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Chris Jones

Co-founder of Canalys, a technology consulting and market analysis firm, will present the opening keynote address, titled, "The Electric & Autonomous Vehicle Revolution."

In 2016, Jones launched Canalys' Autonomous Vehicle Analysis service, the industry's first dedicated, global autonomous vehicles market analysis service. He leads a global team of analysts providing ongoing analysis of this highly dynamic and geographically diverse market.

With a portfolio including IT, consumer electronics and telecommunications, Canalys is a leading provider of consulting and market analysis for the high-tech industry. Recognized globally, its team members are respected and influential across such diverse sectors as smart mobile devices, IP telephony, and enterprise security and computing. The Canalys brand has become synonymous with quality, timeliness and accessibility among a prestigious client base that includes most of the world's leading technology brands.

Since co-founding Canalys in 1999, Jones has launched several research areas. In 2000, he pioneered market-specific analysis in smartphones and PDAs, helping Canalys become the leading global provider and standard source of smartphone data and analysis. In 2003, he initiated Canalys' research into LBS and GPS navigation and in 2013, Jones initiated his company's wearable-technology analysis.

Jones has given keynote speeches and moderated sessions at many conferences and has worked on numerous consulting projects for Canalys' clients over the years. He is regularly quoted in influential business and trade press on mobility issues.

During his presentation, you will learn all about the automotive-industry ecosystem, the four major disruptions affecting our industry, the different levels of vehicle autonomy, the impending launch of ?robo-taxis? and how you can benefit from it, issues you should address right now to get ready for the future, and so much more!