Renske has been working in the urban mobility field since 2007. Master’s degree in Political Science and International Relations. Work experience at various governmental organisations (ministry, Embassy, municipalities), followed by ten years at a Dutch traffic consultancy firm, before moving back to the public sector. Currently she is employed at the Smart Mobility team of Forum Virium Helsinki, the innovation company of the City of Helsinki, Finland. Renske is project coordinator of the 8M€ cross-European FABULOS project on automated shuttles for public transportation in cities. In this Pre-Commercial Procurement project, 6 procuring authorities and 16 companies cooperate.
Renske managed and participated in European projects related to e.g. bike sharing, sustainable commuting through gamification, quality monitoring in public transport, Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan development and, currently, automated public transport for last-mile transit
Forum Virium Helsinki (FVH) is the City of Helsinki innovation company with a staff of around 50 experts. Its mission is to make Helsinki the most functional smart city in the world. FVH builds bridges between the public and the private sector by working with companies, universities, other public sector organizations and Helsinki residents. We foster a culture of experimentation.
We solve public sector problems, but the solutions are often developed by private companies and residents. The FABULOS project (fabulos.eu) is a good example and one of the 30+ projects FVH has ongoing. In FABULOS, six procuring partners, with FVH as Lead Procurer, are collectively funding R&D for the prototyping and testing of smart systems that are capable of operating fleets of automated shuttle buses in urban environments as part of existing public transportation.
Caroline Parot, 47, is Europcar Mobility Group’s CEO, a major player in mobility markets, listed on Euronext Paris.
She joined the Group in 2011 and was appointed CFO in March 2012. In 2016, she is appointed CEO of Europcar Group. The Group has been renamed Europcar Mobility Group in May 2018, to reflect the transformation that Caroline is leading: leveraging on its historical car rental business, the Group is now a “”mobility service company””, providing a wide range of mobility solutions and services, thus offering alternative attractive solutions to vehicle ownership. Since 2017, Caroline Parot, is also board member of Ingenico and more recently of Entreprises pour la Cité.
Previously, she had occupied the positions of Group Management Controller (2009-2011) and member of the Executive Committee (2010-2011) within the Technicolor Group. She holds a Masters in Finance from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris and a DEA in Mathematical Economics from the Pantheon-Sorbonne University.
Europcar Mobility Group is a major player in mobility markets and listed on Euronext Paris. The mission of Europcar Mobility Group is to be the preferred “Mobility Service Company” by offering alternative attractive solutions to vehicle ownership, with a wide range of mobility related services: vehicle-rental, chauffeur services, car-sharing, scooter-sharing and peer-to peer car-rental. Customers’ satisfaction is at the heart of the Group’s mission and all of its employees and this commitment fuels the continuous development of new services. Europcar Mobility Group operates through multi brands meeting every customer specific needs; its 4 major brands being: Europcar® – the European leader in vehicle rental services, Goldcar® – the most important low-cost car-rental company in Europe, InterRent® – ‘mid-tier’ brand focused on leisure and Ubeeqo® – one of the European leaders in car-sharing (BtoB, BtoC). Europcar Mobility Group delivers its mobility solutions worldwide solutions through an extensive network in 135 countries.
Adela Spulber is the City Relations/Business Development Manager at Daimler Mobility Services. In this role, she focuses on fostering relationships with cities and other public agencies to prepare the deployment of autonomous mobility services. Adela previously conducted research on shared mobility, autonomous and connected vehicles, and smart cities as a transportation analyst at the Center for Automotive Research (Ann Arbor, USA). Adela was also a project coordinator at the Cross-border Operational Mission (Paris, France), where her focus areas included cross-border economic development and public transit. Adela received a master’s degree in Regional and Urban Planning and a bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences and European Affairs from Sciences Po Paris in France. She is fluent in several languages, including English, French, Italian, and Spanish.
Daimler Mobility Services GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler Financial Services AG. More than two hundred employees worldwide develop and shape the mobility of the future.The cooperation and portfolio management at Daimler Mobility Services controls investments in companies such as Blacklane, Bolt, Flixmobility, Turo, VIA and the new Mobility Joint Ventures between Daimler AG and the BMW Group. With our services around autonomous mobility, our digital payment service “Mercedes pay” and the Urban Mobility Team, we are pioneers in the field of innovative mobility. Our digital concepts support the development of flexible and environmentally friendly mobility solutions. In the Autonomous Services team, we are developing an open platform for managing mixed and autonomous fleets. In our work, we always put people first and aim to ensure a simple and easy-to-use mobility service, which will improve people‘s lives and contribute to cleaner, more livable cities.
Pekka Möttö, CEO of Kyyti Group, Helsinki Finland, had a high profile career as a public transport operator in Finland before joining the Kyyti team in 2016. He founded an intercity bus company Onnibus.com, which thoroughly disrupted the Finnish intercity market including trains and buses. Before Onnibus, own car was the cheapest way to travel between the cities in Finland. Onnibus.com introduced digital sales channels and aggressive demand based pricing and brought double decker high quality coaches to Finland. Onnibus.com took dominating market share of intercity buses in Finland and forced the national train company to change it’s business model as well. Onnibus.com received several national awards including the best customer experience in Finland.
Kyyti on demand ride sharing was awarded the best mobile service in Finland 2017. Möttö and his team are looking for a role in global rapidly changing smart mobility market as a solution and platform provider for transport operators and authorities interested in on demand ride sharing and a maas platform.
Kyyti Group is dedicated to making everyday mobility more convenient and environmentally sustainable. Kyyti Group offers the most advanced turnkey MaaS platform solution for major transport-sector operators, authorities, and enterprises. Users can order and pay for any mobility services they need using one app. Our MaaS platform includes an entire ecosystem of digital solutions and modes of ransport to facilitate easy door-to-door travel. Deploy the Kyyti MaaS solution to build personalized mobility solutions in your region under your own brand.
Dr. Tom Kirschbaum co-founded door2door in 2012 and heads its Delivery Division – Product, Mobility Consulting and Engineering. In his career, Tom is driven by how to align public policy goals with the opportunities of digital technologies and sustainable commercial success. After studying Law at the University of Bonn and at LSE, where he also obtained his PhD on Corporate Governance, Tom became the Executive Assistant to the CEO of Germany’s largest state-owned bank. In 2008, he was appointed Member of the Executive Board of Witten/Herdecke University. He is also a board member of the German Startups Association, representing the Association’s ‘Future Mobility’ task force, a member of the ‘Young Digital Economy Board’ at the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, and serves on other boards, including for global tier-1 supplier ZF Friedrichshafen and the automotive association VDA.
door2door is Germany’s market leading mobility technology provider. Our mobility solutions are designed to transform public mobility as a cornerstone of a future smart city free of traffic and emissions. We enable cities and public transport companies to offer dynamic on-demand mobility services in conjunction with existing transport networks. Our technology is already being used successfully by the German public transport operators MVG in Munich, DVG in Duisburg and the city of Freyung in Bavaria. One of door2door’s international customers is Brisa, through its affiliate company Via Verde Serviços. In addition, door2door runs its own test and research fleet, allygator shuttle in Berlin.
Mark is CEO RoadBotics, an AI platform for assessing roads and roadways infrastructure. He was Executive Chairman of kWantix, a quant hedge fund, CEO of kWantera, a GE Ventures-backed energy trading company and CEO of Think Through Learning, a venture-backed online tutoring company and US Managing Director of ANGLE Technology, PLC, a UK-based venture capital firm and consultancy.
Earlier in his career, Mark was the Director of Government Relations for Texas Instruments and held policy positions as a Senior Policy Analyst in The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Administration of George H. W. Bush. He was also staff assistant to late U.S. Senator John Heinz was a management consultant with Booz Allen.
