CTO Panel at SAE International WCX will Discuss How to Best Use Technology Resources in Today’s Rapidly Changing Automotive Industry

SAE International’s WCX World Congress Experience will feature a special panel discussion addressing the challenges facing technology executives in the automotive industry. The session is part of the Leadership Summit, a unique venue offering insights from executives on the critical business issues driving quality, performance, safety, design, development and cost optimization of mobility.

“As Executives, Where are We Spending Our Resources?” will be moderated by John McElroy of Blue Sky Productions and will feature discussions about how executives look at both internal and external influences in order to allocate their company’s technical resources; along with how resources are allocated for development of future mobility technology and continue utilizing resources in advancing current technologies. In addition, the panel will share thoughts how product development could look like in the future, the effects of disruptive technologies and the changing consumer.

The panel discussion will be held Thursday, April 11 at 2:10 p.m. at The Exchange on the Exhibit Floor. Participants will include:
  • Jeff Hemphill, Chief Technical Officer, Americas Schaeffler Group USA Inc., Schaeffler Group USA Inc.
  • Jon Lauckner, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, General Motors
  • Helen Pan, Director & Head of Autonomous Driving Hardware, Baidu USA LLC
  • Kenneth Washington, Vice President of Research and Advanced Engineering and Chief Technology Officer, Ford Motor Company
  • Kathy Winter, Vice President and General Manager, Autonomous Driving Solutions Division, Intel
The future of mobility is constantly in motion, and nowhere is the spirit of innovation and exploration more evident than at WCX. Presented by SAE International, WCX propels the mobility industry forward through a convergence of engineering, research, design and technology. It’s where the brightest minds in mobility meet for three days of interactive learning, expert insight, collaboration and inspiration.

For more information or to register for SAE International’s WCX 2019, visit http://www.sae.org/wcx

Journalists and other members of the media seeking credentials should email pr@sae.org or call 1-724-772-8522.

SAE International is a global association committed to advancing mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity. By engaging nearly 200,000 engineers, technical experts and volunteers, we connect and educate mobility professionals to enable safe, clean, and accessible mobility solutions. 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 philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

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