Independent Executive Consultant + Startup Advisor(May 2019 - Till Now)
Silicon Valley, CA, United States
Mohammed Ansari recently left LG Electronics’s Silicon Valley Lab where he was the GM & SVP for 4 years to join an AI enabled IoT startup as the CTO. The startup is leveraging AI and IoT data to build a white label B2B service platform. At LG, He was responsible for creating new software components and solutions to benefit the company’s diverse portfolio of products and services. In that role, he led several teams that worked on software platforms, cloud services, applied and research oriented AI/ML and an innovation incubation team. The Silicon Valley lab was also responsible to create new technology IP utilizing its internal research capabilities and in partnership with academia. The lab’s focus on innovation was also enabled and accelerated by partnering with 3rd parties who complemented LG’s internal strengths and scale. Mohammed also served as one of the spokesperson of LG’s AI strategy. During his 23 years of experience, Mohammed has held various positions leading technology teams in Ericsson, SonyEricsson, Virgin Mobile and Sony Mobile. In addition, he has had a career in consulting in the wireless and mobile communication segment. Mohammed holds a Bachelor and Masters degrees in Electrical engineering from the City University of New York. He also holds 3 granted and one pending patent..
Chief Product Officer at CARMERA(Oct 2016 - Till Now)
Seattle, United States
Ethan Sorrelgreen is the Chief Product Officer at CARMERA, a road intelligence platform specializing in high definition, regenerative maps for the world's technology and safety leaders in autonomous driving. Prior to CARMERA, he was an engineering leader at Amazon Maps and Apple Maps, managing large teams to build and release new versions of their global map products. Before that, he was a data engineer and key force in the emergence of NextBus, a mapping startup focused on predictions for public transit systems. Ethan studied Astronomy and Physics, with a research focus on pulsars, at Haverford College. He lives in Seattle with his family.
Founder & CEO(Jan 2016 - Till Now)
Seattle, United States
Diane Lansinger is the CEO and Founder of SEEVA Technologies, an early stage venture-backed startup that creates sensor cleaning solutions to solve a mission-critical problem for automated driving systems: helping vehicles see better in real-world environmental conditions like mud, snow, freezing rain and bugs. She is a co-inventor on three of SEEVA's patent applications.
Diane grew up in Detroit, where she learned to drive a stick shift at age 14. The daughter of an automotive engineer who holds dozens of patents, Diane founded SEEVA after seeing an opportunity to apply one of her father's patents to the problem of how automotive vehicles will need their cameras, LiDAR and other sensors to operate in extreme climate conditions in order to enable automated driving systems in increasing levels of autonomy, and eventually fully self-driving vehicles, to enter the market at scale.
Diane has founded three companies: SEEVA, a consumer goods e-commerce company, and a recruiting consulting company whose clients were startups in Seattle and the Bay Area. Diane grew her leadership skills at Microsoft, where she built out engineering recruiting businesses and managed international technical recruiting teams to support over 300 product groups.
Head of Autonomous Mobility(August 2016 - Till Now)
Washington DC, United States
Avery excels in public policy, product development and strategic partnership roles in environments where forced to think quickly, act decisively and rewarded for creativity. This includes his success in roles at the world's largest business organization, North America's largest motorist organization, on Capitol Hill and in a fast-paced startup environment.
Currently Avery serves as Head of Autonomous Mobility at INRIX, the global leader in connected car services and intelligent movement. He oversees the company’s development of automated vehicle and new mobility products, leads public engagement on mobility and smart cities topics, and manages the company’s policy presence in Washington, D.C. Avery provides critical thought leadership to INRIX as it relates to investments supporting driverless vehicle technologies, industry standards and government policies, and has established a multitude of key strategic partnerships for the company.
Avery currently serves on the executive working group of the World Economic Forum's initiative on the Future of Urban and Autonomous Mobility, co-chairs the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Technology Engagement Center's workgroup on autonomous vehicles, and sits on the board of directors at CulturalDC making local space for art In Washington D.C. Avery has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Electric Drive Transportation Association, the C3 Group’s Connected Car Council and Board of Advisors for the Fuels Institute. He is a frequent speaker and recognized expert on issues surrounding automated, connected and electric vehicles.
Jose De Oliveira
Architect for Autonomous Vehicles, AI @ Unity Technologies(May 2017 - Till Now)
Seattle, United States
Jose has 20 + years of industry, having worked at IBM, Microsoft, and Uber prior to joining Unity as the lead engineer for autonomous vehicles. He has always worked in forward-looking technologies throughout his career, in areas such as real-time communications, telecommunications, and enterprise security systems. At Microsoft, he led the delivery of the first SmartScreen anti-phishing solution for Internet Explorer 7, drove the paid search relevance models for mobile devices at Bing Ads, and developed geospatial systems at Bing Maps. He continued that work after joining Uber Maps in 2015. In 2017 he joined the AI team at Unity, focusing on industrial initiatives and AV simulations. He's based out of Bellevue, WA.
Sr Manager, IoT, Advanced Mobility (Autonomous Vehicles, Aviation, Robotics)(March 2018 - Till Now)
Bellevue, United States
-Partnership management, business development, and managing global teams
- Tenured emerging technology manager: Autonomous Vehicles (AV), Connected Car, Drones (UAV), Robotics, Smart Homes, Smart Utilities, Internet of Everything
- B2B Vendor and alliance management
- Product development/strategy
- Experience in start-up companies to Fortune 20 companies
Global Automotive Sales and Business Development Manager(Feb 2017 - Till Now)
San Francisco Bay Area, United States
Vidya Devarasetty joined Velodyne Lidar in 2017 and currently serves as a Global Automotive Sales and Business Development Manager.
Vidya has more than 15 years of experience in Engineering, Program Management, Sales, and Business Development and has worked on cutting edge products in enterprise, consumer, and autonomous industries. Vidya comes to Velodyne from Nvidia, where she was responsible for leading the data labeling program. Before Nvidia, Vidya was a founding member of a startup company, which got acquired by Seagate.
Vidya holds a Masters degree in Engineering from San Jose State University and a Masters degree in Public and Personnel Management from Osmania University.