December Salon: Tuesday, December 18, 6:30pm
(Come for a drink and visiting at 6:00)
Here’s George Jetson:
Our Automotive Future
When some of us older folks were young, George Jetson, the reknowned futurist and prognosticator, presented a world beyond 1962 where the future was focused on flying cars, cities in the sky, robots and spaceships, and all of the promises of automation.
What happened to this future? Why have we not progressed was quickly as expected in the last 50 plus years? What is the future of automated, self driving, and autonomous vehicles and transportation? Come join us for the December salon to learn more about the future of transportation and the automobile.
This is a very special salon, as we have secured two internationally known experts on the future of the automobile and mobility.
Chief Technology Officer
International Transportation Innovation Center (ITIC)
Chief Digital Officer,
Michelin North America
Eric Chaniot is a dynamic and seasoned innovator, who has been in the technology business for over 20 years.
He began his career at Apple Inc. in the mid 90’s, and was responsible for the first wireless notebook. He then left to build on his expertise at another technology power player, Hewlett-Packard Company, where he created many products and product lines and ran businesses in networking, personal computing, software and printing. With many successful product lines, he helped generate hundreds of millions of dollars for the company. After Eric left HP, he created an Internet start-up in Europe called Internet Word of Mouth, iWoM. The premise of this start-up was to make Internet ratings and reviews more reliable, by using proprietary technology.
After growing his entrepreneurial expertise and learning how to develop and run a start-up company, he moved to the United States and created Tire Intelligence, a data and software start-up. This company enabled tire manufacturers, tire distributors and tire dealers to manage their businesses more efficiently and to drastically improve their presence on the Internet.
In June 2015, Eric sold Tire Intelligence and became the Chief Digital Officer of Michelin. At Michelin, Eric is responsible for accelerating the worldwide Michelin Digital Transformation.
Admission is free, but registration is required.
Cash Bar at 6:00 for networking and relationship building. Program begins promptly at 6:30.
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