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Don Butler

Executive Director, Connected Vehicle Platform and Product, Ford Mobility

Don Butler is the executive director of connected vehicle platform and product for Ford Mobility, a division of Ford Motor Company. In this role, Butler is responsible for Ford’s global integrated connectivity vision and strategy. He leads the development of a near-, mid- and long-term plan for implementation with the goals of delivering a best-in-class customer experience inside and outside of the vehicle.

Butler most recently served as vice president of Cadillac Global Strategy for General Motors Company, where he led the development of the strategy for Cadillac’s global expansion. Throughout his 30-year career at GM, he also held a variety of executive roles, including vice president of global and OEM business for OnStar, GM’s telematics business, and chairman and managing director of General Motors Egypt.

Butler left GM in 2009 to become vice president of marketing and product planning for INRIX, a vehicle traffic and data services startup. He returned to GM in 2010 as vice president of Cadillac Marketing.