Christina Bu

Christina Bu – 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.

 

Justine Bornstein

Justine Bornstein 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

 

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David Zipper

David Zipper – 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.

 

Paddy La Torre

Paddy La Torre – 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.

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Aurélien COTTET

AurĂ©lien COTTET – 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.

 

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Zeljko Jeftic

Zeljko Jeftic – 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.

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Pamela Cohn

Pamela Cohn – Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Air Mobility

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.

 

 

 

 

Victoire Champenois

Victoire Champenois – 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.

 

Rob Fowler

Rob Fowler- 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.

 

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Jean-Christoph Heyne

Jean-Christoph Heyne – Global Head of Future Grids  at Siemens Smart Infrastructure

Jean-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

 

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