Dan Grossman has extensive experience successfully developing and transforming companies to achieve breakthrough results, competitive advantage and shareholder value. He has been a part of pioneering five global brands, three successful public offerings and has launched more than 100 new markets. Dan is currently Vice President, Global Microtransit Services at Ford Motor Company.
Prior to that Dan was the Chief Operations Officer for General Motors’ mobility team Maven, which he pioneered the creation of in September 2015. As COO, Dan launched and managed all new vehicle sharing and shared mobility business globally and over the first 2 years, he and his team launched 18 new markets with 6,500 cars and had more than 200MM miles driven over the company’s three mobility platforms.
Prior to joining Maven, Dan served as Vice President at Zipcar where he launched and led more than 60 markets and 4,000+ cars in the US and Canada with w/ direct P-L ownership for all operations.
Steven Atneosen is the Managing Director of Grand Chasm Ventures and helps early stage technology companies grow and legacy companies innovate in the sustainability, mobility and health industries with a focus on AI and distributed systems/blockchain. His career spans over 20 years’ growing disruptive technology companies in the mobility, health and gaming industries as leadership in the C-suite. He also serves as a mentor at StartX (Stanford) and SkyDeck (Berkeley) accelerators.
From 2016 to September 2018, he was Vice President of Corporate Development for a division of NIO, the Shanghai based electric mobility company, and led business and product strategy for XPT, culminating in NIO’s IPO (NYSE: NIO). Prior to NIO, Steven was SVP, Corporate Development, General Counsel and Secretary for StayWell Health Management, accountable for StayWell’s product and partner strategy until StayWell was merged with Krames and later acquired by Merck.
Sharad is a highly accomplished Senior Executive and Board Advisor with 17 years of success in transit, motor coach charter, bus manufacturing, healthcare, and consumer packaged goods (CPG). His broad areas of expertise include strategic planning; operations management; business analysis and planning; P&L and financial management; lead gen; sales operations and management; process improvement; change management; supply chain; transportation network carriers (TNC); and fleet management.
In his executive career, Sharad has held leadership positions at FirstGroup; First Transit; Bus and Coach International; Pronaia Capital; Windy City Limousines LLC; TMS-Qatar; Colonial Coach Lines; JRS Companies; and General Mills. He is a strategy-active executive using emerging technology and alternative business models to drive effective innovation, cost savings, market segmentation, partnerships, operations, workforce structures, procurement, sales, revenue generation, and rapid growth. As Group Director of Innovation of a $10B passenger transportation company, Sharad led immediate and long term autonomous vehicle (AV) strategy to verify and implement the technology profitably for commercial and public passenger transport solutions – while building, expanding, and strengthening strategic partnerships for AV applications across paratransit, student transport, and numerous mobility startup companies.
Sharad joined Easy Mile in April 2018 as Senior Vice President to lead the talented and team deploying driverless 15 passenger shuttles across North America.
Vienna Harvey works in the School of Autonomous Systems at Udacity, where she is responsible for managing the company's self-driving car. In addition to working on new content for Udacity, Vienna also works directly with students of Udacity's Self-Driving Car Nanodegree Program to provide support and guidance and appears in videos to speak about the School of Autonomous Systems and Udacity's self-driving car. Vienna received her BA in Science, Technology, and Society from Stanford University, where she wrote an award-winning honors thesis on the role of ethics in the design and regulation of self-driving cars.