Johan Jessen is currently based at Lyft where he works to make autonomous vehicles happen at scale. His background spans robotics, aerospace, security, biotech, and machine learning.


Prior to joining Lyft, Johan worked as Head of UX Design at X, the moonshot factory where he helped bring some of the world's most groundbreaking projects to life including Replicant Robotics, Project Loon, and Chronicle. Before joining Google in 2012 he ran a design agency for 7 years working with clients like Apple and the Danish Government. Additionally, he founded four technology startups in his native Copenhagen.

Johan holds a M.S. in Digital Design and B.A. in Philosophy. His research at Stanford University on Online Trust and Credibility has been published in the peer-reviewed journal First Monday.


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