Mark is on the Advisory Board of MIR Ventures in Palo Alto and has a dual appointment as an Adjunct Professor in both Heinz College and the School of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also Executive In Residence of Entrepreneurship at the Palumbo School of Business, Duquesne University. He has lectured at Princeton University and Dartmouth College and was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland. Mark holds a BA and MBA from the University of Dayton, an MS in Technology Management from The American University and a PhD in Public Policy the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.
RoadBotics is an industry leader in road assessments. At RoadBotics, we provide objective road assessments to over 100 customers across the world and help them fix the right roads at the right time. Our mission is to drive objective infrastructure decisions and help improve critical infrastructure that impacts people’s lives every day. Founded by Mark F. DeSantis, Dr. Benjamin Schmidt, and Dr. Christoph Mertz, RoadBotics spun out of Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute in 2016. The company has raised $3.9M in venture capital investment to date and has disrupted the subjective and expensive pavement inspection process.
Riccardo Calabrò is Director of Product Marketing at Qualcomm, and is in charge of the company’s automotive telematics business for the European market. His current responsibilities include helping customers to define next generation connected cars, thanks to the introduction of new key technologies such as 5G and C-V2X (cellular vehicle-to-everything). In the last 15 years, Riccardo has been working with automotive industry players such as car makers, Tier 1/2 suppliers, and various other entities in the automotive ecosystem. He helped to bring internet connectivity and safety features such as eCall and ERA Glonass to vehicles on the road. Riccardo has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry working with companies across the telecoms, IoE and automotive value chains, including wireless and wireline service providers and equipment manufacturers. He has an in-depth knowledge of the wireless market and has held various roles in R&D departments and marketing functions, and his experience and expertise includes business strategy, technology strategy development, product/project management and marketing, as well as service delivery. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Riccardo worked for companies including Siemens, Marconi Mobile, Allied Telesys and Navigon. He has been responsible for developing 3G and 4G products, plus network, handset, CPE, IoE and automotive devices. Mr. Calabrò has a master’s degree in Telecommunications and Electronic Engineering from Genoa University, Italy.
Thomas Wolf has been supporting the HaCon management team as Chief Operating Officer HAFAS since 2016. With diplomas in Computer Engineering and Business Economics, he started his career at Hewlett Packard as Project Manager, followed by his COO position at Höft & Wessel AG. Before joining HaCon, Thomas worked for three years as COO for INIT Inc., operating out of Seattle, Washington, gaining extensive knowledge of the North American market. Headquartered in Hanover, Germany, HaCon provides cutting-edge software solutions for public transportation, mobility and logistics.
As a registered European lawyer with over 12 years of experience in Contract and Commercial Law, Krasina has headed an international legal department in a law firm, having to deal with various civil and international matters. Then she became a sole-practitioner, focused mainly in Contract, Commercial and Company Law, whilst co-founding a construction business in Belgium. As Head of Legal at a million dollar ad-tech company, she discovered her passion around Data protection, Privacy and Smart legal agreements. Being part of the Company Secretariat team in Associated British Ports gave her an additional layer of Corporate Governance expertise.
Sampo Hietanen is set on changing how the world moves. He’s the founding CEO of MaaS Global, a fast-growing company from Finland that intends to lead the revolution to change the 10 000 billion euro transportation sector. MaaS, Mobility as a Service, means that instead of buying a car people buy all the transportation they need as a service package and operate it through a smart phone, in MaaS Global’s case through the Whim App. The company is backed by mobility giants like Toyota, Transdev, and Karsan, and is currently taking the world city by city. Besides leading what is probably the most promising company in a massively potential business area, Hietanen is a sought after speaker on the future of mobility and the necessity of open ecosystems with over 1000 presentation on these topics under his belt. His presentations and persuasion don’t leave audiences cold, and MaaS is currently transforming from a concept and a business model to a movement to take back our congested cities and to radically reduce the ecological load of transportation on the planet. Sampo’s vision for the future is partly technological but fundamentally human: “The technology is already here. All we need to do is figure out our customers’ dream, and build the services to match it.”
Sampo Hietanen is set on changing how the world moves. He’s the founding CEO of MaaS Global, a fast-growing company from Finland that intends to lead the revolution to change the 10 000 billion euro transportation sector. MaaS, Mobility as a Service, means that instead of buying a car people buy all the transportation they need as a service package and operate it through a smart phone, in MaaS Global’s case through the Whim App. The company is backed by mobility giants like Toyota, Transdev and Karsan and is currently taking the world city by city. Besides leading what is probably the most promising company in a massively potential business area, Hietanen is a sought after speaker on the future of mobility and the necessity of open ecosystems with over 1000 presentation on these topics under his belt. His presentations and persuasion don’t leave audiences cold, and MaaS is currently transforming from a concept and a business model to a movement to take back our congested cities and to radically reduce the ecological load of transportation on the planet. Sampo’s vision for the future is partly technological but fundamentally human: “The technology is already here. All we need to do is figure out our customers’ dream, and build the services to match it.”
En charge de : – l’atteinte des objectifs de ventes VN JAGUAR ET LAND ROVER, de l’animation du réseau de Distribution, de la satisfaction clients – l’animation nationale des ventes aux entreprises – la politique commerciale des ventes des Véhicules d’Occasions de JLR France – l’administration des ventes (sales planning, approvisionnement, logistique, facturation VN & VO) – du développement Réseau
Tariel Chamerois is a DB Schenker France Board Member in charge of sustainability improvement where decarbonization with urban distribution but also long distances in all modes of transport, social & societal improvement which play a major role to secure economic balance long term. Tariel has a 30 year carreer in transports networks and logistic solutions.
Grégoire Bonnat is the founder and CEO of Padam. He graduated from the France’s highest-ranked science and engineering university Ecole Polytechnique in Electrical Engineering and Entrepreneurship. During his studies, he started from scratch and led for a year a project to design and build a nanosatellite for science purposes. It was being selected for the international QB50 project, a satellite launched from International Space Station in 2017, becoming the first French functional satellite built by students. Following an acceleration program for tech entrepreneurs with Polytechnique and UC Berkeley, Grégoire co-founded Padam to build the next generation of shared transport services, flexible and user-centric, using the latest technologies.
Born in 1975, Alexandre Missoffe is a graduate of the Institute of Political Studies of Aix-en-Provence, ESSEC Business School, and the Institute of Advanced Studies on Urban Planning and Development. After a few years as consultant in economic intelligence followed by the creation in 2006 of a monitoring and internet communication company, he was asked in 2009 by Christian Blanc to join his cabinet and participate in the Grand Paris project. In 2010, he joined the Société du Grand Paris, where he served for 4 years as Director of the Cabinet of the Chairman of the Management Board. In 2014, he joined the Transdev group where he will be project manager at the France Division and then project director in the innovation department. In March 2017, he became Managing Director of the Greater Paris Investment Agency.
Caroline Parot is Europcar Mobility Group’s CEO, a major player in mobility markets and listed on Euronext Paris. She joined the Group in 2011 and was appointed CFO in march 2012. In 2016, she was appointed CEO of Europcar Group, renamed Europcar Mobility Group in May 2018, to reflect the transformation of the Group. Since 2017, Caroline has also been a member of the board of directors of Ingenico and more recently of Entreprises pour la Cité. She holds a Masters in Finance from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris and a DEA in Mathematical Economics from the Pantheon-Sorbonne University.
Eric Petit created Ecologie Logistique, which brings a knowledge of all the actors of the transport, and brings their subjects near the decision-makers of the trade, the legislator and the government and, which develops an approach with the scientific community on the modeling of the urban flows, prerequisite for the changes that are coming. Through its Academy, it brings together in one structure the entire mobility system that works to give a light and offer an extension of the trades of the mobility.
