Agenda

10:15 AM -11:15 am

BEYOND IOT: THE NEW network of commerce

As transportation networks drive the IoT to a level almost unimaginable, how do we prepare to build the backbone that will determine how we conduct business and connect people.

Opening Speaker & Moderator: Dale Fuller, Executive Chairman of the Board, MobiSocial

Dale Fuller is a proven technology executive with extensive experience across a wide range of consumer and enterprise companies, currently serving on the boards of MobiSocial, Perch, ProSites, and Soothe.  He is the former CEO of McAfee and of Borland Software Corporation.  Dale has a track record of successfully coaching and leading companies through growth, crisis situations and directing turnarounds that resulted in substantial improvements in operational performance and creation of significant shareholder value. 

Panelists:

Dr. Jane MacFarlane, Executive Director, Sustainable Transportation Initiative at Berkeley Lab

Jane Macfarlane, PhD holds a joint appointment at the University of California at Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where she is the Director of the Smart Cities and Sustainable Mobility Center and Executive Director of the Sustainable Transportation Initiative respectively.  Dr. Macfarlane has over 30 years of experience in high performance computing, data analytics and geospatial mapping.  Macfarlane has been responsible for directing industry research groups including: Head of Research for HERE – a leader in geospatial mapping, Vice President of Process Engineering at Imara – a lithium ion battery company, and Director of Advanced Technology Planning for OnStar at General Motors – the first at-scale, telematics solution. 

John Rossman, Author & Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

John Rossman of Alvarez and Marsal is a former Amazon executive who launched and scaled the Amazon Marketplace business and ran the enterprise services business at Amazon. He is the author of The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles of the World’s Most Disruptive Company, and The Amazon Way on IoT: 10 Principles for Every Leader from the World's Leading Internet of Things Strategies. 

Micha Benoliel, Co-Founder of Open Garden, Inc. and creator of FireChat

Micha Benoliel has been a pioneer in VoIP and launched several telecommunications services in the past decade. He enabled Skype to start SkypeIn and SkypeOut, the innovation that scaled up its monetization and other premium Skype services. In 2011, Micha co-founded Open Garden to build a new generation of mobile network leveraging the smartphone infrastructure. Open Garden is the creator of FireChat, the first off-the-grid messaging app, leveraging peer-to-peer mesh networking.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Security, safety & Privacy

Exploring the risk / cost trade-offs with respect to cybersecurity. How do the risk profiles change when human life and national security are at stake?  How do we change public perception and gain public acceptance?

Moderator: Jeff Davis, SVP for Membership & Business Development, ITS America

Jeff Davis is Senior Vice President for Membership & Business Development at ITS America.  In this role, he oversees all revenue streams for the organization, developing research and technical programs as well as membership services to support advocacy goals and propel intelligent transportation into the future.  Jeff has a background in the security industry, and is a highly decorated 20-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps. 

Panelists:

Will Summerlin, CEO, Pinn Technologies

Will Summerlin is an innovator and entrepreneur revolutionizing security through attribution at the human and device levels. The technology is being used in both physical and online environments across multiple industries including Banking, Retail, and Transportation.

Valmiki (Val) Mukherjee, Chairman & Founder, Cyber Future Foundation

Valmiki (Val) Mukherjee is a globally recognized expert in cyber and cloud security industry with a focus on innovation and collaboration to address the information security needs of the future. He currently serves as an Executive Director in the Cyber Advisory Services at Ernst & Young.

Elliot Katz, Connected and Self-Driving Car Practice Lead, DLA Piper

Elliot Katz is one of the heads of DLA Piper's Connected and Self-Driving Car Practice, and in that role he advises automakers, tech companies, and municipalities on legal and policy issues surrounding these types of vehicles. Elliot regularly speaks and writes on connected and autonomous vehicle issues, and has recently been quoted in articles on this topic in The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Miami Herald, Forbes, Bloomberg, Yahoo Finance, Inc. Magazine; TU Automotive, Law360, ReadWrite, and eSecurity Planet.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

LUNCHEON: preparing for the NEXT GENeration WORKFORCE  

Luncheon Speaker: Katherine Robertson, Executive Vice President of Training, Mobile Comply

Katherine Robertson is an internationally known, award-winning thought leader, speaker and training professional. In her current role as Executive Vice President of Training for Mobile Comply, Katherine guides the company by leading her team to create certification and training programs for distinguished brands in connectivity such as the SAE International, New Horizon Learning, and the Connected Vehicle Trade Association. 

