John Ellis was most recently Global Technologist at the Ford Motor Company, where his team delivered a number of automotive industry firsts including SmartDeviceLink, the open source version of Ford’s award-winning AppLink technology.
During most of his career, John worked for Motorola where he held key leadership positions in engineering, product management, software and services, marketing, and strategy. For the past 19 years, John has been the managing director of Ellis & Associates, which serves clients in the world where automotive, consumer, connectivity, and software intersect. John speaks around the world on issues like software security and the new business models that traditional businesses like automotive companies need to adopt in order to survive in the new digital world. He is represented by BigSpeak Speakers Bureau.