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Manufacturing, Innovation, Industries

FT Future of Transport Summit

Transforming Mobility for People and Business

London |
Speakers include:
Steven Armstrong

Steven Armstrong

Ford Motor Company

Chris Browne

Chris Browne

easyJet

Tim Shoveller

Tim Shoveller

Stagecoach Rail

Overview

We are entering a new era of mobility driven by digitalisation. Traditional modes of transport are being redefined by autonomy and connectivity. Air taxis, hyperloops and driverless cars are all making the leap from science fiction to reality. The future is coming, but are we ready for it?    

The FT Future of Transport Summit will assess the true potential of emerging mobility solutions and consider their impact on different stakeholders. How is connectivity changing the way we travel in cities? What will a new era for transport mean for supply chains, jobs and the environment? How can regulators and policymakers support progress? Join us in London on 29 November 2018 to find out. 

On the ground and in the air, things are changing, let's prepare!

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Full Overview

We are in the midst of a mobility revolution with the power to reshape business and society. Companies are seeking new ways to reduce the cost and increase the speed of moving people and goods in supply chains. Artificial intelligence and increased connectivity are enhancing urban mobility. Investment in hyperloops, autonomous vehicles and digital railways is paving the way for the future of transport.

And it’s not just about technology. The way we get from point A to point B is also changing due to developments in the employment landscape, demographics, environmental concerns, regulation and political risk. Building on the success of the annual Financial Times Future of the Car Summit, the FT Future of Transport Summit broadens the conversation to focus on disruptive forces driving the new mobility ecosystem and how they could impact different stakeholders. The topical focus is relevant for all sectors including, manufacturing, technology, insurance and government.

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Speakers (16)

Steven Armstrong

Steven Armstrong

Group Vice President and President, Europe, Middle East and Africa
Ford Motor Company

Steven Armstrong is Group Vice President and President of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Ford Motor Company. In this role, he is responsible for leading Ford’s European and Middle East and Africa business units, executing the One Ford plan to achieve profitable growth through an unprecedented focus on new products, a strong brand and increased cost efficiency.  

Previously, Armstrong was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ford of Europe. In this position, he was responsible for many of Ford of Europe’s operations, including manufacturing, quality, product development, purchasing, sustainability, environment and safety engineering. Prior to that, he was President of Ford South America responsible for all Ford South American operations.

A native of the United Kingdom, Armstrong has worked in the United States, Sweden and Germany. He served as President, Ford Brazil, leading all aspects of Ford’s largest business unit in South America.

Armstrong also served as Chief Operating Officer, Volvo Cars, where he oversaw the divestiture of Volvo Cars to Geely Automotive Holdings Ltd. He was responsible for major quality and cost improvements while COO of Volvo, and led the company’s development of the S60 and V60 vehicle lines.

During his 25-year-plus career, Armstrong has served in a variety of senior management and purchasing positions for Jaguar, Volvo, Ford of Europe and served as Chief Operating Officer of Getrag-Ford Transmissions. He has been recognized with many awards, including being named a Eurostar by Automotive News in 2005 for improving supplier relations for Volvo.

Born in 1964, Armstrong is based in Cologne, Germany. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of East London.

Chris Browne

Chris Browne

Chief Operating Officer
easyJet

Chris Browne joined the Airline Management Board at easyJet as Chief Operating Officer on 1 October 2016, and is responsible for all operational departments in the airline. Prior to this, Ms Browne had been appointed as a Non-Executive Director on the easyJet plc Board on 1 January 2016. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Bovis Homes plc.

Ms Browne has particularly strong operational and strategic expertise having previously held several senior leadership positions within aviation including Chief Operating Officer, Aviation, of TUI Travel plc (2014-2015), Managing Director, Thomson Airways (2007-2014) and Managing Director, First Choice Airways (2002-2007). She also has over 25 years’ commercial and general management experience in a consumer facing industry with previous roles at Carlson Worldwide and Iberia Airways.

Ms Browne was awarded a Doctorate of Science (Honorary) for Leadership in Management (2011), an OBE for Services to Aviation (2013), membership into the British Travel Industry Hall of Fame (2014), a Travel Trade Gazette Outstanding Achievement award (2014), a Doctorate of Science (Honorary) for Outstanding Services to Aviation (2015) and a Doctorate of Science from Queens University Belfast for Economics (2016)

Tim Shoveller

Tim Shoveller

Managing Director
Stagecoach Rail

Tim Shoveller is Managing Director of Stagecoach Rail, with responsibility for Stagecoach Group's rail businesses. Previously, as MD of South West Trains, he has led the development of both Alliance working with Network Rail and a radical capacity enhancement scheme that will increase peak capacity by 30%.

