Head of InnovationNational Grid
Director, Director of Government Affairs, UKLime
Manager of Alternative FuelsToyota
Managing Directornextbike UK Limited
Head of Urban MobilityAirbus
Co-FounderSmart City Alliance
CEO and FounderEasyMile
5G Programme LeadDepartment for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
AuthorSmart City Smart Mobility
COOEvolve Media Group
DirectorGreen Commute Initiative
DirectorCentre of Excellence for Cities
PrincipalFuture Mobility Consulting
Innovation Strategy LeadCivil Aviation Authority
CEOHello Lamp Post
Head of Commercial DevelopmentImmense
Managing Director - UKTuro
Head of marketingSkedGo
Head of Innovation - Energy Networks AssociationFuture Energy Leader at World Energy Council
Chief Executive, Non-Executive DirectorCharity Trustee & UK Government representative on energy efficiency
Head of Strategy and InnovationFranklin Energy
Co-Chair of the Business Strategy & Solution LifecycleIndustrial Internet Consortium (IIC)
Head of UKGetaround
Smart Energy Applications ManagerEDF Energy
Strategic Investor – MobilityInnoEnergy
Founder Managing Directorliftshare
LeaderSmarter Cambridge Transport
Policy ManagerEnergy UK
Policy & Public Affairs ManagerSmart Energy GB
Head of PolicyEnergy Saving Trust
Group Directors of OperationsEnergy Saving Trust
Managing DirectorE Smart Networks
Head of Smart MobilityDG Cities
Mobility Partnerships Managerwhat3words
Business Unit DirectorSchneider Electric
Head of Computer ScienceLondon South Bank University (LSBU)
Regional Marketing ManagerMiovision
Chairman of the Board5G IA Infrastructure Association
Research ManagerCentre for London
AI & IoT Alliance DirectorAAEON
ADAS System ArchitectInfineon
Head of London Connectory & Urban Mobility Innovation Manager LondonBosch
Product Sales SpecialistCisco Meraki
European Commercial DirectorPowerhydrant
Head of MarketingHERE Mobility
SVP & Founding TeamCharge
Chief ExecutiveRenewable Energy Association (REA)
Communications, Engagement and Partnerships ManagementBristol City Council
Global Head of Digital ServicesBurohappold
Senior academic and ResearcherRavensbourne University London
Zero Emission Mobility LeadFoot Anstey
Innovation Lead for Connected TransportInnovate UK
CEO – European BusinessMTR Corporation
Co-Founder & DirectorAllowAIR
DSR & Battery Storage LeadVeolia
Mark Herring leads the Strategy function for National Grid System Operator. Prior to this he was Head of Innovation for the System Operator, and has experience in rapidly transforming organisations and industry across the globe.
His current work combines an understanding of the long term uncertainty in the energy industry through the Future Energy Scenarios, with its application in informing the long term direction of industry, policy, and the GB System Operator. He is also chair of the ENA Open Networks Whole Energy System workstream, which is the first forum for collaboration by energy networks across both gas and electricity.
Mark’s focus is on taking a whole energy system perspective on the challenge of decarbonising our energy system, which spans diverse topics ranging from open data in smart flexible energy systems, the system impact of electric vehicles, carbon capture and storage, and the potential of a hydrogen economy in GB.
Jason Iftakhar is the co founder of Swifty Scooters Ltd. He is the driving force behind the Swifty Scooters brand and dedicated to steering the company towards high growth and international success.
He's a talented industrial product designer and entrepreneur. Has great communication and presentation skills, is a mentor and natural team leader. Jason is the original creator of the SwiftyONE folding scooter. His passion for sustainable design, innovation and the great outdoors is the very foundation of Swifty Scooters.
As Chief Technology Officer Scott is responsible for defining and implementing Vodafone's Technology strategy and driving forward key initiatives, including the use of artificial intelligence, 5G and full fibre broadband, all of which will power the new digital economy. Scott joined Vodafone UK in February 2018. Prior to this, he worked in a range of senior roles at Vodafone Group, having joined the business in 2009 as Business Products and Services Director. In 2012, Scott was appointed Group Technology Enterprise Director, and in this role he led product development across connectivity, IoT and converged communications. During Scott's tenure, Vodafone has secured market leading positions in several areas of Enterprise services, including IoT, fixed network services and unified communications. Scott joined Vodafone from Dimension Data where he held various positions, including running their Global Services Business and serving as CIO.
