Wheels is a Los Angeles micro-mobility company founded in Los Angeles in 2018 that enable rentals of small electric bikes. As the space continues to evolve, the company’s superior form-factor is uniquely positioned for safety and appeals to a broad demographic, a perfect match for European cities.
Time: 15:00 – 15:40 Format: Panel Speakers: Jimmy Pai, Director of Product Marketing Horizon Robotics Jessica García, R&D Project Leader, FICOSA Pierre-Eric Perrin, Founding Partner, Mawenzi Partners Moderator: Andrew Grant, Intelligent Mobility Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Thanks to major innovations in AI, Level 4 and Level 5 Autonomous Vehicles may not be as far off as previously believed. This leads us to wonder, what will the “driver” experience look like in a car that does not actually require any driving? How will people inhabit this new autonomous space and what will they do while they are there? And finally, what will the role of the car be in relation to the city around it and the people inside of it?
Anette Burgdorf is a television and radio journalist. Specialized in the hosting of conferences and round tables, she has presented at many major international events. Anette, of German origin, studied in Munich and Passau. Fascinated by the French language, she arrived in Paris in 1998 where she first hosted a daily column on RFI on German current affairs.
Anette will be participating in the fireside chat Mobility is Reinventing. And so are We! on Thursday, 17 October at 15:00
Time: 12:00 – 12:40 Format: Panel Speakers: Marc Granger, Chief Strategy Officer, Alstom Chris Pangilinan, Head of Global Policy Public Transportation, Uber Mathias Serre, Sales Director Transit International, Conduent Moderator: Lukas Neckermann, Managing Director, Neckermann Strategic Advisors
There is perhaps no other breakthrough that has disrupted mobility more than the rise of Mobility as a Service. Practically unknown a mere decade ago, even to many within the mobility industry, MaaS is now the dynamic acronym on everybody’s LipS. What’s next for the disruption that’s completely transforming how we are getting around? We turn to 3 of today’s biggest players in MaaS: Alstom, Uber and Conduent to learn about some of the most exciting, new innovations that are coming to cities around the world.
Time: 12:00 – 12:20 Format: Fireside Chat Speakers: Tony Á Verb, Co-Founder & Managing Director, GreaterBay Venture & Advisors Liang Xu, Partner, Hogan Lovells Ross Douglas, CEO, Autonomy
KobOO c’est l’agilité au service de la mobilité pour tous les types d’usage. Avec un système de partage full digital, des systèmes de verrouillage compatibles avec n’importe quel vélo et du contenu au sein de l’application, KobOO propose une expérience utilisateur qui va au-delà du simple service de location.
His latest work focuses on the governance of real digital cities, as part of the Audacities project conducted with FING (Fondation Internet Nouvelle Génération – Next Generation Internet Foundation), and on the future of autonomous, shared mobility, as part of the New Mobility, Clean Mobility project.
He has been conducting research at IDDRI since 2010 on a number of issues linking cities and the ecological transition: the transition to low-carbon cities and urban modelling; policies against fuel poverty (in housing and mobility) and affordable housing policies; analysis of the linkages between lifestyles and technical systems in the sustainable city project; and urban planning issues. Recently, he has developed a research series on digital cities, analysing data challenges in “smart” cities and the potential of urban crowdsourcing tools.
Mathieu is a graduate of ENSTA ParisTech and has a PhD in economics. He completed his thesis at Mines ParisTech under the supervision of P.N. Giraud on the planning of low-carbon cities.
Today braking system is a major source of emission of PM released by traffic. Tallano is a startup and the pioneer in this field and developed a technology to reduce this pollution up to 85%.
La solution WeTrott’ permet de générer le report modal de la voiture vers l’utilisation de nos trottinettes en intermodalité, combinant transports en communs et trottinettes. Nous répondons à la problématique du premier et du dernier km, dans une logique de continuité territoriale, mais aussi pour mieux desservir les pôles d’échanges multimodaux. Cette solution contribue à diminuer la congestion, la pollution, puisque nos lignes de stations doivent se substituer à l’usage de la voiture sur les courtes distances. Outre l’atout majeur de la flexibilité de l’implantation de nos stations sans génie civil et facilement déplaçable, elles offrent un service sécurisé. La protection de notre environnement est primordiale et en ce sens, nous avons intégré un système de chargement automatique des trottinettes ce qui limite l’impact de la maintenance. Le service de maintenance intervient en vélo-cargo pour l’entretien technique uniquement. La solution est complétée par la distribution automatique d’un casque et d’un cadenas, des trottinettes bridées et conformes ce qui nous a permis de garantir une assurance RC et Corporelle pour tous les utilisateurs. Nous répondons au besoin de mobilité de manière respectueuse de l’environnement et de l’espace public.
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Time: 15:00 – 15:20 Format: Fireside Chat Speaker: Caroline Parot, CEO, Europcar Mobility Group Moderator:Anette Burgdorf, Journalist and Television Presenter
Time: 15:40 – 16:00 Format: Keynote Speaker: Franck Margain, Regional Councillor and President of Paris Region Entreprises
Time: 10:10 – 10:30 Format: Keynote Speaker: Rob Cotter, Founder, OrganicTransit
Time: 11:20 – 12:00 Format: Panel Speakers: Simon Broesamle, Chief Business Development Officer, SHARE NOW Mona Levacher, Director Electric Vehicle Offers, Groupe PSA Philippe Crist, Advisor – Innovation and Foresight, International Transport Forum Moderator: Laurent Dunys, Co-Founder, xMotion
This panel will explore how the various actors in the automotive sector are responding to the challenges brought on by major disruptions to the industry such as Dieselgate, growing concerns over climate change, the increasing popularity of MaaS and ride hailing and the rise of global tech companies. It will seek to answer the burning question: What does Europe needs to do to remain a global leader in this rapidly evolving industry?
Time: 11:40 – 12:00 Format: Fireside Chat Speaker: Julien Nicolas, Deputy CEO, e-Voyageur SNCF and Head of OUI.sncf Moderator: Gregory Ducongé, CEO, Vulog
Time: 10:00 – 10:40 Format: Panel Speakers: Yannick Duport, Electric Mobility Director, Groupe EDF Hervé Levifve, conseiller technique, Cabinet de Christophe Najdovski, Marie de Paris Thomas Chretien, Electric Vehicles Director, Nissan West Europe Cécile Goubet, Secretary General, French Electric Mobility Development Association Moderator: Gabriel Plassat, Co-Founder, La Fabrique des Mobilités
Electric Vehicles have long been touted as the “future of mobility” and yet they are far from being widespread on the roads. Many potential drivers are affected by “range anxiety” and the very real question remains of whether many cities’ power grids are even capable of hosting EVs en masse? Relying on a wealth of expertise and experience from efforts to “electrify” transport in France, the panelists will address the pressing challenges by looking into new charging solutions and discussing what it will take to convert mobility in cities to electric once and for all.
Time: 14:20 – 15:00 Format: Panel Speakers: Caroline Hazlehurst, Director of EMEA Operations, Bird Maxim Romain, Co-Founder & CEO, Dott Laureline Serieys, General Manager France et Benelux, JUMP David Spielfogel, Chief Policy Officer, Lime Fredrik Hjelm, Co-Founder & CEO, Voi Axel Lindnér, VP & General Manager, Europe, Wheels
Moderator: Ross Douglas, Founder & CEO, Autonomy
This panel aims to understand how we can improve the adoption of free-floating scooters in cities. Despite the fact that free-floating scooters reduce pollution, congestion and CO2 emissions in cities, this first/last-mile solution faces an uphill battle in winning the hearts and minds of the public, policy makers and the press. How can scooter operators encourage cities to give up four wheels for two?
Maxim is the CEO & Co-founder of Dott, a European startup specialized in shared micro-mobility services. Maxim is French and was previously ofo’s head of EMEA, Wayfair Europe MD, and worked before for Decathlon Asia in operations & manufacturing. He holds a master degree in engineering at Ecole Centrale Lille and MBA at Insead.
Maxim will be participating in the panel Mass Adoption of Free-floating Scooters: What will it take? on Thursday, 17 October at 14:20
Dott is a micro-mobility European start-up founded by Maxim Romain and Henri Moissinac, gathering the most experienced team in mobility and tech in Europe. Dott’s mission is to make green travel an easy choice for everyone in European cities. Dott has created a list of ten commitments the company will adhere to in order to have a responsible and collaborative approach with cities. Dott’ s e-scooters have been carefully deployed in Brussels, Paris, Lyon, and Milan between January and October 2019.
Mona Levacher is an Automotive Industry Veteran with 16 years of Business Management Experience in Europe, North America, Asia, Middle-East & Africa. She joined Groupe PSA in 2015. She is currently in charge of Market Strategy Design & Implementation for Electric cars across Various Global Markets. Mona Leverages her Broad Experience across the entire Value Chain from Quality Engineering, Product development, Marketing, Corporate Strategy, Digital Transformation, to the Launch of New Business Models / Services for Electric & Connected Cars. Her know-how is also Enriched through Experience within Global Automotive players including Groupe PSA, Renault-Nissan Alliance, Hyundai Motors & Faurecia. She obtained her Industrial Engineering degree from Polytechnic of Tehran, followed by an MBA in Marketing from Tehran University. She holds an Executive MBA degree from HEC Paris.
