2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

How Silicon Valley Is Reinventing the Auto Industry

Monday, March 14
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Westin Austin Downtown
Continental 1-2
310 E 5th ST

Software is the future of the auto industry & Silicon Valley will make that future a reality. Riley Brennan, Executive Director of the Revs Automotive Research Program at Stanford will join Automatic CEO Thejo Kote for a Q&A & discussion on the future of the connected car & the integral role Silicon Valley will play in the auto industry’s evolution. Automakers may have the edge in hardware & sheet metal, but when it comes to internet connectivity & software, they can’t hold a candle to Silicon Valley’s brightest. Just as software & open development platforms transformed mobile phones into the ubiquitous computing device of our generation, Kote sees a similar future for every car on the road.

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Gabe Nelson at SXSW

Gabe Nelson

Silicon Valley Correspondent

Automotive News At Crain Communications

Gabe Nelson is Silicon Valley correspondent for Automotive News, the weekly business journal of the auto industry. Founded in 1925, Automotive News is owned by Crain Communications, a 100-year-old ...

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Thejo Kote



Thejo Kote is the co-founder and CEO of Automatic, the platform connecting every car on the road to a world of apps that transform the car ownership experience. He was inspired to create Automatic ...

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