Detroit | Impact of Disruptive Technologies on Mobility, and the Future of the Automotive Industry

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Wednesday, November 06, 2019
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM EST
The Skyline Club
2000 Town Center
Southfield, MI 48075



Disruptive technologies emerging in transportation and mobility will have far reaching effects on the traditional automobile and automotive industry.   Existing OEMs, suppliers and manufacturers will be affected by the dramatic changes coming through electric cars, autonomous driving and mobility sharing services. Convergence of these technologies will drive new requirements to survive, compete, and grow in this changing world of transportation.





Daron Gifford
Partner, Automotive Industry Leader
Plante Moran

Daron has spent four decades solving complex problems for automotive, manufacturing, and energy clients. He is always looking forward — and to him, a good strategy means one that’s applicable today, tomorrow, and 10 years from now.

His clients look to him to evaluate commercial opportunities, design operational business plans, provide strategic direction, and restructure underperforming operations.

Outside of work, his true passion lies with his family. The success of his wife and children motivates him every day, and it’s a personal goal of his to help them reach theirs. 



Jeff Nichols
Vice President
Ricardo Inc.

Jeff is an accomplished Senior Executive strategically focused on emerging technologies and aligned corporate strategy for technology integration and strategic growth.  He is a proven C-Suite professional with international business, corporate strategy and engineering acumen, engaged with Global Automotive OEM’s, Manufactures, Technology Incubators, Global and National Institutions and Private Equity interfaces.