Torben Andersen holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Business Administration and Computer Science from Copenhagen Business School and started as CEO of GreenMobility in January 2017. Torben has 20 years of experience from the IT industry (primarily Microsoft), where he has had the responsibility of building up different business areas in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Torben also has 3 years of experience at Better Place Danmark, where as CCO he had the responsibility for the organisation's commercial launch. Previously, Torben was Sales Director, System & Services at Philips Lightning.
Torben Andersen, CEO, GreenMobility
Hans Arby, CEO, UbiGo Innovation
Hans Arby, CEO of UbiGo Innovation, was a key figure behind the successful development and test of UbiGo in Gothenburg, a fully integrated mobility service for urban households and businesses. For the last 12 years he has focused on sustainable transport and ITS for the public and private sector. Besides working with commercialising the UbiGo concept, Arby currently provides strategic support to cities in developing transport strategies and long term planning and marketing of public transport.
Giles Bailey, CEO, Travel Spirit
Giles Bailey is Director of Stratageeb Limited, a policy and strategy consultancy based in London. He provides over 25 years of experience in mobility, innovation, partnership, planning, tourism, modelling, marketing, and digital on two continents and with a range of leading businesses in global cities. This includes 18 years at Transport for London and 8 years as Head of TfL Marketing Strategy. Giles now also university lectures and writes for the transport press in the UK, Europe and North America. He currently serves as CEO and Director of International Relations of TravelSpirit, a foundation was established in Manchester, UK, in 2016 to provide an open framework to ensure that new integrated mobility services are universally accessible.
Martyn Briggs, Vice President, Automotive Research, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Martyn Briggs is a Vice President in Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Equity Research team, covering the Automotive sector. His expertise has largely been in research and consulting, specialising in new mobility services and strategic opportunities for several industry sectors. He tracks the latest trends, technologies and services impacting the Automotive & Transportation sector. He joined from Frost & Sullivan, where he was head of the Mobility research and consulting team.
Sir Nic Cary
Sir Nic Cary, Bt FRSA is an expert in data-driven services for transport. He is the founding director of Waysphere, which helps transport organisations to locate, curate and extract greater value from their data. He is also chair of the Travelspirit Foundation’s UK board and is on the advisory panel for Travelspirit’s TSio Protocol, built on Blockchain. The TSio Protocol provides a secure common framework to enable disparate transport services to participate easily and safely in the emerging Mobility as a Service marketplace. Before launching Waysphere, Nic was Head of Digital Transformation and Transport Data at the UK’s Department for Transport. Here he led a programme to exploit the value of local transport data and improve data sharing. He also engaged with a number of foreign governments on data sharing policy and digital transformation opportunities. He is a member of various professional bodies and a frequent public speaker on the role of data in future transport. Prior to Transport he worked for the Cabinet Office, where he undertook various strategic programme management roles. An experienced technologist, he founded his own internet consultancy in 1995 and has since undertaken a wide variety of technology roles. Before that he had a successful career in marketing communications.
Raphael Gindrat, Co-founder and CEO, BestMile
Co-founder and CEO of BestMile, Raphael holds a Master in Civil Engineering with specialization in the field of transportation and a minor in Management, technology and Entrepreneurship from EPFL. BestMile offers an ecosystem to manage autonomous vehicle fleets: a fleet management software, a smartphone application, a system for traveler information and solutions for the control of smart infrastructure.
Sylvain Haon, Director of Knowledge, UITP
Sylvain Haon has been Director of Knowledge and Membership Services at UITP since September, 2014. Sylvain started his career at the Trade Office of the French Embassy in Rome where he was responsible for the land transport sector, public works and environment. He went on to be the head of the Brussels office of SNCF directorate for European affairs in 2000. In 2003, he joined the Polis network of cities and regions. He became Secretary General of Polis in 2006 and remained in this position until he joined UITP.
