J. Douglas Boles | President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway | Series Preview

By Ed Bernardon and Drew Wilson

Join host Ed Bernardon as he explores the thrilling world of racing with Doug Boles, the president of the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Discover the evolution of the Speedway from its inception in 1909, where a 90-mph speed was a distant dream, to today’s breathtaking 240 mph averages. With the capacity to hold three Super Bowls’ worth of spectators, the Speedway is not just a venue; it’s an experience that leaves newcomers in awe.

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What to expect from this series

Explore the dynamic world of racing and innovation with Doug Boles in this new series of the Future Car Podcast.


  • Doug Boles’ diverse career path from journalism to law, and public service to motorsports
  • Insights into managing the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Discussions on the Speedway’s future — including AI integration and electric vehicles
  • Engaging conversations on the evolution of racing technology

You won’t want to miss these episodes.

J. Douglas Boles | President of Indianapolis Motor Speedway

J. Douglas Boles | President of Indianapolis Motor Speedway

J. Douglas Boles was named president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation in July 2013. He is responsible for the daily operations of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and all the world-class racing events at the facility, including the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, the Sonsio INDYCAR Grand Prix, the NASCAR Brickyard 400 presented by PPG, the IMSA TireRack.com Battle on the Bricks and the Indy 8 Hour Sports Car Endurance Race. He also is responsible for exploring and expanding business
opportunities for the Speedway. In a normal year, IMS hosts more than 275 event days of activity at the nearly 1,000 acre facility. Boles is a graduate of Butler University and the IU McKinney School of Law.

Ed Bernardon

Ed Bernardon

Ed is currently VP Strategic Automotive Initiatives at Siemens Digital Industries Software. Responsibilities include strategic planning and business development in areas of design of autonomous/connected vehicles, lightweight automotive structures and interiors. He is also responsible for Future Car thought leadership which includes hosting the Future Car Podcast and development of cross divisional projects. Previously he was a founding member of VISTAGY that developed light-weight structure and automotive interior design software acquired by Siemens in 2011, he previously directed the Automation and Design Technology Group at MIT Draper Laboratory.  Ed holds an M.S. in mechanical engineering from MIT, B.S. in mechanical engineering from Purdue, and MBA from Butler.

On the Move: A Siemens Automotive Podcast Podcast

On the Move: A Siemens Automotive Podcast

The automotive and transportation industries are in the middle of a transformation in how vehicles are designed, made, and sold. Driven by an influx of new technologies, consumer demands, environmental pressures, and a changing workforce in factories and offices, automotive companies are pushing to reinvent fundamental aspects of their businesses. This includes developing more advanced and capable vehicles, identifying new revenue sources, improving customer experiences, and changing the ways in which features and functionality are built into vehicles.

Welcome to On the Move, a podcast from Siemens Digital Industries Software that will dive into the acceleration of mobility innovation amid unprecedented change in the automotive and transportation industries. Join hosts Nand Kochhar, VP of Automotive and Transportation, and Conor Peick, Automotive and Transportation Writer, as they dive into the shifting automotive landscape with expert guests from Siemens and around the industry. Tune in to learn about modern automotive design and engineering challenges, how software and electronics have grown in use and importance, and where the industries might be heading in the future.

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