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Ford Chief Technical Officer Raj Nair Named Banquet Keynote Speaker for SAE International 2016 Convergence Conference

WARRENDALE, Pa., March 18, 2016 - SAE International announces that Raj Nair, Executive Vice President, Product Development, and Chief Technical Officer for Ford will be the Banquet Keynote Speaker at SAE 2016 Convergence.

SAE 2016 Convergence will be held Sept. 19-21 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich. Ford Motor Company will provide Executive Leadership for the event.

The three-day event will feature a theme of “Personal Mobility – Creating a Smart and Autonomous Journey.” The meeting will showcase a new format with each day providing different levels of content:

  • Day 1 – Leadership Day (Monday, Sept. 19)
  • Day 2 – Engineers Day (Tuesday, Sept. 20)
  • Day 3 – Partner Day (Wednesday, Sept. 21)

Leadership Day will feature three keynote speakers along with three panel discussions covering the topics of Automotive Innovation, State of Supply Chain an Analysts View, and State of the Business. More information about these speakers and panel discussions, along with information for Engineers Day and Partner Day will be posted to the SAE International website as it becomes available.

SAE 2016 Convergence will feature a full slate of technical programs covering relevant topics facing all mobility electrical/electronics professionals, including technology disruptors, leveraging consumer electronics and open source as an enabler, to name just a few.

For more information on the event, visit

To request press credentials, email or call 1-724-772-8522.

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 128,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our charitable arm, the SAE Foundation, which helps fund programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

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