About the Speaker
Michael WestraConnected Vehicle Cyber Security Technical Manager, Ford Motor Company
Michael Westra is the Connected Vehicle Cyber Security Technical Manager at Ford Motor Company focused on cybersecurity for connectivity into vehicles and connected technology, including embedded modems, infotainment, cloud, and mobile systems. Mike has 20 years at Ford, with roles including leading software architect for SYNC, Solution Architect for Security IT projects, leading a software team developing supercomputer engineering modeling applications, and various software development roles. Mike has over 20 patents issued or in various stages of filing. He has a MS from University of Michigan in Software Engineering and a BS from Calvin College in Computer Science.