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Expo Hall Main Stage Session [clear filter]
Tuesday, June 28

11:00am PDT

Opening Keynote by Adrian Grenier - Technology & Sustainability: Working Together for a Better Future
Adrian Grenier, an environmentalist, UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador, Investor and star of Netflix’s Clickbait and HBO’s Entourage, will address the role tech has in forging a more sustainable future. He is a leading advocate for integrating sustainability into everyday life. He is also the creator of Earth Speed - a docu-series on environmental innovators who are solving real problems, and the co-founder of the multi-media platform SHFT.COM, an online space for people to connect, acquire, and interact in a more sustainable and conscious manner.

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Adrian Grenier

Actor & Environmentalist
Adrian Grenier is an accomplished actor, filmmaker, and environmentalist. He is best known for his role as ‘Vincent Chase’ in the hit HBO series & film, ENTOURAGE, and also appeared in films such as DRIVE ME CRAZY, TRASH FIRE, MARAUDERS and THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA. He's recently... Read More →

Tuesday June 28, 2022 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Expo Hall Main Stage

11:30am PDT

Keynote: The Future of Human-Robot Interaction
The robots are coming and they’re getting smarter, evolving from single-task devices (think Roomba) into machines that can make their own decisions and autonomously navigate public spaces. From transportation systems, hospitals and the military, to the robotization of our workplaces and households, robots will be everywhere and will increasingly interact with people.
Whether you find it exhilarating or terrifying (or both), progress in robotics and related fields like AI raises new ethical quandaries and challenges legal codes created for a world in which a sharp line separates man from machine.
Drawing from her recent work exploring humans’ emotional responses to robots, Dr. Kate Darling answers questions like:
  • What happens when robots move from behind factory walls into shared spaces and begin interacting with humans?
  • What opportunities and challenges should we anticipate in the future of human-robot interaction?
  • Where does the true potential of AI and robotics lie, and will robots supplement human ability, or replace it?
  • Why do people treat robots like living things, and why does that matter?
  • What can and can’t robots and AI do?
  • What societal challenges will we face in a future with robots (ethical, legal, social)?
Dr. Darling examines why people fear some robots and empathize with others, while also prompting – and answering – questions about what society’s relationship with these robots could look like in the future. What follows is in part an examination of the technology itself, but ultimately, offers a window into how it’s poised to change the way we relate to each other and our own humanity – and why it matters.

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Dr. Kate Darling

Leading Expert in Robot Ethics and MIT Media Lab Research Specialist
Dr. Kate Darling is a leading expert in Robot Ethics. She’s a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, where she investigates social robotics and conducts experimental studies on human-robot interaction. Kate explores the emotional connection between... Read More →

Tuesday June 28, 2022 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Expo Hall Main Stage

12:00pm PDT

3:00pm PDT

[Main Stage] Autotech Council Startup Review
Autotech Council members meet monthly to evaluate new technologies and get a head start on new mobility and transportation solutions. This session will introduce 3 of our members as judges as they hear pitches from 4 startups and represent a range of mobility segments as they quiz the presenters on their solutions and business models.

Tuesday June 28, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Expo Hall Main Stage

4:00pm PDT

Wednesday, June 29

11:00am PDT

Keynote Panel - Ripple Effect - Unlocking New Applications and Innovations for Radar through Industry Standardization
In this exciting keynote panel, technology leaders from Google, Ford, Infineon, and Blumio will discuss how they joined the Consumer Technology Association to develop industry standards to help unlock new applications and innovations for radar.

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Catherine Liao

Co-Founder and CEO, Blumio
Catherine is a seasoned product manager with expertise in driving adoption of new innovations at companies such as Cisco, Tradeshift, and Riverbed.  She developed passion for public health and health technologies while working as a technologist at the World Health Organization during... Read More →
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Nick Colella

Senior Engineering Manager, Digital Cockpit Technologies & AIML Solutions, Ford Motor Company
Nick Colella is a Senior Engineering Manager at Ford Motor Company where he leads the discovery and development of state-of-the-art technologies for the Digital Cockpit which includes interior/exterior displays, HUD, interior/exterior cameras (RGB/FIR/LWIR), sensors (interior radar... Read More →
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Brandon Barbello

Senior Product Manager, Research & Machine Intelligence, Google
Brandon Barbello is a group product manager working on new technologies at Google, including radar projects. He has 10+ years of experience as a senior HW+SW+AI+Cloud product leader at startups and Google.

Raj Khattoi

Infineon Technologies
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Kerri Haresign

Director, Technology & Standards, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
Kerri Haresign is the Director, Technology & Standards at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®. CTA is the tech sector, with members who are the world’s leading innovators – from startups to global brands – helping support more the 18 million American jobs. CTA owns and... Read More →

Wednesday June 29, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am PDT
Expo Hall Main Stage

11:45am PDT

WISE: Women in Sensors & Electronics Program
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM: Opening Address from Sheryl Ehrman, Don Beall Dean of the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering at San Jose State University

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM: Panel: Women in Sensors & Electronic Engineering - Leading the Tech Revolution
Women are the key to unlocking the potential of sensor and electronic technology, but often have been largely overlooked as valued contributors. This interactive women-led session was designed to foster discussion and collaboration of women in electronics, insights on pursuing a career in tech, seeking mentorship, new opportunities, and supporting technology for workplace diversity.
  • The art of building and leading a diverse tech team
  • The advantages of seeking mentorship early for success
  • How AI and other technology support diversity, equity, and inclusion
Moderator: Meeta Roy, Director, Strategy & Planning, Peloton

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Sheryl Ehrman

Don Beall Dean of the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering, San Jose State University
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Meeta Roy

Director, Strategy & Planning, Peloton Interactive

Wednesday June 29, 2022 11:45am - 12:30pm PDT
Expo Hall Main Stage