John Suh is Vice President of Hyundai Ventures, which focuses on making strategic investments and business partnerships in the United States for the Hyundai Motor Group. Hyundai Ventures’ invests and partners along four themes: 1) the connected car, 2) eco-friendly technologies, 3) intelligent systems and manufacturing technology, 4) new business models for personal mobility, and 5) smart cities.
Prior to joining Hyundai, he worked at General Motors, Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center), and several Silicon Valley startups where he has had roles in corporate investing, product management, and R&D. John has a BS degree in electrical engineering from Kettering University and an MS and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.
John volunteers on the advisory committee at the LA County Museum of Art’s (LACMA) Art+Technology program and as co-chair in the Consumer Technology Associations committee on Portable, Handheld, and In-vehicle Electronics (R6). John has numerous technical publications and has six patents and patents pending in the fields of robotics, artificial nose technology, and location based services.