Paul Perrone is founder & CEO of Perrone Robotics. He is the inventor of “MAX”, the world’s first general-purpose robotics operating system for AVs & robotics (patented in 2006). He’s been an early pioneer in the space leading Perrone Robotics for over 15 years in the development of technology and business for robotics and AVs. His activities have included leading and fielding the development of fully autonomous vehicles for a 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge team and a 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge team, working with rocker Neil Young to automate his ’59 Lincoln Continental (“LincVolt”), fielding and integrating MAX technology with customers for commercial use, leading the Company’s Series A capital raise in 2016, and pushing the business and MAX technology further for use in AVs in the automotive, industrial, and broader robotics space. Apart from his commercial activities, Paul has also chaired the SAE On Road Autonomous Vehicle Standards Committee. He has 15+ years AV experience and 21+ years total hi-tech industry experience. He has a unique blend of experience in the development of business, operations, legal matters, and highly technical matters. Paul is also a published author and distinguished public speaker.