Earlier in his career, Mr Shoveller was Managing Director at East Midlands Trains from the start of the franchise in 2007. He joined Stagecoach from Virgin Trains where, as Business Development Director and previously Operations Director, he played a key role in the success of Virgin West Coast. Earlier career highlights included roles as Operations Director at Midland Mainline, Wessex Trains and senior positions at Eurostar.

Mr Shoveller has 25 years’ experience in the rail industry, initially joining British Rail as a Guard at Guildford. He is also a Fellow and Board member of the Institution of Railway Operators and is passionate about developing people and skills within the industry. He is Chairman of the Railway Benefit Fund charity, which supports current and former employees and their families.

Paul Campion

Paul Campion

Chief Executive Officer
Transport Systems Catapult

Paul Campion took on the leadership of the Transport Systems Catapult in July 2017. His previous experience spans not only leadership roles in IBM’s Travel and Transport on consumer products businesses but also in the IBM software business, financing business and other executive roles. Whilst at IBM he had management roles in the European and worldwide business as well as the UK, and lived and worked in the USA, France and Switzerland. His association with the TSC goes back to before its formal creation, as part of the Industry Advisory Group which helped to define its role and structure. He has also served as a Non-Executive Director on its Board.

Julia Chen

Julia Chen

Future of Urban Mobility Strategy Lead
Department for Transport, UK

Julia Chen leads on the UK Government’s Future of Urban Mobility Strategy, one of the initial priorities of the Future of Mobility Grand Challenge established in the Industrial Strategy. She is based in the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles – a joint policy team across the Department for Transport and the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) – which was set up in 2015 to ensure the UK takes full advantage of the opportunities presented by connected and automated vehicle technologies. Previously, Ms Chen worked on clean electricity policy at BEIS.

Harj Dhaliwal

Harj Dhaliwal

Managing Director, Middle East and India
Virgin Hyperloop One

Harj Dhaliwal oversees all customer activity and projects for Virgin Hyperloop One in the Middle East and India. With over 34 years of civil engineering experience, he has a proven track record for managing mega rail and infrastructure projects in complex challenging environments around the world.

Mr Dhaliwal began his career as a contractor, moved into consulting and has held senior management roles in global client and consulting organizations. He has spent the last 20 years in the development, delivery, and management of heavy rail, light rail, and metro projects including PPP, PFI and D&B projects across Europe and the Middle East. Notably, he was the Programme Director responsible for delivering the first national heavy railway in the UAE – Etihad Rail.

Prior to joining Virgin Hyperloop One, Mr Dhaliwal was most recently at Parsons where he was SVP for International Rail and Transit Systems and was responsible for managing business across Europe and the Middle East with over 400 staff deployed across some of the largest and complex rail and metro projects in the world. He also led the development of several multibillion-euro rail and transit programs in the UK and Ireland.  

Mr Dhaliwal is a chartered civil engineer, member of the Institution of Civil Engineers Member of the UK Engineering Council and holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Nottingham Trent University, UK. He is based in Virgin Hyperloop One’s Dubai office.  

Laura Eiro

Laura Eiro

Director of Markets Unit
Ministry of Transport and Communications, Finland
Steve Gooding

Steve Gooding

Director
RAC Foundation

Steve Gooding is Director of the RAC Foundation, an independent think-tank that commissions and disseminates research relating to motoring and roads. Recent reports include road crash investigation, vehicle scrappage associated with clean air zones, and the take-up of electric cars.

Mr Gooding joined the Foundation in 2015 after a civil service career encompassing many transport-related roles, latterly as Director General for Roads, Traffic & Local at the Department for Transport, where his responsibilities included developing the first Road Investment Strategy, administering transport funding for local government, policy on road safety, and the running of the department’s motoring services agencies.

Mr Gooding is a fellow of the CIHT, vice-president of the CILT and a trustee of the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund.  

Rt Hon Lilian Greenwood MP

Rt Hon Lilian Greenwood MP

Chair
Transport Select Committee
Paul  Griffiths

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer
Dubai Airports

Paul Griffiths is Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Airports, with the responsibility for the operation and development of Dubai International (DXB) as well as Dubai World Central (DWC), which will eventually be the world’s biggest, and best, airport.

