Added automotive technology leaders announced as speakers for Technology In Motion exhibition
In just one month, the inaugural Technology in Motion (TIM) mobility exhibition and conference will open at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. In addition to displays from startups and top companies in the industry, a STEM Careers Showcase for students, pitch competitions, and a hackathon, multiple keynotes will be given by industry leaders about the latest trends and thoughts on mobility. Joining Matt Simoncini (Lear Corporation), Rachel Bhattacharya (Maven), and Chris Reed (Nissan) as TIM Detroit keynote speakers are:
Jerry Lavine: Vice President of Advanced Product Development at Magna International
Jerry Lavine is Vice President of Advanced Product Development at Magna International. Within this role, Lavine is responsible for the initial applications of new technologies and mobility programs. Lavine has an extensive automotive program and product development background. Prior to joining Magna, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Program Officer for DURA Automotive Systems LLC, where he was responsible for global program execution to ensure cost, quality and timing requirements were achieved across the enterprise. Before this role, he was Vice President of Global Key Account Management for Henkel Corporation, where he led account strategies, collaborating with corporate groups for product planning, innovation and business planning. He also was Vice President of Engineering at Next Autoworks, a startup backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Google Ventures, T. Boone Pickens and others. Jerry began his career at Ford Company where he spent more than 15 years progressing through the ranks of product development management. His most recent role at Ford was Chief Engineer for Full-Size Cars, North American Car and Truck Programs. In this position, he led Lean Engineering and Manufacturing activities focused on reducing waste, improving utilization rates, and raising quality performance. Prior to this role, he was Chief Engineer, Design Engineering–North American Car & Truck Programs.
Ingeborg Rocker, Ph.D.: Vice President of 3DEXPERIENCity, Strategy & Digital Transformation Cross Industry Initiatives at Dassault Systèmes
Ingeborg Rocker joined Dassault Systèmes in 2014 as the Vice President of 3DEXPERIENCity and has been responsible for developing the Dassault Systèmes vision and strategy for modeling and simulating our planet, with a particular focus on the circular economy of resources and urban settlements. Most recently, Ingeborg has been named Dassault Systèmes VP for Strategy and Digital Transformation of the Cross Industry Teams focusing on the following disciplines: Materials, Cyberphysical Systems, Cobots + Robots, Value Chain, IoT/IoE and City. Prior to joining Dassault Systèmes, Ingeborg worked for nine years as a professor at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University where she taught Architectural and Urban Design and gave courses in the FAB lab, and seminars in the theory sequence. She received her PhD from Princeton University in 2010, her Master of Art from Princeton University in 2003, her Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in 1996 and her Diploma in Architecture from the RTWH Aachen, Germany in 1995. She has taught at Columbia University, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard University, and has worked with internationally renowned architects and urban planners. Ingeborg has published and lectured internationally, and publications regarding her work at Dassault Systèmes have been featured in several newspapers, magazines, and on television.
James Peters: Vice President & General Manager of Automotive, IOT & Connected Car at Cisco Systems, Inc.
James Peters is Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Automotive, IOT and Connected Car Division. In this role, James is responsible for Research & Development, Marketing, and Innovation for Cisco’s automotive vertical worldwide. With over 25 years of experience, James has deep expertise working closely and strategically with customers while creating a culture of success, and partnering on world-class solutions. In his previous role of IOT lead in the Automotive & Manufacturing market, he drove new solutions that developed emerging security services for the connected car by creating a single platform to integrate applications. Peters joined Cisco in 1997 as a Consulting Engineer in the Service Provider Alliances Organization driving consolidation of voice and data technologies. Over his tenure, he has held various positions in product management, router engineering, business development, marketing, service delivery, operations, and sales. Previously, James held leadership positions at Bell Canada, after starting his career leading FCC testing at a start-up called Certelecom Laboratories. Peters holds a Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in Finance.
Rod Davenport: Chief Technology Officer for the State of Michigan
Rod Davenport is an I.T. professional with 25 years of experience across a variety of industries including publishing, automotive, health care, and energy with skills developed across a broad array of computer technology disciplines. He is currently serving as the Chief Technology Officer for the State of Michigan, responsible for IT Strategy, Vendor Management and Innovation, Infrastructure & Operations and Enterprise Architecture & Solution Design. Prior to joining the State, he was most recently employed with DTE Energy where he focused on innovation and emerging technologies as well as taking a lead role in Department of Energy research grants conducting an analysis of Smart Grid communication protocols. Rod holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Lawrence Technological University.
Chase Fraser: Managing Partner at Fraser McCombs Capital
Chase Fraser is a Managing Partner at Fraser McCombs Capital. Previously, Chase founded MarketQuiz, the innovator of next-generation automotive service marketing. The company was acquired by SCI-Marketview in 2008. Prior to founding MarketQuiz, Chase was an executive at IFCO, a worldwide provider of logistics services. Chase managed eight manufacturing facilities throughout the United States. Before IFCO, Chase was involved with Fraser Industries. The company was the largest privately-held wooden pallet manufacturer and recycler in North America, and in 1997, went public on the NASDAQ. Chase graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, is married with two children, and currently resides in Boulder, Colorado.
To hear from these speakers and more, register for TIM Detroit, Sept. 6-8 2017. Exhibition tickets at $10 for a one-day pass and $25 for a three-day pass, and conference tickets (which include access to the exhibition) are $150.