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Ken Washington

Vice President, Research and Advanced Engineering; Chief Technology Officer, Ford Motor Company

Ken Washington is vice president of Research and Advanced Engineering and chief technology officer for Ford Motor Company. In this role, Washington leads Ford’s worldwide research organization, overseeing the development and implementation of the company’s technology strategy and plans, and playing a key role in the company’s expansion into emerging mobility opportunities.

Prior to joining Ford, Washington served as vice president of the Advanced Technology Center at Lockheed Martin Space. In this role, Washington was responsible for leading a team of scientists and engineers in performing research and development in space science and related R&D.

Previously, he served as Lockheed Martin Corp.’s first chief privacy officer, a role in which he built the company’s privacy program, set the privacy strategy direction, and established a team to execute the strategy. Washington also served as chief information officer for Sandia National Laboratories, where he previously served in a variety of technical, management and program leadership positions.