Mr Griffitsh joined Dubai Airports as its first CEO in 2007 and has since overseen a series of flawless facility openings including Terminal 3 at Dubai International in 2008, the emirate’s second airport DWC in 2010, the world’s first purpose-built A380 facility Concourse A in 2013 and Concourse D on February 24, 2016. Next, he will lead efforts to completely re-design and set new standards for the airport passenger experience as part of the US$32 billion expansion of the next phase of DWC.

Prior to moving to Dubai, Mr Griffiths was Chairman and Managing Director of London’s Gatwick Airport. Before joining airport operator BAA in 2004, he spent 14 years with the Virgin Group, working closely with Sir Richard Branson as a Board Director of the Virgin Travel Group. In the 1980s, he spent four years in Hong Kong developing the marketing, commercial planning and technology functions for Dragonair.

Michael  Hurwitz

Michael Hurwitz

Director of Transport Innovation
Transport for London

Michael Hurwitz is the Director of Transport Innovation at Transport for London (TfL). Responsible for making sure transport in London is ready for the future, his team actively seeks out and assesses new ideas and developments in the transport world, helping TfL to determine which new business models or services could help address the challenges facing our city. From dockless cycle hire to demand responsive transport; from connected and autonomous vehicles, to smart use of energy in our vehicles and infrastructure, the goal is to engage with market innovators, test how new ideas could work for London and set the policy frameworks to ensure new innovations are integrated and work for all.

Previously, Mr Hurwitz was Director, Energy, Technology & International at the UK Department for Transport (DfT), having set up and led the UK’s national policies and programmes worth £1bn on ultra-low emission vehicles, driverless and connected cars, future fuels and negotiation of international regulations on vehicle safety and emissions. Former roles include having founded and led the cross-Government Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV); time as the DfT’s Strategy Director; and from 2011 to 2014 he was Policy Fellow at the Energy Futures Lab, Imperial College London. Prior to joining the civil service, he worked on organisational transformation programmes for Arthur Andersen and Deloitte.

Kenneth Malmberg

Kenneth Malmberg

Director, Strategic Alliances
Ridecell

Kenneth Malmberg is the Director of Strategic Alliances at Ridecell and is responsible for creating co-operations, with key third-party companies, enabling Ridecell to further enrich its car and ride sharing mobility services platform offering.

Mr Malmberg has extensive international experience in the mobile telecoms and internet services industry, having been involved in bringing several innovative mobile applications and solutions to market.  

Prior to joining Ridecell, Mr Malmberg was Business Development Lead for Infotainment and Telematics at General Motors Europe, where he was responsible for bringing GM’s B2B Connected Car offering to market. His experience before joining GM was in a number of key Business Development and Strategic Alliance Management roles with the Nokia Corporation.

In addition to a Diploma in Electrical Engineering Mr Malmberg holds a BBA in International Business from Schiller International University, and a MBA from Warwick Business School.

Amanda Rowlatt

Amanda Rowlatt

Chief Analyst and Strategy Director
Department for Transport, UK
Sarah Sharples

Sarah Sharples

Professor of Human Factors
University of Nottingham

Professor Sarah Sharples is a Professor of Human Factors in the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering and Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham. She completed her PhD in 1999 and has been a researcher, research manager or grant holder on a number of industrial, government and EU funded projects, including a long term programme of research for Network Rail examining implications, design and implementation of novel interfaces for railway control and use of rail simulation for human factors research. She is a CI in the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute and Co-Director of the Horizon Doctoral Training Centre. She is PI of a national network to support PhD students in Digital Economy, and leads the University of Nottingham and Leicester Partnership with the Transport Systems Catapult, where she is also a Non-Executive Director. She also leads a national Network Plus: Connected Everything, which brings together communities of computer scientists, manufacturing, design, business and engineering specialists to examine digital manufacturing. She works in the domains of transport, healthcare and manufacturing, and is a Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist. Her main areas of interest and expertise are Human-Computer Interaction, cognitive ergonomics and development of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies for examination of interaction with innovative technologies in complex systems. She was President of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors from 2015-2016, and co-editor of the leading ergonomics/human factors text, Evaluation of Human Work, 4th edition (2015).

