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Doug Newcomb, Wards Intelligence Senior Industry Analyst, Mobility, has been covering car technology as a journalist for 30 years and is an esteemed expert on connected cars and mobility. He has been sought out for his opinion by such high-profile media outlets as The New Yorker, Fast Company, NPR, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Boston Herald, Detroit Free Press, Reuters and others. Doug has appeared on CBS News, CNBC and the Los Angeles affiliates for ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox News to talk about car technology and is a frequent speaker at automotive and consumer-electronics industry events around the globe.
In 2013 Doug cofounded the Connected Car Conference (C3) in New York and co-producer the inaugural Connected Car Expo at the LA Auto Show. In 2014, Doug cofounded the C3 Group and produced events at SXSW, in New York and the Bay Area, and in 2015 added a D.C. policy forum. He also formed the Connected Car Council, made up of top industry thought leaders, and launched the C3 Report to provide news and analysis on the fast-changing car technology and mobility space. Doug has also worked as a consultant with some of the world’s leading automotive and technology brands, developing content and conferences and delivering market intelligence and insight. He also served as a columnist for Autoblog, Forbes.com and PCMag.com and has written for Automobile, Road & Track, Popular Mechanics and numerous other media outlets.
Prior to launching C3, Doug served as Senior Editor, Technology at Edmunds.com. Before joining Edmunds.com, founded Newcomb Communications & Consulting to provide content to such outlets as MSN Autos, SEMA News, My Ford, Corvette Quarterly and others as well as consult with OEMs and companies in the automotive and technology industries. In 2008, he published his first book, Car Audio for Dummies (Wiley).
Doug began his career in 1988 as the editor of the industry trade magazine Mobile Electronics and went on to serve as editor of the consumer publications Car Audio and Electronics, Car Stereo Review, Mobile Entertainment and Road & Track Road Gear.