The Evolution of Audio in a Mobile World
As the audio experience moves forward, how do we ensure that we don’t leave behind audio quality? What changes are coming in music creation and production, as well as audio technology to ensure that we still hear music the way artists intended it to be heard and nothing is lost with compression technologies? By unlocking the science of sound, artists and listeners do not have to compromise audio quality for the convenience of having music accessible where and when they want.
North America Chief Technology Strategist
Kia Motors America
Henry Bzeih is responsible for leading Kia’s North American Infotainment Product Planning & Telematics Connected Car Strategy. Mr. Bzeih is also responsible for the US based Telematics organization which oversees the co-development and execution of Kia’s connected services as well as management of Kia’s connected services delivery network. Prior to joining Kia, Mr. Bzeih held many critical R&D positions in the auto industry, most notably responsibility for leading global Multimedia and Infotainment cross vehicle organization at Ford Motor Company where he launched critical projects such as SYNC GEN 1, Next Generation Navigation Systems as well as a multitude of all new Multimedia and Infotainment Audio Platforms and Branded systems. Mr. Bzeih’s technical and business experiences span an arsenal of ground up projects in the Electrical and Electronic arena.
Chief Engineer, Acoustic Systems
Christopher (Chris) Ludwig is HARMAN International’s Chief Engineer of Acoustic Systems. He leads the acoustic systems engineering team and is responsible for designing and tuning audio systems and technologies for the automotive environment. Prior to joining HARMAN, Chris spent a decade at Bose where he was responsible for North America and Japan audio system design and tuning for vehicles. At Bose, he was also in charge of local research and advanced development for next generation and future technologies of automotive audio.
Chris has earned multiple technical patents for innovations in Automotive Audio System Design and Surround Signal Control. In addition to a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Performance from Florida Start University. He plays percussion with Detroit-based acoustic singer/songwriter Robin Horlock.