Ralf Frisch has been working at PTV GROUP for more than 15 years in total and in varying roles gaining expertise in the fields of public transport planning, ITS and sales. In 2015 he was responsible as a Regional Sales Director in the Traffic Software Department for Germany and Switzerland. He then left PTV for 1.5 years to join the company INIT SE as a key account. Since June 2016 he is back at PTV and fulfilled, at first, his role as Solution Director for public transport and now for about one year as Solution Director for MaaS – Mobility as a Service. In parallel he is responsible as a Product Owner for the development and market positioning of the product PTV MaaS Modeller. Ralf sees himself as the link between product management, sales and the customer on a global scale. Ralf Frisch has been working at PTV GROUP for more than 15 years in total and in varying roles gaining expertise in the fields of public transport planning, ITS and sales. Since June 2016 he fulfilled, at first, his role as Solution Director for public transport and now for about one year as Solution Director for MaaS – Mobility as a Service. In parallel he is responsible as a Product Owner for the development and market positioning of the product PTV MaaS Modeller.
Lewis J. Horne is an award-winning entrepreneur with a diverse global background. As the CEO of electric car company Uniti, Lewis is a technology generalist that is savvy with most technologies, with a keen eye for design and intuitive engineering. He holds a Master of Science in Entrepreneurship, New Venture Creation, and has dedicated his career to addressing grand challenges, with the aim of creating a positive impact.
Moderated by Laurent Dunys, Founder, xMotion.io Yael Rivkind, Director Of Partnerships & Strategic Initiatives, Otonomo Edwin Maria Colella, VP Mobility Sales & Marketing, Octo Telematics George de Boer, Leader of Connected Car Initiatives, TomTom Telematics
Moderated by Francisco Luciano, Board member, European Cycle Logistics Federation Adeline Gogé Lefaivre, Directrice Marché Vélo, Bemobi La Poste Valentin Dillenschneider, Co-founder, Red-E Scooter Camilo Sanchez, President, B Moville
Since January 2017, Chiara Corazza has been the Managing Director of the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society, the world’s leading platform that brings in some of the most outstanding leaders, men and women from across the world to build bridges between generations, countries, and cultures. Headquartered in Paris with global influence, the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society is a do-tank, manifesting a commitment to women’s leadership and progress throughout the year with a range of Initiatives in partnership with businesses, cultural and media leaders and non-governmental organisations. Before arriving at the Women’s Forum, Chiara Corazza was the Managing Director of the Greater Paris Investment Agency (GPIA) from 2002 to 2016, in charge of attracting foreign investors to the Greater Paris Region and enhancing its attractiveness by mobilizing political and economic decision makers. Since 2014 she has represented the economic sector as a Board member of the RATP, the world’s fifth largest public transportation company. Chiara Corazza is a British-Italian dual citizen, currently residing in Paris. She holds a degree in Political Science and a Ph.D. in Public law from the University of Rome. She speaks Italian, French, German, English and Spanish fluently. Chiara Corazza was awarded the Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur by Christine Lagarde (2009).
A native of Lausanne, Switzerland, Steve has received degrees from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (MS) and INSEAD (MBA). Steve began his career in finance working for more than six years in asset management and mergers & acquisitions, first at Rothschild in Geneva and then at Morgan Stanley in London. Passionate about technology, Steve next joined AppDirect, where he spent two years in Business Development between San Francisco and London leading the company’s European expansion efforts. In August 2014, Steve joined Uber’s Western Switzerland General Manager, where he successfully launched operations in Geneva and Lausanne before taking over in 2016 as GM France, Switzerland, and Austria.
Helena Molin Valdés is the head of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Secretariat at the UN Environment office in Paris, a position that she’s held since 2013. Helena is an experienced leader within the UN system. She was a senior executive with the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), where she led work on resilience, disaster risk reduction, sustainable development, and climate change related topics. She was UNISDR’s regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean and worked with the Pan American Health Organization on hospital mitigation and disaster preparedness. Before joining the UN Helena was a practicing architect, planner, and head of a Swedish NGO based in Central America that worked on community based projects and appropriate technology development, including improved bricks production and cook stoves with the University of Lund.
Former rugbyplayer and devoted cyclist, Francesco Iacorossi has been working as a project manager at Roma Servizi per la Mobilita since 2009 within EU funded projects mainly in the field of sustainable and active mobility behaviour through the promotion of cycling and walking measures in urban areas. He has also served as a communication and dissemination strategy leader in several EU projects and initiatives such as P.A.S.T.A, ECC, Bike Challenge, and SUMP Roma. Author of “When in Rome Go Sustainable” a green-guide featuring the Italian Rugby & Tennis Federations and FIAB to reach the Stadio Olimpico in Rome through public transport and cycling. He is the newly elected Co-Chair of ITF_Forum #SaferCityStreets for Rome.
Yael joined Otonomo in 2015 as Director of Partnerships and is responsible for building and cultivating an ecosystem of mobility services and applications. Before joining Otonomo, Yael was Business Manager at the Microsoft Scaleup program in Tel Aviv, sourcing several dozen promising technology startups and providing them with ongoing business development support. Prior to Microsoft, Yael was the Investor Relations & Marketing Analyst at Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP). Yael holds a B.A. in Business Administration and Communications from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Francisco Luciano est membre de la direction de la European Cycle Logistics Federation (ECLF) et associé de Douze Cycles, concepteurs et fabricants de vélos cargo (stand D17). Il est aussi directeur de l’agence parisienne du bureau d’études Citec Ingénieurs Conseils.
Experte marketing et commerciale, Adeline Gogé Lefaivre est spécialisée dans le conseil et l’optimisation des organisations privées et publiques. Elle est doublement diplômée gestion de projet (Neoma) et marketing commercial (HEC). Elle a rejoint il y a 4 ans la structure écomobilité du Groupe La Poste pour assurer le développement du conseil et de solutions de mobilité collaborative, et tout particulièrement du marché vélo.
Entrepreneur dans l’âme passionné de 2 roues depuis tout petit, j’ai développé RedE directement à la sortie de mon cursus universitaire.
Camilo SANCHEZ, Urbaniste spécialisé en mobilité durable est le fondateur de la Société B-moville.
Acteur de la transition écologique visant à faire évoluer les choix en matière de transport et de collecte de marchandises, B-Moville étend actuellement des solutions de mobilité éco-responsables en milieu urbain, principalement dans des zones hyperdenses.
B-Moville s’est engagée depuis 4 ans dans l’intégration des moyens de transport doux, dans le domaine de la logistique B2C/B2B. L’entreprise propose une solution logistique basée sur un réseau de micro-hub urbains et des vélos utilitaires avec assistance électrique.
En activité sur Paris et proche banlieue elle a pour objectif de proposer une alternative durable au transport de marchandises, un moyen de déplacement non polluant en ville. Elle compte déjà parmi ses clientes, des sociétés performantes comme Frichti, Stuart, Paprec, Suez Environnement, Ecolotrans, Maison Burger, Verlet Cafes, entre autres.
B-Moville est donc, un moyen de transport de marchandises concret de transition, vers un transport respectueux de l’environnement, une méthode de transport à moindre impact en termes d’émissions polluantes en ville.
After working as automotive engineer for Renault and Nissan, Laurent now organizes monthly business gatherings dedicated to automotive and urban mobility professionals in Paris. He is now launching xMotion.io, a startup dedicated to help transport companies reduce costs due to illegal passenger behaviors and fraud, through a cutting-edge embedded computer vision technology.
Edwin Maria Colella, was born in 1969, studied at the Military Academy of Modena and the Application School, and then graduated from Turin State University with a degree in Computer Science. He started his career in the Italian Army as an Officer of the Transmissions, and then continue at KPMG Consulting in France and Italy as a Director Media Advisory Services. Edwin previously held the role of Global Marketing Director at Ferrari, where he was responsible for the marketing activities in Maranello and in foreign markets, he moved later at the IWC Schaffhausen in Switzerland serving as Global Communication Director. He is currently VP Mobility Sales & Marketing in Omoove wholly-owned by Octo Telematics, specializes in providing integrated technology solutions in support of the Sharing Mobility Operators.
