Jada M. Smith
Vice President, Advanced Engineering & External Relations
Jada Smith is vice president – advanced engineering & external relations at Aptiv (formerly Delphi Automotive). Jada is responsible for driving Aptiv’s advanced engineering roadmap in addition to her role in promoting Aptiv’s technology with external stakeholders.
Previously, Ms. Smith was Global Director – Software EOS and Tools at Delphi’s Electronics & Safety (E&S) division. She began her automotive career in 2004 as a software engineer at E&S and following several progressive engineering and managerial roles in infotainment and corporate engineering, was named to her current role in July, 2017.
Named one of Automotive News 2017 “Rising Stars”, Ms. Smith is also charged with leading Aptiv’s Agile transformation, a journey focused on improving quality and efficiency.
Ms. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University.