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Managing Director DACH Region, Trafi
Christof is the Commercial Director of Trafi in Germany, leading the commercial hub of Trafi and further expand the business with clients like Google, Volkswagen Group and Lyft. He was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company Inc. with a spike in the automotive industry and has held several marketing executive roles in online companies and startups like Zalando. Christof holds a Diploma of Business Administration from Handelshochschule Leipzig.
Smart Dublin - Regional Manager
Alan is the Smart Dublin Regional Manager working across all four Dublin Local Authorities to explore emerging technology to provide better public services in areas such as Mobility, Environment, Energy Efficiency, Citizen Engagement, etc. He has extensive experience in developing new business models and delivering change via technology projects in the Energy, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Humanitarian sectors. He was the Design Authority on the Irish Smart Metering programme which sparked his interest in Smart Cities. He has previously worked for PwC, IBM and HCL Axon amongst others. Alan’s qualifications include a Business Studies Degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Computing from the University of Limerick.
CEO/Co-Founder - iomob.net
Boyd Cohen obtained his PhD in strategy and entrepreneurship in the University of Colorado in 2001. Since then he has balanced academic and entrepreneurial pursuits in the Americas and Europe. He has published three books on sustainable entrepreneurship and urban innovation and dozens of peer reviewed articles. Boyd moved to Barcelona in 2015 where he became Dean of Research at EADA Business School and then left academia behind as he co-founded Iomob, a next generation Mobility as a Service/Mobility on Demand platform offered to major public and private transportation and travel industry organizations. Iomob has won several mobility industry awards (e.g. Innovator of the Year for TravelTech Europe, ERTICO Public Choice Award and more), participated in prestigious accelerators including Techstars and Wayra and has deployed its technology integrating major public and private mobility services throughout the world including in Sweden, Spain, the UK and New Zealand.
Chief Information and Innovation Officer, EMT Madrid
Juan Corro is a Telecommunication engineer focused on digital transformation, emerging technologies and public services. He has worked for the space and satellite industry and lead many digital projects and initiatives. Juan was the Chief of Staff for the Spanish Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Digital Society where he played a leading role in the R&D for the telco and digital sector, cybersecurity and digital regulations initiatives and after a remarkable record in digital companies now is the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at EMT Madrid, the leading mobility surface operator.
Founder and Managing Director of Maniv Mobility
Michael Granoff is founder and Managing Director of Maniv Mobility, a venture capital fund based in Tel Aviv which invests globally in startup companies at the intersection of transportation and technology. Founded in 2015, Maniv has raised two funds and has roughly $145 million under management. Maniv’s LP base includes five global automakers and four automotive suppliers, spanning every major automotive production center in the world.
The Maniv portfolio includes nearly 30 mobility startups that include companies developing sensors, software, simulation, localization, data monetization, autonomous systems, over-the-air updates, automotive cyber-security, mobility service models, including shared, urban platforms, and more. The majority of portfolio includes companies based in Israel, Germany, Spain, Australia and several parts of the US.
Mr. Granoff is on the board of several startup companies as well as that the Washington, DC-based policy and advocacy group Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), which he helped establish in 2004. Past board roles included that of electric car network developer Better Place. He has been involved in three US Presidential campaigns and in 2010 received Brandeis University’s Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship.
Mr. Granoff holds a B.A. from Tufts University, an MBA and JD from Kellogg, Northwestern University, is a veteran marathon runner and father of four.
Serial entrepreneur and Connector in Silicon Valley
Philip is an serial entrepreneur and connector in Silicon Valley. Philip co-founded 4 companies in Ireland, the UK and Silicon Valley. Philip has been active in the start-up space in Silicon Valley and regularly helps start-ups to grow, raise finance and scale their companies. Philip is the Managing Director of Voxpro USA, and advises several other companies based in the Valley. Previously Philip was the co-founder of Inspire Nation, TapMap and GrokLabs.
Philip has a lot of startup experience, and is well versed in building teams, bootstrapping, raising finance, and getting stuff done under pressure. Philip was born and raised in Ireland, studied in France and received a Masters in Science of Marketing from KU Leuven in Belgium. Philip speaks fluent French, as well as a smattering of Dutch and Spanish. In 2003 Philip co-founded Inspire Nation, an international consulting company where executives travelled around the world and learned how some of the best and most interesting companies succeeded. Clients included The World Bank, Virgin Atlantic and the Dubai Development Authority. Currently, Philip is working with international companies, helping them to expand internationally, in particular into the Silicon Valley ecosystem.
Philip is based in San Francisco.
Founder & CEO ONE MOTO - Electric Vehicles
A sustainabilist, a father, speaker and focused entrepreneur.
ONE MOTO is an award winning EV company focused on changing the way delivery is actioned through smart mobility.
I specialise in sustainable product development, tech-driven vehicles and delivering the future of mobility to the everyday commuter and logistics sector.
Established in the UAE since 2008, I built a modest portfolio of start-up companies four respected brands under The MEDIACUBED Group; humbled by a collective of fantastic award-winning clients, a proud portfolio and a team that supports the vision of the businesses.
