2020-21 Speakers

Dan Chu

Dan Chu Dan Chu is the Chief Product Officer at Waymo, an autonomous driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to get where they’re going. In his role, Dan leads all product management, technical program management, user experience research and design, and product data analytics for […]

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Adam Jonas

Adam Jonas is a Managing Director and leader of Morgan Stanley’s Global Auto & Shared Mobility research team. Adam joined the firm’s investment banking division in Chicago in 1996, specializing in corporate finance and M&A in the automotive industry. In 1999, Adam moved to Equity Research and joined the Firm’s European Autos team, based in London, serving as the lead European auto analyst from 2003 to 2010. In 2010, Adam returned to the US to lead the Global Autos & Shared Mobility teams, collaborating with his research colleagues to tell the story of the future of transportation and Auto 2.0. Adam earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration (with distinction) from the University of Michigan.

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Ed Niedermeyer

Edward Niedermeyer, Communications Director for Partners for Automated Vehicle Education Edward is the Communications Director for Partners for Automated Vehicle Education, a coalition of more than 60 companies and organizations helping prepare society for the autonomous revolution. Prior to joining PAVE he reported and commented on automotive and mobility topics for more than a decade, […]

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Ali Vahabzadeh

Ali Vahabzadeh, CEO and Founder, curbFlow Ali founded Chariot in 2014 to provide the world’s first app-based microtransit service to daily commuters. Following its sale to Ford in 2016, his team scaled the service to 6 cities and extended the service to enterprise and municipal customers. Their greatest operational challenge – shared by others in […]

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Jason Shaffer

Jason Shaffer serves as Vice President of Customer Product focusing on In-Store Fulfillment and Automation. He leads teams responsible for the deployment of pickup and delivery, business processes, and automation of Walmart’s store fulfillment businesses in addition to autonomous vehicle development. Jason came to Walmart in 2009 from Sterling Jewelers where he spent three years […]

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