Kazuto Hirose has been a Business Development Manager at NVIDIA’s Automotive Business since April 2017 and is responsible of strengthening collaboration with Startups and Research institutions, HD Map services, sensor suppliers and other autonomous driving technology partners.
Prior to joining NVIDIA, Mr. Hirose has more than 15 years of experience in business development, product and financial planning at automotive companies such as Continental Automotive and Nissan Motors. Besides that, he managed products such as Airbag Systems, global commercial vehicle projects and succeeded in closing large cross company R&D and business deals. He also has five years of experience in control software development at FANUC Robot Lab where he provided substantial cost and set up time reductions for clients by significantly improving path accuracy under different override conditions based on a new control architecture.
Kazuto Hirose received his Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University as well as Master of Science and Bachelor of Science from the University of Tokyo, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is also an esteemed member of the Japan Society of Automotive Engineers (JSAE) and Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (IEEE ITSS).