Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Gatik
Gautam Narang is the CEO and Co-founder of Gatik, the leader in autonomous middle mile logistics. Founded in 2017, Gatik provides Autonomous Transportation as a Service (ATaaS) using its fleet of light and medium-duty trucks for Fortune 500 customers, including Kroger, Walmart, Loblaw, Pitney Bowes, KBX and Georgia-Pacific. The company operates across multiple markets, including Texas, Arkansas, and Ontario, Canada. Founded in 2017, Gatik provides Autonomous Transportation as a Service (ATaaS) for Fortune 500 customers including Kroger, Walmart, Loblaw, Pitney Bowes, KBX and Georgia-Pacific across multiple markets including Texas, Arkansas, and Ontario, Canada. Since launching commercial operations in 2019, the company has revolutionized the industry by deploying its proprietary autonomous driving technology in partnership with some of the nation’s largest grocers, retailers, distributors, e-commerce platforms, and CPG companies. In 2021, Gatik achieved a worldwide first when it launched driverless commercial deliveries on the middle mile for Walmart.
Before founding Gatik in 2017, Narang led multiple high-profile teams, constructing diverse robotics systems from moon rovers and self-driving cars, to off-road autonomous vehicles and bomb-disposal robots. He possesses over 15 years of experience in Robotics and AI, which includes research at CNRS, NREC, Honda R&D, and Waseda University. He holds a Masters in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. He received the Automotive News All-Star award in 2021 for his industry-defining contributions in the mobility sector, and in 2022, he gained recognition from Goldman Sachs on its list of Most Exceptional Entrepreneurs.