Two days, over 30 inspiring presentations

The TaaS Technology team are currently shortlisting the speakers to invite for the 2019 conference. To view the 2018 event details, click here.

The presentations will be based around our key topics which collectively provide complete coverage of the CAVs & Future Mobility industry. If you are interested in speaking, please contact info@taas.technology or call +44 (0)24 76718970

Day 1 - Tuesday 9th July 2019
08:00
Registration
08:45
Introduction and Housekeeping by conference chair Richard Harris
09:00
Presentation Title TBC - LimeBike
Alan Clarke, LimeBike
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Future urban mobility

Presentation

Presentation Title TBC - LimeBike

This presentation's abstract will be available shortly.

Speaker

Alan Clarke

LimeBike

09:15
Replacing your car with your phone
Fred Jones, Uber
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Future urban mobility

Presentation

Replacing your car with your phone

This presentation's abstract will be available shortly.

Speaker

Fred Jones

Head of New Mobility | UK and Ireland at Uber


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 an app.

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. This includes 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.  

Prior to joining Uber, Fred was the lead for Accenture's Corporate Strategy and Value Analysis team in the UK supporting sales and strategic insights for priority clients. Fred holds a degree in Business Administration from Bath University and holds a Board Advisor role in an early stage firm, JBM.

09:30
The Narrative of the ‘One-Stop-Shop’ of Mobility
Lars Klawitter , InMotion
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Future urban mobility

Presentation

The Narrative of the ‘One-Stop-Shop’ of Mobility

The industry moves towards a single multimodal platform, with multiple modes of transport providers integrated seamlessly. The race is on to become the 'One-Stop-Shop' of Mobility. Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) as well as Journey Planners are competing in the race whilst cities are fighting to regain control.

Speaker

Lars Klawitter

Managing Director Studio 107 at InMotion


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.

09:45
Last mile mobility - can it ever work? What are the conditions for success?
Beate Kubitz, TravelSpirit
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Future urban mobility

Presentation

Last mile mobility - can it ever work? What are the conditions for success?

Mobility as a Service depends on there being reliable and available transport over the last mile - particularly in the urban core. New forms of last mile mobility - demand responsive transport, dockless bikes and scooters have emerged in the last 18 months joining more established modes such as car clubs, bike share and ride hailing. Some have succeeded and others been withdrawn abruptly.

As diverse modes and models are trialled on our streets, we can begin to see factors and themes that support last mile modes - and the conditions required for success.

Speaker

Beate Kubitz

Director of Policy & Communications at TravelSpirit


Beate Kubitz is an independent researcher and writer on innovative mobility. She is the author of the Annual Survey of Mobility as a Service (2017 and 2018) published by Landor LINKS, as well as research into changing transport provision, technology and innovation including bike share, car sharing, demand responsive transport, mobile ticketing and payments and open data.

Her background is in shared transport – working on the Public Bike Share Users Survey and the Annual Survey of Car Clubs (CoMoUK). She is the Director of Policy and Communications for the TravelSpirit Foundation advocating open models of Mobility as a Service and open data and transport.


10:00
Panel Session How to break through with micro-mobility?
James Carter, Mark Thomas, Caterina Kiehntopf, Sigrid Dalberg-Krajewski, Beate Kubitz
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Panel Session

How to break through with micro-mobility?

In this session panel members will identify a selection of the challenges to micro mobility, such as e-scooter and bike sharing, to better ways in which these can be satisfactorily and equitably addressed to greater benefits of both mobility consumers and city residents. The goal is to identify sustainable pathways for micro-mobility to help future cities and operators work together for a mutually beneficial outcome.

Topics include:

  • Safety vs customer friction - what comes first?
  • Docked vs Dockless - What's the best business model?,
  • How to control micro mobility pain points- ie disorderly parking, poor riding habits
  • Micro mobility for disabled, parents of young children and elderly
  • Working with cities and municipalities to achieve common goals

Speakers

James Carter

Vision Mobility

Mark Thomas

Ridecell

Caterina Kiehntopf

JUMP Bikes

Sigrid Dalberg-Krajewski

Trafi

Beate Kubitz

TravelSpirit

10:25
Smart and easy mobility – the UbiGo history and future.
Markus Aarflot, UbiGo
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Future urban mobility

Presentation

Smart and easy mobility – the UbiGo history and future.

UbiGo was founded in Gothenburg in 2013 from one of the worlds first real trials of MaaS and has now been launched in Stockholm. UbiGo is a high level mobility as a service concept that works with deep integration of transport mobility providers in order to create the easy and adaptable MaaS service that can compete with car ownership and further improve the life quality in cities. The MaaS concept is unique for each city and with the experiences from Stockholm and Gothenburg, UbiGo is now making plans for a further expansion. 

Speaker

Markus Aarflot

Business Developer at UbiGo


Markus Aarflot is a Business Developer at UbiGo and holds a M.Sc in Industrial and management engineering from Luleå University of Technology. He joined UbiGo as a smart mobility manager from the Swedish Transport Administration where he focused on digitalisation of ITS and bringing smart mobility to the STA. 

10:40
Morning Refreshment Break
11:20
Does the consumer have an appetite for autonomy?
Nick King, Auto Trader
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The customer, society and attitude are changing – the impact on mobility

Presentation

Does the consumer have an appetite for autonomy?

