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SE TechnologyNEXT: Future of Mobility
2675 Bellingham Dr
Troy, MI 48083
United States of America
Expand your network and learn about the possibilities of autonomous mobility from a panel of industry experts who will discuss what the future looks like for the industry, businesses, and Southeast Michigan.
Managing director, Center for Connected and Automated Transportation, University of Michigan
Debby Bezzina brings her 30-plus years of automotive experience to the University of Michigan's connected vehicle studies, which sometimes include using the city of Ann Arbor as a laboratory to study how connected vehicles can communicate in a real-life environment. Before joining UM in 2011, her experience included serving as Visteon’s program manager on two US Department of Transportation-funded field operational tests of automotive advanced-safety-systems research (field operational tests for road departure crash warnings and integrated vehicle-based safety systems). Debby also serves as senior program manager, Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment, at UM's Transportation Research Institute, and also is Connected Working Group lead for Mcity.
Mobility Team Leader for Bedrock Detroit
Vittoria leads the mobility team for Bedrock Detroit, a full service commercial real estate firm based in downtown Detroit specializing in the strategic development of urban cores. Bedrock's portfolio encompasses more than 100 properties totaling over 18 million square feet, and Vittoria focuses on moving the companies 18,000 employees around the city and region more efficiently. Throughout her career, Vittoria has always put people first, focused on delivering exceptional experiences for all.
Co-Founder and CTO of May Mobility
Prior to founding May Mobility, Steve was a research fellow with the APRIL laboratory at the University of Michigan, contributing to projects including Ford's next-generation vehicle thrust and the DARPA Squad X core technologies program. Steve has previously worked at Johns Hopkins University, developing telerobotic satellite servicing technology in collaboration with NASA. In 2012, Steve was named a Human-Robot Interaction Pioneer for his PhD work on telerobotic mobile manipulation.
Strategic Market Development & Ecosystem Director at Wind River Systems
Brandy leverages her practical and formal knowledge in the area of engineering and business to guide and structure ecosystem partnerships through close engagement with cross-functional teams including engineering, marketing, finance, product management, and legal. Prior to joining Wind River, she held positions at Ford Motor Co. in the vehicle/innovation strategy and planning group.Prior to that, she developed electrification compliance strategies to meet future regulatory requirements and customer needs at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in the Electrification Propulsion Strategy & Planning group.
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TechnologyNEXT brings together Inforum members who are working in technology to expand their professional knowledge and foster intentional connections.
Whether you own a technology-related business; work in technology development, sales or marketing; or are a self-described techie - this group is for you!
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