President and Co-founder
President and Co-founder Doug Newcomb is a respected journalist who has covered automotive technology for nearly three decades, is a leading authority on connected car and mobility and has broad reaching and deep relationships among key stakeholders currently driving innovation. Read More
Doug consults with leading organizations in automotive and technology as well as with venture capital, finance and law firms. He has also authored white papers, blog posts, articles and other content for Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. Due to numerous requests and speaking engagements, Doug launched C3 Group conferences in 2013 to drive the conversation and engagement on connected car and mobility at focused thought leadership forums. Currently, C3 Group produces events in New York, Austin, D.C., Silicon Valley, Detroit, and Portland, Oregon.
Doug is a contributor to Forbes.com, a contributing writer for Wired and writes for numerous other outlets, including Automobile, Popular Mechanics, Edmunds.com and PCMag.com. He has been sought out as a subject matter expert by such high-profile media outlets as USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, Boston Herald, Detroit Free Press, NPR, 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 connected car technology and is a frequent speaker at automotive and technology industry events.
While serving as Senior Editor, Technology at Edmunds.com, Doug created a new Technology section and spearheaded the Car Technology 101 series, written for consumers to explain features such as Bluetooth, navigation and telematics in easy-to-understand terms.
Prior to Edmunds.com, Doug founded Newcomb Communications & Consulting to provide content to such outlets as Road & Track, MSN Autos, MSN Tech & Gadgets, Corvette Quarterly, SEMA News and many others. He also worked with AMCI Testing to benchmark in-car technologies, and 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 consumer publications Car Audio and Electronics, Car Stereo Review, Mobile Entertainment and Road & Track Road Gear.
Co-founder and Vice President, Business Development
Gretchen oversees the business development, including the Connected Car Council and C3 Report, and manages the sales and marketing strategy for the C3 events. She has over two decades of experience launching media and internet startups, with expertise in developing business opportunities in emerging technologies. Read More