Join us for a special conversation with Raj Kapoor, Lyft's Chief Strategy Officer, & John Viera, Ford's Global Director of Sustainability & Vehicle Environmental Matters, hosted by Pedram Mokrian, an Adjunct Professor in Civil & Environmental Engineering at Stanford University.
Kapoor focuses on autonomous (self-driving) business opportunities & new business at Lyft. Prior, he helped create the first interactive networked media applications including VOD & interactive TV, co-founded & ran HP-acquired online photo service Snapfish, invested in companies at the Mayfield Fund & ran the fitness network fit mob.
Viera focuses on global sustainable business plans, environmental regulations & evaluating environmental performance. In his more than 30 years at Ford, he's worked across planning, engineering & manufacturing to develop Ford's first natural gas pickup truck, serve as Chief Engineer for Ford's compact picks ups & full size SUVs & to actively support the Product Development arm of the Ford African Ancestry Network.
Mokrian examines how new technologies (connected devices, mobile, software systems), analytics (big data stack), & new business models (consumer marketplaces, product driven services) can disrupt large incumbent markets such as energy, manufacturing, logistics, education & commerce.
The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series is supported by the venture capital firm DFJ.