I'm a speaker of Future and Smart Mobility, and a start-up mentor for the future of entrepreneurship in the region.
I spent a decade in the Media industry in Europe, in front and behind the camera for production companies including; BBC, Channel 4, Tiger Aspect, Optomen, Endemol and Ricochet before setting up my own businesses in the UAE.
With a love for story-showing, seeking out experiences, positions me as a creative businessman with the ability to deliver ‘great ideas that work’.
CCO at what3words
Clare is the CCO of what3words; prior to this, her background was in the development and growth of social enterprises, including in impact investing. She is interested in how innovative business models can tackle social and environmental challenges and is involved in social enterprises in the UK and abroad. Clare also volunteers with the Streetlink project, doing health outreach work with vulnerable women in South London.
what3words is the world's first addressing system designed for voice - every 3m x 3m square in the world has been assigned an address made of just three words from the dictionary. These 3 word addresses can be used to route cars or drones, used as an address when ordering online, or simply given as a meeting point for a picnic in the park. what3words is used in 170 countries and is being adopted by governments all around the world as an official addressing system. Its investors include Daimler, Intel Capital, Aramex and Deutsche Bahn.
Global GM (Cities & Transportation) for IOT Solutions at Intel
Sameer Sharma is the Global GM (Cities & Transportation) for IOT Solutions at Intel and a thought leader in IOT/Mobile ecosystem, having driven multiple strategic initiatives over the past 19 years. Sameer leads a global team that incubates and scales new growth categories and business models for Intel in IOT and Smart Cities.
His team also focuses on establishing leadership across the industry playing a pivotal role in deploying solutions for the development of smart cities around the world—an important effort in furthering the goal of sustainability. These solutions include Intelligent Transportation, AI+Video, Air Quality Monitoring and Smart Lighting in cities. With far-reaching impact, each of these solutions are providing local governments a plethora of data to enhance the daily quality of life for citizens while simultaneously promoting responsible practices to protect the environment.
Sameer has an MBA from The Wharton School at UPenn, and a Masters in Computer Engineering from Rutgers University. He holds 11 patents in the areas of IOT and Mobile.
Director of The City of Tampa Mobility Department
Vik graduated from University of South Florida with a master’s in industrial engineering and has over 16 years of research, consulting and local government experience in the field of traffic engineering and management. Over the last several years he has emerged as one of the industry’s leading experts in smart mobility and smart cities initiatives.
As Chief Traffic Management Engineer, his duties include oversight of the City's Smart Mobility division including the Traffic Management Center (TMC), traffic signals operations and maintenance, traffic counts, capital improvement projects, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), connected vehicle (DSRC, C-V2X) program and Smart Mobility initiatives. He served in this capacity until February 2020, when he was appointed as the Director of Transportation and Stormwater Services Department.
Additional duties include leading the City's Smart Cities program, Chairing the Hillsborough County MPO's ITS Committee, serving as Board member for ITS Florida and management of daily operations of the reversible elevated lanes (REL) of the Selmon Expressway.
Vik worked on behalf of the City with FDOT, USF CUTR & regional stakeholders to form the Tampa Bay Smart Cities Alliance, a public-private-academic alliance. Vik was presented the 2018 John R. Freeman Florida Section ITE Transportation Professional of the Year Award by the Institute of Transportation Engineers.
MD & CEO Mahindra Electric
Mahesh Babu is currently the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Mahindra Electric, a pioneer of electric mobility in India and a part of the USD 20.7bn global federation of companies under the Mahindra brand.
He is a Fulbright Scholar and has completed his Leadership in Management from Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, USA and his post graduate degree in Engineering from BITS, Pilani.
Mahesh has been featured in the LinkedIn Power Profiles for 2018, in India and has received Asia Ones ‘India’s Greatest CEO’ award for 2017-18.
Under his leadership, Mahindra Electric has launched four new electric vehicles,and a mobility platform, NEMO, which stands for Next-Generation Mobility. He has been instrumental in shaping electric mobility solutions for the future, through path breaking initiatives in the commercial fleet segment and by expanding the electric portfolio from 48V till 650V drivetrains.
Mahesh has been with the Mahindra Group for over 20 years. He has worked in design and development of engine and vehicle platforms, from frugal 3-wheelers to flagship models. The Mahindra XUV500, India’s first monocoque SUV, which won 25 auto awards within a year of its launch, is one of the most prestigious projects executed under Mahesh's leadership. He holds two joint patents and has won the Mahindra Group Innovation Award two times, first for the development of the Scorpio SUV turbo charged engine and second for the development of the premier Indian Common Rail SUV –Scorpio CRDe.
A true automobile enthusiast at heart, driving remains Mahesh's real passion. Next in line is his keen interest in sports, specifically Cricket.
Journalist - Financial Times
Patrick McGee is the FT’s San Francisco correspondent covering Apple and US technology. He was previously in Frankfurt, writing about the Volkswagen scandal and the challenge to German carmakers from electric vehicles and self-driving tech. He joined the Financial Times in 2013 to cover Asian markets from Hong Kong, after being a bond reporter at the Wall Street Journal in New York. Patrick has an MA in Global Diplomacy from Soas, University of London, and a BA in religious studies from the University of Toronto.
