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FT Future of Mobility Summit 2019

Revolutionising products and services for a connected world

London |
Speakers include:
Michael Peter

Michael Peter

Siemens Mobility

Marvin Rees

Marvin Rees

City of Bristol

Carol Chen

Carol Chen



After an incredibly successful 2019, the FT Future of Mobility Summit is back for 2020. Visit the 2020 website for all you need to know.

The new mobility ecosystem isn’t just set to change how we travel, it’s set to change how we live our lives. The cities we live in are increasingly connected, offering the perfect platforms to test new mobility solutions. The challenge lies in getting businesses and consumers to embrace this new era of mobility-related products and services by making them as accessible and sustainable as possible.

FT Future of Mobility Summit is a full day of networking and knowledge-sharing with an agenda designed to help decision-makers in all industries stay on track in a new era for transport. Skillfully moderated by the FT’s world-class journalists, an unrivalled selection of experts, innovators and influencers will delve into a wide range of issues:

  • What are the latest trends in autonomy and connectivity?
  • How can transport networks in cities be successfully updated with the latest mobility solutions?
  • Where are the business opportunities in the new mobility ecosystem?
  • Who should pay for the supporting infrastructure?
  • How can we make the future of mobility environmentally sustainable?
fallback Add to my Calendar 11/26/2019 08:00:0011/26/2019 18:30:00trueFT Future of Mobility Summit 2019After an incredibly successful 2019, the FT Future of Mobility Summit is back for 2020. Visit the 2020 website for all you need to know.The new mobility ecosystem isn’t just set to change how we travel, it’s set to change how we live our lives. The cities we live in are increasingly connected, offering the perfect platforms to test new mobility solutions. The challenge lies in getting businesses and consumers to embrace this new era of mobility-related products and services by making them as accessible and sustainable as possible.FT Future of Mobility Summit is a full day of networking and knowledge-sharing with an agenda designed to help decision-makers in all industries stay on track in a new era for transport. Skillfully moderated by the FT’s world-class journalists, an unrivalled selection of experts, innovators and influencers will delve into a wide range of issues:What are the latest trends in autonomy and connectivity?How can transport networks in cities be successfully updated with the latest mobility solutions?Where are the business opportunities in the new mobility ecosystem?Who should pay for the supporting infrastructure?How can we make the future of mobility environmentally sustainable?FT-Future-of-Mobility-Summit-201908681f1196b3e5c569abc1bbe4e18048MM/DD/YYYY

View photos from the 2019 Summit here.

View photos from the 2019 Summit here.



2019 Summit Highlights


2019 Video interviews with Summit speakers and guests


Speakers (28)

Michael Peter

Michael Peter

Siemens Mobility

Michael Peter studied electrical engineering at the Technical University of Braunschweig and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and after receiving his Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) in 1992, he joined Siemens. His subsequent career at Siemens, in various positions at Transportation Systems and Industrial Solutions, took him to Erlangen, Sacramento, Munich, Bangkok and Madrid. In 2015, he was named CEO of the Mobility Management Business Unit, headquartered in Berlin and in 2017 was appointed CEO of the Mobility Division (Siemens Mobility since 2018).

Marvin Rees

Marvin Rees

City of Bristol

Marvin Rees was elected Mayor of Bristol in May 2016, becoming the first directly elected City Mayor of Black African-Caribbean descent.

Marvin read Economic History and Politics at Swansea University, later achieving a Master’s degree in Political Theory and Government. He then attended Eastern University, Pennsylvania, completing a Master’s degree in Global Economic Development. He later undertook the prestigious Yale World Fellows programme. 

After beginning his career in the voluntary sector, Marvin worked in Washington, DC, on the response of faith-based organisations to President Clinton's Welfare Reform Bill. He later worked in both public health and radio broadcasting, becoming a journalist at BBC Radio Bristol.  Marvin founded the City Leadership Programme in 2012, which invests in the development of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, and continues as its director.   Marvin’s priorities are to tackle Bristol’s housing crisis by building more homes, improve transport across the city, ensure early intervention in health and progress social mobility through education. He developed the Bristol ‘City Office’, bringing together diverse organisations to work on the problems facing the city.

Carol Chen

Carol Chen

Vice President Global Lubricants Marketing

Carol Chen manages a diverse team exceeding 120 people operating in more than 80 countries delivering circa $25Bln revenue. With a passion for keeping ahead of the ever-accelerating digital transition, Carol champions teams to review smart data systems and strategies, personalized targeted marketing and customer-centricity to continue to change the way the business communicates and maintain growth across all lines of business as Shell leads the path through the energy transition.

