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The Information’s 2019 Autonomous Vehicles Summit

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

This event is for The Information Subscribers only.

Speakers


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Co-founder & CEO, Aurora Innovation

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CEO, Zoox

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Michael Ronen

Managing Partner, SoftBank Investment Advisers  (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


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Co-founder & CTO, Oxbotica


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Seleta Reynolds

General Manager, Los Angeles DOT


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Michael Wagner

CEO & Co-Founder, Edge Case Research

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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 & 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 Ventures


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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

Co-founder & Chief Engineer, Ike

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Ian Sweeney

General Manager, Trov Mobility


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Scott Burroughs

Co-founder & CEO, Sense Photonics

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Gabe Sibley

Founder & CEO, Verdant Robotics Inc.

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Alex Rodrigues

Co-founder & CEO, Embark

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Nan Ransohoff

Head of Product, Nuro

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Mark Thomas

VP of Marketing and Alliances, Ridecell

Agenda
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

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VIPs
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