Executive Director, IHS Markit Automotive
During his keynote on Monday, September 23, Michael Robinet will address the ‘Five Forces’ impacting the future of the global automotive industry and how these apply to innovation and evolution of braking for the future. These include the impact of China, Electrified Propulsion, Autonomous Technology, Formation of New OEM Entities and Value Change within the Automotive Ecosystem. Virtually every vehicle system (including braking) will require new strategies to harness these changes.
Michael Robinet was promoted to Executive Director of IHS Markit Automotive Advisory Services in December 2018 – driving industry thought leadership in the field of light vehicle automotive market dynamics and supplier strategy. From December 2011 to November 2018, Michael was the Managing Director leading the North American Automotive Advisory Team. Until late 2011, he served as the Director of Global Vehicle Production Forecasts for IHS Automotive from 1996.
In his role as Executive Director in the global automotive advisory practice, Michael builds upon his experience as a leader and innovator in automotive research. He works with decisionmakers at suppliers and OEMs in the fields of supplier strategy, global production forecasting, tracking future product programs (FPPs), analyzing sourcing and production strategies to serve OEM, supplier and government entities throughout the global industry.
Michael has over three decades of experience in automotive forecasting, strategic analysis and manufacturing finance. Prior to joining CSM Worldwide/IHS Markit, he worked at several research companies and was schooled in finance at a Tier 1 supplier. He regularly consults with industry executives and presents at global OEM and supplier conferences/ symposiums - being widely quoted by worldwide media on a variety of critical industry topics.
Michael holds an undergraduate degree in economics and an MBA – both from the University of Windsor, Canada. He is a board member of the Automotive Hall of Fame, Member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Automotive Press Association (APA), Detroit Economic Club (DEC) and the Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA). He is a founding director of the Canada-US Business Association (CUSBA) and a board member of the Original Equipment Supplier Association (OESA). Michael also pens a monthly column called ‘Supplier Eye’ for SAE’s Automotive Engineering Magazine.