With 20+ years experience in P&L, brand building, business strategy, full commercial acumen and multi-cultural team leadership, she has built high performance teams in 4 different regions: Greater China (based in China), North American (based in Canada & US HQ), Asia Pacific (based in Singapore) and Global (now based in London HQ).

Carol joined Shell in 2014 and has since focused on 3 key pillars that contribute to our ever-growing success, firstly the critical role that global lubricants play in keeping the world moving while ensuring this is achieved through more and cleaner energy solutions and by continuously reducing the carbon impact, secondly she has an unwavering view on the importance of digital transformation and the role of smart data, and she is also an ambassador for gender equality.

Carl Bayliss

Carl Bayliss

Vice President, Mobility and Home Energy

Carl Bayliss has spent the past 20 years working across global markets in the automotive industry, including spending more than a decade outside of the UK.  He has experience from working in both new, emerging and mature global environments, delivering strategies and diverse projects that add value for luxury brands and premium products.

Carl joined Centrica in May 2019, to play a role in transforming the energy giant to one which leads on the electrification of mobility and democratisation of renewable energy through home energy management.   To date, this has led to the company formally establishing strategic partnerships with global automotive OEMs, the deployment of home energy solutions pilots and the development of an integrated platform addressing the convergence of electric vehicles and energy in the home.

Andy Boland

Andy Boland

Addison Lee Group

Andy Boland is Chief Executive Officer of global premium ground transportation provider, Addison Lee Group (ALG). Having joined the Group as Chief Financial Officer, Andy took over as CEO in 2015 and is responsible for leading the growth of the business as it delivers over 10 million passenger journeys per annum across 83 countries, in more than 600 locations worldwide under two brands: Addison Lee and Tristar. Under his tenure, Andy has transformed ALG, working with government, industry bodies, and leading car manufacturers, to achieve the company’s commitment to create a zero-emissions capable fleet by 2022. A huge advocate for the development, exploration, and application of new technology, he is also leading the charge to deploy London’s first autonomous private hire vehicles by 2021, in partnership with Oxbotica.

After graduating with a first-class honours degree in Physics and Economics from Keele University, Andy qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1995 and as an Associate Corporate Treasurer in 1998. Prior to joining ALG, Andy served as Chief Financial Officer of AA for six years. He spent the earlier part of his career in the media industry, including four years as Group Finance Director at Taylor Nelson Sofres (now Kantar TNS), a FTSE 250 market research company, and three years at FTSE 100 advertising agency, WPP. Andy is currently Non-Executive Director of international healthcare and communications group, Huntsworth.

Patrick Carré

Patrick Carré

Vice President, Global Accounts and Businesses

Appointed Shell’s Vice President for Global Key Accounts and Global Businesses in 2018, Patrick Carré’s role is to partner with some of the world’s biggest companies and leverage Shell’s people, technology, and capabilities to find solutions for their needs. From fuels to lubricants, Patrick fosters key relationships with major customers across sectors. Patrick joined Shell in 2000 and has worked in a range of roles, including management consultancy and Lubricants Strategy. Prior to his current role he was the General Manager for Shell’s Retail petrol station business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and he was responsible for transforming the business in one of Shell’s most important fuels retail markets. 

Henrique  Constantino

Henrique Constantino

Comporte and Gol Airlines

Henrique Constantino is the Founder of Comporte, one of the largest business groups in Brazil. The group has over 60 companies, including more than 30 exclusively dedicated to the mobility sector. The group companies operate in the public and private sectors and are responsible for several concessions of public transportation; Light Rail Vehicles (LRV) and also for the largest civil aviation company in Brazil, GOL Transportes Aéreos SA, which operates more than 860 daily departures.

Graeme Cooper

Graeme Cooper

Project Director – Electric Vehicles
National Grid

Graeme Cooper leads National Grid’s work on electric vehicles and the decarbonisation of transport by leading and coordinating all the work relating to the UK regulated business of National Grid.  National Grid separated the Transmission Ownership (TO) from the System Operation (SO) in April 2019, although Graeme has a corporate function, he will be representing the TO business of National Grid externally.  His work helps the Government, the energy and automotive industry’s transition towards zero emission vehicles. With over a decade in communications infrastructure and over a decade in low/zero carbon electricity, Graeme is a well-known and highly respected energy industry expert.

