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CEO, Kitty Hawk Corporation & Chairman, Co-Founder of Udacity Sebastian Thrun

Sebastian Thrun
From the First Self-Driving Cars to the Future of Flying Cars
CEO, Kitty Hawk Corporation & Chairman / Co-Founder of Udacity
Wednesday, August 28 | 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | Mission City Ballroom 

When will self-driving cars really be part of the everyday transportation system? Does our future hold a true potential for flying cars? Join us at the first keynote of this inaugural event as Sebastian Thrun details where we are, and where we need to be, to reach Level 5 autonomy.

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Society of Automotive Engineers President Paul Mascarenas

SAE Keynote Panel
Setting the Standard in Transformational Technologies
Moderator: Paul Mascarenas, SAE International President
Wednesday, August 28 | 2:05 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Mission City Ballroom

Discover what's new and notable at the Society of Automotive Engineers keynote panel. Subject matter experts will demystify the standards development process, break down emerging models that improve technology development, and cover topics including autonomous, ADAS, cybersecurity, and more. Panelist details coming soon.

Space Systems Engineer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Elena Adams

Elena Adams
Earth Strikes Back with the Double Asteroid Redirection Test
Space Systems Engineer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Thursday, August 29 | 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | Mission City Ballroom

Asteroids, comets, and other particles lurk in our solar system and pose a serious threat. Elena Adams will discuss NASA’s first planetary defense mission — the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) — set with onboard cameras and autonomous navigation software to guide itself into the asteroid “Didymos” at nearly 15,000 miles per hour.

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Ganssle Group President Jack Ganssle, Beningo Embedde Group President Jacob Beningo

Jack Ganssle & Jacob Beningo
30 Years of Embedded Systems: 
A Fireside Chat with Jack Ganssle & Jacob Beningo

Jack Ganssle, President at The Ganssle Group
Jacob Beningo, President at Beningo Embedded Group
Thursday, August 29 | 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. | Mission City Ballroom

Celebrating 30 years of ESC in Silicon Valley, Jack Ganssle and Jacob Beningo will discuss the major embedded systems milestones since 1989 and speculate on what’s to come in the next three decades.

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