Dr. Pramita Mitra is a Technical Expert, IoT and Blockchain Applications at Ford Motor Company Research and Advanced Engineering division in Dearborn, Michigan. She leads a cross-functional team to develop secure and robust solutions for smart factories of the future. Dr. Mitra earned her Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Notre Dame in 2009 and 2013, respectively. She received the Outstanding Paper Award at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress 2019, for her work on preventing data privacy leakage in connected vehicle services. Dr. Mitra was selected by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) among the top 100 young engineering professionals in the United States to attend the Frontier of Engineering Symposium in 2019. She is a highly active professional member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and received the SWE Detroit Section Technical Award in 2017 and the WE Local New ELiTE (Emerging Leader in Technology and Engineering) Award in 2020. Dr. Mitra co-chairs the Supply Chain Working Group in the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI), a non-profit consortium of major automakers, suppliers and blockchain technology partners. She holds 13 US Patents till date and has co-authored 30+ peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. Her research interests include Blockchain and Distributed Systems, Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile and Wearable Computing, Digital Ownership Experience, etc.