Director of Policy, Cities & Transportation at Uber
Shin-pei Tsay is the Director of Policy, Cities & Transportation at Uber, where she leads a team of issues experts focused on what Uber calls a “sustainable multi-modal urban future.” Prior to Uber, she founded a social impact analysis company called Make Public. She was also the deputy executive director of TransitCenter, a national foundation focused on improving urban transportation. She also founded and directed the cities and transportation program under the Energy and Climate Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. For the past four years, Shin–pei has served as a commissioner for the City of New York Public Design Commission. She is on the board of the national nonprofit In Our Backyard. Shin-pei holds a BA, Government from Cornell University, and an MSc, Cities, Space & Society from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Chief of Experience at Arrival
- Kwame is Arrival’s Chief of Experience, leading the brand, experience design and marketing functions to define the end-to-end experience of Arrival’s brand, products and services.
- Kwame brings over 15 years of design-industry experience to the company, having helped some of the world’s top-performing companies push the boundaries of design, creating memorable products and services that matter.
- This experiences spans senior positions at McKinsey, Native Design, Infosys Labs and Frog Design, working with a wide range of celebrated brands including Apple, Disney, NASA, Microsoft and Ford lending his extensive expertise to the areas of platform-application design, industrial design, product road mapping, integrated product development, and brand strategy.
- A thought leader in the design community, Kwame has spoken about digital transformation, customer-experience design, and product development at the Design Management Institute, the Harvard Business Review Design Thinking Conference and the NOAH Conference.
CEO - FREE NOW
Marc Berg is CEO of FREE NOW, which is the ride-hailing joint venture from the Daimler AG and the BMW group. Marc Berg joined mytaxi as CEO in April 2018 and became CEO of its parent company Intelligent Apps in June 2018. Prior to this, he had been CEO DACH for the Swedish payment solution provider Klarna. From 2013 to 2016, Marc Berg has been a Board Member for Yapital, a mobile wallet solution and CEO of Finnovato, an incubator for small digital companies, both being part of the Otto Group. Earlier, Berg was Director Corporate Strategy at the Otto Group. He studied Business Administration and Management (M.Sc.) at the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland.
FREE NOW is the multi-service mobility joint venture backed by BMW Group and Daimler AG. Next to ride hailing, FREE NOW also offers micro-mobility services and car sharing. Summed up, its services currently attract 45 million users in 17 markets and more than 150 cities. FREE NOW is therefore the biggest multi-service mobility provider in Europe and the fastest-growing ride-hailer in Latin America. FREE NOW works with various third party providers to offer their customers an even wider range of options to get from A to B. In total, more than 2,200 employees in around 35 offices work for the services of FREE NOW, which is led by CEO Marc Berg.
EU Commissioner for Transport (Former) & Curator of ecocivilisation
Violeta Bulc is the Former EU commissioner for transport, #ecocivilisation evangelist & Former Deputy PM of Slovenia. She is also an entrepreneur, innovator and an engineer
Ms Bulc brings a diverse set of expertise and professional experiences to the role. As commissioner, Ms Bulc placed priority on digitalisation and innovation in transport. A noted academic, author, systems architect and entrepreneur, Ms Bulc has long had a high profile in her homeland of Slovenia.
In the corporate sphere, she held various positions in the telecoms industry, including Telekom Slovenia and Telemach. She has also been the owner and CEO of Vibacom, engaged in work on sustainable and innovative business solutions.
Immediately prior to her appointment to the European Commission, she was the deputy prime minister of Slovenia, with ministerial responsibility for development, strategic projects and cohesion.
Chief Evangelist for Alexa Auto at Amazon
Arianne Walker is the chief evangelist for Alexa Auto at Amazon, where she helps educate automakers and device makers about voice. Prior to that, she was head of automotive industry strategy at Oracle Data Cloud where she helped automotive marketers discover and implement the best possible audience strategies for their marketing efforts. Her automotive background began at JD Power, where she spent a dozen years providing direction on automotive marketing industry trends. Before getting into the automotive space, she did research for colleges and universities to help support administrative planning and decision-making. Arianne has a bachelor's degree in Anthropology and an MA and PhD in Higher Education and Organizational Change from UCLA.
Head of UX/UI Design at BYTON
He is driven by the dynamics of the transportation industry.
Host of the AI in Automotive Podcast
Jayesh Jagasia is an Executive Director at MSX International and host of the AI in Automotive Podcast, a platform for conversations about the rapidly growing role of Artificial Intelligence in the automotive and mobility industries. His mission is to play a meaningful role in shaping the future of mobility.
At MSX International, Jayesh helps leading automotive brands improve retail performance and customer experience. In the past, Jayesh has been an entrepreneur and an automotive journalist.
