RICH STRADER

Vice President, Mobility Platforms & Products @ Ford Motor Company

Rich Strader is Vice President, Mobility Platforms and Products at Ford Motor Company. In this role, he is responsible for supporting and delivering IT services that enable Mobility, Connected Vehicle, the Connected Consumer Experience and Data Analytics across the enterprise. His team is engaged in research, experimentation and delivery of this work. Prior to this, Rich was Director, Ford Technology Services of India (FTSI) & AD Delivery Operations. In these roles, he was responsible for all of the FTSI strategic initiatives, personnel development and application delivery for several portfolios. Rich was previously Ford’s Director of IT Strategy and Security. Before this, he was the CIO at Volvo Car Corporation where his responsibilities included all aspects of IT operations and management of the separation of IT services from Ford Motor Company following the divestiture. Previously, Rich was Senior Manager of Ford’s In-Vehicle Systems team where his group delivered the security architecture, connected services and several features to the SYNC platform for Ford. Prior to this, Rich has held a number of other roles at Ford Motor Company. He holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan. Outside of work, Rich enjoys playing soccer, scuba diving and spending time with his family.