Anna Soisalo

Anna Soisalo

Executive Director
Smart Design

Anna Soisalo takes the lead on helping clients transform their businesses and bottom lines through a design-led approach. The creative lead in Smart Design’s London studio, she spearheads multi-disciplinary design teams to create engaging customer experiences across omni-channel platforms. With a background in consulting and digital strategy, she is also a whiz at quantitative analytics. Having previously led the digital business design practice at DigitasLBi, her work spans a range of industries, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, FMCG, transportation and telecommunications. She studied economics at the Stockholm School of Economics.

Paul Stein

Paul Stein

Chief Technology Officer
Rolls-Royce

In April 2017, Paul Stein was appointed to the Executive Leadership Team as Chief Technology Officer. Mr Stein joined Rolls-Royce in 2010 as Chief Scientific Officer and for two years acted as the Engineering and Technology Director for the Company’s Nuclear business in addition to his Chief Scientific Officer responsibilities. His most recent role was Director of Research & Technology, accountable for the company’s global investment in R&T, as well as fostering innovation and promoting and sustaining specialist engineering talent.

Mr Stein was Director General, Science and Technology, at the UK Ministry of Defence immediately prior to joining Rolls-Royce. Before that, he was Managing Director of Roke Manor Research and in 2003 was appointed to the Siemens UK Executive Management Board, leading technology and contributing to business strategy.

Mr Stein holds an Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree from King's College, London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Engineering and Technology. 

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Chair and moderators (3)

Peter  Campbell

Peter Campbell

Motor Industry Correspondent
Financial Times

Peter Campbell is the Financial Times’ Motor Industry Correspondent, based in London but with a global remit. He leads the FT’s coverage of the industry, online and in print, and works with a team of local correspondents around the world to cover the major car makers, industry trends and technological breakthroughs. Prior to this, he covered technology and UK company news for the FT, and has previously covered energy, media, telecoms, technology, industry and tax. He was named Young Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards for 2014. Mr Campbell holds a BA in Politics from the University of York. Follow Peter on Twitter @Petercampbell1   

Aliya  Ram

Aliya Ram

European Technology Correspondent
Financial Times

Aliya Ram has been the FT's European Technology Correspondent since September 2017. Prior to this she was a reporter at the Financial Times covering asset management with FTfm. Ms Ram has previously worked as a consumer industries reporter and on the UK news desk in London. She joined the FT in September 2014 after a brief stint at the British civil service.

Josh Spero

Josh Spero

Transport Correspondent
Financial Times

Josh Spero has been the FT's acting transport correspondent since April 2018, having been deputy editor of Special Reports previously. He joined the FT in 2016 after five years as editor of Spear's magazine. His first book, Second-Hand Stories, came out in 2015.

Agenda - 29th Nov

  • 8:30am
    Registration and refreshments
  • 9:00am
    Opening remarks

    Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 9:05am
    Keynote address

    Hear a policymaker explain what they are doing to support investment in innovative transport solutions.

  • 9:35am
    Presentation
  • 9:50am
    Panel: Envisioning the new mobility ecosystem

    The nature of the new mobility ecosystem will be influenced by many factors, from what people and businesses want to what technology and policymakers can provide.

    • Which new transport solutions have the most potential?
    • How could business supply chains be transformed?
    • How will transforming transport feed back into economies and societies?
    • Where do the new opportunities lie for suppliers in the transport sector?
    • What will be the Kodak moments in transport and when will they happen?

    Paul Campion, Chief Executive Officer, Transport Systems Catapult

    Harj Dhaliwal, Managing Director, Middle East and India, Virgin Hyperloop One

    Moderated by Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 10:35am
    OEM keynote

    Steven Armstrong, Group Vice President and President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Ford Motor Company

  • 11:05am
    Morning refreshments
  • 11:25am
    Keynote interview: Enhancing operations and experiences with technology

    Hear how one company is harnessing the potential of data and technology to improve operational efficiency and customer experience.

    Chris Browne, Chief Operating Officer, easyJet

  • 11:55am
    In transit: Designing an inclusive mobility ecosystem

    To succeed in the new mobility ecosystem, organisations must create value for a complex network of stakeholders. Launching better mobility solutions requires a deep understanding of technology’s influence on attitudes and behaviours. This presentation will provide real-world insights into applying a human-centered design strategy to support the process.

    Anna Soisalo, Executive Director, Smart Design

  • 12:15pm
    Panel: The human factor

     As technology takes over the responsibility for controlling many journeys, user experience, jobs and lifestyles will be transformed.

