Director, Government Affairs
Andres Castrillon serves as Qualcomm’s lead automotive and transportation technology policy advocate for advancing key U.S. legislative and regulatory priorities for connected and automated vehicle technologies. He oversees strategic policy engagement with local, state, and federal government officials in support of Qualcomm transportation policy and business objectives. Before transitioning to the private sector, Andres led the automotive team at the U.S. Department of Commerce, advising leadership on global policy issues impacting the competitiveness of the U.S. automotive industry. Andres holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Denison University and studied law The George Washington University Law School.
Director, Automotive System Engineering and Marketing
Fern is the director of automotive systems engineering and marketing at Texas Instruments. She has been in a variety of technical and marketing roles at TI for more than 15 years. Fern holds a bachelor of science in electrical engineering and a master of science in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Associate Director, Global Automotive Practice
In his role as Associate Director of the Global Automotive Practice at TechInsights, Greg Basich focuses on a number of areas, including connected car technologies and business models, automotive infotainment, automotive cyber security, and mobility services, such as car sharing and ride hailing. With over 10 years of experience as an analyst, he enjoys helping clients understand how different technologies move in and out of the automotive industry and most importantly, how to plan for the next generation of products and services.
Director of Automotive Market Insights
John Greco is the Director of Automotive Market Insights with Analog Devices’ Automotive Electrification & Sustainable Energy business unit. He has been with ADI for over 20 years where his roles included market research, corporate business planning, and product management. Prior to Analog Devices John worked as an applications engineer doing custom silicon design. John currently focuses on developing models for the evolving automotive market to frame and support management decisions around investment and growth activities. John holds a BS in Engineering from Harvard College, an MSEE from Northeastern University, and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Executive Director, Electrical Systems, Software and Connectivity
Toth oversees GM’s global spend and supplier relationships for the company’s current and future electrical vehicle architectures. She is responsible for several global commodity teams, including software, semiconductors, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS); active and passive safety; electronic modules; infotainment; displays; power distribution, 12-volt batteries, chassis electronic controls; and switches. Toth holds a master’s degree from Kettering University and a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.
Robert Casanova (moderator)
Director of Industry Statistics and Economy Policy
Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)
Casanova directs SIA’s statistics, data analysis, and industry research. Prior to joining SIA, Robert was an Industry Analyst and commodities expert at the U.S. International Trade Commission where he was responsible for research and market analysis of the semiconductor, robotics, and AI industries. Robert also worked on the staff of Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), where he handled the Senator’s International Trade, Small Business, and Indian Affairs legislative portfolio. Robert received a M.A. in International Economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).