Nick Pudar

Former Director of Corporate Strategy at General Motors

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  • General Motors Co


Nick spent 38 years at General Motors and was one of a handful of employees who led Onstar, GM’s leading telematics unit, in the early 2000’s. Nick joined GM straight out of MIT where he rotated between engineering and manufacturing roles before joining the Strategy organisation within GM. In 2005, he joined Onstar and was involved in scaling the aftermarket business before rolling out factory installation of Onstar for every GM vehicle. Nick was pivotal in scaling Onstar and explored various ways to monetise vehicle data from insurance, repair and diagnostics, and infotainment. Nick is the former Director of Corporate Strategy for GM where he was responsible for addressing new growth areas across connectivity, telematics, and mobility. Nick is now a professor at MIT Sloan School of Management.