Swamy Kotagiri

“Magna’s philosophy reflects my belief that people should not be compartmentalized and trapped inside a specific role. As such, I have been given the chance to build my own path and now I am able to extend the opportunity to other people.”

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Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Taylor has been a strong leader in the traditionally male-dominated field of manufacturing since graduating from college in 1988. She was pursuing her interest in economics when an opportunity to practice trade policy led her to the U.S. Department of Commerce. In 1991, she joined the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS).

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Betty Chu, M.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Betty Chu has been a driven leader since she first went to school. Whether she was guiding the marching band as a drum major in high school, dominating the volleyball court as an undergraduate or excelling in math and science to enter an accelerated medical school program, she knew what she wanted to do and where she wanted to go next.

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Richard Wallace

Research conducted by Richard Wallace and colleagues at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) suggests the automotive industry is on the brink of a new technological revolution that will result in self-driving vehicles, and that any company that doesn’t adapt may find itself lagging behind and perhaps even worse as new competitors emerge. After all, the car companies of the last 50 years do not have to be those of the next 50, Wallace says. “When’s the last time you used Kodak film? We don’t buy mainframe computers from IBM anymore, either.  We’re trying to avoid the dinosaur situation.”

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Jim VanderMey

Jim VanderMey is the Chief Innovation Officer for Open Systems Technologies (OST), providing technical leadership and product strategic planning for the organization and its clients. “OST has the ability to help our customers think about coupling analytics, mobile application development and the Internet of Things.

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David Behen

David Behen is the Director of the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB), and the state’s chief information officer (CIO). He serves a dual role for the state of Michigan: director of the DTMB and CIO. The DTMB has 2,800 employees and a budget that hovers around $1.2 billion.

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