Mona will be participating in the panel The Future of the European Auto Industry on Wednesday, 16 October at 11:20
Groupe PSA designs unique automotive experiences and delivers mobility solutions to meet all customer expectations. The Group has five car brands, Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel and Vauxhall, and provides a wide array of mobility and smart services under the Free2Move brand. Its ‘Push to Pass’ strategic plan represents a first step towards the achievement of the Group’s vision to be “a global carmaker with cutting-edge efficiency and a leading mobility provider sustaining lifetime customer relationships”. An early innovator in the field of autonomous and connected cars, Groupe PSA is also involved in financing activities through Banque PSA Finance and in automotive equipment via Faurecia.
Tony is a serial entrepreneur, urban innovator, venture capitalist and film producer, based in Hong Kong. He’s the founder of GreaterBay Ventures & Advisors, an integrated investment and consulting firm, specialised on cross-border innovation and smart cities. Tony is committed to accelerate the growth of technology companies that positively impact urbanisation under the thesis he coins as “Urban Tech with Impact”. Tony launched several initiatives and contributes to different verticals and communities locally and globally, with experience in corporate innovation, accelerator programmes and ecosystem building as partner of Nest.vc and co-founder of Mettā, an entrepreneur club. In his spare time, Tony contributes to philanthropic initiatives, creative projects and studies quantum physics. He is a proud member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers community and a Greater Bay Area Investment Committee Vice Chair under the Smart City Consortium of Hong Kong.
Tony will be participating in the Fireside Chat A ‘Greater’ Vision: Investing in Mobility in China & the Greater Bay Area on Wednesday, 16 October at 12:00
GreaterBay’s mission is to foster innovation and business creation between the Greater Bay Area in Southern China and the rest of the world. We are building the largest and highest quality expert and advisory network focusing on the Greater Bay Area, specialised on technology and innovation. Whatever resource or intelligence might be sought after in this region, we are making sure that it can be accessed or found through GreaterBay. We are a venture builder in our core, but we also help existing innovative companies do business in the Greater Bay Area. Our strength is in expansion, growth, partnerships and exit opportunities across industries and verticals with a strong focus on innovation and technology.
Rob is founder of Organic Transit and designer of the ELF, a new category in urban transportation that’s both solar and pedal powered and fills the space between a bicycle and a car. Rob has worked with Porsche, BMW, McLaren, AMG and Shimano. With DuPont and GE, he developed new ways of molding composite materials. He directed the American Solar Cup, the first solar car race in the US and served as the VP of the International Human Powered Vehicle Association. He’s been an advisor to Gov. Jerry Brown, a Creative Director and a documentary producer. He also worked with Anita Roddick, CEO of The Body Shop, launching environmental and human rights campaigns.
Rob will be giving the keynote Environmental Prosperity in the Age of Climate Change on Wednesday, 16 October at 10:10
Organic Transit, a Durham, NC based company designs, manufactures and sells the ELF, a solar and human powered hybrid car-bike. Spanning the space between a bicycle and a car, the ELF provides fun, easy, clean and fast mobility with a zero carbon footprint.
Gabriel is a connector in the ecosystem of mobility between corporate firms, startups, labs and cities. As an expert for the European Commission (INEA, H2020), for ADEME (French Agency for Environment & Energy), and advisor for several corporate firms, Gabriel leads la Fabrique des Mobilités, the 1st public accelerator for creating a new common culture. Writer, speaker and teacher, he aims to inspire major transitions in the field of mobility.
Gabriel will be moderating the panel Smarter Charging: Is the Grid Ready for Electric Vehicles? on Thursday, 17 October at 10:00
The mission of la Fabrique des Mobilités is to promote the emergence and operational adoption of common solutions to build sustainable, efficient and inclusive mobility for all stakeholders in the ecosystem.
A tech entrepreneur and business angel, Gregory has spent the past 15 years launching, growing and selling European and North American start-ups in the automotive, mobile and social media sectors. Before joining Vulog, Gregory served as the CFO of Powertrain Systems Business Group at Valeo.
Gregory will be participating in the fireside chat MaaS à la Française : The Future of the French Model on Thursday, 17 October at 11:40
Vulog builds technology solutions that power the most successful shared mobility businesses in the world. Free-floating, round-trip, peer-to-peer carsharing, ride-hailing, hybrid services or autonomous mobility pilots: all models are hitting the streets with our smart and flexible SaaS mobility solution. Our unique experience with dozens of customers around the world, combined with our Artificial Intelligence proficiency, enables us to anticipate end-user demand unlike any other, while optimizing fleet balancing. Every day, we get mobility operators a bit closer to the future business of shared self-driving cars.
Dominique Lagarde is a graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. After starting his career in Total Oil Marine in London and then in the French Nuclear Safety Authority from 1991 to 1997, he managed the Osiris nuclear reactor in the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) from 1997 to 2000. He joined EDF in 2000 in the EDF GDF Services Distribution division (which has become Enedis) where he held various positions. Appointed Executive Vice-President of EDF GDF Services Nanterre in 2001, he became an executive officer of EDF GDF Services Seine et Marne in 2002. At the end of 2003, he was appointed Executive Vice-President for Communication and Public Affairs of the Group. He was Director of the office of the Chairman in September 2004 and then Senior Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Coordination in March 2006. In May 2008, he became Human Resources and Communications Officer of EDF. He was a member of the Supervisory Board of ERDF (which is now Enedis) until 2010. Between 2010 and August 2015 he was Senior Vice President Nuclear Engineering, New Build & Development. From August 2015 to May 2018, he was Senior Vice President Strategy & Marketing, International Division. From May 2018, he was appointed senior executive vice president in charge of electric mobility within Enedis.
Dominique will be participating in the fireside chat Integration of Electric Mobility into the French Distribution Network on Thursday, October 17 at 11:00
Enedis manages 95% of the electricity distribution network in continental France. This network belongs to local authorities (French municipalities or groups of municipalities), who subcontract to Enedis as an operator through a public service delegation. Enedis thus has 2 major public service duties: service continuity and quality and non-discriminatory access to the distribution network. The quality of Enedis’s electricity supply is among the highest in Europe. To preserve this level of service, Enedis maintains and develops the network. The company also innovates to meet the needs of customers, electricity producers and electricity suppliers, particularly in the areas of information systems and metering. Enedis contributes to the smooth operation of the open electricity market by guaranteeing non-discrimination against other parties in the network.
Time: 10:40 – 11:00 Format: Fireside Chat Speaker: Dominique Lagarde, Executive Vice President Electric Mobility, Enedis Moderator: Patricia Laurent, Founder & Editor-in-chief, Greenunivers
Time: 10:30 – 10:50 Format: Film & Keynote Speakers: Juliet Riddell, Head of New Forms, Financial Times Simon Kuper, Journalist, Financial Times
Berthold Plugboer is senior project manager electric mobility for the city of Amsterdam. With the aim of emission free mobility in 2030 his team has implemented environmental zones for trucks, vans, taxi’s, touring cars and for mopeds and many other measures like grants for E-Mobility for business purposes. His foremost achievements lie within air quality and the electrification of taxi mobility. The key of the success of the Amsterdam approach is the combination of regulation, stimulation and facilitating in the charge infrastructure.
Time: 12:20 – 13:00 Format: Panel Speakers: Jean-François Dhinaux, Strategy & CMO, Via ID Anastasia Yarygina, Senior Innovation Manage, Hyundai Liam Buswell, Managing Director & Partner, Fahrenheit 212 Moderator: Ben Costantini, Founder & CEO, Startup Sesame
While a growing number of corporations have now developed startup engagement programs and innovation teams, the mobility sector present notable challenges such as R&D intensive investments and complex regulatory frameworks. This panel will discuss the changing faces of corporate innovation with leading accelerators, funds and venture studios operating in the field of transportation and smart cities.
Ben runs Startup Sesame, the global network of Tech events. With more than ten years’ experience in conference organisation, he has one of the most extensive and trusted network of event founders in the world. Expert in the creative industries, Ben advises entrepreneurs and investors in early and growth stages of their projects.
Ben will be moderating the roundtable Accelerating Corporate Innovation in Mobility & Smart Cities on Wednesday, 16 October at 12:20
Startup Sesame was officially launched in June 2015 as the first event acceleration program for startups. Startup Sesame’s program supports entrepreneurs looking to develop cross-border connections and to grow their business internationally. Selected startups become “Sesamers” and join a community of Tech event insiders. They get premium access to conferences and trade shows, visibility, guidance and mentoring sessions with a pool of international experts. For scale-ups, investors and corporates, Startup Sesame offers scouting, on-demand PR and business developers (Event Hackers) and personalized brand activations. Current partners include Atomico, H-Farm, BNP Paribas, Orange and Michelin.
The first intelligent underground charging station for electrical vehicles.
