Gil Gur Arie, Chief Data and Analytics Officer of Ford Motor Company, leads the Ford team through the digital revolution by developing Ford’s big-data, connected vehicle data and AI strategies in the coming years. Gur Arie capitalizes on the enterprise’s data sources and advance analytics talent to enhance operational fitness, develop connected vehicle business opportunities and steer better decision-making throughout the company and deliver the data-driven value of Ford’s new strategy, also known as Ford+.
Sparking innovations to improve people’s lives: Under Gil Arie’s leadership, Global Data Insights & Analytics (GDI&A) has grown into a team of over a 1,000 data scientists, data and software engineers and AI experts, globally, that focus on key company priorities, including helping speed development of the mobility, electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving innovations that will improve people’s lives.
Technological leader: A native of Israel, Gur Arie has more than two decades of experience in data science, research and development, cyber and intelligent technologies management. He is a retired colonel in the Israeli Military Intelligence Corps. While serving in the corps, he established a large-scale tech unit, delivering hundreds of innovative products and solutions for the Corps and the intelligence community at large.
Popular lecturer in the intelligence technology field: Gur Arie excels in strategic leadership with a multi-disciplinary approach and is an expert in building and leading teams, defining processes and establishing valuable partnerships. He also has served as a strategic consultant to a variety of large companies in Israel, where he assisted in Big Data strategy, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity design.
Recipient of Presidential award: Gur Arie received his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the Israel Institute of Technology and his Master of Business Administration from Tel Aviv University. He received the Israel Defense Award in 2018; the award is given annually by the President of the state of Israel to people and organizations for technological breakthroughs that have made a significant contribution to the defense of the nation.