TechSwitch Sessions is heading to San Jose on July 10 and we’re thrilled to announce our jam-packed agenda, overflowing with a number of the largest names and most fun startups within the transportation business. With Early Bird ticket gross sales ending quickly, you’ll wish to make sure to seize your tickets after trying out this agenda.
Throughout the day, you may count on to listen to from and partake in discussions about the way forward for transportation, the promise and issues of autonomous autos, the potential for bikes and scooters, investing in early-stage startups and extra.
We’ll be joined by a number of the most esteemed and prescient folks within the house, together with Dmitri Dolgov at Waymo, Argo AI Chief Safety Officer Summer Craze Fowler, Nuro co-founder Dave Ferguson, Karl Iagnemma of Aptiv, Seleta Reynolds of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation and Ford Motor CTO Ken Washington.
We’ll additionally spend time discussing how cities will adapt to fulfill the brand new calls for of this expertise, a completely new technique to hold this tech safe, and what new once-unimaginable types of transport are across the nook.
Our agenda showcases a number of the powerhouses within the house, but in addition loads of smaller groups which are constructing and debunking basic applied sciences in mobility. And after all, it wouldn’t be a TechSwitch present with out some unimaginable startups demonstrating the newest groundbreaking tech.
We nonetheless have a couple of methods up our sleeves and will probably be including some new names to the agenda over the subsequent month so hold your eyes open. In the meantime, take a look at these agenda highlights:
TechSwitch Sessions: MobilityCalifornia Theatre, San Jose // July 10
9:35 AM – 10:00 AMBuilding Mobility-First Cities with Avery Ash (INRIX) and Seleta Reynolds (Los Angeles Department of Transportation). 
What does it appear like to maneuver across the metropolis of the longer term? We’ll be speaking with Avery Ash, head of Autonomous Mobility at INRIX and Seleta Reynolds, common supervisor of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to determine it out. More audio system to be introduced
10:00 AM – 10:25 AMWill Venture Capital Drive the Future of Mobility? With Michael Granoff (Maniv Mobility), Ted Serbinski (Techstars) and, Sarah Smith (Bain Capital)
Three main early-stage traders will come collectively to debate the unsure way forward for mobility tech and whether or not VC are sufficient to push the business ahead.
10:25 AM – 10:45 AMWaymo’s Way Forward with Dmitri Dolgov (Waymo)
We’ll discuss to Waymo’s CTO in regards to the state of AI, the corporate’s method to growing, testing and validating its self-driving automobile expertise and what challenges stay for this Alphabet firm and the remainder of the AV business.
10:45 – 11:05Innovation Break with Softwheel TechnologySponsored by Softwheel Technology
11:05 AM – 11:30 AMThe Last Mile: Challenges and Opportunities for startups with Stonly Baptiste (Urban Us) and Regina Clewlow (Populus). More audio system to be introduced.
Populus founder and CEO Regina Clewlow and Urban Us co-founder Stonly Baptiste unpack what it means to be a last-mile innovation enterprise, the required for fulfillment, how knowledge and expertise will change how folks transfer from Point A to Point B — and the hurdles that stand in the best way.
11:30 AM – 11:40 AMDEMO with Nils Wollny (Holoride)
Audi spinout Holoride will present how they intention to carry an interactive VR expertise to the backseat of each automobile, regardless of if it’s a Ford, Mercedes or Chrysler Pacifica minivan. Check out what this VR future within the automobile would possibly appear like.
11:40 AM – 12 PMDelivering the Future with Dave Ferguson (Nuro)
Nuro is constructing a self-driving automobile with a concentrate on native deliveries like groceries, meals, and retail items. We’ll discuss with Nuro co-founder Dave Ferguson to listen to all in regards to the strengths and challenges of their targeted method.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PMBreak
1:00 PM – 1:10 PMDemo with Jay Giraud (Damon Motorcycles)
Damon CEO and founder will carry a bike on stage to reveal the corporate’s rider safety system that makes use of a mixture of radar, digital camera and different sensors to trace the pace, path and velocity of as much as 64 objects at a time.
1:10 PM – 1:35 PMBringing Ethics to Self-Driving Cars with Oliver Cameron (Voyage) and Clark Haynes (Uber)
When you hear the phrases ethics and autonomous autos, the age-old and sometimes overused “trolley problem” thought experiment would possibly spring to thoughts. We promise this isn’t about that. Instead, Oliver Cameron and Clark Haynes will focus on moral decision-making in autonomous autos, and element how robotic automobiles are designed to prioritize some objects over others.
1:35 PM – 1:55 PMWhere Intel’s $15 billion guess is headed with Amnon Shashua (Mobileye)
In the 2 years since Intel purchased Mobileye, co-founder and CEO Amnon Shashua has scaled up the enterprise past ADAS with an eye fixed in direction of launching an autonomous automobile platform in 2021. We’ll discuss to Shashua about his imaginative and prescient for the corporate, future enterprise pursuits and a progress report on the AV program.
1:55 PM – 2:20 PMScooter Wars with Katie DeWitt (Scoot), Tony Ho (Segway-Ninebot) and Ryan Rzepecki (JUMP Bikes)
Scooters have taken over cities, and there’s no signal that these deployments are slowing down.Three leaders on the entrance traces of this battleground will dig into what’s subsequent for scooters, the sustainability of a shared mannequin, unit economics and extra.
2:20 PM – 2:40 PMRebuilding the Motor City with Ken Washington (Ford Motor Company)
Hear from Ford’s CTO and Vice President of Research and Advanced Engineering how the historic automaker is quickly altering its tradition and processes whereas it prepares for an electrical future.
2:40 PM – 3:00 PMComing Soon!
3:00 PM – 3:15 PMBreak
3:15 PM – 3:35 PMRethinking Urban Mobility with Erik Buell (Fuell)
Motorcycle racing pioneer Erik Buell is again with a brand new firm and imaginative and prescient. We’ll discuss to Buell, now chairman of EV startup Fuell, in regards to the tech behind the Flow electrical bike and the Fluid electrical bicycle.
3:35 PM – 4:05 PMAutonomous Robotaxis vs Shuttles with Karl Iagnemma (Aptiv), Alisyn Malek (May Mobility), Lia Theodosiou-Pisanelli (Aurora)
Some of the highest minds attempting to carry autonomous automobile expertise to the lots will debate what approaches makes essentially the most sense, have the perfect possibilities for financial viability and what security and safety vulnerabilities and different challenges may throw these off monitor.
4:05 PM – 4:30 PM
The Future of Freight with Stefan Seltz-Axmacher (Starsky Robotics) and different audio system to be introduced.
Trucking is the spine of the economic system; it’s additionally in peril. Startups and OEMs are scrambling to give you the answer. We’ll debate whether or not autonomous vans are the repair we’d like or if one other near-term expertise can pave the best way to a extra environment friendly and worthwhile business.
4:30 PM – 4:50 PM
Uber Takes Flight with Mark Moore (UberElevate)
Uber needs to have flying taxis by 2023 and take a look at flights are anticipated as early as subsequent 12 months. Mark Moore, a 30-year NASA veteran and engineering director of aviation at Uber, reveals what he and the ride-hailing firm have been engaged on — and the way they intend to take to the skies.
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