ZUG (5 March, 2018) — The DAV Foundation is pleased to announce Dr. Giovanni Lanfranchi has joined as an advisor.
“Giovanni brings so much to the table I am not sure where to start,” remarked Noam Copel, CEO of the DAV Foundation. “His insights on the topic of machine autonomy will be instrumental to DAV’s success. His leadership role at IBM in their A.I. and Automation Service Delivery mission perfectly positions him as a thought leader and innovator in the vertical that DAV is addressing. We are very excited to be working with him.”
Dr. Lanfranchi currently serves as Vice-President of Global Technology Services and Head of Worldwide Architecture/Technology at IBM. He has a background in innovative automotive engineering, heading up the fluid dynamics group for the Ferrari F1 racing team, and began his career as a roboticist. He is responsible for filing multiple high-value patents at IBM and has been distinguished with the title of Master Inventor. Lanfranchi has led senior technical teams and is currently responsible for over 2400 people at the IBM GTS Lab. He holds a Ph.D. in theoretical and mathematical physics from the University of Milan.
The DAV Foundation has assembled a core operations team of professionals to accomplish the project’s long-term goals, with distinguished experts such as Mr. Zamka providing advice and strategic perspective. Other leading experts will be announced as additions to the DAV team in the coming weeks.
The DAV Foundation’s mission is to promote and support research and development of the DAV network, as well as positioning it as the decentralized autonomous vehicle global standard. The organization is guided by the principles of transparency and openness, and invites the DAV community to help build a new way of transporting goods and people around the globe. The DAV Foundation is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, with representation offices in Tel Aviv, Israel, San Francisco, USA and Vancouver, Canada.
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