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The Information’s 2019 Autonomous Vehicles Summit

Thursday, June 13, 2019 • 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

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 Vision Fund's 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?

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

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Thursday, June 13, 2019
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Blvd., San Francisco, CA , San Francisco, CA
Who Can Attend

This event is for The Information Subscribers only.


Image titleChris Urmson

Co-founder & CEO, Aurora Innovation

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CEO, Zoox

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Michael Ronen

Managing Partner, SoftBank Vision Fund  (GM's Cruise & Nuro)

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Anthony Levandowski

Co-founder & CEO, Pronto AI

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Don Burnette

Co-founder & CEO, Kodiak Robotics

Image titleOliver Cameron

Co-founder & CEO, Voyage

Image titlePaul Newman

Co-founder & CEO, Oxbotica

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Seleta Reynolds

General Manager, Los Angeles DOT

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Michael Fleming

Co-founder & CEO, Torc Robotics

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Jesse Levinson

Co-founder & CTO, Zoox

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Annie Lien

Automated Driving Product Manager, Toyota

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Ersin Yumer

Staff Research Scientist, Uber

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Tim Papandreou

Former SF & LA transportation official, Ex-Waymo

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Anand Gopalan

CTO, Velodyne LiDAR

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Luc Vincent

EVP of Autonomous Technology, Lyft

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Aubrey Donnellan

Co-founder and COO, Bear Flag Robotics

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David Graham

Co-Founder & CEO, Tortoise

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Sarah Tariq

Director of Computer Vision, Zoox

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Cameron Gieda

Sales and Business Development Manager, AutonomouStuff

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Annie Kadavy

General Partner, Redpoint

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Reilly Brennan

General Partner, Trucks Venture Capital

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Amy Sun

Partner, Sequoia Capital

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Nancy Sun

Chief Engineer, Ike Robotics

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Ian Sweeney

General Manager, Trov Mobility

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Scott Burroughs

CEO, Sense Photonics

8:30 AMRegistration and light breakfast
9:00 AMMain stage sessions begin in Cowell Theatre
Aicha Evans, Zoox
Jesse Levinson, Zoox
Chris Urmson, Aurora
Michael Ronen, Softbank
10:00 AMNetworking break
10:30 AMBreakout session start [First set]
11:25 AMBreakout session start [Second set]
12:20 PMBreakout session start [Third set]
1:00 PMAttendee networking lunch starts
(Speaker & VIP Lunch by invitation only)
2:30 PMEvent Concludes

Corporate Co-Hosts

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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