His interests include finding hidden meanings in Calvin & Hobbes strips and Pink Floyd songs. He likes to keep his sense of humour sharp by watching re-runs of Seinfeld episodes, and spends most weekends watching Arsenal Football Club shoot themselves in the foot.
Chief Strategist, Splyt
Lukas Neckermann is Chief Strategist at Splyt, the leading global mobility network. He is the author of four books, "The Mobility Revolution", "Corporate Mobility Breakthrough 2020", "Smart Cities, Smart Mobility”, and “ Being Driven". Lukas is also Managing Director of Neckermann Strategic Advisors and lectures at the University of St. Gallen’s “Smart Mobility Management” program.
Chief Executive Officer at MaaS Global
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. MaaS Global 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 has already changed lives of many, 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.
Chief Technology Officer - 5GAA
Maxime Flament represents 5GAA, the global cross-industry association for the development of connected and automated cars, where he has worked as Chief Technology Officer since 2018. Maxime was previously the Head of Department for Connected & Automated Driving (CAD) at ERTICO – ITS Europe. For 15 years, he has been a leading contributor to many European and international activities on road safety, connected vehicles, automated driving, large-scale pilots and digital mapping. Maxime holds a Ph.D. E.E. (2002) and M.Sc. E.E. (1997) from Chalmers Technical University, Sweden. He also holds a Civil Engineering degree from the Free University of Brussels (1997). In 2001, he was visiting researcher at Stanford University, California, USA.
Researcher at the Urban Cycling Institute – University of Amsterdam
Meredith Glaser is a researcher at the Urban Cycling Institute at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her current PhD trajectory focuses on transport policy innovation, knowledge transfer, and capacity building for accelerated implementation favouring human-scale vehicles. Her work has been featured in a number of peer-reviewed journals and media sources. She is also one of the world’s most experienced educators for professionals seeking to learn Dutch transport planning policies and practices. She also manages academic output for several European Commission projects and sits on the advisory committee of the Cycling Research Board. Meredith holds master’s degrees in public health and urban planning from University of California, Berkeley.
Director, Mobility at World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Thomas Deloison leads the mobility work at the World Business council for sustainable development, a CEO-led not for profit organization based in Geneva. Before that he held various roles for Nissan in product strategy, marketing strategy, vehicle program management and corporate strategy in Europe.
The Transforming Urban Mobility program at WBCSD gathers 20 leading companies across the mobility value chain to steer the transformation of urban mobility. Our members collaborate to accelerate mobility electrification, leverage digitalisation and data to create shared value and catalyze ambitious sustainable corporate mobility policies for businesses around the world.
Secretary General at Norwegian EV Association
Christina Bu is head of “Norsk elbilforening” (the Norwegian EV Association)- The World’s largest EV owner association with 75.000 members, a role she has had for five years. Earlier she worked as a political adviser within mobility and environmental issues. Christina has a BA in political science from the University of Oslo and Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and a MA in Society, Science and Technology Studies from the University of Oslo and Maastricht University. As an expert on electric mobility Christina is frequently meeting with OEMs and advising politicians and governmental bodies from different countries. She has been a Keynote speaker at conferences across the globe. With an EV market share close to 50 % Norway is leading the way.
The Norwegian EV Association is an NGO and consumer organisation that has been fast growing and now has 35 employees and over 75.000 members – EV owners from all over the country. This makes it the worlds’ largest EV owner organisation. The organisation plays an important role both nationally and internationally when it comes to promoting the shift to electric mobility, and work in collaboration with governmental bodies, industry and other organisations.
Public Policy & Partnerships Director at Humanising Autonomy
Paddy is the Public Policy and Partnerships Director at Humanising Autonomy, a predictive AI company creating the global standard for human interaction with automated systems.
She brings over 5 years of automotive industry experience to Humanising Autonomy, having worked with Bosch in Europe and North America to coordinate efforts around public funding acquisition, public private partnerships and policy across the global mobility industry.
In her current role, Paddy works to engage internal and external stakeholders in Humanising Autonomy’s mission to put human behaviour at the centre of urban mobility ecosystems.
Chief Operating Officer at Urban Air Mobility of Hyundai Motor Group
Pamela Cohn is chief operating officer of Hyundai Air Mobility, Hyundai Motor Company’s new innovative division focused on revolutionizing air transportation. Cohn has a proven track record helping aerospace and mobility organizations bring fresh thinking and out-of-the-box solutions to meet rising consumer demands, streamline operations and navigate complex regulation.
Prior to joining Hyundai, Cohn was the founder and managing partner of Ascension Global, an aviation advisory firm sought after by leaders in the aviation, aerospace and transportation sectors. Before founding Ascension, Cohn founded McKinsey’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Hub and was a leader in McKinsey’s aerospace & defense and infrastructure practices.
About Hyundai Air Mobility
Hyundai Air Mobility is a new division within Hyundai Motor Company created to democratize flight and revolutionize air transportation. The division plans to develop three smart mobility solutions to help alleviate cities of tomorrow from traffic congestion and provide city residents with more time to generate value in their lives – urban air mobility (UAM), purpose built vehicles (PBVs) and the Hub, a venue for mobility transfer and community activities. These new forms of mobility sit at the center of innovation for Hyundai and are anchored in four key pillars: safe, quiet, affordable and passenger-centered.
