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Doug Newcomb

Wards Intelligence
Senior Industry Analyst
Doug has been covering car technology as a journalist for almost three decades years and is a recognized expert on the subject of connected car and mobility. He has been sought out for his opinion by such high-profile media outlets as USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, Boston Herald, Detroit Free Press, Reuters and others. Doug has appeared on CBS News, CNBC and the Los Angeles affiliates for ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox News to talk about car technology and is a frequent speaker at automotive and consumer-electronics industry events.

In 2013 Doug co-founded the Connected Car Conference (C3) at CE Week in New York and co-produced the inaugural Connected Car Expo at the LA Auto Show. Since then, Doug has co-produced successful events under the C3 brand at SXSW, the New York Auto Show, in Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Portland, Oregon. He also formed the Connected Car Council, made up of top industry thought leaders, and launched the C3 Report to provide news and analysis to the fast-changing connected car and mobility space. He's currently a columnist for Forbes.com and PCMag.com and writes for Wired, Automobile, Edmunds and other outlets.

Prior to launching C3, Doug served as Senior Editor, Technology at Edmunds.com. Before joining Edmunds.com, started Newcomb Communications & Consulting to provide content to such outlets as Wired, Road & Track, Automobile, MSN Autos, Corvette Quarterly, SEMA News and many others. He also worked with AMCI Testing to benchmark in-car technologies. In 2008, he published his first book, Car Audio for Dummies (Wiley). Doug began his career in 1988 as the editor of the industry trade magazine Mobile Electronics, and went on to serve as editor of the consumer publications Car Audio and Electronics, Car Stereo Review, Mobile Entertainment and Road & Track Road Gear.