Alan Mulally, President & CEO, Ford Motor Company discusses the car as the ultimate mobile app with Chris Anderson."
Chris Anderson has served as editor in chief of WIRED since 2001. Under his leadership, the magazine has garnered nine National Magazine Awards and 19 additional nominations and has won the prestigious top prize for General Excellence three times. In 2010, AdWeek named WIRED the Magazine of the Decade. Anderson is the author of two New York Times best sellers, The Long Tail and Free: The Future of a Radical Price, both of which are based on influential articles published in WIRED. He is also a cofounder of 3D Robotics, an open source robotics company. Before joining WIRED, he was a business and technology editor at The Economist. He began his media career at the two premier science journals, Nature and Science. In 2007, Anderson was named to the Time 100, the news magazine’s annual list of the world’s most influential people.
A 37-year veteran of the aerospace industry, Alan Mulally was named president and CEO of Ford Motor Company in 2006. He has been hailed for transforming the venerable carmaker into a technology leader, returning it to profitability, and steering the company successfully through the recent economic turmoil. Among his many honors, he was named Person of the Year by the Financial Times and CEO of the Year by Chief Executive magazine in 2011. A native of Kansas, Mulally began his career as an engineer with Boeing in 1969 and rose to become executive vice president of the Boeing Company and president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, where he is credited with leading the company's resurgence in its rivalry with Airbus. He is a past president of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and has served on the advisory boards of NASA and MIT. Mulally is a member of President Obama's Export Council.