DETROIT – Autonomous Vehicle expert Lawrence D. Burns, formerly General Motors Corporate Vice President of Research and Development, will be the morning keynote speaker at IoT TechConnect April 29, 2019, at the Michigan Science Center.

Lawrence D. Burns

Burns, who just published his latest book, Autonomy: The Quest to Build The Driverless Car – And How It Will Reshape Our World, will discuss his book’s findings – how electric-powered driverless vehicles used in transportation services will radically transform the industries that have sprung up to support the automobile over the past century. To order the book, click on Autonomy

Burns’ keynote will begin at 8:15 am and wrap by 9 am when the morning session, with four three-hour tracks, begins. An afternoon session – again with four three-hour tracks, will be held from 1 to 4 pm. Tracks include:

  • Connected & Autonomous Vehicles
  • Connected Tech
  • Smart Cities
  • Cybersecurity
  • Augmented & Virtual Reality/Drones
  • Analytics & Business Intelligence
  • Technology As A Service
  • Sensors & Related Hardware
  • IIoT

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Lawrence D. Burns, Ph.D, advises organizations on the future of mobility, logistics, manufacturing, energy and innovation.  His current clients include Waymo, Peloton Technology, and Kitson & Partners.  Larry served as General Motors Corporate Vice President of Research & Development and Planning from 1998-2009. Between 2010 and 2016, Larry was Professor of Engineering Practice at the University of Michigan, Director of the Program for Sustainable Mobility at Columbia University, and an advisor to several major companies.