Policy Officer, Unit Sustainable & Intelligent Transport, DG MOVE, European Commission
In July 2019, Victoire Champenois joined the Intelligent Transport Team in the Unit Sustainable & Intelligent Transport of DG MOVE, in charge of multimodal travel information services and MaaS.
Before joining the Commission, Victoire has worked for several years in the European Parliament as parliamentary advisor with responsibilities encompassing energy and transport, and as group advisor in the Transport Committee of the European parliament.
Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks
Rob Fowler is Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks. He joined the company in early 2020 having previously held a number of positions at UK-based freight carrier, DPD Group Ltd. He was DPD Group’s General Manager and eMobility lead, taking DPD from a fleet of 5 EVs to the largest commercial EV fleet operator in the UK with 600 EVs within three years. Prior to this, he was DPD’s Property Manager, Strategic Analysist and Transport Analyst. Rob is aged 33 and has a BSC in Economics and an MSC in Real Estate Management.
About the Volta Zero.
The Volta Zero is the world’s first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne vehicle designed for inner-city freight deliveries, reducing the environmental impact of freight deliveries in city centres. Designed from the ground up with an operating pure-electric range of 150 – 200 kms (95 – 125 miles), the Volta Zero will eliminate an estimated 180,000 tonnes of CO2 from city centre atmospheres by 2025. The first prototype Volta Zero is currently being built, and will be launched later in 2020, with the first pilot test vehicles due to start evaluation with customers in Q1-2021.
About Volta Trucks.
Volta Trucks is a start-up full-electric goods vehicle manufacturer and services company. Volta Trucks has offices in the UK and Sweden and has partnered with a number of industry-leading design and engineering companies to develop the Zero, including Prodrive, Astheimer and Magtec.
Deputy Director of Innovation & Deployment at ERTICO – ITS Europe
A Swedish national, Zeljko holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and a Master of Science in Telecommunications from the Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. Before joining ERTICO in June 2019, he worked in telecommunications at Ericsson, as system developer of Active Safety systems at Volvo and at ERTICO between 2006 and 2012 as Senior Project Manager, working mainly on C-ITS, urban mobility and freight innovation projects.
Furthermore, he built up IRU Projects, the research & innovation arm of IRU (International Road Transport Union) where he held positions as Head and later on Secretary General of IRU Projects from 2013 to 2019. Since 2016 he also lead the IRU’s work on global innovation, working with IRU’s members worldwide on identifying and implementing latest transport solutions, such as electronic freight documents. Zeljko is fluent in Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Swedish and English and has basic understanding of German and French.
MaaS Project Leader at Transdev & Member of the Board of Directors at The MaaS Alliance
Aurelien joined Transdev as a Sales and Marketing Manager in the Autonomous Vehicle Department, before advancing to become the Worldwide MaaS Projects Coordinator.
He started his career as an entrepreneur just after graduating with his second Master of Science in Aerospace, earned at Georgia Tech (USA).
Since then, he has worked for the past 15 years as an International Business Developer and Strategist in diverse fields: semi component, roaming telecom, telecom billing validation, telecom anti-fraud, IT security using two-factor authentication, factory 4.0 with Testia (an Airbus Group Company).
Now Aurelien brings his expert comprehensive knowledge of complex projects to Transdev to oversee all the local MaaS projects in each country where Transdev is present. He is also the operational link between Transdev and its MaaS Investments such as MaaS Global and Tranzer.
Senior Manager | Clients & Industries | Deloitte LLP
Justine is a Senior Insight Manager working across energy, resources, industrials and transport sectors. In her previous work at Deloitte and elsewhere, her research focused on automotive and industrial sectors, specifically on the cross-industry trends affecting transportation and manufacturing and how they impact corporate behaviour.
Justine is a researcher, covering Transport and Energy industry groups. She develop presentations, reports and other materials for industry practitioners and presents to clients and the public on trends shaping the industries she covers
Visiting Fellow at Harvard Kennedy
David Zipper is a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Taubman Center for State and Local Government, where he examines the interplay between urban policy and new mobility technologies. David’s perspective on urban development is rooted in his experience working within city hall as well as being a venture capitalist, policy researcher, and startup advocate. He has consulted with numerous startups and public officials about regulatory strategy.
David’s articles about urban innovation have been published in The Atlantic, WIRED, Slate, and Car and Driver. His 2018 article in Fast Company was the first to apply the the “walled garden” framework to urban mobility. David has spoken at events including the Consumer Electronics Show, SXSW, and the FIA Conference. He focuses on topics including Mobility-as-a-Service, the uses of transportation data, the future of micromobility, and linkages between public transit, city regulations, and private shared vehicles.
From 2013 to 2017 David was the Managing Director for Smart Cities and Mobility at 1776, a global entrepreneurial hub with over 1,300 member startups. At 1776 David connected hundreds of entrepreneurs to urban leaders eager to deploy their solutions, and he closed millions of dollars in partnerships with cities and corporations worldwide. He continues to be a Partner in the 1776 Seed Fund.
