ABOUT THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Mike Anderson is currently Executive Director of Global Virtual Design, Development & Validation at General Motors. In this role, he and his team are responsible for the computer-aided engineering (CAE) of every component, sub-system, and integration area of all current & future GM vehicles. He has held numerous positions during his 30 years at GM, including Executive Director of Global Transmission & Electrification Hardware, Executive Director of Global Engine Hardware, Global Chief Engineer and Program Manager of Four-cylinder Gas Engines, and Director of Engine Development & Validation. He is currently President-elect of FISITA, and a member of the Exascale Computing Project Industry Council. He holds a patent on engine variable valve lift control & has published on various powertrain technologies. He has also been an instructor on powertrain design & integration at the University of Michigan & the SAE Spark Ignition Engine Technology Engineering Academy. Anderson earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.