Graeme is a graduate of Oxford Brookes University (BSc 1997) and Bi Norwegian Business School (MBA Energy 2016).

Graeme takes his decarbonisation work home, his home is effectively zero emissions as he sources his power from zero-carbon sources, drives a PHEV and BEV and heats his home using ground source heat pumps.

Caroline Decker

Caroline Decker

Vice President Northeast Corridor Service Line

Under Caroline Decker’s strategic leadership, the NECSL is responsible for driving revenue and ridership growth on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC). The 457-mile NEC mainline connects five major metropolitan cities – Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington – which rely on Acela and Northeast Regional services for a significant share of business and leisure travel. With the 2021 launch of the next generation of Acela trains, the 2020 opening of a new passenger facility in New York City - the Moynihan Train Hall, and replacing the Northeast Regional fleet (procurement underway), the NEC is poised for a new era of innovation and transformation that will elevate the customer experience as NEC demand reaches record levels.

Honored with Railway Age’s “Women in Rail” award in 2017, Caroline is a founding member of “Notch 8 - Women of Amtrak,” Amtrak’s first company-wide women’s affinity group. Named after the maximum throttle position in diesel locomotives, Notch 8 is focused on promoting professional development, career advancement and mentoring. Caroline grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and holds a BS in Political Science from Arizona State University and an MBA
from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Daniel Helldén

Daniel Helldén

Vice Mayor for Traffic
City of Stockholm

Daniel Helldén has a PhD in Political Sciences, and long-term experience as an elected official representing the Green Party.  Before becoming a member of the Stockholm City Council in 2011 he was engaged in the politics of Gnesta municipality and the Regional Council of Sörmland. In 2011 he was elected Opposition Vice Mayor by the Stockholm City Council. After the general elections of 2014, the City Council elected Daniel Helldén Vice Mayor for Traffic and he was re-elected to the position in 2018.

Mary Hewitt

Mary Hewitt

Strategy and Policy Director

Mary Hewitt has been strategy and Policy Director for Arriva UK Trains since 2017. She is a key part of the Arriva UK Trains leadership team, sitting on the boards of the Train Operating Companies. Mary’s expertise is in developing pragmatic policy solutions, understanding the commercial implications of policy, driving performance improvement and setting and delivering future strategies, against a changing backdrop.

Prior to joining Arriva, Mary worked in policy and strategy roles in the UK power sector where she was responsible for understanding and influencing the commercial implications of government policy on existing and future assets and played a key part in the development of the Electricity Market Reform. She started her career in strategy consultancy, with PwC initially before working for a smaller strategy consultancy, Corven. There she led multiple international assignments across a range of clients, taking her to a variety of places such as West Africa, the USA, The Netherlands and Russia.

She has a First Class MEng in Chemical Engineering with Management from the University of Birmingham.

Angela  Hultberg

Angela Hultberg

Head of Sustainable Mobility
Ingka Group

Angela Hultberg is the global Head of Sustainable Mobility at Ingka Group (formerly IKEA Group). She leads efforts related to the sustainable mobility agenda, reducing customer and co-worker travel emissions as well as achieving zero-emission home deliveries and services.

Previously, Angela was leading the sustainability work within Customer Fulfilment, focusing on creating a truly sustainable multichannel network for Ingka Group. This included lowering emissions, working with circular initiatives and waste reduction, supply chain management and much more.
Angela holds a masters of law degree from Lund University and has worked for PwC and Scania before joining Ingka Group.

Michael  Hurwitz

Michael Hurwitz

Director of Transport Innovation
Transport for London

Michael Hurwitz is passionate about socially-positive technology. An internationally recognised leader in future mobility, he created the UK’s national programmes on electromobility and autonomy and is now responsible for making sure transport in London is ready for the future. His team seeks out market innovators, encourages the testing and implementation of new business models or services that could help address the challenges facing the city and sets the policy frameworks to ensure new innovations work for all. Michael has brought an entrepreneurial spirit to public service, working tirelessly to realise the potential of low-emission vehicles, connectivity and other technologically advanced transportation solutions for London and the UK.