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Secure mobility, connectivity & seamless movement

Seamless multimodal transportation and transport, mobility on demand, connected vehicles and infrastructure, and the introduction of agile airspace create a multidimensional and interconnected world of opportunity and challenges.

Moderator: Dr. Jane MacFarlane, Executive Director, Sustainable Transportation Initiative at Berkeley Lab

Jane Macfarlane, PhD holds a joint appointment at the University of California at Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where she is the Director of the Smart Cities and Sustainable Mobility Center and Executive Director of the Sustainable Transportation Initiative respectively.  Dr. Macfarlane has over 30 years of experience in high performance computing, data analytics and geospatial mapping.  Macfarlane has been responsible for directing industry research groups including: Head of Research for HERE – a leader in geospatial mapping, Vice President of Process Engineering at Imara – a lithium ion battery company, and Director of Advanced Technology Planning for OnStar at General Motors – the first at-scale, telematics solution. 

Panelists:

Melanie Crotty, Operations Director, Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Melanie Crotty oversees development and operation of intelligent transportation systems for the San Francisco Bay Area, including ramp metering, 511 traveler information service, integrated corridor management strategies, and arterial operations.  Melanie also oversees delivery and operations of bridge and highway projects, including regional express lane network and Bay Area toll bridge rehabilitation and seismic program.

John Moon, Developer Relations Lead, Honda Developers Studio

John Moon is developer relations lead for Honda Developer Studio at Honda Innovations.  At Honda Developer Studio, he explores the integration of Honda vehicles and products with apps and services from startups to established partners.

Jay Goldberg, Lead Strategist, Qualcomm Data Center Technologies

Jay Goldberg is an accomplished finance executive and strategic thought leader in the mobile and data networking industry.  Currently, Jay is the lead strategist for Qualcomm Data Center Technologies. 

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

artificial intelligence, machine learning & Automation 

Exploring the impact of artificial intelligence and machine learning in support of automation and associated ethical and safety challenges.

Moderator: John Rossman, Author & Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

John Rossman is a former Amazon executive who launched and scaled the Amazon Marketplace business and ran the enterprise services business at Amazon. He is the author of The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles of the World’s Most Disruptive Company, and The Amazon Way on IoT: 10 Principles for Every Leader from the World's Leading Internet of Things Strategies. 

Panelists:

Benjamin Levy, Co-Founder, BootstrapLabs

Ben Levy is the Co-­Founder of BootstrapLabs, a leading venture capital firm, based in Silicon Valley and focused on Applied Artificial Intelligence.  Ben is a proven innovator and entrepreneur who previously launched, built, and exited two startups in the financial technology space.

David Knight, Founder & CEO, TERBINE

David Knight is a serial entrepreneur and experienced startup executive with a history of innovation and market development, and a background in core technologies including multi-spectral sensing and communications, messaging, enterprise software and distributed systems. His work ranges from digital entertainment to defense, including setting global communications standards, the creation of the first commercial email servers, pioneering online mass storage and more.

Laura Merling, VP of Autonomous Vehicle Solutions, Ford Motor Company

Laura Merling is an accomplished executive who brings new products to market and redefines business models.  Her work as an industry pioneer in API infrastructure has lead her to the Internet of Things and Digital Transformation.  Innovation roles have been part of her career for the last 15 years - from SVForum to mentoring startups and corporate innovation. 

Steve Carlin, Chief Strategy Officer, SoftBank Robotics

Steve Carlin leads SoftBank Robotics America and is the Chief Strategy Officer. In this role, he acts as the General Manager for the Americas team and oversees global marketing, product and strategy. Steve is responsible for all development, sales and marketing of a line of personal, humanoid robots.  Carlin most recently came from Facebook where he held the role of Global Head of Strategy – Gaming. In this role, he drove the global strategic vision for the company’s Gaming Business and was an external thought leader to the gaming industry.