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Vijay Sankaran

Director, Application Development, Ford

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.