The automotive industry is at a pivotal point and will experience more dramatic change in the next decade than it has in the past 50 years. The rapid arrival of new automotive innovations in connectivity, infotainment, advanced controls and business models will open new and different ways of looking at the experience and expectations of customers. Steve Carlisle, President and Managing Director, General Motors of Canada, will discuss how the automobile is the next big platform for innovation in mobile communications and the “internet of everything” -- and the next big opportunity to map out the future of the auto industry in Canada.
Stephen K. Carlisle was appointed President and Managing Director of GM Canada, Ltd. on November 20, 2014. Carlisle served as GM Vice President of Global Product Planning and Program Management since June 2010. He previously served as Vice President of US Sales Operations and also served as the President and Managing Director, Southeast Asia Operations from 2007 through 2010. Prior assignments included Vice President of GM Asia Pacific in charge of Product Planning and Program Management, a position he held from 2002 - 2007; preceded by progressively more senior roles in Planning and Program Management leading to Executive Director of Program Management for GM North America in 2001.
Carlisle was born in Woodstock, Ontario in 1962. He received a bachelor of applied science degree in systems design engineering from the University of Waterloo in 1986. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1999.