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Episode from the podcastEntrepreneurs on Fire

How Self-Driving Trucks Will Change the World with Robert Brown and Jon Panzer

Released Friday, 6th November 2020
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Mr. Brown is responsible for the federal, state, and local public and government relations for TuSimple. Working with legislators and regulators on best practices for safety, commercial viability, and policies. He works on building coalitions of industry, OEMs, Tier 1 providers, associations, and academics in the autonomous vehicle industry. Prior to TuSimple, he worked for the state of California, was Vice President at the Mitchell Firm, taught at Oxford University and University of California, San Diego.
Jon Panzer is the Senior Vice President of Technology & Strategic Planning at the Union Pacific Railroad. Jon has been an influential leader across UP for the last 24 years.
Top 3 Value Bombs:
1. Transportation industry isn’t as exciting as technology and aerospace. There’s a lot of technology involved, movement, and being more sophisticated with e-commerce as consumers demand an interest change.
2. Get excited about automation. Be open minded. Realize that it is not tomorrow, it will be incremental. As we go on in our lives, there will be more automated kiosks and robot in the streets. Automation is here. As a country and as a society, it is a key thing to keep us moving forward.
3. Logistics is about getting goods to where it needs to be. It’s from the beginning of the manufacturing process to warehousing and then distribution to stores and e-commerce where people purchase it. Logistics make sure all that happens behind the scenes without hiccups.
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