Tim Kentley Klay
Tim Kentley Klay is a creative and technical entrepreneur who looks for emerging technologies to re-imagine product experiences that create step-change benefits for people and the environment we all share.
Tim is the co-founder of Zoox, an autonomous mobility company he led for its first 4 years. In that time he built a company valued at $3.2B, raised almost $800M in two rounds, hired 500 people, and filed 125 patents across software, hardware and design as he architected the development of a ground-up, vertically integrated autonomous mobility ecosystem. Tim sat on U.S. Department of Transportation’s Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation and was invited to testify to the Senate Commerce Committee on autonomous mobility policy.
Tim rebuilt ‘The General’, a 1958 Series II Land Rover from the frame up – his daily driver when in his home town of Melbourne, Australia. At age 25, he founded XYZ Studios, followed by Crayon. Both work globally in the creative arts; together their work has been recognized with well over 100 awards including ‘Cream O’ Crop’ via Motionographer. Graduating from Camberwell Grammar School, Tim was Dux of his year in both Art and Design receiving for each Premier’s Awards. He was accepted into the prestigious Swinburne University School of Design, graduating summa cum laude with Honors and recognition as ‘Most Innovative Designer’.
Tim’s motivation is to expand possible; to lead teams pioneering frontier technologies that sit at the intersection of art and science, that can transform for the better our communities and environment.
Zoox is a California based robotics company founded to define and lead the era of autonomous mobility. Operating at the intersection of design, computer science, and electro-mechanical engineering, Zoox is a multidisciplinary team working to imagine and build an advanced mobility experience that will support the future needs of urban mobility for both people and the environment.
Taking its name from the possibilities of cartesian space, XYZ is a studio specializing in the art of commercial animation. Defined by its directors, each holds raw talent in multiple disciplines: all are hands on, all are technical, all are designers but of most importance, all are exquisite storytellers.
Crayon is a boutique, self-contained post production studio founded by directors for directors to finish their moving picture projects in an environment purpose built for privacy, focus and a gifted team.