Tara AkhavanGlobal Innovation & Ecosystems Director | Forvia
Tara Akhavan is an award-winner technology entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in global leadership, product strategy, innovation as well as proven track record of introducing and scaling innovative software products into the consumer & automotive industries. Currently in her role as Global Innovation & Ecosystems Director at Forvia she works with innovation teams and startups globally to introduce innovative products to the future of mobility. Tara founded Faurecia Irystec Inc. A pioneer in the field of Perceptual Display/Image Processing that was acquired by Faurecia (Forvia) in 2020. Prior to founding Irystec, Tara introduced an Operations and Maintenance Center (OMC) software product with 20 million subscribers in the 3GPP/4GPP telecommunication industry.
Tara has been recognized as the Entrepreneur of the Year finalist in 2019 by EoY Canada, awarded the Innovation PACE award for the most innovative product introduced in 2021 by Automotive News and founder of most promising startups in Canada in 2018 by CIX.