Michael Cavaretta is an Analytics Executive at Ford, having had multiple roles in Global, Insights, Data and Analytics (GDIA). Since joining in the organization 2015, he’s worked in connected vehicles, analytics infrastructure, customer data and manufacturing and the Industrial Internet of Things. In addition to leading analytics teams, he has managed large IT projects of $40M / year with 100+ direct reports. Before joining GDIA, he spent over 15 years applying data analytics to business problems as part of Research and Advanced Engineering. While there, he led multiple analytic projects across all areas of Ford, including sales and marketing, warranty and quality, manufacturing, and HR, saving the company hundreds of millions of dollars. Michael received his Ph.D. in Computer Science with a concentration on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning from Wayne State University.