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Spireon Chief Technology Officer Rick Gruenhagen to Join Panel on Blockchain at AutoMobility LA

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 21, 2018—Rick Gruenhagen, chief technology officer at Spireon, will be participating in a panel at this year’s AutoMobility LA, held in Los Angeles from Nov. 26-29.

Titled, “Blockchain: The Connectivity Cure,” the panel will be led by Roger Lanctot of Strategy Analytics, on Tuesday, Nov. 27. The panelists will focus on how blockchain will play a major role in the auto industry’s increasing adoption of connectivity services like car sharing, white-glove service and subscription-based car ownership. The discussion will also seek to explore lingering questions relative to the application of blockchain across the industry, such as such as how the technology will work with newer car technologies, advanced car production and insurance and registration systems. Additional  details, including a brief bio on Gruenhagen, can be found below.

Session Title: Blockchain: The Connectivity Cure

Speaker: Rick Gruenhagen, chief technology officer, Spireon

Date and Time: Tuesday, Nov. 27, 1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. PT

Location: Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA

About Rick Gruenhagen

Gruenhagen is responsible for developing the product and technology vision for Spireon’s IoT/connected vehicle hardware and software platforms, delivering connected car services for nearly four million vehicles. An industry veteran with over two decades of experience in developing and implementing innovative applications and services, Gruenhagen has a proven track record of building successful  SaaS-based platforms that effective monetize big data and IoT solutions. He previously served in key leadership roles at PayPal, Amazon and Microsoft.

About Spireon

Spireon, Inc. is North America’s leading connected vehicle intelligence company, providing businesses and consumers with powerful insights to track, manage and protect their most valuable mobile assets. The award-winning Spireon NSpire platform supports nearly 4 million active subscribers across the company’s growing suite of products for new and used car dealers, lenders and financial institutions, rental car agencies, commercial and local fleet operators, and consumers. Learn more at www.spireon.com.  

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