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As part of the official launch of the 2023 autoXreport research program and upcoming autoXreport Innovator Awards, CompassIntel is proud to announce the autoXreport Executives to Watch. Below we share a group of innovative automotive executives to watch this year, and hope you connect with them to watch the greatest advancements in autotech.
autoXreport Executives to Watch in 2023
Aicha Evans is leading the innovation and automation of Zoox robotaxis and growth in the autonomous vehicle sector. Zoox is a mission driven company setting out to improve transportation and society. Zoox serves to help people move around safely and wonderfully. Their focus is transportation as a service in cities with a fleet of zero emission vehicles conceived from the ground up for autonomous mobility and unparalleled customer experience.
Ben Volkow co-founded Otonomo in 2015, a platform designed to power the mobility economy and ignite a new generation of mobility experiences and services. With Otonomo, over 100 providers in the transportation, mobility, insurance, and automotive industries are finally able to harness mobility data and insights and transform them into strategic assets and market advantages.
Cynthia Flanigan, Ph.D.
Chief Engineer, Ford Motor Company
Cynthia Flanigan is the Chief Engineer for Hardware Integration and Product Development at Ford Motor Company. Dr. Flanagan has a long career trajectory with Ford spanning more than 22 years holding numerous positions including research, technology, assembly systems, materials science, and automotive design.
Kevin Clark is the chairman and CEO of Aptiv. Aptiv is a global technology leader, with more than 190,000 people across 127 manufacturing facilities and 12 major technical centers worldwide and a presence in 46 countries. Automotive technology services center around autonomous driving, vehicle electrification, driver safety, in-cabin driver experience, and smart vehicle architecture.
Kyle Vogt is the CEO, CTO, president, and co-founder of Cruise, an autonomous vehicle company building advanced self-driving vehicles. Cruise has received $10B+ from well-respected companies and investors including GM, Honda, Microsoft, T. Rowe Price, and Walmart
Lynn Longo is a member of the board of management & Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at CARIAD, a Volkswagen Group Company. She is responsible for technical development at the Volkswagen Group's software company. Lynn previously worked for GM for more than 20 years. CARAIS is an automotive software and technology company that bundles together Volkswagen Group's software focused on automotive cloud, digital experience and automated driving.
SVP and GM, Automotive, Qualcomm Technologies
Nakul Duggal serves as Senior Vice-President and General Manager of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. focused on automotive product management for connected cars, digital cockpit solutions, autonomous driving, and automotive software geared towards global OEM and Tier-1 programs worldwide. Nakul was integral in the recent launch of the Snapdragon® Digital Chassis, a comprehensive set of cloud-connected automotive platforms for telematics and connectivity.
Amnon Shashua is considered a global expert in AI, computer vision, natural language processing, and other related fields and currently serves as the founder and CEO of Mobileye. Mobileye, acquired by Intel in 2017, develops and is a driving automation company focused on autonomous driving technologies and advanced driver-assistance systems including cameras, computer chips and software.
President, Cox Automotive
Stephen M. Rowley is President of Cox Automotive, a global automotive services and software company whose vision is to transform the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars. Rowley is responsible for a family of brands that support both dealers and car buyers including auto industry leaders such as Autotrader, Dealer.com, Dealertrack, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, NextGear Capital, vAuto and Xtime.
CTO, Sonic Automotive & EchoPark
Stephen Carvelli was recently appointed as the first Chief Technology Officer of Sonic Automotive, a Fortune 500 company and one of the nation’s largest automotive retailers. Sonic Automotive is the parent company of EchoPark Automotive, a fast growing retailer of nearly new pre-used vehicles. He has held previous technology roles at Comcast, CKE Restaurants, Lowe's, and Chico's.
Head of Solutions & GTM for AV/ADAS - AWS
Vineeth Venkiteswaran is currently leading autonomous vehicle and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems at AWS or Aazon Web Services. He closely collaborates with OEMs, Tier1/2s, AV startups, ISVs to enable go-to-market and next-generation technologies for the autonomous driving market. Prior to AWS, Vineeth was with NetApp and Nvidia where he implemented both product and strategy for a comprehensive suite of vehicle technologies.
After moving to the U.S. to study at the University of Detroit Mercy, Mark Haidar led the development of a connected car project for the US Army. Mark is currently serving as Chief Executive Officer of Vinli. Vinli builds automotive intelligence products and solutions for fleet, OEMs, and aftermarket companies around the globe. Vinli offers a data intelligence and connected car platform, in addition to custom mobility solutions.