Barbara Kathmann

Barbara Kathmann

Vice Mayor
City of Rotterdam

Barbara Kathmann has been a Vice Mayor in Rotterdam since 2018.  Representing the PvdA (Labor Party), she is responsible for the economy.  Barbara studied Law and History of International Relations at Utrecht University. In recent years, she worked as an editor and reporter, including for broadcasting association LLiNK and Netherlands Public Broadcasting’s Radio 1. She was also Director of the Giovanni van Bronckhorst Foundation. In addition, in 2010 she cofounded children’s charity Jarige Job Foundation, which she chaired for two years. In 2014, Barbara started her political career as a councillor and deputy party leader for Rotterdam’s local Labor Party, becoming its leader in 2018.

Blair LaCorte

Blair LaCorte


Blair LaCorte is an accomplished leader and strategist with a long history of leveraging his change management skills to drive operational alignment and company growth. Prior to AEye, he served as global president of PRG, the world’s largest live event technology and services company. He was also CEO of XOJET, one of the fastest growing aviation companies in history and the largest private charter company in North America. He also served as a managing director and operating partner at TPG, a premier private equity firm with over $91B in global investments. LaCorte has held numerous executive and general management positions in private and public technology and investment companies throughout his career, including: VerticalNet, ICGE, Savi Technologies, Autodesk and Sun Microsystems. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maine and holds an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, where he later served as an executive fellow at the Center for Digital Strategies. He has garnered numerous patents across several domains, served on the Senate’s High Tech Advisory Board, and has been named an “Innovator of the Year” by NASA. LaCorte is an investor and astronaut in training with Virgin Galactic, as well as an Investor in Moon Express, designer of the next generation of robotic spacecraft systems.

Dan Levy

Dan Levy

Senior Equity Research Analyst
Credit Suisse

Dan Levy is a Director at Credit Suisse, serving as the senior equity research analyst for the US Autos and Auto Parts sector. He joined Credit Suisse in 2018. Prior to Credit Suisse, Dan spent seven years at Barclays as part of the US Autos equity research team. He has also worked at UBS in Equity Capital Markets, and at Morgan Stanley in Private Wealth Management. Dan holds an AB in History and Economics from the University of Chicago, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a CFA charterholder.

Emma Loxton

Emma Loxton

McKinsey & Company

Emma Loxton is a partner with McKinsey in London, working in transport and infrastructure. She has served clients in both the public and private sector. She specialises in strategic transformation – redesigning the way businesses operate to succeed in a changing environment.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Emma was a senior policy advisor at the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit.

Augusto Neves Dal Pozzo

Augusto Neves Dal Pozzo

Lawyer and Founding Partner
Dal Pozzo Advogados

Augusto Neves Dal Pozzo is a lawyer and founding partner of the Dal Pozzo Law Firm, one of the most important Brazilian law firms in the area of Public Law. He is Professor of Administrative Law and Fundamentals of Public Law at the renowned law school of the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), and in the international sphere, Professor of the Permanent Group of the post-graduate course at the University of Coruña in Spain.  He is invited Professor of the post-graduate course in Administrative Law at the University of Belgrano, in Argentina; guest Professor of the course Business and Compliance at Barry University, in the United States, and a member of the faculty of the MBA focused on PPP’s and Concessions at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in association with the School of Sociology and politics Foundation of  São Paulo(FESPSP). He holds a post-graduate degree in the Management Program for Lawyers and in Corporate Governance, from the Yale School of Management, and an executive post-graduate in Infrastructure in the Market Economy, from Harvard Kennedy School.

Jan Tijs Nijssen

Jan Tijs Nijssen

Associate Partner
McKinsey & Company

Jan Tijs Nijssen is an Associate Partner in McKinsey’s Amsterdam office, with a primary focus on urban mobility systems and how smart technologies and related business models can make transport of goods and people more effective. Jan Tijs works with a broad set of public and private clients in the transport and logistics sector, ranging from rail and urban transit operators, postal service operators to car leasing. He is also part of McKinsey Centre for Future of Mobility.

Jan Tijs holds an MSc in Applied Mathematics from Delft University of Technology.

Dennis Nobelius

Dennis Nobelius


Dennis Nobelius is the CEO of Zenuity, the Joint Venture between Volvo Cars & Veoneer. He has an extensive experience within product development and leading positions within manufacturing. Before joining Zenuity, he was the Managing Director of Volvo Car Switzerland. Previous major achievements were to lead the development for the All-New Volvo XC90 (including the new SPA platform), and simultaneously lead the development of the Volvo 90 model range (S90, V90 and V90 Cross Country). His background also covers running an entrepreneurial IT business and he has a PhD degree in Technology Management.