Alan is Director of Government Affairs for the UK, Ireland & Nordics for Lime. Prior to beginning this role in Autumn 2018, Alan worked within Uber's Public Policy team. Before moving into the tech sector, Alan worked in politics in both the UK and USA for several years. A graduate of the University of Manchester, Alan also holds a Master of Public Policy from the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford.
Ms. Pallàs manages regional expansion in Europe for Scoot, as well as government relations and public affairs. She previously held increasingly senior roles in marketing, strategic relations, operations and general management for Hailo and mytaxi. Civil Engineer, completed her Executive Education at IESE Business School.
Harini Kulatunga is Head of Airbus Urban Mobility in the United Kingdom. In this role, she steers the development of urban air mobility customer solutions to meet market requirements. Previously, Harini worked in Airbus’ Unmanned Aerial Systems program line as Head of Future Solutions. She has a strong scientific research background, and was previously in the office of the Chief Technology Officer at BP. There she worked on ideation then adoption of emerging technologies and subsequently on scaling digital technologies to bring operational efficiencies, increased safety, and cost reduction to front-line business units. She holds a PhD in Signal Processing from the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering at University of Sheffield, United Kingdom and a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering the Birla Institute of Technology, India.
In 2014, Gilbert Gagnaire heard about the concept of driverless shuttles. Conscious of the disappearance of transport services in rural areas, he saw strong potential in offering a new mobility solution where traditional transportation methods are no longer economically viable. With the help of four robotic engineering experts, he launched EasyMile. From day one, Mr Gagnaire established the company both in France and in Singapore to fully benefit from the dynamism of the Asia-Pacific region.
Within four years, Gilbert Gagnaire and his team have deployed over 230 autonomous vehicle projects, driven 400,000 km and carried 380,000 passengers. The company's customers include the largest transport operators, municipalities, airports, private companies, business parks and universities.
Today, the company has offices on four continents, with headquarters in Toulouse (France) and regional offices in Singapore, Denver (U.S.A), Berlin (Germany) and Adelaide (Australia). Gilbert Gagnaire has secured financial and technological support from Alstom, Continental and Bpifrance.
EasyMile’s state-of-the-art solutions revolutionise passenger and goods transportation with completely new mobility options.
Tony Sceales leads Programme Development on the DCMS 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme. Tony has spent more than 25 years in the telecoms and technology industries, working on major projects at global firms including BT, IBM, Telstra, KPN, Swisscom, Prudential and China Gas, as well as with growth start-up innovators. He is an ambassador and former executive committee member of the TM Forum and collaborated on producing some of the key thinking around partnership business models and B2B2X trading. His role at DCMS is to establish 5G projects across the UK and industry sectors to encourage successful 5G investment and adoption.
The GCI is the industry-leading cycle to work scheme; the first with no £1,000 limit. Established in 2016 as a not-for-profit social enterprise, GCI’s vision is to get commuters out of cars and onto any kind of bike to help reduce toxic air and congestion from cars as well improve health and wellbeing. GCI; make a difference, every day.
Stephen is an experienced business leader and a recognised authority on energy storage technologies. He is the inventor of Carbon-Ion and he founded ZapGo Limited in 2013 to produce the next generation of energy storage devices based on this technology platform, with four core values: to be faster charging, safer, longer lasting and more recyclable than lithium batteries. Stephen has taken several technology businesses through concept, design and then into production. He launched the first ever CE-marked hydrogen fuel cell product. He previously ran a $1bn business unit at IBM. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and is a Freeman of the Guild of Entrepreneurs in the City of London.
Niels Kaae aims to turn GreenMobility into the preferred sharing mobility partner for local operators. He leverages his 10 years of successfully changing ground transport, from radically increasing digital bookings in Copenhagen at Taxa 4x35, to building global platforms for supply and demand of taxis and PHV fleets at G7 (Paris) and Karhoo (London). An avid cyclist, and demanding user of shared and public transport, Niels has deliberately given up his private car ownership to live the green way.
Commercial E-mobility expert - providing strategic and operational services to companies looking to adopt Electric Vehicles
Poppy is an experienced programme manager leading on partner relationships at Zenzic. Having begun her career as a management consultant working for both government and industry clients with a focus on large scale change projects, Poppy then moved to Wayra to work with start-ups, launching and leading on the GCHQ Cyber Security Accelerator.
Holly has a BSc Hons in Computer Science, more than 20 years business management experience in blue chip brands and now runs her own start-up consultancy, dedicated to the connected and autonomous vehicle market. Beep Consulting works in Testing and Simulation, Deployment of 5G for CAVs, Skills, consumer CAV events, Digital Insurance and R&D . Holly lives in Teddington with her family and loves to salsa dance, which is great as she also has a penchant for chocolate cake.
