November 16 Presentations and Panel Discussions



November 15: Invitation-Only Speed Networking and Exhibitor Fair the evening before the Forum. Questions? Please contact Alice Gargas at

8:00 A.M.


9:00 A.M.

Welcome Remarks


Corinne Peak-Asa, Vice Chancellor for Research, UC San Diego

Albert P. Pisano, Dean, Jacobs School of Engineering

Henrik Christensen, Director, Contextual Robotics Institute

9:30 A.M.

Unmanned Aerial Systems


Linden Blue, CEO, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.

9:55 A.M.

ADAS Systems


Dheeraj Ahuja, Vice President of Engineering, Head of Autonomous Driving, Qualcomm

10:20 A.M.

Robotics and VR


Matt Grob, CTO, XCOM

10:45 A.M. 

Networking Coffee Break

11:15 A.M.

Smart Stores


Marius Buibas, Co-Founder and CTO, Accel Robotics

11:40 A.M.

Store Automation


Andrey Martsenyuk, Director of Software Engineering, Brain Corp

12:05 P.M.

Contextual Robotics Institute Highlights


Henrik Christensen, Director, UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute