The Future of Transportation

Session Description:

Changes in the way people and goods are transported are happening at a rapidly growing pace, from electric and autonomous vehicles to delivery drones, we are entering a new era of transportation. California Governor Jerry Brown has set a target in the state for 5 million electric vehicles on our roadways by 2030 – that’s an almost 900% growth rate from where we are today. Furthermore, all major automakers have allocated significant funding to the development of self-driving vehicle technology and many have targets to reach some level of autonomy by the early 2020s. With significant changes in our mobility patterns and increased complexity in the technology, the transportation industry is undergoing a transformation. This session will ask our panelists: What is the future of transportation? Is it realistic? How will these new trends affect how we interact with the world around us? What are some of the advantages and perhaps, challenges to these changing trends?


Dr. Sven Beiker, Managing Director of Silicon Valley Mobility, a mobility consulting and advisory firm and Lecturer at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University




Hadi Nahari, CEO and Co-founder of Cognomotiv, a transportation software solution company and Guest Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.




Leandro Margulis, VP Developer Relations, TomTom, the location technology expert that can help you power your map, search, routing experiences and more.





Greg Mathis, President and Chief Executive Officer at Invently Automotive Inc.




Light dinner and refreshments served

Event Details

Tuesday, May 14th
6:30 – 9:30 pm

Palo Alto JCC, 1st floor Pavilion

3921 Fabian Way

Palo Alto, CA


$15 in advance

$25 at the door

Members always free