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July 28, 2017

Radio Show Opening Session to Focus on the Connected Car

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Scott Deaver of Avis Budget Group, Joe DíAngelo of Xperi, Inc. and John Ellis of Ellis & Associates will discuss the future of the digital dash during a session titled The Connected Car Listener Experience on September 5 as part of the 2017 Radio Show. The discussion will be moderated by National Association of Broadcasters Chief Technology Officer Sam Matheny.

Produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), the Radio Show will be held September 5-8 at the JW Marriott in Austin.

The Connected Car Listener Experience will explore the current and future landscape of the connected car, including the opportunities surrounding self-driving cars and other voice activation trends.

As Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Avis Budget Group, Scott Deaver leads the global marketing and customer experience functions for all of the company's brands, including Avis, Budget, Zipcar, Payless, Maggiore and Apex. Prior to his current position, Deaver served as chief strategy and development officer, overseeing operational efficiency and revenue growth initiatives. He has more than 25 years of experience with Avis Budget Group and its predecessor company, Cendant Corporation. During his tenure, Deaver has held various positions in marketing, strategy, revenue management, decision technology, licensing, car sharing and emerging markets.

In his role as Senior Vice President of Broadcast Radio for Xperi, Inc., Joe DíAngelo is responsible for the company's global broadcast radio business and product development. As one of the founders of iBiquity Digital, the company behind HD Radio technology, DíAngelo has over 17 years of experience in the radio technology industry and has led commercial licensing, product development and technology innovation efforts. Prior to joining Xperi, he was a principal at PricewaterhouseCoopers in its information, communication and entertainment consulting practice. During his tenure, he worked closely with telecommunications and entertainment companies, assisting with strategic planning, corporate restructurings, global expansion and mergers and acquisitions.

As founder and managing director for Ellis & Associates, John Ellis oversees global management consulting for clients in the transportation, consumer, connectivity and software sectors. Formerly the global technologist of Ford Motor Company's connected car business unit, Ellis was involved in developing and delivering Sync Gen 3, Fordís latest generation connected car solution, the next generation Sync services (Fordís connected car+cloud service), as well as SmartDeviceLink, an API system for integrating mobile devices into the car. Previously, Ellis was an executive with Motorola, delivering wireless software products and services to the mobile industry.

Additional information about the 2017 Radio Show is available here.

News media registration is available here.

About the Radio Show
The 2017 Radio Show, produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), will be held September 5-8 in Austin. This year's show brings radio broadcasters and industry colleagues together to share knowledge, discover the latest innovations, network with industry leaders and explore creative business strategies for the digital age. To learn more about the 2017 Radio Show, visit

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at

About RAB
The Radio Advertising Bureau serves more than 6,000 member Radio stations in the U.S. and over 1,000 member networks, representative firms, broadcast vendors, and international organizations. RAB leads and participates in educational, research, sales, and advocacy programs that promote and advance Radio as a primary advertising medium. Learn more at

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