Registration is Now Open
Monday, October 1st, 2018
Computer History Museum
Mountain View, CA
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
•Research Overview: Sven Beiker, Silicon Valley Mobility
•Autonomous / ADAS:
•Infotainment / Interaction/ADAS Futures: Brian Douglas
•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
•KEYNOTE: The Mobility Future
•Cybersecurity: Dan Sahar, Upstream
•Mobility: Mollie D’Agostino, UC Davis-3 Revolutions
•AI Development and Testing in Simulation: Danny Shapiro, NVIDIA
•Making Sense of the Sensor and applying Biomimicry to Vehicle Autonomy or If I only Had a Brain: Why Sensors Need to Perceive Like a Human: A/Eye, James Doty, MD, Blair LaCorte
•Autonomous Racing: Joshua Schachter, Self Racing Cars
•Innovation: George Hotz
•Shared Services: Ride Sharing and Autonomy
•OEM Lab Panel: Ford, Honda, and others
Reception 5:30pm – 7:00pm
*Subject to change
SVRtW kicks off with an overview by Sven Bieker. Sven is the Founder of Silicon Valley Mobility, and has recently returned to a teaching role at Stanford, after his stint at McKinsey & Company.
Building off of NVIDA’s experience with game scene representation, Danny Shaprio will delve into NVIDA’s development of competent simulation. NVIDA’s GPU platforms have established themselves as an important part in the development of autonomous mobility.
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 A/Eye 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. Dr. Doty is the New York Times bestselling author of Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discovery the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart. He is also the senior editor of the recently released Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science.
Blair LaCorte is A/Eye Cheif of Staff and is an accomplished leader and strategist with a long history of leveraging his change management skills to drive operational alignment and growth within companies. He has served as global president of PRG, CEO of XOJET, and operating partner at TPG, in addition to holding executive and general management positions in private and public technology companies including VerticalNet, Savi Technologies, Autodesk and Sun Microsystems. LaCorte graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maine and holds an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, where he later served as an executive fellow at the Center for Digital Strategies.
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, Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Lucid, Phantom, Byton, Eyeris and more.
Charlie Vogelheim, WAJ President, (949) 929-0716.