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.