Autonomous technology is now a reality in almost all new vehicles and, whether you believe it will be in 5, 10, 15 or more years, the fully autonomous car will one day be on our streets. But whilst engineers continue to pioneer this tech, the question remains as to what the consumer makes of this technology. In this session Auto Trader will present the findings from its study into the consumer attitudes towards automated vehicle systems. Data on consumer awareness and attitudes towards on the road ADAS are revealed along with what consumers want to see from future systems to help map out future developments. Consumer perceptions of autonomous vehicles will also be discussed along with how and where consumers would like to see such vehicles in the future.    

Speaker

Nick King

Insight Director at Auto Trader


A consumer psychologist and expert in digital media and marketing, possessing the experience to analyse and interpret trends in consumer adoption of technology and develop strategies for customer acquisition and retention through digital and traditional offline channels.

Nick joined Auto Trader in January 2007 running Business Intelligence and in 2010 built the retailer insight team running master classes and webinars, He also makes short films to evangelise about data, insight and marketing and speaks regularly at conferences round the world. 

11:35
From Mobility as a Service to Internet of Mobility
Boyd Cohen, iomob
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The Technology

Presentation

From Mobility as a Service to Internet of Mobility

In this talk, Dr. Cohen will explore how blockchain tech will enable an open, decentralized mobility marketplace to emerge in cities around the globe. Instead of proprietary closed software and closed networks, iomob is building an open mobility aggregation platform to allow any legal mobility and micro mobility service provider to be part of a seamless user experience from discovery through booking and payment.

Speaker

Boyd Cohen

Co-founder at iomob


Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., is an urban strategist focused on the areas of urban innovation, entrepreneurship, smart cities and the Internet of Mobility. He has published 3 books (Climate Capitalism, 2011; The Emergence of the Urban Entrepreneur, 2016; Post-capitalist Entrepreneurship, 2017).  He is a professor at EADA Business School and a Fellow at the Singapore University of Social Sciences in their Fintech and Blockchain group.  In 2017, he co-founded iomob, a blockchain startup seeking to decentralize the mobility sector by providing an open protocol for the Internet of Mobility (IoM).  He is also leading the Blockchain Cities Alliance.

11:50
The first addressing system designed for voice
George Hall, What3words
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The Technology

Presentation

The first addressing system designed for voice

The presentation will consist of an overview of what3words, the work we have done within automotive, mobility and the humanitarian side plus use cases relevant to the audience.

Speaker

George Hall

Senior Partnerships Manager at What3words


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. George is Senior Partnerships Manager and has a background in investments and early stage startups. Having spent the first few years of his career in investment management, he joined the team at onefinestay, where he was instrumental in growing the business prior to its sale to AccorHotels. Just before joining what3words, George led the growth of an e-commerce and logistics startup from seed round to Series A. 

12:05
Alibaba Cloud’s approach in automotive and AI
Xuan Jin, Alibaba Cloud
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The Technology

Presentation

Alibaba Cloud’s approach in automotive and AI

This presentation's abstract will be available shortly.

Speaker

Xuan Jin

Solutions Architect & Technology Evangelist at Alibaba Cloud


Xuan Jin is the Lead Solution Architect and Technology Evangelist at Alibaba Cloud EMEA. With a background in solution engineering, Xuan Jin helps customers successfully implement Alibaba Cloud services and solutions – from networking and cloud computing through to Big Data and AI enabled transformations.

12:20
How AI plays an instrumental role in the cockpit of the future
Julien Masson, CloudCar
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The Technology

Presentation

How AI plays an instrumental role in the cockpit of the future

Connected cars, shared mobility, electrification and autonomous driving are completely transforming the automotive industry. These major disruptions are changing the way we are using cars with AI playing an instrumental role in the cockpit of the future. Through its white label AI/ML cloud platform, CloudCar provides a voice-first single interface to deliver a contextualized and personalized seamless digital experience for every vehicle.

Speaker

Julien Masson

Vice President Sales at CloudCar


Julien has an extensive experience in infotainment and telematics within the automotive industry. He has acquired over 18 years working in different parts of the connected car value chain. Before joining CloudCar, Julien was the Head of Connected Car at Orange Business Services where he lead the deployment of Orange’s vertical automotive business strategy for the whole connected vehicle ecosystem. Prior to that, Julien led the European Business Development and Sales Operations at Parrot Automotive. His experience also includes working for Tier 1 Audio and Navigation suppliers such as Clarion and Parrot Automotive and automotive OEMs such as Nissan where he defined cross-car-line audio, Bluetooth, and navigation strategies in cooperation with Renault. Julien was also at Connexis where he rolled out in mass production voice & data services for BMW Assist.

12:35
CAV and the new generation of data centre requirements
Natalie Sauber, Arcadis
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The Technology

Presentation

CAV and the new generation of data centre requirements

When it comes to the future of transport, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) are among some of the most disruptive technologies we’re seeing today. By 2025, the industry predicts that CAVs are estimated to generate over $200 billion in annual global revenue for auto manufacturers and others. However, a less obvious consideration is that these vehicles will also transmit over 100 petabytes of data to the cloud each month. Clearly, the transfer and management of this volume of data will create unprecedented challenges. But, for every challenge there is an equal opportunity, and data centre providers must prepare themselves for this growth, both in the cloud and at the edge.

