Speaker

Russ Shields

Chair of Ygomi LLC.

Russ Shields is Chair of Ygomi LLC. Businesses that Mr. Shields has founded and/or led include Shields Enterprises International, Cellular Business Systems, Inc. (later Convergys), Navigation Technologies (later Navteq, now HERE), and the current Ygomi companies – SEI, Connexis, and ArrayComm.

Mr. Shields is a Board Member of the ITS World Congress and Co‑Chair of the ITU Collaboration on ITS Communications Standards. He is also a member of the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Advisory Board, a Presidential advisory committee.

Mr. Shields is an SAE Fellow and recipient of the SAE‑Delco Electronics ITS Award. He was inducted into the inaugural class of ITS America’s Hall of Fame and named the first U.S. member of the ITS World Congress Hall of Fame.

In 2008, Mr. Shields received the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Distinguished Alumni Award in Entrepreneurship. In 2013, the Hotchkiss School awarded Mr. Shields its Alumni Award.