George Hazell, Consultant and Programme Manager, MaaS Scotland
Dr George Hazel has studied transport policy and practice in many countries, both the successful and the unsuccessful, and has gained a detailed insight into the key issues and influences. He has worked in the public, private and academic sectors at a senior level and has acted as advisor to the Academy of Sustainable Communities, the Commission for Integrated Transport, Transport for London, the Queensland State Government, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Region, the City of San Diego and many Government agencies around the UK.
He has published a book on Making Cities Work and has presented at a large number of conferences around the world. He was appointed as Smart Mobility Network Integrator for Scottish Enterprise on the development of a Mobility as a Service industry network from 2013 to 2016 and established the Scottish MaaS Alliance. He is currently the Programme Manager for MaaS Scotland, a network of over 30 companies hosted by Technology Scotland with ScotlandIS. He also advised the Transport Catapult on Mobility as a Service for a Department of Transport report.
He is recognized as a world expert on Mobility as a Service. He is a member of the Enabling Economic Growth Sub-Group of the National Transport Strategy Group, specifically advising on the potential of MaaS, and he is chair of a National Connectivity Commission on behalf of the Scottish Council for Development in Industry. He is also advising Hiyacar, a peer to peer car sharing company in the UK.
Nick Higham, Conference Moderator
Nick Higham has been a BBC news correspondent since 1988. Until 2002 he was arts and media correspondent. He now covers a wide range of stories for news programmes on BBC 1, Radio 4, the BBC News Channel and online.
He is a regular conference moderator and has chaired several events for the Construction Equipment Association.
Suzanne Hoadley, Senior Manager with the Polis Network, coordinates Polis membership services and leads the thematic pillar on mobility and traffic efficiency. Suzanne is particularly involved in the CONDUITS (KPIs for ITS), CityMobil (automated transport systems), CityNetMobil (automated transport systems) and FOT-Net II (field operational test) projects. Previously, she worked on the Mediate project (accessibility in public transport). She also represents Polis on the eSafety RTD Working Group. Suzanne has extensive experience in mobility policies and solutions as well as in European programmes.
As Director of Transport Innovation at TfL, Michael Hurwitz drives collaborations with the private sector and central Government that attract and test technology opportunities, ensuring that London enhances its status as a global magnet for innovative transport technology development and investment. His previous role was as Director (Energy, Technology and International) at the UK Department for Transport where he set up and led national programmes and policies worth £1 billion, including ultra-low emissions vehicles, driverless and connected cars and future fuel
Dr Maria Kamargianni
Dr Maria Kamargianni is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Transport and Energy and the Head of MaaSLab at the Energy Institute of University College London. Her published research has won several awards, and focuses on mobility as a service (MaaS), new mobility services, transport and travel behaviour modelling and econometrics. Dr Kamargianni is the Principal Investigator of several MaaS-related projects, such as the H2020 funded project MaaS4EU and the MaaS Maturity Index that supports cities to identify their gaps for MaaS initiation. She has published papers and reports about new mobility services and MaaS, including the feasibility study for MaaS in London for the UK Department of Transport and the impact assessment of MaaS and opportunities that lie ahead for Transport for London. She has also been included in the list with the Top-10 MaaS influencers in the world. She works closely with the public sector and industry to transfer the research results to the real world.
Lars Klawitter is Executive Director of the Strategic Business Unit 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.
Chris Lane, Head of Smart Travel, Transport for West Midlands, UK
Chris Lane has worked in transport for most of his professional life and has had the opportunity to deliver significant changes to public transport. At Transport for West Midlands he is responsible for delivering change through, people, processes and technology, especially through the application of innovation to deliver new services. His background includes delivering significant business improvement programmes, implementing innovative ITS and ICT systems, modernising and managing a large data collection team and playing a major role in the successful delivery of TfWM’s Smartcard and Passenger Information schemes. He is currently leading Transport for West Midlands’ Commercial Mobility as a Service Initiative and the delivery of a number of connected and autonomous vehicle projects.
