DETROIT – Host Michael Blicher works with MCBNetwrx, LLC, which has been showing customers “local solutions for a global economy” for 13 years. His focus is on emerging technologies of International companies seeking support in the automotive industry.
Connectivity, V2X, V2V, HMI and HW/SW product solutions along with technology research make up the current portfolio. From introduction through production his value proposition aligns B2B needs through execution of activities to accomplish business objectives.
Blicher, a 30-year veteran of the automotive electronics industry, began his journey at Packard Electric working in product development, manufacturing and sales for ten years. The next fourteen years were spent with Magna International’s Electronics, Interior Trim and Hardware Controls Divisions where he enjoyed a career that evolved into the Director of Cross Group Modularity developing new standards for vehicle architecture integration.
His interest in the changing world transitioned him into an independent international business development role interfacing with offshore software developers in India and up-coming manufactures in Shenzhen and Shanghai. Settling back into the United States, Blicher played a supporting role in guiding several mid-western businesses into understanding market shifts and strategic partner alignment required to succeed in the 21st century.
He gained his licensing experience at Immersion through the integration of haptic controls for the automobile interior, casino gaming and various consumer verticals. He experienced the convergence of the mobile Apps into vehicle centerstack’s HMI during his time at TuneIn. His passion for emerging technologies finds him actively involved with SEMA and CEA. Representing Autotalks automotive ready V2X chipset keeps on the bleeding edge and The ITB Group provides a deep foundation of knowledge.
Specialties: Business Development for new technology implementations & Technology Roadmaps
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