Leading the CAA’s Regulatory Lab team which looks to develop regulatory responses to new and emerging challenges in the aviation sector- particularly in the form of new technologies and business models.
I obtained an MA in politics and an LLB and a PGD in Law from the University of Glasgow before moving to Leiden University in the Netherlands and gaining an and an LLM in law (specialising in International Law). During that time I worked as part of the prosecution team on the first war crimes case against a Head of State. When I returned to the UK I qualified as a solicitor with a major commercial law firm in Scotland. After spending two years working on regulatory law and litigations in a range of different sectors I moved to London to work for a boutique firm specialised in international litigation. I then joined the Commonwealth Secretariat where I spent two years advising member states on how to respond to new trends in cyber crime and security including drafting legislation and regulations. This meant a lot of travelling around the member states but also representing the Commonwealth at UN, Council of Europe and EU meetings. I then moved to the body responsible for internet infrastructure (ICANN) before joining the CAA. I’ve been here for two and a half years working mostly on innovation related topics such as drones and cyber security before eventually leading our bid to the Regulators’ Pioneer Fund for support to setup the Innovation Hub.
Tiernan has many years of experience in growing new concepts and taking them to market. With a brief background in real-estate, he also has an acute understanding of how changes to the urban environment impacts the end user. This translates into his latest venture; co-founding Hello Lamp Post, with its vision to bridge the gap between city and citizen, and enable the true co-creation of cities
Bio - Luke is Head of Commercial Development at Immense, fostering strategic partner relationships and supporting the low carbon mobility transition by placing the Immense platform in the hands of key stakeholders. He is passionate about the intersection of technology, transportation and energy, and possesses a unique balance of technical and commercial experience within the domains of intelligent mobility, sustainable energy, and the built environment. He holds an MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures from Imperial College London, where he led research into climate compatible operation of autonomous vehicle fleets.
Immense provide digital twins of the world’s transportation systems to power the launch and scale of new mobility services and technologies. Via a cloud-based, AI-driven Simulation-as-a-Service platform, IMSim is utilised by public and private mobility stakeholders to provide advanced strategic, tactical and operational decision support.
Xavier is the UK managing director for Turo, the world’s largest peer-to-peer car-sharing marketplace with over eleven million members. Xavier's responsibilities lie in launching and running the UK market as well as leading their international expansion.
Xavier shot up the ranks in the gig economy, playing a pivotal role in the national growth of Deliveroo before joining Turo to lead its UK expansion.
As General manager for the south of the UK and head of UK market launches for Deliveroo, Xavier launched and ran 40 markets. He built the business from a team of just two, doing less than 100 orders a day, to a team of 20 doing over 10k orders a day - in only two years. He also went on to run Deliveroo’s latest vertical - Deliveroo for Business, signing up major clients such as Facebook, Google and banks like Credit Suisse. Joining at series C, he helped play a significant role in Deliveroo turning into the £2 billion success story it is today.
While still at university, Xavier also founded Nexus Notes, a marketplace for the buying and selling of course notes with his fellow students. The platform was voted in the top ed-tech start-ups in the Asia-pacific area and accepted into Australia's leading accelerator. To date, the business has paid out over $200k USD to students around the world. Xavier took the business part time in order to join Deliveroo in 2015.
Bio: Specialist of Human Security, previously a war reporter and fascinated by human resilience.
Jerome is a serial entrepreneur who founded Cambridge Nanosystems, a leading graphene nanomaterial supplier sold in 2015 and Nymbly, an IoT company acquired by ARM in 2017. He worked previously in the energy industry on the implementation of smart grids and renewable energy integration. He is an angel and VC investor advising and investing in startups primarily in the areas of Energy, Mobility, Industry and DeepTech. Jerome is currentlyPartner at Aster Capital, a large VC firm headquartered in Paris with offices in SF, London and Tel Aviv.
Jerome completed his training at the Ecole Polytechnique (Paris) and the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.
Sandra has almost two decades of marketing experience, with a major focus on technology-based, disruptive and fast growing businesses. She has previously worked for start-ups, SMEs, corporates and agencies.
Her passion for the transport and travel sectors is unsurprising, as a German who has lived and worked in Australia, USA, Malta and, currently, England. She is now focused entirely on this area, as the Head of Marketing for SkedGo, a Mobility-as-a-Service tech enabler.
