October 21, 2015 – Atlanta, GA — Georgia is positioning itself to become the new epi-center of the auto industry with a solid showing of economic shifts that give insights to this perspective as shared in the recent HUB Magazine – “Georgia’s Technology Connection.”  Many automotive original equipment manufacturers, suppliers, and start-ups have established roots in Georgia such as Kia, Porsche, Mercedes, Cox Automotive, and many more within this realm.

Georgia Power Community and Economic Development 2014 Automotive Manufacturing reports more than 6800 industry related jobs and counting have been created over the last five years. Our Peach State also has a multitude of mobile and connected car technologies that are innovating right here in Atlanta such as Parkmobile, a mobile payment solutions provider, and ATT Connected Car Labs creating the next generation of the virtual connected world that changes the way we live every day.

Join WIT, along with our Presenting Sponsor Jabian Consulting, to hear perspectives from the automotive and technology industry players that have a stake in the game right here in Georgia.

Click: Jabian Automotive Insights for more information.

WHO:  

  • Adam Herndon, Director, Jabian Consulting: MODERATOR
  • Amy Mills, Vice President of Strategy, Cox Automotive
  • Brian Greaves, Director, Product Development, Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T
  • Terry Anderson, Manager of Connected Cars, Porsche Cars of North America

WHAT:  WIT FORUMS: GA Driving at the Intersection of Automotive and Technology Innovation

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 21, 2015  | 7:30am – 9:00am

WHERE: Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, 7 Concourse Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30328

ADAM HERNDON, Moderator, is a director in Jabian Consulting’s Atlanta office where he delivers management and IT consulting services.  For the past several years he has focused on guiding automotive clients to solve their most complex business and IT problems.

PANELISTS

AMY MILLS, is Vice President, Strategic Planning for the Cox Automotive Strategy Group within Cox Enterprises, one of the nation’s leading media companies and providers of automotive services.  Mills is responsible for development of the overall growth plan and portfolio management strategy for Cox Enterprises automotive businesses.  Mills joined Cox in 2001 as Assistant Marketing Manager at Manheim and has held a number of positions in marketing, digital product development and product strategy, most recently as Vice President, Product Strategy at Manheim.

Actively involved in the community, Mills currently serves as a board member for Project Interconnections, an Atlanta-based nonprofit focused on housing and support services for Atlanta’s mentally ill homeless population. Mills is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications Media and Marketing.

BRIAN GREAVES, Director Product Development IoT Solutions, AT&T, is Director of Product Development for AT&T’s Internet of Things Solutions Organization. Brian is accountable for identifying automotive trends, connectivity system enhancements, and network changes in anticipation of automotive market demands and regulatory influences. This includes managing all development projects and initiatives on the AT&T Drive Platform.  Brian also oversees the AT&T Drive Studio, a working lab located in downtown Atlanta where AT&T develops, tests, and showcases best-in-class connected vehicle solutions with manufactures, suppliers, and developers. Prior to joining AT&T Brian spent eight years with GM OnStar where he was responsible for providing enterprise program management oversight and coordination on key launched products and services.

TERRY ANDERSONcurrently serves as Manager of Connected Cars at Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) where he is responsible for leading and coordinating all PCNA activities relating to the operational launch strategy and project management of telematics and infotainment offerings across Porsche’s vehicle lineup. He began his business career in the telecom industry with Cingular Wireless in Ocean Springs, Mississippi where he held various management positions, before relocating with the company to Jacksonville, Florida post hurricane Katrina. Building upon his previous experience in customer service, technical support, sales, project management, and his understanding of customer life-cycle patterns, Terry Anderson transferred to Atlanta, GA where he served as the Senior Area Manager of Customer Service and Operations over AT&T’s New Product Incubation Center. He successfully completed a MBA from Cole’s College of Business at Kennesaw State University where he was recognized for his academic achievements with acceptance into Beta Gamma Sigma, and earned a Green Belt Certificate in Six Sigma Methodology.

Women in Technology (WIT), an Atlanta-based organization, passionately supports women at every stage of their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers — from the classroom to the boardroom. WIT enables women to build strong networks, develop leadership skills and advance their careers. WIT is the largest, most active female-centered STEM organization in the metro Atlanta region. WIT has set a goal of making Georgia the state with the highest percentage of women in the STEM workforce by the year 2020.

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