SANTA CLARA CONVENTION CENTER
MAY 4-5, 2018

THE WORLD’S LARGEST
ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE

Imagination AI

1. SHAD LAWS

Director of Advanced Development, Peloton Technology

Shad Laws is the Director of Advanced Development at Peloton Technology. In this role, he leads Peloton’s government research projects as well as their developments toward increased automation. Prior to this role, he was the Autonomous Driving Lead at Renault in Silicon Valley, where he led Renault’s autonomous driving efforts in California, collaborating with academic labs, working with startups, and piloting their prototype vehicles. He has a background in engineering, design, startups, and software development. Shad completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University researching vehicle dynamics and control. For this work, he developed both theoretical simulations and full-scale prototypes, which he continued at LIVIC in France after graduation. Before this, he received an MS from Stanford University and a BS from Northwestern University, both in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis on design. In his spare time, his hobbies transform him into an avid gearhead, an open-source coder, an amateur cyclist, a jazz musician, a seasoned traveler, and a storied photographer.