Intelligent Car Coalition to Host Panel at SXSW

Industry Leaders to Discuss Role of Data in Capturing Societal Benefits of Future Transportation

The SXSW conference has announced that the Intelligent Car Coalition has again been chosen to present a panel at its prestigious conference in 2019.

The conference, held in Austin, Texas from March 8-17 is one of the world’s most esteemed venues for showcasing thought leadership on technology and innovation. The last SXSW conference and festivals brought together over 432,000 people over the course of 10 days.

“We are thrilled about the invitation, and grateful to the SXSW community for picking us. We always hope to bring value to attendees, and this year’s lineup of panelists will offer deep insights on the critical role data will play in the future of transportation,” Catherine McCullough, Executive Director of the Intelligent Car Coalition, said.

The panel, titled “Crowdsourcing the Safety Benefits of New Mobility,” features leaders from Allstate Insurance, GRIDSMART, and UrbanX who will discuss how data can unlock some of transportation technologies’ powerful societal benefits.

Panelists include Don Civgin, President, Allstate Service Businesses; Regina Hopper, SVP, Global Public Policy, GRIDSMART; and Stonly Baptiste, Partner, Urban X. The Executive Director of the Intelligent Car Coalition, Catherine McCullough, will moderate the panel.

“A panel proposal is only as good as its panelists, and I’m sure our acceptance this year has everything to do with this great lineup of experts, who will give attendees a clear picture of what is happening on the ground as the future of transportation takes shape,” McCullough said.

The panel will be featured as a part of the Tech Industry & Enterprise track’s ‘Future of Transportation’ series of sessions. These sessions will focus on topics specifically related to technology, planning, policy, and all other related issues pertaining to mobility going forward.


The Intelligent Car Coalition gathers leading stakeholders in the auto, communications and tech industries to talk about policy issues, share ideas, build relationships, establish thought leadership, and advocate for innovation in the connected and autonomous car fields. In past years at SXSW, the Intelligent Car Coalition has been chosen to present panels on autonomous vehicles, vehicle data privacy, and vehicle cybersecurity.