Sandra regularly speaks at major transport-tech events around the world. As part of SkedGo's pro-active partnership with the MaaS Alliance, she is an active member of the working group ‘Users & Rights’ and work stream leader for ‘User-Centric MaaS'. She is also a member of Women in Mobility (WiM). Within the MaaS ecosystem, Sandra is particularly interested in making transport more accessible and inclusive.
Balazs is an entrepreneur passionate about mobility, telematics and sustainability. He has been actively involved as an advisor, entrepreneur in the European entrepreneurial ecosystem in the past 10 years. Balazs has in-depth expertise in international sales, marketing and business development. He graduated at Corvinus University of Budapest and UniversitéCatholique de Louvain at the CEMS Master in International Management MSc program. Balazs is the initiator and organizer of the Berlin Smart Mobility Meetup. Balazs is the Global Advisory Board Member of Kairos Society, a TEDx speaker, a Forbes Contributor, selected as a Cisco Internet of Things Champion. Balazs was selected as part of the 30 under 30 by Forbes.
David has been active in transport technology and innovation for more than 20 years. David is head of innovation and Strategy at Franklin Energy, in addition to working on a wide range of projects in the Transport and Technology arena, including Autonomous vehicle development and deployment, Franchise Bids, Supplier assessments and assurance for programs and Program delivery.
He successfully managed the CIO function for Transport for Greater Manchester and was a key part of the creation of TfGM to include the strategic Highways activity for Greater Manchester. David led the programs for High Speed Broadband rollout across Greater Manchester, Wi-Fi on the tram fleet, the development of the Environmental strategy for the authority, installation of Electric Vehicle charging points across GM, new Traffic Signals and controllers across the Highways network, Smart Ticketing and the development of Passenger and operational information systems.
David has served on the Automotive Council Technology group, the European and International Program Committees for the ITS World Congress, DfT expert panel for Strategic road development and as an assessor for Innovation UK on Intelligent mobility and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. David is a moderator and speaker at international conferences on a wide range of subjects including Autonomous and Connected vehicles, Air quality management for Transport and Smart ticketing and customer information.
Jim Morrish is a respected IoT industry expert, with over 20 years’ experience of strategy consulting, operations management and telecoms research. Previously he was Founder and the Chief Research Officer of Machina Research, the world's leading provider of strategic advice on the newly emerging M2M, IoT and Big Data markets, which he sold to Gartner in 2016.
He is currently Co-Chair of the Business Strategy & Solution Lifecycle working group of the Industrial Internet Consortium.
Jim is an experienced conference speaker including for blue chip events such as the IET’s Pinkerton Lecture, and the GSMA’s Mobile World Congress. Previous experience includes time with Nokia, Huawei, the British Broadcasting Corporation, Cable & Wireless and Analysys Mason. Jim has a degree in Mathematics and a Master of Arts from the University of Oxford.
Katy is the Head of UK at Drivy - Europe's leading car club and car sharing app. Soon to be known as Getaround, Katy is spearheading the company's growth to provide publicly available cars for the right journeys and reduce the number of those that are privately owned. Passionate about the environment, Katy herself cycles to work every day on her Brompton bicycle. Before Drivy, Katy was Global Marketing Director at JUCY, New Zealand's leading car and camper van rental company.
Jennifer has spent 20 years in the automotive industry, including Ford Motor Company (Detroit), BMW (Munich) and Porsche (Stuttgart). She has in-depth knowledge from the industry on topics related to sustainability (CO2 strategy, air quality), alternative powertrain technologies (energy storage, heat management), technologies and services (autonomous driving, sharing, mobility as a service, last mile mobility) and business models for digital products and services for mobility and Smart Cities.
Jennifer also was the Director at Fraunhofer, responsible for Mobility and Smart Cities and established a joint lab with MIT called Ambient Mobility focused on using big data to understand mobility patterns and create mobility solutions to help revolutionize our cities. She holds both a M.S. Chemical Engineering and Ph.D. Chemistry.
Jennifer is responsible for the strategic investments in Energy for Transport and Mobility at InnoEnergy.
Ali has spent the last 20 years dedicated to helping people to travel happy.
In 1998 Ali set up the www.liftshare.com– an innovative website which helps people find others travelling the same way as them so they can share their journey. What started as a simple notice board in the student union has become the largest car sharing scheme in the UK with over 1 million journeys shared every month. Over 700 employers and communities have joined the liftshare network.
Liftsharefunds itself by helping businesses and communities set up their own bespoke online tools to encourage employees to share cars to work and to reduce business travel expenses. Clients range from corporate giants like BT and Tesco to councils, hospitals and SMEs.
