2019 Event

TaaS Technology 2019

We have seen the future of transportation - and it's connected, shared, autonomous and electric. It is not just a replacement of ICE vehicles with connected autonomous electric vehicles - to truly revolutionise transportation, we have to change ownership models with an emphasis on shared and inclusive mobility.

This vision was unveiled to over 400 of the world's top engineers, designers and visionaries in Birmingham on the 9th and 10th July.

The 2nd Transportation-as-a-Service Technology conference excelled on many fronts, combining insightful presentations on key issues, thought provoking panel sessions and audience interaction.

For 2 days, speakers from across the industry discussed technology, micro-mobility, shared mobility, business models, financing, legislation, city planning, implementation, EVs, battery, charging, infrastructure and how this will all enable a new model for future mobility.

Contributions came from Alibaba Cloud, AutoTrader, BP, Department for Transport, Daimler, EY, General Electric, Huawei, IBM, JLR, Intel, Keysight Technologies, KPMG, Met Office, National Grid, NVIDIA, PwC, Tata Motors, TomTom, Uber, WMG and Vodafone amongst many more.

A busy exhibition hall allowed 20+ sponsors to exhibit their technology to the global industry, ranging from Ridecell showcasing their car-sharing platform, AppyParking presenting how they want to make parking ‘forgettable', Electric Zoo demonstrating their EVs and services for changing to an electric fleet, to Equinix highlighting how data centres have a big part to play in the future of mobility and Autonomy showcasing their blockchain solution for autonomous vehicles. It was fantastic to see so many new relationships being formed during the networking breaks and the evening nibbles and drinks event.

After the first day of the conference, we announced the winners of the TaaS Technology awards and a big congratulations to TomTom, Ridecell, Alibaba Cloud, AppyParking, Latent Logic, Renovo and George Economides.

Richard Harris, conference chair for the CAVs & Future Mobility sessions and founder of RealITSGlobal commented: "Once again the TaaS Conference and Exhibition exceeded expectations. Thought provoking and informative presentations and insightful panel sessions ensured the delegates were engaged throughout the event. The exhibition area was well balanced with start-ups and a wide range of new mobility solutions alongside more established companies. The TaaS awards ceremony attracted a great audience and looks set to grow in size and prestige. The event stimulated networking and the breakout areas encouraged serious business discussions. All in all a great event, professionally organised and managed and going from strength to strength"

"The TaaS conference was a huge success. In the Energising Future Mobility presentation sessions there was a meeting of minds between the presenters and the delegates. Everyone agreed that the TaaS conference was an eco-system of those interested in creating the future of mobility and how to energise it. Seeing the trends in new energy developments backed up with data gave new perspectives, even for those like me who are deeply involved in this arena. Very worthwhile conference and the voice of the future of mobility." said Malcolm Earp, Chief Commercial Officer, the Ultimate Battery Co. and conference chair for the Energising Future Mobility track.

James Carter, conference program board member and Principal Consultant at Vision Mobility: "Taas technology conference 2019 was a very successful event. The quality of speakers and panelists was excellent, and the networking opportunities fantastic. We were able to see some very interesting companies on the stage floor which generated some excellent potential business engagements. Im very much looking forward to TaaS Technology 2020."

Sukhi Bhadal, TaaS Technology Conference Event Director added "It was fantastic to be able to put together a strong event with such stimulating presentations. The aim of our events is to create intimate and unique learning/networking environments - unlike the larger expo type events out there, we want to give the speakers, delegates and sponsors a real shot at having meaningful conversations and forging new business relationships. We want to connect, inspire and inform the industry and we think we achieve that through our live events, weekly TaaS email newsletter and quarterly TaaS digital magazine.

"One of the key takeaways from this event was that collaboration is still key. One company alone will not drive forward the revolution taking place - working together will be the only way we can achieve a future of mobility which will be inclusive, help us protect our environment and help to save lives. We need to not only transition from ICE vehicles, we need to reduce the number of the vehicles on the roads and the developments taking place in connected, autonomous, shared, electric transportation and the infrastructure to enable this can make this happen"

"The doors have barely closed on the 2019 event and the team are already planning the 2020 event and portfolio. The plans include taking it back to a one-track conference, covering all of the key topic areas of future mobility - we will publish full details of our plans later this year." added Bhadal.



Speakers of 2019 included
ABBAlibaba CloudAppyParkingArcadisARUPAstheimer Design
AurrigoAuto TraderAutocabAutonomous Mobility AUTONOMY Autoura
AVEREBPBritish Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA)CenexCentre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles  Centrica
ChargePoint IncChargetripCities Forum ClaytexClean Vehicles Solutions AsiaConigital
Connected KerbCornwall InsightDaimlerDovuElement EnergyEnergy Saving Trust
Energy Systems CatapultEuropcarExtropy.ioEY - Ernst & Young LLPFastned UKGE
GnewtGo Ultra Low WestGridserveHERE MobilityHewitt Studios LLPHogan Lovells
Horiba MiraHuaweiHyperdrive Innovation LimitedIBMInMotionInnovate UK
Inspiring CompanyInteliomobKeysight TechnologiesKPMGLimeBike
McKinsey & CompanyMet OfficeMillbrookmoovel (becomes REACH NOW)National GridNVIDIA
Octopus Electric VehiclesOctopus Investments OttopiaOxfordshire County CouncilOxis EnergyP3 group
Pivot PowerPowerHydrantPwC Strategy&RenovoRidecellRoad.Travel
SkedGoSmart Highways MagazineSolihull Metropolitan Borough CouncilTata TechnologiesThe National Federation of the Blind of the UK (NFBUK)The Ultimate Battery Company
TomTomTrafiTransport and Environment GroupTravelSpiritUberUbiGo
ubitricityUniversity of Warwick - Warwick Manufacturing GroupVision MobilityVodafoneWhat3wordsZero Carbon Futures


Sponsors of 2019 included
ABI ResearchAESINAngel Business Communications LimitedAppyParkingAutocabAutomotive Grade Linux (AGL)
Automotive TechnologyAutonomyAutouraAVLBrakeCapricode
ClaytexConigitalCoventry UniversityDriverless.GlobalEAV CargoElectric Zoo
EPICEquinixFISITAFleet EuropeFunding BoxGeoConnexion
Green JournalGreenMatchHapticHERE MobilityICAVITS Arab
ITS UKKTNLevel Five SuppliesPowerHydrantRidecellRoad.Travel
SBD AutomotiveSmartCity.PressSMMTSolihull Metropolitan Borough CouncilSplytTomorrow
WMG - The University of Warwick


2019 CAVS and Future Mobility Agenda
Day 1 - Tuesday 9th July 2019
08:00
Registration
08:45
Introduction and Housekeeping by conference chair Richard Harris
09:00
How micro mobility can improve Cities
Alan Clarke, LimeBike
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Future urban mobility

Presentation

How micro mobility can improve Cities

Lime is a global micro mobility business that provides dockless, shared, electric bike and scooter services in more than 100 cities on five continents. As demand for micro mobility grows in cities across the world, this talk will outline Lime's journey to today - explaining who we are and how we work with cities to deliver services that improve urban life.

Speaker

Alan Clarke

LimeBike

09:15
Replacing your car with your phone
Eugenie Teasley , Uber
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Future urban mobility

Presentation

Replacing your car with your phone

This presentation's abstract will be available shortly.

Speaker

Eugenie Teasley

Head of Cities, South, East & West of England at Uber


Eugenie's role focuses on building strong partnerships with leaders and organisations in cities across the south, west and east of England, finding opportunities to support projects that are fast-tracking the future of travel—making it more sustainable, affordable, reliable and accessible. Prior to joining Uber, Eugenie founded and ran a non-profit for six years, before becoming the CEO of the Goodall Foundation. She has also worked with diverse companies, charities and public sector organisations across the globe, looking at strategies for systemic change. She is a Clore Social Leadership Fellow and was named one of the UK's 35 Women Under 35. She holds degrees from Oxford and UC Berkeley and lives in Brighton

09:30
The Mobility Marketplace- The Road to Urban Mobility Efficiency
Alon Paster, HERE Mobility
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Future urban mobility

Presentation

The Mobility Marketplace- The Road to Urban Mobility Efficiency

MaaS & urban mobility are primed for dramatic change. Today, there are more options than ever to getting from A to B, yet the mobility market is dominated solely by a few large players. In an age where consumer freedom of choice is essential, creating a versatile and open market is critical to achieving urban mobility efficiency. Alon Paster, Head of Partnerships at HERE Mobility, will discuss in this session the importance of an open marketplace and the road to achieving it.

