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Keith Coleman

Keith Coleman is Chief Strategy Officer at the Tesla Foundation, a science and technology think tank focused on all things autonomous. An entrepreneur and activist in the field of governmental affairs, Keith’s role drives strategy that examines the collaborative nexus between policy and innovation. His responsibilities include shaping a software and educational mentorship narrative that invents and utilizes combinations of data and education to supercharge human potential for invention.

Thiago Ramos

Thiago Ramos dos Santos is the Executive Director of Brazil’s National Transportation Agency, CNT, in Europe. He was director of the SENAI Institute of Innovation in Embedded Systems, in Brazil, focused on the development of software, hardware and user interaction alternatives for the creation of smart devices and solutions, and he was previously director of three different regional and national innovation facilities in the manufacturing sector of Brazil. He has been recognized by HEC Paris for his development of novel business model models. He has a Ph.D.

Patrick Johnson

Patrick is a VP at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) in San Francisco where he partners with venture-backed startups and their investors by providing targeted financial services, market insights, strategic solutions and expertise to help founders build their businesses and accelerate growth. Previously, Patrick was a management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton based out of Washington, DC, Singapore and San Francisco where he led diverse projects for Fortune 500s, public-sector and non-profit clients around the world.

Shameek Ganguly

Shameek is a third year Mechanical Engineering (ME) PhD candidate with the Stanford Robotics Lab. Under the supervision of Prof. Oussama Khatib, he is investigating the accuracy and computational aspects of physics-based interaction models used to simulate robots and their environments. His broader interests span automation in unstructured workspaces, and shared autonomy between human experts and robots. Before joining the Robotics Lab, he worked at Apple Inc.

Xiao Wang

Founder & CEO of AeoShape. Graduated from Peking University and holding an MBA degree from R.H Smith Business School of U. Maryland. He founded the company in 2013 which is dedicated for services in Smart City and Smart Community field. Xiao has 10+ years consulting experiences in business and IT. He worked for Accenture and Federal government as program manager before, and successfully managed multi-million dollar projects for emerging technology applications.

Ross Israel

Ross co-founded Global Infrastructure (GI) in early 2006. He provides overall leadership to the team and has oversight of all the team’s investment. Ross is a member of the GI Investment Committee; the Clients, Investments and Assets Committee, and Operating Committee. As well as his Global Infrastructure responsibilities, Ross is a member of QIC’s Executive Committee. He has more than 24 years of experience in the field of corporate finance and funds management with specialist skills in infrastructure, capital raisings and M&A.

Lynn Hildemann

Lynn's current research areas include the sources and dispersion of indoor aerosols, the physicochemical properties of organic aerosols, and assessment of human exposure to PM. Prof. Hildemann received BS, MS, and PhD degrees in environmental engineering science from the California Institute of Technology. She is an author on >80 peer-reviewed publications, including three with over 700 citations each, and another 16 with over 100 citations each. She has been honored with Young Investigator Awards from NSF and ONR, the Kenneth T.

Fu-Kuo Chang

Professor Chang's primary research interest is in the areas of multi-functional materials and intelligent structures with particular emphases on structural health monitoring, intelligent self-sensing diagnostics, and integrated health management for space and aircraft structures as well safety-critical assets and medical devices.

William Rudnick

Bill counsels and represents entrepreneurial clients, advising on legal and business issues, including capital structure and deal structure, capital formation, recapitalization and workout, transaction strategy, growth strategy, corporate governance, litigation strategy, and strategic planning, and technology. Bill serves clients across various sectors, including Real Estate, Financial Services, Entertainment and Media, Technology, Construction, Energy and Clean Tech, and Healthcare. Bill has served in numerous leadership roles at the firm, including Managing Partner of t

Andrew Linn

Andy is Director of Cyber and General Manager for Products at Booz Allen Hamilton focused on the delivery of Cyber solutions across Federal and Commercial clients. In this role, he is responsible for the development and delivery of next generation service offerings that integrate Booz Allen’s leading Cyber, Engineering, Systems Development (e.g.


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