Barrie Kirk, P.Eng. is the Executive Director of CAVCOE (formerly the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence). He is a well-known consultant, speaker and broadcaster on CAVs and has advised many public and private sector organizations on planning for the CAV era. His other roles include: Member of the Board of Unmanned Systems Canada; Member of the Automotive Advisory Committee of Centennial College, Ontario; Member of the Canadian Advisory Committee for ISO TC204; Member of CSA Group’s Connected and Automated Vehicle Advisory Council (CAVAC); Member of the joint Transport Canada / Innovation, Science and Economic Development Vehicle of the Future Advisory Group; and he was very involved in organizing this conference. He has worked in the technology industries in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., including senior management positions in Ottawa-area companies. Barrie received a B.Sc. (Honours) in Electrical Engineering from Coventry University, U.K. and is a Professional Engineer.