In his first public appearance in Europe speaking at the at DLD conference in Munich, Uber's new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, who "comes across very well and is being very open and honest" in a welcome change to the company's C-Suite, says he is still working on cleaning up its culture, but growth has not been slowed by the ongoing efforts.
Dara said that he thinks disruption always leads to breaking of norms, but that Uber ‘took it too far’ in past, and admits that profitability is still biggest concern... apart from culture, of course.
Khosrowshahi said the way Uber entered into Germany was "wrong", and explains that he plans to expand to more German cities in 2018, but will do so slowly.
The punchline, however, was the following: he now sees manufacturers producing flying cars for U.S. within 10 years even as he concedes that there is a lot left to do before fully autonomous cars are ubiquitous.
Still, not even the new CEO could stop himself from making a political comment at the conference, wearing a "we are all dreamers" t-shirt at #DLD18. "US is a nation of immigrants, we have to let #dreamers continue their lives"