Industry Leaders Converge in Detroit to Discuss Mobility Sector Transformation


Technology Leaders from Throughout the Value Chain will Meet April 18-20 to Exchange Ideas and Best Practices on Mobility Challenges and Solutions

WARRENDALE, Pa. (April 3, 2023) – On April 18-20, 2023, SAE International will host the largest technical mobility event in North America at Huntington Place in Detroit. SAE’s WCX™ World Congress Experience is where thousands of CEOs, CTOs, chief engineers, managers, business development and R&D professionals converge to keep up with technology advancements, engage with technical experts and pursue collaboration opportunities to achieve growth in the future of mobility.

“With various levels of autonomy and new forms of propulsion systems, the complexity of cars continues to grow,” stated Marc LeDuc, content development manager, engineering events, SAE International. “WCX brings the mobility engineering community together to meet the common goal of reducing fatalities and lowering carbon emissions.”

The WCX Leadership Summit features discussions on the “business of technology,” such as tech development, consumer acceptance, the impact regulations have on vehicle design and development, and trends shaping the mobility ecosystem including:

  • Tuesday, April 18, Opening Keynote: Dipti Vachani, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Automotive Line of Business, Arm Limited, will share her expertise on “Software Defined Vehicles and Their Impact on the Future of Mobility.”

  • Wednesday, April 19, Opening Keynote: Dr. Kelly Senecal, Co-Founder and Owner, Convergent Science, and co-author of the book “Racing Toward Zero: The Untold Story of Driving Green,” will share his thoughts on the industry’s pursuit of zero emissions.

  • Wednesday, April 19, Motorsports Keynote: Alba Colon, Director of Competition Systems, Hendrick Motorsports, will present “Driving. Performance. Together.”

  • Wednesday, April 19, Learning Lab Featured Speaker: Sandy Munro, “The Teardown Titan,” Munro & Associates, will share his insight on developing the ultimate battery.

  • Thursday, April 20, Diversity Leading Innovation in Mobility Panel Discussion: features executives from diverse mobility sectors leading successful teams at the forefront of technology innovation.

    • Moderator: Kristen Tabar, Group Vice President, Advanced Mobility and Research, Toyota Motor North America

    • Ashwini Balasubramanian, General Manager, Advanced Engineering, Harley Davidson Motor Company

    • Ralph Gilles, Chief Design Officer, Stellantis

    • Denise Gray, Head of External Affairs and Government Regulations, North America, LG Energy Solution Michigan Inc.

    • Srinivasa (Sri) Srinath, Caterpillar – Retired

In addition, OEMs, suppliers, government officials, technology leaders, will discuss industry hot topics, such as:  

With 800 presentations, 12+ panel discussions, and 200 sessions, WCX covers industry topics that are bumper to bumper and bits to bytes. Complete event details can be found at

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