Austin Brown is the Executive Director of the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, the Environment, and the Economy. The Policy Institute acts as a bridge between scientific researchers and decision-makers to deliver credible, relevant, and timely information and analysis—assisting and informing the policymaking process in Sacramento, Washington, D.C., and internationally. Dr. Brown was formerly the Assistant Director for Clean Energy and Transportation in the Obama White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy. Dr. Brown holds a B.S. in Physics from Harvey Mudd College and a PhD. in Biophysics from Stanford University.
Based at the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in San Francisco, Emily Castor Warren leads the World Economic Forum's global policy work on autonomous vehicles. She recently joined the Forum after several years at Lyft, where she was a pioneer in the formation of the ridehailing industry and its relationship to the broader transportation system, serving most recently as Senior Director of Transportation Policy. She is a widely consulted expert on ridehailing platforms and their behavioral, environmental, and infrastructure impacts, and speaks frequently on the convergence of on-demand mobility services with public transport, energy systems, and automation. She holds an M.P.A. in Public Finance from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego.
Scott Mauvais is the Director of Technology and Innovation at Microsoft. He works with local leaders and policy influencers to implement technology into real world system to make cities a better place to live, work, and innovate. Prior to working with Microsoft Cities he was the Director of the Microsoft Technology Center. He now serves on the national boards of Upwardly Global, the City Innovate Foundation, and the Urban Age Institute, and Co- owns The WELL. His interests include; skiing, backpacking, and photographing live music.
Drew Cooper is a Senior Transportation Planner at San Francisco County Transportation Authority. He has a background in travel demand modeling and transportation data analysis. His recent work includes using "big data" to analyze impacts of transportation network companies on transportation systems in San Francisco, and developing an analytical framework for evaluating emerging mobility services. He holds a Masters of Science in Transportation Engineering from University of Washington, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics from University of Texas, Austin.