Catherine McCullough is Founder and Executive Director of the Intelligent Car Coalition, a group of autonomous and connected car industry leaders. She also advises companies on technology and regulatory matters. In 2012, Catherine saw that the diverse auto, tech and telecommunications industries would converge and transform transportation. She built the ICC and has guided members through newly emerging regulatory territory, successfully helping to shape the marketplace into one that welcomes life-saving innovations. Catherine also advises established and start-up companies in the IoT field that want to understand the marketplace implications of their regulatory exposure, and non-tech companies that want to understand how emerging technologies will impact their businesses. Catherine was raised in Washington and has spent the last 27 years building her own businesses and advising corporate and government decision-makers. She speaks regularly on complex issues at the heart of autonomous and connected car business models such as V2V and V2X communications, data use, privacy, cybersecurity, and federal autonomous vehicle policy at top industry conferences and to media. Recently Catherine has brought her leadership and governance experience to roles serving on the Advisory Board of Gastropod, the award-winning podcast; as a mentor to start-ups at SXSW 2018; and as a member of the Steering Committee of Road to Zero, a group of over 600 stakeholders shaping the technologies that will eliminate road deaths. Prior to building and operating the ICC, Catherine led teams to resolve critical issues for corporate clients as a government affairs consultant. Before that, she served as a Counsel for the powerful U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation working on issues shaping the tech, auto, insurance, and consumer product industries. Catherine is an attorney and also holds degrees in Journalism and Political Science.