The presentation shows the evolvement of a first idea, a prototype and a pilot model to finally result in a full functional StreetPlug. We take a closer look to the components of the charging station, the product specifications and the operation of the StreetPlug. In addition there is focus on the water management as it is a crucial factor for the well-functioning of this underground unit. Finally some specific applications and interesting future projects are discussed. New potential markets for StreetPlug and a view on the future developments finalize the presentation.
Time: 16:20 – 17:00 Format: Panel Speakers: Tom Kirschbaum, CEO, Door2Door Pekka Möttö, CEO, Kyyti Karen Vancluysen, Secretary General, Polis Network Kathleen Bracke, GO Boulder Manager and Interim Co-Director of Public Works for Transportation, City of Boulder, Co, USA Speakers: Sylvain Haon, Senior Director – Strategy, UITP
This panel will explore the evolving roles and relationship of public and private operators in providing better and cleaner mobility options for citizens. It will dive into the challenges cities are facing and how PTAs and private actors are now collaborating more than ever to overcome these obstacles, while also taking care to ensure public transportation remains at the heart of a city’s mobility offering.
“MaaS” and “Multimodality” are the ultimate buzz words in the mobility industry today. But are these just other fancy labels or part of a shift that we all urgently need to be a part of? Are we really paving the way for smarter transportation or just inventing a smarter packaging? Our goal is to define what puts our cities in motion, what the evaluation criteria for Mobility as a Service players should be and how TRAFI’s Mobility Platform fits into that.
Integrating autonomous vehicles into existing urban traffic, connecting and synchronizing this new fleet with existing public transportation to provide smooth, green and efficient mobility services to passengers is probably one of the most complex challenges that Public Authorities will have to deal with in the next few years. As a leader in smart mobility systems, Alstom has already launched innovative initiatives, helping to provide answers to the first challenges being faced.
Geovelo develops a free app dedicated to cyclists, which offers safer routes, personal statistics, reports, tourist rides… All the services that a cyclist can expect, whether he is an occasional rider or a daily one. Thanks to the community of users gathered on the application, Geovelo is then able to provide a lot of insights on the bike usage. The Geovelo dashboard helps cities to take better decisions when it comes to cycling infrastructure, and is a way for them to keep track of the effects of their policy on the usage. Geovelo is already working with 18 cities in France, and is starting to expand abroad, with a first collaboration with Geneva, and more to come in Europe.
CityMaaS aide les personnes à mobilité réduite afin d’optimiser Voyage accessible en fournissant une forme numérique inclusive, AI et guidée par les données plate-forme avec des informations d’accessibilité en temps réel crowdsourcing dans les villes intelligentes.
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Time: 14:20 – 15:00 Format: Panel Speakers: Renske Martijnse-Hartikka, EU Project Manager, Forum Virium Helsinki Adela Spulber, City Relations Manager, Daimler Mobility Services Jack Pokrzywa, Director, Ground Vehicle Standards, SAE International Michaël Fernandez-Ferri, VP Product, Goggo Network
Moderator: Jamal El Hassani, Journalist, Journal du Net
For many policy makers, implementing autonomous mobility in their cities can feel like an uphill battle. Citizens are often wary of this new technology, even if it ultimately promises safer streets and accidents. Drawing on the experience of the panelists in moving autonomous mobility projects forward, this panel explores the types of policies needed to realize their efforts and how public and private actors can work together for a more autonomous future.
As an ESSEC graduate, Laureline began her career at the Boston Consulting Group, where she managed for 6 years a portfolio of ten different industries in the US and Europe. In 2011, she started working as a Strategic Partner Manager for Google France before taking on the Head of Retail position, where she assisted clients in their digital transformation. In 2016, Laureline joined Le Crédit Agricole Group Consumer Finance, a major player in the European market, as a Group Chief Digital Officer. Her mission was to conduct transformation projects within different sectors: marketing, customer relationships, data and innovation. Laureline arrived at Uber in June 2019 to take on the General Manager role for JUMP France and Belgium, in order to develop JUMP dockless electric bikeshare and scooters service available in the Uber app.
Laureline will be participating in the panel Mass Adoption of Free-floating Scooters: What will it take? on Thursday, 17 October at 16:20
Uber Technologies, Inc. is an American multinational ridesharing company offering services that include peer-to-peer ridesharing, ride service hailing, food delivery, and a bicycle-sharing system. The company is based in San Francisco and has operations in over 785 metropolitan areas worldwide.
Simon Kuper (born in Kampala, Uganda in 1969) was educated at Oxford University and Harvard. He has been working for the Financial Times since 1994, and now writes a general column for the newspaper. He is British but lives with his wife and three children in Paris. He is the author of several books including Football Against the Enemy (winner of the William Hill prize for Sports Book of the Year 1994), Ajax, The Dutch, The War: Football in Europe During the Second World War (2003), and – as co-author with Stefan Szymanski – Soccernomics (2009). He also writes for magazines in Japan, The Netherlands, Switzerland and other countries. He has won several awards for his journalism, ranging from the Manuel Vazquez Montalban prize for sportswriting in 2008 (sponsored by FC Barcelona) to the British Society of Magazine Editors’ prize for Columnist of the Year in 2016.
Simon will be participating in the discussion Climate Change: News, Culture, and Our Failings in Communication on Wednesday, 16 October at 10:30
The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.
Chris Pangilinan is the Head of Global Policy for Public Transportation at Uber. In this role, Chris works to help public transport agencies and riders harness Uber’s technology platform to make transit more convenient and easier to use. Prior to joining Uber, Chris was a program director at the non-profit research and advocacy organization TransitCenter, and served in various roles at New York City Transit, the San Francisco MTA, and the US Department of Transportation. Chris earned a B.S. in civil engineering from Portland State University and an M.S. in transportation from MIT.
Chris will be participating in the panel Mass Adoption of Free-floating Scooters: What will it take? on Thursday, 17 October at 16:20
Pierre-Eric Perrin graduated from Telecom Paris and holds an additional degree from Dauphine University. Founding partner of a strategy consulting firm created in 2011 with 2 others partners, he accompanies his clients in the mobility ecosystem – transport operators, car manufacturers and renters, TNC, credit and car insurance actors – to define their positioning, roadmap and new services offers in order to answer to the ongoing transformation of their economic model.
Pierre will be participating in the panel The “Driver” Experience in an Autonomous World on Wednesday, October 16 at 15:00
Mawenzi Partners is a strategy and organization consulting firm focused on growth levers. Founded in 2011 to give sense to the growth projects of its clients, the firm counts about fifty consultants that design strategic plans, define open innovations approaches, build new offers and customer relations, and transform business models and associated organizations. Mawenzi Partners conducts projects in France and internationally for the Executive Management of large industrial or services groups, with mobility as an historical sector for the firm.
Juliet Riddell is Head of New Formats at the FT where she has led on new formats such as news and drama collaborations, the poetic monologue starring actor Stephen Rea about the Irish Border and and a newscast ‘from the future’ about climate change starring Nicola Walker. Before joining the FT Juliet was a documentary and arts director making programmes for C4, BBC and ITV and was also previously Features and Series Video Commissioning Editor at The Guardian.
Juliet will be participating in the discussion Climate Change: News, Culture, and Our Failings in Communication on Wednesday, October 16 at 10:30
Marc Granger has been the Chief Strategy Officer of Alstom since 2017. His role is to set up the company’s strategic plan and to drive its deployment across the organisation. This includes in particular the responsibility to design and manage the Innovation Strategy and activities, and to structure the M&A Strategy. Prior to his current role, Marc was the General Manager for PRASA’s overall activities and was the CEO of Gibela, the Alstom South African joint venture responsible for the delivery and introduction of 600 modern trains onto the SA rail network. From 2005 to 2010, he was CEO of Compin Group. Marc began his career with Alstom in 1985, where he gained extensive experience in product design, marketing, project tenders and management. He notably led the Rolling Stock business from 1999 on as Alstom SVP and member of the Executive Committee. Marc holds degrees from Arts et Métiers ParisTech and HEC Paris.
Marc will be participating in the panel MaaS at the Cutting Edge: What’s Next? on Thursday, October 17 at 12:00
Leading the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, Alstom develops and markets integrated transport systems that provide the sustainable foundations for a future of multimodal transportation. Alstom offers a complete range of equipment and services, from high-speed trains, metros, tram and e-buses to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signaling and digital mobility solutions. Alstom recorded sales of €8.1 billion and booked orders of €12.1 billion in the 2018/19 fiscal year. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 36,300 people.
Yannick Duport has been Group Electric Mobility Director since November 1, 2018. He is responsible for the Electric Mobility Plan, which aims to make the Group the leading energy producer in this sector in four major European markets (France, United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium). Yannick graduated from INSA in Physical Engineering and joined EDF in 1994, where he held various operational responsibilities in the Distribution Department. At the end of 2003, he joined the Department of Island Energy Systems, which covers all the activities of the energy chain (from production to marketing). He held various posts on the Ile de la Réunion and then in Corse. In September 2010, he joined the Audit Department of the EDF Group. In November 2012, Yannick Duport was entrusted with the Coordination of Trade Optimisation Trading Trading Island Energy Systems activities with the Group Executive Director, who, in 2015, extends to the Clients scope, Services and Regional Action. He is also Director of Trade Communication. In March 2016, Yannick Duport was appointed Director of Commerce EDF Île-de-France. He is now President of IZIVIA, a 100% subsidiary of the EDF Group active in the field of electric mobility since 1998, and a director of DREEV, a joint venture created between EDF and NUVVE, He is also a director of SYNERCIEL, federation of 2000 building professionals.
