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Ford Reimagines a Building—and Itself

This is not your grandmother's Ford. CEO Jim Hackett talks like a tech guy and is reconfiguring the company as much as its cars and trucks around a vision of autonomy, electricity and services that...

Why Ford’s Work with Amazon will Echo Widely

Amazon's Echo ambient voice interface device is a breakthrough with growing implications for the future of computing. And the relationship developing between Amazon and Ford to add vehicle-related functions to Echo's cloud service is one...

Preparing Ourselves for a Fully-Automated Future

As technology forges ahead, more of our world is becoming automated, increasingly resembling the futuristic settings that were once only the domain of science fiction. This means a significant change in the way tomorrow’s innovators...

Ford’s Ken Washington on the Evolution of Mobility

Young people aren’t the only ones who are starting to think in new ways about car ownership and how they get around. According to Ken Washington, VP of research and advanced engineering at Ford, “the...

Ford’s Ken Washington: Autonomous Vehicles Aren’t About to Drive Off Without Us

Do intelligent machines threaten to not only to steal our jobs, but to rob us of the pleasure of driving? Ford VP of Research and Advanced Engineering Ken Washington says that while “technologies are maturing...

The Next Phase in Financial Services: What Low-income Americans Tell Us

Both established players and disruptive entrepreneurs recognize that shifts in mobile, data, and payments are transforming financial services. Yet while everyone is trying to innovate, there is little real vision on how new solutions can...

Ford’s Don Butler on Connectivity in Cars

How can connectivity make for a better driving experience? At our Techonomy Detroit conference at Wayne State University, Ford’s Don Butler talked about the ways the 111-year-old auto company is leveraging connectivity to make its...

How Sharing, RoboCars, and 3D Printing Can Reinvent Industrial Detroit

"The age of the industrial city is over, at least in the West, and it will never return," declared Edward Glaeser in his book “Triumph of the City.” Detroit, whose decline he blamed on the...

Ford’s Data-Driven CMO on Mobile, Newsrooms, Tesla, and More

Jim Farley of Ford joined David Kirkpatrick onstage at Techonomy 2013 in Tucson. Farley leads Ford’s drive to connect more closely with customers, and serves not only as Ford's chief marketing officer, but also as...

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