Santa Clara, Calif. (February 26, 2019)– Julien Masson has joined Silicon Valley-based CloudCar, Inc. as Vice President, Business Development & Sales.
Julien brings considerable expertise in Infotainment and Telematics within the automotive industry and has experience in European Business Development and Sales Operations.
In his new role, Julien will oversee the company’s business development, sales, and customer success.
Julien joins CloudCar after leading the development and deployment of Orange’s vertical automotive business strategy for the entire connected vehicle system as Head of Connected Car for Orange Business Services. As an industry veteran, he has worked in different parts of the connected car value chain working at other companies like Parrot Automotive, Nissan Europe and Clarion.
“There’s a huge opportunity in deploying CloudCar’s value into new connected cars, enabling a relevant, personalized digital experience for the vehicle, and giving OEMs the ability to lead the digital transformation disrupting today the automotive industry.” said Julien Masson. “After meeting with several leading automotive OEMs, Tier-1 suppliers and partners at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, the exciting days at CloudCar are continuing ahead. I’m delighted to be part of this journey to help the company reach new heights.”
“Julien is extremely instrumental in pursuing CloudCar’s business goals as he leverages his strong automotive business experience,” said CloudCar CEO Philipp Popov. “We’re continuing to expand our talented executive team and with his knowledge, energy, reputation and relationships, Julien has demonstrated himself to be a perfect fit. I’m thrilled to have him on board.”
This year, Julien Masson will be joining the CloudCar at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show. Within the show, is the Symposium on the Future Networked Car (FNC-2019) where he will be on a panel to discuss Automated capabilities and AI in the vehicle: status and expectations on March 7, 2019.
CloudCar is developing the future of connected car technology for global automotive OEMs and focusing on the driver’s experience. The company’s platform integrates machine learning capabilities with voice-first infotainment to deliver a seamless and personalized experience for drivers on the road. Founded in 2011, CloudCar is a privately-held company headquartered in Santa Clara, California with additional global offices in the UK, France, Germany and China.
CloudCar was ranked as one of the 20 most promising Automotive Technology Solution Providers and named Global IoT Cloud Company of the Year in 2019.