Lead Ellis & Associates, a global management consultancy focused on embedded software and software strategy for the IoT with a concentration in transportation and autonomous movement.
Formerly the Global Technologist of Ford Motor Company’s connected car business unit. While there, involved in the specification, design and initial development of Sync Gen 3, next generation Sync services (Ford’s connected car+cloud service) as well as SmartDeviceLink, an API system for integrating mobile devices into the car and the genesis for Apple’s Carplay and Google’s Android Auto. Previous to that, an executive with Motorola delivering wireless software products and services to the mobile industry.
Co-designed and current lead instructor of the Connected Vehicle Professional certificate course for the Society of Automotive Engineers. In addition, co-developed and co-teach a “Securing the CAN bus” course for US military commands.
Co-founded and co-lead the Vehicle Electronics Task Force housed within SEMA (Society of Equipment Market Association – “the aftermarket”) and SCRS (Society of Collision Repair Specialists).