Yannick will be participating in the panel Smarter Charging: Is the Grid Ready for Electric Vehicles? on Thursday, October 17 at 10:00
These days, electric cars are shaking up mobility. Mobility is becoming more digital, more autonomous and increasingly shared. In the face of climate change and pollution in large cities, electric mobility offers an appropriate and more sustainable response. Now, everything seems to be in place for its large-scale development. Almost 9 million electric vehicles are expected to be on Europe’s roads by 2030. Concerted political efforts and major advances in lithium batteries bring new possibilities. Meanwhile, stricter regulations on greenhouse gas emissions are accelerating this move towards electric technology. Automakers are investing massively in R&D and their factories, as newcomers move into the market to provide products and services such as electricity, batteries, applications and interoperable charging systems. A whole new ecosystem is taking shape.
Thomas Chretien is Nissan West Europe’s Director for Electric Vehicles & Ecosystem. Nissan’s EV team is dedicated in developing the awareness and benefits of zero emission mobility not only through vehicles but considering the overall EV ecosystem including charging infrastructure, energy services and partnerships. Thomas started his career 14 years ago at Nissan Europe headquarters and held different Sales & Marketing positions at Ford and Alfa Romeo. He joined back Nissan West Europe in 2012 as Product Specialist and took over EV Marketing management in 2015. He has been nominated EV & Ecosystem Director in April 2017.
Thomas will be participating in the panel Smarter Charging: Is the Grid Ready for Electric Vehicles? on Thursday, October 17 at 10:00
Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 17,000 staff across locally-based design, research & development, manufacturing, logistics and sales & marketing operations. Last year Nissan plants in the UK, Spain and Russia produced more than 660,000 vehicles including award-winning crossovers, commercial vehicles and the Nissan LEAF, the world’s most popular electric vehicle. Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility vision is designed to guide Nissan’s product and technology pipeline and this 360 degree approach to the future of mobility will anchor critical company decisions around how cars are powered, how cars are driven, and how cars integrate into society. Nissan is positioned to become the most desirable Asian brand in Europe.
Dr. Simon Broesamle is the Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO) at SHARE NOW overseeing strategy and expansion of the company. He is an expert in new business models and innovations in the field of mobility. Prior to joining SHARE NOW, Broesamle served as Chief Customer Officer at ReachNow in Seattle, WA, USA responsible for all customer facing activities and product management. Before that, he was BMW Group’s Global Head of Market Development for On-Demand Mobility. In that role Broesamle led the initial ReachNow launch in April and the implementation of new mobility services worldwide. He also served in product management in 360 Electric, a division at BMW Group focused on the development of consumer product offerings that reduce the barriers in purchasing electric vehicles. Broesamle holds a Ph.D. in leadership and marketing from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.
Simon will be participating in the panel The Future of the European Auto Industry on Wednesday, October 16 at 11:20
Rent a car anywhere and anytime – that’s SHARE NOW. As the market leader and pioneer of free-floating carsharing, SHARE NOW has over four million members and is represented in 31 major cities globally with over 20,000 vehicles, of which 3,200 are electrically powered. From registration through the rental process, all steps are performed digitally via a smartphone app. SHARE NOW provides a sustainable solution for urban mobility and, as part of a range of mobility options, contributes significantly to reducing vehicular congestion in cities: Each SHARE NOW vehicle replaces up to eight privately-owned cars in urban traffic, and at the same time is used up to six times more frequently. SHARE NOW is the largest provider of electromobile free-floating carshare in the world with four European cities operating with 100 percent fully electric fleets and 14 additional cities operating with partial electric fleets. Today, SHARE NOW is present in Europe and North America with BMW, Mercedes-Benz, MINI and smart vehicles and continues to expand its market leadership in free-floating carsharing. SHARE NOW is one of five mobility services under the joint venture of the BMW Group and the Daimler AG, founded in 2019. The company is headquartered in the German capital Berlin.
Lukas is the Managing Director of Neckermann Strategic Advisors. He has 20 years of leadership experience in automotive, media, and financial services and has worked at BMW and Allianz Group. He is Chief Strategist at Splyt, and an advisor to Eliport, Flock Cover, Hyperion Executive Search, and NEXT Future Transportation Inc. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Technology Studies from Cornell University, and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.
Lukas will be moderating the panel MaaS at the Cutting Edge: What’s Next? on Thursday, October 17 at 12:00
Neckermann Strategic Advisors is a consultancy based in London with a unique and exclusive focus on smart cities and smart mobility, as well as their strategic impact. Our core team divides its time between London, New York, Munich, and Paris and we have an extensive network of associates and colleagues across the world.
Jessica García obtained in 2010 a Telecommunication Engineering degree from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Her career started as a firmware developer in different sectors. In recent years she has specialized in the automotive sector, where she currently works for the Spanish automotive supplier Ficosa. She is part of the Advanced Engineering team of the Advanced Communications Business Unit and participates in several R+D projects within the company. She coordinates the European project ESCAPE.
Jessica will be participating in the panel The “Driver” Experience in an Autonomous World on Wednesday October 16 at 15:00
Ficosa is a top-tier global provider devoted to the research, development, manufacturing, and marketing of advanced technology vision, safety, connectivity, and efficiency systems for the motor and mobility sectors. The company’s desire is to contribute to society through a commitment to technological innovation, human values, and energy efficiency. Ficosa was founded in 1949. The company’s head office is located in Barcelona (Spain) and it has production centers, engineering centers and sales offices in 19 countries in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Africa. In 2018 Ficosa consolidated sales of 1,208 million euros. Ficosa currently has a team of more than 10,500 employees.
Jimmy is an engineer turned technology marketer specializing in marketing strategy for innovative technologies. After working at automotive business units for some of the prominent semiconductor companies including Qualcomm and Cambridge Silicon Radio, he joint Horizon Robotics as Director of Product Marketing leading the company’s marketing strategies and product positioning of its innovative automotive AI processors.
Jimmy will be participating in the panel The “Driver” Experience in an Autonomous World on Wednesday October 16 at 15:00
Horizon Robotics is a globally leading company in edge AI computing platform and solutions. Leveraging deep know-how of chip design and AI algorithms, Horizon Robotics designs high-performance, low-power and cost-effective edge AI chips for smart mobility and ”Artificial Intelligence of Things” (AIoT).
Jamal has been a tech journalist for the last two years with Journal du Net, reporting on the latest findings in mobility and Smart Cities. He is a graduate of University Paris VIII and IPJ – Institut Pratique du Journalisme.
Jamal will be moderating the panel The Policies Driving AVs on Wednesday, 16 October at 14:20
Le Journal du Net (JDN) deals with the daily digitisation of the economy, breaking it down into ten sections: adtech, e-RH, fintech, artificial intelligence, IoT, martech, publishers, mobility, retail and smart city. JDN also covers management and asset management themes, as well as the technical issues of IT departments (big data, cloud, SEO, analytics). The site is published by CCM Benchmark Group, a subsidiary of Groupe Figaro.
Fredrik Hjelm co-founded Voi Technology in 2018 with a vision of improving the way people move around congested urban centres by offering fleets of electric scooters as a cleaner, affordable and exhilarating alternative to cars. Prior to Voi, Fredrik founded Guestit, the Nordics’ most successful Airbnb management company, and worked in business development for Avito.ru, Russia’s leading – and the world’s third largest – classified advertising site. Fredrik’s entrepreneurial career began at 12 years of age when he ran a number of commercial projects including forestry work (he grew up in rural Sweden), events and website sales. After graduating from high school, he attended the Armed Forces Interpreter Academy, within the intelligence branch of Sweden’s special forces, where he studied Russian and linguistics. He served a total of four years in Moscow in the Defence Attache Office, where he worked as an interpreter and analyst, covering Russia as well as Kazakhstan and Belarus. He went on to study business and economics at the Stockholm School of Economics.
Fredrik with be participating in the panel Mass Adoption of Free-floating Scooters: What will it take? on Thursday, October 17 at 14:20
VOI is a fun, safe and green option for short journeys that changes how people move in the city. Founded in Summer 2018, VOI is a Swedish micromobility company offering electric vehicle sharing in partnership with cities and local communities. We believe e-vehicles like e-scooters can play a central role in changing how people move in our cities in the future. And we want to make sure that the transformation happens the right way – through real innovative technology, open and transparent dialogue with cities and governments, and by adapting our product to local needs. Jump on a scooter anytime and ride wherever in the city – completely emission free.