Speaker

Natalie Sauber

Senior Market Intelligence Lead at Arcadis


Natalie Sauber is Market Intelligence Lead at Arcadis responsible for tracking the latest trends, technologies and solutions impacting the Manufacturing and Technology sector with a strong focus on all things mobility (EV, CAV, MaaS). Prior to that over five years of management consulting experience in the automotive sector focusing on strategy development, competitive intelligence and market research. A well-respected industry influencer, Natalie has presented and moderated at several industry events and media broadcasts, she is a prolific commentator on topics including driverless cars and electric vehicles. Natalie graduated from Heriot-Watt University with a MA in International Management and received a MSc in Business Analysis and Strategic Management from Manchester Business School.

12:50
Start-up Pitches: Tomorrows Journey, Five Supplies
13:05
Lunch Break
14:15
AV Data is the new oil
Chris Heiser, Renovo
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The Technology

Presentation

AV Data is the new oil

Today’s autonomous vehicles generate massive quantities of data from the cameras, LiDARs, and other sensors that keep them operating safely (one autonomous vehicle creates >4 to 5 TB’s of data per hour). While this data has significant technological and economic benefits, it can also represent significant implications for public privacy. In this talk, we will explore the data generation capabilities of Autonomous Vehicles, as well as how this data can be managed and used that best serves companies and the general public.

Speaker

Chris Heiser

co-founder and CEO at Renovo


Chris Heiser is the co-founder and CEO of Renovo, leading the company’s development of AWare – the automated mobility operating system. In addition to serving as a founding advisor of San Francisco’s Self Racing Cars Series, Chris is a die-hard gearhead with a passion for motorsports, engineering and technology. He was previously the Director of Product Management at LightSurf—pioneer of the camera phone—before the company was acquired by Verisign. Heiser graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

14:30
Mapping the road to autonomous driving
Tomaso Grossi , TomTom
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The Technology

Presentation

Mapping the road to autonomous driving

The question is not when automated vehicles will be on the roads, but where. The deployment of automated vehicles depends on the geographical coverage of high-definition (HD) maps, which enable them to drive safely, smoothly and efficiently. In this talk I will explain how TomTom is accelerating the deployment of automated vehicles by building the fastest HD Map service.

Speaker

Tomaso Grossi

Sr Product Marketer at TomTom


Tomaso Grossi is the Business Development Manager for Autonomous Driving at TomTom, and regularly speaks at conferences and events about the future of automated vehicles and the challenges of mapping.

Tomaso holds an MBA from Bentley University and a Bachelor in International Business from the University of Kent.


14:45
Sensor models enabling autonomous vehicles to perceive the road ahead more clearly
Mike Dempsey, Claytex
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The Technology

Presentation

Sensor models enabling autonomous vehicles to perceive the road ahead more clearly

The artificial intelligence (AI) in an AV learns by experience, so must be exposed to many thousands of possible scenarios in order to develop the correct responses. It would be unsafe and impractical to achieve this only through physical testing at a proving ground because of the timescales required. Instead a process of virtual testing in a simulated environment offers the scope to test many more interactions, more quickly and repeatably, before an AV is used on the public highway.

The challenge has been to ensure that virtual testing is truly representative, and that the AV will respond the same on the road as it did in simulation. Just as a driving simulator must immerse the driver in a convincing virtual reality, the sensor models used to test an AV must accurately reproduce the signals communicated by real sensors in real situations.

The presentation will cover the development of a suite of generic, ideal sensor models for radar, LiDAR and ultrasound sensors, using software from rFpro that has developed solutions for a number of technical limitations that have constrained sensor modelling until now, including new approaches to rendering, beam divergence, sensor motion and camera lens distortion.


Speaker

Mike Dempsey

Managing Director at Claytex


Mike is the Managing Director of Claytex and a technical expert in modelling and simulation using Modelica and FMI. Mike studied Automotive Engineering at Loughborough University and then worked at Ford and Rover on powertrain simulation. After starting Claytex as a consultancy, the company has grown and also become a specialist partner for Dassault Systems, training provider and simulation tool developer. Claytex now works with Formula 1 and NASCAR teams as well as Automotive OEM’s to deliver models and tools covering many different applications helping to create next generation of products.

15:00
Meteorology for Mobility: The role of weather data in the mobility revolution
Henry Odbert, Met Office
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The Technology

Presentation

Meteorology for Mobility: The role of weather data in the mobility revolution

The weather impacts all aspects of travel, including journey planning, demand, vehicle performance, hazard avoidance, infrastructure management, network management and regulation. Mobility must be capable of operating safely and efficiently in variable weather, and use weather data in decision systems utilized. The Met Office provides support for operations, research and development across the mobility sector and is developing a new generation of transport forecast capability. This presentation discusses the far-reaching benefits of a unified approach to improving and exploiting weather data in the next era of mobility.

Speaker

Henry Odbert

Surface Transport Senior Scientist at Met Office


Henry is a Senior Scientist at the Met Office and manages the science development and strategy for Met Office Surface Transport services, including growing support to the Connected Autonomous Vehicle and Future Mobility sectors. He is part of a wider team delivering bespoke forecast capabilities for commercial applications and the Met Office’s public service remit. Before joining the Met Office, Henry worked in volcano research, specialising in geophysical monitoring and modelling and probabilistic risk forecasting. He studied Earth Sciences at Oxford University and received his PhD from Reading University.

