Joe Barkai is a recognized industry analyst, strategy adviser, blogger, and a published author. His focus is on researching, forecasting, and the strategic application of technology to drive innovation and competitiveness. With more than 30 years of experience helping organizations across diverse industries adopt emerging technologies, Joe offers a non-mainstream perspective to forecast future trends and articulate the business value of technology. He helps organizations make sense of a fast-changing technology landscape and chart future product and market strategies. Joe is also the first Chairman of SAE’s Connected Vehicles / Vehicle IoT committee. His current research topics include the industrial Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and machine learning, autonomous cars, and mobility of the future.