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Mobility Leaders Who Took to the Stage in 2019


Sharon Dijksma

Sharon Dijksma

Deputy Mayor Traffic, Transport and Air Quality, City of Amsterdam

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Sharon Dijksma (1971) is a Dutch politician and member of the ‘Partij van de Arbeid’ (Labour party). She studied law at the University of Groningen and public administration at the University of Twente. Ms. Dijksma began her political career in 1991 with the Young Socialists, where she started as a general secretary and later became chairwoman. In this period Ms. Dijksma was also one of the youth representatives in the Dutch government’s delegation to the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York.

At the age of twenty-three she became member of Dutch parliament. (1994-2007). She was the youngest member to be elected at that time. She was responsible for economic policy and spatial planning & infrastructure. In 2007 she was appointed minister for Education, Culture & Science. In 2012 she was asked again to become the minister for Economic affairs. She joined the Dutch government for a third time in 2015 as minister for Infrastructure and Environmental affairs.

Meanwhile Ms. Dijksma served on several boards for example that of BNN media, Twente Education Centre and the supervisory board of Rijksmuseum Twente.

In 2018 she was asked to join the Amsterdam city council as deputy mayor; an opportunity for her and her family to live in Amsterdam, but also to help the city with its challenges regarding traffic, transport and air quality. One of the main focus therein is the transition to an emission free Amsterdam.

Chris Snyder

Chris Snyder

CEO, ViaVan

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Chris Snyder is the CEO of ViaVan and the Senior Vice President of Expansion at Via, where he oversees the company's global expansion efforts. Prior to Via, Chris built next-generation biomedical supercomputing architectures at D. E. Shaw Research and developed analytics products for mission-driven organizations at Edgeflip. He is a 2004 graduate of Harvard University.

Fred Jones

Fred Jones

Head of New Mobility, Uber

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Fred Jones is the Head of New Mobility for Uber across the UK and Ireland. Operating in more than 40 major cities and towns across the UK, Uber connects users to a safe and convenient ride at the touch of a button.

When he joined Uber in 2015 Fred was initially the General Manager for expansion, launching Uber in multiple cities across the UK and Ireland. In his current role as Head of New Mobility, Fred is responsible for ushering the next chapter for Uber; making Uber’s transition to zero emission vehicles a reality as well as expanding transport options available in the App to further increase the choice, reliability and affordability of getting from A to B in your city.

Mariska Slots

Mariska Slots

Mobility as a Service Expert, City of Eindhoven

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Mariska Slots is a member of the Smart –Mobility team of the Municipality of Eindhoven. She fulfils the role of expert in the field of Mobility as a Service (MaaS). As such she is the project manager responsible for the tendering and implementation of MaaS in the Brainport region, in a project in partnership with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water management. She has over 10 years international experience in the field of bike-sharing consultancy and both hardware and software development of mobility-sharing platforms. In her projects the added value for the end-user & stakeholders and data are key.

Hamid Zarghampour

Hamid Zarghampour

Chief Strategist, Connected and Automated Transports, Swedish Transport Administration

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Mr. Hamid Zarghampour is responsible for the Swedish Transport Administration’s strategies and related activities for the introduction of automated transports. It includes coordination of the ongoing national projects, participation in the national Strategic Innovation Platforms such as Drive Sweden, and collaboration with the EU member states in various areas of connected and automated transports.

Mr. Zarghampour started his career at the Swedish Road Administration for more than 20 years ago. He has worked within the field of transport planning in general and road asset management in particular. Mr. Zarghampour has been actively working for the implementation of innovative solutions, encouraging sustainable development globally. Since 2013, he has mainly worked with research and innovation within the field of Connected and Automated Transports.

Paloma Castro Martinez

Paloma Castro Martinez

Head of International Communications, Lime

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Paloma Castro Martínez is a global consumer brand strategist with over 20 years’ experience of working with FTSE 100 companies on digital strategy, corporate communications and regulatory affairs.

As Global Head of Communications for Lime - the scooter sharing company - she leads international communications across channels. She has successfully led the launch of Lime in over +100 cities and secured the brand’s position in the market, and has introduced Lime to unique opportunities such as its partnership with Paris Fashion Week and Stella McCartney.

In previous roles, Paloma served as Global Director of Corporate Affairs for LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton), the world’s leading luxury goods company, worked as Head of EU Corporate Affairs for eBay, PayPal, Skype and also as Head of Regulatory and Public Affairs at McDonald’s Europe.

Paloma is a corporate lawyer by training, and holds a LL.M in Law, from the University of Valladolid, Spain. She also gained a postgraduate degree in urban planning and environmental management as well as an MBA from the French Ministry of Finance. She has also completed a postgraduate degree in digital management from INSEAD.

Yovav Meydad

Yovav Meydad

Chief Growth and Marketing Officer, Moovit

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Yovav Meydad is Moovit’s Chief Growth and Marketing Officer, responsible for growth, demand generation, design and branding, marketing, and corporate communications. Meydad has been with Moovit since 2013, where he came on board as Vice President of Products and Growth and he built and managed the product team, led the company’s product roadmap, and was a core contributor to the company’s growth from 1M users to over 350M.

Yovav has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, general manager and product executive in venture capital-backed and public Internet companies in the U.S. and Israel.

Yovav holds a B.Sc. in Information Systems Engineering from the Ben Gurion University, Israel.