15:15
An overview of TaaS reliability, security and functional safety challenges
Riccardo Mariani, Intel
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The Technology

Presentation

An overview of TaaS reliability, security and functional safety challenges

The talk will provide an overview (at the different levels, i.e. HW, SW, application, service) of main TaaS reliability, cybersecurity and functional safety challenges, including requirements from international standards. It will also describe the implications to TaaS ecosystem.

Speaker

Riccardo Mariani

Intel Fellow and Chief Functional Safety Technologist at Intel


Riccardo Mariani is widely recognized as an expert in functional safety and integrated circuit reliability. In his current role as chief functional safety technologist at Intel Corporation, he oversees strategies and technologies for IoT applications that require functional safety, high reliability and performance, such as autonomous driving, transportation and industrial systems.
 
Mariani spent the bulk of his career as CTO of Yogitech, an industry leader in functional safety technologies. Before co-founding the Italian company in 2000, he was technical director at Aurelia Microelettronica, where his responsibilities included leading high-reliability topics in projects with CERN in Geneva. A prolific author and respected inventor in the functional safety field, Mariani has contributed to multiple industry standards efforts throughout his career, including leading the ISO 26262-11 part specific to semiconductors. He has also won the SGS-Thomson Award and the Enrico Denoth Award for his engineering achievements. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering and a Ph.D. in microelectronics from the University of Pisa in Italy.

15:30
Digitising the kerb for a connected and autonomous future
Dan Hubert, AppyParking
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The Technology

Presentation

Digitising the kerb for a connected and autonomous future

The kerb is a physical frontier that needs to be digitised if smart cities are to realise the potential of connected and autonomous vehicles to deliver the societal and environment benefits that are expected of them. The challenge is to empower authorities to better manage the kerb in a digital space in order to enable seamless kerbside access and compliance. AppyParking are solving this from both sides, so that cities and mobility providers can come together to improve the lives of citizens.

Speaker

Dan Hubert

Founder at AppyParking


Dan Hubert, founder of AppyParking is on Smart City mission make parking a truly forgettable experience. His ambition to create frictionless multi modal journeys has earned AppyParking the recent accolade of the 15th most disruptive company in the world. By creating a connected car platform bridging mapping, data, IoT and payments drivers can gain complete choice and peace of mind about any destination. This saves drivers time, money and saves cities from congestion and pollution. Before starting up AppyParking Dan worked for thirteen years in advertising, writing TV commercials as a Creative Art Director and Copywriter for the top agencies in London.

15:45
Afternoon Refreshment Break
16:15
Presentation title TBC - Autocab
Safa Alkateb , Autocab
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The Technology

Presentation

Presentation title TBC - Autocab

This presentation's abstract will be available shortly.

Speaker

Safa Alkateb

CEO at Autocab


Safa Alkateb was appointed Managing Director of Autocab in 2012 and brings over 23 years’ experience in the communications industry. Prior to Autocab, Safa was the Founder and President of Parallogic Corporation, a multi-core software development company which was acquired by Cavium Networks. He’s passionate about the continued development and successful deployment of software to align the ground transportation industry and the car manufacturing industry.

16:30
A perspective on security-by-design approach in the new mobility era
Aline Gouget, Gemalto
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The Technology

Presentation

A perspective on security-by-design approach in the new mobility era

This presentation's abstract will be available shortly.

Speaker

Aline Gouget

Technical Advisor - Advanced Crypto Leader at Gemalto

16:45
LiDAR challenges and opportunities in ADAS for autonomous vehicles and their implications on road safety
Zeina Nazer , Cities Forum
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The Technology

Presentation

LiDAR challenges and opportunities in ADAS for autonomous vehicles and their implications on road safety

By 2020, The European Union and the United States are mandating that all vehicles be equipped with autonomous emergency-braking systems and forward-collision warning systems. This means, the demand for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) assisting with monitoring, warning, braking, and steering tasks is expected to increase. The main drivers behind ADAS are regulators and consumer interest in safety applications to protect drivers and reduce accidents. Car buyers are focusing on ADAS applications that promote comfort and economy, including parking assistance and blind spots monitoring.

This session aims to:

- identify ADAS technology that could gain early support and therefore will have an advantage when Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) reach the market

- Compare ADAS technologies in the market and their implications on Road Safety

- Identify the opportunities and challenges ahead in ADAS with the applications of Road Safety


Speaker

Zeina Nazer

Co-Founder at Cities Forum


Zeina Nazer is Co-Founder of Cities Forum and Director of Innova Consulting based in the UK since 2005. She has over 20 years’ of global experience in strategy, consulting, M&A support, research, and platform development at firms including KPMG, Parsons and AECOM.

As a leading Advisor for governments and major global players in Intelligent Mobility, Road Safety, Sustainable Transport, Smart Cities, energy, and the public sector, Zeina specializes in driving Corporate Planning, Commercial Due Diligence, Growth Strategy, Sales Improvement, Operations Excellence and Cost Reduction in the Middle East, Europe, Southeast Asia and the USA.

