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
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.
DIGITAL REVOLUTION IN TRANSPORTATION: DRIVERS, PLAYERS, WINNERS
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
Google: Access the World's Information in One Click
Uber: The Rise of Innovative Transportation Services
Apple: A Diverse Collection of Thinkers and Doers
Cisco: Changing the Way We Work, Live, Play, and Learn
Jabil: Empowering Brands Who Empower The World
Mohr Davidow Ventures: Investing in Startups that Redefine New Markets
SHAPING THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION
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
BootUP Ventures: How to Successfully Incubate Startups
500 Startups: Global Venture Capital Seed Fund
RocketSpace: Top Tech Coworking Accelerator for Startups
Institute for the Future: Making the Future With Foresight
Renault Nissan Innovation Lab: Engineering the Future
Tesla: A Sustainable Energy Future
APPLYING NEXT GENERATION TECHNOLOGIES TO TRANSPORTATION
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.
DISRUPTIVE BUSINESS MODELS
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
LESSONS ON CORPORATE INNOVATION
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
Uber: The Rise of Innovative Transportation Services
Autodesk: Sustainable Design Software
Mercedes - Benz: Shaping Automotive Future
Autotech Ventures: Investing In Ground Transport Startups
Index Ventures: Turning Bold Ideas into Transformative International Businesses
Amazon: Striving to be Earth's Most Customer-Centric Company
David SirkinResearch Engineer at Stanford University
David Sirkin is a Research Associate at Stanford University's Center for Design Research, where he focuses on design methodology, as well as the design of physical interactions between humans and robots, and autonomous vehicles and their interfaces. He is also a Lecturer in Electrical Engineering, where he teaches interactive device design.
Jonathan Reichental, Ph.D.Chief Information and Technology Officer at City of Palo Alto
Named one of the 20 most influential Chief Information Officer's in the United States in 2016. An experienced IT leader with over 25 years of success in driving and achieving organizational goals in both the private and public sectors in a variety of key technology positions including Chief Information Officer (CIO), IT Innovation Director, Software Engineering Senior Manager, and external IT Consultant.
Kyle ColumbusProgram Launch Manager at Mercedez-Benz Research and Development North America
Kyle Columbus is a Program Launch Manager at Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America where he is leading the full-scale launch of an emerging Mercedes-Benz last-mile solution for the North American market.
Quin GarciaManaging Director at Autotech Ventures
Quin brings to Autotech a passion for forming ground transport startups, assembling teams of complementary people, raising capital, and growing via partnerships with corporations. He was part of the founding team at Better Place, responsible for partnerships with automakers and auto parts suppliers while living in Israel, Japan, and China.
Sara HallCommercialization Lead at Waze
Sara is an online marketing professional with wide experience on the client, agency and publisher sides of the business, specializing in media planning and buying, inventory bundling, new technology project management, marketing campaign development and customer care/CRM strategy.
Shelby ClarkFounder at Turo
Shelby is a social entrepreneur who is intrigued by the power of connecting people online to positively impact the offline world. Shelby has been called a pioneer in “Collaborative Consumption” or the “Sharing Economy.” As an independent consultant and speaker, Shelby aims to spread these ideas to organizations around the world.
Eric BooneDirector, Industrial IoT at Jabil
Erik is responsible for leading, generating and executing Industrial IoT related R&D programs for Jabil's Energy and Industrial sector. From VAVE to complete end-to-end solutions, Jabil's Industrial Connected Solutions team provides world class R&D services; accelerating development times for our global OEM customers.
Sean NessDirector, Business Development at Institute for the Future
Sean oversees business development at Institute for the Future. He looks for creative ways to interact with outside organizations and works tirelessly to keep IFTF’s client database accurate and up to date. He also hosts monthly potlucks so that the IFTF crew can get to know each other better.
Alex Mackenzie-TorresHead of Product Management at Toyota Research Institute
Alex Mackenzie-Torres is an entrepreneur, product and marketing professional based in San Francisco with vast experience in B2C and B2B products. Professionally, he has worked for more than 9 years for Google Inc where he has exercised different functions in the Product Marketing and Product Management.
Sudha JamtheIoT Disruptions, Author and Stanford CSP Instructor
Sudhe is a Technology Futurist with Business operations experience shaping early technology ecosystems and inspiring kids into STEM. She is the author of 3 IoT books one book about self-driving cars, an instructor at Stanford Continuing Studies, keynote speaker, board/advisor for digital transformation of CEOs, cities and economies.
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.
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.