WAJ Meeting and NVIDIA Headquarters Tour Tuesday, May 29, 2018 6PM to 8PM
NVIDIA, the Silicon Valley company that’s famous for its graphics processing leadership, mobile computing, artificial intelligence and supercomputing is a leader in autonomous driving. WAJ journalist members are invited to meet at 6 PM, May 29that NVIDIA’s remarkable $370-million Santa Clara headquarters for a tour and presentation from the company’s automotive team. Gourmet Pizza and beverages from the on-site caterer will be provided.
WAJ and Autotech Council join forces for an event in the epicenter of innovation that will bring together thought leaders from the auto and tech worlds to discuss not only the future of carsbut also how technology is transforming transportation. Silicon Valley Reinvents the Wheel (SVRtW) 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.
The 3rd Annual SVRtW technology conference is still seeking sponsor participants. This year’s event will once again take place at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. It’s the perfect modern venue with award winning architecture, state of the art AV equipment and ample exhibit/demo space. 300+ influential attendees include technology sponsors & Silicon Valley visionaries, automotive, tech and lifestyle media.
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 9th, 2017 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: 20+ vehicles displaying the latest current technology available. Auto Tech Science Fair: Up to 40 displays of current and future technologies.
Current Agenda 10am – 6:00pm Morning Session: •Welcome and Update: Brian Cooley – CNET •Automotive Technology Overview: Sven Beiker – Silicon Valley Mobility & Stanford Grad School •Electrification: Lucid Motors, ITA,ChargePoint •Innovation at Work: Wolfgang Buchmann – Autonomous Stuff, Praxen Penmetsa – Motivo Engineering, Mike Harrigan – ProspectSV •Technology Startups: Liz Kerton, Autotech Council •LUNCH: Gourmet Lunch Trucks and Vehicle Display parking lot •AutoTech Science Fair in Grand Hall until 4:00 •KEYNOTE: The Mobility Future: Danny Stillion, Partner, IDEO •Sharing your Ride: Mark Thomas – Ridecell, Akshay Jaising – Maven •University Programs: Lew Fulton – UC Davis, Ian Lane – Carnegie Mellon,Antonio Borja – Academy of Art •Regulatory Perspective: Director Malcolm Dougherty – CALTRANS, Joshuah Mello – City of Palo Alto •Using All Your Sensors: Maha Achour – MetaWave,
Blair LaCorte – AEye, John Eggret – Velodyne •Silicon on the Move: Patti Robb – Intel, Dirk Remde – Continental, Jada Tapley – Delphi •OEM Lab Panel:Ford, Toyota, KIA And other exciting presentations by industry experts