May Russell

General Manager – Emerging Technologies

Ford Motor Company

May Russell is the leader of the Connected Consumer and Emerging Technologies group at Ford Motor Company. She works with the global Product Development and Marketing & Sales organizations to deliver Connected Vehicle and Connected Consumer products and services that provide Ford with a leading edge as a mobility company. May believes in driving consumer and company value by bringing leading and emerging technology ‘art of the possible’ to real world applications. May believes in delivering value through digital products in an agile and nimble fashion – fast is the new big! Furthermore fostering craftsmanship and talent in software engineering is key in developing a highly motivated, passionate and creative workforce. May started her career with Ernst and Young after graduating from the University of Michigan with a Computer Science degree. As a senior consultant with Ernst and Young, May led IT transformation programs in many industries including utilities and automotive. May joined Ford Motor Company in 2002; she has been a leader in IT Software Delivery in a variety of business functions such as Consumer facing technologies, Supply Chain, Marketing and Sales, Manufacturing, and Global Corporate Systems. In January 2016, May joined the Emerging Technology group as the Global IT Leader for all global digital consumer facing channels. May serves as the K-8 Chief Mission Officer for Michigan Council Women in Technology (MCWT) as well as serving on the advisory board of the IT Women in Leadership (ITWIL) May resides in Milford Michigan, with her husband, daughter and son. When she’s not working, May enjoys travelling, reading, running, and Sci-Fi entertainment!