Liftshare are now working on an innovative big data project to help towns and cities to rapidly identify how people currently travel, all the other sustainable travel options available for those journeys and to highlight which new transport services would best meet the demand.
Ali is passionate about many things and feels that if we make better use of what we have then we can make huge reductions in the resources we need.
Ali and his team have been awarded several accolades including the Queen’s Award for Innovation through Technology, Business Commitment to the Environment Award 2007, Business in the Community National Award for Excellence the 2019 Queen’s Award for “exceptional environmental contributions and leadership
Dan is the Co-founder of ion Ventures Ltd, the London and Singaporean based energy advisory and development company. Having worked in the energy markets in both the UK and Asia, he has also supported the battery storage revolution in the UK by installing the first European grid-connected Tesla system.
Dan co-founded ion in 2018 and now advises a number of global utilities on the transition to a lower carbon economy, as well developing the ion Ventures asset base in Asia Pacific.
Edward Leigh leads Smarter Cambridge Transport, a grassroots think tank and campaign group advancing integrated, sustainable and equitable transport for the Greater Cambridge region. It was founded in 2015 and now comprises around 30 volunteers, with a wide range of expertise and experience. Edward has just completed a masters in Transport Economics at the University of Leeds Institute for Transport Studies, following a career in IT, marketing and events.
Joseph is a Policy Manager at Energy UK – the trade association for the GB energy industry – working on electric vehicles and low carbon technologies. Since joining in November 2017, Joseph has led the drafting of the Energy UK report on decarbonising road transport, as part of Energy UK’s Future of Energy series, and has been working on demand side response and the decarbonisation of heat. He is also currently leading a work package for the EV Energy Taskforce.
Liz manages the delivery of Smart Energy GB’s programmes aimed at engaging parliamentarians and local authorities with the national smart meter rollout. She also leads on their work looking at the importance and benefits of smart meters to the future of Great Britain’s cities and rural areas. Liz has extensive experience of parliamentary and political engagement. Before joining Smart Energy GB Liz worked at the Industry and Parliament Trust where she ran the Fellowship programme which provides parliamentarians with a unique opportunity to gain first-hand experience of how business and industry operates. Prior to this, Liz spent four years working in Westminster for a number of MPs and offices. This included supporting select committee membership and running a number of parliamentary campaigns including the ‘No2Nuisance Calls’ campaign.
David Weatherall is the Head of Policy at the Energy Saving Trust. David has worked for 14 years on energy in homes, identifying the potential for energy efficiency, renewable energy and smarter energy systems in homes through several high profile pieces of research. David has served on several UK government stakeholder committees on issues relating to housing and energy, including building regulations, financing, and installation standards. At European level, David led the EnR Buildings Working Group from 2008- 2012, developed two major cross-European projects (REQUEST and REQUEST2ACTION). Alongside his work at the Energy Saving Trust David, in 2016 and 2017, worked as a Knowledge Exchange Fellow at Oxford University studying issues on building governance and energy efficiency, publishing academic papers on law and energy efficiency.
Mike Thornton OBE has a First-class Honours degree in ecological genetics and spent some time studying grasshoppers in East Anglia.
In 1987 he changed careers and moved to Scotland as Development Co-ordinator for Friends of the Earth (Scotland). From 1990-2002, he was the first Director of Low Emissions Economy Partnership (LEEP) which is now known as Changeworks, a regional non-government organisation working on energy efficiency, transport and recycling.
In 2002 Mike moved to lead and manage Energy Saving Trust’s Scotland office, based in Edinburgh. In this role he drove major growth in the size and reach of the programmes that Energy Saving Trust (EST) delivers for the Scottish Government; including the flagship network of Home Energy Scotland (HES) advice centres, which supports 100,000 households across Scotland each year.
Mike is now Group Director of Operations for Energy Saving Trust with responsibility for the development and delivery of all EST programmes across the UK, He is also on the Board of Warmworks,this is the business delivering the Scottish Government’s Warmer Homes Scotland programme; EST is a partner in Warmworks
Mike is a passionate advocate of quality in sustainable energy programmes. The HES network has customer satisfaction ratings of 97% plus, whilst Warmworks achieves 99% customer satisfaction and 97% right first time on installations of insulation and new heating systems.
Register European lawyer with over 12 years of experience in Contract and Commercial Law. Krasina has headed an international legal department in a law firm, having to deal with various civil and international matters. As Head of Legal at a million dollar ad-tech company she discovered her passion around Data protection, Privacy and Smart legal agreements. Being part of the legal team in Associated British Ports gave her an additional layer of Corporate Governance expertise. She co-founded a construction business back in 2013 in Belgium and later on in 2016 she co-founded DOVU.