Speaker

Alon Paster

Head of Partnerships at HERE Mobility


Alon Paster Is head of partnerships at Here Mobility brining more than 19 years of experience in scouting, evaluation development and growth of new business activities in the digital industry .
Prior to joining Here Mobility Alon served as Chief Business Development Officer at Tabtale, a top 10 mobile game publisher leading TabTale partnerships, Strategy and M&A.
Before Tabtale, Alon was leading the business team at Cappsool, a Startup that was founded in 2014 by a group of mobile evangelists and was acquired by Natural Intelligence.
Prior roles also include Director at Partner Business Solutions (PBS) for Mobile/Games in Southern Eastern Europe (EE) Middle East and Africa (MENA) at Google , Empowering Mobile app developers to thrive and to leverage the digital solutions in order to grow.
Alon holds a LLB and BA in economics from the Tel Aviv University and a MBA from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

09:45
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.

10:00
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.


10:15
Panel Session How to break through with micro-mobility?
James Carter, Mark Thomas, Alan Clarke, 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

Alan Clarke

LimeBike

Sigrid Dalberg-Krajewski

Trafi

Beate Kubitz

TravelSpirit

10:40
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. 

10:55
Morning Refreshment Break
11:30
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. 

11:45
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.

12:00
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. 

12:15
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.

12:30
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.

12:45
Start-up Pitches: Tomorrows Journey, Level Five Supplies, CapriCode
13:00
Lunch Break
14:15
AV Data is the new oil
Dennis Hamann, 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

Dennis Hamann

Head of Europe at Renovo


Dennis is the Head of Europe for Renovo, where he continues to build on his rich experiences in the areas of wireless technology, digital content, enterprise solutions, applied sensor data capture, and analytics applications. In addition to being a key leader in the early days of multimedia messaging with LightSurf (ultimately acquired by VeriSign), he has over 25 years as a senior executive in organizations ranging from embryonic startups to Fortune 100 companies, spanning from North America to Europe and Asia/Australasia. Dennis was previously a mechanical engineer and spent 14 years at Hewlett Packard, then lead initial internet photography endeavors at Kodak. He successfully lead various facets of new startups primarily in wireless/multimedia technologies, rich content, and sensor data capture and analytics.

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
Laying the foundations for MaaS
Benjamin Ross, moovel (becomes REACH NOW)
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The Technology

Presentation

Laying the foundations for MaaS

The hype surrounding Mobility as a Service continues to grow, the dawn of the mobility revolution is upon us and the benefits will be seen by all. But before you build a house, you lay the foundations. Can the current infrastructure support MaaS? How do we connect the multiple dots? How deep do we need to dig the foundations?

Speaker

Benjamin Ross

Director UK & Ireland at moovel (becomes REACH NOW)


Ben is an experienced business development professional, who has always been involved in the 'moving people' industry. With experience in automotive, public transport and public private partnerships, Ben enjoys solving the problems of connecting people, integrating mobility options and improving the entire customer experience.

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
IGo Anywhere – Mobility on Demand
Paul Wait , Autocab
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The Technology

Presentation

IGo Anywhere – Mobility on Demand

iGo Anywhere – Mobility on Demand. Paul Wait discusses the wealth of opportunities open to businesses who are looking to enter or strengthen their mobility offering – from car rental companies to insurers, app developers to supermarkets, travel management companies to healthcare providers. Paul explains how the tech-enabled taxi industry can lead the mobility revolution and how brands can already start to offer subscription-based transportation for people and products today.

Speaker

Paul Wait

iGo Commercial Director at Autocab



16:30
The technology that is defining the future of Autonomous vehicles
Adam Henryk Grzywaczewski , NVIDIA
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The Technology

Presentation

The technology that is defining the future of Autonomous vehicles

This presentation's abstract will be available shortly.

Speaker

Adam Henryk Grzywaczewski

Deep Learning Solution Architect at NVIDIA


Adam Grzywaczewski is a deep learning solution architect at NVIDIA, where his primary responsibility is to support a wide range of customers in the delivery of their deep learning solutions. Adam is an applied research scientist specializing in machine learning with a background in deep learning and system architecture. Previously, he was responsible for building up the UK government’s machine learning capabilities while at Capgemini and worked in the Jaguar Land Rover Research Centre, where he was responsible for a variety of internal and external projects and contributed to the self-learning car portfolio.

16:45
Connected Autonomous Vehicles - Cybersecurity Risks and why Blockchain might be the Solution
George Grama, AUTONOMY
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The Technology

Presentation

Connected Autonomous Vehicles - Cybersecurity Risks and why Blockchain might be the Solution

The future autonomous vehicles will communicate on a network with each-another, with the smart city and with smartphone apps. But the network cannot be the open internet we use today.
There are serious security risks which, if exploited by hackers, could lead to botnets of thousands of vehicles controlled remotely. Most common vehicles on the roads today can be hacked already. It is critical that future CAVs are hackerproof and the network can withstand any attacks.
Blockchain is a decentralized technology which can encrypt all access and control of any vehicle, in a network that doesn’t have a single point of failure.

Speaker

George Grama

Founder & CEO at AUTONOMY


George Grama is a Romanian software entrepreneur who launched multiple taxi and ride-share apps in Eastern Europe and Middle East. His company now provides the technology for countless mobility startups, with over 5M downloads and 200M orders processed.
Since 2017, the team started developing Autonomy Chain - a blockchain secured cloud for autonomous vehicles communications. Autonomy secures the connections between autonomous vehicles, the smart city grid and our smartphones.
The company built two self-driving vehicles, currently being tested in California. It recently showcased a beta version of Autonomy Chain, fully controlling a self-driving vehicle from a smartphone, with blockchain authentication and validation.

17:00
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.

17:15
Panel Session Do Autonomous Vehicles need 5G?
Amit Rosenzweig, Jyoti Bhasin, Ken Horne, Peter Leavy, Mehrdad Dianati
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Panel Session

Do Autonomous Vehicles need 5G?

Since the inception of the vision of driverless cars, particularly, since 1980’s, there has been a debate about how driverless dream can be realised in practice. Various terms have also emerged such as driverless vs autonomous, connected vs standalone that sometime have led to confusion among public. However, beyond the popular intellectual debate, the stakes for various disciplines are high as the realisation of the concept will require collaboration among various sectors from auto industry to ICT. In particular, the potential role of 5G technologies in realisation of the future driverless transport systems is crucial for the telecom industry as the stakeholders try to consolidate the common understanding of various vertical requirements which will ultimately lead to stable set of standards. In this panel, experts from the industry and academia will discuss some of the key questions within this context to help the audience better understand the nature of the underlying debate around the role of 5G systems in future autonomous transport verticals.

Speakers

Amit Rosenzweig

Ottopia

Jyoti Bhasin

Huawei

Ken Horne

Keysight Technologies

Peter Leavy

Vodafone

Mehrdad Dianati

University of Warwick - Warwick Manufacturing Group

17:40
TaaS Awards Presentations
18:00
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
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.).



09:15
Future of Mobility Urban Strategy
Ella Taylor , Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
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Planning, policy, legislation and ethics

Presentation

Future of Mobility Urban Strategy

This presentation will talk through the UK government's Future of Mobility Urban Strategy, exploring emerging technologies and trends in transport and establishing how government is responding to this uncertainty, taking steps to capitalise on these benefits and mitigate some of the emerging risks. This includes publishing a set of nine Principles to guide future decision making, launching Future of Mobility Zones to test emerging technologies in live environments, and conducting the largest regulatory review of a lifetime. 

Speaker

Ella Taylor

Head of Future of Mobility at Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

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
How New Mobility influencing the Automotive Supply Chain?
Rahima Yakoob, Daimler
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The emerging new retail environment

Presentation

How New Mobility influencing the Automotive Supply Chain?

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
Road trips as vacation packages, in-car AR for travellers, trip planning and booking for CAVs.
Nikita Dedik, Road.Travel
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The emerging new retail environment

Presentation

Road trips as vacation packages, in-car AR for travellers, trip planning and booking for CAVs.

Self-driving vehicles are already appearing on public roads, with automated driving systems evolving increasingly fast, but still it takes days or even weeks for an individual traveller to arrange a road trip, including destination research, itinerary planning and booking of travel services. The mass adoption of connected and autonomous vehicles will drastically change the landscape of leisure and business travels, but it won't happen without big steps in evolution of digital ecosystems, connecting customers to retailers and service providers, combining the latest achievements in modern technology, and creating an infrastructure for the autonomous travels of the future.


Speaker

Nikita Dedik

CEO & Founder at Road.Travel


Nikita Dedik is the Founder and CEO of Road.Travel. Prior to starting his first company Timescenery in 2015, he had been involved in various high-load projects – media projects, online platforms and social networks, first as a systems programmer and later as a CTO. A passionate traveller and a big believer in technology, he wasn't satisfied with the state of online trip planning apps, so he decided to take the next step in he evolution of travel tech.