Adela Spulber

Adela Spulber

City Relations/Business Development Manager - Autonomous Services, Daimler Mobility Services

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Iain Macbeth

Iain Macbeth

Head of Foresight, Transport for London

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Dr. Simon Broesamle

Dr. Simon Broesamle

Chief Business Development Officer, SHARE NOW

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Dr. Simon Broesamle is the Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO) at leading car sharing provider 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, Simon was responsible for the areas of Product Management, Technology and Marketing as Chief Customer Officer at ReachNow in Seattle, WA, USA. In 2015, he was appointed as BMW Group’s Global Head of Market Development for On-Demand Mobility. In that role, Simon led the initial ReachNow launch and the implementation of new mobility services worldwide. He also served in product management at BMW division 360 Electric, focusing on the development of consumer product offerings reducing the barriers in purchasing electric vehicles. Simon holds a Ph.D. in leadership and marketing from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

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Lizann Tjon

Lizann Tjon

Program Manager Smart Mobility, City of Amsterdam

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Lizann Tjon is the program manager smart mobility of the City of Amsterdam. Her professional career started at 2010 the City of Amsterdam, where she worked as strategic policy advisor for in the social department. In 2012, she switched to the Economic Department in the role of project manager, specifically to stimulate knowledge and innovation and enhance the role of the creative industries cluster and initiated several projects in public-private partnership. Currently she is responsible for innovation via the smart mobility program at the Chief Technology Office of Amsterdam.

Dr. Vassilis Agouridas

Dr. Vassilis Agouridas

Strategic Innovation // UAM Initiative Leader,, Airbus

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Dr Vassilis AGOURIDAS is Senior Manager, Strategic Innovation with AIRBUS (Helicopters) based in France. He is member of the Strategy, Company Development and Business Ambition Directorate wherein Vassilis is working on growth strategy and new business ecosystems assignments. In the context of ever-growing urbanisation and widespread diffusion of digital business enablers , he has been developing expertise in nurturing systemic mobility solutions featuring the 3rd dimension. Vassilis is the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Initiative Leader, on behalf of Airbus, within the Sustainable Urban Mobility Action Cluster of the EIP-SCC marketplace (European Innovation Partnership, Smart Cities and Communities) launched in October 2017 by the European Commission. Forty-two (42) cities and regions across Europe have joined the initiative to explore through mobility demonstrators the 3rd dimension in urban and peri-urban mobility.

Roope Virta

Roope Virta

Project Coordinator, City of Turku

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Roope Virta works as project coordinator for the UBC, currently assigned to CIVITAS ECCENTRIC project as of August 2018.

He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration (major subject logistics) from Turku School of Economics and Business Administration.

He has 13 years experience in municipal and regional administration. From 2009 to 2018 he organized and worked for the local transport authority in the municipality of Salo. There his main responsibilities included planning, production/procurement, administration and development of public transport services. From 2004 to 2008 he worked for the regional project development organization in Salo, where he was assigned to projects developing municipal and regional transport services and logistics.

Christian Maertins

Christian Maertins

New Mobility Evangelist of Smart Mobility Unit | Digitalization, Volkswagen AG

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Arwen Smit

Arwen Smit

EMEA Lead, MOBI

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Arwen Smit believes decentralised technologies will change our economic and political systems, and identity will be one of the key building blocks in creating this new future. Smit is EMEA lead for MOBI. MOBI is a global smart mobility non-profit consortium established to accelerate adoption and promote standards in blockchain, distributed ledgers, and related technologies for the benefit of the mobility industry. An international speaker, her ideas have been featured on TEDx, Wired, and the European Commission. She currently writes a book on reimaging data privacy in the 21st century.

Nicola Dallatana

Nicola Dallatana

Head of New E-Mobility Division, Toyota Tsusho

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Daniel Grech

Daniel Grech

Commercial Director, Malta Public Transport

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Maita Fernandez-Armesto Sanchez

Maita Fernandez-Armesto Sanchez

Project Coordinator, Mobility & Infrastructure, City of Barcelona

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Jonna Pöllänen

Jonna Pöllänen

Head of Early Markets, MaaS Global

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Jonna Pöllänen is the Head of Early Markets at MaaS Global, a fast-growing Mobility as a Service 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. Jonna has been actively part of the global “Mobility as a Service” movement for the past 6,5 years and continues now to grow the global MaaS ecosystem at MaaS Global. Jonna focuses on breaking the market barriers and finding the best markets to start with Mobility as a Service.

Debbie Dekkers

Debbie Dekkers

MaaS & Smart Mobility Project Manager, City of Amsterdam

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Debbie Dekkers works as a project manager MaaS and New Mobility at Chief Technology Office of Amsterdam. Innovation in local government has been a red threat throughout her career, in which she strives to make the organizations and people she works for future-proof. Within the Smart Mobility Program, she is responsible for serval Mobility as a Service projects focusing on the digital and behavioural aspects of this mobility transition. She is an expert at setting up experiments and living labs to test how new mobility concepts can help Amsterdam become a safer, more accessible, heather and smarter city.

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Dr. Markus Hagenmaier

Dr. Markus Hagenmaier

Project Leader | Expert Future Mobility, Boston Consulting Group

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Richard Threlfall

Richard Threlfall

Global Head of Infrastructure, KPMG

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Szymon Horosiewicz

Szymon Horosiewicz

Smart City Manager, City of Lublin

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Smart City Manager in the Lublin City Hall, responsible for international cooperation and projects development.

Focused on popularization of smart living concept. Engaged in networking activities connecting local companies with multinational organizations and key market players. Holds two master degrees - Economy and Spatial Planning from Catholic University of Lublin.

His area of interests cover new mobility solutions and sharing economy practices.

Marie-Luise Klose

Marie-Luise Klose

Senior Manager Venture Development, Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures

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Marie builds the bridge between mobility start-ups and Deutsche Bahn Group. As Senior Manager Venture Development of the corporate venture capital arm, she constantly looks for new technologies and business models from an investment perspective and ensures collaborations which allow the start-ups to grow without getting lost in the corporate jungle. Prior to joining DB in 2017, Marie worked for Rocket Internet and BMW.