As ITS Arab Secretary General, Zeina has contributed to standards development of transport systems worldwide for ISO and managed the delivery of several advisory services contracts to public sector.

After 7 years working in the USA with KPMG, Parsons and Aecom, in 2005 Zeina moved to London to support international projects including leading international consultancy work with Arcadis for M25 Design-Build Integral Demand Management. Zeina also provided support to financial design of the New Zealand Toll System project with Deloitte, supported Booz & Co in the PMO for Abu Dhabi DOT and played a major role in shaping the future of transport for Dubai Government.

Zeina has a BSc in Civil Engineering from American University of Beirut, MSc in Transportation Engineering from University of Texas at Austin, MBA from the University of Chicago. She is a Professional Engineer licensed in the USA. Zeina is currently pursuing her PhD in Autonomous Vehicle at the University of Southampton.

Zeina was the chair of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Working Group TC204 WG1 on ITS Systems Architecture, contributing to standards development of transport systems. Zeina served as Director on the Board of Women in Transportation (WTS) in the USA.

Zeina is a regular speaker at international conferences, as well as a contributor to both business and industry press.

17:00
Panel Session Do Autonomous Vehicles need 5G?
Andrew Grant, Amit Rosenzweig, Jyoti Bhasin, Ken Horne, Peter Leavy
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Panel Session

Do Autonomous Vehicles need 5G?

There is currently no description

Speakers

Andrew Grant

Bloomberg NEF

Amit Rosenzweig

Ottopia

Jyoti Bhasin

Huawei

Ken Horne

Keysight Technologies

Peter Leavy

Vodafone

17:25
TaaS Awards Presentations
17:45
Networking Drinks and Nibbles
Day 2 - Wednesday 10th July 2019
08:00
Registration
08:50
Introduction and Housekeeping by conference chair Richard Harris
09:00
Innovation in the Fast Lane: Accelerating Connected & Autonomous Development
Dan Cauchy, Automotive Grade Linux (AGL)
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Business models and financing

Presentation

Innovation in the Fast Lane: Accelerating Connected & Autonomous Development

The software required for today’s connected vehicles and tomorrow’s autonomous cars is too large and complex for any one company to develop alone. Some automakers are forging partnerships or making acquisitions, and many others are embracing cross-industry collaboration through open source software to drive rapid innovation.

Speaker

Dan Cauchy

Executive Director at Automotive Grade Linux (AGL)


Dan Cauchy has over 22 years of experience spanning the automotive, telecom, networking, and mobile business verticals. Prior to his current position, he was the VP and GM of MontaVista’s Automotive Business Unit (acquired by Mentor). During this period, Cauchy served on the Board of Directors of the GENIVI Alliance and was responsible for the creation of the GENIVI Compliance Program, which he chaired for three years. Cauchy has also held senior management and engineering leadership positions at Cisco Systems, Newbridge Networks (acquired by Alcatel) and Nortel, and his startup startup experience includes Atrica (acquired by Nokia-Siemens Networks) and BlueLeaf Networks (now Picarro).

09:15
Are you (still) in the Driver's Seat? – A Global View on The Future of Mobility
Patrick Ayad, Hogan Lovells
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Planning, policy, legislation and ethics

Presentation

Are you (still) in the Driver's Seat? – A Global View on The Future of Mobility

Autonomous, connected, electric and shared vehicles are transforming the automotive industry like no other innovation in decades. The latest industry trends present a wide range of challenges for traditional and new automotive and mobility companies, but they also offer exciting opportunities for those that manage to enhance their business model from automotive manufacturer to solution and service provider. Reducing exposure to risk and managing the various commercial and legal challenges requires organizations to anticipate and be prepared to navigate through the emerging legal risks. This presentation explores the major trends affecting the automotive market. The impact of these developments on some legal areas will be identified and then mapped to the businesses changes that will result.

Speaker

Patrick Ayad

Partner and Global Head Automotive and Mobility at Hogan Lovells


Patrick Ayad is a Partner at Hogan Lovells, a leading global law firm with a strong industry sector focus, including in the automotive, mobility, technology and consumer markets. He leads the firm's global Automotive and Mobility Industry Sector Group.

Patrick is a leading global practitioner in the areas of international commercial contracts, global procurement and distribution law, as well as an experienced regulatory advisor. With more than 15 years of experience, Patrick brings considerable knowledge on both commercial and regulatory matters especially in the automotive and mobility industry sectors. He is highly recognized in his field by reputable directories such as Chambers, JUVE and Legal 500, according to which Patrick has an "excellent reputation in the automotive industry." Patrick has advised automotive manufacturers and major suppliers as well as new entrants to the automotive market across the globe on a broad range of legal issues. The fast developing field of autonomous, connected, electric and shared vehicles is a current focus of his work.    

Patrick received his law degrees from the University of Munich (Dipl. jur, Dr. jur.) and the University of Oxford (M.Jur.).



09:30
The overlooked autonomous opportunity
Mark Thomas, Ridecell
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The emerging new retail environment

Presentation

The overlooked autonomous opportunity

The world is focused on autonomous as the enabler for autonomous ride hailing (aka RoboTaxis) There is another market that will materialize long before autonomous ridehailing takes over: Autonomous Carsharing.

