Mona Eghanian

Assistant Vice-President, Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN)

Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI)

Mona Eghanian is Assistant Vice-President for the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN), the Government of Ontario’s flagship initiative on the future of automotive and mobility. Mona received her Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) from Western University, and her M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business. Mona has an extensive background in strategy development, technology transformation and data insights, and prior to working at OCI, she worked in the financial services and industrial manufacturing sectors. Mona holds a Professional Engineering designation in Ontario.


wednesday – 03:15pm Main Stage

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Location Icon Meridian Hall - Main Stage

Revolutionizing The Road: Incredible Innovation in Electric Vehicles

 The automotive industry is undergoing a monumental transformation, driven by groundbreaking advancements in electric propulsion, battery technology, and sustainable mobility solutions. Discover how electric vehicles are not just changing the way we drive but also reshaping the global automotive landscape. From cutting-edge battery breakthroughs to the integration of AI and connectivity, our panelists will unveil the remarkable innovations that promise to make EVs more accessible, efficient, and sustainable than ever before. Whether you’re an automotive enthusiast, a sustainability advocate, or simply curious about the future of transportation, this panel discussion will provide valuable insights into the incredible innovation happening in the world of electric vehicles.

wednesday – 01:55pm Future Societies

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Location Icon St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts - Bluma Appel Theatre

Navigating the Road Ahead: Preparing Cities for Autonomous Vehicles

Delve into the ongoing preparations in Ontario and Toronto for the advent of autonomous vehicles (AVs), recognizing both the promising opportunities and advantages, along with the associated risks and challenges. Learn about the innovative strategies, pilot projects, and regulatory adjustments that are shaping these regions into AV-ready pioneers. This panel discussion provides insights into the collaborative efforts of cities and provinces as they adapt their infrastructure and regulations for the future of autonomous mobility.