Aude de Vassart

Aude de Vassart

Board Member, OSPT Alliance

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Aude is Director of the Transport Business Line at IDEMIA, where she is responsible for driving the business strategy worldwide. Prior to this position, Aude held various roles in marketing and management at Oberthur Technologies and Texas Instruments. Aude has 18 years’ experience in the telecoms and payment cards industry and has supervised numerous multinational teams and delivered complex leading-edge projects. Aude joined the OSPT Alliance Board in 2018.

Lars Möreke

Lars Möreke

Director Mobility & Automotive, Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures

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Lars is a mobility expert with 15+ years of experience in the automotive and mobility space. He held various leadership positions at Volkswagen, NAVTEQ and Deutsche Bahn. Currently he is building up a portfolio of world class investments for Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures.

Andre Meesschaert

Andre Meesschaert

Managing Director Europe, Avis Budget Group

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Augustin Friedel

Augustin Friedel

Intermodality Strategy, Volkswagen AG

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Lars Klawitter

Lars Klawitter

Managing Director Studio 107, InMotion Ventures

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Lars Klawitter is Managing Director of Studio 107 at InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s mobility business and venture capital arm.

Lars has been in senior roles in the tech industry for over 20 years. In 1994, whilst studying computer science, he co-founded ASK, a digital imagining company and by 1999 he was CTO at Munich based digital signage startup friendlyway AG. In 2002 Lars moved into his first role in the automotive industry at BMW, working on large-scale IT projects. This led him to his first role at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, as Chief Information Officer and later heading up its Bespoke business. He is also a successful angel investor and non-executive board member at several mobility start-ups.

At InMotion Ventures, Lars leads the development of proprietary mobility services and their integration into Jaguar Land Rover products and services. He also oversees strategic partnerships, alignment on government affairs and acts as an internal consultant.

Lars studied at Technical University of Munich and University of Hagen and holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science. He is married and lives in West Sussex.

Rogier Havelaar

Rogier Havelaar

General Manager City Logistics, PostNL

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Rogier Havelaar (1984), Director of City Logistics at PostNL, studied Organizational Sciences (Tilburg) and Philosophy (Amsterdam) and has been working on issues in the field of strategy, process, technology and behavior since 2010.

In recent years, he has been involved in various initiatives in the field of Smart City concepts. In his position as Director City Logistics, he is responsible for issues that relate to the zero-emission delivery of mail and parcels in the city centers. Rogier is an enthusiastic speaker who will guide you into the world of urban renewal, innovation and co-creation.

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Joan Valls Fantova

Joan Valls Fantova

Civil Servant, Mobility Specialist & Advisor to, Barcelona City Council

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Patrick Foster

Patrick Foster

Chief Business Development Officer, Drivy

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Patrick Foster is the Chief Development Officer of Drivy, the European leading car rental marketplace. Patrick started his career as a consultant at Ernst & Young, before leading the business development and international partnerships for startups in the data storage industry.

He joined Drivy as COO/CFO in 2014 in Paris where he lived for 3 years, before relocating to London in September 2017 to lead on Drivy's international operations, strategic partnerships and business development.

Suzanne Hoadley

Suzanne Hoadley

Senior Manager - Coordinator Traffic Efficiency, POLIS

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Suzanne is Senior Manager at Polis with responsibility for activities related to ITS and network management. She has worked at Polis since 2001. Her main task involves facilitating knowledge transfer and debate among Polis members on topical issues and emerging themes related to ITS and network management, including multi-modal network management, open data, open systems/interoperability, C-ITS, automation and MaaS. Suzanne has edited policy papers on several of these themes, with the aim of bringing forward the views of Polis member cities and regions to the European institutions and other stakeholders. In addition, Suzanne coodinates Polis’ involvement in European projects and represents Polis on various platforms including the Amsterdam Group. You can contact her in English and French.

Thomas Geier

Thomas Geier

Policy & Research Officer, European Metropolitan Transport Authorities (EMTA)

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Thomas Geier is a transport and mobility engineer and holds a master’s degree in digital business. He is with the European Metropolitan Transport Authorities (EMTA) since November 2017 as policy and research officer, where he supports the Secretary General and is involved in various European research efforts. In his research activity for EMTA, Thomas focuses mainly on policy and governance questions related to smart mobility concepts, shared mobility, and particularly on integrated mobility/Mobility as a Service. Under Thomas’ lead, EMTA is currently carrying out a focused collaboration effort that brings together the experts on integrated mobility from the various EMTA member authorities. With this effort, EMTA seeks to introduce a public sector perspective to the discussion of MaaS and smart mobility, which still appears mainly industry driven.

Thomas’ interest in MaaS commenced with his master thesis research, titled “Transport Data as Public Infrastructure for Smart Cities”, which he successfully submitted with the University of Amsterdam’s faculty for economics and business in August 2018.

Since July 2018, Thomas is European relations and Mobility as a Service officer at the Vervoerregio Amsterdam Regional Transport Authority. He coordinates the European project collaborations and network activities of the Amsterdam transport authority and is MaaS strategy lead. His continuous engagement with the subject allowed him to gain great insight and expertise, which enabled him to contribute to several conferences and publish articles on public value and effect governance in Mobility as a Service.

