We may be biased, but the speaker line-up at the CMC Showcase ’22 was nothing short of impressive. From clean air policy to trends in future mobility, European advancements and initiatives to local Sacramento-based government officials, we had it all!
We kicked off the event with Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, California State University, Sacramento President Robert Nelsen, California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) Executive Director Tim Rainey, SMUDBoard President Brandon Rose and CMC Board Member and Sacramento City Councilmember Eric Guerra to the stage to say a few words on why they have chosen to support the CMC since the beginning. We also received video remarks from long-time CMC supporters, Congresswoman Doris Matsui and Congressman Ami Bera, who were unable to attend in person due to governmental duties needed in Washington D.C.
Our Keynote, Alberto Ayala, executive director of the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (AQMD), enlightened attendees about the key roles that policy interventions will have in the transition to EVs, and the influence that California policies have on the US and worldwide.
Christoph Deutskens, CEO of PEM Motion, took us through all of the incredible future mobility initiatives and activities happening in Europe, including the forecasted 400% increase in the EV market over the last 10 years (compared to the forecasted 150% in the US) and the fast-growing production capabilities taking place. Dr. Deutskens also went into detail on the three main innovation drivers: automation, data control and electrification.
Last but certainly not least, Robert Tiderington, head of strategic partnerships at BrightDrop (the new electric delivery and logistics business from General Motors), took the stage and dove into growing global future mobility megatrends. This included the shifts taking place in the movement of people (AI/ML driven comprehensive networks, criteria-based personalization, autonomous solutions and electrification) and goods (microhubs, various electric & autonomous methods of transportation and dynamic ecosystems), and the vision BrightDrop has for the future through their integrated ecosystem.
Thank you to all of our wonderful speakers, the CMC was honored to have such an impressive line-up at our first ever CMC Showcase ’22!