    • What will the rise of new transport solutions mean for jobs and lifestyles?
    • How are ownership models changing?
    • Which emerging transport solutions are most aligned with what the public is demanding?
    • How is personal data on transport being collected, commercialised?
    • What regulation is needed to limit the use of personal data on transport?

    Steve Gooding, Director, RAC Foundation

    Sarah Sharples, Professor of Human Factors, University of Nottingham

    Moderated by Aliya Ram, European Technology Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 1:00pm
    Networking lunch
  • 2:00pm
    Fireside chat: Travel hubs of the future

    Find out how one travel hub is leveraging technology to improve transport operations and passenger experiences

    Paul Griffiths, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

  • 2:30pm
    Panel: Urban mobility

    Cities around the world are investing in new transport solutions to tackle congestion, pollution and behavioural changes, and many of them are already showing results.

    • Which emerging urban mobility solutions show the most promise?
    • Where are the most exciting developments taking place?
    • Why is the shift towards Mobility as a Service in cities happening?
    • Which public-private partnerships on urban transport are showing results?
    • How could transforming transport in cities free up space and help the environment?

    Julia Chen, Future of Urban Mobility Strategy Lead, Department for Transport

    Laura Eiro, Director of Markets Unit, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Finland

    Michael Hurwitz, Director of Transport Innovation, Transport for London

    Kenneth Malmberg, Director, Strategic Alliances, Ridecell

    Moderated by Josh Spero, Transport Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 3:15pm
    Technology spotlight: Telematics

    Telematics is transforming motor insurance but how far can it go and what are the wider implications for data privacy?

  • 3:45pm
    Afternoon refreshments
  • 4:05pm
    Panel: Overcoming barriers to progress

    Changing the way people and goods can get from point A to point B depends on more than just technology. Factors like culture, economics, environmental concerns and regulation also have a role to play.

    • Where are the conflict lines in the new mobility ecosystem?
    • Advances in transport are outpacing public policy – what can be done about it?
    • What can be learned from other industries that have been through digitalisation?
    • What are the security questions around increased connectivity in transport?
    • Who should pay for the growth of the new mobility ecosystem?

    Rt Hon Lilian Greenwood MP, Chair, Transport Select Committee

    Amanda Rowlatt, Chief Analyst and Strategy Director, Department for Transport, UK

    Tim Shoveller, Managing Director, UK Rail Division, Stagecoach Group

    Paul Stein, Chief Technology Officer, Rolls-Royce

  • 4:50pm
    Closing address: Space

    Rocket technology continues to advance but we should not forget that space technology also has the power to support transport networks on the ground, in the air and at sea.

  • 5:20pm
    Close of summit

Why Attend?

  • Explore business opportunities within the new mobility ecosystem 
  • Assess the potential impact of emerging transport solutions on jobs and lifestyles  
  • Learn how transport in cities is evolving with the rise of autonomy and connectivity
  • Discuss regulation of the use of personal data relating to transport activities
  • Hear what policymakers are doing to support innovation and investment 
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Who Will I Meet?

FT Live has a reputation for delivering very senior board level audiences to attend a wide range of world class thought-leadership events across the globe for nearly 40 years.

This event is crucial for the decision-makers from organisations in all sectors that stand to be commercially, socially and environmentally impacted by a redefined mobility ecosystem with new ways and means of transporting goods and people.

Sectors:

  • Transport Operators & Regulators
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
  • Transport Manufacturers
  • Transport industry infrastructure and equipment suppliers
  • Information technology suppliers
  • Energy & Power suppliers
  • Consultancies
  • Banks and Private Equity

Job Titles:

  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Technical Officer
  • Chief Engineer
  • Chief Investment Officer
  • Country Director
  • VP, Strategic Development
  • Head of R&D
  • Head of Operations
  • Head of Marketing
  • Head of Production
  • Head of Product Strategy
  • Head of Connectivity
  • Head of Automotive Standardization
  • Standardization Director
  • Commercial Director
  • Sales Director
  • Business Development Director
  • Director of Design
  • Research and Innovation Director
  • Director of Hybrid / Electric Vehicles
  • Director of Powertrain
  • Director of Product Management
  • Senior Partner, Automotive
  • Principal Analyst
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Venue

Hilton Tower Bridge Hotel
5 More London Place, Tooley Street
London SE1 2BY

United Kingdom

Tel: +44-203-002-4300

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Financial Times Live (FT Live) is the global conferences and events division of the Financial Times Group. Chaired by senior journalists from the Financial Times Group, the summits, conferences, awards and strategic forums organised by FT Live gather the world’s brightest minds and most influential decision-makers.

