JADA SMITH, Aptiv, vice president – advanced engineering & external relations, is responsible for driving Aptiv’s advanced engineering roadmap, in addition to her role in promoting Aptiv’s technology with external stakeholders. Previously, Mrs. Smith was Global Director – Software EOS and Tools at Aptiv’s Advanced Safety and User Experience division (formerly Electronics & Safety). She began her automotive career in 2004 as a software engineer at Electronics & Safety
and following several progressive engineering and managerial roles in infotainment and corporate engineering, was named to her current role. Named one of Automotive News 2017 “Rising Stars”, Mrs. Smith also led Aptiv’s Agile transformation, a journey focused on improving quality and efficiency.