EN | ES Telematics Mexico &Latin America Summit 2020
Dec 15-16, 2020 Mexico

Transport Telematics Summit 2019


Kurt Hoppe
·         Kurt Hoppe is a Founding Partner at Catapult Partners.  Mr. Hoppe is a futurist, industry speaker, executive advisor and consultant, often hired into key VP or Board Member roles to help guide new ecosystem creation, private and public strategy, and development of innovative, real-world solutions touching Connected Transportation, Smart Cities, and Consumer IoT.
·         Catapult Partners, based in Detroit, Michigan, USA,is a strategic consultancy that has worked with global clients for 10 years, focusing on emerging product and service strategy and innovation at the intersection of Connected Consumer IoT devices, digital services, and global service providers.  Catapult Partners has developedand launched award-winning services for more than 75 million users worldwide and often helps clients undergoing industry disruption and cultural transformation.
·         Mr. Hoppe has alongstanding professional reputation for identifying early business and technology trends and then inspiringcompanies to innovate at “the speed of software”to prototype solutions, engage partners, and validate prospective new services&businesses with real customers.
·         Mr. Hoppe is an Advisor for the Internet of Things Consortium (IOTC), guiding the leadership team and more than 50 member companies in the areas of global Connected Consumer, Connected Car, Smart Cities, IoT partnerships, and best practices to move from early adoption to mass market.
·         In addition to his work with Catapult Partners, Mr. Hoppe has held key leadership roles in large, global corporations such as General Motors, LG Electronics, and Amdocs. For almost 20 years, Mr. Hoppe has helped organizations large and small to establish alliances with technology, marketing and channel distribution partners, signing over 150 contracts, leading to tens of millions of devices being connected, and more than $1B in product and service revenues being generated.
·         Mr. Hoppe currently leads Connected Car innovation efforts at General Motors, where he focuses on rapid prototyping and in-market testing of new services adjacent to GM and OnStar businesses.
·         Prior to General Motors, Mr. Hoppe was Vice President of IoTApps & Services at Prodea, the international IoT Platform company, where he led development of mobile, TV and web apps for media & entertainment, home automation, eHealth and eGovernment services.
·         Before that, Mr. Hoppe was Head of Smart Home & Smart TV Innovation atLG Electronics, where his team ideated and refined new products and innovative features such as Live Pay TV streaming, natural voice assistants, universal search & discovery, and Easy Activation, signing contracts with Tier-1 operators including DIRECTV, DISH, Verizon and Time Warner Cable.
·         Mr. Hoppe also held product & innovation roles at Paul Allen’s Digeo-Moxi (Retail HD DVR), 2Wire (remote management of broadband home gateways), Amdocs (IPTV), andNetscape (e-commerce).
·         Mr. Hoppe graduated at the top of his Computer Science class at the Royal Military College of Canada and studied Human Machine Interaction and AI at the University of British Columbia.

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