Autonomous carsharing brings the benefits of autonomous to near term use cases to enhance the carsharing operations. From using level 4 autonomous technology for carsharing vehicles to reposition themselves in the middle of the night to valet delivering a car to a driver, autonomous can enhance the carsharing experience without ever driving around a paying passenger.

As OEMs ponder how they merge their mobility initiatives with their autonomous efforts, this insightful presentation will present a roadmap for near term autonomous use cases, as well as offer insights on the best way today to launch a carsharing service that’s designed for profitability.

Speaker

Mark Thomas

VP of Marketing at Ridecell


Mark Thomas is the VP of Marketing at Ridecell and is responsible for marketing Ridecell, the world’s leading platform to launch, operate and scale new car and ride sharing mobility services. Prior to joining Ridecell, Thomas headed the connected car marketing team at Cisco Jasper, where he developed the product and go-to-market strategies for automotive OEMs. Prior to Cisco, Mark led product marketing at HERE, a leading automotive maps company. In addition, Mark served in marketing, strategy, and business development roles at Apple and Nokia. Mark holds a B.A. from University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.

09:45
Robo-taxis suck. Don't sell the steak, sell the sizzle
Alex Bainbridge, Autoura
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Business models and financing

Presentation

Robo-taxis suck. Don't sell the steak, sell the sizzle

We are progressing to the point where consumer roll-out rather than engineering will become the industry focus. Marketing, operations and customer experience will become key. In this presentation Alex will argue that memorable vehicle experiences rather than robo-taxi enabled mobility provides the best route to market to win over consumers.

Speaker

Alex Bainbridge

CEO / CTO at Autoura


Tours, activities & attractions retail entrepreneur. Previously CEO / CTO of TourCMS, a sightseeing industry technology platform powering global retail for traditional day tours, activities & attractions. With Autoura Alex is building the next generation sightseeing industry platform enabling autonomous vehicle sightseeing.  

10:00
Urban Corporate Mobility
Tom Usher, Europcar
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The emerging new retail environment

Presentation

Urban Corporate Mobility

Traditionally, the management of employee mobility has been compartmentalised for many organisations. Fleet managers, travel managers, HR and procurement can all be involved in separate parts of the process. Now that approach needs to change. Employers need to think about how to manage and deliver a broader mix of mobility options for an efficient and productive workforce. And they need to consider the growing ‘bleisure’ traveller – who wants the flexibility to add a leisure stay onto the end of a business trip.

A new breed of multi-modal mobility providers is emerging to provide not only the services, but the insight to ensure the right service is delivered for each journey.

Speaker

Tom Usher

Business Project Manager at Europcar


Tom is an enthusiastic and dedicated international professional with a wide range of expertise in the car rental, mobility, and online industry. In his current role, he is able to turn his passion for sustainability and innovation into practical solutions by influencing and supporting the C-level of both my national and international organisation. As part of his personal development, he is currently completing an MBA at Henley Business School.

10:15
Evolution of digital supply chain in autonomous & electric vehicle ecosystem
Rahima Yakoob, Daimler
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The emerging new retail environment

Presentation

Evolution of digital supply chain in autonomous & electric vehicle ecosystem

Traditional way of doing business in automotive industry is challenged due to different factors like transition to electric and autonomous vehicles, shift in customer demands and entry of new market players into the automotive ecosystem. Today a vehicle is not merely seen as a means of transportation from point to another but also perceived as a technology on wheels capable of connecting people to the digital world. This transition has led to the emergence of new entrants in the automotive ecosystem that has disrupted the automotive supply chain. On one hand the disruption has led to the evolution of digital supply chain and on the other hand it has revolutionized the automotive ecosystem.

Speaker

Rahima Yakoob

Project Lead Charging CASE IT at Daimler


Rahima Yakoob is working as Project Lead IT for Charging at Daimler AG responsible for integrating external Charging service providers to the Daimler EV ecosystem. She has completed her Master of Science in IT Software Technology, MBA in Industrial Management and currently pursuing her PhD at HHL Leipzig for chair IT-based Logistics. Her PhD research topic is Technology based transformation in automotive supply chain and role of organizational development.

10:30
Panel Session The automotive Retail Environment in New Mobility - From Dealers and Rental to where?
Rahima Yakoob, James Carter, Kenneth Malmberg, Tom Usher
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Panel Session

The automotive Retail Environment in New Mobility - From Dealers and Rental to where?

The advent of the four key New Mobility technologies - Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric - is poised to radically change the ways we purchase and consume our mobility at a retail level. However, for dealers and rental companies, the old way of doing business may not fit well into a New Mobility environment and the desire for younger generations to consume their mobility differently. In this panel we explore ways that dealers, rental companies and New Mobility operators can transition seamlessly to this new business environment and avoid the potential effects of industry disruption.

Speakers

Rahima Yakoob

Daimler

James Carter

Vision Mobility

Kenneth Malmberg

Ridecell

Tom Usher

Europcar

10:55
Morning Refreshment Break
11:30
Autoair at Millbrook, conceiving, building and opening of the 5G Transportation testbed
Peter Stoker, Millbrook
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The Technology

Presentation

Autoair at Millbrook, conceiving, building and opening of the 5G Transportation testbed

The challenge we had was to  bring connectivity to a mechanical test centre – the background, the challenge, the timeline, the development, the install and commissioning. How did the testbed move from powerpoint to powered masts, the difficulties of planning, digging and wiring, and what has resulted. This is a unique, private network, equipping the UK for extensive testing for years to come. This is part of a combined testbed we are building now, both for 5G (DCMS) and for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (C-CAV) – both government supported.

