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The Future of Automotive Connectivity

Join the discussion with four of the leading experts in Automotive Connectivity. They’ll discuss the future of automotive connectivity and what it means for the market.

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Date: June 30, 2016
Time: 2 PM EDT (11 AM PDT / 8:00 PM CEST)
Duration: 1 hour
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Automotive connectivity is one of the most rapidly evolving technologies. Today the IoT plays a part in all aspects of technology, especially in the automotive market. Find out what you need to know about automotive connectivity and how it is changing the electronics and engineering industry.

Key Takeaways

  • What is the evolution to automotive connectivity?
  • What does it mean for the electronics industry?
  • How does the IoT play a part?


Sailesh Chittipeddi, Ph.D., Vice President, Global Operations and Chief Technology Officer, IDT

Sailesh Chittipeddi is IDT's vice president of global operations and CTO, focused primarily on corporate growth and differentiation. In this role he is responsible for the company's operations, procurement, quality, supply chain, foundry engineering, assembly engineering, test engineering, facilities, design automation groups and standard products business units. Additionally, Chittipeddi helps IDT leverage its existing strengths to increase corporate value while driving the rapid delivery of new products.

Prior to joining IDT, Chittipeddi was President and CEO of Conexant Systems and served on its Board of Directors. He led the company in its transition from a public company to private ownership and through its debt restructuring efforts. Before that, he held several executive roles at Conexant Systems, including COO , co-President, EVP for Operations and Chief Technical Officer, with responsibility for global engineering, product development, operations, quality, facilities, IT and associated infrastructure support. Chittipeddi started his career in technology with AT&T Bell Labs and managed progressively larger engineering and operations groups with AT&T Microelectronics/Lucent and Agere Systems. Chittipeddi also serves as a technology advisor to Pelican Point Capital Management based in Newport Beach, California.

Chittipeddi holds five degrees, including an M.B.A from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in physics from The Ohio State University. Chittipeddi has earned 64 U.S. patents related to semiconductor process, package and design, and has had nearly 40 technical articles published.

Jan Leuckfeld, Director of Automotive, IDT

Jan Leuckfeld is Product Line Director Automotive at IDT. In his role he is responsible for the operative management of the Product Line. Jan has 15+ years experience in the international automotive and semiconductor industry. He received a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the City University of Applied Sciences Bremen, Germany and a Master of Business Administration International Sales and Marketing Management from Landshut, German and San Diego, US.

Bill Schweber, Editor

Bill Schweber is an electronics engineer who has written three textbooks on electronic communications systems, as well as hundreds of technical articles, opinion columns and product features. He has managed a number of technical websites for EE Times and was both the Executive Editor and Analog Editor for EDN. Bill has written and presented online courses on a variety of engineering topics. In addition, he has worked in marketing communications for Analog Devices, Inc., an analog and mixed-signal semiconductor company, and was associate editor of ADI's respected technical journal. Bill has an MSEE from the University of Massachusetts and a BSEE from Columbia University. He's a Registered Professional Engineer, and holds an Advanced Class amateur radio license.

Murray Slovick, Editorial Director, IntelligentTechContent Services

Trained as an engineer, Murray Slovick has more than 20 years of experience as chief editor of award-winning publications covering various aspects of electronics and semiconductor technology. He most recently was Editorial Director at Hearst Business Media where he was responsible for the online and print content of Electronic Products, Electronic Engineers Master and Semiconductor Applications, among other properties in the U.S. and China. Previously he served as Executive Editor at CMP's eeProductCenter and he also spent a decade as editor-in-chief of the IEEE flagship publication Spectrum.

Bryan DeLuca, Director of Content & Publishing, IEEE GlobalSpec

Bryan DeLuca is the Director of Content and Publishing for IEEE GlobalSpec and is responsible for content direction for Electronics360. Prior to joining IEEE GlobalSpec, Bryan worked in the electronics and engineering industries in both domestic and international media. He also has created a range of industry-wide products. Bryan holds a BA from Hofstra University.