KEYNOTE SPEAKERs

CHRIS GERDES
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
Director Revs Program at Stanford, Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS)

Chris Gerdes is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. His laboratory studies how cars move, how humans drive cars and how to design future cars that work cooperatively with the driver or drive themselves. Vehicles in the lab include X1, an entirely student-built test vehicle; Shelley, an automated Audi TT-S that can lap a racetrack as quickly as an expert driver; and MARTY, an electrified DeLorean capable of controlled drifts.

From February 2016 to January 2017, Chris served as the first Chief Innovation Officer at the United States Department of Transportation. In this role, he worked with Secretary Anthony Foxx to foster the culture of innovation across the department and find ways to support transportation innovation taking place both inside and outside of government. He continues to serve U.S. DOT as Vice Chair of the Federal Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation. 

FERRAN SORIANO
Chief Executive Officer, City Football Group and Manchester City Football Club

Born in Barcelona, Ferran has more than 20 years of business experience in ten countries, in the industries of consumer goods, telecommunications, aviation and football.

He served at Futbol Club Barcelona as Vice-Chairman and CEO for the period 2003-2008 and is credited with playing a major role in the transformation of the club. 

Ferran negotiated deals with some of the sport’s most high profile players, including football superstars like Ronaldinho and Lionel Messi and led on some of the most significant TV and merchandising deals in the industry, including a ground-breaking non-profit making shirt deal with UNICEF.

Author of a book published in more than ten countries and languages – ‘Goal: The Ball Doesn’t Go In By Chance’-, Ferran is married with two daughters and lives in Manchester.


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