Immersion program

The Future of Transportation Executive Immersion Program

Get a 360 degree view of the latest technology innovations in the Automotive and Transportation industry during this 5-day intensive program designed specifically for the industry executives. Discover the impact that the convergence of High-Tech and Automotive will make in the next 2 to 5 years. Learn about, see, feel and touch the future.

Note that final agenda, final list of participating companies, speakers, and activities is subject to change and will be finalized closer to the date of the event.

  • 5-day immersion
  • Runs every quarter
About the host

Since 2012, Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) has been empowering senior-level executive leaders from around the world to uncover business growth opportunities behind the threats of disruptive technologies.

Program Outline

Day 1


The future of transportation is already here: cars that drive themselves, trains that use new magnetic rail systems, “hyperloop” train that will speed along at 800 miles per hour. Learn from the industry experts of Uber, Jabil, Flex about the emerging trends and major players that fuel technological innovation. Discover who will win and who will lose in the transportation revolution driven by the world of digitization.

  • Silicon Valley And Automotive Industry Disruption
  • Emerging Technology Trends: What is the Next Big Thing?
  • Best Practices in AutoTech Innovation: Lessons from VCs
  • Insights From Digitally Native: Best of Breed From Silicon Valley

Day 2


Hear from the established high-tech firms such as Tesla, Stanford CARS, Toyota Research Institute about the next generation technologies that will dramatically change the future of transportation industry. Explore the latest innovation with the participants of the most prominent acceleration programs.

  • Following the Money: Corporate Investment Trends in AutoTech
  • Scouting the Next Generation of AutoTech: What’s Incubating in Silicon Valley?
  • Convergence of Automotive and Tech: The View from Innovation Leaders
  • New Achievements in Automotive R&D

Day 3


Hear expert insights on practical applications and learn how to turn the latest technology advancement into the business value. Visit the leading startups Matternet, Savari, Nauto, and Drive AI that are making strides in the area of: Machine Learning and AI, Robotics and Automation, Drones, Flying Vehicles, Hyperloop, Internet of Things, and Big Data.

  • The Rise of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Taking Transportation Off the Ground: Drones, Flying Vehicles, Hyperloop, etc.
  • The New Frontiers of Vehicle Connectivity: Internet of Things, Big Data, Sensors, etc.

Day 4


Learn from Lyft, Waze, Zipcar, and Radius Innovation and Development how to identify, define, validate and develop next gen business models and services and how will they connect with digital ecosystems. Explore innovative business models driven by shared mobility, connectivity services, and feature upgrades. Practice Design Thinking approach to create a unique digital customer experience.

  • Autonomous and Electric Vehicles: Implications for the Industry
  • New Business Models: Sharing Economy
  • Mobility on Demand and Vehicle as a Service
  • Creating Digital Customer Experience: Design Thinking Approach

Day 5


Get involved in highly interactive sessions with best corporate innovators such as Autodesk, Silicon Valley Renault Innovation Lab, Ford and learn strategies and frameworks for successful corporate innovation. Find out their approaches to digital transformation, building an innovation labs and hear their success stories on how to successfully engage with startups.

  • How can big companies innovate: from Strategy to Execution
  • What can big companies learn from the startups?
  • A Case Study in Setting up a Successful Innovation Outpost
  • Creating and Maintaining Innovation Culture


What the recent attendees had to say

“The week in Silicon Valley exceeded my expectations. We were able to feel, touch and have a real look at what the future will look like. The people we met were so competent, transparent. The program was a unique opportunity for us to have a 360 degree of what is going on in our industry and what we can expect in the next 18-20 months.”

Denis Gorteman, CEO

D’Ieteren Auto, Belgium

“Thank you SVIC. During the past two days of the program, we got some insights and visited many companies. What I appreciate a is a mix of different experiences and visiting innovative companies to see how they are physically organized to inspire innovation.”

Philippe MahManaging Director of Manufacturing

Toyota Material Handling, France

“That was my first time to Silicon Valley. The program was fantastic, the speakers were fascinating, and topics to discuss were fruitfull. I highly recommend other companies to come to Silicon Valley. Thank you SVIC.”

Al Sayed El Sorogy Deputy President and Vice Chairman Assistance

Abdul Latif Jameel Company, Saudi Arabia

More tour details

Where we'll be

The journey will start in San Mateo, at Silicon Valley Innovation Center’s office. We’ll tour offices of innovative Silicon Valley companies, listen to presentations and network. Transfers, food and guide services are provided.


Visit next generation tech companies that are not typically open to the public. See showcases of the latest emerging technologies in sensors, connected devices, IoT, virtual assistants, V2V communications, AI and data analytics that create smarter and more efficient transport.

What's included
  • Executive Program: 5 full days of educational sessions, meetings and company visits
  • Transfers between company visits
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Lunches
  • Program support with a representative accompanying the group

Meet with leaders of the AutoTech revolution – Silicon Valley visionaries and entrepreneurs in each of the major areas of AutoTech. Our small sessions allow for extensive face-to- face interactions.

What you'll learn

Learn “from the source”. Get first-hand knowledge not generally known from those who are creating the future today. Learn from the practitioners, not academics, successfully applying AutoTech innovations now.

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