Special offer to attend IGNITION: Transportation — in San Francisco on 10/22

Business Insider Automobile 1 month ago

Don't miss the transportation event of the season. Apply for the chance to attend IGNITION: Transportation in San Francisco on Tuesday, October 22nd. 

Join us for breakfast and a series of exciting conversations with business leaders at the forefront of innovation. Together, we'll explore the impact of AI and machine learning on cars and cities, the evolving regulatory and policy environment, key strategies for changing logistics and transportation systems, and the investment opportunities these innovations create.

And join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #IGNITIONTranspo

  • When: October 22
  • Where: Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105 
  • Your ticket will give you full access to the morning's programming and includes breakfast and a networking reception. 

Here is a look at the speakers and topics we will explore: 

AI Takes the Wheel

Jesse Levinson, Cofounder and CTO, Zoox, in conversation with Mark Matousek, Transportation Reporter, Business Insider 

Zoox creates ground-up, fully autonomous electric vehicles for point-to-point mobility in cities. Levinson will discuss state-of-the-art AV technology, where it's heading, and how AI and machine learning are transforming everything from the auto industry to the cities of the future.

 

Architecting the Age of Autonomy

Tekedra Mawakana, Chief External Officer, Waymo, in conversation with Bryan Logan, Senior Transportation Editor, Business Insider

Formerly the Google Self-Driving Car Project, Waymo is currently trialing a commercial ride-hailing service with autonomous vehicles in Phoenix, Arizona. But perhaps the greatest challenges to bringing this revolutionary tech to market at scale lie in the regulatory environment, uncharted policy territory, and even public acceptance. Mawakana will discuss Waymo's strategic vision for broad commercialization, as well as the stakeholders and timeline involved.

 

Data Driven

Gary Hallgren, President, Arity, in conversation with Matt Weinberger, Senior Tech Editor, Business Insider

Arity is a mobility data and analytics company founded by The Allstate Corporation. Hallgren will discuss unique ways to extract meaning from massive amounts of mobility data and enable the transportation industry to better manage operations. He will also highlight the importance and immediate opportunities these insights have in shaping a future of transportation that is smarter, safer, and more useful for everyone.

 

Planning for the Long Haul

Greg Smith, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain, Walmart, in conversation with Rachel Premack, Transportation Reporter, Business Insider

Walmart is the largest retailer in the world, with incredibly complex supply chain and logistical challenges. This also makes Walmart one of the largest transportation companies, giving it outsize impact on industry innovation, particularly with respect to trucking and rail. Smith will share his strategies for the ultimate omnichannel supply chain management and which modes of transport will dominate its future.

 

Blue Sky Investing

Bonny Simi, President, JetBlue Technology Ventures, in conversation with Cadie Thompson, Deputy Executive Editor, Business Insider

A former Olympian, Simi joined JetBlue in 2003 as a pilot and now heads up JetBlue's venture-capital arm, investing in a variety of projects ranging from software designed to make airline customer service more efficient to grand tech bets like electric airliners and flying cars. Simi will discuss the latest innovations that have captured her imagination — and JetBlue's checkbook.


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