Sven Beiker is the Executive Director of the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford - CARS. CARS is dedicated to re-envisioning the automobile and so is Beiker as the program’s manager. His motivation is to bring academia and industry together to shape the automotive future. Since 2008, he has been responsible for the program’s strategic planning, resources management, and internal / external communications.  He is also a lecturer for the Stanford class "The Future of the Automobile" and hopes to educate students in interdisciplinary automotive thinking and get them involved early on with the industry.  Before joining Stanford University, Beiker worked at the BMW Group for more than 13 years. Between 1995 and 2008, he pursued responsibilities in technology scouting, innovation management, systems design, and series development. He primarily applied his expertise to chassis and powertrain projects, which also provided him with profound insights into the industry’s processes and best practices. In addition, Beiker worked in three major automotive and technology locations: Germany, Silicon Valley, and Detroit.

September 14, 2011
Sven Beiker