Automotive industry heavyweights headline inaugural Technology In Motion exhibition
The inaugural Technology in Motion (TIM) mobility exhibition and conference will not only feature exhibits and product launch announcements from top-tier automotive and technology companies — including General Motors, Nissan, Lear Corporation, and Cisco — but will include keynote presentations by some of the biggest names in automotive technology and mobility. These talks, available to all exhibition and conference ticket holders, will discuss the latest trends in the mobility industry and reveal key insights to moving forward. Some of the headliners include:
Matt Simoncini: President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Lear Corporation
Matt Simoncini has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company since September 2011. In this role, Simoncini is responsible for the strategic direction and operational leadership of the company. Formerly, Simoncini was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the company, a role he had held since September 2007. As Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, he was responsible for the company’s global finance operations, including external Financial Reporting, Corporate Business Planning & Analysis, Corporate Strategy and Business Development as well as Information Technology activities worldwide.
Rachel Bhattacharya: Chief Growth Officer, Urban Mobility and Maven, General Motors Company
Rachel Bhattacharya oversees the company’s business-to-business operations, including the Lyft Express Drive program, the recent Uber partnership, and future business use-cases of the Maven platform. In addition to managing existing program operations, Bhattacharya is focused on refining a new, inclusive platform that will allow different businesses to use Maven vehicles for a variety of transportation needs. Her work includes optimizing services for the deployment of the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the only electric vehicle with enough range for ride-sharing needs, and using Maven’s commercial offerings as a method to pave the way for autonomous fleet operations. Prior to Maven, Bhattacharya worked in Strategy on GM’s Corporate Development and Global M&A team.
Chris Reed: Vice President, Components Engineering, Nissan Technical Center North America, Nissan North America, Inc.
Chris Reed is vice president, Components Engineering and Overseas Chief Vehicle Engineer (OCVE) D-Platform Crossovers, Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA), a position to which he was appointed in April 2015. In this role, Reed reports to Takeshi Yamaguchi, senior vice president, Research and Development, NTCNA, and is responsible for Powertrain, Electrical, and Audio/IT engineering groups and is OCVE for Nissan Murano and Pathfinder as well as the INFINITI QX60. Reed joined Nissan North America in 1988 as an entry-level engineer in the body design group. From 2011 to 2013, he worked in safety and then exterior/accessories while being OCVE of trucks. He also spent over two years in Japan to develop the Nissan Murano from scratch.
To hear from these speakers and more, register for TIM Detroit, September 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.