Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of SAE: Connected Vehicles & Jobsites

Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Noon U.S. EDT

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Fleet owners have been deploying telematic solutions for some time, but connectivity is still just beginning to move from early adopters to mass market. Connectivity is providing more owners and operators a broad range of benefits, prompting a surge of developments by OEMs and suppliers. Chief among those benefits are safer, more efficient, and productive vehicles and worksites, both on- and off-highway. Yet technical challenges remain with development and testing of V2X communication, cybersecurity, and how to best utilize Big Data. 

An audience Q&A follows the technical presentations.  


Joe Cassar, Engineering Group Manager, dSPACE 

Joe Cassar is an Engineering Group Manager at dSPACE Inc., where he oversees applications engineers who work on the software development V-cycle and the product support group. Joe’s technical experience includes powertrain controls applications, rapid controls prototyping, vehicle bus interface development, automated testing, and hardware-in-the loop testing. He is a graduate of Wayne State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He is also a member of SAE and IEEE and participates in the North American AUTOSAR consortium.

Kjeld Jespersen, Global Product Manager, Digital Services, Construction Industries, Caterpillar

Kjeld Jespersen is the Global Product Manager of Digital Services for Construction Industries at Caterpillar Inc. Based in Geneva, Kjeld works closely with multiple business partners to support the commercialization of digital products and services. Since joining the company in 2006, he has held a range of technology focused positions in marketing, product support, and distribution divisions with increasing responsibility and leadership. Prior to joining Caterpillar, Kjeld was an army officer and worked on an engineering assignment in the oil industry. He also worked on sales and marketing related assignments in consumer electronics and advertising as well as organizational development for a major NGO. Kjeld holds a master’s degree in civil engineering and business administration from the Technical University of Denmark and the U.K.’s Open University, respectively.

Chad Repp, Business Development Manager, CANect Telematics, HED

Chad Repp is the Business Development Manager of the CANect Telematics product family at HED (Hydro Electronic Devices), where he works closely with internal and external customers to help design, develop, and implement best-in-class end-to-end solutions. Chad has over 20 years of asset mobility experience, specifically in solution architecture and green field product design. Prior to joining HED, he was a Manager of Business Development & Strategic Planning at Verizon Wireless, supporting various end-to-end solutions focused on telematics.


Lisa Arrigo, SAE International

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