10:45
Panel Session The automotive Retail Environment in New Mobility - From Dealers and Rental to where?
James Carter, Tom Usher, Rahima Yakoob, Kenneth Malmberg
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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

James Carter

Vision Mobility

Tom Usher

Europcar

Rahima Yakoob

Daimler

Kenneth Malmberg

Ridecell

11:10
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
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Panel Session

Myth Busters - Making the possible a reality

In this session the panellists will discuss some of some of the practical realities that must be overcome in order to facilitate a CAV future and really harness the possibilities that this new technological wave offer. Topics include:

• Managing congestion

• Integrating with Mobility

• Converging testing and deployment

• Data Sharing - Governance and Accountability


Speakers
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John McCarthy

Arup

Sharon Kindleysides

Smart Highways Magazine

Chris Reeves

Horiba Mira

George Economides

Oxfordshire County Council

Ben Boutcher-West

AppyParking

13:10
Lunch Break
14:10
An overview of TaaS reliability, security and functional safety challenges
Giovanni Sartori , 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

Giovanni Sartori

Project Manager at Intel


Giovanni Sartori as a Senior Safety Expert is currently acting as Engineering Manager at INTEL Italia Corporation. At the Pisa site, he’s part of the Functional Safety System and Customer Engagement team led by Riccardo Mariani for facilitation adoption of INTEL safety solutions by the Customers. Giovanni has a long lasting experience in the Functional Safety as the result of more than 18 years of working on real safety critical projects covering different markets, railway, industrial and automotive mainly, and technologies, SW, HW and systems. He acted also as independent Functional Safety Assessor in the railway Involved since 2008 in several international working groups standardization now he is working in the ISO WG for the ISO 21448 SOTIF standard. In Yogitech since 2013 Giovanni was the Functional Safety Manager successfully leading products and process certification activities.

14:25
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.

14:40
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. 


14:55
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.


15:10
Mobility 22: Maximising the benefit of HS2 in Solihull and Coventry through sustainable connectivity utilising multi-occupancy CAV
Alan Smith, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
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Implementation - from strategy to practical

Presentation

Mobility 22: Maximising the benefit of HS2 in Solihull and Coventry through sustainable connectivity utilising multi-occupancy CAV

For Solihull and Coventry, vehicular congestion is potentially a limiting factor in capitalising on the utilisation of HS2 to improve prosperity and quality of life. Congestion can only realistically be solved if a significantly greater proportion of people travel in multi-occupancy vehicles. In response, to this challenge, the two councils, in partnership with TfWM are developing a new pilot travel service. It will utilise an app based ‘Mobility as a Service’ (MaaS) platform and introduce the operation of ‘bookable’ multi-occupancy, electrically powered taxi vehicles that will have levels of autonomy in controlled environments. We will shortly be seeking partner organisations. 

Speaker

Alan Smith

Head of Growth Programmes at Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council


Alan Smith is the Head of Growth Programmes for Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council. He is leading the Borough’s ambitious strategic growth programme which will maximise the benefits of the establishment of the UK Central HS2 Interchange. Originally an engineer with Jaguar Cars, he has since worked at a senior level in the field of regeneration for 20 years in the private and public sector. Alan has a strong track record in developing and delivering a wide variety of physical regeneration programmes and in organisational development. He has written several books on vehicle technology and is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Environmentalist, has an MBA from Warwick Business School and a PGDip in Renewable Energy Systems Technology. 

15:25
Driverless Vehicles and Optimising transport networks
Don-Paul Dhaliwal, Conigital
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Implementation - from strategy to practical

Presentation

Driverless Vehicles and Optimising transport networks

CAV, Artificial intelligence (AI) and Optimisation is transforming the business landscape by empowering the next generations of fleets of Connected Autonomous Vehicles. We will be addressing how driverless and/or connected vehicles can be safely integrated, managed and optimise the existing transport network in a High Traffic Destination in particular when dealing with real time incidents on the network.

Speaker

Don-Paul Dhaliwal

Partner at Conigital

15:40
Panel Session Blockchain for the automotive industry
Irfon Watkins, Steve Ratheram, Laurence Kirk, Matthew Jones, George Grama
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Panel Session

Blockchain for the automotive industry

The panel shall examine the potential of decentralised consensus mechanisms, blockchain/distributed ledgers, crypto-currencies/tokens and smart contracts - inspired by Bitcoin & Ethereum - to inform the design of future connected and autonomous mobility networks and collaborative intelligent transport systems.

The panel shall consider factors such as, automotive cybersecurity, robust design patterns, trust, transparency, scaling and the potential to enable radical new business models in mobility ecosystems. 

The panel shall comprise; subject matter experts and representatives of both SMEs and established automotive firms who are actively developing real world solutions in the automotive mobility space. 


Speakers

Irfon Watkins

Dovu

Steve Ratheram

Inspiring Company

Laurence Kirk

Extropy.io

Matthew Jones

IBM

George Grama

AUTONOMY

16:05
Closing Remarks
2019 Energising Future Mobility Agenda
Day 1 - Tuesday 9th July 2019
08:00
Registration
08:45
Housekeeping and Introduction by conference chair Malcolm Earp
09:00
Ultra-fast charging facilitating uptake of Electric Vehicles
Jo Dally, BP
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

Ultra-fast charging facilitating uptake of Electric Vehicles

50% of UK drivers do not currently have access to home charging. Vehicle utilisation rates to increase with new mobility solutions, many electric. In order to support the adoption of EVs we will need to provide a network of convenient and safe ultra-fast charging that allows drivers to charge quickly - ideally in 10 minutes or so. We believe that a network of ultra-fast charging points on forecourts and new hubs will provide the most cost-effective solution for the economy. The grid will require additional investment to support ultra-fast charging which could reduce grid infrastructure burden (compared to upgrading power to every home). Making ultra-fast charging a reality will require strong and committed partnerships among industry, regulators, researchers and governments.

Speaker

Jo Dally

City Partnerships Director at BP


Dr Jo Dally is City Partnerships Director in BP’s Advanced Mobility Unit. Jo's role focuses on developing partnerships with cities and their networks to respond to new and disruptive trends in mobility. Before joining BP Jo led Policy teams at the Royal Society, and before that in the Civil Service where last role was as Deputy Director for Horizon Scanning and Emerging Technologies in the Government Office of Science.


09:15
Applying TaaS services, electric vehicles and multi-modal in the urban delivery environment
Sam Clarke, Gnewt
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

Applying TaaS services, electric vehicles and multi-modal in the urban delivery environment

The urban landscape is an ever-evolving organism that constantly finds itself challenged with increased demand for the same kerbside space. Cycle highways and pedestrianisation, whilst vital, also add to the pressures on our city’s streets in the backdrop of an e-commerce boom and higher and higher delivery expectations for lower and lower cost. This presentation looks at the real world implication of this evolution and TaaS solutions that have proven in part to release some of the pressure.

Speaker

Sam Clarke

Founder at Gnewt


Sam founded the ‘last-mile’ firm Gnewt in 2009 which has won multiple awards nationally and globally from the electric vehicle, logistics, environmental and wider business sectors.

He is a life-long entrepreneur, EV evangelist, industry pioneer and EV commuter for over 15 years. He was a 2015 Merit winner at the Great British Entrepreneurs Awards and is a Fellow and sector Chair for the National Institute of Couriers.

In 2019, he was voted #46 in the greenfleet.net top 100 most influential people in Low Carbon Fleets. As well as his role at Gnewt, Sam is a regular public speaker on the topic of sustainable transport, independent consultant, advisor, non-exec director and brand ambassador for a variety of sustainability focused companies.

09:30
Enabling EV affordability with innovative engineering and financing. Essential to achieving “Cleaner Air For a Healthier Future”
Robin Hughes, Clean Vehicles Solutions Asia
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

Enabling EV affordability with innovative engineering and financing. Essential to achieving “Cleaner Air For a Healthier Future”

The Philippines government decision to replace more than 4,000,000 old polluting Public Transport vehicles (PUV) is commendable. In the longer term non-fossil fuel PUV are the sustainable solution –Battery Electric Vehicles – BEV.

The challenge is to provide a financial mechanism that allows for marginalised borrowers to afford their vehicles, structure the PUV fleet management policy that enables all who wish to participate, provide a refuelling infrastructure (battery charging) that guarantees an operational range without STOPPING to charge.

Affordability is achieved through the use of innovative and institutionally acceptable repayment plans.

Where the grid supply is erratic (even in the cities) electricity must be available for the EV to refuel and operate. An EV charging solution that does not overload the available capacity and cause a "brownout", nor result in the vehicle to be a victim of one, requires a proven, reliable and affordable solutions.

