The Future of Transportation Speakers



Karl Iagnemma

Title: CEO

Company: NuTonomy

A world-renowned expert in robotics and automotive technology, Karl Iagnemma is CEO of nuTonomy Inc., the leading developer of state-of-the-art software systems for self-driving cars, which he co-founded in 2013.

He was previously a Principal Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where since 2006 he directed the Robotic Mobility Group. Karl’s research findings have been applied to passenger vehicle safety systems, robotic surgery, and Mars surface exploration, among other domains. Karl has conducted collaborative research with many private companies and federal government agencies, including Ford Motor Company, Nissan Motor Company, the NASA Mars Program Office, DARPA, the U.S. Army, and Samsung Electronics.He holds a B.S. from the University of Michigan, where he graduated summa cum laude, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow. Karl is also a published author of fiction whose work has been translated into eight languages. He is the author of the 2007 novel, The Expeditions, and a collection of short stories, On the Nature of Human Romantic Interaction.



Sid Misra

Title: CEO

Company: Perceptiva Automata

Sid Misra (HBS ’13) is founder and CEO of Perceptive Automata. He leads a team of neuroscience, cognitive science, and computer vision experts who created the next-generation behavior and neuroscience-driven AI enabling autonomous vehicles to negotiate human interactions. They are developing critical technology for the large-scale rollout of self-driving cars into densely populated cities. Sid spent most of his pre-MBA career building telecommunications and internet startups. After business school, he wrote 7 HBS cases with Professors Joe Lassiter and Bill Sahlman prior to beginning an Entrepreneur-In-Residence position as a Blavatnik Fellow at Harvard that led to his current venture. Sid also has a BS in Electrical Engineering and a BA in Economics from Columbia University.