Magna establishes new Technology Advisory Council
iPod and Nest inventor Tony Fadell and MIT Mobility Professor Ian Hunter are members of the group.
|Auto parts supplier Magna International Inc. has assembled a Technology Advisory Council to contribute to future innovation projects, provide direction to Magna’s technology road maps, and identify additional business opportunities.
Led by Swamy Kotagiri, Magna’s chief technology officer, the Advisory Council is tasked with “bring[ing] a wider circle of insight, knowledge and experience from various industries that ultimately helps accelerate the execution of Magna’s technology and business objectives,” Magna said in a statement.
“The pace of innovation in the automotive industry is like nothing we have ever seen before, creating even more challenges and opportunities,” said Kotagiri. “At Magna, we welcome the challenge and aim to seize the opportunities by continuing to leverage our culture of innovation, while embracing a new level of innovation outreach. We are excited to have such a distinguished group of individuals bringing their vision and insights to our company.”
Advisory Council members will provide high-level strategic planning insights and experience in the areas of advanced driver assistance systems, environmental and automotive safety, overall industry trends, and next-generation technologies.
Chaired by Kotagiri, the Advisory Council is comprised of six members:
Magna is headquartered in Aurora, Ont., Magna has 317 manufacturing operations and 102 product development, engineering and sales centres in 29 countries.