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IE Tech Night: Meet Michael Bakunin, IMBA alum and Director at Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance

Are you interested in the new technologies and emerging business models?

AIMED AT Master Degrees
EVENT TYPE Conferences & Master classes
DATE 7th April 2020
TIME 19:00 - 20:30 (GMT +03:00)
IE Tech Night: Meet Michael Bakunin, IMBA alum and Director at Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance

IE University, whose Business School is among the top 10 European business schools, would like to invite you to a special virtual event. 

Are you interested in new technologies and emerging business models? Do you want to hear about the future of electric and self-driving vehicles from the industry insider and automotive visionary? Then meet Michael Bakunin, Director of Mobility Services Partnerships at Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance based in the Silicon Valley, and IE IMBA 2012 alumnus. Michael will share his experience studying at IE, building his stellar global career after the IMBA and participating at the prestigious “Leaders of Russia” competition, which he won in 2019.  


19.00 –19.05 Welcome word from  Victoria Susakova, IE Director for Eastern Europe & Central Asia 

19.05- 20.05  The Future of Electric and Self-Driving Cars from the Industry Insider 

Michael will give us a glimpse of the most recent developments in the automotive industry, focusing on electric and self-driving cars. In particular, he will touch upon:  

  • Volume and share of electric cars sales in the world; 

  •  Car manufacturers’ plans to switch production to electric cars, including initiatives to create specialized platforms; 

  • Policies and regulations around the use of conventional vehicles in Europe and the USA;  

  • Technological difficulties & regulatory map of self-driving vehicles; 

  • Scenarios of the development of the self-driving vehicles segment.  

20.05 - 20.20 Overview of IE Tech programs by Borja Gonzalez Del Regueral,  Vice Dean at IE´s School of Human Sciences & Technology, Professor of Business Analytics & Technology 

Success comes to those who are willing to go the extra mile. At IE University, we cater our programs to disruptive, daring and future-focused people seeking their next great challenge. Join this fascinating talk to get closer to the innovations that will soon change our lives!  

* Michael`s presentation will be in Russian 

Michael Bakunin is heading Mobility Services Partnerships for the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance with Silicon Valley based partners. His objective is to support the Alliance’s strategy of becoming an early provider of driverless vehicles and services, building on the exclusive relationship with Waymo, the Alphabet’s company. Prior to Michael’s assignment in the Silicon Valley office he has been involved in a number of projects related to electric vehicles and e-mobility at Nissan in Europe and Japan. Back in Russia, his home country, Michael served in senior management roles in telecom and telecom retail. Michael holds a PhD degree in economics from Kazan State University in Russia and an MBA degree from IE Business School in Spain, Madrid.