Michigan’s Leading Women of Autonomous Mobility
Date | Time | Location
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
9:00 am – 11:00 am
100 N. Ashley Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Convenient parking is available nearby, with a surface lot that is across the street from the space and a multi-story garage just down the block.
9:00 am – 9:45 am // Registration + Networking Breakfast
9:45 am – 10:00 am // Introductions
10:00 am – 11:00 am // Program, Q&A
As Michigan leads the conversation in autonomous mobility, CREW Detroit is excited to spend the morning with some of our State’s leading women in this sector. Our moderator and panel guests include representatives from Ann Arbor Spark, EY, Center for Automotive Research and more!
Join us for a morning of networking, delicious Zingerman’s breakfast and strong coffee as we engage in a multi-faceted conversation about the impact that autonomous mobility has in shaping local campuses and traffic patterns, how this new kind of mobility is changing the education model for transportation, and the new and unique opportunities this industry presents for commercial real professionals and the built environment.
Keysha Camps is an Assistant Program Engineering Manager at General Motors (GM) and works at the cutting edge of the most exciting area of the automotive industry: self-driving cars. In her current roll, she is a critical program team member responsible for executing GM’s first entry into this breakthrough area of technology, including specifying engineering/program requirements, setting cost targets, evaluating designs, supporting vehicle builds, and achieving program deliverables on-time and with excellence. Ms. Camps also exercises technical direction over other engineers and provides leadership to engineering support personnel and the cross-functional team. Her role requires a high level of independent judgment, indirect leadership capability and the ability to navigate in a highly evolving business space.
Despite her high-profile position in the most important new division of General Motors, Ms. Camps still finds ample time to both study for her Master’s Degree in global automotive and manufacturing engineering at the University of Michigan, and to give back to the community in the Detroit area she now calls home. She is the chief engineer of the Mercy Midnight Storm All Girls FIRST Robotics team at the Robotics Engineering Center of Detroit – a program through the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation. She spends at least 300 hours each year working with girls from the predominantly Hispanic Southwest Detroit and surrounding areas and has created a powerhouse, diverse team of strong young women who are now entering top universities to study engineering. With Ms. Camps as an inspiration, they have a clear role model to emulate.
Komal Doshi is a mobility expert, urban designer and design thinker. In her new role at Ann Arbor SPARK she will work with existing and new startups to identify and solve challenges, engage stakeholders, and build new relationships within the mobility industry. In her previous role at SMART (Sustainable Mobility & Accessibility Research & Transformation) at the University of Michigan she co-developed the Mobi Platform, a global platform for mobility entrepreneurs and industry players. In addition she focused on the trends and opportunities that accelerate New Mobility and M-a-a-S(Mobility as a service) implementation and related industry and economic development around the globe.
She has provided research and strategic consulting for organizations which include Ford Motor Company, Alcoa foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Mobile Lives Forum, Barr Foundation and Michigan Environmental Council. She has also been a jury member at prestigious international mobility innovation awards and mentored several startups at local and international mobility accelerators.
She has a Masters in Urban Design from the University of Michigan in the US and Bachelors in Architecture from Sushant School of Art and Architecture in India.
Kristin Schondorf is an Executive Director at EY’s Advisory services practice leading the US Automotive and Transportation Mobility practice. Kristin advises clients in the future of mobility and smart city topics, bringing together innovation ecosystems and strategic frameworks. Her understanding of autonomous vehicle technology, connected car and electrification aids her in leading teams to define and implement new mobility business models as well as how to scale those businesses. Kristin spent over 20 years at Ford Motor Company. From 2012 –2013 she was the dedicated global lead to define Ford’s overall vision on the future of mobility: determining how to address key macro societal and environmental issues such as “global gridlock” and outlining the fundamental near/mid and long-term technologies required to deliver the plan.
Also, at Ford, Kristin spent over 18 years in the powertrain division. She created and restructured groups and worked extensively with product development processes. She spent over 6 years working in Ford’s Research and Advanced Engineering group, including outlining near/mid and long-term strategic technology plans.
Prior to joining EY, Kristin was Director of FCA’s Powertrain and Electrification Strategy as well as the Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas plan, where she was responsible to provide direction for a fleet-compliant robust plan to meet future regulations in the most cost-effective manner. Kristin is a member of the Smart City Council Urban Mobility Task Force and a Board member of Michigan’s Planet M, a partnership to develop and deploy the mobility technologies driving the future. Recent media events include the 2016 and 2017 Automotive News Europe Congress and the 2016 Stora Bildagen in Stockholm. The Dec 2016 issue of Automotive News has Kristin featured in their article “60 people driving the self-driving movement” and in Jan 2017, Automotive News ran her commentary “What Trump’s team must do for autonomous age.”
Kristin holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in French from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Jennifer A. Dukarski is a Shareholder based in Butzel Long’s Ann Arbor office, practicing in the areas of intellectual property, media and technology. She focuses her practice at the intersection of technology and communications with an emphasis on the legal issues arising from emerging and disruptive innovation: vehicle safety, connected and autonomous cars, data privacy and security, patient portals and telehealth, infotainment, and mobile apps. With experience in intellectual property, automotive and media law, she leads clients in securing and protecting technology through transactions and litigation.
Ms. Dukarski represents automotive suppliers in vehicle safety, connected and autonomous car technology, warranty and product quality disputes. Her automotive expertise as a former design engineer and quality manager has made her a valuable team member in complex product-related litigation covering warranty disputes, trade secrets and potential supply-chain stoppages. Ms. Dukarski has represented clients involved in field recalls and FMVSS noncompliance with NHTSA. She also advises on big data and technical matters including the connected and autonomous car, automotive threat vectors and privacy. Ms. Dukarski also uses her emerging technology expertise to draft and negotiate development agreements and technology licensing.
She is a contributor to the Original Equipment Supplier Association (OESA) North American OEM Production P.O. Terms and Conditions Comparative Analysis and currently serves as Counsel to OESA’s Product and Technology Development Council.
Richard Wallace, M.S., is Director, Transportation Systems Analysis group within the Center for Automotive Research (CAR). He has 25 years of experience designing, conducting, and managing transportation projects and research. Amongst other responsibilities, Mr. Wallace leads CAR’s connected and automated vehicle efforts for the Michigan Department of Transportation, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, CAR’s automotive industry partners, and other organizations. His work has been published in Transportation Research Record and other publications.
He is a past president of the Intelligent Transportation Society of Michigan and currently serves on its board of directors.
Non Member -$80
Table of Eight – $440
Thank you to our wonderful event sponsors:
Albert Kahn Associates Inc.