Redefining Mobility Summit
The Contra Costa Transportation Authority, along with our partner GoMentum Station, hosted our fifth annual Redefining Mobility Summit in San Ramon, California on March 8, 2019. With a focus on how innovative research and cutting edge technology is revolutionizing transportation, this year’s summit brought together an exciting speaking program of both industry and government leaders. You can review the schedule and view our sessions from our March summit below.
8:15am | Opening Session
Welcoming Remarks from State Assembly Member Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, 16th District
Welcoming Remarks from Supervisor Candace Andersen, Contra Costa County District II
Welcoming Remarks from Mayor Bill Clarkson, City of San Ramon
Welcoming Remarks from Board Chair Robert Taylor, Contra Costa Transportation Authority
8:45am | International Perspective on Advancing Connected & Automated Vehicle Testing
Featuring transportation innovators from around the world, this panel of experts will share how they are reshaping the future of transportation through their work with connected and automated vehicles.
Moderator: Randy Iwasaki, Contra Costa Transportation Authority
Naohiko Kakimi, Counsellor for SIP ADUS, CAO and Director, ITS and Automated Driving Promotion Office, METI
Divyanshu Kamboj, Project Manager – Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Program Invest Ottawa
Andres Aparicio, who manages IDIADA’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems team
Rita Excell, Executive Director of the Australia and New Zealand Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI) Centre of Excellence
10am | Keynote Speaker: Anousheh Ansari
Get inspired by the first female private space explorer, Anousheh Ansari. Anousheh Ansari now serves as the CEO of XPRIZE. Prior to this role, Ansari served as the CEO of Prodea Systems, a leading Internet of Things (IoT) technology firm she co-founded in 2006, and continues to serve as the executive chairwoman.
10:45 | Safe and Sound: How Safety is the Key to an Autonomous Future
The promise of self-driving cars, is that they remove human error and can expand mobility options for a wide range of passengers. Safety-centric development and deployment approach holds the key to unlock this future. Experts from AAA, AV technology developers and more will share the latest innovations and thinking that will help bring AV safety into focus.
Moderator: Charlie Vogelheim, President of Western Automotive Journalists
Megan McKernan, Manager, Automotive Engineering – Automobile Club of Southern California
Ignacio Garcia,VP, Autonomous Vehicle Strategy – AAA NCNU
Brian Kebschull, President – Dynamic Research Inc.
Alan Jowett,VP of Business Development – Ottopia
1:00pm | Start-up Shark Tank
Watch transportation startups compete for a $10,000 prize to help them on their quest to redefine mobility.
Cynthia Kueppers, Head of Venture Capital at A3V, AAA
Anousheh Ansari, CEO, XPRIZE
Habib Shamskhou, President, Advanced Mobility Group
Paddy Ramanathan, Founder and CEO, iValley Innovation Center
2:30pm | Future of Freight
Moving goods from ports to people is critical to our country’s economy. Doing so with cleaner, safer vehicles is imperative for the health of our communities. From zero and near zero trains and trucks to drone technology to self-driving trucks to truck platooning, advances are being made that can help us increase throughput, efficiency, and safety while reducing the impact on our environment. This panel will explore the latest technologies and trends in freight movement.
Moderator: Fran Inman, Chair, California Transportation Commission
Jonny Morris, Head of Public Policy, Embark
Paul Konasewich, Director of Business Development, PACCAR Silicon Valley Innovation Center
Nate Kaplan, State Director, GoRail
3:30pm|Advancing Urban Mobility: Moving Cities Forward
Urban mobility has unique challenges. This panel will explore how cities can move more people without increasing congestion or deteriorating air quality by promoting transit, shared mobility, alternative fuels, embracing technology advancements and shifting from thinking about moving cars to moving people.
Moderator: Neil Pedersen, Transportation Research Board Executive Director
Ali Mortazavi, Director of Nissan R&D and AI
Sohier Hall, President/CEO of Luum
Hugo Fozzati, Director of Business & Operations for AutoX
David Swallow, Senior Director of Engineering and Technology, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
Jimmy Kim, Business Development Lead, Verizon Smart Communities
4:45pm| Closing Remarks and Winner of Startup Shark Tank Announced