Dr. Alan Messer

Dr. Alan Messer has been a worldwide leader in advanced software and intelligent services for connected consumers for more than 20 years. Alan leads InnovationShift, where he works with autonomous, automotive, consumer and IoT companies, helping define or revise their technology strategies.

Formerly, he was Vice President of Software and Innovation and CTO of Global Connected Consumer Experience at General Motors, where he led GM’s work on products, platforms and future technologies for the Connected Car and Services. Alan was also Vice President of Advanced Software Technology at Samsung Electronics, covering Internet of Things, Intelligence, Privacy, Mobile Social/Media, Content Delivery, and Cloud Services.

He has worked at a variety other leading consumer electronics companies, including HP, Sony Electronics, and several startups. Currently, he also serves several industry organizations in advisory or board roles, including the Microsoft AI Advisory Council and the DAV Alliance.