Car Sharing and Pooling: Reducing Car Over-Population and Collaborative Consumption
April 9, 2012 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm
NVIDIA Auditorium, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center
is vice president of Getaround, a pioneering startup in peer-to-peer car sharing. Previously, John was founder/CEO of several interactive service startups, including SparkWords, Ads.com, and MusicNet, the first interactive music service. John also worked as vice president and general manager of media publishing at RealNetworks. This role involved the oversight of all media-related Web sites, the negotiation of strategic alliances with media partners such as NPR, Warner Brothers, and Sony, and the acquisition of media properties such as Film.com. Earlier in his career, John served on the early executive staffs of both Digidesign (now part of Avid) and Macromind (now part of Adobe). John has also been deeply involved in sustainability, and currently serves as board chair of Sightline Institute, a leading sustainability think-tank. John has appeared as a section leader and occasional soloist with the Seattle Symphony Chorale, and has served as a board member of the Seattle Symphony. He received his bachelor's degree from Brown University and his master's degree from Stanford Business School.
is the co-founder and CEO of Zimride, the largest ridesharing community in the United States with more than 100 million miles shared. Zimride is used by more than 120 universities and companies such as Stanford, Berkeley, Harvard, Facebook and Genentech. Logan has long been fascinated by innovations in transportation. Prior to starting Zimride, he created the first car-share program at the University of California-Santa Barbara and served on the board of the Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District. In 2009, Logan was recognized as one of Business Week
's "Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25." Logan holds a bachelor's degree in business economics from UC-Santa Barbara.