Stefan Heck

CEO and Founder of Nauto

Dr. Stefan Heck is CEO and Founder of Nauto, the Palo Alto‐based AI‐technology company on a mission to make driving safer and more efficient. Nauto’s intelligent driver safety system assesses how drivers interact with the vehicle and the road ahead to reduce distracted driving, prevent collisions, and save drivers and fleets hundreds of millions of dollars in damage and liability.

Prior to Nauto, Dr. Heck was Consulting Professor at the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University, directed the Energy Transformation Collaborative, and was a research fellow at the Steyer Taylor Center at the Stanford Business and Law school.

Previously he was a Senior Partner at McKinsey and co‐founded and led the Cleantech and Sustainability practice, working extensively with Global 100 technology, industrial, infrastructure, building systems, retail, utility, and energy companies across the US, China, Korea, Japan, India, and Europe.

Dr. Heck has previously served on the boards of SVLG and GaN Systems. He is an active angel investor in disruptive technology companies and the author of a critically acclaimed book, Resource Revolution: How to Capture the Biggest Business Opportunity in a Century.

Stefan earned a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from UCSD and a B.S. with honors in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University. As an undergrad, he launched Stanford’s first Solar Car project, which continues to the present day.