Electronics and telecommunications engineering specialist George de Boer was instrumental in setting up the TomTom Telematics’ partner eco-system – currently the largest in the industry – supporting integration with the TomTom Telematics open platform and encouraging joint commercial activities. As Leader of Connected Car Initiatives, he now spearheads the business development and marketing of the TomTom Telematics Connected Car solutions, bringing data from different vehicle sources together and enabling associated industries (such as leasing and rental companies, insurers and car importers and dealer groups) to build Mobility as a Service solutions which enhance the overall driving experience while also improving efficiency.
Pam Cooley is described by her colleagues as a “practical visionary”. She can see the big picture, but knows where to start. This has been our experience with her when she took over in 2017 as the Executive Director of the CSA Carsharing Association, the global authority on carsharing.
In Halifax, NS, Pam is known as “the CarShare Lady” founding the thriving CarShare Atlantic carsharing service that has both “station based” and “free floating” carsharing services, the only one in North America outside of Quebec. She started this BCorp certified social enterprise in 2008 and is in the process of creating an Atlantic Regional Approach to multi-mobility. Carsharing is crucial to any Regional Plan that cares about reducing the emissions caused by cars as well as putting more cash into families and businesses pockets to spend on other more important values that are not “car culture”.
She is Founder and President of Choosethical Ventures Inc (1996) a consulting and facilitation services company that is based on the principle that “where you spend your resources, is how you want the world to be” and collaboration. Pam has worked with leaders in over 250 businesses, organizations, and various levels of government. She has led complex strategic planning, and organizational, community and business development all based on a strong platform of ethics and innovation.
DIDIER BLOCUS A DÉBUTÉ SA CARRIÈRE CHEZ GMAC BANK AVANT DE REJOINDRE LE GROUPE ALD AUTOMOTIVE, OÙ IL A OCCUPÉ PLUSIEURS POSTES. IL ÉTAIT EN CHARGE DU DÉPARTEMENT INTERNATIONAL D’ALD AUTOMOTIVE France QUAND IL A ÉTÉ NOMMÉ AU POSTE DE NEW MOBILITY MANAGER. EN CHARGE DE CENTRALISER L’INFORMATION ET DE COORDONNER LES ACTIONS DANS LE DOMAINE DES NOUVELLES MOBILITÉS ET DE L’INNOVATION, IL EST ÉGALEMENT RESPONSABLE DE LA MOBILITY ROOM D’ALD AUTOMOTIVE FRANCE ET DE SON CONTENU ÉDITORIAL
DIDIER BLOCUS STARTED HIS CAREER AT GMAC BANK BEFORE JOINING THE ALD AUTOMOTIVE GROUP, WHERE HE HAS CARRIED OUT SEVERAL POSITIONS. HE WAS IN CHARGE OF THE INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF ALD AUTOMOTIVE France WHEN HE WAS APPOINTED AS NEW MOBILITY MANAGER. IN ORDER TO CENTRALIZE INFORMATION AND COORDINATE ACTIONS IN NEW MOBILITY AND INNOVATION AREAS, HE IS ALSO RESPONSIBLE OF THE ALD MOBILITY ROOM AND ITS EDITORIAL CONTENT
Kenneth Malmberg is the Director of Strategic Alliances at Ridecell and is responsible for creating co-operations, with key 3rd party companies, enabling Ridecell to further enrich its car and ride sharing mobility services platform offering. Kenneth has extensive international experience in the mobile telecoms and internet services industry, having been involved in bringing several innovative mobile applications and solutions to market. Prior to joining Ridecell Kenneth was Business Development Lead for Infotainment and Telematics at General Motors Europe, where he was responsible for bringing GM’s B2B Connected Car offering to market. His experience before joining GM was in a number of key Business Development and Strategic Alliance Management roles with the Nokia Corporation. In addition to a Diploma in Electrical Engineering Kenneth holds a BBA in International Business from Schiller International University, and a MBA from University of Warwick, Warwick Business School.
Yann AZRAN founded the 1st consulting agency exclusively focused on the Transportation market: adOn. adOn agency already advises over 100 companies of all sizes worldwide in their choice of technological solutions, market integration strategy, and created the first event fully dedicated to the VTC/Limo industry in France.
Arnaud Charpentier now holds the position of Sales Director and succeeds Christophe de Beaumont who joins Nissan Europe. Arnaud Charpentier’s career began far from French borders, in the Franco-Argentine Chamber of Commerce (1995-1996), in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He moved quickly to the automotive sector and joined Ford France in 1997, where he held several senior positions such as After Sales Manager, Product Manager and Retail Marketing Manager. In 2007, Arnaud joined Nissan West Europe as Regional Sales Director, then became Marketing & Communication Manager France and Belux. Four years later, he was promoted to Advertising & Media Manager at Nissan Europe. Arnaud Charpentier then left for South America and held the position of Customer Quality and Dealer Network Development Director from 2013 to 2014 at Nissan Brazil, where he was responsible for restructuring the Brazilian network and developing the network. customer satisfaction. From 2014 to 2017, he was appointed Marketing Director and oversaw the launch of the brand’s new positioning and new vehicles including the Nissan Kicks, as well as the organization of Nissan’s participation in the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2016. Married and father of two, Arnaud Charpentier is passionate about history, travel, and cars. An accomplished sportsman, he practices tennis, kite surfing and golf.
A Graduate of ESSCA business school in France, Jean started his carrier as financial controller and business developer in LATAM and Europe for urban transportation projects. In 2014 he joined Indigo to develop its Brazilian subsidiary, which became the 2nd carpark leader of the country. He joined the INDIGO weel adventure at the very beginning. Jean brings his experience in developing businesses in fast growing environments to expand services ensuring exceptional result.
Since 2014, Jean-Louis Missika has been a Paris Councilor and Deputy Mayor of Paris, in charge of Urban Planning, architecture, Greater Paris projects, economic development and attractiveness. From 2008 – 2014 he served as Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of innovation, research and higher education. As a media sociologist, He holds a PhD in management, a degree in philosophy and is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris. He was head of the Information and Dissemination Service of the Prime Minister Michel Rocard and director of BVA, before setting up a consulting firm. He also served as Vice President of Iliad. He has taught media sociology at Sciences Po Paris. Jean-Louis Missika has written several books, notably on media and politics, and most recently published Des robots dans la Ville, which explores the subject of autonomous vehicles, with Pierre Musseau (Taillandier Essais 2018).
Christophe Najdovski est né en 1969 à Paris et il est titulaire d’un DEA en Économie de l’Environnement de l’université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. En 2001, il est élu conseiller de Paris et délégué à la Maire du 12e arrdt en charge des transports et des déplacements et participera ainsi à la mise en place, sous l’impulsion des élus écologistes, d’une politique d’écomobilité, avec notamment la création des couloirs de bus, la fermeture hebdomadaire des voies sur berges, et le lancement de Vélib’. Réélu en 2008, Christophe Najdovski est ensuite maire-adjoint de Paris, en charge de la Petite enfance. Le 5 avril 2014, Anne Hidalgo, nouvelle Maire de Paris, confie à Christophe Najdovski le mandat d’adjoint en charge des transports, déplacements, voirie et espace public. Sa feuille de route vise 4 objectifs : diminuer la pollution atmosphérique, notamment la pollution cancérigène liée aux particules fines, et les émissions de gaz à effet de serre ; favoriser l’accès à la mobilité de toutes et tous; renouer avec le fleuve, les canaux et leurs berges ; reconquérir l’espace public au profit des piétons et des circulations douces. Le 19 mai 2018, Christophe Najdovski est élu Président de l’European Cyclists Federation (ECF), une association regroupant 61 associations et fédérations nationales ayant pour but de promouvoir la mobilité urbaine à vélo.
