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Where Electrification and Autonomy Meet

When: September 23, 2021

Where: 450 Schoolhouse Rd, Johnstown, PA 15904

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Where Electrification and Autonomy Meet:
Economic Opportunities and Megatrends in the Automotive Sector

When: September 23, 2021 | 10:15AM to 1:30PM
Where: The John P. Murtha Center for Public Service, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 450 Schoolhouse Rd, Johnstown, PA 15904*

*Important Safety Requirement

To help prevent the potential serious health outcomes associated with COVID-19 and its variants, beginning August 30, 2021, the Pittsburgh Technology Council will require masks at all indoor events. Masks will be required to enter and for the duration of the event with the exception of eating and drinking.

We are closely monitoring both state and local guidelines for events and will update these policies accordingly as changes become available.


10:15 AM to 11:00 AM | Registration and Networking

11:00 AM | Opening Remarks 

11:05 AM | Welcome Remarks from Senator Wayne Langerholc, Chair, PA Senate Transportation Committee

11:10 AM | Automotive Sector Briefing: An overview of the megatrends of EV/AV/Ridesharing with Frank Menchaca, VP of Growth, SAE International

11:30 AM | Electrification Panel

Moderator: Dr. Raymond Wrabley, Chair of Enterprise and Business /Chair of Social Sciences, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Trevor Walter, Vice President of Petroleum Supply Management, Sheetz
David Malobicky, General Manager Mobility, Automotive OEM Coatings, PPG
Hesham Ezzat, Sr. Technical Consultant, American Iron and Steel Institute

12:00 PM | Autonomy Panel

Moderator: Senator Wayne Langerholc, Chair, PA Senate Transportation Committee

James Murphy, VP of Government Affairs, Locomation
Matthew Blackburn, Manager, Government Relations, Aurora
Liz Fishback, State and Local Affairs Lead, ARGO AI

12:30 PM | Innovation Showcase

1:30 PM | Conclusion

Cost: Free to Attend - Register Here

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