Raed Kadri

Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives & Head of the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN)

Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI)

Raed Kadri is Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives and Head of the Ontario VehicleInnovation Network (OVIN) at the Ontario Centre of Innovation, an initiative by the Government of Ontario to ensure Ontario’s leadership in the future of the automotive and mobility sector.

At the helm of OVIN, Raed drives Ontario’s presence on the global stage, leading programming that supports research and development (R&D) funding, talent development, technology acceleration, business and technical supports through testing and demonstration sites.

In addition to that, Raed leads province-wide coordination of activities and resources, public education, research, analysis, and thought leadership.

Bringing together stakeholder groups and raising awareness around the opportunities for Ontario and for its partners, Raed is cementing Ontario’s leadership in the future of the automotive and mobility sector globally.


wednesday – 03:15pm Main Stage

Time Icon 20 mins

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.