Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 from 1-3pm – Q4 Networking Event (3901 N 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95134)

As autonomous and connected vehicle programs are starting to roll out, both public and private sector organizations are active and collaborating to address the opportunities and challenges. ProspectSV is involved in a number of projects with our public and private sector partners that exemplify the latest in market trends and technologies. Please join us for our networking event Ticket to Ride: Autonomous Vehicle Programs in the Public and Private Sectors on November 29, 2017 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm with a reception to follow hosted by Continental at their new R&D facility in San Jose. A panel of experts from both the public and private sectors, including the City of San Jose, Cisco and others, will discuss their experiences in launching advanced mobility programs and how they are collaborating to deliver the maximum impact. At the end of the event we will be raffling away a Continental backpack full of goodies!

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Light food and refreshments provided.

Available in the Continental lot.

Confirmed Speakers:

Jill North
Innovation Program Manager
City of San Jose, Department of Transportation

Although Jill is new to the public sector in her role as the Innovation Program Manager for the Department of Transportation in San Jose, she is no stranger to how emerging technology can change the way people experience the world around them. After 5 years as a Program Manager for Streetview at Google Maps, Jill is looking to bring her expertise leveraging technology to make San Jose the most innovative city in America.
A native of Illinois, Jill earned her Bachelor of Business Administration at Illinois State University in 2007. In 2014, she was granted the National CEO Award of Excellence for her Streetview collaboration with Parks Canada. Beyond her professional life, Jill enjoys footgolf and the Oakland A’s.

Will Baumgardner
Intelligent Mobility Business Leader

Will Baumgardner leads Arup’s San Francisco Transportation Consulting Practice. Will has 20 years of experience across virtually all modes of transportation. He is a licensed Traffic Engineer with extensive experience in highway operations, impact analysis and complete street design. He has also completed planning efforts for public transportation agencies including local bus, bus rapid transit, express bus, light rail, metro rail, commuter rail and high speed rail systems.He typically leads challenging multi-modal projects that require both planning and engineering skills.

Lars Peters
Senior Advisor on Zero Emission Vehicles
City and County of San Francisco

Lars currently serves as Senior Advisor on Zero Emission Vehicles in San Francisco. His responsibilities include developing a city wide transportation electrification strategy, expanding the availability of charging infrastructure and developing policy and programs in support of electrification. Prior to his current role, Lars was the Director of Global Service Provider Sales at Cisco Meraki and worked for over 5 years for the Boston Consulting Group to advise senior leadership in a variety of industries in Amsterdam, Madrid and Boston. While in college, he co-founded and led a 50 person start-up in intelligent search. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and an MSc in Economics from the University of Amsterdam.

Wei Zou

Transportation Solutions Architect

Cisco Systems

Wei Zou is the Transportation Solution Architect for Cisco’s Internet of Everything Vertical Solution Group. With 16+ years experience in networking software and solution design and validation, enterprise and service provider network architecture and solutions, product and project management, customer escalation management, and partner engagement, Wei has brought strong knowledge base into Transportation industry including wireless, mobility, cloud, security, service provider, IP routing and switching.

Hosted at:

Continental, an international automotive and technology company, develops innovative products and services aimed at revolutionizing mobility for transporting people and their goods. Our diverse workforce in Silicon Valley uses cutting edge technologies to enable safer more efficient and connected ways of transportation. Continental continues to innovate with three things in mind: to save lives by eliminating traffic accidents; to save trees by reducing CO2; and, to keep family and friends connected to the things they love most.


Thursday, November 30th, 2017 from 9am-12pm – Sustainable Silicon Valley “Partners & Landlords Workshop” (1608 Las Plumas Avenue, San Jose, CA 95133)

Event focus: Convene partners and landlords together to finalize the list of services and terms of the program. The City of San José is partnering with the nonprofit, Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV), on their local City Energy Project work to increase multifamily housing participation in energy efficiency and upgrade resource programs. Partners and Landlords are invited to their respective meetings on Energy Upgrade Services in San José Multifamily Housing at Prospect Silicon Valley (located at the San José Environmental Innovation Center). If you have questions, please contact SSV Director of Energy, Phu Nguyen (, 408-799-4252).

December 5th, 2017 from 11:30am – 6:30pm – No Drop Left Behind: Smart & Sustainable Water Strategies (Microsoft, 1075 La Avenida Street, Mountain View, CA)

Collaborate to tackle water reuse challenges at Sustainable Silicon Valley’s 4th water symposium – No Drop Left Behind: Smart and Sustainable Water Strategies on Dec 5th at Microsoft, Silicon Valley. The event brings together Bay Area water experts, agencies and tech companies providing 225 attendees exposure to innovative ideas and access to renowned water leaders. Join us for an exploration of best case on-site water reuse projects and to explore new collaborative approaches and technologies to solve water resilience challenges we face today and in the future.