Andrew Radford

Andrew Radford

Network Strategy & Technology Specialist | Traffic Management, Birmingham City Council

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Andy works as a Network Strategy and Technology Specialist in the Traffic Management section of Birmingham City Council. Andy’s passion is for developing real, on-street applications of transport innovations. He is particularly interested in collaborating with up and coming SME’s working in the sector and working with other Local Authorities to explain the importance of API’s and demanding open data from suppliers. Andy was responsible for Birmingham City Council being one of the first local authorities to release traffic data from UTMC system as open data as a part of the OPTICITIES project. More recently he has delivered a working GLOSA (Green Light Optimal Street Advisory) implementation in an adaptive control environment. He is currently working on a process for real-time incident detection using UTMC, bus and parking data as part of the city’s network management strategy

James Molloy

James Molloy

Strategic Partnerships for EMEA & APAC, Bird

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Kinga currently leads the Business Operations and Strategy team at Bird, a Los Angeles based electric scooter start-up taking the world by storm. She joined the team in Amsterdam last year to help shape the future of urban mobility and take cars off the roads. Her interest in transportation technology isn’t new, and prior to Bird, Kinga worked at another transportation tech company, Arrivo, which was inspired by Elon Musk’s hyperloop concept. While working alongside former SpaceX and Tesla engineers, Kinga led the Business Intelligence team and worked with investors and city officials to set up feasibility projects to commercialize the futuristic transit concept. Before joining the start-up world, Kinga worked as an investment banker at Nomura Securities in the Global Industrials Group, where she focused on M&A advisory for building products, infrastructure and electrical and electronics companies. Her pre-MBA experience includes economic and public policy consulting as well as risk and portfolio management at a fund of hedge funds.

Kinga is originally from Poland but spent half of her life living in the United States. She studied Economics at the University of Chicago and received her MBA from Columbia Business School.

Cathelijne Hermans

Cathelijne Hermans

Program Manager City Logistics, City of Amsterdam

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Cathelijne Hermans is program manager city logistics for the City of Amsterdam. In this role, she is looking for the balance between a robust supply of the city and minimal impact of logistics on air quality, infrastructure and the limited space in Amsterdam. Cathelijne has years of experience as a mobility consultant, ranging from stimulating the use of bicycles to smart mobility and logistics. Since 2016, Cathelijne has been working at Royal HaskoningDHV, and independent international engineering and project management consultancy leading the way in sustainable development and innovation

Marco Sorge

Marco Sorge

Principal Investment Officer, World Bank (IFC)

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Marco Sorge heads the IFC municipal infrastructure team in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. His team helps leading cities in the region to develop and finance urban transport, water and other urban infrastructure investments with no need for sovereign guarantees. Marco’s team is responsible for selection of eligible investments, structuring and execution. In Turkey, Marco and team have lent over EUR300 million for urban transport and water projects in three cities. Recently, the team has moved to Vienna and diversified its focus of operations across Ukraine, Morocco and the Balkans. Marco is a financial economist by background and holds a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.

Jaap Burger

Jaap Burger

Strategy Advisor Charging Infrastructure, Gemeente Amsterdam

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Jaap Burger helps Amsterdam preparing for an all-electric future by ensuring an efficient rollout of charging infrastructure. One of the key elements is data-supported demand-driven expansion of the network, currently consisting of 4000 charging points and the pace of expansion is increasing. Smart integration with the energy grid and local renewable energy production ensures a smooth transition. Jaap has 10 years experience working with (local) governments, NGOs, and energy and mobility companies helping to realise their EV ambitions.

Ruben Polderman

Ruben Polderman

Project Manager Smart Mobility, City of Amsterdam

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Ruben Polderman is a project manager at the smart mobility program of the City of Amsterdam. He is an experienced Strategic Advisor with a demonstrated history of working in the public policy industry. Skilled in Government and Public Participation, Smart Mobility, Data, Scenario Planning, Strategy and Organizational Development. Strong professional with a Master Change Management from the University of Utrecht. Currently he is responsible for the strategy and projects concerning data and mobility within the smart mobility program.

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Guillermo Campoamor

Guillermo Campoamor

CEO and Co-Founder, Meep

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Davide Coppola

Davide Coppola

Business Developer and Project Manager, European Space Agency

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Stefan Mueller

Stefan Mueller

CEO & Managing Director, Mobility Power House

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Stefan Mueller is a new mobility pioneer of the first order.

Among other positions, he was the founding CEO of car2go Europe, which under his leadership quickly grew from a pilot project to become the market leader in ondemand and free-floating short-term car rental with activities in 12 major European cities.

Furthermore, Stefan was a Director for New Mobility at Volkswagen in China, where he very successfully initiated several mobility-on-demand projects and was able to gain extensive insights into the Asian new mobility market.

In his current role as founder of Mobility Power House, an independent and ownermanaged consulting company, he and his team offer consulting services to clients of all industries, at every stage of their new mobility business development and in whatever capacity.

Stefan’s professional profile is supplemented by his long-term and international experience in the commercial sales sector and the finance industry.

He is an insurance professional, completed the General Management Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) and holds an MBA from the Open University (UK).

Thomas Mueller

Thomas Mueller

Managing Partner, bee smart city

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Kees Slingerland

Kees Slingerland

Managing Director, ACE Mobility

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Alberto Lodieu

Alberto Lodieu

Senior Consultant, Ptolemus

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Alberto has more than 9 years of international experience in strategy consulting. He has specialised in the financial services and transport industries, more specifically in Usage-based Insurance, ADAS & autonomous vehicles, connected mobility and electronic payments.

Alberto has participated to over 30 consulting assignments with a wide range of companies including Abertis, AGC Automotive, AXA PARTNERS, CNES, the French space agency, CVC Capital Partners, Citigroup, Danlaw, DMP, Europ Assistance, the European Commission, Liberty Mutual, Silver Lake Partners, Societe Generale, Telespazio and ZirconTech. He has strongly focused on projects related to corporate and competitive strategy, commercial due diligence, go-to-market strategy, new products and services definition, cost-benefit analysis, economic impact assessment, operations excellence and business modelling.

Alberto is a regular speaker at conferences related to telematics, mobility and car automation. He co-authored PTOLEMUS’ Usage-based Insurance, Autonomous Vehicles and Augmented Mobility Global Studies.