Simon is a Charted Electrical Engineer and Managing Director at eSmart Networks, a leading provider of EV charging infrastructure. Simon is seen as an industry expert in electricity connections, and the regulations and laws that govern that competitive process. Prior to joining eSmart Networks, Simon was Head of Connection Services at UK Power Networks (UKPN), the electricity network operator for London and the wider South East region of the UK. In that role Simon had responsibility for all UKPN’s 14,000 new connections per year to its electricity network for domestic and small commercial customers. Simon also previously managed a major part of the electricity network in London - working with government and significant national stakeholders to keep the lights on across the capital.
Kim is a highly experienced Strategy and Planning Manager, specialising in Transportation and a wider interest in the sustainable expansion and development of Smart Cities. She has over 25 years in transport planning, project delivery, policy formation and high-level strategy, as well as working at an operational level managing the delivery of specialist passenger transport services.
Gigi leads the mobility efforts at what3words. Gigi works with mobility apps globally from navigation apps to taxi services helping integrate the what3words technology. what3words is a simpler way to talk about location. We've divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and given each one an unique combination of 3 words from the dictionary, making it possible to talk about anywhere using only 3 simple words.
Cara manages the alumni network of UK-based Ashden Award winners, helping them to scale up their work, and to embed their approach into policy and practice. She is co-author of Ashden’s recently published toolkit for local authorities: co-benefits of climate action. She has an MSc in the Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment.
Ashden is a charity which has been awarding pioneers in sustainable energy in the UK and the developing world since 2001. We now have an alumni network of 225 winners. We support our winners to maximise their potential for impact; convening and brokering the connections they need to succeed, and seeking to create a policy environment that allows them to scale their work.
Responsible for the EV Solutions business across the UK & Ireland. Over 10 years’ experience within senior commercial and transformation roles across multiple industries including Energy, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Distribution & IT.
Ignacio Barrios, CEO of Kido Dynamics, is MSc in Civil Engineer and holds an MBA from IMD Business School. He spent 10+ years as international project manager in the transportation industry across 3 continents developing highways, urban railways and airports. Before founding Kido Dynamics, he worked as PE/VC investment manager focus on European innovate start-ups.
Professor Tasos Dagiuklas is a leading researcher, entrepreneur and expert in the fields of Smart Internet technologies. He is the leader of the Smart Internet Technologies (SuITE) research group (https://www.suitelab.org) at the London South Bank University where he also acts as the Head of Division in Computer Science. Tasos Dagiuklas received the Engineering Degree from the University of Patras-Greece in 1989, the M.Sc. from the University of Manchester-UK in 1991 and the Ph.D. from the University of Essex-UK in 1995, all in Electrical Engineering. He has been a principle investigator, co-investigator, project and technical manager, coordinator and focal person of more than 20 internationally R&D and Capacity training projects in the areas of Fixed-Mobile Convergence, 4G/5G networking technologies, VoIP and multimedia networking, with a total research funding of £7+ million.
Prof. Dagiuklas’ research interests lie in the field of 5G networking technologies (network softwarization, edge/fog, cloud native technologies) and mobile cloud networking in verticals such as smart cities, AR/VR and V2X communications.
Joseph Daniels founded modular house builder and offsite construction specialist Project Etopia in 2015 at the age of just 23. His aim was to provide a turnkey solution to solving the housing crisis in the UK and around the world.
This ambition was fuelled by the lack of security he faced as a young man, having been made homeless on four separate occasions.
Project Etopia creates high-end and affordable smart homes using a panelised build system, which means wall panels are constructed off site in a factory before being transported to site for assembly. Project Etopia’s
houses, apartments, school buildings and shanty replacements can be built in under four weeks and at significantly reduced cost compared with traditional building methods.
Its designs incorporate pre-installed energy-efficient technology such as solar power, heat recovery, mechanical ventilation and Passive House architectural design features.
Etopia also utilises ESmart, a 5G plug-in-and-play smart home system which can be used to control the settings in its homes, including blinds, lighting and music.
The serial entrepreneur has been recognised by a number of awards, including a special recognition award in the British Property Federations Tomorrows Leaders Awards. He is a champion of offsite construction and spoke at 2019's Futurebuild and Future Proptech conference.
Miovision's Marketing Manager in the EMEA markets. He connects
transportation professional with data collection technologies and educates them
on the necessity of high-quality data to support funding bids, improve road
safety and tackle today’s traffic issues. Roman’s biggest passion is the topic
of using technology and data to help cities create Smart Cities, which also
protect their most vulnerable citizens. He is always excited to meet people and
chat about their current use of technologies to tackle traffic problems.
