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17th Annual NAIAS BreakfastI

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

400 Renaissance Center

Detroit, MI 48243

Artificial Intelligence: The future of autos and everything else

This year’s breakfast features a cross-industry panel of nationally recognized experts that will focus on artificial intelligence and how innovations made across industries are being investigated and used in automotive.

Please join us for a lively and informative discussion about how AI is being developed and deployed at OEMs and in emerging entrepreneurial settings.


Jason Mars
CEO and co-founder, Clinc
Professor of computer science, University of Michigan

Dr. Jason Mars is the co-founder and CEO of Clinc, the company that created the world’s most sophisticated and comprehensive conversational A.I. platform for enterprises. Recently recognized as one of the ten most innovative CEOs in banking by Bank Innovation, he is also a professor of computer science at the University of Michigan where he directs Clarity Lab, one of the best places in the world to be trained in A.I. and system design.

Alisyn Malek
COO and co-founder, May Mobility Inc.

Alisyn Malek is the COO and co-founder of May Mobility Inc. She was formerly the head of the innovation pipeline at General Motors. Prior to that role, she was an investment manager at GM Ventures. There she led investment in the autonomous space, including the early negotiations with Cruise Automation, helping to cement GM’s autonomous strategy.

Ken Washington
CTO and vice president of Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Co.

Dr. Ken Washington is vice president of Research and Advanced Engineering and chief technology officer, Ford Motor Co. In this role, he leads Ford’s worldwide research organization, overseeing the development and implementation of the company’s technology strategy and plans, and playing a key role in the company’s expansion into emerging mobility opportunities.


Carla Bailo
President and CEO, Center for Automotive Research

Carla Bailo is the President and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), and is a leader in engineering and vehicle program management with 35 years of experience in the automotive industry. Under Carla’s leadership, CAR continues to be a preeminent resource of objective and unbiased research, analysis, and information regarding the North American automotive industry.


Opening speaker:

Randy Miller 
Global Advanced Manufacturing & Mobility Industry Market Leader, EY

Randy Miller is a senior partner at EY with more than 25 years of consulting and client service experience. He previously was global automotive and transportation sector leader. In addition to cars and mobility, Randy is passionate about inclusiveness and has been committed to helping clients and account teams create inclusive cultures to drive performance.