Registration is Closed for this Event
Monday, October 1st, 2018
Computer History Museum
Mountain View, CA
Register now for 2018 SVRtW
WAJ joins forces with the Autotech Council for an event at the epicenter of innovation in Silicon Valley that will bring together thought leaders from the auto and tech worlds to examine not only the future of cars, but also how technology is transforming transportation. The event will feature engaging discussions on topics ranging from next-generation powertrains and fuels to 21st Century automotive retail, from cutting-edge in-dash connectivity to self-driving technology. Additionally, there will be cutting edge vehicle and product demonstrations from automakers, their technology suppliers, and visionaries from Silicon Valley. The program includes lunch served by the finest in Silicon Valley Gourmet Food Trucks.
Who: Western Automotive Journalists (WAJ) and The Autotech Council
When: Monday, October 1st, 2018 10 am
Where: Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA
Participants: 300+ influential attendees including OEMs, suppliers, developers, startups, investors, educators, recruiters and journalists
Journalists: WAJ automotive journalists along with tech,
lifestyle and local media.
Vehicle Demo: Prototype and production vehicles displaying the latest technologies.
Autotech Science Fair: displays of current and future technologies
Morning Session: 10am – 12:00pm
•Welcome and Update: Charlie Vogelheim
•ACES 2018 and Beyond: Sven Beiker, Silicon Valley Mobility
•Reinventing the Wheel: Marcus Hays Chairman, CEO & Co-founder, Orbis Wheels
•Lucid – The Fast & the Funded: Peter Rawlinson, CTO LUCID Motors
•Education and Standards: SAE International, John Tintinalli, Global Product Executive
•5 Technology Startups: Derek Kerton, Autotech Council
LUNCH: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
•Gourmet Lunch Trucks and Vehicle Display
•Autotech Science Fair in Grand Hall until 4:00
Afternoon Session: 2:00pm – 5:30pm
•Ford Labs: Dragos Maciuca, Executive Director, Ford Research & Innovation Center
•The Connected Car: Powell Kinney, Toyota Connected
•Photorealistic Simulation: Danny Shapiro, NVIDIA
•Making Sense of the Sensor & Applying Biomimicry to Vehicle Autonomy: AEye, James Doty, MD, Blair LaCorte
•Thermal Vision Sensor Advances: Seek Thermal, Tim LeBeau
•Cybersecurity: Dan Sahar VP Products, Upstream Security
•Innovation, New Products: Comma.ai, George Hotz
•Mobility: Mollie D’Agostino, UC Davis-3 Revolutions
•Autonomous Racing: Joshua Schachter, Self Racing Cars
Reception 5:30pm – 7:00pm
*Subject to change
SVRtW kicks off with ACES 2018 and Beyond by Sven Beiker. Sven is the Founder of Silicon Valley Mobility, and has recently returned to a teaching role at Stanford, after his stint at McKinsey & Company.
Peter Rawlinson, CTO of Lucid Motors will be discussing their efforts in building a new automobile company from the ground up.
Dragos Maciuca, the Executive Technical Director of Ford’s Palo Alto Research and Innovation Center, develops and manages the strategy for Ford in Silicon Valley. His project portfolio includes autonomous vehicles, connectivity, mobility, UX and data analytics. Dragos also provides advice to startups, incubators and VCs. He has a PhD in engineering and an MBA with focus on Finance and Corporate Strategy. His background includes experience at Nissan BMW, Lockheed Martin and Apple.
Powell Kinney, CPO of Toyota Connected will be discussing their efforts with the connected car. As the global technology strategy business unit for Toyota, Toyota Connected is reinventing the way people think about mobility through the use of advanced technology and predictive intelligence.
John Tintinalli, Global Product Executive of SAE International, will explain his mission to expand SAE International’s delivery of knowledge based solutions to further the evolution of mobility. His initiatives include automated/autonomous vehicles and V2X connectivity, testing & simulation, vehicle electronics, AI & computing, advanced powertrain, accident reconstruction & crash research, advanced manufacturing, vehicle cybersecurity, and material light-weighting.
Marcus Hays,Chairman, CEO & Co-founder of Orbis Wheels is literally reinventing the wheel with their Ring-Drive electric motor wheel system. He will be discussing Orbis’s advances in this exciting technology.
NVIDIA has developed AI technology that is being used by automakers to train deep neural networks in the data center, and then run them inside an autonomous vehicle. However, how do you effectively test and validate the AV hardware and software stack? Danny Shapiro will delve into how NVIDIA is now enabling the use of photorealistic simulation to drive millions of miles in VR, ensuring these complex hardware and software systems are safe before they are put on our roads.
George Hotz is back and will be revealing an all new comma.ai product. George and Comma.ai are well known for the pushing the boundaries of autonomous development in the spirit of Silicon Valley entrepreneur individualism
James Doty, MD, of AEye is a clinical professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is also the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University of which His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the founding benefactor. He works with scientists from a number of disciplines examining the neural bases for compassion and altruism. He holds multiple patents and is the former CEO of Accuray.
Our distinct venue encompasses a large vehicle display area, and our event partner, the Autotech Council, will host an unplugged Science Fair featuring over 40 emerging companies displaying their tech eye candy. If you’re interested in automotive tech, be there or be square.
Be sure to check out the outdoor Vehicle and Technology displays with the latest offerings from RAM, Ford, Toyota, Phantom, Eyeris and more.
Sponsorship, speaking, and demonstration opportunities are available for this important technology event.
Charlie Vogelheim, WAJ President, (949) 929-0716.