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The Future of Mobility — Conference Call Nov. 10, 2016

The replay of the call can be heard by dialing 800–633-8284 (dial 402–977–9140 if calling from outside the U.S.), Call ID# 21820997#

Slides for the call be found HERE

Mobility is at the core for how cities function. Mobility is critical to the economic vibrancy and livability of cities, enabling commerce to occur, and allowing us to get to work or school or visit with family and friends. For the first time since the car began to be mass produced 100 years ago, this core element of our daily life is poised for total disruption. Uber, and the massive impact it’s had on cities around the world, is just the beginning.

Innovations in AI, electrification, connectivity, security, the internet of things, personalization, and autonomy will combine in powerful ways to disrupt mobility at the local level. But the various forms that disruption will take are still evolving. Different municipalities will take different approaches to the disruption, which will have dramatic effects on mobility in each of those cities. Self-driving cars are coming. Increased connectivity is enabling shared mobility options. The speed of the electrification of mobility will, in part, be driven by how we quickly self driving and shared mobility is adopted, as higher car utilization changes the economics of electrification.

It’s all so exciting, yet it’s also so scary. Safety is obviously a concern along with the attendant complex moral situations to consider. Job disruption will occur at scale still hard to imagine as whole industries are remade. Who owns all the data? How secure will it all be? What will happen to demand as costs go down?

Getting mobility right will be a significant competitive advantage for cities, and a massive wealth generator for companies. Electrification will help clear the air of pollution, while autonomous driving will reduce traffic deaths. The rapidly emerging world of mobility will improve the quality of life for billions of people. Or we could get Skynet.

So what does 2017 hold for the world of mobility? How quickly will new technologies be adopted? What cities and countries are getting this right? What companies are best positioned to profit from this disruption, and which are most at risk? Is $8,000 the right price for “Full Self-Driving Capability”? All these questions and more will be addressed by our panel of mobility experts, all hailing (originally) from Israel.

Click here to get the slides for the call (on November 10th).

RSVP to loukerner@gmail.com to get dial in info for the call

Speaker Bios:

Michael Granoff — President Maniv Mobility which funds and advises early-stage companies developing advanced transportation and mobility products and services, including autonomous mobility technology. Maniv was the first investor in Better Place, the electric car network company, and Mr. Granoff served in several operational roles as well as on its Board of Directors. In 2010 Mr. Granoff was awarded the Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship from the Brandeis University International School of Business. He holds a B.A. from Tufts University, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a J.D. from Northwestern School of Law and has completed more than 20 marathons.

Eran Shir — CEO and Co-Founder of Nexar which employs machine vision and sensor fusion algorithms, leveraging the iPhone’s sensors, to analyze and understand the car’s surrounding, and provide unique documentation in case of accidents. Eran was previously an been Entrepreneur In Residence at Aleph, where he focused on iOT, big-data, crypto currencies, marketplaces and networks, and the way they disrupt important markets like healthcare, transportation, education, manufacturing, and finance. Before Aleph Eran ran the global Creative Innovation Center for Yahoo!, where he was responsible for Yahoo!’s ad creative technologies strategy and portfolio, as well as the development of its next generation ad creative personalization platform. Eran has BA and a Msters in Physics from the Technion.

Ben Volkow — CEO and Co-Founder of otonomo a fast growing VC backed company changing the car and it’s ecosystem, using big data to enable new services, ecosystem and revenues to the automotive industry. Ben is a serial Entrepreneur and Executive, and held senior positions such as VP and Business Unit General Manager at F5 Networks, CEO/Founder at Traffix and others.

Rani Wellingstein — CEO and Co-Founder of Oryx Vision which develops solid state depth vision solutions for autonomous vehicles based on a radically innovative depth-sensing technology. Rani is a serial entrepreneur who most recently was CEO and Co-Founder of Intucell. Following Intucell’s acquisition ($475m) by Cisco in 2013, Rani served as VP and BU manager of Cisco’s Self Optimized Networks Business Unit, in Cisco’s Mobility division. Rani holds BSc EE from the Technion and MScEE from Tel-Aviv University and served 5 years, as a SONAR engineer, in the technology unit of the Israeli navy.

RSVP to loukerner@gmail.com to get dial in info

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