Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Mark Mills vs. Rosario Fortugno
Between now & 2035, electric vehicles in the consumer market will likely disappoint environmentalists by remaining a product bought mainly by the well-heeled minority.
For the affirmative:
Mark Mills is a Manhattan Institute senior fellow, a faculty fellow at Northwestern University's engineering school, & partner in Montrose Lane, an energy-tech venture fund. He is author of the book The Cloud Revolution: How the Convergence of New Technologies Will Unleash the Next Economic Boom & a Roaring 2020s, (2021), & previously: Digital Cathedrals, (2020), Work in The Age of Robots (2018), & The Bottomless Well, (2006). He served as chairman & CTO of ICx Technologies helping take it public (2007). Earlier Mark served in the Reagan White House Science Office, & prior to that was an experimental physicist & development engineer in microprocessors & fiber optics.
For the negative:
Rosario Fortugno has extensive experience in electric vehicles, sustainable transportation, & autonomy. As CEO of InOrbis, he helped develop innovative technologies for electric vehicle fleet management, showcasing smart mobility's potential, while also demonstrating proficiency in the fields of autonomous vehicles & machine learning. Rosario is an advocate of the power of free market innovation, & market-driven adoption of electric vehicles. With experience in the mining & energy industries, he brings a unique perspective to the challenges facing sustainable transportation, & a commitment to finding practical solutions. With his substantial experience, technical understanding of autonomy & machine learning, & dedication to sustainability, Rosario Fortugno is a persuasive advocate for the accelerated adoption of electric vehicles.
About the Event:
The Sheen Center
18 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
6:00 PM: Doors Open
6:30 PM: Meeting Convenes
Gene Epstein & Hisako Kobayashi's Apartment
55 Great Jones Street
8:00 PM: Doors Open
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