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Atif Askar, Traton



Atif Askar is the head of Business Development, Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions for Traton, one of the world’s largest producers of medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.  Traton is controlled by the Volkswagen Group.  Why are battery-powered commercial vehicles almost always the most appropriate form of sustainable vehicles, and why is hydrogen fuel likely not necessary? What are the associated challenges and timelines?  Atif explains Traton’s approach to meeting the challenge of climate change.

You can find a transcript and web player here.

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Jan Krönig, Strategy, Daimler Truck



Jan Krönig is the head of Strategy & Corporate Development for Daimler Truck, the world’s largest producer of medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.  When are battery-powered vehicles most appropriate, and when is the answer hydrogen fuels? What are the challenges and timelines associated with each?  Jan explains Daimler’s approach to meeting the challenge of climate change.

You can find a transcript and web player here.

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Maryam Rofougaran, CEO, Movandi



Listen to Maryam Rofougaran, co-founder of Movandi, discuss how the Company’s suite of silicon and software solutions will accelerate the promise of 5G mmWave networks. Maryam provides an overview of Movandi, as well as of her time at Broadcom, which came about from the acquisition by Broadcom of Maryam’s first startup, Innovent. Maryam’s career has been about leading engineering teams whose products have usually had the largest global market share for the integration of myriad wireless technologies in mobile form factors.

You can find a transcript and web player here.

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Jon Gordon, Universal Hydrogen



Listen to Jon Gordon, Co-founder of Universal Hydrogen, discuss how the Company intends to make a flexible and economical carbon-free future possible in the world of aviation.  Jon provides an overview of Universal Hydrogen and very nicely creates a “visual” (in audio) of the Universal Hydrogen solution, which involves capsules and manageable retrofits of turbo-prop aircraft.  Jon describes how, compared to typical venture investments, a longer horizon is necessary for UH2’s endeavors.

Learn more about Universal Hydrogen and Jon.  More about GTK, your host Ali Tabibian, our conferences, publications and subscriptions thereto can be found at www.gtkpartners.com.

A raw transcript is at www.gtkpartners.com/uh2.


Amy Davis, President, Cummins New Power Segment



Listen to Amy Davis, President of the New Power Segment of Cummins, Inc. a $20 billion engine manufacturer discuss the path this revered manufacturer is taking to remain at the forefront of providing the best powertrains and power sources for commercial transportation.  Amy provides an overview of Cummins and her career within the company.  She provides a broad and detailed survey of alternative powertrain technologies such as electric and hydrogen-based, discusses where applications are likely to emerge first, and the large, complex issues that need to be resolved.

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A raw transcript is at www.gtkpartners.com/cummins.


Prith Banerjee, CTO, ANSYS



Listen to Prith Banerjee, Chief Technology Officer of software simulation firm ANSYS, discuss the benefits of applying physics-based simulation with machine learning techniques. Prith describes how his career in IoT has convinced him that ANSYS is the right platform to influence asset performance management, predictive analytics, digital twins, and real-time product design feedback.  These advances reduce product development cost, improve quality, improve service margins, and will significantly change workflows.


Reilly Brennan, General Partner, Trucks VC



Listen to Reilly Brennan, co-founder and partner at early-stage venture fund Trucks VC, discuss his investments in the transportation and autonomy space.  Reilly describes how his investment criteria and portfolio have changed over time and shares his thoughts on the Future of Transportation.

Learn more about Trucks and Reilly and his must-read weekly newsletter, The Future of Transportation.  More about GTK, your host Ali Tabibian, our conferences, publications and subscriptions thereto. If links aren’t active in your app, please go to www.gtkpartners.com.

A raw transcript is here.