Juliette Antoine-Simon is Managing Director of SODETREL. SODETREL is a fully owned subsidiary of EDF, which operates charging infrastructure and mobility services such as car sharing services with fully electric vehicles. Graduated from Supélec, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and a degree in law, Juliette has had the opportunity to collaborate as a project engineer and contract manager on major projects of production and trading for the EDF Group. Juliette joined the Electric Mobility Division in April 2012 and was in charge of project development.
David joined WiTricity in 2008. He is responsible for WiTricity’s global sales and business development activity. In the automotive market, David has led WiTricity’s successful strategy of IP licensing and technology transfer with leading carmakers, Tier 1s and infrastructure suppliers, establishing WiTricity as the leading technology provider for EV charging. Prior to joining WiTricity, David was V.P. of Corporate Development and VP of Marketing at Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX), the world’s leading supplier of machine vision systems. David holds a B.S. (1979) in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University, and an M.S. (1983) in Management from the Sloan School, MIT.
Will joined Brompton in 2002, became director in 2006, and took over as MD in 2008 and in this time has grown the company from £2mil turnover with 27 staff to £35mil turnover with over 280 staff. He is a Chartered Engineer passionate about all things engineering, having previously worked for DuPoint, Nissan and ICI. He is married with three daughters and lives near Marlow. Will is the Chair of The Vibrant Economy Commission, Trustee of the Education and Employer charity, Trustee of Investors in People as well as being a Commissioner for the UKCES from 2013-16. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Member of the Vintners company, a pilot and keen on his veggie patch.
Andy Fuchs holds a degree in Business Administration specializing in Marketing and International Management from the University of Mannheim. He began his career as a trainee at Audi in Ingolstadt, then held various positions in sales and marketing for the regions of Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, UK and Spain. From 1997 – 1998 he was in charge of establishing Audi in Argentina. In 1999 Andy moved to Toyota Motor Europe headquarters in Brussels as head of marketing for Lexus in Central Europe. In 2004 he took over the responsibility for marketing, public relations and business development for the Toyota Formula 1 team in Cologne. From September 1, 2011 till December 2016, Andy was Head of the Toyota Group Representative Office in Berlin in charge of Governmental Affairs and advanced technology programs – including hydrogen – for Toyota in Germany, with the additionally assignment as, Head of Press and PR at Toyota Deutschland GmbH in Cologne as of September 1, 2013 till November 2014. As of January 1 2017, Andy is the General Manager of Toyota Mobility Foundation – Europe.
Matt Stevens est le vice-président du service Véhicules électriques de Geotab, et le PDG de FleetCarma (une filiale de Geotab). Geotab est une plate-forme connectée de gestion de flotte capable de prendre en charge l’adoption et le déploiement de véhicules électriques. Les entreprises de leasing de véhicules adoptent Geotab pour garantir une totale satisfaction aux propriétaires de véhicules électriques. De même, les flottes se tournent vers Geotab pour générer un retour positif sur leur investissement en véhicules électriques. Les services publics ont également décidé de déployer les solutions de FleetCarma, notamment SmartCharge Rewards et SmartCharge Manager, afin de pouvoir prendre en charge un grand nombre de véhicules électriques dans leur zone de service. Matt dirige FleetCarma tout en étant responsable au sein de Geotab des activités spécifiques aux véhicules électriques.
Educated in the National Engineering School of Saint-Étienne in France and at the London Business School MBA, Paul joined Indigo in 2012 as MD of the overseas Market. In 5 years his division grew from 21 employees to 4,000 in 5 countries and 60 cities. In 2017, he proposed to the group to develop a new mobility offer: INDIGO Weel. Paul brings his experience in launching new ventures and in developing win-win partnerships. He leads the strategy of the company alongside it’s partners.
Laurent Mezzini is the Director of City Flow & Energy solutions within the Digital Mobility division of Alstom. He has held several positions within the Alstom group, managing operations and business development in the Energy management and Transportation businesses.
Thomas Chrétien began his professional career at Nissan 12 years ago before joining Ford to work in marketing and to gain his first experience in the field. Two years later he joined Alfa Romeo, where he remained for four years, working first in the field and then as Product Manager. He rejoined Nissan Europe West in 2012, spending 3 years as the Product Manager for Juke & Sports and in 2015 took over as the Head of the Electric and Sports range. Thomas is currently the Director of Electric Vehicles and Ecosystem at Nissan West Europe.
Isabella Burczak is the Head of Advocacy and Mass Events for the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), responsible for the development and implementation of UCI’s initiatives and partnerships with regard to the promotion of cycling for all. She collaborates with cities and regions, national federations, NGOs and various cycling advocacy organisations worldwide to promote the growth of cycling as both an everyday recreational activity and healthy form of transport, while also focusing on strategies to ensure elite cycling can drive and inspire wider participation. She also manages the UCI’s mass participation strategy, which includes the UCI Gran Fondo World Series and UCI Gran Fondo World Championships. Before joining the UCI in January 2017, Isabella worked for 10 years for the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, in a number of operational and strategic roles related to the delivery of all sports at the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.
Monsieur Christophe Scavo, il est né le 18/07/1969, élu à la mairie de Saint Ouen l’Aumône (95) depuis 2008 en charge des transports ; Vice-Président à la Communauté d’agglomération de Cergy-Pontoise (95) depuis 2014 en charge des Transports également et ingénieur dans le secteur privé pour une groupe automobile.
Albane is Global Director Corporate Affairs & Sustainability at Ujet International, leading Ujet Marketing and Sales strategy and operations. Albane joined Ujet in 2016 with the mission to build a strong reputation for the company as new mobility player. She is leading Ujet’s strategy and activation in the field of corporate communication, public affairs and sustainability. Albane has a strong background in European Public Affairs and in Sustainability that she gained over more than 10 years in Brussels. She has a degree in European Studies from Sciences-po Paris and in Sustainable Business from Cambridge University.
A HEC and Telecom Paristech graduate, Bertrand began his career managing events at BMW. Passionate about tech and emerging trends, his love for digital led him from being the almost-co-founder of 55 (a data agency) to Google, where he currently is the Industry Manager in charge of Mobility clients. When he’s not riding his racing green folding bike in the (dangerous) streets of Paris, he works closely with Auto Manufacturers, Car rental companies and mobility Pure-Players, helping them accelerate on their Digital Transformation.
Jean-Marc started his career in 1980 with Matra Transport, the metro driverless pioneer, and acquired large international experience in safety and automation public transport systems (VAL, ARAMIS, MAGGALY, CIVIS). He joined ALSTOM Transport in 2001 and improves his knowledge into other and international transport cultures and needs. Following autonomous shuttle vehicle Alstom investment in January 2017 he became Solution Director Autonomous Shuttle Systems, in charge of developing this new business.
Anna is an Innovation Strategy Officer at Transport for Greater Manchester. Anna leads on autonomous vehicle projects including Project Synergy http://synergy-cav.com/ and the recent successful proposal for Project LEVITATE. There are many common themes across these two projects that will ultimately support TfGM to outline a Greater Manchester Strategy for Connected and Autonomous vehicles. Her aim is to enable the Innovation team’s project portfolio to grow and develop key links and partnerships with international partners that are mutually beneficial for all parties and support TfGM in delivering their 2040 Transport Strategy.
Solon is a researcher at the Manchester Metropolitan University. Previously, he graduated with a Master of Architecture with the CPU Master atelier at the Manchester School of Architecture. He is interested in the prospect of using digital tools to understand and model the development of cities. With the use of complexity theory as a guide and data as fuel, he seeks to reach an informed state that allows for the accurate use of positive design interventions to enhance the natural progression of the urban realm. His PhD research topic is ‘Combining market led economic modeling and urban spatial modeling’.
