Based in Palo Alto, in the heart of Silicon Valley, Marc Amblard is the founder and managing director of Orsay Consulting. An expert in the deep transformation of the mobility space, he provides advisory services focused exclusively on autotech and the future of mobility to corporate clients, addressing electrification, autonomous driving, connectivity, shared mobility, software-defined vehicles and related domains. Marc assists established players with startup and technology scouting services (proprietary repository with over 3,500 companies located across the globe), market insight and deep dives, corporate development, strategic advisory, executive briefings and public keynotes. He also advises several startups in both Silicon Valley and Europe. Marc is deeply engaged in Silicon Valley’s mobility ecosystem, working closely with startups, VCs, emerging OEMs, tech giants, accelerators and corporate outposts. He often speaks at events and publishes a monthly newsletter on the mobility revolution as well as a detailed landscape of the global autonomous driving ecosystem. Marc leverages 30+ years in senior positions in the automotive and rail industries, in Europe and the USA. He received a masters in mechanical engineering from Arts et Métiers in Paris, France and an MBA from the University of Michigan.