George Blankenship - Former VP Worldwide Retail - Tesla Motors
As the former VP of Worldwide Retail at Tesla Motors, George oversaw expansions of showrooms across the United States, Europe and Asia at a pivotal time for the company, and played a key role in Tesla’s history. He shares stories about his time at Tesla, describes his early interactions with TMC, and provides his perspective on the Masterplan Part Deux.
Annie Lien - Autonomous Driving & ADAS Expert | CMO - Perrone Robotics
The autonomous driving scene has evolved in the last ten years since the DARPA Challenge days. Traditional automakers and suppliers are now competing against and/or partnering with non-traditional auto companies such as Google, Baidu, and small, nimble startups. The competitive landscape, the consumer perspective, and policy and legal matters have all gone through some major transformations in the past decade, and will continue to go through even more changes in the coming years. Today we are at a crossroads in autonomous driving, there are essentially two paths to follow… which path would you take?
Lex Fridman - Machine Learning, Intelligent Vehicle Systems, MIT
Lex's group at MIT is running a new research study that analyzes advanced vehicle technology use in naturalistic driving. To date they have instrumented 6 Tesla Model S vehicles with cameras and other sensors capturing not only the external world but driver state and vehicle state as well. Their goal is to instrument over two dozen Tesla vehicles by the end of the year, recording and analyzing driver interaction with Autopilot over thousands of miles. His talk will use many short video demonstrations to show how they use computer vision and deep learning approaches to extract essential information about the driver, the car, and the external world during Autopilot use.
Ira Ehrenpreis - Founder - DBL Partners | Tesla Board Member
Ira surveys the key areas of investment and innovation in the Energy Industry, including the role that Tesla is playing.
Small group discussions over lunch. Each 10 person table has a designated topic of discussion led by a facilitator. Lunch buffet provided. Seating at your topic of choice is on a first come first served basis.
Martine Rothblatt - Futurist Author | CEO - United Therapeutics Corporation (UTHR)
Dr. Rothblatt discusses how her passion for Tesla Motors cars have inspired her to design an electric powered aerial transportation system for the delivery of manufactured organs for transplantation throughout the United States.
Mark Gemmell - CEO Electric GT
Electric GT is the Worlds first Championship for GT-class production electric cars. 10 teams and 20 race-prepared Tesla Model S's with drivers from all around the World will compete in the first season starting on the 25th of March 2017 on the Barcelona F1 circuit. In this talk Mark will describe for the first time in public details of the race format and of the car preparations. He will analyze its behavior on the track compared to a standard car, how they have dealt with thermal issues, and other changes they have made to make this a great race car and a great racing experience for everyone.
Rob Neary & Phil Sadow - Respectively: Group Manager, Infrastructure Services - Avanade | Consulting Engineer (EE/ME) - Ingineerix Inc.
While most manufacturers share basic technical information required to service their vehicles, Tesla has been largely reluctant to do so. This hasn't stopped individuals like Rob Neary and Phil Sadow from studying the vehicles and learning how to diagnose and service them. Rob Neary has learned how to read the car's CAN bus to help monitor and enhance the usage of your vehicle. Phil Sadow has dug deep into the car's hardware, and used that knowledge to help repair over 50 vehicles. Rob and Phil will share their knowledge and experience gained from working with Tesla vehicles.
Chelsea Sexton & Chad Schwitters - Respectively: Consulting Producer - Revenge of the Electric Car EV Expert | Former President - Plug in America
Chelsea Sexton will be joined by Chad Schwitters, former president of Plugin America, to discuss the state of the automotive market. Manufacturers make product decisions based on many factors, including demand, dealer reaction, regulatory environment, etc. Tesla is doing things very differently, producing a compelling EV product that other companies are failing to compete with. So why do other EVs still look funny, have limited range, lack DC charging infrastructure, are oddly marketed, and often only sold in limited geographical areas?
Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Atlantis’s new Tesla Superchargers and a chance to interact with the Tesla-curious public.