Aravind KailasResearch and Innovation Manager, Volvo Group CTO Office at Volvo Group
Dr. Aravind Kailas manages innovation and R&D initiatives to create and commercialize sustainable transport solutions for the Volvo Group. By promoting the company’s creative assets and key technology positions in various fora, Dr. Kailas has been instrumental in establishing the Volvo Group as a trusted thought leader in California. He has spearheaded Volvo’s policy and outreach efforts in the connected and autonomous vehicles spaces, and also spearheaded all truck platooning activities in North America to shape the legislative and market landscapes. Dr. Kailas is also an Instructor at California State University Long Beach. He has previously held positions at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, QUALCOMM, Inc., DOCOMO Innovations, Inc., and General Electric. He is an award-winning and internationally-published subject-matter expert, and has earned degrees in Applied Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Georgia Institute of Technology.