David previously served as the Director of Business Development and Strategy under two mayors in Washington DC, where his responsibilities included attracting businesses to the city, promoting entrepreneurship, and overseeing economic development strategy. David led support to Washington’s first startup incubators and guided the city’s response to the emergence of ride hail services. Before moving to Washington David served as Executive Director of NYC Business Solutions in New York City under Mayor Bloomberg.
David holds an MBA with Highest Honors from Harvard Business School, an M.Phil in Land Economy (Urban Planning) from Cambridge University, and a BA with High Honors from Swarthmore College. He has been selected as a Truman Scholar, a Gates Scholar, and a Baker Scholar.
Global Head of Future Grids at Siemens Smart Infrastructure
ean-Christoph Heyne has held the position of Global Head of Future Grids at Siemens Smart Infrastructure since November 2018. Together with his team, Jean-Christoph Heyne is driving transformation in eMobility, infrastructure and smart energy. His areas of responsibility include photovoltaics, energy storage, grid connection and power electronics. Previously, he was Senior Vice President Strategy in Siemens’ Energy Management Division.
After leaving university, he joined Siemens Management Consulting in 2001. Based in Munich, he started his career as a consultant and project manager until 2007 when he moved to China as Head and Vice President at Siemens Management Consulting in Beijing.
Born on November 17, 1975 in Bergisch Gladbach, Jean-Christoph Heyne has a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
He has been an executive member of the Association of German Industrial Engineers and at delta Karlsruhe GmbH: Student Management Consulting.
Siemens Smart Infrastructure (SI) is shaping the market for intelligent, adaptive infrastructure for today and the future. It addresses the pressing challenges of urbanization and climate change by connecting energy systems, buildings and industries. SI provides customers with a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio from a single source – with products, systems, solutions and services from the point of power generation all the way to consumption. With an increasingly digitalized ecosystem, it helps customers thrive and communities progress while contributing toward protecting the planet. SI creates environments that care. Siemens Smart Infrastructure has its global headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, and has around 71,000 employees worldwide
Chief Digital Officer, Head of Strategy at Siemens Mobility, Spain
Karolina Korth is a trained psychologist with passion for innovation and over 10 years of experience in digital transformation and corporate innovation in multinationals in the sector of healthcare and mobility. Currently, she works as a Chief Digital Officer and Head of Strategy at Siemens Mobility in Spain where she defines and implements digital offerings on the cutting edge of mobility. Karolina is also a founder of Health 2.0 Kuala Lumpur and the Female Voice of Mobility – a movement to empower women in male dominated industries. She speaks regularly at conferences targeting digital transformation and gives lectures at business schools and universities.
Lead, Future Mobility Platform at World Economic Forum & Global New Mobility Coalition
Maya has over a decade of global work experience in public, private and third sector settings focused on clean-tech and sustainable transportation. At the World Economic Forum, Maya curates and leads the Forum’s Global New Mobility Coalition to advance a synced approached the shared, electric and automated mobility for maximizing sustainability of urban transport systems.
Maya also co-leads the Forum’s AV Policy Framework work in partnership with the Israel’s Centre for the Forth Industrial Revolution. Previously, Maya was a Director at the Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET), where she initiated and led successful projects such as China’s adoption of the notorious ZEV-credits mandate.
As a Global Corporate Strategy and Development Associate at Better Place, Maya formed multi-stakeholder partnerships for accelerating EV adoption. Maya served as Israel’s Trade Officer to China, where she facilitated numerous bilateral exchanges and investments. She holds a PhD in dynamic transportation policy and technology transition from Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), M.S. in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford, and B.S. in Economics and East Asian Studies from the Hebrew University (cum laude).
Secretary General of the Polis network
Karen Vancluysen was appointed as Secretary General of the Polis network in September 2014, after having been the network’s Research Director for 8 years. Since 1998, Karen 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. Polis is the leading European network of cities and regions on urban transport innovation. For over 30 years already, 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.
Senior Editor, Smart Cities Dive
Kristin is the senior editor of Smart Cities Dive, a digital publication covering the trends that shape connectivity and resilience in U.S. cities, for an audience of local government leaders. Kristin closely follows and reports on the topics of shared and emerging mobility, civic engagement, affordable housing and economic development. She oversees production of the publication’s daily newsletter and manages a team of editors and reporters. Prior to Smart Cities Dive, Kristin was the editor of Waste Dive.
Senior Strategy Manager for Commercial Energy at Transport for London
He has worked in sustainable investment throughout his career – responsible for sourcing, financing and delivering high social & environmental-impact opportunities – and is working with developers, financiers and governments to support their future infrastructure.
He is currently curating, commercialising and delivering the energy projects that will assist in the transformation of Transport for London; London’s largest and most significant energy user.
Alex has a degree in Economics (First Class) and a Masters in Advanced Energy and Environmental Studies (Distinction).
