Joe Barkai is a consultant, industry analyst, author and speaker with more than 30 years of experience in helping organizations chart their product and market strategy. His focus is on researching, forecasting and the strategic application of technology innovation in various industrial sectors, with particular interest in the automotive and transportation space. He is the Chairman of the Automotive IoT program at SAE, a professional organization of 128,000 automotive and aerospace engineers. His work is on emerging technologies and business models in connected cars, autonomous driving, and mobility of the future. He works with auto manufacturers and suppliers, technology vendors, and system integrators to guide investments in vehicle telematics, infotainment and self-driving technologies, and formulate the commensurate business development strategies. Previously, he spent 10+ years developing AI applications for modeling, diagnosing and troubleshooting failures in complex equipment.