Vijay Sankaran

Vijay Sankaran is Director, Application Development at Ford Motor Company. His responsibilities include global application development, delivery of major programs and projects, innovation and advanced technology research, and enterprise application architecture initiatives. Prior to this role, Vijay was Director, Infrastructure Operations where his responsibilities included operational support for servers, storage, networks, E-Mail, mainframe and Ford’s largest data centers in North America. Previously, Vijay was Senior Manager of Ford’s Enterprise Technology Group where his group focused on bringing pervasive computing to Ford Motor Company through solutions focused on seamless mobility, high fidelity collaboration, RFID and sensor technologies, in-vehicle connectivity, and pattern recognition and analytics. Vijay has held many roles at Ford Motor Company including those in the areas of IT Security and Controls, In-Vehicle Software, and Vehicle Quality systems. Prior to joining Ford, Vijay was a consultant with both Ernst & Young LLP and Headstrong where he focused heavily on analytical systems. Vijay holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. [+]