Elaina FarnsworthCEO at The NEXT Education
Elaina Farnsworth is an acclaimed speaker, published writer and thought leader in the Autonomous Vehicle and Cybersecurity industries. She currently serves as the CEO of The NEXT Education, a remote learning platform that offers knowledge and power to innovate and advance the intelligent transportation and new mobility industry. The organization provides credentialing and training programs with a blended model of instructor-led and online instruction for upskilling, retraining and employer-driven career development. The NEXT Education has created programs for innovative organizations such as SAE International, New Horizon Learning Centers, CompTIA and others.
Farnsworth has been recognized as a 2018 Top 10 Influencer for North American Automotive Suppliers, 2015 TechWeek100: Top Tech Leaders in Detroit and 2015 Corp Magazine’s Most Valuable Professional, among other awards. Currently, she serves as an advisor for many national and state-based programs including the US Army GVSETS Cyber Industry Chairperson and Michigan Automotive and Defense Cyber Awareness Team (MADCAT). She was also appointed Director of Global Communications for the Board of Directors of the International Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) and sits as an advisor to other educational institutions and non-profit organizations.
She is passionate about the demand for knowledgeable leaders, educated employees, and skilled tradespeople in Connected Vehicle, New Mobility, Cybersecurity and Smart Cities/Communities technologies. Her advocacy in these fields continues to equip others with the skills and knowledge to advance in an ever-changing world.