Waymo autonomous vehicles CEO, Navy SEAL veteran to speak at 2018 NADA Convention

Waymo autonomous vehicles CEO, Navy SEAL veteran to speak at 2018 NADA Convention

John Krafcik, CEO of self-driving technology company Waymo; Robert OêNeill, former SEAL Team Six leader, and Nick Saban, head football coach for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide, will speak at the 2018 NADA Convention. Also on the roster are 2017 NADA Chairman Mark Scarpelli and Vice Chairman Wes Lutz. The convention will be in Las Vegas from March 22 -25, 2018.

Krafcik, the CEO of self-driving technology company Waymo, will give the keynote address on March 24. Originally part of Google, Waymo was formed in December 2016. Under Krafcikês dealership, Waymo has formed strategic partnerships with Fiat/Chrysler and ridesharing firm Lyft, and launched a public trial of its self-driving minivans in Phoenix.

Krafcik has long experience in the automotive and technology arenas, including broad operating experience in engineering product development, technology and manufacturing, with stints at NUMMI, Ford, Hyundai and TrueCar. He spent 10 years in leadership positions at Hyundai Motors America, including five years as president and CEO.

OêNeill is one of the most highly decorated combat veterans of our time and the author of the best-selling memoir The Operator: Firing the Shots that Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior. A former SEAL Team Six leader with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, he deployed more than a dozen times and held combat leadership roles during more than 400 missions in four different theaters of war. OêNeill is the cofounder of Your Grateful Nation, which provides individualized transition support for Special Operations heroes and their families. He is currently a contributor to Fox News.

Head Coach Nick Saban led the University of Alabama Crimson Tide to victory in the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship over Clemson, cementing his status as one of the greatest coaches of all time in any sport. With five National Championship wins, he shares the record for most College Football Championships with former Alabama coach Bear Bryant.

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