Louay Eldada is CEO and co-founder of Quanergy Systems, Inc., which offers solid state LiDAR sensors and sensing systems for real-time capture and processing of 3D mapping data, and object detection, tracking and classification. Its solutions support smart automation in numerous industries (automotive, mining, agriculture, robotics, manufacturing, logistics, infrastructure, security, smart homes) where they improve safety, efficiency and performance. Prior to Quanergy, Dr. Eldada was CSO of SunEdison, after serving as CTO of HelioVolt, which he sold to SK Energy. He was earlier CTO of DuPont Photonic Technologies, formed by the acquisition of Telephotonics where he was founding CTO. His first job was at Honeywell, where he started the Telecom Photonics business and sold it to Corning. He studied business administration at Harvard, MIT and Stanford, and holds a Ph.D. in optical engineering from Columbia University.