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Ubiquitous Autonomous Vehicles: Upending Industries – Unlocking Entrepreneurial Opportunities

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Autonomous vehicles bring widespread innovation and entrepreneurial opportunity.

As we shift gears to autonomous vehicles, how will society’s concept of mobility change? Which products and business models will rise? Which will fade away? What role will clean technologies play? 

On Tuesday, February 6, the MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) of Cambridge will bring together some of the foremost thought leaders in the sector to discuss how AVs are likely to upend industries and unlock entrepreneurial opportunities. Panelists will address key questions such as: what are the implications of smart technology for vehicles and road systems? How will artificial intelligence and data analytics fit into the picture? Who will provide the financial backing?

Moderated by BostInno Staff Writer, Dylan Martin, the panelists include:

  • Dr. Christopher Borroni-Bird, Founder of Afreecar LLC; Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab
  • Chris Cheever, Founder and Partner, Fontinalis Partners (Boston office)
  • Chris Thomas, Founder and Partner, Fontinalis Partners (Detroit office); nuTonomy Board Member until its October 2017 acquisition by Delphi 
  • Dr. Jessika Trancik, Principal Investigator, Trancik Lab, Associate Professor in the Institute for Data, Systems and Society (IDSS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Augustin Wegscheider, Principal, Boston Consulting Group; Project Manager, Future of Urban & Autonomous Mobility, World Economic Forum


MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge


MIT Stata Center, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA, US

Earlier Event: February 1
Insuring Autonomous Vehicles 2018
Later Event: February 9
Driverless cars: on a road to nowhere