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Episode 045 – Lior Ron, CEO, Uber Freight

On this episode of The Executives’ Exchange, we welcome Lior Ron, CEO, Uber Freight, with guest host, Christine Schyvinck, President and CEO of Shure. Lior shares his story and how being a child of immigrant parents taught him life lessons and developed his passion for innovation. He describes his vision for the future of freight, the role autonomous vehicles will play and so much more. Tune in to hear his whole story!

00:00 – Intro
00:43 – Lior’s early years
02:32 – Decision to pursue Computer Science
04:50 – The joy of creation
06:11 – Being a ‘system thinker’
08:39 – Working and managing diverse teams
10:11 – Influence of his immigrant experience
12:39 – The leap to entrepreneurship & Google
19:06 – Chicago connections & Motorola experience
22:18 – Message from our sponsor, Shure
22:50 – Entry to logistics & Uber Freight
30:26 – Uber Freight alleviating supply chain issues
33:44 – Autonomous vehicles for logistics
40:40 – The future of Uber Freight
45:26 – Rapid fire questions
51:26 – Outro

Episode Link: Uber Freight

Guest Host: Christine Schyvinck, President & Chief Executive Officer, Shure
Producer: Eva Penar, Chief Content & Communications Officer, The Executives’ Club of Chicago

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