MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CarBlock, the world’s first blockchain-based transportation solution built on data generated by smart devices. Today announced that it has formed an advisory board to assist in implementing CarBlock’s current vision and identifying means to capitalize on future growth opportunities. Among other matters, the Board will provide counsel with respect to their corporate governance, strategic partnerships and market insights as CarBlock looks to scale, and expand, their operations in the coming months.
The initial board will include six advisors with a range of experiences and expertise from a number of different sectors.
Dr. HP Jin, Co-founder & CEO, Telenav (NASDAQ:TNAV)
Dr. Jin founded Telenav in 1999 and led the company to its IPO in NASDAQ. Telenav is the world’s biggest OEM software provider for car data and owns the most comprehensive sets of car data in the market. Dr. Jin is also a renowned angel investor in Silicon Valley and has invested in multiple unicorn companies like ZOOM. Dr. Jin will help CarBlock establish partnerships with leading OEMs and car data application providers.
Eran Sandhaus, Former General Manager at Delphi Automotive (NASDAQ: APTV)
Eran Sandhaus is a senior executive with 20+ years of experience in automotive, consumer, and industrial IoT applications. As the former VP & GM of the Autonomous Driving and Connected Services at Delphi Automotive, he led global engineering, business development, and corporate development teams and oversaw the activities of ControlTec and Movimento, Delphi's wholly-owned subsidiaries that were focused on car-to-cloud data analysis and security. In addition, Mr. Sandhaus led Delphi's data strategy and executed several investments and acquisitions in the automotive space. Mr. Sandhaus will help CarBlock's business development & partnerships efforts in the mobility and IoT markets.
Professor Andreas Weigend, Former Chief Scientist at Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN); Professor at Stanford & University of California, Berkeley
Professor Andreas Weigend is an expert on big data, consumer behavior, and social-mobile technologies and a professor at Stanford and University of California, Berkeley. As the former Chief Scientist at Amazon, he helped create the company’s data strategy and culture of innovation. Professor Weigend received his Ph.D. in physics from Stanford and will guide CarBlock on the collection, storage, and processing of massive amounts of data.
Dr. David Chen, Former Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Dr. Chen is an expert in blockchain technology and has invested in many leading blockchain companies like Blockchain.com, Ripple Labs, LedgerX, BTCC (fka BTC China), and Basecoin. He received his Ph.D. in Science, Technology, and Management from Harvard where his research focused on the intersection of market design and computer science. He will guide CarBlock on blockchain development.
Dr. David Wang, Former Chief Architect at Ford Sync & GM MyLink; Former Technical Lead at Faraday Future & Panasonic Automotive Systems
Dr. Wang is the President of the NACSAE California Chapter and an internationally renowned automotive expert. He led the design for the FF 91’s electronics architecture and infotainment system. Dr. Wang was also a technical lead in designing various leading connected car systems including Ford Sync, GM MyLink, Chrysler Uconnect and Toyota Entune. Dr. Wang will aid CarBlock in integrating with the mainstream automotive system and provide guidance on the data system integration with next generation electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles.
Mark Sagafi, Former Head of Global Business Development at Harman & Toshiba
Mark has 25+ years of executive experience in business development, partnerships, R&D management, product development in automotive electronics, communications, and data storage. Mark has successfully managed many global, multi-site projects in the high-tech industry including in car/truck tolling, telematics, navigation, infotainment and communications. He has also engaged in various capacities with leading OEM and Tier 1 suppliers in the automotive industry, including Audi, BMW, Harman Becker, Delphi Automotive, Lear, Siemens Medical Solutions, Siemens Automotive, Aisin AW, Toll Collect and has maintained close relationships with them. Mark will help CarBlock to expand its partnerships with leading automotive suppliers.
Co-founder and Chief Evangelist, Julie Wang, stated, “We recognize the value that our advisory board will provide. Each individual brings rich, valuable skills and insights to CarBlock. I truly believe that their counsel will allow for better market understanding and look forward to their close involvement in CarBlock’s next phase of growth.”
CarBlock is the world’s first blockchain-based transportation solution built on data generated by smart devices. This circulation of car data on the blockchain is set to disrupt the entire connected car industry. You can find out more information about CarBlock, its partners, and current happenings find us at carblock.io or join our Telegram group at t.me/carblockofficial