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The Fast and the Autonomous: A Discussion with Innovators on the Self-Driving Future

  • Perkins Coie LLP 3150 Porter Drive Palo Alto, CA (map)


YPE - Panel on Autonomous Vehicles

With recent developments in AI, sensing and computing technologies, an automated, intelligent mobility future seems closer than ever. However, we have also seen incidents with current self-driving car experiments. Some industry veterans also remain cautious about the prospects. As investments pour in, partnerships form, and new unicorn startups emerge, what's next for autonomous vehicles? Join YPE on March 14th to find out! #YPE_AV


Young Professionals in Energy is honored to host a stellar group of panelists from key industry players. We will discuss developments, opportunities and challenges in the future of mobility. Confirmed guests include:

  • David Silver, Head of Self-Driving Cars at Udacity

  • Wolfgang Juchmann, VP of Sales & Business Development at AutonomouStuff, LLC

  • Tony Cannestra, Director of Corporate Ventures at DENSO

  • Shaojing Li, Engineering Manager, Level 5, Self-Driving Division at Lyft

  • Joel Pazhayampallil, Co-Founder of


  • Latest tech: where are we at? How do you see the industry evolve in the next 6 months? 3 years? 10 years?

  • Industry dynamics: how do rising startups and incumbent giants collaborate and compete with each other in the race to autonomy?

  • Use cases / business models: the car drives itself. Now what?

  • Team / Talent: what does it take to make it happen? Where do you find them? How do we build a more diverse talent pool in mobility tech?

  • Users: regulation, safety and adoption


  • 6 - 6:30pm: check-in, refreshments, and networking

  • 6:45 - 7:45pm: panel discussion

  • 7:45 - 8pm: Q&A

  • 8 - 8:30pm: networking and closing

Special Thanks to Perkins Coie for providing the venue!

*Refunds not available at this time. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer the ticket to another name.*

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