Calling All Geniuses: Developing Apps for Cars

Nick Pudar (General Motors)
Location: E142
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Hear first-hand how automakers are re-thinking their structure and business models to move in-sync with the broader connected ecosystem and consumer trends. Explore how the GM SDK will expand access to the infotainment environment and engage the developer community through enabling multiple opportunities for app monetization. Assess how a flexible software framework including HTML5 and JavaScript will enable apps which are customizable and updatable for the entire vehicle lifecycle.

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Nick Pudar

General Motors

Nick Pudar is the director of developer ecosystems for GM’s Global Connected Consumer group. He is responsible for driving future service evolution, overseeing developer relations and the integration of new apps in GM vehicles.

Previously, Pudar was director of business development for OnStar, where he led the efforts behind FMV (OnStar’s aftermarket product), Smart Grid Technology and launching their API to third party developers.

Pudar received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), and his Masters of Science in Management degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management.


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