Technological advancement now enables the required commercial (earning) range to be guaranteed for the entire operational period


Speaker

Robin Hughes

Founder at Clean Vehicles Solutions Asia


Robin Hughes B.Sc. Econ is a UK Citizen, and the founder of Clean Vehicle Solutions (Asia) Ltd. He has lived in Asia Pacific for 35 years

Following a career in risk management and treasury training, since 2000 he has focused on commissioning “CleanAir for a Healthier Future”, Public Transport Programmes in ASEAN and developing countries in Asia Pacific.

Recent research includes “EV Affordability for marginalised borrowers” in emerging markets, and “Range Extending-on-board charging for commercial and Public Transport EV” applications

He is currently focused on delivering EV to passenger transport and logistics markets, under the mantra of EV- achieving optimum “APPLICATION, ACCESS, and AFFORDABILITY”


09:45
Introducing residential street light charging to the UK - The journey so far
James Everley, ubitricity
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

Introducing residential street light charging to the UK - The journey so far

ubitricity will provide an overview of their EV charging technology and the journey to date, from initial prototype to regulatory approval to large scale deployment with Siemens and future applications for Smart Cities.

Speaker

James Everley

UK Business Development & Operations Director at ubitricity


James Everley is the UK Business Development Director for ubitricity.  Over the last three years he has helped ubitricity to grow from the first proof of concept installation in a Hounslow street light, and initial council trials, to receiving regulatory approval and a partnership with Siemens which is on course to delivery over 1,000 sockets for London and its residents this summer.

10:00
TaaS Unlocked: Electric Forecourts® A UK Network of Convenient, Dependable and Reliable Ultra-fast Charging
Jerry Stokes, Gridserve
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

TaaS Unlocked: Electric Forecourts® A UK Network of Convenient, Dependable and Reliable Ultra-fast Charging

To meet the needs of the rapidly growing numbers of EV drivers whether car owners, those using TaaS or those with a subscription model convenient, reliable and economic charging infrastructure is essential.

GRIDSERVE are building a UK-wide network of Electric Forecourts® which will meet this need through enabling ultra-rapid sub-30 minute charging of multiple EV’s simultaneously all located adjacent to major road networks.

The presentation will share details of this exciting development.


Speaker

Jerry Stokes

Gridserve

10:15
Panel Session Putting EV charging infrastructure at the centre of local authorities clean air strategies
Thomas Hurst, Tim Anderson , Llewelyn Morgan, Sara Sloman, Chris Cox
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Panel Session

Putting EV charging infrastructure at the centre of local authorities clean air strategies

LEZs focus on vehicle access regulations for Euro 6 diesel and Euro 4 petrol vehicles, but a focus on charging infrastructure suggests local authorities should encourage fleets to focus on going beyond compliance. How can we encourage fleets to electrify and not simply purchase compliant petrol and diesel vehicles?

In order to ensure quality infrastructure, we don’t just need more infrastructure, we need the right infrastructure in the right locations. How do we ensure this?

There is currently a lack of suitable LCVs and HGVs to allow fleets to electrify so what are realistic timescales for fleets?


Speakers

Thomas Hurst

Fastned UK

Tim Anderson

Energy Saving Trust

Llewelyn Morgan

Oxfordshire County Council

Sara Sloman

Go Ultra Low West

Chris Cox

Cenex

10:40
Morning Refreshment Break
11:30
Fastned: Building an Open, Pan-European Network of high-powered Electric Vehicle Filling Stations
Thomas Hurst, Fastned UK
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

Fastned: Building an Open, Pan-European Network of high-powered Electric Vehicle Filling Stations

This presentation will introduce the Fastned high-power charging station concept and explore the lessons learned over Fastned’s 7+ years of infrastructure experience. Growing and operating a network of over 100 high-power charging hubs for electric vehicles from scratch in The Netherlands, Germany, and the United Kingdom; what’s next for faster charging? Where are the opportunities? What are the barriers?

Speaker

Thomas Hurst

Network Development Manager at Fastned UK


As UK Network Development Manager with Fastned, Tom is responsible for delivering a growing network of Fastned rapid charging hubs across the United Kingdom.
An engineer and Chartered Environmentalist by background, Tom spent six years working in energy and climate strategy at Arup before joining Fastned in 2017. He advised city, regional, and national governments on all aspects of delivering a sustainable, low-carbon economy. In so doing he identified the huge need and opportunity for transformative change in the transport sector, and so joined a company leading the charge in rolling out high-quality electromobility infrastructure across Europe.

11:45
Robotics-enabled Conductive Extreme Fast Charging for Multi-chemistry Battery Electric Vehicles and AEVs
Kevin Leary, PowerHydrant
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

Robotics-enabled Conductive Extreme Fast Charging for Multi-chemistry Battery Electric Vehicles and AEVs

PowerHydrant charges AEVs autonomously - but there is more. PowerHydrant also enables efficient extreme fast charging (XFC) and improves fleet charging operational effectiveness by removing human factors and constraints from any EV and AEV charging scenario. Utilizing advanced 3D sensing and Augmented Reality techniques and enabled by commoditized smartphone components, PowerHydrant is a low-cost and robust solution with extremely low electrical source resistance between EVSE and target vehicle. PowerHydrant is effective from 3.3 kW to 1.6 MW and beyond. 

Speaker

Kevin Leary

Founder/CEO at PowerHydrant


Kevin Leary is the Founder/CEO PowerHydrant and has 30 years of experience including design and management at Analog Devices, Inc. (29 yrs) focusing on a mix of automotive signal processing technology design/management including semiconductor products for automotive OEMs.  Extensive experience in business management, in-house startups, technology acquisitions, image processing, video, DSP, audio, systems architecture, wireless communication (3G/4G/5G).  Built and led $90M (69% GM) automotive and low power audio business.  Conceived and drove the successful acquisition ($29M) of AudioAsics (Denmark).  Seven issued Patents issued including four for PowerHydrant.  Education: Manhattan College BSEE, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Grad Studies).

12:00
K:Port and the EV Challenge
John Hewitt, Hewitt Studios LLP
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

K:Port and the EV Challenge

EVs are now penetrating a much wider market, leading to increased charging demand. Advances in charging technology mean that most new EVs can be DC fast-charged in 30-45 minutes (instead of 7-10 hours previously). This opens up the possibility of breaking a journey to charge, whilst you conduct business, eat, drink, socialise, relax, meet or shop for an hour or so. It also makes it possible for flat or city dwellers, without access to private parking, to own an EV and be able to charge it conveniently.

John will describe how his team has developed K: port as a response to this emerging challenge, working in close collaboration with OLEV, InnovateUK and key industry partners.

Speaker

John Hewitt

Partner at Hewitt Studios LLP


John first founded his practice, John Hewitt Architects in 1995, working in the area of regeneration with clients such as New Star and Hydro. Hewitt Studios LLP was established in 2008, focussing on architecture that delivers longer term flexible use for clients and that is more responsive to change. John has extensive experience of leading regeneration in practice and of the articulation of environmental building technologies. In December 2014 John was named the UK’s ‘Sustainable Architect of the Year’ for his pioneering work across the sector. John also tutors on the Architecture and Urban Design courses at Bath and Cardiff Universities. 

12:15
Charging infrastructure: Needs-oriented and Economically Feasible – Best Practices and Challenges
Johanna Heckmann, P3 group
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

Charging infrastructure: Needs-oriented and Economically Feasible – Best Practices and Challenges

Charging infrastructure is an essential element of the electric mobility eco system. The development of the infrastructure network in Europe gained speed with new players entering the market and new technologies, such as 350 kW high power charging, are disseminated. But what does that mean regarding customers’ needs and the economic feasibility of charging infrastructure? P3 gives an overview of the most  relevant customer requirements, future scenarios and the business model of charging infrastructure along different use cases. On the one hand, this illustrates future business potentials and on the other hand this enables stakeholders to select proper strategies to tackle the charging market.

Speaker

Johanna Heckmann

Senior Consultant eMobility at P3 group


Johanna Heckmann works as a Senior Consultant for the P3 Group in the field of Electric Mobility and is team lead for all topics related to charging infrastructure. In different projects for major automotive manufacturers and energy suppliers she gained experience along the value chain – from standardization to market roll-out and operation of charging infrastructure. Before she worked for e-mobil BW, the State Agency for Electric Mobility in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg and was part of the project coordination office for the “Showcase for Electric Mobility – Living Lab BWe mobil”. Johanna Heckmann is a master graduate of the HTWG Konstanz, where she studied Business Management.

