Uber Technologies Inc. is a transportation network company (often referred to as a "ridesharing" company) that connects riders to drivers delivering a safe, reliable and affordable ride via the Uber mobile "app." Uber, which was founded in 2009 is headquartered in San Francisco, California and currently offers service in over 70 countries and 400 cities worldwide.
Uber's success in Hawaii has raised many questions including: Do ridesharing companies help or hurt transportation centric development? How does Rail and Hawaii's business environment affect the ridesharing business model? What steps are being taken to ensure the safety of riders and drivers? Are there concerns about recently reported financial losses at Uber? What is the future of driverless cars? These and more will be part of a lively discussion with Andrew Magana, Senior Manager for Uber Hawaii.
Andrew Magana is the Senior Manager for Uber in Hawaii. Andrew runs the local business which currently serves riders and drivers on Oahu and Maui. While at Uber, Andrew has led teams responsible for Southern CA operations and CA state regulatory compliance. Prior to Uber, Andrew worked as a VP at The Magellan Group a real estate development firm and as an US Navy officer deployed abroad. He is a graduate of Stanford Graduate School of Business and the US Naval Academy.