2021 Global Briefing: Mobility + Autonomous Vehicle Trends

Dentons Global Venture Technology Group hosted a comprehensive briefing on what to expect in global autonomous vehicle innovation in 2021. Hear from global leaders driving the agenda as they discuss the opportunities and challenges facing this next-gen technology and its strategic adoption worldwide.

Over a series of fast paced discussions we explored some of the most pressing questions at the intersection of technology, regulation and capital raising. 


Welcome | 11:00 a.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. GMT

  • Victor H. Boyajian | Global Chair, Venture Technology and Emerging Growth Companies, Dentons (NY / SF)

The way of the future | 11:10 a.m. ET / 4:10 p.m. GMT

  • Parimal Kopardekar | Director, NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (SF)
  • Erik Nordlander | General Partner, GV (NY)
  • Kasper Sage |Partner, BMW i Ventures (Silicon Valley)
  • Kanu Gulati | Principal, Khosla Ventures (Silicon Valley)
  • Sven Beiker |CEO, Silicon Valley Mobility and Lecturer, Stanford (Silicon Valley)

Going after opportunities in the new frontier: what excites venture capital |
11:45 a.m. ET / 4:45 p.m. GMT

  • Tess Hatch | Vice President, Bessemer Venture Partners (Silicon Valley)
  • Rayfe Gaspar-Asaoka |Principal, Canaan Partners (Silicon Valley)
  • Thomas Andrae |Managing Partner, Linden Capital (Berlin)
  • Olaf Sakkers | Partner, Maniv Mobility (Tel Aviv)

A view from the driver’s seat: managing through challenges |
12:15 p.m. ET / 5:15 p.m. GMT

  • Vitaly Ponomarev |Founder and CEO, WayRay (Zurich)
  • Vinayak Nagpal | CEO and Co-founder, Zendar (Berkeley)
  • Sandeep Kar | CSO, Fleet Complete (Toronto)
  • Daniel Beaven |CFO, Carnegie Robotics (Pittsburgh)
  • Alon Podhurst | CEO, DriveU.auto (Tel Aviv)


  • Victor H. Boyajian | Global Chair, Venture Technology and
    Emerging Growth Companies, Dentons (NY / SF)
  • With comments throughout on global policy developments from Eric J. Tanenblatt | Global Chair, Public Policy & Regulation, Dentons (Washington, DC)

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