Colin Willcock is the chairman of the board of the 5G Infrastructure Association.
Colin Willcock graduated from the University of Sheffield, UK, with a B.Sc in Phyiscs in 1986, an MSc. In Astronomical Technology from the University of Edinburgh in 1987 and a Ph.D. in Parallel Computation from the University of Kent at Canterbury in 1992. Dr. Willcock joined Nokia in 1999, and is currently Head of Radio Network Standardization. He has participated extensively in standardization activities at ETSI, ITU-T and 3GPP, and also has extensive experience of European research having led a number of European projects.
As a Research Manager at
Centre for London, Nicolas leads on research projects investigating London’s
critical challenges. He has co-authored publications on strategic planning for growth, facilitating development at stations, the impact of housing on inequality, meanwhile uses of vacant units, the London identity, and the management of public space. Nicolas’s research
interests include housing, transport, city government, and planning for
sustainable growth. He is passionate about making the case for more self-government
to regions and cities.
Nicolas joined the Centre in
March 2015. Prior to this, he worked on policy evaluation
projects in Paris, San Francisco and London, while studying urban policy and
After years working as a corporate lawyer and later on as a business coach, Michael decided to take his various experiences for the benefit of a societal project. In 2012, after having met his soon-to-be partners at an executive MBA course, he co-founded BeeOdiversity.
Since then, Michaël is in charge of BeeOdiversity’s business development and its daily management. He often acts as facilitator in the context of collective intelligence workshops with clients.
In her role as director, Aling works with ecosystem partners and enables them to build repeatable AI & IoT solutions with AAEON edge computing platforms. The evolution in AI & IoT is not only about technology but also about business model development. More than 10 years experience in the embedded market has given her the potential to build insight and vision to bring innovation into the business world. Thanks to her experience in sales, product marketing and marketing communication, she seized the trend and disrupted the market by presenting the UP, bridge the gap brand to professional makers. Today, many AI and IoT solutions are being introduced as joint-efforts with eco-partners under the UP brand.
I started my career working on avionics systems designing electronics for safety critical applications. I moved to Infineon in 1999 where I’m continuing to develop safe electronics working as a system architect ensuring that the Aurix microcontroller family effectively supports ADAS applications.
Outside work, I try to spend time away from the computer screen by helping to run a local charity.
Alasdair Woodbridge co-founded Genius Hub in 2012. Running his own renewable energy consultancy as an energy consultant for 3 years previous to this, he saw that there were no products on the market to control the energy used in 'hard-to-heat' properties. “You can get wall/loft insulation possibly and double/secondary glazing, but if you already have that or the property is listed, then you are out of things to do." Getting in touch with a friend from his time at the University of Warwick they build up the most intelligent heating zoning control system on the market, and are now successfully selling this into the large home, hotel or office markets.
UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK Degree Name MEng Field Of Study Mechanical Engineering | 2000 – 2004
First class honors in a Masters of Mechanical Engineering degree, with specialism in Environmental Engineering and Naval Architecture. Third-year studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada.
Linda has over 10 years of experience in the clean tech sector, she is a co-founder of two companies; East Green Energy and EV Driver in the UK. This year Linda joined the board of EV Assist the only company providing dedicated 24/7 customer support in the emobility sector.
Laurence Kemball-Cook/ Pavegen Bio I am the founder and CEO of Pavegen, the global leader in harvesting energy and data from footsteps. Pavegen technology converts kinetic energy from footfall into off-grid energy, data and rewards. We have over 200 installations in 36 countries, working with leading brands such as Google and Bank of the West.
Laura Mack-Titelius has a strong background in design thinking and innovation coming from her studies at Hochschule der Medien, with an emphasis on technology and design. She has lead several strategy and innovation projects within the mobility sector of Bosch, as well as developing in a cross-dimensional team the go-to-market activities for smart cities. As an advocate for innovation and purpose-driven solutions, she is today leading the London Connectory, the first city-inspired innovation space dedicated completely to urban mobility and co-creation.
Joe is a UKI Based Product Specialist with specialty in AI, Machine Learning, and advanced video analytics. Joe works with end users across the UK to help solve complex problems and deliver better business outcomes.
Simon has over 20 years’ experience working with and for leading brands. He has worked across a range of sectors including telecoms, retail, energy, finance and technology. He joined ENGIE in 2016 to lead sales and marketing for the Home Energy division and is now Marketing Director for the recently formed ENGIE EV Solutions business.
