As Senior Vice President for Technical Programs, Leo McCloskey leads ITS America’s work regarding research, standards, and other technology-driven initiatives. Prior to joining ITS America, Leo was Vice President of Marketing for Airbiquity, a leader in connected vehicle service delivery for major automakers like Ford Motor Company, Nissan and General Motors. While at Airbiquity, Leo directed the organization’s work in areas such as driver distraction and ecosystem development. Leo brings significant expertise in connected services, software, technology and advanced networking. Read more »
Britta Gross is the Director of Advanced Vehicle Commercialization Policy at GM. She is responsible for assessing energy system alternatives, identifying energy strategies and business opportunities, and steering the commercialization efforts for electrical and hydrogen infrastructure. This infrastructure is required to support the deployment of GM’s rapidly developing electric propulsion vehicle technologies, based on fuel cells and plug‐in batteries. Ms. Gross has an extensive and diverse background in the Automotive and Aerospace industries. Read more »
Jason Harrison is Director of Product Marketing for the automotive segment within AT&T’s Emerging Enterprises and Partnerships Organization (EEPO) where he leads several key initiatives related to AT&T’s automotive business including product definition, relationship management and business development. Jason first joined EEPO in 2006 to build the program for the first iPhone launch. Since then, he has managed the Apple relationship and national operations for all Apple products within AT&T as well as operations for other tablet manufacturers and AT&T resellers. Read more »
Under Secretary Mark Doms serves as a top economic advisor to the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) and the Obama Administration. In this capacity, he contributes to policies and discussions on a wide range of issues including trade, manufacturing, taxation, innovation, competiveness, retirement security, immigration, and education. Dr. Doms also leads the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA), which includes two of our nation’s leading information agencies: the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Read more »
Waldo Jaquith is the director of the U.S. Open Data Institute. He’s been a website developer and technologist in the open data space for over twenty years. In 2011, in acknowledgement of his transparency work, Jaquith was named a "Champion of Change" by the White House and, in 2012, an "OpenGov Champion" by the Sunlight Foundation. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife and son.
Director of Automotive Business Development for Americas
Bita Sistani has more than 20 years of experience working in the semiconductor industry. Her career began at Intel where she held several positions including Microprocessor design engineer, Flash memory quality and reliability engineer, Software applications engineer as well as several management positions. Read more »
Andrew Coetzee is group vice president, product planning for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., responsible for product planning, pricing, regulatory affairs, powertrain planning and advanced technology. Read more »
Mary L. Brown joined Cisco’s Government Affairs office in 2004, where she serves as Managing Director. She covers a wide range of public policy issues for Cisco related to IP-based technologies, wireless and networking.
During her career, she has worked as a consultant, as in-house regulatory counsel for a major carrier, and for approximately 10 years as a staff lawyer and manager at the Federal Communications Commission. In addition to telecommunications issues, she has substantial experience in Internet law and policy. Read more »
Erin Mershon is a technology reporter for POLITICO Pro. She’s also covered politics and policy for Communications Daily, The National Journal, Roll Call, and The Huffington Post. She’s a Cincinnati, Ohio native and a graduate of Kenyon College, where she studied political science and ran the college newspaper.