Alberto holds an MBA from HEC Paris and a BSc in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Tecnologico de Monterrey. He is a native speaker in Spanish, fluent in English and intermediate in French and Italian. Before joining PTOLEMUS, Alberto worked for Deloitte in their strategy and operations practice.

Jaime Ruiz Huescar

Jaime Ruiz Huescar

Co-Founder, Cities Forum

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Piia Karjalainen

Piia Karjalainen

Senior Manager,, MaaS Alliance

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Piia Karjalainen is working as Senior Manager at ERTICO – ITS Europe in Brussels. She is coordinating the activities of the international Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Alliance and her other main tasks are related widely to Urban Mobility. Previously she has been working in various positions at the European Parliament and the Finnish Ministry of Transport & Communications, mainly dealing with transport strategies, ITS, Mobility as a Service, policymaking and EU regulation. She holds a Master of Science in Economics. https://www.linkedin.com/in/piiakarjalainen/

Frank Rieck

Frank Rieck

Applied Research Professor Smart e-Mobility, Automotive Centre of Expertise (ACE Mobility)

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Frank Rieck is Research Professor Smart e-Mobility at the Research Centre Sustainable Port Cities of the Rotterdam University of Applied Science. Educated as Mechanical Engineer and Industrial Designer. Has a background in various innovation, marketing and management functions in the Automotive Industry. Is currently, responsible for the research & innovation regarding future automotive mobility at the Rotterdam University of Applied Science and the Automotive Centre of Expertise (ACE). Moreover, he is chairman of Dutch-INCERT a national network of knowledge centres regarding e-Mobility and is representing the Netherlands as vice president of EU organization AVERE.

In the commercial vehicle sector, he chaired a consortium that realized in 2009 the first electric city busses in service in the Netherlands. This eBusz is still in operation at the RET Rotterdam. From 2012 till 2014 as deployment manager at e-Traction, he was responsible for the industrialization of the unique electric wheel motors for busses and trucks. This led to the first commercial produced VDL Citea Electric city bus. Dutch-INCERT just published the government funded report ‘King of the Road’ regarding the chances for electrification of heavy trucks. ACE is focussing on both battery electric and fuel-cell electric transportation vehicles.

Jack Palmer

Jack Palmer

Connected Car Specialist, SBD

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David Leipziger

David Leipziger

Innovation Lead for Cities & Mobility, Innovate UK

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David is an urban mobility expert at Innovate UK, the business arm of UK Research & Innovation that drives growth by working with companies to de-risk, enable, and support innovation. As the Innovation Lead for Cities & Mobility, David works with cities and companies to ensure the UK is a world-leader in urban mobility. His background is in urban infrastructure policy and finance, having previously worked at Arup, Mott MacDonald, and the World Resources Institute. Over his career, David has lived and worked in Brazil, Kenya, France, the UK, and the USA. He holds a joint MBA/MURP from UCLA as well as a BA from Brown University.

Mar Pallas Poy

Mar Pallas Poy

VP Market Expansion, Scoot

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Matteo Maestri

Matteo Maestri

CEO, Estrima

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Matteo Maestri, born in 1977, graduated in Economics in Trieste in 1999, devoting himself to the transport of people and things already with the thesis entitled "intermodality and the main operating transport systems". Projected to develop innovative mobility projects, he immediately crossed the threshold of the well-known and solid family business Brieda & C. s.r.l., of which he has been managing director for twelve years. Brieda is a historic entrepreneurial reality, a world reference point in the production of cabins for industrial, construction and agricultural machines. About thirty million turnover, a staff of about one hundred people and an experience accumulated over fifty years of company history have allowed to look at new markets, adopting product diversification as a growth strategy. The diversification for Matteo was precisely the starting point to enter the electric motorization sector with Estrima srl, which he set up in 2008 with the aim of designing, producing and distributing extremely small electric vehicles, to the advantage of mobility urban. Taking advantage of the experience accumulated by Brieda in the field of design, safety systems, ergonomics and design, in just over a year after the establishment of Estrima, Birò was born, an electric vehicle conceived as a scooter on four wheels. In fact, as early as June 2009, mass production of Birò began. With more than 3000 Birò produced, Estrima is now one of the market leaders in the electric urban mobility scene with several official stores across Europe.

Roger Puigví

Roger Puigví

Public Affairs Manager, Scoot Networks

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James Molloy

James Molloy

Strategic Partnerships for EMEA & APAC, Bird

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James leads Strategic Partnerships for EMEA & APAC at Bird, a Los Angeles based electric scooter start-up. His primary focus is Bird's Platform offering whereby Bird enters into a revenue sharing partnership with select partners. This allows these partners to purchase Bird's latest purpose built vehicles at cost and opens up all of Bird's internal software to enable them to track the data they need to succeed in addition to having dedicated account managers. Prior to this, James led partnerships in Europe for Uber after escaping the banking industry. He trained as a qualified chartered accountant with KPMG and studied Corporate Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Jonne Kuyt

Jonne Kuyt

Creative Director & Partner, Edenspiekermann

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In a customer-centric and technology-driven world, brands and businesses need to play new roles. Jonne Kuyt, Creative Director & Partner at Edenspiekermann, helps businesses to create more of a personal impact on the user, allowing them to adapt to their shifting needs and compete with other surrounding industry players. Through previous experience with clients worldwide, in different industries such as mass mobility, automotive, healthcare, digital publishing, retail, and e-commerce, he has shown that by using technology and design he is able to reinvent the relationships between clients and their audience.

