When will self-driving cars be able to safely navigate city streets? Join us for a half day of discussion and hear from leading experts in technology, business and policy surrounding autonomous vehicles.
Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
The safety of self-driving car prototypes and semi-autonomous driving features is being questioned like never before following several fatal collisions. At this event, we will explore the technical and operational challenges that need to be solved before self-driving cars can navigate streets safely. Attendees will hear from and speak to experts on key tech, business and policy issues. Breakout discussions will focus on current and new engineering methods; business models; mapping challenges; hardware such as sensors and microchips; electric vehicle architecture; and how to validate that the technology actually works.
Speakers to include
- GM/Cruise’s Daniel Kan, Co-Founder & COO
- Daimler/Mercedes-Benz’s Axel Gern, VP, Autonomous Driving Research & Development
- Zoox’s Mark Rosekind, Chief Safety Innovation Officer (formerly NHTSA Administrator)
- Aurora Innovation’s Jinnah Hosein, VP of Software Engineering
- Bosch’s Kay Stepper, VP, Driver Assistance & Automated Driving
- Magna International’s Boris Shulkin, Vice President, Research & Development
- Baidu’s Helen Pan, Director of Intelligent Driving Group
- Nauto’s Jennifer Haroon, VP, Strategy & Business Operations
- Audi/Volkswagen’s Alexandre Haag, CTO, Autonomous Intelligent Driving Gmbh
- Embark’s Alex Rodrigues, Co-Founder & CEO
- Voyage’s Oliver Cameron, Co-Founder & CEO
- May Mobility’s Alisyn Malek, COO & Co-Founder
- Optimus Ride’s Sertac Karaman, Co-Founder & President
Who should attend
- Entrepreneurs and executives who work in the autonomous vehicle field
- Companies looking to work with or invest in the autonomous vehicle sector (M&A, venture capitalists, private equity investors)
- Car sensor manufacturers
- Roboticists & machine learning professionals
- Engineers, product managers, business & corporate development managers
- Academics trying to connect to real-world practitioners
- Drone & flying car companies
What you will learn
- Technical hurdles facing autonomous vehicle programs
- The state of AV simulation and software
- Advances and obstacles in semi-autonomous driving
- Future hardware products that will affect AV software
- Key debates around real-world testing methods and software architecture
- Trucking-specific challenges and opportunities
- What kind of autonomous vehicle-related startups can get traction in today’s environment
- Realistic timeframes for adoption of autonomous technologies
8:30 am - Registration & breakfast
9:00 am - Main stage sessions start
9:45 - 10:00 am - Coffee break & transition to breakouts
10:00 - 10:50 am Breakout set 1
10:50 - 11:00 am - Transition between breakouts
11:00 - 11:50 am - Breakout set 2
11:50 - 12:00 pm - Transitions between breakouts
12:00 - 12:50 pm - Breakout set 3 starts & lunch
1:00 pm - Event concludes. VIP & Speaker lunch (by invitation only) starts at Greens.
Breakout session details
Stay tuned for details on breakout sessions, including a link to register your preferences. Topics to include: engineering methods; business models; mapping challenges; hardware (including sensors, microchips and developer kits); electric vehicle architecture; and how to validate that the tech actually works. Please note, space in the breakout sessions is limited.
$50 registration fee for subscribers
VIP tickets are also available for $1,000 and include access to our invite-only Speaker & VIP lunch at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 14.
Thank you to our Corporate Co-Hosts
Thank you to our VIPs
Kevin Czinger, CEO, Divergent 3D
Keval Desai, Partner, InterWest Partners
Michael Linse, Managing Director, Linse Capital
Brian Harris, Consultant, Foxhaven Asset Management
Daryn Nakhuda, Founder & CEO, Mighty AI
Martha Shaughnessy, Founder, The Key PR
Ticket Availability & Policies
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