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Hyperloop One Interview: Building the Range Extender for Autonomous Mobility

Nick Earle
SVP Global Field Operations, Hyperloop One

Nick Earle
SVP Global Field Operations, Hyperloop One

About Nick:

Nick Earle leads Hyperloop One’s Global Field Operations. In this role he is responsible for all customer and partner activities for the company around the world and runs Hyperloop One’s worldwide sales, consulting and business development organization. Nick is a highly respected sales leader with over 30 years of Global IT industry experience in large corporations and start-ups. Hyperloop One is based in Los Angeles California and is the leading company designing and building the first new mode of transportation since the Airplane in 1903.

Prior to Hyperloop One, Nick led the Cisco’s Services global field organization, growing the business to over $10B US in revenue, and was responsible for the company’s global cloud go-to-market strategy. He has held senior executive roles at Hewlett Packard, where he was responsible for the company’s early Internet strategy, and ran the Worldwide Enterprise Marketing function. Nick was the CEO of StreamServe, a privately held software company that was sold to OpenText, and ran EMEA Operations for Ariba, Inc., which was acquired by IBM.

Nick is an authority on emerging business models having co-authored two books; Mesh Collaboration: Creating New Business Value in the Network of Everything (2008) and From Dot.com to Dot.profit (2000). He was voted #2 in Computer Reseller News list of the 25 most ‘Disruptive Channel Executives in IT globally’ and was recently recognized as one of the top four Global Cloud Executives who ‘have shaped cloud’s present and will likely have a major impact on its future’ by CIODive.

The Interview:

As part of his presentation at the Autonomous Machines World conference in Berlin he sat down with us and explained what’s behind Hyperloop One, the only company that built a working Hyperloop so far. Hyperloops will allow people, freight and cars to travel long distances in a very short time by entering a acceleration tube. By entering a Hyperloop a car could travel from Amsterdam to Berlin in less than 20 minutes. This would enable a massive number of opportunities, especially for businesses.

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