Sebastian Peck

Sebastian Peck

Managing Director
InMotion Ventures

Sebastian Peck is Managing Director of InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital arm. Sebastian started his career at the Boston Consulting Group and later joined the TMT advisory team of UBS Investment Bank, providing corporate finance services for telecoms, media and technology clients. For the past nine years, Sebastian has been involved in early-stage technology businesses as an investor and operator. Since joining InMotion Ventures, he led investments in areas such as shared mobility, insurance tech, data analytics and consumer travel, and to date achieved three successful exits. He is also the Executive Chairman of THE OUT, Jaguar Land Rover's premium on-demand car booking service, which successfully launched in London in April 2019. Sebastian holds an MA in History from the University of Cambridge, an MSc with Distinction in Philosophy and Public Policy from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from London Business School. 

Natalia Quintero

Natalia Quintero

Program Director
Transit Tech Lab

As founding director of the Transit Tech Lab, Natalia Quintero works with mobility innovators and leaders at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to help shape the future of transit in New York City. In just one year, the MTA has estimated that the Transit Tech Lab generated $10-$20 million in value to the public transit system. Previously, she built and ran the Parity Professional Program, now Declare, a community of 500+ women in venture capital, private equity and technology across London, New York and San Francisco. She is a graduate of Columbia University.

Fernando Romero

Fernando Romero

Director and Founder

Fernando Romero is the founder and director of FR-EE, a global architecture and design firm. He was named a Global Leader of Tomorrow at the World Economic Forum in 2002, one of the 50 Most Influential Designers by Fast Company in 2012, and became an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 2013. He lectures and teaches internationally, notably at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Columbia University.

Lars Stenqvist

Lars Stenqvist

Chief Technology Officer
Volvo Group

Lars Stenqvist has been Executive Vice President Group Trucks Technology and Volvo Group Chief Technology Officer since 2016. Previously he was Head of R&D and CTO at Volkswagen Truck & Bus from 2015-2016 and Senior Vice President Vehicle Definition R&D at Scania from 2007-2015. Prior to that he held various senior positions at Scania, starting in1992.

Andreas  Tschiesner

Andreas Tschiesner

Senior Partner
McKinsey & Company

Andreas Tschiesner is a Senior Partner in McKinsey's Munich Office. He leads its Automotive and Assembly Industries sector in EMEA, working for clients in the automotive, electronics and manufacturing industry. Andreas also spent several years with McKinsey in Japan and South-East-Asia.

He is a global co-leader of McKinsey's Centre for Future Mobility (MCFM), a leading think-tank that analyses disruptive trends in the automotive industry.  He joined McKinsey in 1996 and has international experience at automotive OEMs, suppliers and machinery companies.

Tony Whitehorn

Tony Whitehorn

Executive Advisor

Tony Whitehorn has worked in the automotive industry for more than 35 years. He has held senior positions with Renault and Toyota and was President and CEO of Hyundai in the UK for 14 years. He was inducted into the AM (Automotive Management) Hall of Fame in 2019 after taking Hyundai from 23rd to 9th in the market during his tenure. Tony stepped down in April 2019 recognising the opportunities in the wider mobility sector. He is now a NED/Executive Advisor for a number of companies including a start-up and a global IT services company, Endava, where he is helping to expand the Endava mobility proposition into new and existing clients.

Sarah-Jayne Williams

Sarah-Jayne Williams

Director, Mobility
Ford Europe

Sarah-Jayne Williams leads Ford of Europe’s mobility division where she is responsible for developing new urban mobility solutions. Based in Ford’s Mobility office in London she focuses on addressing the changing mobility needs of urban dwellers in major European cities.  She joined Ford in September 2017 from Bearing Point UK where she was a Partner, specializing in Automotive and Digital. Prior to spending 14 years in the consulting industry, Sarah-Jayne worked for Motorola leading its business and technology transformation programs

Christian Wolmar

Christian Wolmar

Writer and Broadcaster

Christian Wolmar is an award-winning writer and broadcaster specialising in transport and is the author of a series of books on railway history. He is acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading commentators on transport matters. After graduating from Warwick university in 1971, Christian worked on various publications including  the Hampstead and Highgate Express, the London Daily News and the Observer.  His interest in transport began when he was appointed the Independent’s transport correspondent in 1992 and he has had a fortnightly column in Rail since 1994. In 2011, he was the captain of the Warwick team of graduates in Christmas University Challenge, which reached the final of the competition. Christian now divides his time between journalism, media appearances, writing books and political campaigning, having stood in the Richmond by-election in 2016. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and railway events, and regularly appears on TV and radio. Although he mainly concentrates on transport matters, he has covered many other social policy issues and has written on a wide range of other subjects, from cricket to the Private Finance Initiative.


