Co-founder and CEO, Five
Stan Boland is a co-founder and CEO of Five, founded in 2015. Five is building technology so that self-driving vehicles can be developed and tested for safe use on public roads. During the last four years, it has developed a fully working reference automated driving system (ADS) and successfully demonstrated its functionality and safety to members of the public on London’s complex streets. Five used that experience to build a modern and integrated cloud-based development platform that can scale an ADS from prototype into safe everyday use.
He was previously co-founder and CEO of two of the UK’s most successful venture-backed communications silicon and software companies, Element 14 Inc. and Icera Inc., bought by Broadcom and NVIDIA respectively, for an aggregate value of over $1 billion. Earlier he was CEO of Acorn, a pioneer computer and technology firm and a Board member of its one-time associate, ARM.