Sigita is a researcher at the Manchester Metropolitan University. She works within Complexity, Planning and Urbanism research cluster having previously graduated with a Master of Architecture. Her research interests are concerned with socio-technical processes with a particular focus on future mobility technology and sustainability in cities. Parallel to her work as a research assistant on Innovate UK Project Synergy, she is also a PhD student. Her PhD research topic is ‘Autonomous Vehicles and Socio-Technical Transitions’.
Lisa is Senior Policy Manager at Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), the local government body responsible for delivering Greater Manchester’s transport strategy and commitments: https://www.tfgm.com/. Lisa is part of a team from TfGM, Manchester City Council and Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council working on the policy aspects of the Innovate UK funded project ‘Synergy’. This project will trial Connected Autonomous Vehicles in Greater Manchester: http://synergy-cav.com/. Lisa has a PhD in public sector innovation management and conducted research on innovation policy development and implementation across Europe whilst working at the University of Manchester.
Joseph Constanty is the International Director at NIU, the global leader in smart electric scooters, responsible for building and implementing the go-to-market strategy for NIU outside of China. Prior to joining NIU, Joseph co-founded five technology and service companies in his fifteen years living in greater China.
Étudiant de l’école de commerce à l’ISC Paris, Damien Pichereau entre dans la vie active au Mans, où il exerce le métier de commercial dans le secteur de l’automobile pour plusieurs marques et concessionnaires. Il est aujourd’hui élu d’une circonscription à la fois urbaine, périurbaine et rurale, où la mobilité est au cœur des problématiques territoriales. Secrétaire de la Commission du développement durable et de l’aménagement du territoire, il a été désigné rapporteur pour avis de la mission budgétaire « Transports terrestres et fluviaux » pour le projet de loi de finances 2019. Siégeant également au sein de la Commission des Affaires européennes, il est l’auteur d’une résolution européenne sur le Paquet mobilité européen. Ces travaux lui ont également permis d’être nommé parlementaire en mission par le Premier ministre sur la question de l’exploitation des véhicules utilitaires légers. Ainsi particulièrement engagé en faveur du développement des transports afin de favoriser la mobilité de tous, il a été désigné Président du groupe d’études « Véhicules terrestres » et Vice-président du groupe d’études « Route et sécurité routière ».
Danielle works across the business and technology teams of HSBC to represent the bank on Digital and Innovation with Corporate, Institutional and Governmental clients. She is building a series of ecosystems to help the bank and the market move to a new cross sector way of working. The focus of this is to facilitate the growth of Smart Cities across developed and emerging countries, using technology and partnerships to bring new product solutions, and investment opportunities. Prior to this, Danielle worked in the HSBC Global Banking Management Office covering Business Development for Europe and Africa. She started her career in Law at Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal, and later moved into Equity Capital Markets at N+1 Group. Danielle holds an LLB, and is pursuing an MSt at Cambridge University. She was recognised in the Innovate Finance “Women in Fintech 2017 Power List,” and is the Vice President on Digital Innovation at the G-20Y Association.
Manuel Marsilio is the General Manager of CONEBI – the Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry. Based in Brussels, CONEBI represents the interests of the European Bicycle, Pedal-Assist E-Bike and Parts & Accessories Industries before the EU Institutions. Manuel is also representative of the newly founded WBIA – World Bicycle Industry Association – in the context of both the World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations and the Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety organised by the United Nations. Manuel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and a Master’s Degree in Political Science and International Relations.
Thierry Willemarck has been the CEO of the Touring Club Belgium (TCB) since 2001. He was President of the FIA Region I from 2013 to 2017, when he was invited by Jean Todt to join his team as FIA Deputy President for Automobile Mobility and Tourism. A Member of the FIA World Council of Automobile Mobility and Tourism since 2005, Mr Willemarck is also President of the FIA Audit Committee and President of the Alliance Internationale de Tourisme (AIT). Prior to joining the TCB, he held different management positions during a 21-year career, including as CEO of subsidiaries at Conoco Phillips. A trained Industrial Engineer, Mr Willemarck also holds a PhD in Business and Administration, a Harvard University MBA, as well as a degree in Program Management Development at MIT.
Philippe Crist is an Administrator and Project Manager at the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He coordinates the research of the ITF’s Corporate Partnership Board and manages international research projects for the ITF’s 57 Member countries. His current work addresses disruptive urban mobility scenarios and examines how active mobility, public transport and taxi markets must adapt to these. He is also leading work on Big Data within the ITF and investigating new strategies to leverage knowledge derived from new and rapidly growing data sources to improve transport decision-making. His other work currently looks at managing mobility in rapidly growing urban areas, assessing GHG emission strategies in the transport sector, as well as investigating national transport asset and network management strategies. A French-American dual national, he is an ex-competitive cyclist and avid mushroom hunter.
Avichai Bakst, is part of one of Google’s most recent acquisitions, WAZE, the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app with over 100M active users. He’s a veteran in the digital eco system with over 11 years of experience across multiple companies. Avichai joined Waze 6 years ago, earlier this year he joined the Partnerships’ Business Development Team, and is now heading their strategic partnerships across EMEA. One of his main responsibilities is engaging with Municipalities and Departments of Transportation in the efforts to facilitate with the reduction of traffic in local metros and their arteries. Mitigating this pain has become a genuine necessity for all big cities. He collaborates with governmental authorities, highway control centers, municipalities, airports, 1st responders, etc.
Alexandra Dublanche is Vice President of Paris Region, in charge of Economic Development, Agriculture and Rural Affairs. She is also deputy mayor of Sartrouville (population of 53,000) in the wester suburbs of Paris where she is responsible for Transportation and the “Politique de la ville”, the French urban policy designed to tackle the problems occurring in deprived neighborhoods and aiming at reducing territorial inequalities within urban areas. After graduating from ESCP EUROPE, one of France’s first-ranked business schools, and earning three European Master Degrees in international management from France (Paris), England (Oxford), and Germany (Berlin), Alexandra Dublanche started her career at the top consulting firm McKinsey & Company in Germany. Three years later she worked for the French Government as an advisor on economic affairs and public finances to the French Minister of Education and Government Spokesman in 2008-2010. She then left for the United States where she studied at the Harvard Kennedy School and graduated in 2012 with a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University. She came back to France in 2012 to work for Valerie Pécresse.
A tech entrepreneur and business angel, Gregory thrives in creating value and fast growth for business ventures. Over the past 15 years, he has harnessed his experience in Europe and North America to launch, grow and sell start-ups in the automotive, mobile and social media industries. Gregory previously served as the CFO of Powertrain Systems Business Group at Valeo.
Alain De Taeye is a member of TomTom’s Management Board. Lauded as the ‘man who rocked the mapping world,’ Alain graduated as engineer-architect from Ghent University, and has since dedicated his career to the digitisation of maps and routing. Alain founded IT consultancy, Informatics & Management Consultants (I&M), which, in 1989, was integrated into the Dutch Tele Atlas group which he eventually headed. At Tele Atlas, Alain focused the firm on the digitalisation and commercialisation of geospatial content, and successfully introduced the company to the Frankfurt and Amsterdam stock exchanges. In 2008, TomTom acquired Tele Atlas and Alain joined the Management Board. Taeye’s vision and leadership at TomTom has brought consistency in the company’s geospatial content strategy, offering new dimensions and innovations including the introduction of TomTom’s High Definition map and streaming technologies for a future of autonomous driving.
As an elected ecologist, Brigitte Desveaux is the 2nd Vice President of the Communauté d’Agglomération de La Rochelle, in charge of transportation and mobility. Brigitte also serves as City Counselor of La Rochelle, and is President of the Rochelais Collective Transport Region (RTCR).