Sylvain Haon is Sr Director Strategy at UITP, the International Association for Public Transport, where he was previously and since September 2014 Director of Knowledge and Membership Services. Sylvain started his career at the Trade Office of the French Embassy in Rome where he was responsible for the land transport sector, public works and environment. He went on to be the head of the Brussels office of SNCF directorate for European affairs in 2000. In 2003, he joined the Polis network of cities and regions. He became Secretary General of Polis in 2006 and remained in this position until he joined UITP.
Sylvain will be moderating the panel The New Role of Cities in the Mobility Disruption on Wednesday, 16 October at 16:20
UITP (Union Internationale des Transports Publics) is the International Association of Public Transport and a passionate champion of sustainable urban mobility. It is the only worldwide network to bring together all public transport stakeholders and all sustainable transport modes.
Mathias Serre is the Sales Director Transit International at Conduent, and as such is responsible for developing and promoting attractive Transit offerings to clients throughout the world. Prior to his current position, Mathias was Key Account Manager at Conduent in charge of Midlle East, Africa, France and Australia. He also held key responsibilities in building and selling innovative solutions such as Mobility Analytics Platforms, Fleet Monitoring Solutions, and Mobile Phone Transportation applications. Before joining Conduent (formerly Xerox Services), Mathias was a Sales Rep for Ascom Telecom activities with clients such as France Telecom and other major Telcoms in Eastern Europe and Africa. Mathias Serre holds a master’s degree in Finance.
Mathias will be participating in the roundtable Maas at the Cutting Edge: What’s Next? on Thursday, 17 October at 12:00
Conduent is one of the world’s largest provider of diversified business process services with leading capabilities and platforms which helps organisations manage millions of interactions every day for the people they serve. Whether it’s digital payments, claims processing, benefit administration, automated tolling, customer care or distributed learning – we’re leveraging the power of technology to elevate every constituent interaction and drive digital experiences that are more efficient, helpful and satisfying.
PhD Angel López Rodríguez currently serves as Director of Barcelona’s Electric Vehicle Program and Executive Director of the LIVE Platform, a public-private partnership that aims at promoting sustainable urban mobility in Barcelona. Prior to this, Mr. López served as Director for Mobility and Infrastructure at Barcelona City Council. In the past, he worked in major projects for the city councils of Madrid and Barcelona, the Catalonian regional government, the Spanish Directorate of Traffic (DGT) and the Spanish Ministry of Public Works, and had management responsibilities in private high-tech companies. His areas of expertise include traffic management, road safety and public transport systems. He holds a MSc and a PhD in civil engineering from Polytechnic University of Catalonia.
Time: 15:20 – 15:40 Format: Pitches
Autonomy’s Funding the Movement pitch program invites the best mobility startups to pitch in front of investors and corporations. Watch the three winning pitches from Wednesday’s program and discover the future of urban mobility!
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.
Iain Macbeth is an expert on emerging trends and technologies in the transport sector. Iain was Head of Foresight for Transport for London’s Innovation directorate, where he sat at the nexus between transport solutions and the challenges that global cities face – population growth, economic and social issues, urban planning, and energy. His expertise covers drones, electric, connected and autonomous vehicles, car clubs, logistics, urban realm and behaviour change.
Sture is a project leader for the municipality of Oslo with an expertise in electric vehicles and electromobility. Sture holds a Master in political science, and a bachelor in macroeconomics and communication with a specialization in East Asia economic policy. Prior to his current role, Sture had different professional experiences and positions, including Head of Communications at the Munch Museum, Deputy Manager Art and Culture, Manager Sponsorships Arts and Sports, Advisor Tourism and Business Development, and Advisor at the Korea Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA).
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 was appointed CEO of Europcar Group. The Group was renamed Europcar Mobility Group in May 2018, to reflect the transformation that Caroline is leading: leveraging 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 has been also a 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.
Caroline will be participating in the fireside chat Mobility is reinventing. And so are we! on Thursday, 17 October at 15:00
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.
Kaloyan coordinates the Urban environment and Mobility aspects of the process of creating Sofia’s strategic document Vision Sofia. That includes performing variety of analyses such as network analysis of the pedestrian infrastructure, urban morphology and build up density, traffic flows in the city and transport accessibility of different areas. Another key part of the process is communicating with different stakeholders, organizing expert focus groups and collecting valuable feedback on the proposed future goals for the city in the related topics.
Time: 11:00 – 11:20 Format: Keynote Speaker: Benoît Jacob, VP of Design, BYTON
Time: 17:00 – 17:20 Format: Keynote Speaker: Christophe Arnaud, Board member of the Open Mobility Foundation & CEO, Blue Systems Smart Mobility
Julien Nicolas, 43 years old, is the Deputy CEO of e-voyageurs SNCF, head of OUI.sncf, the SNCF MaaS program and its Assistant SNCF. His role consists of managing business operations and customer satisfaction regarding the overall offers, products and services related to the destination France, tourism, train travel, and day-to-day mobility activities. His core responsibilities include providing an optimized and personalized experience to each client using OUI.sncf websites (available in French and other European languages), MaaS program and SNCF Assistant. Graduated from Pau Business School, Julien Nicolas started his career in 2001 at TPS (La Télévision par Satellite – TF1 Group) as a Customer Relations Manager. Julien joined Voyages-sncf.com in 2005 (rebranded to OUI.sncf in 2018) as a CRM/WEB Project Manager after which he became Director of French and European Customer Service in 2008. He was successively appointed Director of the European -and later- French Business Unit before they both merged into a unified Business Unit in February 2018.
Julien will be participating in the fireside chat A Fireside Chat with Julien Nicolas on Thursday, 17 October at 11:40
e-voyageurs SNCF houses the full range of the SNCF group’s client-oriented digital capabilities, driven by the French leading e-commerce player OUI.sncf, the Digital Factory of e-voyageurs SNCF, the international expertise of Rail Europe, the MaaS & New Mobilities Programme as well as the service offering of the SNCF Assistant since June 2019 (the new version of the SNCF app enhanced with new mobilities to allow customers to securely find and pay for their itinerary, travel and get real-time information on their journey.
Christophe Arnaud is the CEO of Blue Systems, the Bolloré Smart Mobility Division. He is responsible for the development of digital services solutions for cities around the world. In addition to that, he is the President of Blue Solutions operations in the UK. In this role, Christophe has recently launched in Los Angeles the first world smart mobility platform empowering cities willing to redefine their mobility policies and services. As a board member of the Open Mobility Foundation, he also actively promotes the use of open sourced and secured data specifications. Christophe began his career in the automotive industry as a product manager at Valeo and then joined Faurecia as a sales manager in the “Automotive Seating” division. He graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris engineering school and SKEMA Business School.
Blue Systems has developed one of the world’s most innovative smart mobility platforms with its ground-breaking capabilities, intuitive customer path and simple operational structure. This flexible system is adapted to the different urban mobility environments as well as to all types of vehicles and city infrastructures. By monitoring in real time and regulating all moving assets, the platform empowers cities to regulate flow and create smart urban mobility policies. Today, Blue Systems platforms aggregate and process data from 200,000+ shared vehicles and 400,000+ road assets (parking meters, parking spots, charge points) worldwide.
Mr. Benoît Jacob is one of the world´s best known car designers, wowing drivers worldwide with his unique designs over the last 20 years and garnering numerous awards from recognized institutions and media establishments, such as Red Dot, IF and Good Design.
Benoît will be giving the keynote How to Design a Car on Thursday, 17 October at 11:00
BYTON aspires to build premium intelligent electric vehicles for the future. Its crafted cars integrate advanced digital technologies to offer customers a smart, connected, comfortable and eco-friendly driving and mobility experience. BYTON’s core management team is made up of the world’s top experts from China, Europe and the U.S.
Jonathan Marsh joined Transport for Greater Manchester in 2017 taking on the role of Strategic Planning Manager in the Transport Strategy Team. In his current role Jonathan is responsible for managing the development, coordination and championing of the Greater Manchester (GM) Transport Strategy 2040, our SUMP. Jonathan is currently leading work to develop a GM Streets for All strategy which has the key objective to design streets which balance the movement of people and goods with the creation of more people-friendly places. Jonathan previously worked in consultancy for almost twenty years, since graduating from the University of Salford with an MSc in Transport Engineering and Planning. Throughout his career Jonathan has always been passionate about people focused transport planning in an urban context.
Kathleen Bracke is the GO Boulder Manager and Interim Co-Director of Public Works for Transportation for the City of Boulder, Colorado USA. In her role in the city’s transportation division, Kathleen oversees the Planning, Policy and Programs, Operations, Capital Projects, and Maintenance departments. The city’s GO Boulder programs include multimodal transportation master planning, corridor planning, and programs to support walking, biking, and transit options for the Boulder community. Prior to working for the City of Boulder, Ms. Bracke was the Transportation Planning & Special Projects Director for the City of Fort Collins, Colorado for over 17 years. Before moving to Colorado, Ms. Bracke worked for the Transportation department of the City of Anaheim in Southern California, USA. Ms. Bracke has an undergraduate and Master’s degree in Urban Planning, specializing in Transportation, from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
Kathleen will be participating in the roundtable The New Role of Cities in the Mobility Disruption on Wednesday, 16 October at 16:20
Since 1989, GO Boulder has been working to create an innovative and balanced transportation system to sustain the quality of life valued by Boulder residents, employees and visitors. GO Boulder creates and promotes “Great Options” for transportation to increase the travel choices available to our community.