Speaker

Peter Stoker

Chief Engineer - Connected & Autonomous Vehicle at Millbrook


Peter Stoker- Chief Engineer, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Millbrook

Peter started in the auto industry in 1983 in what was then the Austin Rover Group, after graduating from UMIST in Polymer Physics. His first position was in Trim & Hardware development. He left Rover Group for 5 years as a Tier 1, Webasto roof systems, before moving to GM Europe in Luton in 1992.
He was assigned to Japan for 3 years, on the launch of the Frontera and then he project managed the development of the AstraVan, for GME the first virtually developed vehicle derivative without prototypes. He became head of the Vehicle Engineering group in 2012, and Chief Engineer in 2017.
Peter led the successful bid for the Government’s Controlled urban CAV testbed, due to open in September 2019, and is the host for the Autoair DCMS 5G Transport testbed.

11:45
Bringing autonomous vehicles to the roads of Scandinavia - an operational perspective
Christian Bering Pedersen, Autonomous Mobility
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Implementation - from strategy to practical

Presentation

Bringing autonomous vehicles to the roads of Scandinavia - an operational perspective

There is plenty of hype around autonomous vehicles, but what is the current situation in terms of practical implementation? Christian will present the current status of Autonomous Mobility’s work on bringing autonomous shuttles to the roads of Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Challenges include: getting the right approvals from authorities, finding the right routes, operating in adverse weather conditions, training and managing a crew of safety drivers (still required by law), collecting and analysing operational data and many more. Reality doesn’t look like the hype - but the current reality of AVs is still pretty exciting.

Speaker

Christian Bering Pedersen

Technology & Data Lead at Autonomous Mobility


Christian Bering Pedersen is the Technology & Data Lead at Autonomous Mobility. Christian has worked in IT-consulting for more than 10 years, working with strategy, product development and program management. At Autonomous Mobility he is working on giving the rapidly growing organisation the tools to work in a digital and agile way - and with building all the components and integrations that are needed to bring autonomous vehicles to the roads in the Nordics.

12:00
From machines assisting humans to humans assisting machines: advanced teleoperation
Amit Rosenzweig, Ottopia
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Implementation - from strategy to practical

Presentation

From machines assisting humans to humans assisting machines: advanced teleoperation

As artificial intelligence progresses in various fields, human and machine interaction is shifting. Machines are increasingly capable of taking over repetitive tasks or even more complex ones, but still cannot operate with 100% autonomy in several environments. When this happens, adequate human assistance enables such machines to be deployed for commercialization with clear benefits to operators and end users. One example of this trend is in ‘advanced’, or intelligent, teleoperation of autonomous vehicles.

Speaker

Amit Rosenzweig

CEO and co-founder at Ottopia


Amit Rosenzweig is CEO and co-founder of Ottopia. Prior to founding the company, he was Head of Product for Microsoft's leading cybersecurity offering, VP of Product for a company building low-latency wireless video solutions, and Head of Cybersecurity in an R&D department of the Israeli Army's 8200 Unit.

He is also a graduate and former instructor of the prestigious Talpiot program.

12:15
Strategies for growth in a CAV world
Edwin Kemp, KPMG
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Implementation - from strategy to practical

Presentation

Strategies for growth in a CAV world

Technological advances in vehicle connectivity and autonomy will fundamentally change the way people and goods move. As sectors converge around the new value to be captured from these trends, the impact will be widespread and not just felt in automotive. What strategies should players be looking to adopt to understand these trends and set themselves up ‘to win’ in a CAV world? Edwin Kemp – Associate Director from KPMG’s Mobility 2030 team – will use his experience in this area from supporting clients across sectors to share some insights on potential ways forward.

Speaker

Edwin Kemp

Assosciate Director at KPMG


As an Associate Director within KPMG’s Mobility 2030 team (Global Strategy Group), Edwin advises clients on the financial, business model and operating model implications of future mobility, mainly in the automotive, energy, logistics and infrastructure sectors. He specialises in growth, deals and enterprise-wide strategy, with recent engagements including business plan challenge for an automotive OEM, growth strategy for a major logistics player, CDD on the acquisition of a charge point operator (CPO), channel strategy for a major OEM and a strategic options study for a major energy player looking at the EV space. Edwin is also a qualified Chartered Accountant.

12:30
No ticket to ride - are people with disabilities left behind?
Sandra Witzel, SkedGo
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The customer, society and attitude are changing – the impact on mobility

Presentation

No ticket to ride - are people with disabilities left behind?

Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) promises to revolutionise transport in a way not seen in decades. From public transport, bicycles and cars to e-scooters, autonomous vehicles and flying taxis, MaaS promises to bring all new and established transport modes together for the benefit of all transport users. Or will it?

In the European Union (EU) alone, over 70 million people live with some form of disability. One in three people with disabilities in the EU report transport as a major barrier to participation in life and work. New, largely commercially driven transport modes are notorious for neglecting accessibility. Lawmakers are slow to catch up with the transport revolution and ensure inclusion of accessible features. This talk analyses current barriers and enablers for accessibility in transport, with global examples of pioneering, thought-leading applications and technology delivering access to transport for all.  

