Renowned Investor Cathie Wood to Keynote 2023 Florida Automated Vehicles Summit

Cathie Wood, Founder, CEO, and CIO of ARK Investment Management LLC

Tampa, Fla. (August 1, 2023) – The 2023 Florida Automated Vehicles Summit (FAV Summit) proudly announces Cathie Wood, Founder, CEO, and CIO of ARK Investment Management LLC, as its keynote speaker. For the past ten years The FAV Summit has assembled nationally recognized experts, policymakers, and industry leaders to discuss the state of autonomous and connected vehicle technologies, implementation opportunities, and challenges to successfully integrate within existing transportation networks.

As a renowned investor, Wood has consistently demonstrated her exceptional ability to identify disruptive technologies and trends ahead of the curve, making her insights highly sought after. Her foresight in electric vehicle (EV) technologies has been particularly noteworthy, with Wood serving as a vocal advocate for the widespread adoption of EVs – recognizing their potential to revolutionize the automotive industry and reduce carbon emissions. Her vision aligns perfectly with the summit’s focus on autonomous and electric transportation advancements.

“Cathie’s innovation and focus on the future makes her presence the highlight of this year’s conference. We are honored that she is our keynote said former Florida State Senator Jeff Brandes, FAV Summit founder.

In addition to her expertise in EVs, Wood’s involvement in the robotaxi market adds another layer of significance to her keynote address. Ark Investment has been actively investing in leading companies at the forefront of autonomous vehicle development, specifically, those dedicated to the emerging field of robotaxis. Wood’s deep understanding of the potential impact of autonomous vehicles on transportation, coupled with her investment acumen, positions her as a leading voice shaping the future of this transformative industry.

From September 6 – September 8, 2023, the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) will host the 11th Annual Florida Automated Vehicles (FAV) Summit in Tampa, Florida, at the Tampa Marriott Water Street. The 2023 FAV Summit will focus on ACES mobility. ACES is an acronym for the four rising stars of mobility – Automated, Connected, Electric, and Shared.
In addition to nationally recognized speaker, the Summit includes live demonstrations. For more information, visit To register for this conference, please visit

Originally posted 2023-08-01 16:26:50.