Chair and moderators (3)

Peter  Campbell

Peter Campbell

Global Motor Industry Correspondent
Financial Times

Peter Campbell is the Financial Times’ Global 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, Peter 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. Peter holds a BA in Politics from the University of York. Follow Peter on Twitter @Petercampbell1

Vanessa  Houlder

Vanessa Houlder

Lex Writer
Financial Times

Vanessa Houlder is a Lex Writer in London, covering a range of industries and cross-sectoral issues. Prior to this, she was Tax Correspondent, Environment Correspondent, Technology Correspondent, Management Writer and Property Correspondent for the Financial Times. She has also written a column about UK smaller companies and reported on science and economics.

John Thornhill

John Thornhill

Innovation Editor
Financial Times

John Thornhill was appointed Innovation Editor in February 2016 with a brief to deepen the FT’s coverage of technology and write a regular column on its impact on our economies, societies, and lives. For the previous seven years he was deputy editor and news editor helping to steer the FT’s global news agenda.

Since joining the FT in 1988 as a graduate trainee, John has also worked as the Europe edition editor, Paris bureau chief, world news editor, Asia editor, Moscow bureau chief, Lex columnist and companies reporter.

He founded and runs the FT's 125 executive forum, which holds monthly meetings for senior executives from a range of industries. Previous speakers have included Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey, Ana Botin, and Mark Carney. He hosts FT Tech Tonic, a weekly podcast on the impact of technology. John is also the founder of Sifted, an FT-backed startup media site for Europe's next generation entrepreneurs.

Agenda - 26th Nov

  • 8:00am
    Breakfast and Registration
  • 9:00am
    Opening Remarks

    Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 9:05am
    Flash Forward: Architecture, infrastructure, democracy and mobility

    In a world full of social challenges, the Architecture of Infrastructure can become a tool to support citizens and a framework to boost sustainable growth. This session will explore how architecture and politics are an intertwined, complex affair with mobility at its core.

    Fernando Romero, Director and Founder, FR-EE

  • 9:25am
    Reshaping City Mobility

    Policymakers can control the pace of progress in adopting new mobility solutions.  How can they balance factors like the demand for increased operational capacity with the cost of building new transport infrastructure when making decisions?  What is the economic impact of mobility development across cities?

    Barbara Kathmann, Vice Mayor, City of Rotterdam

    Marvin Rees, Mayor, City of Bristol

    Moderator     Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 9:55am
    Panel: Innovative Mobility Solutions for a Connected World
    • Which technologies form the foundation of the new mobility ecosystem?
    • How can 5G connectivity revolutionise mobility?
    • What are some of the latest mobility-related data applications?
    • How can battery technology be improved?
    • What advances in infrastructure technology are we seeing?

    Presentation:   Tony Whitehorn, Executive Advisor, Endava

    Natalia Quintero, Program Director, Transit Tech Lab

    Sarah-Jayne Williams, Director, Mobility, Ford Europe

    Moderator   John Thornhill, Innovation Editor, Financial Times

  • 10:40am
    Powering the Future of Mobility

    How the transport sector evolves will have a significant impact on efforts to address the dual challenge of meeting rising energy demand and tackling climate change. This session will explore the important role that mobility can play in tackling that dual challenge.

    Carol Chen, Vice President Global Lubricants Marketing, Shell

  • 11:00am
    Morning Refreshments
  • 11:20am
    Case Study: Autonomy in Action

    Fully autonomous deliveries may be many years out, but automated trucks are already on course to bring safer, cleaner and more efficient solutions to customers. Hear how one pilot program is providing evidence to support both the effectiveness of the technology along with the human and business cases for adopting it.

    Lars Stenqvist, Chief Technology Officer, Volvo Group

  • 11:40am
    Preparing for the Mass-Electrification of Transport

    The rise of electric vehicles will test the limits of energy infrastructure and disrupt the market for energy supply. Who is responsible for what? Can energy grids cope with increased demand? Will energy prices rise across the board?

