MasterClass Takes a Crash Course in FrugalityRead more

Event Image
Subscriber Summit

The Information’s 2019 Autonomous Vehicles Summit

Thursday, June 13, 2019

We are thrilled to announce our 3rd annual Autonomous Vehicle Summit on June 13, 2019. This event is a one-of-a-kind gathering of autonomous vehicle industry leaders, which has drawn participants from top companies including Google, Amazon, Uber, GM, Volkswagen, BMW and many more influential companies.

Speakers to include:

  • Aurora Innovation’s Chris Urmson, Co-founder & CEO
  • Zoox’s Aicha Evans, CEO
  • Pronto AI’s Anthony Levandowski, Co-founder & CEO
  • Softbank Investment Advisers' Michael Ronen, Managing Partner (major shareholder in GM's Cruise & Nuro)

View full current speaker list below. RSVP for this event while seats are available. 

Breakout discussions to cover:

  • Latest machine learning research applicable of self-driving vehicles
  • Approaches to validating autonomous vehicle software performance and "readiness" for the roads
  • Hardware choices, from microchips to lidars to radars
  • Technical debates on which parts of the software stack to outsource rather than to build in-house; where and how to use neural networks; and how to employ a "systems engineering" approach
  • Semi-automated driving software like Tesla Autopilot and GM's Supercruise
  • Automated truck prototype development and challenges
  • Policy issues for municipalities and federal agencies
  • Automating smaller vehicles such as electric scooters, farming equipment, and delivery robots
  • What kind of autonomous vehicle-related startups do investors at firms including Sequoia Capital and SoftBank think will be worth building, or investing in, going forward?
  • What kinds of business models incorporating autonomous vehicles will succeed before others?
  • How developers can leverage their data to assess and minimize liability risks
  • Deep dive into lidar sensors and how developers should choose and test them

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco on June 13th.

This event has passed.
Thursday, June 13, 2019
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Blvd., San Francisco, CA
Who Can Attend

This event is for The Information Subscribers only.


Image titleChris Urmson

Co-founder & CEO, Aurora Innovation

Image titleAicha Evans

CEO, Zoox

Image title

Michael Ronen

Managing Partner, SoftBank Investment Advisers  (GM's Cruise & Nuro)

Image title

Anthony Levandowski

Co-founder & CEO, Pronto AI

Image title

Don Burnette

Co-founder & CEO, Kodiak Robotics

Image titleOliver Cameron

Co-founder & CEO, Voyage

Image titlePaul Newman

Co-founder & CTO, Oxbotica

Image title

Seleta Reynolds

General Manager, Los Angeles DOT

Image title

Michael Wagner

CEO & Co-Founder, Edge Case Research

Image title

Jesse Levinson

Co-founder & CTO, Zoox

Image title

Annie Lien

Automated Driving Product Manager, Toyota

Image title

Ersin Yumer

Staff Research Scientist, Uber

Image title

Tim Papandreou

Former SF & LA transportation official, Ex-Waymo

Image title

Anand Gopalan

CTO, Velodyne LiDAR

Image title

Luc Vincent

EVP of Autonomous Technology, Lyft

Image title

Aubrey Donnellan

Co-founder & COO, Bear Flag Robotics

Image title

David Graham

Co-founder & CEO, Tortoise

Image title

Sarah Tariq

Director of Computer Vision, Zoox

Image title

Cameron Gieda

Sales and Business Development Manager, AutonomouStuff

Image title

Annie Kadavy

General Partner, Redpoint Ventures

Image title

Reilly Brennan

General Partner, Trucks Venture Capital

Image title

Amy Sun

Partner, Sequoia Capital

Image title

Nancy Sun

Co-founder & Chief Engineer, Ike

Image title

Ian Sweeney

General Manager, Trov Mobility

Image title

Scott Burroughs

Co-founder & CEO, Sense Photonics

Image title

Gabe Sibley

Founder & CEO, Verdant Robotics Inc.

Image title

Alex Rodrigues

Co-founder & CEO, Embark

Image title

Nan Ransohoff

Head of Product, Nuro

Image title

Mark Thomas

VP of Marketing and Alliances, Ridecell

8:30 AMRegistration and light breakfast
9:00 AMMain stage sessions begin in Cowell Theatre

Chris Urmson, Aurora

Aicha Evans, Zoox

Jesse Levinson, Zoox

Michael Ronen, Softbank

10:00 AMNetworking break
10:30 AMBreakout sessions start [First set]
  • What comes before robotaxis? (Cowell Theater)
  • Making sense of laser sensors (Southside Theater)
  • Automating anything with wheels (The Firehouse)
11:25 AMBreakout sessions start [Second set]
  • Trust but verify (Cowell Theater)
  • Driving while insured (Southside Theater)
  • Unwritten rules (The Firehouse)
  • Well-oiled machine learning (SFMOMA Artists Gallery)
12:20 PMBreakout sessions start [Third set]
  • Smart money (Cowell Theater)
  • The hard thing about hardware (Southside Theater)
  • Highways and byways (The Firehouse)
  • Picks and shovels (SFMOMA Artists Gallery)
1:00 PMAttendee networking lunch with food trucks starts outside at Fort Mason
(Speaker & VIP Lunch by invitation only)
2:30 PMEvent Concludes

Corporate Co-Hosts

Image title

Image title

Keval Desai, General Partner, InterWest PartnersKaitlyn Murphy, Investment Analyst, Capital Research Global Investors
Kevin Talbot, Managing Partner, Relay VenturesGretchen Effgen, VP of Global Partnerships, Aptiv
Aditya Srinivasan, General Manager - North America, Innoviz TechnologiesBrian Choi, Partner, SRS Investment Management
Ashok Sivanand, CEO, Integral

Danny Kim, CEO, Lit Motors

Mario Torres, Co-Founder & CEO, IVEX

David Sawyer, Director, CAZ Investments LP

Nicholas Kukrika, Partner, Generation Investment Management LLP

Adham Ghazali, CEO, Imagry 

Vijitha Chekuri, Business Strategy Director, Microsoft

Alexandr Wang, Founder & CEO, Scale AI