CAR Management Briefing Seminars

Creating, Collaborating and Innovating in the New Age of Auto

Tuesday, August 6  |  2:45 – 4:00 PM


The pace of innovation in the automotive industry has forever changed. Traditionally inward-focused, process-driven innovation is being replaced by more open, fast-paced, entrepreneurial models. The rapid rise and influence of tech companies, with fast, sometimes very public development cycles, has driven this change. Traditional automotive players must quickly evolve to compete. This session will highlight strategies to speed-up innovation within the automotive industry while maintaining the rigor needed to create automotive grade products.
Jonathan Fay
Dixon and Carol Doll Executive Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship  |  University of Michigan
Todd Fletemier
Vice President, Midwest Technology Platform  |  Faurecia
Lowell Gruman
Principal, Corporate Finance/ Governance  |  Boomerang Catapult LLC
Matthew Johnson-Roberson
Assistant Professor of Engineering in the Department of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering  |  University of Michigan

Brett Smith
Director – Propulsion Technology and Energy Infrastructure
Center for Automotive Research