Full Name
Brian Daugherty
Job Title
Chief Technology Officer
Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA)
Speaker Bio
Brian Daugherty is the Chief Technology Officer for the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and its divisions. Brian serves as a senior advisor to MEMA’s executives and members relative to vehicle technology.

As MEMA’s CTO, Brian’s role is to advance member’s business interests related to the advanced vehicle technologies that are transforming opportunities and business models within our industry. He works to understand member’s technology needs and actively advocates on their behalf with regulators – such as NHTSA – as well as with legislators and OEMs.
Brian also provides thought leadership on the business impact of technologies, shares knowledge through forums and networking, and advances the supplier industry’s interests in areas such as safety systems, fuel economy, data access, cybersecurity, connectivity, and vehicle automation. He participates on several SAE committees focusing on these areas and is also MEMA’s representative for the Auto-ISAC.

Brian has extensive experience in existing and emerging vehicle technologies. Before joining MEMA, he was the Director of Global Intellectual Property for Visteon Corporation and managed intellectual property and advanced development programs, including advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and vehicle-to-vehicle communications (V2V). Prior to that, Brian was Visteon’s Director of Global Advanced Development. During his 16-year tenure, he was also responsible for blind spot detection (BSD) systems for Honda and Chrysler and led the team that developed a FlexRay-based, failsafe steer-by-wire (SBW) system for GM’s Chevrolet Sequel.

Prior to Visteon, Brian spent ten years at Ford Motor Company where he worked on robotics and advanced manufacturing as well as the development of electric power steering systems (EPS) and anti-lock braking systems (ABS). He received a B.S. from the University of Texas at Austin and a M.S. from Stanford University, both in mechanical engineering and holds 8 US patents.
Brian Daugherty