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With autonomous driving features making their way onto our roads through luxury and economy cars alike, excitement about the self-driving car has reached an all-time high.
Join us for this online panel discussion, where speakers will be giving us an insider’s perspective on the safety, feasibility, and global impact of self-driving cars.
This event will be hosted online due to safety considerations.
Bronwyn is a sUAS (drone) Part 107 certified pilot, and is the Founder of tech startup Xeo Air, an AI-based drones on demand platform for mission management that connects B2B clients in telecom, insurance, catastrophic response, oil and gas, energy, civil infrastructure with a crew of Part 107 pilots. In addition, she is Founder of Airversity Drone Academy + Consulting, a training school for both Part 107 prep and drone flight and private and public safety consulting. Bronwyn’s past includes being Head of Subkulture Innovation Lab, an innovation and advanced tech solutions firm focused on future proofing organizations by developing strategic business models and disruptive strategies, where she has developed upstream innovation strategies for Fortune 500 organizations and startups. Her clients include companies such as Delta Airlines and Airbus Aerial. Bronwyn is also the Founder of Black Women In STEAM, an organization dedicated to galvanizing the efforts of women in STEAM fields.
Bronwyn has over 20 years of senior level management experience in sales management, strategic planning, national product and customer marketing, innovation, large team management, emerging tech ventures, corporate innovation, IP commercialization, and business development with global companies on projects in Asia, Europe, and South America. She has worked for companies such as P&G, Coca-Cola and with major labels and studios in the entertainment industry, as well as, Silicon Valley based tech companies. Bronwyn is also a former Associate Director of Georgia State University’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Institute.
President - Smart City, Transportation & Technology Consulting @ Chris Barker Consulting - CBC.,
Board Director/Vice President - Arizona/Nevada/New Mexico Chapter @ Association for Commuter Transportation
Chris is a 20+ year veteran of the global technology and transportation industry. He is the founder of the technology and transportation consulting firm CBC where he has worked with transportation and technology companies, cities and governments around the world to advance new forms of mobility, energy services and city development projects. Chris is currently a transportation/smart cities advisor for the Cities Today Institute helping cities around the world with transportation infrastructure and autonomous surface transportation planning. In 2016, Chris was an advisor to Vulcan on the USDOT Smart City Challenge project and has continued to advance smart city/transportation development projects across the globe. His CBC team has also developed and deployed self-driving car simulators for State DOTs/DMVs, universities, museums and other public facilities – to teach the public about self-driving vehicles.
Chris was previously the Vice President of New Mobility at Keolis helping to introduce new transportation options to cities and communities across North America. Keolis is a global transportation company that provides heavy rail, light-rail, bus, autonomous shuttles/taxis, car share, bike share, and sky tram service to 26 countries moving 3.5 billion people a year. Chris helped launch the first autonomous/electric shuttle operations on open roads in North America – in downtown Las Vegas and in Montreal. He’s also played a lead role in helping multiple US cities migrate their transit systems to electrified transit fleets with electric bus conversions in Southern California, Nevada and South Carolina.
Prior to Keolis, Chris held senior business leadership positions with multiple Fortune 50 companies. He served as the Global Director of Business Development and Communications for Honeywell Aerospace, Head of Public Sector Business Development, Communications and Marketing at Cisco and Senior Executive Manager for the Office of the President at Boeing. He’s also been a VP/SVP of business development and marketing for Text 100 Communications and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide.
Chris is a national Board Member for the Association for Commuter Transportation. He’s also a global keynote speaker on topics ranging from smart cities and new mobility services to cybersecurity, alternative energy options and advancements in artificial intelligence. He’s previously been a featured speaker at CES (Las Vegas), SXSW (Austin), RSA (San Francisco), CE Week (New York), A-Bace (Shanghai) and IAA (Frankfurt).
Chief Technology Officer,
Nikola Motor Company
Dane Davis, Nikola's Chief Technology Officer, oversees control teams including vehicle, body, battery, ADAS and human interface systems. He also oversees the Functional Safety activities and requirements management activities.
Prior to Nikola, Dane Davis was co-founder and CTO of Stored Energy Solutions which developed and produced parallel Hydraulic Hybrid solutions. Transmissions were developed and sold into the Class 8 trucking industry. He lead controls activities and all mechanical engineering activities. Dane has also held many lead engineering roles in a variety of markets including commercial trucking, off road vehicles, construction equipment, and heavy duty specialty equipment. Dane's focus has been on integrating technology into industries that have been reluctant or slow to change.
Dane has 14 years of Engineering experience and is a proud graduate of Brigham Young University-Idaho with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
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