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Sanjay Krishnan

Sanjay Krishnan is VP of Engineering at Apex.AI, Inc., where he is responsible for the products and partnerships that define next-generation Autonomous Vehicle technology. In this role, he oversees product strategy and key initiatives to accelerate industry-wide adoption of a modern, modular stack of algorithms and software framework for self-driving cars, drones, and robots. ​Earlier, at Google, he helped launch and scale Virtual Reality (VR) as a software-defined stack for Android developers. He executed the visionary goal of running 3rd party VR/AR applications on commercial Android phones, scaling it to over 100M phones in production. He managed the technology platform of a billion-dollar ecosystem of hardware, firmware, and software for Chrome OS, the remarkably robust and secure open-source operating system that runs Chromebooks. Over two decades in the hardware and software industries, he has developed, managed, and deployed cutting-edge technologies for consumer and enterprise users at leading companies including Cadence, Skyworks, and Maxim. As a strategy consultant at Keystone Strategy, he advised leading technology companies like Microsoft alongside the firm’s chairman, HBS Prof. Marco Iansiti. He has served on the Advisory Board at Geomagical Labs, a pioneer in Machine Learning techniques in computer vision, and is a frequent speaker at events on the commercial future of advanced technologies.


A safety-certified vehicle operating system to enable software-defined vehicles

Self-driving, connected vehicles, e-mobility and shared mobility rely on software but lack a unified platform, preventing cross-domain development. The vehicle compute and network architectures are moving to centralized high-performance computers, but the software lags behind the hardware. We introduced Apex.OS, the first mobility software platform that can integrate across all in-vehicle domains. The primary vehicle OS is robust and flexible, covering major systems throughout the vehicle and the cloud. It enables user-focused development like iOS and Android SDKs do for embedded devices. We will describe the ISO 26262 ASIL D certified automotive SDK capable of covering all automotive software domains.