Mojio Taps Dr. Alan Messer, former General Motors VP & CTO, to Lead Connected Car Innovation and AI Efforts, Expands Made for Mojio™ Hardware Certification Program
Jun. 06, 2018
DETROIT and PALO ALTO, Calif., June 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Mojio – the leading technology platform for connected cars – announced that it has bolstered its AI leadership with Dr. Alan Messer, who led software strategies as CTO of the Global Connected Consumer Experience unit and VP of Software and Innovation at General Motors. The company also introduced the expansion of its Made for MojioTM hardware certification program to include a nearly limitless range of telematics hardware and smart, connected devices, enabling coverage of older makes and models via OBD-II devices and newer connected vehicles with embedded telematics control units.
As CTO, Dr. Messer will harness the power of Mojio’s growing pool of automotive big data – currently at more than seven billion miles worth of aggregated driving behavior and diagnostic data – to maximize the value of machine learning and artificial intelligence within the organization. As a result, Mojio will empower its customers, which span the entire automotive value chain, with the ability to leverage actionable insights, and unlock new revenue streams.
The Made for Mojio hardware certification program will catalyze this transformation for the organization and its customers. Today’s expansion means automakers and tier 1 suppliers can efficiently improve their customer experience - by adding new connected car services (or enhancing existing solutions) - with low-cost, high-speed deployments to global markets. The Made for Mojio hardware certification program democratizes the power of big data by providing a scalable, easy-to-implement protocol that allows any hardware vendor or ODM to rapidly integrate with Mojio’s Platform, in just 6 weeks.
Tier 1 suppliers and OEMs can look to Mojio’s demonstrated ability to deliver telco-grade solutions to more than 700,000 cars and drivers around the world as an example of how connected car services can simultaneously improve business value and the customer experience.
“Mojio has been growing rapidly in delivering telco-grade connected services here in the U.S. and around the globe,” said Dr. Messer. “Mojio, to its credit, understood the need for a combination of customer focus, channel execution and speed to market. With its strengthening user base, technologies and experience, Mojio will provide significant value to OEMs, Tier 1s and telcos to meet the business and customer needs of today, and unlock the potential of future connected services.”
In addition to his new role with Mojio, Dr. Messer holds advisory roles and board positions with the Microsoft AI Advisory Council, and with the DAV (Decentralized Autonomous Vehicle) Alliance, which fosters the creation of a decentralized peer-to-peer transportation ecosystem.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Messer was hailed for his success in pivotal positions across the technology industry; from delivering apps to the first digital televisions at Sony, to working on the first cloud computing systems at Hewlett Packard, and developing software and strategy for many of the first generation IoT devices and services while at Samsung.
“Transportation, as we know it, is having to adapt to new demands at an unfathomable pace,” said Kenny Hawk, CEO of Mojio. “Alan has been in the thick of this evolution - and similar industry pivots - from the beginning, and he has brought remarkable vision and innovation to the formative roles he played in the new era of connected vehicles. We’re very fortunate to have him guide our team.”
To learn more about Mojio, please visit www.moj.io. TU-Automotive attendees are also invited to attend a presentation from Kenny Hawk on Wednesday, June 6, and visit Mojio at booth A27.
About MojioOpen, scalable and hardware agnostic, Mojio is the cloud platform of choice for the deployment of secure connected car apps and services. Mojio’s platform delivers a smarter, safer and more convenient car ownership experience to subscribers of major wireless carriers, including Bell Canada, Deutsche Telekom, Rogers Communications, T-Mobile and TELUS. With real-world data gathered from more than 7 billion miles of driving, Mojio provides a big data analytics framework that uses machine learning to generate actionable insights and unlock new revenue streams for companies throughout the automotive value chain.
Founded in 2012, Mojio has growing teams in Vancouver, Palo Alto and Sofia, and some of the world’s biggest brands as customers, partners and investors, Mojio is a career-accelerator for driven tech professionals looking to shape the future of mobility. To learn more about joining our team please visit Mojio’s careers page.
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