12:30
The End of the ICE Age: Dawn of the Data Age
Paul Ayres, Connected Kerb
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

The End of the ICE Age: Dawn of the Data Age

The entire transport and mobility eco-system will face a profound shift over the coming 20 years, as vehicles transition from fossil fuels to electric drive chains. Understand why data will be the dominant currency in defining and driving new business models that will enable e-mobility in the future. 

Speaker

Paul Ayres

COO at Connected Kerb


Experienced corporate executive with deep knowledge of TMT, Health and Education Sectors. Paul was on the pre-IPO executive management teams at Netscape and Realnetworks, led the management buy-out at Authoriszor and has advised numerous start-ups in the areas of both strategy, fund raising and new business development. He has CEO and executive management experience in UK, Europe, Asia and US ranging from start-ups to multi-billion-revenue, publicly traded companies. He is visiting lecturer on entrepreneurship at Henley Management College and London School of Communication Arts.

12:45
Progress on EV adoption – solutions update: Range anxiety
André ten Bloemendal, ChargePoint Inc
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

Progress on EV adoption – solutions update: Range anxiety

This presentation's abstract will be available shortly.

Speaker

André ten Bloemendal

VP Commercial Sales Europe at ChargePoint Inc


André ten Bloemendal is ChargePoint’s Vice President of Sales in Europe. André has several decades of executive experience with a variety of notable companies in the energy and technology spaces, including NewMotion where he served as Chief Commercial Officer, Lightning Europe, Fedet, and LedNed B.V. At ChargePoint where he is charged with helping to shape the company’s sales strategy and strategic partnerships in the European market. André holds a degree in Electronic, Modelling and Simulation from the University of Twente.


13:00
Lunch Break
14:15
Improving the Charge and Drive Ecosystem - a human centered perspective
Pieter Waller, Chargetrip
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Progress on EV adoption – solutions update

Presentation

Improving the Charge and Drive Ecosystem - a human centered perspective

The charge- and drive ecosystem is broken. It’s hard for private and commercial drivers to use EVs over longer distances, across borders, or commercially with high intensity.

As an e-mobility industry we need to fix he resulting adoption barriers if we want to accelerate mass EV adoption. There isn't a silver bullet. A range of solutions need to be used, across industry silos, to make driving electric effortless, affordable, and fun for everyone.

It is time for the E-mobility industry to become user centric and align with the needs and behaviours of ordinary people and businesses.


Speaker

Pieter Waller

Co-Founder and CCO at Chargetrip


Pieter Waller is a serial entrepreneur, user-centric innovator, co-founder and CCO of Chargetrip – a smart navigation platform for electric mobility that aims to accelerate global mass EV-adoption. Prior to founding Chargetrip he was responsible for the creation of successful Fintech, VOD and E-commerce products, and led marketing teams at Bacardi and Louis Vuitton. Pieter is deeply interested in understanding the needs and behaviours of people and uncovering how these can be tied to sustainable objectives. He lives in Amsterdam with his wife and two sons.

14:30
The added value in addressing the EV challenge holistically - cars, charging and energy
Robert Labinski, Octopus Electric Vehicles
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

The added value in addressing the EV challenge holistically - cars, charging and energy

We all know the benefits of adopting EVs within our businesses, but complexity in deployment, significant initial capex requirements and speed of change of the technology has made businesses conservative in their progress into this space. This has lead to a confusing and sprawling market place, filled with an illusion of choice, dominated by monopolies in charging infrastructure in the UK. By focusing on an integrated approach to the deployment of EV tech, the presentation will highlight the hidden value of EVs, How to leverage energy markets to our advantage and improve driver experience both at home and on the road.

Speaker

Robert Labinski

Head of EV Business Solutions at Octopus Electric Vehicles


Rob is Head of Business Solutions at Octopus Electric Vehicles, part of the Octopus Group of businesses investing in the people, ideas and industries that will help to change the world. Rob is a Marine Biologist that jumped into the energy industry after seeing the massive impact of global warming on our oceans. He has spent the last ten years right at the forefront of smart grids and energy optimisation, building virtual power plants and energy solutions that drive down the cost of energy by aligning consumption with the availability of renewable energy on wholesale and balancing markets. Now at Octopus EV, Rob's role focuses on scaling smart and cost effective solutions for businesses looking to take advantage of the rapidly changing EV market place, ensuring green energy and zero emissions vehicles can be used to drive significant social and economic changes, business differentiation and future markets.

14:45
What can V2G do for you?
Greg Payne , Cenex
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Power generation

Presentation

What can V2G do for you?

There has been a lot of speculation about the nascent technology of V2G (Vehicle to Grid). Is it like having a power station at home? Will it make me money? Is it right for everybody? In this talk I’ll be looking to answer some of these questions with some evidence-based analysis of key revenue streams and customer archetypes for V2G. V2G isn’t a silver bullet, but there will likely emerge locations and applications when it makes sense. 

Speaker

Greg Payne

Senior Technical Specialist – Modelling and Simulation Lead at Cenex


Greg started his career in the Energy Industry in 2003 with E.ON. Since then he has provided modelling, market insights and policy services. He specialises as an Energy Modeller and has worked in fields including energy storage modelling (both grid and residential scale), energy trading, EV portfolio modelling, hybrid heating systems, flexibility markets and business games. Currently Greg is the Modelling and Simulation Lead within Cenex and has been working on V2G and its contribution to grid services.

15:00
The growth of electric, autonomous and connected fleets
Natasha Patel, KPMG
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BEVs, HEVs and AEVs – Where is the market heading?

Presentation

The growth of electric, autonomous and connected fleets

This presentation's abstract will be available shortly.

Speaker

Natasha Patel

Associate Director at KPMG



15:15
Customer-centric mobility and routes to get there
Liam Lidstone, Energy Systems Catapult
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EV & AV support services

Presentation

Customer-centric mobility and routes to get there

The transition to ULEVs and new forms of mobility raises a variety of interesting questions. In seeking to answer each, it is important to bear in mind the underlying goals we are pursuing. Foremost amongst those are meeting customer’s mobility needs and, preferably going beyond this, to delight them with improved utility, lower costs and lower environmental impacts.

This requires both anticipating and exploring with customers what works for them and responding to how they find new ways to use the innovative technologies that emerge. All whilst undertaking the not insignificant tasks of building the technologies themselves; the systems and data flows that integrate and facilitate them; and the market, policy and regulatory frameworks that enable these to propagate. Whilst potentially daunting these are achievable endeavours and necessary to ensure the underlying goals can be delivered in a way that costs and environmental impacts are reduced.

Speaker

Liam Lidstone

Business Leader - Infrastructure and Engineering at Energy Systems Catapult


Liam leads the Infrastructure and Engineering team within the Energy Systems Catapult (ESC). This comprises the ESC’s energy sector specialists and provides impartial engineering and technical expertise across the core parts of the emerging and future energy system.

Prior to joining the ESC Liam has developed technology and innovation strategies and led research and development efforts in the energy, construction and automotive industries.

Liam’s key areas of specialism include: innovation, transport decarbonisation, energy storage and energy networks, smart energy systems, building design and modelling, sustainability and the influences between new technology and people.


15:30
Scalable EV Charging Infrastructure for TaaS: Think Outside the “Gas Station” Box
Dr. Shivkumar Kalyanaraman, GE
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

Scalable EV Charging Infrastructure for TaaS: Think Outside the “Gas Station” Box

This talk will outline the challenges in EV charging scalability for TaaS and fleet EV charging applications, from multiple perspectives: economic (capex, opex), flexibility, electrical & space constraints, zero-emissions charging and smart grid services. We challenge the “gas station” model of a few dedicated chargers, and make a case for “systems” thinking in EV charging -- we need more numbers of EV chargers, platform based flexibility in electrical/mechanical and software-defined control to handle constraints and opportunities dynamically. We also describe the upside for TaaS fleets and paint possible scenarios that could be enabled.

 

Speaker

Dr. Shivkumar Kalyanaraman

Executive Leader of Growth at GE


Shiv is Executive Leader of Growth Offerings at GE Power Conversion responsible for new offerings in e-Mobility & digital/AI. Previously he was at IBM Research - India, and the Chief Scientist of IBM Research - Australia. Before IBM, he was a tenured Full Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, USA. He has degrees from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (B.Tech), Ohio State University (MS, PhD) and RPI (MBA). Shiv is a Fellow of the IEEE (2010), Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (2015), ACM Distinguished Scientist (2010), MIT Technology Review TR100 young innovator (1999).

15:45
Afternoon Refreshment Break
16:15
The challenges and opportunities of autonomous electric vehicles - a designers perspective
Carsten Astheimer , Astheimer Design
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Rethinking vehicle design

Presentation

The challenges and opportunities of autonomous electric vehicles - a designers perspective

Autonomous Vehicles will change the transport industry and the way we travel. There will be independent commercial vehicle routes, vehicles that latch onto one another on the inter city routes and peel off individually to get to their final destination. AV’s will reduce congestion and parking difficulties, emissions, stress, will improve safety and will increase travel opportunities, services and experiences.

