John Krafcik, Waymo CEO, will keynote the CES 2019 Leaders in Technology (LIT) Dinner, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced.
The annual invite-only LIT Dinner, held this year on Jan. 9, hosts over 600 policymakers, top technologists and entrepreneurs.
Waymo is a self-driving technology company, and Krafcik will discuss the latest applications and the future of mobility within the industry.
“John is revolutionizing the transportation industry through innovative solutions in self-
driving that bring greater reliability and safety to our cars, roads and cities,” said Gary Shapiro, CTA president/CEO. “John and his team are committed to providing affordable and
sustainable transportation to citizens around the world, increasing greater access to schools and jobs and improving lives. We’re thrilled to have him join us at this year’s Leaders in Technology Dinner and look forward to hearing his vision for the future of our roads.”
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Under Krafcik, Google’s self-driving car project became Waymo, an independent Alphabet Inc. company. Since then, Waymo has test-driven the world’s first fleet of self-driving vehicles on public roads without a driver at the wheel, completed 10 million autonomous miles, and partnered with Jaguar Land Rover, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Lyft, Avis, AutoNation and more, said CTA.
Prior to Waymo, Krafcik was president/CEO of Hyundai Motor America and the chief engineer for the Ford Expedition.
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