Ford and Google Executives are CCE's Keynote Speakers


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    Ford's Jim Farley and Google's Tarun Bhatnagar will be the keynote speakers at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show's Connected Car Expo. | October 15, 2013

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  • Ford's Jim Farley and Google's Tarun Bhatnagar will be the keynote speakers at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show's Connected Car Expo.
  • The two executives will share their experiences in bringing their respective innovations to fruition during the address, show organizers said on Monday.
  • The eight semifinalists in the CCE's FastPitch competition will be announced tomorrow.

LOS ANGELES — Ford's Jim Farley and Google's Tarun Bhatnagar will be the keynote speakers at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show's Connected Car Expo.

The two executives will share their experiences in bringing their respective innovations to fruition during the address, show organizers said on Monday.

Farley is Ford's executive vice president of global marketing, sales and service and Lincoln. Bhatnagar is director of Google Maps for Business.

The eight semifinalists in the CCE's FastPitch competition will be announced tomorrow. The competition is organized to showcase inventors defining new mobility while connecting them to the auto industry's top decision makers.

Participants can tackle any current issue affecting the auto industry, including automotive data, mapping, emissions, environmental issues, in-car apps, in-car entertainment, parking and telematics.

One of the competition's judges is Philip Potloff, executive vice president and CIO at Edmunds.

CCE organizers also said that Audi, Sprint and Airbiquity have confirmed major press conferences from CCE on November 19.

Edmunds says: We're on the eve of a major announcement about the FastPitch competition, as the excitement for the CCE ramps up.

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