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Colin Dhillon

Chief Technical Officer, Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, Canada

Colin Singh Dhillon is the Chief Technical Officer at Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, and a globally recognized Thought Leader. He is leading connected and autonomous vehicle technology projects and providing support to both the Canadian automotive industry and multiple levels of Government on matters of cybersecurity, mobility, SMART infrastructure, and Industry 4.0 initiatives.

With over twenty years of experience in the automotive sector, and multiple patents in his name, Colin has been a visionary in establishing and implementing new ideas to support innovative design. His prior responsibilities for this global Tier 1 parts supplier have included being the lead in Advanced Manufacturing, Marketing & Communication, Design, Corporate Social Responsibility, and leading the global Advanced Product Development team.

His diverse background provides valuable insights when challenged with solving new problems. In addition to his position as CTO, he also continues to spread his passion for innovation and design-thinking through speaking engagements and lectures at academic institutions and global conferences. Colin is also a member of EyesOn Design judging panel at the annual North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).