Last Mile Transportation Innovations


  • Friday, September 9, 2016
    8:30 AM 
    Breakfast, Networking and Demos
    Speak with the executives shaping the future of the industry by getting your technology into their hands during the networking breaks. Show-and-tell tables are available in registration.
    9:00 AM 
    The Last Mile, What’s Going to Bring it all Together
    Brett Bonthron, Managing Director, Strategy at Monitor Deloitte Consulting

    As devices proliferate and innovations take hold in the physical movement of people and goods over the last mile, what holds it all together? Or more to the point, “how will consumers access different options to The Last Mile?” Brett is one of Deloitte’s leading thinkers in their “Future of Mobility” practice and has spoken and written frequently about the new experiences, applications, and systems that will enable efficient and convenient consumer access to The Last Mile.
    9:20 AM 
    Richard A. Lazar, Principal at AV Insights, LLC

    In the short term, cars will give way to increased use of bikes, scooters and other personal mobility devices. Car and ride sharing models will continue developing. In the long run, fully autonomous vehicles will play an interesting role in last mile transportation. How and when this happens is a function of both technology and public policy. This session explores how public policy will influence the role AVs play in addressing last mile needs.
    9:40 AM 
    Panel: What Will Make Last Mile Solutions Practical?

    Whether you are an automaker considering this as a threat, or one who sees it as an adjunct to car ownership and smart parking, or car ownership and congestion zones, or if you are an innovator in the space, we should all be well-informed as to the options for practical last-mile transportation. But historically, the word "practical" is where the solutions have fallen apart. Are we at a turning point? There certainly has been an explosion of battery-powered mobility solutions…but are they practical for anything beyond a niche market? Our panel will discuss and debate the point.

    • Hakan Kostepen, Executive Director - Product Planning Strategy & Innovation at Panasonic
    • Dr. Vish Palekar, CEO at GenZe
    • Adi Singh, Research Scientist at Ford Motor Company
    10:25 AM 
    Networking Break
    Flip over your agenda to the attendee list and put some faces to those names as we give everyone 30 minutes to connect with each other. As always, we are happy to help you find the person you want to meet.
    10:55 AM 
    Rapid-Fire Demo Presentations / Fastpitch
    Young companies interested in presenting their automotive technology innovations, services and solutions are welcome to register to be a rapid-fire presenter. These demo slots are 5-minutes and used to introduce new companies and their products, in the hopes of creating interest and follow-up from the Silicon Valley telecom and automotive community including the carriers, the manufacturers, and the investors who follow innovation in this segment.

    • Moderator: George Wong, Director of New Market Business Development at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
    • Haoyu Feng, Creative Director & Co-Founder at Ecoreco
    • Tai Stillwater, Founder at BikeLeap
    • Charlene Consolacion Co-Founder and COO at Phrame
    • Aarjav Trivedi, CEO at Ridecell
    • Zander Adell, Founder & CEO at Doorman
    • Surya Satyavolu, Founder & CEO at Sirab Technologies Inc
    • Joseph Wofford, Sr. Consultant at HVSL.
    • Ryan Evans, CEO at Inboard Technology, Inc.
    12:00 PM 
    Please close this meeting by connecting with the companies and people who presented their new ideas and products during the rapid fire pitches.
    1:00 PM