Yasir Siddiqui

Yasir Siddiqui

European Market Manager, Kisio

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Christian Bering Pederson

Christian Bering Pederson

Technology & Data Lead, Autonomous Mobility

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Harald Martin Myhre

Harald Martin Myhre

Project Manager for Autonomous Vehicles, Ruter

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Gareth Ragg

Gareth Ragg

Co-Founder, IMPACT>MOBILITY

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Patrick Foster

Chief Business Development Officer
Drivy

Take a look at our recent bitesize Q&A with Drivy

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1. How do you see the future of the urban mobility marketplaces?

The age of car ownership is at its tipping point.

From an economic perspective, the cost of buying and owning a car, estimated at approximately 5000€/year, makes car ownership decreasingly interesting for city dwellers, especially when you consider that the average car in Europe sits unused 93% of the time.

From a political perspective, cities across Europe have put the fight against pollution and congestion at the top of their priorities, with the clear objective of drastically tackling the issue of urban solo-driving habits.

And finally, from a convenience perspective, city dwellers have now access to a wide range of new on-demand mobility services, from shared kick-scooters for short inner-city trips to roundtrip carsharing offers for longer journeys, efficiently complementing existing public transport networks.

In western cities, we’re entering a greener and more efficient multimodal mobility era, where privately owned cars are no longer the backbone of mobility. In this new ecosystem, urban mobility marketplaces play a central role, and face immense growth opportunities if they choose the right approach.

2. What is your main goal for 2019 and how are you going to get there?

In 2019, Drivy has become the leading carsharing service in Europe, with more than 2.5 million users across 6 countries sharing 50 000 cars, including a fleet of nearly 4000 dedicated self-service cars that can be unlocked directly through the user’s smartphone thanks to our Drivy Open technology and be used instantly, for a few hours or a few days.

As a consequence, we aim at reinforcing our leading position by offering our users with an even more convenient carsharing services, especially by growing our network of self-service cars in main European cities, hand in hand with local authorities. We want to make sure that whenever you need a car, you’ll find several Drivy Open around you, at walking distance.

3. How do you see city/ TNC relationship evolving across Europe?

As shared mobility services thrive in European cities, we need to reinforce our dialog with city representatives so they understand our business model, how we operate, and how we could contribute to their objectives and make their citizens lives easier.

At Drivy, we’ve always seen city councils as key stakeholders. Not only we need a better cooperation between public transports companies and private mobility offers to better serve city dwellers, but we also need a coordinated approach when it comes to infrastructure investments only cities could take. I’m especially thinking to the allocation of public space and the investment in charging infrastructures to increase the transition towards EVs.

4. What do you currently see as being the main obstacle to creating seamless sustainable intermodal mobility?

If we want the people to get rid of their private cars, we need to make sure they have access to shared one when the absolutely need it. As a consequence, increasing the density of roundtrip carsharing offers, especially by granting them dedicated on-street parking solutions, is key for all cities that want to efficiently fight congestion.

5. Can you share in a short statement of why you are looking forward to IMPACT>MOBILITY and sharing your vision?

Meet and exchange with those that are currently building mobility ecosystem of tomorrow, whether from the public or private sector, as it is through a combined approach we’ll make out of the mobility revolution a reality for citizens across Europe.

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Yovav Meydad

Chief Growth and Marketing Officer
Moovit

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1. How do you see then future of the urban mobility data marketplace?

Before we spend billions of dollars on laying out new infrastructure for public transit, we should leverage urban mobility data to better utilize current systems. Moovit owns and manages the world’s largest repository of urban mobility data. We have used this data to create mobility analytics tools that we license to cities, governments, municipalities and transit agencies to improve their public transit systems. MaaS solutions are helping smart cities become smarter by identifying areas that have a high demand for mobility solutions but have little supply of transit lines, where stops should be located and frequency of service, and making adjustments to improve service to match the needs of commuters. Data is certainly the new oil in the mobility sector.

2. What is your main goal for 2019 and how are you going to get there?

With Moovit’s industry-leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions, cities are now able to license the necessary tools to create MaaS offerings, and consumers have a convenient and free way to plan their journeys via a host of multi-modal modes of transit, and get real-time information through Moovit’s #1 urban mobility app. Real-Time data, Communications and Payments, Data Analysis, Multi-Operator Management and Configuration – these are the components of true MaaS.

3. How do you see city/ TNC relationship evolving across Europe?

There’s no denying that TNCs and other alternative transit options are here to stay. The first/last mile issue for commuters remains a big barrier to people leaving their personal vehicle at home and choosing more sustainable public transit options. Soon the mobility market will work itself out and cities and TNCs will find a mutually beneficial way to work together to improve mobility in the city without the unrest there has been in the past. Everyone will have their fair share of the urban mobility pie.

4. What do you currently see as being the main obstacle to creating seamless sustainable intermodal mobility?

The main challenge at the moment is the uncontrolled nature of the implementation of new micro-mobility options. With any new type of service comes a stage where there is unrest before the proper controls and regulations are in place. They key to regaining control is having clear visibility to supply and demand, meaning, where scooters are deployed and in what quantities against the demand for them. Using advanced mobility analytics tools, such as Moovit Urban Mobility Analytics (MUMA), city officials can get the visibility they need to implement regulations.

Sustainable mobility options are growing in popularity as people become more environmentally conscious and look for alternatives to congestion and driving their car. The main barrier for these alternative options is their integration with MaaS apps, to give consumers a truly seamless journey from door-to-door. In the future, all mobility options will appear in one app, with the option for consumers to compare and choose the best one — the one that is closest to them, that has the longest battery percentage, the cheapest one and more. Consumers will also be able to pay and purchase one ticket for their combined journey via scooter, public transit and more using this single app.

5. Can you share in a short statement of why you are looking forward to IMPACT>MOBILITY and sharing your vision?

IMPACT>MOBILITY is a future looking and problem solving conference that helps unite key stakeholders in the mobility industry. As an early pioneer of Mobility as a Service (Maas), Moovit has a mission to simplify urban mobility all around the world. We strongly believe data and analytics are critical to this mission, both for consumers and for cities, municipalities and transit operators. It’s vital that we interact with other industry members to reach a more sustainable mobility ecosystem.