Alex also acts as an independent investor, advisor and consultant on topics relating to ‘Green Infrastructure’, with his six specialisms being:
- ‘Energy Transformation’ and ‘Clean Growth’;
- Financing smart, low carbon, sustainable cities;
- Energy efficiency and the ESCo market;
- Regeneration and sustainable property solutions;
- New energy services business models and investment drivers;
- ‘Clean Tech’ solutions, including: electric vehicles; heat & power; battery storage; and the ‘circular economy’.
General Manager for the UK and Ireland at Lime
Florence is the General Manager for the UK and Ireland at Lime. Founded in January 2017, Lime is a micro mobility company aiming to reduce dependence on personal automobiles for short distance transportation and leave future generations with a cleaner, healthier planet. Prior to Lime Florence worked at Willis Towers Waston as their Head of Strategic Projects for Central Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Florence completed her MBA at Henley Business School in 2018 and has a keen interest in social enterprises and the positive impact business can have on society.
Blockchain Technology Expert for Group Renault
Yves-Michel LEPORCHER has an M. Sc. in Finance from Toulouse Business School, certified in risk management (FRM), and has a background in software development, solution architecture, machine learning, big data and blockchain. He is blockchain technology expert for Renault group, chairman for MOBI consortium (consortium on mobility services including blockchain technology), and teacher in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Yves-Michel has extensive knowledge in finance and automotive industries and is author of books on asset management, risk management and blockchain technology. He worked in the financial industry where he developed several products, then launched its own blockchain protocol and start-up (Neurochain) before moving to the automotive industry. Since then he has worked in various technical roles on large-scale IT projects including data science, big data and blockchain including several European companies.
Blockchain Vice President Group Renault & Blockchain Program Director for French Automotive Industry
Odile Panciatici has been member of Renault during all her career after getting her Mechanics Engineering diploma.
After a 4 years Industrial Process manager experience, she has been design General manager for plastic trim, and Cockpit architect, then body design General manager until 2000.
She has participated at the beginning of alliance with Nissan at the first cross-company teams and mainly for the first common platform.
She has taken an international dimension being Chief engineer of the first generation of Logan and Sandero launching cars on all the new international markets of Renault: Romania, Russia, India, Brazil.
She got a quality experience being in charge of Quality assurance Direction for Renault projects world-wide for 2 years.
After being Chief engineer of Twingo, Clio4 and Captur, she has been from june 2013 Vice- President of vehicle engineering of Renault for designing all the new Renault high range (Espace & Kadjar)
She has been awarded in Sept 2014 as Industry woman of the year.As a Total Customer Satisfaction Strategy Vice President for Renault group, she has been Transformation Officer and involved in Digital transformation and Renault Digital creation. Since 2018, she is Blockchain Vice President. Since January 2020 she is Blockchain Program Director for French Automotive Industry.
Chief Strategy Officer at Roborace & Founder of the Autonomous Drivers Alliance (ADA)
Bryn Balcombe is the Founder of the Autonomous Drivers Alliance (ADA) which is committed to the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) within the Safe System approach to road safety to ensure mobility fatalities and injuries are eliminated by 2050. He was recently appointed as the Chair of the ITU Focus Group on AI for Autonomous and Assisted Driving (FG-AI4AD) which provides an open, collaborative forum for developing standards required for the behavioural evaluation of AI driving software. In addition he serves as Chief Strategy Officer at Roborace – the world’s first fully autonomous motorsport competition.
Country Operations Director, Renault Group in Ireland
Patrick Magee is Country Operations Director for Renault Group in Ireland. He is responsible for the Renault and Dacia brands in Ireland and a network of 27 dealerships around the country. The Wicklow native has worked in the motor industry for almost 25 years. A graduate of DIT Bolton Street, Patrick was Sales Director of Renault Ireland from 2007 until 2013, when he was appointed as the group’s Country Operations Manager. Patrick has been Country Operations Director for Renault Group Ireland since July 2016.
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Francois E. Guichard is United Nations (UNECE) secretary of the Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected vehicles. He is the Intelligent Transport Systems and Automated Driving focal point of the UNECE and is supervising the activities on technical regulations related to vehicle automation and vehicle connectivity.
He studied mechanical engineering in a double master degree program in France (ENSAM) and Germany (KIT), started his career in the International Management Associate Program of Daimler AG which led him to work in various locations in Germany, in the USA and in South Africa. He then specialized in the field of vehicle testing and vehicle regulations for the Type Approval of road vehicles.
He was advisor in national and international bodies dealing with safety and environmental regulations linked to the automotive industry.
He was involved in policy processes in the EU but also in other foreign countries, e.g. Australia, USA, China (Mainland and Taipei) and Japan.
In total François worked more than 7 years in the field of external affairs. Since 2012, Francois works for the United Nations in the world of multilateral Agreements as the Technical Secretary of several Working Parties of the Inland Transport Committee.
