“The Secrets of Silicon Valley” (#2008)

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Ken Washington, VP, Research & Advanced Engineering, Ford; Frankie James, Managing Director, GM Advanced Technology Silicon Valley Office; Arwed Niestroj, CEO, MBUSA Research and Development North America. Topic: Silicon Valley.

Apple, Intel and Facebook are there. So are electric and autonomy leaders Google and Tesla. But in addition to these tech giants, today’s Silicon Valley in Northern California also contain a lab or office from nearly every major automaker as well. Joining John McElroy from the floor of CES 2016 in Las Vegas to talk about why they’re attracted to Silicon Valley are top executives from three different major car companies including: Ken Washington, VP, Research & Advanced Engineering, Ford; Frankie James, the Managing Director of General Motors’ Advanced Technology Silicon Valley Office; and Arwed Niestroj, the CEO for MBUSA Research and Development North America.