2021 Speakers

Dr. Dean Bushey

Dr. Dean Bushey is the Vice President, Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business (GSIB), Americas. He has over 30 years of business, academic, and military leadership experience in energy, EVs, transportation, and mobility as a business leader, computer scientist, educator, commercial pilot, and autonomous and connected systems expert. In his current role, he leads and directs GSIB […]

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Carla Bailo

Carla Bailo, President & CEO, Center for Automotive Research Carla Bailo is the President and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), and is a leader in engineering and vehicle program management with 42 years of experience in the automotive industry. Under her leadership, CAR continues to be a preeminent resource of objective and […]

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Marc Scribner

Marc Scribner, Senior Transportation Policy Analyst, Reason Foundation Scribner’s work focuses on a variety of public policy issues related to transportation, land use, and urban growth, including infrastructure investment and operations, transportation safety and security, risk and regulation, privatization and public finance, urban redevelopment and property rights, and emerging transportation technologies such as automated road […]

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Cheng Lu

Cheng Lu, President & CEO of TuSimple Cheng Lu is the President & CEO of TuSimple, a global self-driving technology company focused on developing the first SAE L4 fully autonomous truck solution to reshape the $4 trillion-dollar global freight industry. Founded in 2015, TuSimple’s mission is to increase truck safety, lower transportation costs, and reduce […]

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Igino Cafiero

Igino Cafiero, CEO of Bear Flag Robotics Igino Cafiero is the CEO of Bear Flag Robotics, acquired by John Deere in 2021. Bear Flag Robotics develops autonomous technology that can be added to farm tractors as a performance upgrade. Igino is a former founder and has business experience across a broad range of sectors including […]

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Brad Thoburn

Brad Thoburn, Assistant Secretary Strategic Development at Florida Department of Transportation Brad Thoburn is the Assistant Secretary for Strategic Development at the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). He leads statewide and multimodal planning for the Department. Brad previously served as the Southeast Region Practice Lead for Transit and Surface Transportation Planning for Michael Baker International. […]

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