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Paloma Castro Martinez

Head of International Communications
Lime

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1. How do you see then future of the urban mobility data marketplace?

For the first time in human history, 3 out of 4 Europeans live in cities. This number is expected to grow to 80% by 2050. Cities are growing and we want to grow with cities in Europe by improving the future of the urban lifestyle. We do that by being urban optimists making way for a cleaner, healthier planet for future generations.

At Lime, our goal is to help people move around their community in an efficient and environmentally friendly way. Through rider surveys, product interviews, and other forms of community outreach, we’re constantly improving our service. Data offers great potential to improve that service. Transparency in how, when and why data is used is and will remain essential.

We strongly believe that the best way forward for the urban mobility data marketplace in local communities is to equip cities with the information they need to see how Lime and other mobility players are being used.

That’s why, at Lime, we are urban optimists and will continue to be market leaders and pioneers of the multimodal mobility system for cities in Europe.

2. What is your main goal for 2019 and how are you going to get there?

Given that so many progressive European cities are focused on improving the quality of urban living through reducing pollution and tackling climate change, we believe there are exciting opportunities for Lime to be part of that change.

Lime is helping people to respond to those changes and to start enjoying moving with the city:

  • We’re giving freedom to people: bringing them closer to what’s around them, with a convenient way for people to move in their city. Lime gets you out and in touch with others.
  • We’re reimagining urban life: we are part of the city, offering a fun and active way of getting out and about.
  • We’re encouraging sustainability: we’re supporting the fight against pollution, congestion and climate change by reducing the number of car journeys and emissions
  • We’re people focused and care about our relationships: we work hand-in-hand with local communities, and we’re building a culture of shared smart mobility solutions that are respectful of the urban way of life.

In short, our vision is that we offer solutions that help European cities grow. We are urban optimists supporting an urban lifestyle with healthier cities, users and environment.

3. How do you see city/ TNC relationship evolving across Europe?

We have found that cities, our riders, and Lime all want to see increased access to affordable, smart mobility.

Lime has established relationships with regulators in markets and countries where we operate and we see that cities are receptive to small scale demo pilots.

We ask cities to formalize and create new regulations and frameworks that will allow compliant operation of these affordable and smart mobility services.

Having that partnership structure gives us a formal place within policy priorities and lets us grow strong support from cities.

Unlike others, we often proactively inform and partner with community groups and local governments before we establish a presence in a region. The end result is that community leaders know we are coming before we actually deploy, as it should be. We see city/TNC relationships evolving more and more to a model where local partners, communities and authorities are more often proactively informed.

4. What do you currently see as being the main obstacle to creating seamless sustainable intermodal mobility?

Every company that is growing successfully also faces some issues.

It is important that companies work together with local partners and stakeholders to ensure those issues don’t affect their products and services. At Lime, we work with local authorities and stakeholders to ensure we offer seamless mobility across different legal realities and increase the lifespan of our intermodal mobility fleet.

5. Can you share in a short statement of why you are looking forward to IMPACT>MOBILITY and sharing your vision?

Lime is an innovative solution to the future of mobility in Europe; connecting people and enabling sustainable urban lifestyles along the way.

Our goal is to help people move around their community in an efficient and environmentally friendly way.

It is clear that our goal is closely aligned with IMPACT>MOBILITY’s goal to build partnerships, platforms and integrated services to deliver the multi-modal mobility services that meet the demands of modern smart cities. That is why we are very excited to be part of IMPACT>MOBILITY.

In short, our vision is that we offer solutions that help European cities grow. We are urban optimists supporting an urban lifestyle with healthier cities, users and environment.

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Joan Valls Fantova

Civil Servant, Mobility Specialist & Advisor to
Barcelona City Council

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1. How do you see then future of the urban mobility data marketplace?

In my opinion, the future of the urban mobility data marketplace relays on five questions

  • Who owns data? [The Public Sector]
  • Who is going to capture or generate this data, and how are we going to support this procedure if the data owner is not the same as the data generator? [The Transport Operators]
  • Who is going to access to this data? At which cost? [Anybody, freely]
  • Who are we going to make this data available and accessible? [The Data Visualization]
  • How are we going to define the standards for this data so we can easily compare data from to city to city? [The Data Harmonization]

2. What is your main goal for 2019 and how are you going to get there?

My main goal is to determine and defend my position [see my up-to-date tentative answers in brackets to Question 1] about the questions exposed before and being able to argue about it.

3. How do you see city/ TNC relationship evolving across Europe?

In my opinion the Public Sector is moving so slowly and we are losing investment opportunities if we do not shift the citizen’s expectative. Developing regulations are somehow unpredictable and are becoming very different from city to city. Both parts have to clearly expose objectives so it is possible to arrange a serious conversation.

4. What do you currently see as being the main obstacle to creating seamless sustainable intermodal mobility?

The Public Sector usually has several stakeholders taking part on decisions. The lack of clear objectives makes it difficult to make decisions. Old law structures, not up-to-date to welcome new technologies make difficult to go forward.

5. Can you share in a short statement of why you are looking forward to IMPACT>MOBILITY and sharing your vision?

We need a Public Sector we can trust. We need to know clear objectives. We have to provide or time and resources for update structures in the Public Sector. Finally, we need to open forums to discuss about common objectives and procedures to reach them.

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Cathelijne Hermans

Program Manager City Logistics
City of Amsterdam

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1. How do you see then future of the urban mobility data marketplace?