    Carl Bayliss, Vice President, Mobility, Centrica

    Graeme Cooper, Project Director - Electric Vehicles, National Grid

    Moderator     Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 12:10pm
    Panel: The Future of Urban Mobility
    • How is personal and societal demand for transport in cities evolving?
    • What are some of the public-private collaborations transforming urban mobility
    • How are urban transport networks evolving to take advantage of increased connectivity?
    • How can we make cities ready for the shift to electric vehicles?
    • What are the best ways to address congestion and improve road safety in cities?

    Keynote:   Daniel Helldén, Vice Mayor of Traffic, City of Stockholm

    Andy Boland, CEO, Addison Lee Group

    Caroline Decker, Vice President, Northeast Corridor Service Line, Amtrak

    Michael Hurwitz, Director of Transport Innovation, Transport for London

    Moderator   John Thornhill, Innovation Editor, Financial Times

  • 1:00pm
    Networking Lunch
  • 2:00pm
    Lex Debate: Will Companies See a Return on Investment in Self-Driving Cars Within the Next Decade?

    The technology behind autonomous vehicles is advancing rapidly and many companies are committed to bringing them onto the road soon. But success will depend on more than just making them safe and practical. Companies will also have to count on sufficient demand from consumers, friendly regulation and other factors.

    Dan Levy, Senior Equity Research Analyst, Credit Suisse

    Christian Wolmar, Writer and Broadcaster

    Moderator   Vanessa Houlder, Lex Writer, Financial Times

  • 2:40pm

     Michael Peter, CEO, Siemens Mobility

  • 3:00pm

    Emma Loxton, Partner, McKinsey & Company

    Andreas Tschiesner, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

  • 3:20pm
    Afternoon Refreshments
  • 3:40pm
    Brazil: a country in constant motion

    Augusto Neves Dal Pozzo, Lawyer and Founding Partner, Dal Pozzo Advogados

  • 3:55pm
    Panel: Doing Business in the New Mobility Ecosystem
    • Where is investment in new mobility solutions strongest?
    • In the new era of mobility-related products and services, who will be the winners and losers?
    • How are partnerships finding ways to monetise multi-modal transport models?
    • How should personal data on transport being collected and regulated?
    • Can electric and autonomous vehicles achieve cost competitiveness with conventional vehicles? 

    Patrick Carré, Vice President, Global Accounts and Businesses, Shell

    Mary Hewitt, Strategy and Policy Director, Arriva

    Blair LaCorte, President, AEye

    Sebastian Peck, Managing Director, InMotion Ventures

    Moderator   Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 4:35pm
    Global conversation: The Future of Mobility and Climate Change

    Tackling climate change requires a coordinated global transition to low emission mobility solutions. Are commitments being made on the shift to electric vehicles achievable and sustainable? How can we make progress in a way that supports jobs, growth, investment and innovation?

    Henrique Constantino, Founder, Comporte and Gol Airlines

    Jan Tijs Nijssen, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

    Angela Hultberg, Head of Sustainable Mobility, Ingka Group

    Moderator   Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 5:15pm
    Presentation: Enough hype. Self-driving cars are not about who is first, but who is safest

    Dennis Nobelius, CEO, Zenuity

  • 5:30pm
    Closing Remarks and Drinks Reception

Who attends?

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.


  • 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

Last year's attendees included senior executives from:

Abellio – Arriva – Avis – BMW – British Airways – Campaign for Better Transport – Chiltern Railways – Department for Transport – DHL – East Midlands Trains – EasyJet – Eddie Stobart – Eurostar – First Group – Gett – GoAhead – Heathrow Airport – Hitachi – HS2 – Ocado – Rail Delivery Group – Rolls Royce – RSSB – Stagecoach – TfL – Transport for West Midlands – Transport Systems Catapult – TUI Group – TRL - Uber


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


“An excellent event to keep up to date on emerging technology in the transport sector.” 

“An excellent balance of topics delivered by expert speakers, with engaging moderators and great networking!” 
Johnson Matthey

“Good selection of speakers and panellists. Well organised and thought through agenda.”
Dept. for Transport, UK Government

“Simply the best conferences there are, whatever level you're at.” 
We Know Media Co.

