Issue: Mar 2016


Terry Hughes of AppCarousel Elected to Board of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA)



by Jon Knox

The Connected Vehicle Trade Association, Inc. (CVTA), the world’s largest and preeminent business league in vehicle communications, announced that Terry Hughes, Managing Director of AppCarousel, has been elected to be a Member of the CVTA Board of Directors. AppCarousel has also joined CVTA as a Corporate Member. CVTA is an industry organization whose members work to promote the deployment of Connected Vehicle solutions for safety, mobility, convenience and commercial applications.

Hughes has been in the wireless and technology industries for over 25 years in North America and Europe. In 2011, Hughes founded and launched the AppCarousel brand and platform. AppCarousel is the leader in end-to-end app management and monetization platforms for IoT and connected car. Hughes was responsible for AppCarousel’s ground-breaking deal with Jaguar Land Rover where AppCarousel provides and operates a cloud platform for provisioning and updating infotainment apps and content over the air to Jaguar Land Rover’s vehicles. Hughes is a well-known thought leader, often presenting at conferences and writing op-eds.

On being appointed to the Board, Hughes said: “I am excited to play such an active role in the future of the connected vehicle industry. Apps, content and secure over-the-air cloud solutions are new to the automotive industry and I will contribute my unique perspectives to leadership of CVTA. My company AppCarousel, a Member of CVTA, is also fully committed to the organization and its goals, and to steering the connected car into new directions.”

Scott McCormick, president of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association added: “CVTA is very pleased to have Terry Hughes and AppCarousel on our leadership team. We see this as an opportunity to bring greater breadth to our understanding of the entire connected vehicle ecosystem, and richer exposure to app management and monetization aspects.”

About AppCarousel

AppCarousel is the leader in end-to-end app management and revenue generation platforms for connected devices. The AppCarousel platform delivers a seamless, integrated solution to securely distribute, update, control and monetize any kind of software or digital asset over the air, including the ability to capture, analyze and capitalize on data generated by the diverse types of connected devices that comprise the Internet of Things. AppCarousel provides curated app stores and software marketplaces, developer programs, and the distribution and merchandising of apps in market sectors including connected car, Internet of Things and Industrial Internet. AppCarousel, a wholly owned subsidiary of AppDirect, has offices in Calgary and San Francisco and a global team to serve its worldwide customers. Learn more at www.appcarousel.com 

About the Connected Vehicle Trade Association

Headquartered in Plymouth, Mich., the CVTA is a non-profit business league established to facilitate the interaction and advance the interests of the entities involved in the vehicle communication environment. The organization enables the collaboration of companies, organizations, and governmental bodies engaged in developing bidirectional vehicle communications. To learn more, visit www.connectedvehicle.org or contact Scott McCormick at sjm@connectedvehicle.org

 

 



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