December 6th, 2017 – CiConnect California Israeli Business Summit (Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA)

CiConnect is an annual International Business Summit which connects the Silicon Valley corporates and policy makers with innovative Israeli startups and technologies. CiConnect 2017 focuses on AutoMobility, Smart Cities,  IoT, and Cyber Security. The summit will feature a day long program of keynote sessions, panel discussions, one-on-one meetings, startup presentations, most innovative startup award, and VIP cocktail reception.
Featured speaker: Ruth Cox, CEO, Prospect Silicon Valley
Use code SunLeandro20 to get 20% off! Link here:

December 12-13, 2017 – Greentech Media: US Energy Storage Summit (Hilton San Francisco, 333 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102)

Now in its third year, the U.S. Energy Storage Summit will bring together utilities, financiers, regulators, technology innovators, and storage practitioners for two full days of data-intensive presentations, analyst-led panel sessions with industry leaders, and extensive, high-level networking.


11/14/17 – Bay Area Battery Summit

The Bay Area Battery Summit brings together technologists and entrepreneurs who are driving innovation in energy storage. The California Clean Energy Fund’s CalCharge program and Lawrence Livermore National Lab have teamed up to bring together an event that will add in depth conversations about many of the important themes across the storage space.

11/9/17 – Peninsula Advanced Energy Community (PAEC) Workshop

What are local resources and financial incentives available to make your building more efficient, comfortable and high performing? How can new technologies related to solar, storage and energy efficiency make your building more attractive in the market?

11/7/17 – Greentech Media: US Power and Renewables Summit

10/26/17 –  Optis Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

10/26/17 – Sustainable Silicon Valley “Landlords Workshop”

10/17/17 – CleantechOpen Western Region Awards

CTO held their Awards & Showcase at the Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley, across from the Tesla plant in Fremont.

10/13/17 –  Microgrid Quarterly Networking Event

Prospect Silicon Valley had their Quarterly Networking Event on October 13th, 2017 where they explored the energy impacts of electrified transportation systems and the role of microgrids. The audience heard from the leading cleantech research and consulting firm, Navigant, about the current state of the market for microgrids and the evolving power requirements.

10/9-10/10/17 – Auto Tech R&D Summit

Automakers are making some big bets on the future: data, services, mobility, automation… tapping into innovation like never before as the race to define the auto landscape for the decades to come intensifies. Auto Tech R&D Summit 2017 (formerly Telematics West Coast) is the key forum for West Coast connected car and auto tech execs; bringing together over 200 experts to network and identify the crucial partnerships and the R&D innovations that will unlock the auto business models of tomorrow.

10/9/17 – Silicon Valley Reinvents the Wheel

The event featured engaging discussions on topics including next-generation powertrains and fuels, 21st Century automotive ownership, HMI, deep learning, connected and self-driving technology.

9/22/17 – Verge

More than 1,500 leaders from the world’s largest companies, most innovative startups and progressive government agencies explored the latest technologies, tools and trends accelerating the clean economy.

9/18/17 – ITS Annual Conference

The Intelligent Transportation Society of California (ITS California) had their Annual California Conference which brought together transportation specialists from government, industry, and academic organizations. They exchanged ideas, solutions and success stories on a number of topics relevant in today’s fast growing transportation technology industry.

9/13/17 – Civic & Gov Tech Showcase

The Civic & Gov Tech Showcase connected civic minded entrepreneurs, potential investors, and government leaders to showcase the great work that is being done to improve government and governance. The goal of the event was to encourage collaboration and the support of new technologies to improve government and public participation.

8/8/17 OESA “Mobility Supplier Forum”

The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) hosted the third quarter 2017 “Mobility Supplier Forum” at Futuris Automotive in Newark, California. This series of meetings is intended to help automotive suppliers advance their business interests as they relate to connected and transformative technologies.

7/27/17 “IoT Impact and Security” Meetup

Have you ever wondered if IoT devices have a future beyond the geeky tech?  Are you curious about  IoT offerings that can be rolled out across large markets? This event brought together three entrepreneurs/experts and spoke about their IoT impact journey.

7/10/17 “RideCell Car /Ride Sharing Platform” SAE Meetup 

RideCell’s CEO delivered a presentation about his company’s innovative ride-sharing and car-sharing platform, currently used by BMW’s ReachNow program. (

6/14/17 – Innovation & Impact Symposium

Located at the Microsoft Conference Center in Mountain View, this event featured the region’s leaders from the startup, corporate, public and research communities to examine what it takes to integrate and implement innovative distributed solutions for maximum impact. With a keynote presentation on “Innovation” by Steve Westly, the event also featured speakers from Tesla, Microsoft, Integral Group, Navigant Research, and SoCal Edision. Formerly the Connected and Charged Symposium, the event built on its history as the premiere forum for connected transportation, mobility and electrification. Starting this year, the scope of this forum expanded to recognize the convergence and interdependence of connected and charged mobility with advances in energy and building technologies.

View our Flickr Album here:Innovation & Impact Symposium 2017 Watch the panels on YouTube:


2/23/17 – Networking Meeting

At our February Networking Meeting we introduced our new CEO, Ruth Cox, to the Prospect Silicon Valley Team. We had a great time discussing our grant funded projects, introducing new team members, and learning about the goals of ProspectSV! Check out our PDF Presentation here: Networking Meeting 02-23-2017

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