The world’s leading automotive alliance, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, is spending a billion dollars over the next five years investing in technology-focused mobility startups. François Dossa, says that they are investing in technologies that will make the mobility of the future.
The CEO of Sparrho says that their approach which combines artificial intelligence and 400,000 Ph.D.’s delivers scientific data to companies helping them back up their marketing messages.
Microsoft wants people to know that that they consider it their civic responsibility to provide the very best technology possible to the United States military. Microsoft President Brad Smith says that we want this country, especially the people who serve this country to know that we at Microsoft have their back.
Digitalization is not something that’s coming, this is something that already exists, says Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan. He says that 25 percent of their sales are done on digital. Moynihan says his goal is to bring the whole banking system to the digital age to make it more efficient for customers.
The Lamborghini Terzo Millennio is a futuristic electric super sports car that is being researched in collaboration with MIT says Automobili Lamborghini Chief Technical Officer Maurizio Reggiani. He said that one of the key technologies that they are collaborating on is a carbon fiber body panel and chassis that will incorporate battery storage.
DiDi will be one of the frontrunners in autonomous vehicle technology development says Henry Liu, VP and Chief Scientist for DiDi Smart Transportation Initiatives. Liu says DiDi is unique in that it is not just an Internet company and not just an AI company but also is a transportation company.
The CEO of Accenture North America, Julie Sweet, says that they are still seeing a very continued big focus by companies on digital transformation. The problem is that there are not enough workers with the right skills.
Raycatch Founder Michael Goldstein says that his VC backed software startup is using artificial intelligence to bring significant efficiencies to solar projects all over the world. Their DeepSolar solution captures data, does an AI-powered analysis, and then provides action items.
The co-founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, says that every business is going to have to be a software business. “Our beliefs still remains that every business is going to have to be a software business in some way, shape, or form.”
The Co-Founder & former CEO of Siri, Dag Kittlaus, says that he “would have liked to see Siri evolve to doing more things, greater capabilities to become a bigger part of your life.” Siri was acquired by Apple in 2010.