The Speakers

We've brought together the most interesting voices in the mobility industry. ​

 Get inspired during the first edition of Drivers4Life! 

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Mario Schraepen

Founder & Chief Believer LinkedCar

With a proven track record of successful businesses, Mario has now focused his new business on the change in the mobility industry. His award-winning start-up LinkedCar wants to return vehicle data to its rightful owner: the driver. 

The solution consists of a smart IoT device, a mobile app, and a Salesforce-based Connected Mobility Platform.  The platform was selected as one of the 5 best startups in Belgium and recently won the Automotive Innovation Award from Salesforce. 

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Matthew Simpkins

Sr. Director & Industry Advisor Automotive at Salesforce

At Salesforce, Matthew  provides a customer focused, industry centric, disruptive and transformational point of view. As a trusted advisor he provides council and context to customers commercial objectives, ensuring outcome-driven delivery, and measurable success

Prior to Salesforce Matthew had numerous senior positions at a luxury UK automotive, with multiple overseas postings including China, North America and Asia Pacific.  Whilst in role he delivered and operated Salesforce CRM across 38 countries and 450 retail showrooms and is well known as a keynote speaker on the international circuit since 2015.

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Wulf Schlachter

CEO DXBe Management & Strategieberatung

Wulf is an entrepreneur with a passion for EV. His worldwide success with DXBe has resulted in numerous innovative projects on e-mobility, Mobility As A Service, sustainable mobility, etc. 

Wulf has co-founded many e-mobility start-ups and is a board member at major automotive and change management consultancies. 

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Roger C. Lanctot

Director at Strategy Analytics

As Director of Automotive Mobility in the Global Automotive Practice, Roger Lanctot has a powerful voice in the definition of future trends in automotive safety, powertrain, and infotainment systems. Roger draws on more than 30 years experience in the technology industry as an analyst, journalist, and consultant. Roger has conducted and participated in major industry studies, created new research products and services, and advised clients on strategy and competitive issues throughout his career.

 

Roger is a prolific blogger and frequent keynote speaker at industry events.  He is on the advisory boards of AutomobilityLA (part of the L.A. Auto Show) and the ITU’s Future Networked Car event.  

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Andrea Amico

Founder & CEO Privacy4Cars

Andrea Amico is the founder and CEO of Privacy4Cars, the first company dedicated to creating privacy and data solutions for the growing challenges posed by vehicle data. Under Andrea's leadership, Privacy4Cars has become the data deletion and compliance standard with leading auto lenders (including captives), fleet and fleet management companies, remarketers, and dealerships, who rely on their patent-pending method to set meet the growing regulatory requirements on data security and privacy. Privacy4Cars is currently distributed in the US, Canada, UK, EU, Middle East, India, and Australia,

Amico, and his groundbreaking work on Privacy4Cars, are often featured by national and international media, including  ABC News, NBC News, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, VICE, The Times (of London), the Kim Komando Show, as well as specialized trades in cybersecurity, legal, and automotive. Andrea received his MBA from Columbia University’s prestigious Graduate School of Business and his MSc in engineering from Cagliari’s University in Italy and Linköping’s University in Sweden.

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