Speaker

Sandra Witzel

Head of Marketing at SkedGo


Sandra has almost two decades of marketing experience, with a major focus on technology-based, disruptive and fast growing businesses. She has previously worked for start-ups, SMEs, corporates and agencies.

Her passion for the transport and travel sectors is unsurprising, as a German who has lived and worked in Malta, Australia, USA and, currently, England. She is now focused entirely on this area, as the Head of Marketing for SkedGo, a Mobility-as-a-Service tech enabler. In this role, she leads the overall marketing and PR strategy and implementation of all activities.

SkedGo is regularly represented by Sandra at major transport-tech events around the world and she leads their strategic partnership with the European MaaS Alliance. At other times, she is found travelling around the world in search of inspiring art, stunning architecture and delicious food.

12:45
Panel Session Myth Busters - Making the possible a reality
John McCarthy, Sharon Kindleysides, Chris Reeves, George Economides, Ben Boutcher-West, Nick Reed
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Panel Session

Myth Busters - Making the possible a reality

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Speakers

John McCarthy

Arup

Sharon Kindleysides

Smart Highways Magazine

Chris Reeves

Horiba Mira

George Economides

Oxfordshire County Council

Ben Boutcher-West

AppyParking

Nick Reed

Reed Mobility

13:10
Lunch Break
14:10
Ensuring Autonomous Vehicles Cope Safely With Pedestrians on Busy Town Streets.
David M Bates, The National Federation of the Blind of the UK (NFBUK)
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The customer, society and attitude are changing – the impact on mobility

Presentation

Ensuring Autonomous Vehicles Cope Safely With Pedestrians on Busy Town Streets.

Busy town streets with parked vehicles, conflicting traffic movements,and spontaneous and irregular movements by pedestrians and cyclists present a formidable task for the computer software which controls autonomous vehicles.  An understanding of the way in which town streets actually work, together with current legislation is very important. Also understanding the changes now taking place, together with the needs of children, the old and infirm and blind and other disabled people, will enable autonomous vehicle designers to avoid blind alleys and to concentrate on features and equipment which will work safely and effectively in the streets of today and tomorrow.

Speaker

David M Bates

Street Access Executive at The National Federation of the Blind of the UK (NFBUK)


After running a manufacturing company for over 30 years, I lost my site and retired.  Now being totally blind I work for the NFBUK as their Street Access Executive for which I have carried out considerable research into the technique of Street navigation without site.  I have written a guidance paper which has been circulated by the Department for Transport and another which has been published by the Institution of Civil Engineers, and I use these and other documents to provide information to planners and traffic engineers around the country and also  to the Minister for Transport and other parliamentary departments.

14:25
Cars in the City
Toby Poston , British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA)
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The customer, society and attitude are changing – the impact on mobility

Presentation

Cars in the City

In an era when cities are looking to curb private car ownership in a bid to tackle congestion and air quality and reclaim healthy streets, what sort of role does the car play going forward.

I will explore how taking a shared use approach to cars can deliver a speedier, smoother transition to zero-emission transport, while encouraging people to use more public transport and active travel. I will talk about the national and local policy levers that can be used and why different cities need a different approach.


Speaker

Toby Poston

Director of Communications and External Relations at British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA)


Toby Poston is Director of Communications and External Relations at the British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association.

He is a member of the UK Automotive Council’s Intelligent and Connected Vehicles working group, sits on the Department for Transport’s Road Haulage Forum and is a co-chairman of the London Car Club Coalition.

Prior to joining the BVRLA, Toby was a business journalist for fifteen years, spending much of this time as a reporter and editor within the BBC Business and Economics Unit, working across TV, radio and online channels. 


14:40
Mobility for All – Aurrigo Autonomous Pods at Blind Veterans UK
Dr Richard Fairchild, Aurrigo
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The customer, society and attitude are changing – the impact on mobility

Presentation

Mobility for All – Aurrigo Autonomous Pods at Blind Veterans UK

Aurrigo are currently deploying a PodZero four-seat autonomous vehicle at Blind Veterans UK’s Brighton facility for six months starting in May 2019. With a membership totalling almost 5,000 including permanent residents and visitors in Brighton, all with some form of sight loss, this deployment represents the biggest test of autonomous vehicle technology as a mechanism for improving mobility for those with disabilities. This presentation will highlight some of the early findings of the deployment including feedback from both human and canine passengers.


Speaker

Dr Richard Fairchild

Director, Autonomous Vehicles Programmes at Aurrigo


After completing a PhD on the feasibility of autonomous navigation in 2009, Richard worked in research developing V2V and V2I technologies to improve access to transport for vulnerable and elderly passengers.

In 2011 Richard set up and managed the automotive telematics division at RDM Group in Coventry delivering a bespoke telematics software package to report vehicle movements at a huge international sporting event in London during the summer of 2012.

In March 2017, the Aurrigo division of RDM Group was formed and as Operations Director, Richard has taken up the challenge of deploying Aurrigo’s autonomous vehicles to improve transport choices and accessibility for all travellers.


14:55
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15:25
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15:40
Closing Remarks

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