Speaker

Carsten Astheimer

Founder at Astheimer Design


Astheimer is a world class automotive design studio that works with forward thinking clients in a collaborative way to develop the products of the future, including JLR, Nissan, Bentley and Rolls Royce. Astheimer is currently working on several projects at the forefront of electric transportation and autonomous technology.

Our advanced design studio features state of the art hardware and software, including a VR zone and fully equipped workshop. This allows us to develop both virtual and physical prototypes that can be reviewed during a rapid product development process.

We also work in a variety of other sectors including marine, furniture, interiors and outdoor leisure. This diversity gives us a deep understanding of market trends, customer needs and desires, the latest materials, technologies and manufacturing processes.


16:30
The Faraday Battery Challenge – how the UK can benefit from Government and Industry investing and working together
Jacqui Murray , Innovate UK
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Progress on EV adoption – solutions update

Presentation

The Faraday Battery Challenge – how the UK can benefit from Government and Industry investing and working together

This presentation's abstract will be available shortly.

Speaker

Jacqui Murray

Deputy Director - Faraday Battery Challenge at Innovate UK

16:45
Panel Session Infrastructure and EV investment models to drive forward future mobility
Edward Ataii, Daniel Saunders, Filippo Gaddo, Adrian Del Maestro
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Panel Session

Infrastructure and EV investment models to drive forward future mobility

There is currently no description

Speakers

Edward Ataii

KPMG

Daniel Saunders

Octopus Investments

Filippo Gaddo

ARUP

Adrian Del Maestro

PwC Strategy&

17:40
TaaS Awards Presentations
18:00
Networking Drinks and Nibbles
Day 2 - Wednesday 10th July 2019
08:00
Registration
08:50
Housekeeping and Introduction by conference chair Malcolm Earp
09:00
The regulatory drive for electric cars
Greg Archer, Transport and Environment Group
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Progress on EV adoption – solutions update

Presentation

The regulatory drive for electric cars

EU car CO2 regulation for carmakers to achieve an average 95g/km in 2020/1 is imminent and companies face a huge challenge to meet their targets and avoid massive fines. Emissions are currently around 119g/km and rising as a result of the growth in SUVs, ever increasing power and the collapse in diesel sales. To close the emissions gap carmakers are rolling out new, more competitively priced, electric and plug-in hybrid models and actively marketing these. The presentation examines the strategies carmakers are adopting and meet their goals; the level of electric car sales needed to avoid fines; and the possible impacts of Brexit. It will also consider how subsequent targets for 2025 and 2030 will continue to shape the auto industry and how quickly the market will need to shift fully to zero emissions to ultimately achieve the Paris climate goals. Policies needed to underpin the transformation are also outlined.

Speaker

Greg Archer

UK Director at Transport and Environment Group


Greg Archer is UK Director of the environmental group Transport and Environment (T&E). He joined in 2012 and recently returned to the UK from working in Brussels where he’d lead the clean vehicles campaigning for European NGO’s. Greg’s team were a driving force behind a raft of new EU car emissions regulations that are now shaping the automotive industry. They helped expose the breadth of the Dieselgate Scandal in Europe and shaped subsequently regulation. Greg was also the lead advocate for tough car CO2 regulations that are now driving the industry to supply and sell electric cars in Europe. Before joining T&E, Greg was Director of UK Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership and also worked as a non-executive director for the UK Government's Renewable Fuels Agency and Cenex, a centre of excellence for low carbon technologies. A chemist by training, Greg describes himself as a “pragmatic environmentalist.”

09:15
The demand for electrical vehicles is growing. Which barriers are left?
Philippe Vangeel, AVERE
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Progress on EV adoption – solutions update

Presentation

The demand for electrical vehicles is growing. Which barriers are left?

“As electromobility becomes more and more part of our daily lives, there are questions if the right infrastructure is in place to support the technology. Philippe Vangeel, Secretary General of AVERE, will discuss, explaining how concerns about the range of e-vehicles are soon to be an issue of the past. He will illustrate how new technologies and more widespread improved and charging infrastructures make electric cars ideal for both long and short journeys”.

Speaker

Philippe Vangeel

Secretary General at AVERE


With great technology and brilliant people, Philippe Vangeel found his way as Secretary-General in one of the fastest changing and growing technologies: electrical vehicles. An engineer by background, Philippe has always worked as a manager in the electronic sector. Preceding his role as a Secretary-General of AVERE, he has worked an innovative entrepreneur in e-retails, security and the medical sector.

09:30
Addressing range anxiety with location technology
Louis Debatte-Monroy, TomTom
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Progress on EV adoption – solutions update

Presentation

Addressing range anxiety with location technology

The phenomena of “Range anxiety” has been found to be an obstacle to wide spread EV adoption. While the industry often focuses on battery capacity and charging infrastructure, TomTom has found out that it is also important to address these “psychological barriers”. TomTom is developing innovative and unique technologies to help reduce “range anxiety” and making this technology available to all developers - big or small - via free to try APIs and SDKs. The presentation will go over the main findings of the research conducted by TomTom; the innovative technologies being developed; and how they support drivers of electric vehicles, lifting the ‘psychological’ barriers to wide-scale adoption.

Speaker

Louis Debatte-Monroy

Strategic Product Marketing Manager at TomTom


Global product Marketing and Strategy for Maps, Traffic and Location Technology in the Enteprise & Government space.

Spotting trends. Identifying new markets. Developing innovative concepts in partnership with product units. Designing and implementing go-to-market strategies. Defining value propositions, messaging and marketing plans. Spreading product expertise and more importantly, enabling sales!

09:45
The consumer’s journey down electric avenue
Ian Plummer, Auto Trader
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Progress on EV adoption – solutions update

Presentation

The consumer’s journey down electric avenue

Using data from the UK’s largest new and used car marketplace; this session analyses current EV uptake in the UK to assess the current state of the EV market. The session will also dissect consumer’s anxiety around EVs e.g. range anxiety, upfront costs to enable the industry and government to implement strategies to better allay consumer apprehension and, in turn, increasing demand and expediting the development and deployment of EVs.

Speaker

Ian Plummer

Manufacturer & Agency Director at Auto Trader


Ian joined the Company in 2017 and is responsible, in particular, for growing Auto Trader’s new car business. With 20 years of automotive experience with several brands, he is responsible for building meaningful relationships with all UK automotive manufacturers as well as their retailers to enable the development of solutions to drive new value and revenue to them, in both the new and used car space.

Previously Ian worked at Volkswagen, where he was Director of Sales Operations in the UK, responsible for all UK Volkswagen passenger car sales as well as the franchise management and commercial programmes.

Ian was also the former Managing Director of Renault Retail Group responsible for 25 Renault and Nissan dealerships, and prior to that held various international marketing, after-sales and e-business roles at Renault’s headquarters in Paris. Ian holds a BA (Hons) from Loughborough University in Economics, Politics and French, and an MBA from IMD-Theseus Institute in France.

10:00
Big batteries (stationary) unlocking small batteries (EVs)
Edward Sargent, Pivot Power
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EV & AV support services

Presentation

Big batteries (stationary) unlocking small batteries (EVs)

This presentation's abstract will be available shortly.

Speaker

Edward Sargent

Business Development Director at Pivot Power


Edward has spent the last 15 years working with customers to deliver innovation in energy and storage solutions.  At Pivot Power, he is masterminding the company’s EV charging SuperHubs and establishing the power-offtake partnerships that will bring MW scale power and charging solutions to the regions hosting a Pivot Power battery.  In particular, he is developing partnerships with logistics, last mile delivery and transport companies to provide the power that will enable the electrification of their fleets.  Connecting directly onto the transmission network enables Pivot Power to offer the MW of power required to charge fleets on mass, at high speed and at low cost to the customer. 
 
In the build up to Pivot, Edward cut his teeth delivering energy savings and sustainable solutions for landlords, asset managers, public sector and commercial developers.  Following that he moved into electricity supply at Tempus Energy before being head hunted to his more recent post at Tesla, where he built and ran the UK and Ireland for Tesla’s Powerpack.

10:15
An overview of solutions to range anxiety by key players in the EV space
Tom Lusher, Cornwall Insight
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Progress on EV adoption – solutions update

Presentation

An overview of solutions to range anxiety by key players in the EV space

Cornwall Insight market intelligence and research from Charged Up: Future Fleet draws on real world data to show how automakers, oil majors, distribution network operators and charge point operators are working to address range anxiety in the electric vehicle market. The presentation also gives insight on the direction and pace of travel to reduce range anxiety as well as how the associated issue of experience anxiety is being tackled.

