The GO-NV Highway for Innovation will be a dynamic gathering of leaders and entrepreneurs addressing the future of urban mobility. Sit down with public decision makers, private companies and mobility investors. Discuss how cities are changing to cope with mobility disruptions at a faster pace than ever before. Gain insight to the technical challenges, lessons learned as first adopters, and how they evaluate and implement emerging technologies within their organizations. A selection of some of the most exciting international startups looking to bring these services to a city near you will present before a panel of industry experts to determine the most promising technology for the region of Nevada and beyond.
Keynote Speaker : “Building a Crystal Ball”
Highway 101: First Adopters - This panel will include representatives from the private, public and investor. Discussion will focus on what technologies will disrupt mobility, how to work with governments to prepare infrastructure for the 21st century. What innovation platforms suppliers and consumers of mobility services have to evaluate, validate and pilot new technologies as well as the internal and external resources that they leverage. Further, what is the role of financing to support pilots/projects that have been successful and/or that are needed.
International Startup Pitching 5 + 5 format
Roadway 201: Tech Pitch Shortlisted technologies will be brought before a panel representing high-level expertise in mobility technology in an interactive and fast paced style format to determine the most promising technologies for this region and beyond. These startup technologies will demonstrate excellence in three key areas: uniqueness, business potential and long-term vision.
“Meet the Startups” Networking
There will be a lot more innovative startups in the room so time for network provides the opportunity to rub shoulders with peers, investors and potential customers.
Dan Langford, Innovation Director | Center for Advanced Mobility, State of Nevada
Damien Patton, Founder and CEO | Banjo
Damien Patton is the Founder/CEO of Banjo, the mobile technology that provides real time content discovery by location across all major social networks. He leads the product development and technology strategy, resulting in a global presence with over 3.5 million users in just 17 months. Under Damien’s leadership, Banjo’s patented mobile location technology has received multiple awards.
Session Moderator: Leith Martin,
Executive Director, Center for Entrepre-neurship | University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Danielle Alexander, General Manager | Jaguar Land Rover Incubator
Dave Berlin, Director, Digital Business Development | Castrol innoVentures
Scott A. Burnell, Global Lead, Bus Dev & Partner Mgmt | Ford Motor Company
Tina Quigley, General Manager | Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
The Nevada Center for Advanced Mobility (Nevada CAM) is bringing together industry, government and academia to develop and deploy policy standards and technology around advanced mobility solutions. This project is a joint project with the Nevada Department of Transportation, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada and
the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Axis Innovation is a boutique advisory firm connecting startups with investors and business partners globally, and behind over 30 international events in 10 countries. Axis Innovation is partnering with Nevada CAM to find European technology companies that can take the Nevada CAM challenge to new levels.