Mike Simmons is the CEO of Driveway – the inventors of smartphone telematics – where he is focused on making roads safer with software. He’s a pioneer of the connected car business, having served as President of Directed, a co-founder of Octo Telematics North America, and head of business at Automatic. He has built partnerships with multiple automotive OEMs and 7 of the top 12 US insurers. He developed multiple connected car technologies including the first smartphone-based remote car starter. Previous roles include Ford and PWC. He is a CPA, and graduate of the University of Michigan and Northwestern's Kellogg School.