Amitai Bin-Nun is Vice President, Autonomous Vehicles and Mobility Innovation at Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), which seeks to accelerate the deployment of vehicle automation and maximize the energy security and social benefits of the technology. Amitai came to SAFE from the innovation team at KPMG Strategy where he advised executives on the implications of emerging vehicle technologies and partnered with IBM Watson to explore potential financial services applications for cognitive computing. Amitai is also a former Associate at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program. Previously, Amitai served in the office of Senator Chris Coons and was a AAAS Fellow at the US Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Amitai earned a Ph.D. in theoretical astrophysics at the University of Pennsylvania, where his thesis explored using black holes as a window into extra dimensions.