Christophe Gay places at the heart of his reflection the questions of imagination, representation, and how social norms come to represent lifesyle, particularly those concerning mobility in our current and future society. It is for this reason that Christophe helped to create the Mobile Lives Forum (Forum Vies Mobile) in partnership with SNCF. Christophe’s educational background is in international law, political science, and psychosociology (Sceaux, Sorbonne, and Nanterre).
Loïs works as a Manager of Market Development at Hubject. She is developing Hubject’s partnerships and strategic alliances in the field of eRoaming for customer friendly and interoperable charging of electric vehicles as well as for Hubject’s new ISO 15118 ecosystem to enable Plug&Charge. Prior to Hubject she worked in the public transport industry.
Andrew Grant is an Intelligent Mobility analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. He produces analysis on business models, technologies and policies related to connected cars, mobility services and autonomous driving. Andrew works with automakers, utilities, technology companies and investors to understand the role of data in the future of transportation. He is based in London and holds an MSc in Applied Economics and a Bachelor of Business Science in Economics from the University of Cape Town.
Ms. Pallas manages regional expansion in Europe for Scoot, as well as government relations and public affairs. She previously held increasingly senior roles in marketing, strategic relations, operations and general management for Hailo and mytaxi. Civil Engineer, holds a Master degree from IESE Business School.
Annie is a Project Manager for Global Ground Vehicle Standards at SAE International. She manages SAE’s research and standards portfolio on shared mobility, road safety, and accessibility. Prior to SAE, Annie led research and outreach activities on shared mobility at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America. She was also a Transportation Engineer for the World Resources Institute, where she managed health and road safety research as well as monitoring and evaluation efforts in low- and middle-income countries. Annie holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Transportation Engineering from McGill University.
Victoria Markewitz is part of the European Business Development team of Via Transportation and ViaVan, the joint venture between Mercedes-Benz Vans and Via, based in Berlin. She is responsible for driving the launch of Via and ViaVan’s licensing partnerships with European and Middle Eastern public transport operators and cities. Prior to Via, Victoria worked as a management consultant for Roland Berger in the Transportation Competence Center, both in Germany and the Middle East, consulting clients on innovative mobility solutions and strategies. Victoria graduated from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and a Master in Management degree.
Neil is a freelance CFO and Advisor for growth companies at Tailored Partners and a contributor to the Urban Mobility Daily. He is a former lead equity analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York where he covered car rental and mobility stocks and helped to lead Zipcar’s $1.1 billion IPO. He was also an equity analyst at Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers and began his career at a boutique investment bank advising on M&A deals and high yield debt financings. He built his operational skills both as a startup founder and as the CFO of an East Africa-focused impact investment firm. He is a CFA charterholder and a Certified Management Accountant and received his MBA from the University of South Carolina.
Caroline Cerfontaine joined UITP, the International Association of Public Transport, in 2006. As Senior Manager she is the UITP expert for combined mobility and autonomous vehicles. She manages the UITP Combined Mobility Commission that brings together international mobility experts and looks at how to develop synergies between public transport and other sustainable mobility services such as car-sharing, cycling, bike-sharing, taxis, and ride-sharing, with the aim of providing better mobility options to citizens that offer a real alternative to private car ownership.
Jean-François Dhinaux is Head of Strategic Marketing and Synergies at Via ID, a start-up accelerator focused on new mobility (Mobivia Groupe – Norauto/Midas/ATU). Passionate about useful innovations serving the customer experience, Jean-François has previously led the sales and digital transformation of several brands and groups. He also supported entrepreneurial projects within an investment fund before creating his own disruptive services start-up. Jean-François is a specialist in Intra and Entrepreneurship, with an approach primarily focused on team’s strengths.
Avery Ash serves as Autonomous Vehicle Lead for INRIX, the global leader in connected car services and intelligent movement. Avery leads the company’s global policy engagement and helps shape business strategy in the connected car and autonomous vehicle space. Prior to INRIX, Avery served as Director of Federal Relations for AAA where he was responsible for the Association’s federal advocacy on transportation, vehicle technology, mobility and energy issues. He currently serves on the World Economic Forum’s executive working group for Autonomous and Urban Mobility. Avery is a graduate of Bowdoin College with a joint degree in Economics and Anthropology.
After almost 10 years as Head of the European Automotive Equity Research team at Barclays, Kristina is transitioning to a new role focused on Thematic investing in the field of Mobility. Her work focuses on a wide range of themes that relate to the automotive sphere but also cross sector issues, such as the rising penetration of electric vehicles (from the availability of natural resources, to the chemistry and battery capacity requirements, and to implications for oil demand). Other areas of focus include Disruptive Mobility, the transition to TaaS (transportation as a service), automotive connectivity and autonomous driving. Kristina joined Barclays from Citigroup where she was responsible for research analysis on the Automotive sector. She graduated with a Degree in Literae Humaniores (Classics) from St John’s College, Oxford.
Peter Harris originally joined UPS in 1989 as an Automotive Supervisor and accepted the role of Sustainability Director for Europe in 2011. In addition to his UPS responsibilities, Peter is also a director of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, a public-private entity in the UK whose purpose is to accelerate the shift to low carbon vehicles and fuels. Prior to UPS Peter worked for 4 years with London Transport and 2 years as a volunteer agricultural engineer in Indonesia. Peter is the holder of a Masters degree in Engineering from Cambridge University, UK. He is also a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE).
Nicolas has been managing several businesses in the mobility and IT sectors for the last 20 years. He managed major infrastructure projects in the railway and the telecoms industry in various countries including the United States, Greece and Indonesia. He then created and grew several worldwide businesses within the Orange Group, such as network integration and cybersecurity services. In 2015 he joined the Keolis Group and created Kisio, the pioneer of “responsive locomotion.” Kisio, with its 700 employees, provides digital solutions, consulting and operational services to most regional and urban PTAs in France.
With over 20 years’ experience delivering solutions in the geospatial industry, Johan’s vision is to enable the smarter movement of people by providing real-time transit data and visualisation design service for journey planning and MaaS. Before Ito World, he was a company director at Esri, the world’s leading provider of geospatial software.
Truly passionate about moving people and giving them time back for the important things in life, Fabien joined Volocopter to achieve exactly that. While building up Uber in Germany as General Manager, he realized that innovation continues to challenge regulation and that cooperation is crucial for developing new mobility products and services. At Volocopter he works with legislators and cities to enable air taxi services globally. Before dedicating his work to the future of mobility, Fabien gained broad experience in the tech, consulting, and VC industries. Volocopter GmbH is the global leader in the development of eVTOL as autonomous air taxis for the safe transport of people.
Dr. Michael Barillère-Scholz has been Managing Director at ioki since 2017 – the new business line for Demand Responsive Transport, Mobility Analytics and Autonomous Driving of Deutsche Bahn. His special passions are sustainable mobility of tomorrow as well as agile, employee-centered organizational development. With his team at ioki, he brings digital mobility solutions on the streets. At the same time, he is currently being trained as a “Self Driving Car Engineer” at the Silicon Valley.
Damien Bon is Chief Executive Officer at Stuart, where he leads global business strategy and implementation. After holding a leadership position at Boston Consulting Group for three years, he dove headfirst into the startup world with Stuart, where he helped drive the company’s growth and ultimate acquisition by GeoPost. Damien has a master’s degree from Columbia University, an MBA from INSEAD, and started his career with Lehman Brothers in 2007. Currently based in Paris, Damien has also lived in the UK and Asia during his career.
Piia Karjalainen is currently working as Senior Manager for MaaS Alliance at ERTICO. She is based in Brussels. Previously she has been working for the European Parliament and the Finnish Ministry of Transport & Communications. She has been working her whole career in different positions related to transport mainly with transport strategies, ITS, Mobility as a Service, policymaking and EU regulation. She holds a Master of Science in Economics.
