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Global Chief Data & Analytics Officer,Ford Motor Company
Paul Ballew is the Global Chief Data and Analytics Officer at the Ford Motor Company.Appointed in December 2014, Ballew leads Ford’s global data and analytics teams including development of new capabilities supporting connectivity and smart mobility.
Prior to joining Ford, he was Chief Data, Insight & Analytics Officer at Dun & Bradstreet. In this capacity he was responsible for the company’s global data and analytic activities along with the company’s strategic consulting practice.
Previously, Ballew served as Nationwide’s Senior Vice President for Customer Insight and Analytics. He directed customer analytics, market research, and information and data management functions, and supported the company’s marketing strategy. His responsibilities included development of Nationwide’s customer analytics, data operations and strategy. Ballew joined Nationwide in November 2007 and established the company’s Customer Insights and Analytics capabilities.
Prior to joining Nationwide, Ballew was employed by General Motors and served as General Motors Corporation’s Executive Director for Global Market and Industry Analysis. He was responsible for the company’s research, consumer data and information, forecasting and sales, and customer, economic and industry analytic functions. He also directed the company’s Sales and Marketing strategic planning activities in North America and served as a senior director for global product planning activities.
Prior to joining GM, Ballew was a Partner for J.D. Power and Associates from 1995 to 1999. At J.D. Power, Paul was responsible for global analysis, forecasting and the establishment of the firm’s consulting activities. During his tenure, he was the company’s senior advisor on industry conditions and corporate strategies.
Before joining J.D. Power, Ballew was a Research Officer and Senior Economist with the Federal Reserve from 1988 to 1995, specializing on the automotive industry. Responsibilities included the oversight of the Fed’s automotive research activities, serving as an advisor to the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and advising the Board of Governors.
Ballew was born in January 1964. He has bachelor’s and master’s degree in Economics from the University of Detroit.
Plenary Session Speakers
Tim Armstrong, Vice President, IHS Automotive
Nariman Behravesh, Chief Economist, IHS
Charles Chesbrough, Senior Principal Economist, Americas, IHS Automotive
Mike Jackson, North America Vehicle Production Forecasting, IHS Automotive
Joe Langley, Principal Analyst, North America Vehicle Production Forecasting & Analysis, IHS Automotive
Michael Robinet, Managing Director, Advisory Services, IHS Automotive
Powertrain Breakout Session
Andrew Fulbrook, Director, Global Powertrain Forecasting, IHS Automotive
Jeff Jowett, Manager, Americas Powertrain Forecasting, IHS Automotive
Greg Pannone, President, Novation Analytics
Dave Petrovski, Principal Analyst, North American Powertrain Forecasting, IHS Automotive
The Connected Car Breakout Session
Colin Bird, Senior Analyst, Software, Apps & Services, IHS Automotive
Mark Boyadjis, Senior Analyst & Manager, Infotainment & HMI, IHS Automotive
Jeremy Carlson, Senior Analyst, Autonomous Driving, IHS Automotive
Egil Juliussen, Director Research & Principal Analyst, IHS Automotive
The Aftermarket Session
Jay Burkhart, Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, AASA
Todd Campau, Manager, Aftermarket Products, IHS Automotive
Evaristo Garcia, President, IDF, LLC
Mike Wall, Director, Automotive Analysis, IHS Automotive
Andrew Wrobel, Senior Analyst, Component Forecasts & Analysis, IHS Automotive
Commercial Vehicles Breakout Session
Andrej Divis, Director, Head of Global Truck Research, IHS Automotive
Antti Lindstrom, Principal Analyst - NAFTA, Medium and Heavy Duty Trucks, IHS Automotive
Gary Meteer, Director Commercial Solutions, IHS Automotive
Automotive Scenarios and Future Sustainability Breakout Session
Tom De Vleesschauwer, Director Long-term Planning & Sustainability, IHS Automotive
Phil Gott, Research Director, Long-term Planning, IHS Automotive
Marilyn Johnson, Senior Director, Corporate Sustainability, IHS
Elizabeth Redman, Global Lead Sustainability Solutions, Economic and Risk Consulting, IHS