Monika Mikac QEV Technologies Speaker Interview
Monika Mikac QEV Technologies – Women Automotive Summit Speaker Interview – Stuttgart
Why are you speaking at the Women Automotive Summit?
I’m working in the automotive industry for 9 years and mostly I’m surrounded with men, especially if we are talking about leadership positions. I’m looking forward to being a part of this conference to meet other powerful women of automotive industry and to inspire men to hire more women in leadership positions. Events like this are also an amazing platform to talk about changes that are inevitable for the industry.
Why do you think such an event is important to the industry?
Networking and exchanging ideas with like-minded people can always lead to new innovation and inspiration. Most of us are usually so occupied with everyday tasks that we don’t pay proper attention to what is not relevant at that moment, most of the time those are long-term strategies and re-focusing on them from time to time is the most important thing. Events like this give us the opportunity to reflect on the future ahead of us and they always charge me with new ideas.
What will you be speaking about and contributing to the event?
I will participate in a panel session and share my experience and view on the automotive industry. Also, I would like to inspire more ladies to join this mostly man dominated industry.
What is the most challenging issue currently a ecting the automotive industry?
Change from owning the vehicles to mobility as a service. I think this will disrupt the industry much more than the switch to electric vehicles that is slowly ongoing already.
What do think the future holds?
Definitely electric vehicles, but also polarization. I think in the future there will always be people who love cars, but they are going to have supercars and luxury vehicles more for fun, while the rest of the population will not own vehicles. They will use some of the mobility services that use autonomous vehicles. And then I’m also curious to see what will happen with flying cars.
Monika Mikac Chief Business Officer QEV Technologies