Megan Neese, IDSA

Megan Neese, IDSA

IDSA Board of Directors, Chair, 2017–2018
IDSA Board of Directors, Chair-Elect, 2016-2017
IDSA Board of Directors, Director-At-Large  2014-2016
IDSA Board of Directors, Sections VP: 2011–2013

On May 1, 2017, Megan Neese, IDSA, became the fourth woman to hold the position of chair on IDSA's Board of Directors in the 50+ year hisotry of the Society. She shares her vision for IDSA in this video.  Neese is a senior manager of Future Lab at Renault-Nissan Alliance, a global cross-functional team tasked with identifying new business opportunities for the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Prior to this she held similar design strategy positions at BMW Group DesignworksUSA, Samsung Design America and Nissan North America. In the past 10 years she has helped build design research and strategy functions at two start-up firms and led innovation programs as a client and for clients such as John Deere, LG Electronics, Navistar and Direct TV. Neese holds a bachelor's degree in industrial design from Carnegie Mellon University and a master's degree in product development through CMU's Integrated Innovation Institute.

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How Where we Live, Will Reshape How we Move

Increasingly, the cars of today are developed for the scenario of commuting and driveway parking—but cities are planning for a very different future. Across the world, we are living in congested, sprawling metropolises where challenges of congestion and pollution are inspiring changes in how we choose to live and therefore how we move.

Megan Neese, IDSA of Nissan Motor Ltd.’s Future Lab finds that in this new era where products are also assumed to be harmonious integrations of software, hardware and service—we imagine a new frontier for the future of mobility and the auto industry as we know it.