving headlines in the music business.  

Part 1: Music In the Home 
This expert panel will discuss how PAD/Smart Speakers are changing consumer listening habits, music discovery and a fan’s relationship with music. How do streaming platforms that were built for PCs and phones adapt to the new devices? What is the perspective on the future of music in the home — how will the devices evolve, as well as listener’s relationships with the tech, and the music itself?

Russ Crupnick, MusicWatch

Michael Jeffrey ,TiVo
Ryan Redington, Amazon
Nick Marcantonio, Pandora

Part 2: Connected Cars - The Ultimate Mobile Music Devices
With the rise of the Internet of Things and increasing interconnectivity between platforms and services, connected cars are now the ultimate mobile music devices. A wealth of contextual signals from time of day, speed and weather combined with clear understanding of occupants’ content preferences and previous behaviors enable smart infotainment systems to deliver music that’s perfectly suited to the mood and the moment. This session will explore how connected cars are driving next-generation music experiences such as contextual playlisting and smart radio features that deliver all new levels of personalization and predictive playback. The panelists will also discuss the promise of connected entertainment experiences and the starring role that music will play in autonomous vehicles as they gear up to hit the open road.

Wayne Cunningham, Uber

Jim Buczkowski, Ford
Brian Hamilton, Gracenote

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Russ Crupnick

-, Music Watch TBC
Russ Crupnick is Managing Partner of MusicWatch, Inc., a company dedicated to marketing research and industry analysis for the music and entertainment industry. MusicWatch evolved from services formerly offered by the NPD Group, where he served in several executive roles. Crupnick... Read More →
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Wayne Cunningham

Sr. Editor, Uber
Wayne Cunningham is the Sr. Editor at Uber, where he highlights the company’s cutting-edge technology in the mobility space on its engineering blog. As a journalist, Wayne Cunningham covered the convergence of technology and cars for over 10 years, tracking innovations such as the... Read More →

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Jim Buczkowski

Tech Fell. Director, Elec. & Electron. Sys ..., Ford
Jim Buczkowski is a Ford Technical Fellow & Director, Electrical & Electronics Systems Research & Innovation. He is responsible for the research and design of electrical and electronic systems, including in-car information and entertainment, telematics, driver information, and active... Read More →
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Brian Hamilton

SVP & GM of Music & Auto, Gracenote
Brian Hamilton is the SVP & GM of Music & Auto at Gracenote, where he is responsible for delivering next generation music and automotive infotainment systems. He also manages relationships with all major automakers, suppliers, and music entertainment companies. His previous roles... Read More →
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Michael Jeffrey

VP, Business Development: Automotive and Music, TiVo
Michael Jeffrey is TiVo’s Vice President of Business Development. As a key leader of the global business development team, Jeffrey is bringing new music and automotive entertainment experiences to market for the originator of music metadata. His past experience spans founding wireless... Read More →
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Nick Marcantonio

Sr. Product Manager, Pandora
Nick Marcantonio is a Sr. Product Manager at Pandora, where he leads partnerships, consumer electronics, and automotive initiatives. He has lead partnerships that brought offline playback to Fitbit smartwatches, music into Uber’s apps, and actively leads Pandora’s efforts on voice-activated... Read More →
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Ryan Redington

Director, Amazon Music
Ryan Redington is the Director at Amazon Music, where he leads integral relationships with key industry players while overseeing multiple business functions globally. Throughout his time at Amazon, he has overseen the launch of Amazon Music and its two streaming services, Prime Music... Read More →

Tuesday May 15, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
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