Charlie Jatt

Commercial Trucking Lead Waymo

Charlie Jatt is the Trucking Commercial Lead at Waymo, a self-driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around. As the Trucking Commercial Lead, Charlie is responsible for leading commercialization efforts for Waymo's trucking division, including defining and executing the division's go-to-market strategy, managing business development and partnership efforts with fleets, and ensuring operational success for commercial deployments. Previously, Charlie was Waymo's Head of Strategy and Business Operations. Prior to Waymo, Charlie worked at Bain & Company, where he consulted for a number of different industries, including automotive, retail, utilities, technology, trucking and logistics, and construction, and across a wide array of capabilities, such as strategy, operations, pricing, and organizational design. Between consulting periods with Bain & Company, he was a research fellow at Rocky Mountain Institute, where he co-authored the Institute's research on the environmental and economic impacts of automated mobility services. Charlie holds a B.S. in Engineering Physics, with a focus in Computational Science, from Stanford University.

Agenda Day 1

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

8:30 AM DEPLOYING AUTONOMOUS TRUCKING IN URBAN SPACES: FIRST STEPS, PLANNING, AND PREPAREDNESS IN ENSURING SUCCESS

There’s talk in industry that autonomous trucking is poised to take over robotaxis as the most-widespread use of an autonomous vehicle. At the moment, there is much
investment around using these for long-haul journeys, but what is the feasibility of deploying them in urban spaces? Join this session to hear about:
• The latest industry developments in the autonomous trucking landscape, both long-haul and in urban areas. What are the challenges to driving these into wide-scale public use?
• What does autonomous trucking mean for fleet owners, and the e-commerce and retail industries?
• Is platooning a fad of the past, or will this be a necessary part of urban deployment? Looking at how platooning and connected cities are interlinked, specifically around
adaptive traffic light control and cooperative sensing.

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Charlie.

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