Robert Llewellyn has appeared on British TV since the mid 1980’s. Red Dwarf (BBC) and Scrapheap Challenge (Channel 4) being the best known, but more recently his series Fully Charged has been gaining a large global audience. Robert first encountered electric cars in California in the early 2000’s when making the American version of Scrapheap Challenge. As an engineering enthusiast he was intrigued by the developments and started driving an electric car in 2009. Over the last 10 years he has driven every commercially available electric car and travelled the world to witness innovative technology as it starts to get a foothold in our global energy system. Robert’s home is now 70% powered by a mixture of solar and batteries, including charging 2 electric cars.
Robert will be hosting his podcast The Fully Charged Podcast Live on Thursday, 17 October at 16:00
The Fully Charged Show focuses on electric cars, bikes, trucks, busses, boats and soon planes, but also the growth in renewables, electricity storage, smart grids and associated systems.
Time: 16:00 – 17:00 Format: Podcast Speaker: Robert Llewellyn, Host, Fully Charged
Filled with interesting stories, almost breaking news, a pinch of wit and a dash of banter. Some YouTube outtakes, and a few guests who actually know what is going on in the world of EVs, renewable energy and sustainability.
Time: 10:30 – 10:50 Format: Keynote Speaker: Tim Smedley, Author, Clearing the Air
Globally, 19,000 people die every single day from air pollution. The annual number of deaths – 7 million – is far greater than those from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and car crashes combined. And it is getting worse. Between 2005 and 2010, the death rate from air pollution rose by 4% worldwide. For Tim Smedley, an award-winning sustainability journalist for the Guardian, Financial Times and the BBC, air pollution at first was just another environmental story to file. But this story got under his skin and into his veins – literally, as it turned out. Clearing The Air is his quest to understand air pollution – what it is, what it does to us, and what we can do about it. The journey for the answers took him around the world, including Delhi, Beijing, Helsinki, and Paris. He returned with some harrowing stories and, surprisingly, a lot of hope – we have the answers to air pollution. We just need to implement them.
Christophe Najdovski was born in Paris, in 1969, from Macedonian parents. He graduated from the University Pantheon-Sorbonne with a Master in environmental economics. He started his carrier as a high school teacher of economics in Paris and its area. In 2013, he taught social politics in the University Institute of Technology of Bobigny. In 1993, Christophe Najdovski joined the green party “Les Verts”. He became an advocate for the use of bicycle in the city and joined monthly demonstration to defend a better repartition of the public space.
In 2001, He was elected at the Paris City Council and named deputy mayor in charge of transports of Paris 12 th district. He thus contributed to the implementation of a green mobility policy with the creation of bus lanes, the weekly closing of the expressway on the Seine riverbanks and the launch of the bicycle share system: “Vélib’ ”. Re-elected in 2008, Christophe Najdovski became deputy mayor of Paris, in charge of childhood policy. He created 4500 child care places and initiated environmental friendly approach in order to reduce the ecological impact of nursery activities and to awaken the awareness of children, parents and professionals to adequate environmental practices.
In April 2014, Anne Hidalgo, new mayor of Paris, appointed him as deputy mayor in charge of transports and public space. His 4 main goals for the term of his mandate are: to reduce atmospheric pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, to promote a better mobility for everyone, regardless of age or social condition, to restore the passage of the Seine riverside and the canals banks, and to give back the public space to pedestrians and cyclists. Since 2018, Christophe Najdovski has been President of the European Cyclists’ Federation.
Siegfried Rupprecht, is the owner and Executive Director of Rupprecht Consult – Forschung & Beratung GmbH. He has worked in sustainable urban development for over 25 years. His projects related to road automation include CoEXist (planning for the transition phase of urban automation), a COST Action on the impacts of road automation and a research project on regulation of disruptive technologies.
Gert Blom studied Economic Geography at Nijmegen University (NL). After working for 20 years as a logistics manager and business unit manager for private companies in the Automotive and Food sector, Gert changed job 15 years ago to start working for the city of Helmond (NL). First as Traffic Department manager, now as strategic advisor mobility & coordinator international smart mobility projects. Gert was chair of the National Host Committee for the ITS 2019 European Congress Brainport, chair of the EIP-NMS Working Group on Intelligent Speed Assistance ISA and member of Polis management committee. In 2011 Gert received on behalf of city of Helmond the EC iMobility award “for excellence in policy making”.
Hilia Boris Iglesia has been the manager of the UITP Transport Economics Commission since 2013. She works very closely with UITP members to advance UITP’s agenda in the field of the funding and financing in public transport. She has a background in Political Science and Economics from the University of Sussex and two postgraduates in from Edinburgh University and University College London. She has previousy collaborated with various international and European urban networks.
Anastasia is the Senior Innovation Manager at Hyundai, based in Seoul, South Korea. After setting up the framework for Hyundai Open Innovation & Accelerator activities in Europe, she now leads the program on behalf of Hyundai, specifically in the UK and France. Complementary to her core role, she also acts as the brand and innovation ambassador at Hyundai. From 2013-2016 Anastasia communicated Hyundai’s Brand Strategy globally for its subsidiaries and external partners; during this time she delivered 100+ hours of presentations around the world ( Korea, USA, Europe, India, Brasil, Turkey, Russia, Oman, KZ), to Hyundai subsidiaries, MBA guests and executive visitors.
Anastasia will be participating in the roundtable Accelerating Corporate Innovation in Mobility & Smart Cities on Wednesday, 16 October at 12:20
The Hyundai Motor Company, commonly known as Hyundai Motors, is a South Korean multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Seoul. The company was founded in 1967 and, along with its 32.8% owned subsidiary, Kia Motors, and its 100% owned luxury subsidiary Genesis Motor, altogether comprise the Hyundai Motor Group. It is the third largest vehicle manufacturer in the world. Hyundai operates the world’s largest integrated automobile manufacturing facility in Ulsan, South Korea which has an annual production capacity of 1.6 million units. The company employs about 75,000 people worldwide. Hyundai vehicles are sold in 193 countries through some 5,000 dealerships and showrooms.
Cécile is the Secretary General of the French association for electric mobility (AVERE). Cécile has a strong background in energy and climate policies: for more than ten years she worked on delivering solutions to decarbonize the economy at international, European, and national level. After working as a business developer, market analyst, and then senior policy advisor on those issues in various public and private companies, she chose to focus on one aspect of the energy and climate transition: the transport sector. For Cécile, electric mobility is an absolute key driver in achieving the goal of developing a low carbon and competitive economy.
Cécile will be participating in the roundtable Smarter Charging: Is the Grid Ready for Electric Vehicles? on Thursday, 17 October at 10:00
Created in 1978, Avere-France is the national association for the development of electric mobility, representing the entire ecosystem of electric mobility. Avere-France is a center of information, exchange, and expertise, bringing together the players in the electric mobility ecosystem. Its work extends into the industrial, commercial, institutional, and associative sectors.
Andrew is an associate at BloombergNEF covering intelligent mobility. 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.
Andrew will be moderating the roundtable The Driver Experience in an Autonomous World on Wednesday, 16 October at 15:20
BloombergNEF (BNEF), Bloomberg’s primary research service, covers clean energy, advanced transport, digital industry, innovative materials and commodities. We help corporate strategy, finance and policy professionals navigate change and generate opportunities.
Louise Duprez works for the Brussels region on sustainable transport and air quality. She is busy implementing the Brussels new Low Emissions Zone and is in charge of monitoring its effects on air quality and mobility. Louise also follows the developments of new policies to reduce transport emissions, in particular the thermic ban announced by the Brussels government last year. Prior to that, Louise worked as policy officer responsible for air quality, transport and noise at the European Environmental Bureau, a large NGO umbrella organisation. She graduated in political sciences and environmental law at the Strasbourg University.
Annick Trmata is the deputy head of directorate for public transport in the Luxembourg Ministry of Mobility and Public Works. Her subjects are various, as this directorate is not only a public transport authority, contracting and financing national public transport, but also a bus operator by managing the regional road network “RGTR”. She deals with issues on fares and ticketing for more than 20 years. Today, she is focusing on topics such as safety in public transport or transport solutions for persons with disabilities.
Judith Ferrando is co-director of Missions Publiques, an independant agency of citizen dialogue to improve governance and decision making. She has accompanied several citizens’ conferences and citizen initiatives at many scales and on various public policy fields : sustainable development, urban planning, mobility issues… She is currently a lecturer at the Panthéon Sorbonne University, as well as co-chair of “L’Institut de la Concertation et de la Participation Citoyenne”, a platform for exchanges between professionals and academics on public consultation and citizen participation.
Regina is the CEO and Co-founder of Populus, a data platform for cities to manage the future of mobility. She has over a decade of experience in transportation, having served as a research scientist and lecturer at Stanford, UC Berkeley, and UC Davis. Prior to forming Populus, Regina was the Director of Business Development and Strategy at RideScout, an early mobility-as-a-service aggregator that was acquired by moovel, Daimler and BMW’s mobility services unit. She has a Ph.D. in transportation and energy systems from MIT, and a bachelor’s in computer science from Cornell.
