Ford President and CEO to Speak at Leaders in Technology Dinner at CES 2017
Mark Fields, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company, will speak at the annual Leaders in Technology (LIT) Dinner at CES® 2017. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), CES will run January 5-8, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Fields' address comes as the company is expanding its business model to be both an auto and a mobility company. Ford is strengthening and investing in its core business, while at the same time aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities through Ford Smart Mobility - the company's plan to lead in vehicle connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and data and analytics. As part of this, Ford is driving autonomous vehicle leadership with the intent to have a high-volume, fully autonomous, SAE level 4 vehicle in commercial operation in a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service in 2021.
"As Ford helps shape the next decade of self-driving research and development, Mark Fields continues the company's long tradition of leading innovation," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association. "Ford's vision of making peoples' lives better by changing the way we move will radically bring our country into a new era of mobility that will drastically reduce vehicle collisions and deaths and create new mobility opportunities for the elderly and people with disabilities."