Dedicating herself to the auto-industry, Carla Bailo has been around cars for a long time. Throughout her career, Carla has strived to provide the safest and most efficient vehicular experience for the public. She has recently launched the Smart Mobility Initiative, working to analyze the usefulness of autonomous vehicals. She and her colleagues are using Columbus, Ohio as a test bed for smart mobility. Carla spends her time on stage discussing the purpose of smart mobility, the technology behind it, and the Smart City Challenge in Columbus.
Carla Bailo is the Assistant Vice President of Mobility Research and Business Development at The Ohio State University. She is also the President and CEO of ECOS Consulting, LLC which specializes in Engineering Efficiency and Optimization as well as Electrification and Computer Operated (Autonomous) Vehicles. Bailo previously served as OEM business unit divisional general manager for Nissan Motor Company, Ltd in Japan. In this multi-dimensional role she was responsible for overall operations, revenue and profitability of Nissan’s OEM relationships for vehicle, powertrain, technology and intellectual property business worldwide. Later, Bailo was transferred to Nissan’s global headquarters in Japan as vehicle program director. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.