“A great range of high calibre speakers and topics. A nice mix of talks, interviews and panels.” 
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The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

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Dal Pozzo Advogados Law Firm has been in the legal market for over 25 years. The firm's history is marked by outstanding performance in the field of public law, and by providing legal advice and consultancy to private companies, government entities and agents. The firm was responsible for modeling the first PPP in Brazil in the area of basic sanitation. It is a reference in the preparation of structured projects and in the monitoring of contractual performance and incidental events involving control and accountability.Through its partners, who are also members of the Brazilian Institute of Infrastructure Legal Studies - IBEJI, the firm plays an active role in the National Congress in the main legislative discussions. Currently, it takes part in the committees dealing with the new regulatory milestone for PPPs and concessions, and for basic sanitation.

Siemens Mobility is a separately managed company of Siemens AG. As a leader in transport solutions for more than 160 years, Siemens Mobility is constantly innovating its portfolio in its core areas of rolling stock, rail automation and electrification, turnkey systems, intelligent traffic systems as well as related services. With digitalization, Siemens Mobility is enabling mobility operators worldwide to make infrastructure intelligent, increase value sustainably over the entire lifecycle, enhance passenger experience and guarantee availability. In fiscal 2018, which ended on September 30, 2018, the former Siemens Mobility Division posted revenue of €8.8 billion and had around 34,200 employees worldwide. Further information is available at:

Shell is an international energy company with expertise in the exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

Shell's purpose is to power progress together with more and cleaner energy solutions. We believe that rising standards of living for a growing global population are likely to continue to drive demand for energy, including oil and gas, for years to come. At the same time, technology changes and the need to tackle climate change means there is a transition underway to a lower-carbon, multisource energy system.

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McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm committed to helping organisations create Change that Matters.

In more than 130 cities and 65 countries, our teams help clients across the private, public and social sectors shape bold strategies and transform the way they work, embed technology where it unlocks value, and build capabilities to sustain the change. Not just any change, but Change that Matters – for their organisations, their people, and in turn society at large.

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AEye is an artificial perception pioneer and creator of iDAR™, a new form of intelligent data collection that acts as the eyes and visual cortex of autonomous vehicles. iDAR fuses solid-state agile LiDAR with a low-light HD camera, then integrates artificial intelligence to create a smart sensor that is fully software definable. AEye has pioneered breakthroughs in intelligent sensing, delivering accurate, intelligent data that enables effective, efficient, and safe vehicle autonomy. The company is backed by world-renowned investors and strategic partners including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Taiwania Capital, Intel Capital, Airbus Ventures, Hella Ventures, LG Electronics, Subaru-SBI, and Aisin.

Centrica plc is an international energy and services company. Our purpose is to provide energy and services to satisfy the changing needs of our customers.

We’ve been serving customers for over 200 years and aim to be at the centre of their daily lives - central to helping them run their world.

Under the Centrica Business Solutions banner, we deliver integrated energy solutions, combining distributed energy technologies and a variety of commercial options to help businesses and other large energy users to improve performance and cost management, strengthen resilience, and create opportunities for growth.

Endava is a leading technology service provider.  We help clients in the mobility space to reimagine the relationship between people and technology, through product and technology strategies, intelligent experiences and world-class engineering.  Businesses have the flexible, scalable technology platforms to work in an agile way, helping them to become more engaging, responsive and efficient.  In a sector facing ongoing disruption, Endava helps strategise new ideas that utilise technology in different ways, working with clients on their journey from idea generation to development and deployment.  Connect with us to understand how we’ve helped businesses get ready for future opportunities in mobility, through agile platforms and ways of working. 

ZENUITY is a leading developer of software systems for self-driving cars (AD, Autonomous Driving) and driver-assisting technology (ADAS, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems). Our flexible approach helps us integrate closely with our clients within the automotive industry, resulting in quick delivery of new technologies. Zenuity is a Joint Venture between Volvo Cars and Veoneer, and was founded in 2017. Cuurrently has more than 700 employees in Sweden, Germany, USA and China.

Supporting Partner (2)

Cities Today is the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders.


Nikkei is a trusted media brand in Asia, known for its quality journalism and capability in providing business news and information. Founded as a market news media in Japan in 1876, Nikkei has grown to be one of the largest media conglomerates with 37 foreign editorial bureaus and approximately 1500 journalists worldwide, with another global media brand, the Financial Times, joining in our group in 2015. Nikkei is continually deploying new technology to find new ways to deliver news as a reliable source of information for the global community.