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John Suh

Vice President and Head of Office, Hyundai Ventures, Hyundai Motor Group

John Suh is Vice President of Hyundai Ventures, which focuses on developing opportunities in new markets enabled by new technologies. Its vision to develop practical solutions which have a deep respect and empathy for people and an awareness of technology’s potential to impact human activities. Hyundai Ventures’ mission is to identify unmet needs and major societal challenges in personal mobility and transportation. The categories of technologies of most interest include AI, complex systems operation and optimization, robotics (e.g., localization, planning and control, sensors, actuators, and computing hardware), portable renewable energy (e.g., batteries or fuel cells), and materials design and manufacturing.

Prior to joining Hyundai, he worked at General Motors, Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center), and several Silicon Valley startups where he has had roles in corporate investing, product management, and R&D. John has a BS degree in electrical engineering from Kettering University and an MS and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.

John volunteers on the advisory committee at the LA County Museum of Art’s (LACMA) Art+Technology program and as co-chair in the Consumer Technology Associations committee on Portable, Handheld, and In-vehicle Electronics (R6). John has numerous technical publications and has six patents and patents in the fields of robotics, artificial nose applications, and location based services.