CEO, The NEXT Education
Elaina Farnsworth is the CEO of The NEXT Education. She is passionate about the need for knowledgeable leaders, educated employees, and skilled tradespeople in the fields of connected and autonomous vehicles, new mobility, cybersecurity and smart cities/communities technologies and deployment. Her work in these fields continues to equip others with the skills and knowledge to advance their careers in an ever-changing world. An acclaimed speaker, published writer and thought leader in the autonomous vehicle and cybersecurity industries, Elaina 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. She serves as an advisor to the US Army GVSETS Cyber Industry Chairperson and the 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.