Sheryl Connelly

Corporate futurist, Ford Motor Co.

As the corporate futurist for Ford Motor Co., Sheryl Connellys has been identifying and tracking trends in social, technological, economic, environmental, and political arenas in an attempt to understand and anticipate shifts in consumer values, attitudes, or behaviors for over eight years. Her work supports and informs design, product development, strategy, business, and marketing functions. Sheryl has also held a variety of field assignments interfacing with Ford's dealer network.

Before working for Ford, Sheryl practiced law for a small civil litigation. She holds a bachelor's degree in Finance, a master's in Business Administration, and a Juris Doctorate.

In addition to her work at Ford, Sheryl serves as an adjunct professor at the College for Creative Studies teaching a graduate course of Contextual Design Research. She has also been a guest lecturer at Massachusetts Institute for Technology, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and Wharton School of Business, Philadelphia. She has been profiled by Forbes and Edmunds. Her viewpoints and opinions have been published in the Wall Street Journal and by Reuters and the BBC.


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STUDY: American Travelers Prefer Road Trips to Flights
Posted on 20 May 2019 at 7:26am

Ford wants the 2020 Explorer to be a place for drivers to digitally detox
Posted on 27 Mar 2019 at 12:38pm

Ford Waxes Lyrical About A Blue Screen
Posted on 28 Mar 2019 at 7:24am

2020 Ford Explorer to offer digital detox mode
Posted on 28 Mar 2019 at 1:57am

New Mindful Mode to Let 2020 Ford Explorer Drivers Digitally Detox
Posted on 27 Mar 2019 at 2:26pm

Ford, Google to Partner on Self-Driving Car (Report)
Posted on 5 Mar 2019 at 10:32am

2020 Ford Explorer activates 'mindful mode' for relaxed driving
Posted on 28 Mar 2019 at 1:18am

Behavioral Change in 2019: 5 Questions With Ford Futurist Sheryl Connelly
Posted on 10 Dec 2018 at 4:00pm

Ford’s futurist, and city planners, try to see past the conventional car
Posted on 5 Jan 2019 at 4:51pm

In-Wheel Motor Electric Ford Fiesta Previews Future Urban Vehicles
Posted on 15 Nov 2018 at 1:57pm



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