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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fill Up Your Ideas Tank

At the DASH conference, coming up next month in Detroit, three presenters with exciting new products will get a chance to make their pitch in front of a panel of automotive and radio leaders -- and the DASH crowd. You'll see new companies with fresh ideas and innovations, as well as familiar names sharing their newest product lines and developments.

And as they make their case for a place on the digital dashboard, you can hear the details, ask questions, and learn about exciting new technologies -- and pick up some ideas for partnerships and new opportunities along the way. This is sure to be a fast-paced and fun session, and a chance to get in front of the pack on what's coming up on for the connected car.

DASH is presented by Radio Ink, Jacobs Media, and Shuman Consulting Group, and you need to be there. Register today.

Eric Rhoads, chairman and publisher at Radio Ink parent Streamline Publishing Inc., is a career entrepreneur, with 30 years of launching companies and media brands, creating startups, and building businesses, including over 40 years' experience in the radio broadcasting field. Rhoads also serves as a consultant and adviser to companies in media, technology, digital media, and art. Rhoads has hands-on experience in all functions of business turnarounds as a serial entrepreneur, building companies in radio broadcasting; radio syndication and programming; promotional products; publishing of magazines, books, videos, and websites; media brands and conferences; and launching of consumer products.

Scott Burnell is global lead, business development and partner management for Ford Motor Company. Most recently he facilitated the creation and launch of the Ford Developer Program, the first developer ecosystem for in-vehicle connectivity open to all global app developers. By creating partnerships with mobile apps publishers and developers, wireless network operators, and handset device manufacturers Burnell drives Ford's in-vehicle connectivity initiatives. Before joining Ford, Burnell had a successful career in the wireless industry.

Erica Farber is president and CEO of the RAB. She joined the organization in January of 2012 as EVP for membership, services, and professional development and rose to her current post later in the year. Before that she was CEO of radio consulting and Internet service provider the Farber Connection, founded in 2010. During her 15-year tenure at Radio & Records, she served as COO, president, publisher, and CEO. Earlier in her career Farber was VP/radio development Director at Interep.

Alan Taylor, CEO of Entertainment Radio Network, is an award-winning radio and TV host, a 30-year broadcast professional, and an automobile aficionado. In 1995 he founded Benchmark Entertainment, pioneering the business of creating radio shows as an extension of the magazines they represent; Benchmark orchestrated innovative partnerships with leading publishers to replicate their content on-air. Today Taylor partners with some of the nation's largest publishing houses, including Time Inc., Bonnier, and Rodale. At ERN, he hosts the popular weekend talk shows The Drive With Alan Taylor and Popular Science Radio.

Presenters (confirmed so far):
Pat Higbie, co-founder and CEO of XAPPmedia Inc., is an entrepreneur with a career of building technology firms from the ground up. He is building a culture at XAPPmedia that fosters ownership, commitment, and innovation from every team member and partner. Prior to XAPP, he was EVP at Xtone, and before that was founder and CEO of DataFocus. DataFocus was a pioneer in data modeling and relational database design and later developed NuTCRACKER.

David Taylor is director/connected services for Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America. He joined Panasonic Automotive Systems in 2005 and now oversees a newly created business unit tasked with providing software and services to the automotive and related industries. As part of this role, Taylor concurrently serves as Managing Director of Aupeo! GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Panasonic focused on providing global cloud-based audio technologies and services to car companies and consumers.

Register Now
DASH 2014
October 15-16
Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport Hotel
Detroit, MI

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