I hope the future of the urban mobility data marketplace is a means to organise mobility in cities more efficiently, based on the principles of transparency, access to mobility and equality

2. What is your main goal for 2019 and how are you going to get there?

My main goal for 2019 is to ensure a robust supply of goods for Amsterdam with the smallest footprint possible. In order to get there we need to collaborate with the logistics sector in order to find new solutions to wicked problems.

3. How do you see city/ TNC relationship evolving across Europe?

I see different cities in different countries facing the same problems and increasingly looking towards each other for best practices.

4. What do you currently see as being the main obstacle to creating seamless sustainable intermodal mobility?

The construction of a new eco systems and defining the basic rules for entrance to and collaboration in that ecosystem.

5. Can you share in a short statement of why you are looking forward to IMPACT>MOBILITY and sharing your vision?

I am looking forward to IMPACT>MOBILITY, because I am always looking for new inspiration on how we can improve and take new steps towards a better future.

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Debbie Dekkers

MaaS & Smart Mobility Project Manager
City of Amsterdam

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1. How do you see then future of the urban mobility data marketplace?

I see that the future of the urban mobility data marketplace has a lot of potential. We are facing an exciting process toward collaboration and integration, but one with a lot of decisions about what role to play as a government. In my opinion, we need to set up a digital high way.

2. What is your main goal for 2019 and how are you going to get there?

The main goal for me is to engage our citizens in a more shared based mobility as a backbone and conditional aspect towards Mobility as a Service.

3. What do you currently see as being the main obstacle to creating seamless sustainable intermodal mobility?

A lack of a clear vision of standardization and uncertainty about a business model and the role of government.

4. Can you share in a short statement of why you are looking forward to IMPACT>MOBILITY and sharing your vision?

The fact that we did not yet been able to create a stable ecosystem to make MaaS happen in Amsterdam, gives us enough to talk about. We have been talking for a while now, therefore we need to take action. Amsterdam is already taking action by facilitating a MaaS pilot, together with the Ministry, at Zuidas. I am curious to see if there are other partnerships to establish and take action in other cases in Amsterdam.  

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Adela Spulber

City Relations/Business Development Manager - Autonomous Services
Daimler Mobility Services

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1. How do you see the future of the urban mobility data marketplace?

The growth of mobility services and connected vehicles, followed by the arrival of autonomous vehicles, will create endless opportunities for cities and mobility providers to generate in-depth insights on travel behaviour.

2. What is your main goal for 2019 and how are you going to get there?

For Daimler Mobility Services, one of our main goals in 2019 is to launch our autonomous ridehailing pilot in San Jose, California. The pilot will provide information about how highly- and fully-autonomous vehicles can be integrated into a multi-modal transportation network. Our intent is to provide a seamless digital experience, in which a selected user community will have the opportunity to hail an autonomous vehicle, monitored by a safety driver, from a designated pick-up location and drive autonomously to their destination.

3. How do you see city/ TNC relationship evolving across Europe?

In the next years, I expect more and more cities engaging with TNCs in order to ensure that on the one had that their residents have attractive mobility options and that all providers are operating in a level playing field, for example providing fair working conditions for drivers and ensuring that mobility solutions are sustainable and equitable.

4. What do you currently see as being the main obstacle to creating seamless sustainable intermodal mobility?

One of the main obstacles for creating seamless intermodal mobility at a metropolitan level is the large number of public agencies and private providers that need to work together. Creating the necessary governance structure in which everyone finds a win-win situation can take a very long time.

5. Can you share in a short statement of why you are looking forward to IMPACT>MOBILITY and sharing your vision?

The arrival of autonomous mobility services will be the opportunity to address crucial pain points in urban transportation. Daimler is perfectly positioned to develop autonomous services leveraging its vehicle portfolio, from cars and vans to buses. Daimler seeks to deploy autonomous services that will seamlessly integrate in existing ecosystems to improve mobility and safety, reduce GHG emissions and parking demand, with the first pilot on public streets starting this year in San Jose, California. Developed in close partnership with the city of San Jose, this pilot will generate real-world learnings about autonomous services use cases, the impact of autonomous mobility on cities, and the infrastructure updates needed to enable the deployment of these services.

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Christian Maertins

New Mobility Evangelist of Smart Mobility Unit | Digitalization
Volkswagen AG

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1. How do you see the future of the urban mobility data marketplace?

The potential, not only economically, is high but it will take a while until it’s a real marketplace, or better put: who all and first should benefit from the utilisation of urban mobility data – providers, people, city planners … It’s an open question if the biggest potential is a marketplace or maybe a public, open pool. Let’s explore!

2. What is your main goal for 2019 and how are you going to get there?

The Volkswagen Group with its multiple brands is a follower in the mobility service market. We are working on a finally overarching new set up for all mobility services ahead to AD. With its coverage and diversity there’s a huge potential for a late, but sustainable and successful start.

3. How do you see city/ TNC relationship evolving across Europe?

Very, very diverse: Cultures are very different in public authorities and big corporates and as cities are the hosts of public transport there’s sometimes a natural hesitation towards e.g. automotive players. But with new minds on all sides more pragmatic and trustful relationships seem possible.

4. What do you currently see as being the main obstacle to creating seamless sustainable intermodal mobility?

I would emphasize “sustainable” right now: there are a lot of shared service solutions with an efficiency potential. But until today they lead to just more traffic because there is no coherent and no consequent planning and regulation of cities transport systems. Carsharing, Ridesharing, Bike-sharing – they all could contribute much better if there conditions e.g. for the usage of parking space are welcome by the cities while private vehicles should be restricted much more courageous.

5. Can you share in a short statement of why you are looking forward to IMPACT>MOBILITY and sharing your vision?

A very interesting agenda, at the right time and not too far away. And I hope that it will be the right time that we can share the new set up on mobility services inside Volkswagen Group ;)

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