Populus is a platform that helps cities and private mobility operators deliver safe, equitable, and efficient streets through better data and analytics. Trusted by leading cities and the world’s largest mobility operators, the Populus data platform integrates data on shared services (carsharing, ride-hailing, bikeshare and scooters) for urban planners to manage and plan for the future of transportation.
Christophe Najdovski was born in Paris, in 1969, from Macedonian parents. He graduated from the University Pantheon-Sorbonne with a Master in environmental economics. He started his carrier as a high school teacher of economics in Paris and its area. In 2013, he taught social politics in the University Institute of Technology of Bobigny.
In 1993, Christophe Najdovski joined the green party “Les Verts”. He became an advocate for the use of bicycle in the city and joined monthly demonstration to defend a better repartition of the public space.
In 2001, He was elected at the Paris City Council and named deputy mayor in charge of transports of Paris 12th district. He thus contributed to the implementation of a green mobility policy with the creation of bus lanes, the weekly closing of the expressway on the Seine riverbanks and the launch of the bicycle share system: “Vélib’ ”.
Re-elected in 2008, Christophe Najdovski became deputy mayor of Paris, in charge of childhood policy. He created 4500 child care places and initiated environmental friendly approach in order to reduce the ecological impact of nursery activities and to awaken the awareness of children, parents and professionals to adequate environmental practices.
In April 2014, Anne Hidalgo, new mayor of Paris, appointed him as deputy mayor in charge of transports and public space. His 4 main goals for the term of his mandate are: to reduce atmospheric pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, to promote a better mobility for everyone, regardless of age or social condition, to restore the passage of the Seine riverside and the canals banks, and to give back the public space to pedestrians and cyclists.
Fede Ponce is the founder of Ronin X design, Chairman of the HMI summit in Shanghai and international speaker. As founder of the multi award winning RXD, he advises companies like BMW, Mercedes, Nissan and Infiniti in future strategy and design, as well as creating car show experiences and future mobility experience prototypes.
Fede will be participating in the roundtable The “Driver” Experience in an Autonomous World on Wednesday, 16 October at 15:20
Ronin X Design is a boutique design and strategy agency offering research-based solutions for the automotive and future mobility industries.
Liam is the Managing Director of Fahrenheit 212’s Paris office, where he leads a talented multi-disciplinary team of strategic innovators, advising some of Europe’s largest companies on how to drive growth through innovation. Since joining Fahrenheit 212, Liam has worked in the New York, London and now Paris offices, where he brings a broad set of experiences spanning investment banking, corporate strategy and venture capital to his client’s innovation assignments – with a unrelenting focus on unearthing new business models that are viable, scalable and sustainable. As a former financier with a design masters, Liam personifies F212’s “Money & Magic” philosophy and approach to innovation, and is equally comfortable distilling fresh consumer insights as he’s able to build complex financial models of new business models.
Liam will be participating in the roundtable Accelerating Corporate Innovation in Mobility and Smart Cities on Wednesday, 16 October at 12:20
Fahrenheit 212 is a growth consultancy that leverages innovation to unlock new opportunities for its clients. Over the last 16 years, F212 has helped some of the world’s greatest companies create sustainable, profitable growth through innovation. From private equity firms to Fortune 500 companies, our expertise is both broad and deep, spanning a vast set of industries, regions, and business challenges. Inspired by our strong credentials of past and ongoing projects related to mobility, smart cities and automation, Fahrenheit 212 will discuss how the perfect storm of new technologies, emerging consumer behaviours and alternative business models are changing the mobility landscape. F212 is part of Capgemini Invent.
Philippe Crist is Administrator and Advisor for Innovation and Foresight of the International Transport Form at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. He plans, coordinates and carries ground-breaking research for the ITF’s Corporate Partnership Board and manages international research projects for the ITF’s 60 Member countries. His current work focuses on disruptive urban mobility scenarios and examines how car based and active mobility, public transport and this must adapt to these. He is also leading ITF work on data science and public policy investigating new strategies to leverage knowledge derived from new and rapidly growing data sources to improve transport decision making. He is a recognised world expert on transport disruption, cycling safety and urban mobility.and is the author of numerous ITF reports including “Governing Transport in the Algorithmic Age”, “Blockchain and Beyond: Encoding 21 st Century Transport”, “The Shared-use City: Managing the Curb”, “Safer Roads with Automated Vehicles?” and “App-based Ride and Taxi Services: Principles for Regulation”. In 2016 he won the Danish Cycling Embassy's Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion.
Karen Vancluysen was appointed as Secretary General of the Polis network in September 2014, after having been the network’s Research Director for 10 years. Prior to joining Polis, 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.
Karen will be participating in the roundtable The New Role of Cities in the Mobility Disruption on Wednesday, 16 October at 16:20
Polis is the leading European network of cities and regions on urban transport innovation. Since 1989, members have been working together to develop sustainable and innovative urban mobility solutions for the city of today and tomorrow. The network also engages in debates around topical issues such as active travel, shared mobility services, MaaS, automated transport, electromobility and innovative governance approaches.
Time: 12:40 – 13:00 Format: Keynote Speaker: Nicole Kalms, Director, XYX Labs & Associate Professor, Monash University
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Time: 9:50 – 10:10 Format: Keynote
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Time: 9:40 – 9:50 Format: Welcoming Remarks Speaker: Ross Douglas, CEO, Autonomy
Ross Douglas is a South African entrepreneur who started his working life making wildlife films and writing environmental stories. Highlights included making one of the first films on free-diving with sharks for National Geographic and writing for Africa Geographic on the proposed “Peace Parks in Mozambique”. He then used his film understanding to collaborate with acclaimed artist William Kentridge to produce “9 Films for Projection”, which was performed in New York’s Central Park, London’s Barbican and Berlin’s Guggenheim Museum. In 2008 he created the FNB Joburg Art Fair, the world’s first art fair for contemporary art from Africa and the most important annual gathering for the African art community.
Understanding impact of global warming on the environment, Ross Douglas wanted to use his media and event skills to encourage sustainable living. As road transport is one of the largest contributors to carbon emissions, he decided to create an event that would bring all the new emerging technologies that radically reduce congestion and pollution onto one platform giving rise to Autonomy.
Ross will be participating in the fireside chat The Vision Behind the Fund on Wednesday, 16 October at 11:40
Iain Macbeth is an expert on emerging trends and technologies in the transport sector. Currently the Head of Foresight for Transport for London’s Innovation directorate, Iain sits at the nexus between transport solutions and the challenges that global cities face – population growth, economic and social issues, urban planning, and energy. His expertise covers drones, electric, connected and autonomous vehicles, car clubs, logistics, urban realm and behaviour change.
Jean-François DHINAUX is Head of Strategy and Synergies at Via ID. Passionate about useful innovations, serving the customer experience, Jean-François has previously led the sales and digital transformation of several international brands. He also supported entrepreneurial projects in an investment fund before creating his own 2 disruptive Service and Tech Startups. Jean-François is a specialist in entrepreneurship, with an approach primarily focused on team strengths. With Via ID in Paris, San Francisco, Berlin, and Singapore, Jean-François has developed an expertise in new mobilities and transportation. He cofounded alongside CNPA, one of the mobilities Startup accelerator at Station F, World largest startup campus in the world, called Moovelab. He’s also the co-founder of the European Startup Prize for mobility with the European Parliament and the Boston Consulting Group.
Jean-François will be participating in the panel Accelerating Corporate Innovation in Mobility & Smart Cities on Wednesday, 16 October at 12:20
Via ID is a business accelerator that supports in the long-term projects related to new modes of mobility: daily, smart, sustainable. Via ID offers a complete ecosystem for the entrepreneurs who choose to join it, providing incubation, financial support, experts advices and strong synergies with leading providers of mobility solutions. Today, Via ID has a portfolio of about twenty startups (including Drivy by Getaround, Heetch, Smoove, Swiftly, Trusk, Xee, etc.), offices in Paris, Lille but also in San Francisco, Singapore, Berlin and as well as an incubator in Paris. Via ID is also part of Mobivia, European leader for automobile services and new mobility solutions (Norauto, Midas, ATU etc.).
Tim Smedley is an award-winning sustainability and smart cities journalist, who has written for the BBC, Financial Times, the Guardian, The Sunday Times, and New Scientist. His first book, Clearing the Air, was published internationally by Bloomsbury in March.
Tim will be delivering the keynote Air Pollution in the Age of Autonomy on Wednesday, 16 October at 10:30
Air pollution has become the world’s greatest environmental health risk, and science is only beginning to reveal its wide-ranging effects. Globally, 19,000 people die each day from air pollution, killing more than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and car accidents combined.
What happened to the air we breathe?
