25 May 2017, London, NAA UK

Technology, Internet and Telecoms Group

The Walbrook Building 25 Walbrook London United Kingdom

06:30 pm to 09:30 pm
Driverless Cars – The Hype and the Reality 

This event is sponsored by GSMA 

Driverless car technology comes with the promise of a safer and cheaper form of transportation that can make efficient use of road space. Google’s prototypes are on the road, and Nissan and others have announced pilot schemes for the UK. But what are the opportunities and challenges for manufacturers, technologists, investors, regulators and city planners?

Key questions for the panel:
• When will we see driverless cars on a commercial scale and what are the challenges in getting there?
• What will this mean for our cities: fewer cars or more car journeys and less public transport?
• Will we see new companies emerge and reap the rewards of this new technology?

Marc Girardot (MBA 97J) is CEO of Asana Technologywhich is a start-up in the automotive infrastructure software domain, which aims to reinvent car electronics and software. Prior to Asana, Marc worked at Cisco for 15 years leading their global automotive practice.

Ponz Pandikuthira (EMBA 11D) is Vice President of Product Planning at Nissan Europe. Before joining Nissan in 2012, Ponz held product management roles at Chrysler/Daimler and Kia. Nissan recently began European demonstrations of its latest autonomous drive technology in East London.

Dr Mike Short CBE, Vice President Europe for Telefonicahas been involved in mobile licence bids, network launches and innovation for business development in Mobile TV, connected cars, smart metering, and smart cities. He is a former elected Chairman of the GSMA.

Ella Taylor is Senior Policy Advisor, Centre for Connected and Automated Vehicles, UK Department for Transport, where she leads on connected vehicle policy. Ella works on issues ranging from connectivity and communication networks, to creating an ecosystem for connected vehicles to be developed.

Moderator: Frederic Huet (MBA 00J) Co-founder and Partner, Fenji & Co.

The Walbrook Building, 25 Walbrook, London EC4N 8AF
Nearest tubes: Bank or Cannon Street
TIME 18:30 for 19:00
COST Members £25 Members guests (non-INSEAD) £35
REFRESHMENTS Wine and canapés

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