Paul Mascarenas is a technology executive who brings considerable experience leading the development and implementation of the technology strategy and planning at a global automotive OEM.  Paul most recently served as the Chief Technical Officer and Vice President of Research and Advanced Engineering at Ford Motor Company.  During his 32-year career at Ford, Paul played an instrumental role in the development and launch of many of Ford’s global products, including the F-Series, Explorer, Mustang, Taurus, Fusion, and Focus models, and he led the establishment of the company’s Silicon Valley Research and Innovation Center while playing a central role in the company’s connected car strategy.  Paul was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to the automotive industry. Currently, Paul serves as the President of SAE International, and is a member of the Board of Directors of BorgWarner, Spartan Motors, ON Semiconductor, US Steel, and FISITA.  Paul holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of London, King’s College and received an honorary Doctorate degree from Chongqing University in China in 2013.