Exclusive on-stage interviews, stimulating presentations and lively panel debates – available on multiple content platforms – provide the cutting-edge insights, unique personalities and peer audience engagement that have the power to transform finance, business, politics, society and culture.

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. In 2016 the FT passed a significant milestone in its digital transformation as digital and services revenues overtook print revenues for the first time. The FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of more than 910,000 and makes 60% of revenues from its journalism.

Lead Sponsors (2)

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.
As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we turn complexity into opportunity.
Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.
We are over 2,600 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing, and transport, travel and logistics. And we operate globally from offices across the Americas, Europe, the Nordics and the Gulf.
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Based in London and New York, Smart is a strategic design company that helps people live better and work smarter. Since redesigning the iconic New York Taxi over a decade ago, our multi-disciplinary design experts continue to solve a range of modern mobility challenges from advancing the in-flight experience, helping established automakers break into the ride-sharing market, and reimagining the rear seat passenger experience. Launching category-defining products, services and experiences is our specialty.

As business challenges becoming more intertwined with omni-channel experiences, we’re launching innovation platforms, redefining customer journeys, helping clients launch into emerging markets, and envisioning entirely new revenue streams.

With a rich heritage in humanizing emerging technologies, and unique expertise in solutions that bridge the physical and digital, Smart provides real-world solutions to our client’s toughest challenges. No matter how technology evolves, our fundamental goal remains the same: make experiences more intuitive, enjoyable and relevant.

Founded in 1980, our clients include Ford, KIA, Lufthansa, New York Taxi, Nissan, PepsiCo, Samsung and Visa.

Exhibitor (1)

Ridecell is on a mission to empower new mobility operators, including OEMs, car rental companies, auto clubs, cities, transit agencies, dealer groups, and private fleets to launch, expand, and maximize the utilization of their own ridesharing and carsharing services. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company provides an intelligent software platform that runs new mobility services, such as carsharing, ridesharing, and autonomous fleet management. End-to-end integration and automation accelerate time to market, enabling Ridecell customers to launch mobility services quickly, operate efficiently, and scale revenues as business grows.

Founded in 2009, Ridecell has already processed over 20 million rides and rentals, and has a team of more than 100 professionals in the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia. In May 2018, Ridecell closed a Series B round of funding led by Cox Automotive and Initialized Capital. The company now powers new mobility offerings, including ReachNow, mobility service from the BMW Group, ZITY by Groupe Renault and Ferrovial, and GIG Carsharing service by AAA. In addition, Ridecell powers dynamic shuttle services for campuses such as Georgia Tech, UC Berkeley, UCSF, 3M, and transit agencies like SouthWest Transit.

Supporting Partners (3)

The Business Year (TBY) is a global media group specializing in economic news, research on national economies, and business intelligence across emerging markets. With operations in over 35 countries, we bring first-hand insights to investors, businesses, and governments worldwide.

FISITA is the international membership organisation that supports the automotive and mobility systems sector in its quest to advance technological development. Having delivered against this mission for every generation of engineers since 1948, we are uniquely placed to promote excellence in mobility engineering and the development of safe, sustainable and affordable mobility solutions.

Since creation, FISITA has seen significant growth in influence and relevance. Today our network of Member Societies and Corporate Members extend a reach to over 210,000 engineers in 37 countries, placing us at the heart of the industry and enabling members to connect with each other, network, share technological advancements and collaborate in a pre-competitive environment.

FISITA facilitates dialogue between engineers and industry, governments, academia, and environmental and standards organisations, across all areas of automotive and mobility systems technology. Achieved through organising and delivering internationally-acclaimed technical events, including the World Automotive Congress, World Mobility Summit, FISITA PLUS conference and EuroBrake, the world’s largest braking technology conference; as well as endorsing the significant events run by our Member Societies.

The FISITA Roadmap to 2020 strategic engagement plans see our organisation’s continued investment in the next generation of engineers through the ‘Your Future in Automotive’ initiative, the long-term ‘Engineer 2030’ project and ‘International Work Experience Programme’, while our recently formed Industry Committee is pioneering our strategic tracking of the evolving mobility sector through the FISITA Eco-System mapping project – ensuring that our organisation continues to deliver leadership and a relevant community to this and future generations of engineers.

Engineers create solutions, FISITA continues to support them to do so. 

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