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  • NAVTEQ

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Robert Acker
VP and GM, Aha Radio, Harman International

Website | @acker

Robert is the President, CEO, and Founder of Aha Mobile, Inc. He brings more than 12 years of experience in developing and launching technology-based consumer products and services. Robert was most recently Senior Vice President of Marketing at Dash Navigation, where he headed marketing, advertising, product management, and PR for the company that developed the first Internet-connected GPS device. Prior to that he served as Vice President of Music Services at RealNetworks where he oversaw the leading on-demand music service Rhapsody and the company’s music download store. Before that, Robert was the first full-time employee at XM Satellite Radio, where he wrote the original XM business plan and served as Vice President of marketing and Vice President of product development and planning. There he negotiated the company’s first strategic partnerships, created the XM brand, set pricing, launched the service and developed the company’s award-winning radio lineup. Robert previously held executive positions at aerospace start-ups and worked as an engineer at Boeing Satellite Systems. Robert holds both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Sessions

Mobile
Location: Ballroom IV Level: Novice
Robert Acker (Harman International)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
Current Web and mobile-based search paradigms can’t be safely used while driving a car. However, knowledge of the driver's location and heading, the underlying road grid, standard contexts, preset preferences, and his or her behavioral patterns can all be used to translate content from Web publishers into a viable and safe driving search experience. Read more.