Sustainability journalist Tim Smedley has travelled the world to try and find the answer, visiting cities at the forefront of the fight against air pollution, including Delhi, Beijing, London and Paris. With insights from the scientists and politicians leading the battle against it, and people whose lives have been affected by it, Clearing the Air tells the full story of air pollution for the first time: what it is, which pollutants are harmful, where they come from and – most importantly – what we can do about them. Air pollution is a problem that can be solved. The stories uncovered on this journey show us how. Clearing the Air is essential reading for anyone who cares about the air they breathe. And this much becomes clear: in the fight against air pollution, we all have a part to play. The fightback has begun.
Jack Pokrzywa is responsible for the overall performance of the SAE Ground Vehicle Standards global program, including new business development, international standards harmonization, and liaison with other standards development organizations. As ISO TC22 “Road Vehicles” USTAG Chairperson he is responsible for ensuring that the US position is effectively represented at the ISO process. He is also a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Board of Directors and the ANSI/ISO Council.
Jack will be participating in the panel The Policies Driving AVs on Wednesday, 16 October at 14:20
SAE International is a global professional association and standards developing organization for engineering professionals in automotive, aerospace, and commercial vehicles industries. SAE International has over 138,000 global members. Aside from its standardization efforts, SAE International also devotes resources to projects and programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education, professional certification, and collegiate design competitions.
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.
Pekka will be participating in the panel The New Role of Cities in the Mobility Disruption: From Funders to Referees on Wednesday, 16 October at 16:20
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 transport to facilitate easy door-to-door travel. Deploy the Kyyti MaaS solution to build personalized mobility solutions in your region under your own brand.
Renske has been working in the urban mobility field since 2007. She holds a master’s degree in Political Science and International Relations. Her work experience spans 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.
Renske will be participating in the panel The Policies Driving AVs on Wednesday, 16 October at 14:20
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.
Nicole Kalms is an Associate Professor in the Department of Design and founding director of the XYX Lab which leads national research in Space, Gender and Communication. In this role, Kalms is leading two significant research projects Urban Exposure: Interactively Mapping the Systems of Sexual Violence in Cites and Women and Girls Only: Understanding the Spaces of Sexual Harassment in Public Transport. These projects are in partnerships with state, national and international stakeholders.
Nicole will be delivering the keynote Looking at MaaS Through a Gender Identity Lens on Thursday, 17 October at 12:40
The Monash University XYX Lab is a team of experienced design researchers exploring gender-sensitive design practices and theory. Our work operates at the intersection of gender, identity, urban space, and advocacy. Through our research, we bring together planners, policymakers, local government and stakeholders to make tangible the experiences of underrepresented communities in urban space and planning.
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.
Adela will be participating in the panel The Policies Driving AVs on Wednesday, 16 October at 14:20
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.
Mohamed Mezghani has been working for more than 30 years in public transport and urban mobility related fields. He is the Secretary General of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) since 1/01/2018. Until then, he was the Deputy Secretary General of UITP (2014-2017), Knowledge Director (2001-2006) chairing the department developing knowledge-related services for UITP members, and Senior Manager (1999-2001). From 2006 till 2013, he worked as independent consultant and Adviser to UITP on several technical assistance and training projects in Africa and the Middle-East. Before joining UITP, M. Mezghani worked as consultant in the French group, BCEOM, (from 1990 to 1999) and in the French Agency for Environment and Energy Management, ADEME, (from 1988-1990). He graduated in Industrial Engineering (1987) from Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tunis, Tunisia and has a Master in Transport (1988) from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris, France.
Mohamed will be participating in the panel The New Role of Cities in the Mobility Disruption: From Funders to Referees on Wednesday, 16 October at 16:20
UITP (International Association of Public Transport) is a passionate champion of sustainable urban mobility and is the only worldwide network to bring together all public transport stakeholders and all sustainable transport modes. We have more than 1,600 member companies coming from 99 countries. Our members are public transport authorities and operators, policy decision-makers, research institutes and the public transport supply and service industry.
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.
Tom will be participating in the panel The New Role of Cities in the Mobility Disruption: From Funders to Referees on Wednesday, 16 October at 16:20
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 and allygator shuttle in Berlin.
David is a Partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers. Since joining SoftBank in 2014, he has led and/or currently manages investments in transportation (Didi, Grab, Ola), FinTech (SoFi, Kabbage, Lemonade) and other sectors. Before joining SoftBank in 2014, David had a 10-year tenure at Google, where he last led global partnerships for the Android platform and was in charge of product-related partnerships and business development activities internationally. Prior to Google, David was leading strategic partnerships at T-Mobile International, and worked as a finance executive at Dell, ICL-Fujitsu and Elf-Atochem.
David will be participating in the fireside chat The Vision Behind the World’s Largest Mobility Fund on Wednesday, 16 October at 11:40
The SoftBank Vision Fund seeks to catalyze technological progress for the benefit of humanity. We are investing more than $100 billion in the businesses and technologies that we believe will enable the next stage of the information revolution. We offer the operational expertise, global network and patient, long-term capital required to help innovators build transformative companies.
DGA – Sustainable Public Spaces and Mobility Department of the Rouen Normandy Metropolitan Area
Catherine Goniot is currently DGA of the Sustainable Public Spaces and Mobility Department (80 employees) of the Rouen Normandy Metropolitan Area (498,000 inhabitants). In particular, it deals with issues relating to mobility strategies, travel planning, the development of new mobility and services and innovation in this field.
Mr Kies is head advisor of the department of the RGTR (Régime general des Transports Routiers) network and working for the Luxembourgish Ministry of transport. He is responsible for the coordination in Luxembourg for the whole bus, train and tramway network.
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.
Nicola Kane is Head of Strategic Planning and Research at Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and spends most of her time thinking about what the future might hold, as her team works to develop and deliver a new long-term transport strategy for Greater Manchester, covering the period to 2040 (www.tfgm.com/2040). Nicola is a chartered town planner (MRTPI) and qualified transport planning professional (TPP), and joined TfGM in 2014 after 15 years of working in consultancy. She has wide-ranging experience in transport strategy and policy development and travel behaviour change. She’s now enjoying the opportunity to help shape the future of transport in Greater Manchester. Nicola was awarded “Transport Planner of the Year” by Transport Planning Society in 2017 for her work in leading Greater Manchester’s 2040 Transport Strategy.
Tiit Laiksoo graduated from the Tallinn Marine College and Marketing Institute. After years as a captain’s mate and wine importer, he started working for Tallinn City Government in 2005 in the Transport Department. He has been Site Manager of CIVITAS projects such as SMILE and MIMOSA and for the H2020 projects CREATE and FLOW. He is Head of Ticketing Division since 2014. He is now working on the introduction of a new E-ticketing project under the Interreg Central Baltic programme.
Laurent PROBST is a former student of Ecole Polytechnique and holder of a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics. He served the French central State as transport expert for more than 10 years, specialised in funding and financing issues and then was a deputy director in charge of conceded motorway network management. He also was an adviser to Île-de-France Region President and former minister Valérie PECRESSE for more than 3 years before he was appointed as Managing Director of Île-de-France Mobilités in March 2016.
Srikanth Iyengar is the Group Chief Executive – Europe, reporting directly to Ashok Vemuri. Iyengar and his leadership team are responsible for developing and executing our strategic roadmap for growth in Europe. A highly regarded industry executive, Iyengar has a strong track record of driving growth and operational excellence. He joined Conduent from Capgemini, where he was a member of the Group Executive Committee and Group Sales Officer, responsible for annual global sales bookings of more than Euro 13B. He also had direct oversight of Capgemini’s strategic global accounts, with annual revenues in excess of Euro 2B. He was a board member of Capgemini Canada and the company’s Innovation Exchange Steering Committee. Prior to Capgemini, Iyengar was the head of Europe and APAC at iGATE, responsible for 20 percent of iGATE’s revenue and more than 8,000 employees. He actively participated in the merger of Capgemini and iGate, leading post-merger integration across Europe and APAC. His career also includes working at Infosys, where he served as the regional head of Europe for the company’s Financial Services sector and as the Head of the UK. Iyengar is an established thought leader and speaker, and has been quoted in leading publications, including The Financial Times and Management Today, on a broad range of leadership and management topics. He is based in London and was previously a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)’s India Business Forum in the UK, and of the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP)’s Regional Advisory Board.
Specialized in International and Public Affairs, Anne has worked in multicultural environments for various entities (public, private, startups, non-profit) and a wide range of subjects (mobility, culture, diplomacy, energy). Now working in innovation for better mobility in cities, she joined the VOI team this spring to develop the company’s public policy strategy in France and Italy.
Peter travels the globe helping people tell clearer stories with stronger impact. Bringing more values to their ideas. He helps executives, entrepreneurs, startups and professional speakers develop their speaking style in front of a crowd or on camera, gain investment and persuade with impact.
From Dubai to Amsterdam, Shanghai to New York, Peter’s workshops and coaching skills are in high demand across global digital, entrepreneurship and business scenes.
Equally, as in internationally experienced live events MC, Peter has developed an extensive global portfolio of shaping large scale conferences. He loves to be kept on his toes wearing many hats- mentor, coach, presenter and voiceover talent.
Peter has lived in 7 countries and now lives in Croatia.
He will be the MC for the Urban Mobility Summit 2019.
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.