Nathan Marsh, UK and Northern Europe Director for Intelligent Mobility, Atkins
Nathan Marsh is intelligent mobility lead director for UK & Europe. Nathan has over 20 years’ experience working in defence, capital markets and transportation infrastructure, while developing commercial structures, technology platforms and customer experience. Within iM, Nathan is leading sector growth across the UK and Europe, supporting clients to innovate and deliver major changes to the fabric of their transportation networks by providing relevant, accessible and commercially viable services.
Pedro Mourisca is the CEO of Via Verde Portugal, Group Brisa's Electronic Payments Unit with around 3.5 million customers, since 2014. In his current role, Pedro has the mission to grow Via Verde business and broaden its scope so that it becomes the leading access and payment provider in all mobility sector in Portugal.
Previously in Brisa, for 3 years as an expat, he was the acting Managing Director of BNV Mobility, a Dutch start-up that he helped launching in 2011, in the field of Mobility Services and urban congestion management. Before, he has also held the Strategic Planning Manager position in Brisa for 4 years.
Prior to joining Brisa, Pedro was a strategy consultant with The Boston Consulting Group.
Pedro holds a MBA honored with the “Top Student Award” from Kellogg School of Management (Chicago, USA) and a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon, Portugal).
Steven Norris, President, ITS UK and former UK Transport Minister
Steve Norris was a Conservative Member of Parliament for fifteen years and Minister for Transport in London for five. He is a former Vice-Chairman of the Party. He was his party's candidate for Mayor of London in 2000 and 2004. Steve has combined a career in politics with a business career in the fields of property, infrastructure and transportation. He is currently Chairman of Soho Estates, London Resort Company Holdings and Driver Group plc and Senior Advisor to BNP Paribas Real Estate UK and to NPL Group. He is a Non-Executive Director of Excel the East London conference and exhibition centre. He has been a member of the Boards of both Transport for London and the London Development Agency. He is on the Board of Cubic Corporation, the developers and managers of the London Oyster card. He chairs the National Infrastructure Planning Association which works with government to improve the planning regime around major projects and advises a number of clients on major development projects.
Eduardo Costa Ramos
Eduardo is the CEO of A-to-Be (former Brisa Innovation and Technology) and the Head of Business Development for the Brisa Group (the Portuguese based roads’ concessionaire), leading also Brisa’s start-up accelerator program (Grow Mobility).
An economist by training (Universidade Técnica de Lisboa/ISEG) with an MBA from Católica/Nova SBE/MIT (current Lisbon MBA), Eduardo started his career in EY, having developed consulting projects for Pulp & Paper, Retail, Packaging, Chemicals and Oil & Gas in Europe (Portugal, Spain, UK and France) and in Africa (Nigeria and Angola).
Since joining Brisa (www.brisa.pt) in 2004, he has worked in the ParentCo Corporate Center. First in Planning, then in Finance and for the last 5 years in Business Development, having also non-executive roles in BoDs of Brisa’s subsidiaries in Portugal, Brazil, the US, The Netherlands and India.
Since May 2017, Eduardo accumulates his functions in Brisa’s Business Development with the executive leadership of A-to-Be (www.a-to-be.com), the Technology business unit of Brisa Group in partnership with Pathena Venture Capital.
Sascha Westermann, Head of Project Management Office, ITS Projects, City of Hamburg.
Since 2017 Sascha Westermann has been in charge of the Project Management Office (PMO) for the ITS Projects for the City of Hamburg. Hamburg is professionalizing its ITS activities, and the PMO is coordinating the various ITS projects of the city. The ITS PMO is located at the Hamburger Hochbahn AG, the Public Transport Provider of the City of Hamburg. Mr Westermann is also involved with Mobility as a Service(MaaS) or Delivery as a service (DaaS) projects. From 2012 to 2017 he was in charge of the development of Intermodal Traffic Management for the port of Hamburg. The core of the Intermodal Management System was initially the intelligent management of road traffic. One of the most important projects in this context is smartPORT logistics (SPL), an IT-based platform for logistics. A key task was to make the transport infrastructure in the port more intelligent and aligned with users’ needs.