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Lior Ron

Otto (acquired by Uber)
Lior Ron has been at the helm of some of the most exciting technological developments of the past decade. He began his career as the CTO for Israeli Army Intelligence before joining Google in 2007. There he became the product lead for Google Maps, helping to scale the business from 10 million to 1 billion users, as well as launch products including My Maps, Google Map Maker and Google Local. After Google acquired Motorola in 2011, Lior was the first Googler recruited to transform Motorola products, launching the award-winning Moto X and Moto 360 product lines. Before leaving Google in late 2015, Lior served as an advisor to Alphabet. He has a BS and MS from Technion and an MBA from Stanford. In early 2016, Lior co-founded Otto, a self-driving vehicle startup dedicated to rethinking transportation, starting with self-driving trucks. In August 2016, Otto was acquired by Uber in order to accelerate the self-driving future. At Uber, Lior leads the commercialization efforts of self-driving Ubers as well as Otto's self-driving trucks.