Sam Abidi is the Head of Business Development for Embark, a leading developer of self-driving trucks.Prior to Embark, Sam worked at Deloitte Consulting where he led the development of the autonomous trucking program. In this role, Sam worked with F500 companies from across the freight ecosystem to define pilot programs, partnerships and commercialization strategies that would accelerate the adoption of autonomous trucking and smart logistics technologies. Prior to Deloitte, Sam was responsible for scaling Phelps2020, an early-stage business that produces video analytics products for the defense and national security sector. During his tenure, Sam grew revenue by over three hundred percent, established key distribution partnerships and brought the business to profitability.Sam Abidi earned a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.