Dr. Liu Qiao joined 3M Company in 2010 as the Technical Director, Corporate Systems Laboratory, and is the Executive Director and Chief Technical Officer of 3M Japan since 2017. He is responsible for 3M Japan’s R&D, product engineering applications and solutions in Electronics & Energy, Safety & Graphics, Health Care, Consumer and Industrial markets. Dr. Qiao started his industry career as an advanced automotive control system expert and progressed to technical operations manager in service, vehicle program manager, e-Business manager and research manager. Liu successfully led Toyota’s first Canadian hybrid vehicle program and its market introduction. He is also a founding member of Toyota Research Institute of North America, and drove establishment of Toyota’s technologies, engineering platforms and programs on Power Electronics, Active Safety Systems, Autonomous Driving, Drivetrain Management, Robotics, intelligent Transportation System and Energy & Mobility Infrastructure, which impact millions of Toyota and Lexus vehicles worldwide. Dr. Qiao obtained his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Beijing University of Technology, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Tohoku University.