Giles Bailey is an insightful thinker about business and societal challenges and the resulting need for organisational change. This is particularly in the mobility sector as well as the wider public sector. The basis for this experience is his 25 year career at Transport for London and in consulting in North America and Europe. He now applies this knowledge, via being a Director at Stratageeb Ltd, in areas such as strategic and innovation advice to businesses including digital start-ups, multi-nationals, local authorities, other public sector organisations and governments. He also university lectures, speaks at conferences and writes for the UK and international transport press. Giles Bailey is currently the CEO and Director of International Relations at the TravelSpirit Foundation and has worked with the foundation since its inception in 2016.
Currently a Policy Advisor at FiveAI, Leon Daniels was the Managing Director, Surface Transport at TfL where until December 2017 was responsible for delivering £3.5bn of road, light rail and transport services and all major, civil engineering infrastructure projects in the capital. He was also responsible for the successful delivery of transport during the ‘most successful public transport games ever’ in London 2012. He remains a Trustee of the London Transport Museum. Prior to joining TfL, in 1998 Leon had sold his own venture-capital backed business to a FTSE 100, multinational transport business, creating the largest and most profitable operating unit within this £3bn turnover organisation. Leon Daniels is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport, an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Couriers and a Member of the Court of the Worshipful Company of Carmen.
Karen Vancluysen was appointed as Secretary General of Polis Network in September 2014, after having been the network’s Research Director for 8 years. Polis is the leading European network of cities and regions working together on innovative transport solutions. Prior to joining POLIS in 2004, Karen was Network Manager at ACCESS-EUROCITIES for a New Mobility Culture and project manager at Langzaam Verkeer, a Belgian centre for mobility management. Since 1998, she has been involved in European urban transport networking and policy activities and many EU research and innovation projects covering a wide range of urban mobility topics.
Dr. Doug Kaufman is an experienced leader, entrepreneur, and the CEO of TransLoc Inc, a pioneering company delivering flexible, demand-driven microtransit technology and services to cities and municipal transit agencies. Having established itself as a market leader for on-demand microtransit solutions, TransLoc was recently acquired by Ford Smart Mobility. Under Doug’s leadership, TransLoc, based in Durham, North Carolina, was named to Fast Company’s 2017 list of the most innovative companies in transportation, alongside Uber and Tesla.
Remo Gerber is Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Lilium – the Munich based aviation start-up building the world’s first all-electric air taxi. He was previously Managing Director of ground transportation disrupter Gett in the UK & Western Europe and COO of Groupon – the e-commerce marketplace – in Northern Europe. Born in Zürich, Remo is a physicist from ETH Zurich and has a PhD from the University of Oxford. Remo is a keen skier and likes to escape to the slopes of Switzerland as often as he can. He shares his time between Munich, Zurich and London, as well as continuing his mission to share the remarkable benefits the Lilium jet will bring to cities around the world.
Jacob Bangsgaard has led ERTICO – ITS Europe since January 2017. ERTICO is a multi-sector platform with 120 partners from more than 25 countries headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. From 2001-2006 he served as ERTICO’s Director of International Affairs and Communications where he was responsible for the international deployment support for ITS on markets like China, India, Russia, and Brazil. He is a Danish national with a university background in international economics and 27 years’ experience working in Brussels on transport and mobility issues. He was from 2010-2016 Director General of FIA Region I and responsible for the mobility activities of the FIA in EMEA. Jacob Bangsgaard is President of the MaaS Alliance, and was on the Board of Euro NCAP from 2010-2016 and Secretary General of the Belgian association eSafetyAware from 2009-2016.
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Passionate about new technologies, as much about how they can simplify everyday life as their potential to open up the future, Alexandre joined Uber in 2013, then a start-up of 150 employees. With a career launching new projects in countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, he is fascinated by the transformation in the uses of mobility which he has observed, whether in Lyon, Dubai, or elsewhere. Returning to France in 2015, he has has been responsible for developing partnerships with mobility actors in Western Europe since November 2016.
Stan Boland is a co-founder and CEO of Five AI, a major start-up developing driverless car software which it will deliver as a service in our cities. 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. He is a graduate in physics from the University of Cambridge.
Laetitia Gazel Anthoine founded Connecthings in 2007. In 2015, she raised $11M to expand on the US market. Laetitia is member of the board of several organizations and the representative of the Women Initiative Foundation in New York.
Sean Behr is a serial entrepreneur with a proven track record in creating new technology platforms that reinvent existing markets. He’s the co-founder and president of STRATIM, a wholly owned subsidiary of KAR (NYSE: KAR). STRATIM provides the most comprehensive platform designed for managing urban fleets, including car- and ride-sharing and autonomous vehicles, currently used by 50+ mobility providers in 25 cities across the United States. Before STRATIM, he founded ZIRX a popular on-demand valet parking service, and built two companies and sold them for $1B (Adap.tv acquired by AOL and Shopping.com acquired by eBay).
Anne-Lise Thieblemont is Senior Director of Global Technology Policy at in the Government Affairs Department at Qualcomm Incorporated. In this role, Ms. Thieblemont is responsible internationally for policy and regulatory affairs related to new technology in the area of security and vertical market strategies including focusing on Automotive and 5G technologies like C-V2X, at the intersection between public policy, business strategy, and wireless ecosystems. Ms Thieblemont interfaces with Government economic, trade and investment agencies and Qualcomm business activities such as the Organization for Economic Co-Operation & Development (OECD). Ms. Thieblemont holds an engineering degree from Telecom ParisTech in France. She also holds a Master of Science in Fundamental Physics from Paris XI University.
Anne-Marie Idrac is a French expert of transport policies. She served as President of the RATP from 2002 to 2006, as President of SNCF from 2006 to 2008, and has held several political offices as State Secretary for Transports (1995-1997), Member of the French Parliament (1997-2002), and State Secretary for External Trade (2008-2010). In 2017 she was appointed High Representative of the French Governement for the development of autonomous vehicles. Since 2011 she has also served as Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Toulouse Blagnac Airport, Administrator of Saint Gobain, Total, Bouygues and Air France KLM, and is President of the Advisory Board of the Paris School of Public Affairs of Sciences Po. She holds a Public Administration degree from Sciences Po, a law degree from Université Paris-II, and is an alumnus of ENA.
Anne is a founder of Bestmile and as VP of Operations she supports the growth of the company and oversees the day-to-day operations. She is a civil engineer with specialization in the development of innovative transportation systems. Prior to founding Bestmile, she worked in an urban planning office in Lausanne as a Transport Engineer where she was in charge of project management for two of the first autonomous mobility projects in Europe, and developed with Raphaël Gindrat the concept of the Bestmile Mobility Services Platform. Anne holds an M.S. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne.
Markus Villig is the founder and CEO of Taxify. He teamed up with his brother Martin, ex-Skype, to build the first version of Taxify in 2013 when he was 19 years old. Markus has been featured as the youngest tech CEO in Forbes Europe 30 under 30 list and is the youngest founder of a billion dollar company in Europe.
Graduate of the ENA (French National School of Administration), Catherine Guillouard began her career at the Ministry of Economy. In 1997, she joined Air France where she was Senior VP of Flight Operations, Senior VP of Human Resources and Change management and Senior VP of Finance. In 2007, she joined Eutelsat Communications as CFO and Member of the Group’s Executive Committee. In 2013 she joined Rexel Group as CFO in charge of Finance, Control and Legal Affairs and then Deputy CEO, member of the Executive Board and the Executive Committee. She has also been Board member at Engie since 2015 and at Airbus since 2016. On August 2nd, 2017, Ms. Guillouard was appointed Chairwoman and CEO of RATP Group. She is also VP of Systra’s supervisory board, the RATP Group and SNCF joint engineering subsidiary.