Speaker

Tom Lusher

Electric Vehicle Lead at Cornwall Insight


Tom is the electric vehicle lead in the Pixie Energy team at Cornwall Insight. He specialises in electric vehicle fleets having previously authored an option appraisal on the electrification of corporate car fleets in the UK and the insight paper Arming the Fleet – Accelerating Businesses Scale Adoption of EVs. Tom is also the author of Charged Up: Future Fleet, an insight service which sheds light on the connected electricity, EV and fleet sectors.

10:30
Panel Session There is no need to be anxious about range! Driving forward consumer EV uptake as we accelerate to TaaS
Louis Debatte-Monroy, Ian Plummer, Philippe Vangeel, Liam Lidstone, Edward Sargent
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Panel Session

There is no need to be anxious about range! Driving forward consumer EV uptake as we accelerate to TaaS

There is currently no description

Speakers

Louis Debatte-Monroy

TomTom

Ian Plummer

Auto Trader

Philippe Vangeel

AVERE

Liam Lidstone

Energy Systems Catapult

Edward Sargent

Pivot Power

10:55
Morning Refreshment Break
11:30
Are we in an EV bubble or is it for real?
Dr Colin Herron , Zero Carbon Futures
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Progress on EV adoption – solutions update

Presentation

Are we in an EV bubble or is it for real?

We are entering a period of great change with regard to mobility, which will affect the public either as individuals or through public bodies. This will manifest as behavioural change and the use of public money through mainly infrastructure changes or grants. The general questions to be answered are: what, when, how and how much will it cost and what does it mean for me? These are very reasonable questions, however the available information is plentiful but often presented in coded, ambitious or ambiguous terms.
The words; ‘could’, ‘should’ and ‘planned’ do not mean anything will actually happen, as demonstrated by numerous missed targets over the last 5 years. Statements by lobby groups together with political aspirations, press misinformation and clouded messages from the vehicle makers I suggest are quite simply confusing the public and public bodies at all levels.
As a consequence; I am posing the question; ‘Is there a social duty to clarify what is likely to happen and by when’ also what will be the actual impact of any short term activity.

Speaker

Dr Colin Herron

Managing Director at Zero Carbon Futures


Dr Colin Herron has worked in the automotive industry for over 40 years including 17 years at Nissan in Sunderland. In 2005, Colin joined North East England’s Regional Development Agency working with national Government to grow the automotive economy in the region and input into electric vehicle policy.  launched Zero Carbon Futures in 2011 as a not-for-profit, electric vehicle consultancy.  The company has overseen the growth of electric vehicle charging infrastructure networks – starting at a regional level and now working across the UK to develop rapid charge networks as well as advising towns, cities and governments on how best to adapt to the introduction of low carbon vehicles. He is currently an advisor to the Mayor of London and Transport for London advising on their EV infrastructure requirements to 2025.
Colin has a PhD in Engineering; an MSc in Manufacturing and sits on the IET’s manufacturing policy panel. He was recently awarded a CBE for services to business and renewable energy.
 

11:45
The xEV Revolution – Powertrain Scenarios of The Future
Stephanie Schenk, McKinsey & Company
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Progress on EV adoption – solutions update

Presentation

The xEV Revolution – Powertrain Scenarios of The Future

Electrification is the most prominent of the four "ACES" trends that will revolutionize mobility. Driven by regulation, technology and consumer demand, EV sales have kept surging throughout 2018. Though, the development is still very uneven - while sales are already approaching near-mass market status in some places, EVs are barely present in others. Motivated by stringent CO2 and emission targets, the industry has moved from a wait-and-see mode to one focused on “doing”, with automakers accelerating their EV strategies. At the same time, customer familiarity and interest in EVs are increasing. This will drive EV uptake in the coming years, with global volumes becoming large enough to impact OEM profitability, disrupt existing value chains and challenge the supply chain. This presentation will share insights on McKinsey’s latest perspectives on market and industry dynamics with respect to vehicle electrification.  

Speaker

Stephanie Schenk

Research Specialist, Automotive & Assembly at McKinsey & Company


Stephanie is a Research Specialist with McKinsey & Company in Munich, who joined the Firm in 2014. She is a member of the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility as well as the McKinsey Automotive & Assembly Knowledge Team. Stephanie focuses on analysis around vehicle electrification and the EV ecosystem and has comprehensive experience especially with respect to industry dynamics, market drivers and consumer trends. She co-leads McKinsey’s Electric Vehicle Index and co-authored several EV-related articles (e.g., “The global electric vehicle market is amped up and on the rise” (May 2018)). Stephanie holds a diploma degree in business administration from University Kempten and Seville. 

12:00
Is multi-industry convergence the fastest way to achieve the electric vehicle (EV) rollout?
Yunus Ozler, EY Samuel Pachoud , EY - Ernst & Young LLP
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Progress on EV adoption – solutions update

Presentation

Is multi-industry convergence the fastest way to achieve the electric vehicle (EV) rollout?

The mass takeup of EVs has been long anticipated – and with technological advances and policy support, it appears that the tipping point is approaching. However, the pace at which enabling infrastructure is rolled out remains the critical factor, and with no clear party leading the rollout, and no single party or sector willing to pay the costs upfront, more can be done to accelerate. If businesses and other stakeholders diversify to find new, multiple propositions within the value chain, the ensuing convergence of interests will give the rollout the critical impetus it needs.

Speakers

Yunus Ozler

Partner, Advisory at EY


Yunus is a business advisor with 16 years of experience in the UK, Ireland, Turkey and the Middle East focusing primarily on the Energy sector.

Yunus advises his clients both in developing profitable growth strategies and also, and more importantly, in helping them execute these through business, customer, technology or regulatory driven transformation programmes.

His specialism is both in today’s high value areas such as cost reduction, customer service, operational improvement, field force productivity and also in tomorrow's opportunity areas such as digitisation, innovation, smart metering, smart infrastructure, connected homes and distributed energy.

Yunus holds degrees in industrial engineering and international economics; and lives with his wife and two children in Wimbledon.


Samuel Pachoud

Senior Manager at EY - Ernst & Young LLP


Samuel is a Senior Manager in the EY Advisory practices with several years of experience within the Energy & Infrastructure sector. He has extensive experience on leading business transformation programme for asset intensive clients, focussing on sustainable change within the organisations.
Samuel advises Energy clients (incumbents and new entrants) on how to respond to disruptive innovation & technologies (soft - AI, Blockchain, RPA, platforming,... and hard - storage, EV, DER,...), how to adapt their business models and identify new revenue streams.
Samuel holds a PhD in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science as well as a MCs in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

12:15
Mobility trends in Europe – opportunities for new products & services
Dr Richard Riley, Element Energy
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

Mobility trends in Europe – opportunities for new products & services

Electrification is only one trend that will affect car manufacturers in the medium term. For example, demographic changes such as population growth, ageing and urbanisation could profoundly impact the demand for private cars in the future, by increasing the number of people unable or unwilling to choose conventional ownership. The efforts of major cities to improve quality of life for their citizens, by improving air quality and reduce noise, is likely to provide a strong stimulus for new mobility models such as car clubs. These trends are likely to be accelerated by advances in vehicle automation, as electric autonomous vehicles are likely to offer low cost, highly convenient alternatives to car ownership and even to conventional public transport. Finally, beyond the transport sector, the wider energy system is undergoing rapid change, with a shift from large centralised generation to renewable (but intermittent) generation, which presents new challenges for meeting peak energy demands and managing the network. This in turn creates opportunities for new technologies, such as grid scale batteries or electric vehicles, to support the management of a more volatile energy supply and secure revenues for their owners by doing so. The presentation will speak about the opportunities for new products and services that will be created by the trends above. 


Speaker

Dr Richard Riley

Senior Consultant at Element Energy


Richard is a Senior Consultant at Element Energy and works predominantly in the transport sector. Before joining Element, his work focused on delivering emission factors for policy makers and consumers. This work included drive cycle and test procedure analysis for Transport & Environment and on-road vehicle testing for Leeds City Council.  Since joining Element in 2016, Richard conducted several authoritative studies on drive cycle analysis and vehicle modelling, the transition to alternative powertrains and new mobility trends.

