Connected Consumer Electronics Veteran Drives Over to GM
January 3, 2017 – Consumer IOT executive and LG Electronics alum, Kurt Hoppe, returned to the world of multinational, connected device and service companies. Hoppe recently accepted a position at General Motors as Global Head of Innovation – Connected Car.
In his new role, Hoppe will be responsible for creating, managing and delivering a global innovation roadmap for Connected Cars that is intended to benefit millions of consumers. Hoppe’s initiatives will align with a clearly articulated, multi-pillar, GM strategy to accelerate and extend its multi-decade OnStar success via broad 4G LTE connectivity, while embracing dramatic industry changes in the areas of autonomous driving, ride-sharing, and electric vehicles.
Hoppe says, “Over the course of my professional life, I have been fortunate to have been involved in connected consumer device and service evolution in disrupted industries, time and time again. Anticipating and embracing the future has provided me the opportunity to work with brilliant, hard-working people, world class companies, and dynamic partners, together delivering compelling connected services and solutions to hundreds of millions of customers.”
With a 15+ year track record of being at the forefront of technological innovation, Hoppe has been a trailblazer for what are now broadly adopted consumer technologies, including broadband access, Home Gateways, Wi-Fi routers, Remote Support, wireless data, mobile commerce, location-based services, IPTV, OTT Video Streaming, Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Understanding, and Home Automation. Connected Car is “a next big thing”.
Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, has said, “The auto industry is poised for more change in the next five to ten years than it’s seen in the past 50.” Over the last year, GM has shown the industry that they are serious about supporting these changes. In order to take advantage of such opportunities and deliver bold, compelling new products and services, proven innovation leaders and dynamic teams are needed.
A technology educator and evangelizer, Hoppe is a frequent presenter and panelist at IoT industry events around the world. His versatile approach enables him to address large or small groups, from startups and investors to larger audiences at well-known conferences such as Internet of Things World, CES, and CONNECT EXPO. His insight, IoT industry experience and thought leadership provide value to delegates seeking action-oriented strategies in order to build and deliver compelling connected services in a competitive, converging IoT market.
Hoppe will be conducting a fireside chat on the topic on the challenges of Automotive Innovation at the Consumer Telematics Show in Las Vegas, NV on January 4th and will be based in Detroit with his new role at GM.
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