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Matt Jones

Matt Jones

Director of Global Technology Strategy, Ford Motor Company
As the Director of Global Technology Strategy at Ford Motor Company, and with many years of experience in the technology industry, Matt oversees technology strategy and embedded experience across a wide portfolio. Until recently, Matt led the delivery of safety-critical connected intelligent systems as Wind River's Corporate Vice President of Global Engineering. Accelerating the digital transformation across verticals from aerospace to industrial, defense to medical, and networking to automotive. Matt also serves on the Autosar Executive Board; and as the President of COVESA, the alliance previously known as the GENIVI. COVESA brings together like-minded organizations from across the globe with the shared goal of developing open standards and innovative technologies for connected vehicle systems including in-vehicle, on-edge and in-cloud services, interfaces and data exchange. He was previously at Virgin Hyperloop One, where as Senior Vice President he led the Software and Embedded Hardware Engineering teams; tasked with providing all the systems needed to manage, control, and operate an autonomous hyperloop system. This included embedded software and electronics, networking, cloud data and services, as well as customer-facing applications. Prior to Virgin Hyperloop One, he was chief product officer at moovel Group, Daimler's mobility solutions company. Before moovel, he was director of future technology at Jaguar Land Rover. Matt holds a Master of Engineering in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Birmingham. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and a Chartered Engineer within the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET).