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Industry Disruption - How Connectivity is Redefining Personal Mobility

Harry Lightsey

Executive Director - Global Connected Customer Experience,
General Motors

There is no question that the modern automobile is not your father's automobile. The auto industry is being disrupted, and General Motors (GM) is at the center of that disruption.

GM believes connectivity is fundamental to redefining the future of personal mobility. From car-sharing programs, to autonomous vehicles, to other groundbreaking technological advances, the next 30 years are going to bring a transformational change in the auto industry.

Harry Lightsey discussed the industry perspective on where we've been, and where we are going, as part of Volpe's most recent thought leadership series, Reimagining Transportation.

About the Speaker

Harry Lightsey.Harry Lightsey was appointed executive director of the Global Connected Customer Experience in the Global Public Policy organization for General Motors (GM) in April 2013. Lightsey joined GM in March of 2012 as director of federal affairs for OnStar, Infotainment, and Strategy Development. Subsequently, Lightsey also led the federal affairs team.

He retired from AT&T in 2009 after serving as president of the Southeast Region and as its senior vice president of legislative and external affairs. Lightsey also served as State President South Carolina of BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc.

Lightsey’s career in the telecom industry spanned over 26 years, including holding a variety of positions in the external affairs and legal organizations at BellSouth. He began his telecommunications career in 1982 when he joined Southwestern Bell.

Read more of Harry Lightsey's biography.

The views of the presenter do not necessarily reflect those of U.S. DOT.

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