EVP of Engineering at Cruise
Mo Elshenawy remembers learning to play chess as a young boy using an electronic chess board. After entering his move, the chess board would tell him which piece it wanted to move and where to move it. “It was just mind-boggling for an eight-year-old kid. It was like literally holding magic in your hands,” Elshenawy said.
The device did more than teach Elshenawy chess; it inspired a lifelong passion for technology that can think and engage at a human scale. Today, Elshenawy works with cutting-edge artificial intelligence and machine learning to teach cars to drive as the EVP of Engineering at Cruise, a leading developer of autonomous vehicle technology.
Riviera Partners checked in with Elshenawy for his insight into the key factors he considers crucial as a prominent leader in the tech industry.