Preparing for the Future
Sheryl Connelly is Global Consumer Trends and Future Manager for Ford Motor Company, a role she has held since 2004. Serving as Ford’s corporate futurist, Connelly is responsible for identifying global consumer trends that feed into functions across the entire company, including design, product development and corporate strategy. Prior to joining the trends team, Connelly spent eight years of her 18-year career with Ford in a variety of field positions for Ford Division, including wholesaling product to more than 140 dealers and assisting in the execution of new franchising agreements. Her strategic viewpoints have been published in the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Financial Times and BBC; and she has been profiled in Automotive News, Forbes and Edmunds. Fast Company magazine named her the 24th Most Creative Person in Business in 2013.
Below is the presentation and video of the speech: