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A Conversation with Kyle Vogt and Under Secretary Derek Kan

Thursday, October 4, 2018
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Data analytics, automation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are impacting the global transportation system at full tilt. Mobility is being transformed. Transportation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics will explore the age of artificial intelligence and predictive analytics in the context of the global transportation system.

Kyle Vogt, Founder and CEO of Cruise Automation, Inc., and Derek Kan, Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, spoke as part of the Transportation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics speaker series on October 4, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. (ET).

About the Speakers

Kyle Vogt Founder and CEO, Cruise Automation, Inc.Kyle Vogt is an engineer, entrepreneur, and robotics pioneer who is redefining the future of human mobility. In 2013, Kyle founded Cruise Automation, which under his leadership as CEO developed the first driverless fleet of Chevy Bolt EVs that are currently on the road in cities across the U.S. In 2016, Kyle and Cruise partnered with General Motors to help scale his vision for a driverless future. His interest in self-driving technology stemmed from competing in Battlebots at an early age and by 14 years old, Kyle had built a self-driving power wheels car that could drive using computer vision. As an undergrad at MIT, he worked on the DARPA Grand Challenge where he co-led a team to retrofit a Ford F-150 with drive by wire capability and sensors. Prior to Cruise, Kyle co-founded Twitch (acquired by Amazon), Socialcam (acquired by Autodesk), and Justin.tv. A native of Kansas City, Kyle studied computer science and electrical engineering at MIT.

Derek Kan, U.S. DOT Under Secretary of Transportation for PolicyUnder Secretary Kan serves as a principal advisor to Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. He provides leadership in developing policies for U.S. DOT, generating proposals and providing advice regarding legislative and regulatory initiatives across all modes of transportation. The Under Secretary coordinates the Department’s budget development and policy development functions. He also directs transportation policy development and works to ensure that the nation’s transportation resources function as an integrated national system.

 

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