Francois E. Guichard is United Nations (UNECE) secretary of the Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected vehicles (WP.29/GRVA). He is the Intelligent Transport Systems and Automated Driving focal point of the UNECE and is supervising the activities on technical regulations related to vehicle automation and vehicle connectivity
Director Global Automotive Practice
David has over 18 years strategy consulting experience, and serves automotive OEMS in North America, Europe and Asia. David helps clients improve in mobility services, connected services, analytics, digital, sales & marketing, and business model design. David has led development of market strategies and capability-based cost reduction frameworks published in Harvard Business Review, and featured in the books “Essential Advantage” and “Cut Costs Grow Stronger”. Prior to joining Deloitte, David worked for a leading strategy consulting firm, and for Samsung Global Strategy Group.
Barry is the founder and CEO of Provizio, who have built the world’s first Accident Prevention TechnologyTM platform for vehicles. He has over two decades experience as an entrepreneur and business leader in the vision technology industry serving as a founder, investor, director and CEO of several companies. Previous to Provizio Barry founded Arralis, a multi-award winning radar company that developed a number of unique IPs and patents and secured major projects with General Motors, ESA, NASA, Airbus and Boeing to name a few. He brought Arralis to exit in 2017 and continued to lead the company towards IPO before leaving in 2018. He has previously held CEO/Founder roles in Sensurity, Lamhroe and Amideon, leading each through multiple venture funding rounds and exits. Barry is a regular speaker at events such as TOA Berlin, MobilityX Los Angeles/Dublin and President Obama’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley.
Jean-Baptiste is in charge of the business development for NAVYA in the Benelux and UK regions. Since 2017 Jean-Baptiste has been directly involved in the start of NAVYA’s operations in England, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Jean-Baptiste joined NAVYA in 2017 after working in the building automation sector. Jean-Baptiste is graduated from a Master’s degree in business from Kedge Business School in Marseille
NAVYA is a leading name in autonomous driving systems.
With more than 290 employees in France (Paris and Lyon) and in the United States (Michigan), NAVYA aims at becoming the leading player for the supply of autonomous driving systems for passenger and goods transport. Since 2015, NAVYA has been the first to market and put into service autonomous mobility solutions.
The AUTONOM® SHUTTLE, main development axis, was launched in September 2015 and more than 130 units have been sold as of 30 June 2019, notably in the United States, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Australia.The AUTONOM® TRACT, whose first road tests will start shortly, is dedicated to goods transport.
Created in 2014 with the support of Robolution Capital, investment fund managed by 360 Capital Partners, his reference shareholder, NAVYA’s shareholders also include the Gravitation fund and Paris Region Venture Fund (Région Île-de-France) managed by Cap Decisif Management as well as Valeo and Keolis groups.
Head of Technology and Innovation Futurist
After more than 14 years working in the automotive industry and focused on the modelling and development of systems for hybrid/electric vehicles, during the last two years I have had the opportunity to transfer all the knowledge acquired to the aeronautical sector in order to devise the urban air mobility of the future.
In addition to working on aeronautical projects with relevant companies, I have been able to put into practice what I like the most, which is to create the future through technology and develop high performance teams to make it happen.
After two years we have developed LAUREN, a prototype of electric urban aircraft that takes a disruptive leap with respect to what exists today within the urban air mobility ecosystem. LAUREN’s technology allows for easier integration of the aircraft into urban environments and offers a more relaxed and quiet flying experience than the rest of today’s urban aircraft concepts.
Director Business Development Europe, Tritium
Jeroen Jonker is a senior business executive with international experience in E-Mobility, Automotive, Bio-Chemicals and Composites. Jeroen’s career spans over 20 years in Commercial and General Management in the B2B industry throughout Europe and USA, in Corporates as well as SME’s. In his latest role at EV Fast Charger manufacturer Tritium, Jeroen is Head of New Business Development Europe, after having built the commercial team at Tritium’s EU HQ in Amsterdam. At Bio-Chemicals company Total-Corbion, he was the VP of the Bio-Degradable Plastics business. Prior to this, Jeroen was the CEO of the Plastics Division at Ten Cate and before that, he took on the various roles in general and commercial management at Tooling Company Axxicon. Jeroen started his career at General Electric, where he held various commercial positions in the Automotive business. Jeroen holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering Design & B2B Marketing from Delft University of Technology (NL). Residing in the Amsterdam region with his Australian wife and two kids, Jeroen speaks English, German, French and Dutch. In his spare time he likes playing tennis, skiing, skating, cycling and travelling.
CTO (Specializing in Automotive & AI), Dell Technologies | Unstructured Data Solutions
Dr. Florian Baumann works as a CTO for the Unstructured Data Solutions (UDS) division specializing in Automotive & AI at Dell EMC.
Before that, he was Technical Director of ADASENS Automotive GmbH in Germany, a FICOSA brand and part of Panasonic, focused on ADAS development and in charge of delivering and creating the companies products and targets.
Florian received his PhD in 2015 with the focus of Machine Learning applied to Scene Understanding and published about 20 publications. In the meanwhile, Florian is an industry recognized ADAS/AI expert that chairs many industry events, and frequently visits with leading OEMS and Tier-1s.