12:30
Impacts and opportunities from batteries – from the car to 2nd life to recycling
Celine Cluzel, Element Energy
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Progress on EV adoption – solutions update

Presentation

Impacts and opportunities from batteries – from the car to 2nd life to recycling

With increased EV uptake, there is growing concern about the fate of end-of-life batteries, from both an economic and environmental perspective. As such, research into recycling and assessment of techniques used to determine their second life potential is ongoing. The re-use of car batteries is an integral contribution to the circular economy for low-carbon mobility, simultaneously extending the battery value chain and minimising waste. However, EVs also have an impact on the environmental performance of the electricity system, if they help to maximise the use of renewable generation.
This presentation will summarise key learnings and real-world implications from recent projects that assessed complementary aspects of batteries life, answering the following questions:
-    How long will batteries last in a car and will managed charging affect this?
-    Can EVs help the integration of renewable generation?
-    Are consumers likely to engage in smart charging? [results from randomised controlled trial]
-    What are the current recycling options in Europe? Is there enough capacity? What are the costs of repurposing batteries and competitiveness to new batteries?
This presentation will draw on several studies conducted recently by Element Energy, notably the ‘Battery on wheels’ report that was launched in Brussels in June 2019, and the ETI CVEI project.


Speaker

Celine Cluzel

Director at Element Energy


Starting her career as a mechanical engineer, Celine gained 7 years’ experience in the automotive sector in France and the UK before taking an MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures from Imperial College London.

Celine leads the transport team in the London office of Element Energy, and has delivered numerous projects related to gas, electric and hydrogen vehicles, as well as studies on autonomous vehicles. Celine has developed detailed knowledge of technology cost & performance and consumer behaviour, that she combines with her expertise in refuelling infrastructure rollout strategies to provide fresh insights to this evolving sector. She regularly works for the UK Department for Transport, the European Climate Foundation as well as major UK cities.

12:45
Q & A Time
13:00
Lunch Break
14:10
Enabling a national ultra-rapid charging network: how and when?
Laura Rainey , National Grid
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Progress on EV adoption – solutions update

Presentation

Enabling a national ultra-rapid charging network: how and when?

EVs create many new opportunities to refuel – at home, at work, at the cinema, the list goes on. But the need for quick, reliable and convenient refueling on long journeys along our motorways and major A-roads will remain.

What could a strategic national ultra rapid charging network could look like? What energy infrastructure is needed to enable it and by when? What do Industry and Policy Makers need to prioritise to unlock this opportunity and avoid risks of a delay to EV uptake? Join this session to find out.

Speaker

Laura Rainey

Senior Project Manager - EVs at National Grid


In my current role at National Grid my focus is on ensuring our transmission network plays a proactive role in enabling the uptake of electric vehicles.

Previously I’ve held a range of roles commercialising new energy technologies and delivering infrastructure investments, including in distributed energy solutions, electric vehicle charging solutions, offshore wind, bioenergy, CCS, energy storage and PV. I’ve worked at National Grid Ventures, the Energy Technologies Institute and Ofgem.

14:25
Panel Session The next steps in electrifying TaaS, including buses, taxis and trucks
Kevin Leary, Daan Nap, Rubina Singh, James Carter, Kiran Devlukia
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Panel Session

The next steps in electrifying TaaS, including buses, taxis and trucks

The driving forces for commercial vehicle electrification include vehicle technology improvements (and subsequent cost declines), the changing policy landscape around emissions reductions and commitments by vehicle manufacturers. What are the next steps in electrifying TaaS?

Speakers

Kevin Leary

PowerHydrant

Daan Nap

ABB

Rubina Singh

Centrica

James Carter

Vision Mobility

Kiran Devlukia

Tata Technologies

14:50
Prototyping and Industrialisation of Solid State Battery Technology for Performance BEV and Electric Aircraft Propulsion System Applications
Max Wojtynia, P3 group
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EV battery performance and costs

Presentation

Prototyping and Industrialisation of Solid State Battery Technology for Performance BEV and Electric Aircraft Propulsion System Applications

The technology maturity and feasibility of mass production of solid state battery technology is one of the greatest mid-term challenges for electric propulsion systems, both on land and in the air. Using a new process for rapid prototyping of battery cells, P3 is currently investigating the technology potentials of solid state battery technology for battery electric performance vehicles as well as electric aircraft propulsion systems. After prototyping has lead to the desired battery cell design, the industrialisation and production ramp-up are the next milestones before reaching series production. Together with strong partners, P3 has developed the skills to assess the feasibility of such next-generation battery production. Lastly, the application of mass produced next-generation battery technology for high-performance powertrain systems will be considered.

Speaker

Max Wojtynia

Senior Consultant eMobility at P3 group


Max Wojtynia is a Senior Consultant within the Electric Mobility team at P3 automotive. For the majority of his time at P3, he has supported automotive OEMs as well as Tier1 suppliers, but also international chemicals oil & gas players. His expertise lies in fast charging strategies, high-end battery-electric powertrains as well as the charging and battery value chain for electric mobility. Additionally, Max is responsible for technology studies for Electric Mobility. Before working at P3, Max gained his Master’s degree in Business Adminstration and Engineering in Munich.

15:05
The innovative Lithium Sulfur Rechargeable Battery Technology: benefits for commercial EV and Aerospace.
Guillaume de Forton, Oxis Energy
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EV battery performance and costs

Presentation

The innovative Lithium Sulfur Rechargeable Battery Technology: benefits for commercial EV and Aerospace.

OXIS develop the rechargeable Lithium Sulfur (Li-S) battery technology. Based near Oxford, we have a range of facilities including laboratories with research, production equipments and one of the largest dry rooms in Europe.
We currently manufacture pouch cells out of our facility in the UK and in the near future we will mass produce cells in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
The major strength of the technology is the high specific energy density (450 Wh/kg demonstrated on R&D cells).
The technology has the potential to boost the range and payload of electric vehicles and improve the overall safety of the battery packs.

Speaker

Guillaume de Forton

Head of Business Development at Oxis Energy


In 2006 Guillaume gained a MA in International Business at the ICHEC Management School in Brussels. He possesses 13 years of professional sales experience. He started his career with two year-long internships with China Engine Corporation in Taiwan and SINBON Electronics in Shanghai. He then became Area Sales Manager for Alphamin SA in Belgium before moving to XNC Energy where he was Sales Director. Guillaume joined OXIS Energy in January 2015 as Head of Business Development in charge of generating new business from the Aerospace and Automotive sectors

15:20
Modular Battery Systems for On- and Off-Highway Vehicles
Stephen Irish , Hyperdrive Innovation Limited
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EV battery performance and costs

Presentation

Modular Battery Systems for On- and Off-Highway Vehicles

•    Taking Nissan LEAF cell technology into new markets and applications.
•    Dealing with conflicting requirements across on- and off-highway vehicle and machine types using a modular battery pack approach.
•    Minimising development costs and reducing time to market, especially for OEMS without in-house electrification expertise.
•    Analysis of modular cooling systems to extend cell operating range and lifecycle both in high and low ambient conditions (thermal management)
•    Creating a new product through design, development and prototype


Speaker

Stephen Irish

Commercial Director at Hyperdrive Innovation Limited


Stephen has substantial experience in technology development and product delivery having worked in tier one automotive supply chain companies, OEMs and engineering consultancies. He wrote his degree thesis on electric and hybrid vehicle technology almost 20 years ago and is a founding director of Hyperdrive Innovation.

15:35
LIGHTWEIGHT POWERFUL BATTERIES TO POWER MOBILITY
Malcolm Earp, The Ultimate Battery Company
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EV battery performance and costs

Presentation

LIGHTWEIGHT POWERFUL BATTERIES TO POWER MOBILITY

Ultimate Battery has taken bipolar compact battery architecture and repurposed it for the 21st Century.
After extensive development we’ve perfected a conductive polymer plate which provides double energy density enabling us to mass produce lighter smaller, more powerful batteries in any chemistry.
In proof of concept prototypes, we’ve been able to pitch lead against lithium weight for weight at battery pack level, and at less than 50% of the cost.
For the first time we have a much less expensive alternative to the Lithium ion EV battery reducing not only the cost but also enabling the battery to be built to any shape to fit the vehicle design.

Speaker

Malcolm Earp

Chief Commercial Officer at The Ultimate Battery Company


Malcolm has an extensive international background in automotive specialising in ownership and distribution. From a motor group background, and European responsibility with an OEM Malcolm has spent most of his career advising OEMs on 5 Continents and managing consulting businesses there.

A committed ‘futurist’ Malcolm was a member of the team which launched the world’s 1st real time electronic auction in 1993. Since then he’s been involved in several new technology solutions including the first automotive website in 1997, and the UK’s first automotive digital retailing channel.

Currently he’s leading the international development of the fastest customer engagement service in the world, the leading automotive on-line financing platform, and launching a breakthrough energy storage technology business which has the potential to reduce the cost of EVs below that of ICE vehicles.

Malcolm believes we are at the start of the next ‘industrial revolution’ and is excited to be part of TaaS which he regards as key to defining the future of mobility.

15:50
Closing Remarks


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