CEO and co-Founder, Nauto
Dr. Stefan Heck is CEO and co-Founder of Nauto, the Palo Alto-based auto technology company whose AI-powered connected camera network is making driver safer and smarter today and informing autonomous vehicle development in the future.
Until recently, Dr. Heck was Consulting Professor at the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University, directed the Energy Transformation Collaborative and was a research fellow at the Steyer Taylor Center at the Stanford business and law school.
Previously he was a Director (senior partner) at McKinsey and co-founded and led the Cleantech and Sustainability practice there, working extensively with Global 100 technology, industrial, infrastructure, building systems, retail, utility and energy companies across the US, China, Korea, Japan, India, and Europe.
He is on the Board of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, is an angel investor in disruptive technology companies and is author of a critically-claimed book, Resource Revolution: How to Capture the Biggest Business Opportunity in a Century.
Stefan earned a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from UCSD and a B.S. with honors in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University. As an undergrad, he launched Stanford’s first Solar Car project, which continues in present day.