Internationally renowned automotive futurist with a successful 40-year track record in commercialisation and over 25 years’ experience in disruptive technology.
Joseph Seal-Driver is the Managing Director for Havn the electric chauffeur service powered by Jaguar Land Rover. He has worked exclusively in ‘mobility’ for over a decade and has been working for InMotion ventures for the past year, prior to InMotion Joseph was the UK General Manager for ofo bike-sharing, the CEO for DriveNow UK (BMW and SIXT), and has also held positions at Zipcar.
He advises Beeline.co and also holds a voluntary position as a trustee of Comouk the shared transportation charity.
Irit Singer, is Head of Marketing at HERE Mobility, the leading global and open transportation marketplace.
With her background in engineering and extensive marketing knowledge, Irit has over 20 years of experience bringing a rare technical perspective to product strategy, business development and global marketing at Fortune 500 companies including Microsoft and L’Oreal. In her last role, Irit was Chief Marketing Officer for Mobli Media (part of the Singulariteam Venture Capital Investment Fund), overseeing all marketing, business development and partnership operations worldwide.
Irit holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University, and an MBA from the Recanati School of Business, Tel Aviv University
Rich is part of the founding team at Charge, he spends time with investors, regulators and operators providing them with infrastructure to power the micro-mobility revolution. By providing universal docking and charging solutions for electric scooters. Charge’s products solves the key issues that cities have with scooter operators. Rich brings a wealth of experience in ridesharing, scooters, marketing, fundraising and regulatory affairs. He was previously Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations at Bolt (Previously known as Taxify) where he successfully secured a Transport for London private car license for Bolt and helped raised more than $200 million. Prior to Taxify, Rich was Chief Marketing Officer at Gett (Juno in NYC) where he helped raised $150 million and drove growth by 500%. Earlier in his career, Rich worked at Google in the marketing team where he managed the Chrome, Search and brand marketing for the UK.
Dr Nina Skorupska CBE FEI has been the Chief Executive of Renewable Energy Association (REA) since 2013 where she works with her team and members of the association to “Grow the Renewable Energy and Clean Tech Economy”. She has over 30 years' experience in the energy industry working in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands.
Nina is also currently a Board member of the European Renewable Energy Federation (EREF), Renewable Energy Assurance Limited (REAL), Transport for London (TfL) and Deputy Chair of the Board of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Campaign. She sits on a number of Advisory Groups including Carbon Trust, 10:10, Entrepreneurial Women in Renewable Energy (EWIRE) and University of Nottingham Industrial Advisory Board for Energy.
James heads up the Communications, Engagement and Partnerships workstream for Bristol City Council’s Energy Service. He’s worked on some key sustainability projects including European Green Capital, Bristol Community Energy Fund and more recently on Bristol’s pioneering new City Leap initiative – aiming to attract £1bn investment to transform the local energy system.
With a strong background in communications and an unmatched passion for sustainability, James has been an instrumental champion for his city’s green efforts over the years, ensuring collective action to keep Bristol on track to be the UK’s first carbon neutral city.
As the global head of digital services for BuroHappold, Irfan is responsible for building the digital transformation journey across several vertical disciplines from a construction prospective while disrupting traditional methods and ways of working. Bringing the smartness of smart cities alive in the built environment and public realm in the form of real solutions with tangible business benefits that can both scale and easily replicate. Developing a game changer for the construction industry with new clients and coopetition in the spirit of collaboration, working with solutions such as Digital Twin and Agile Space & Well Being Transformation.
Alberto Villanueva is a Spanish architect, senior academic and researcher based in London. His expertise covers technical and innovative concepts applied to architecture and creatives industries. His career has evolved from the most technical aspects of architecture and engineering to working with interdisciplinary teams in creative environments. Collaborating during the last five years with space organisations, governments, NGO’s, academic institutions and design and architecture firms.
Sara Sloman has worked in Sustainability and Transport since 2004 in private and public-sector roles, specialising in behaviour change and infrastructure projects. Sara is proud to have led on the Go Ultra Low West electric vehicle charging infrastructure project for North Somerset, part of a wider £7m project in the West of England. Sara is working within the Energy Team at Foot Anstey to deliver zero emissions technology and infrastructure projects. Sara believes that sustainable infrastructure is at the heart of all change
Karla is the Innovation Lead for Connected Transport, part of the Land Transport Team in the Manufacturing, Materials and Mobility Sector at Innovate UK. She is seeking solutions which use innovative technologies to leverage a smarter, greener and more sustainable future mobility systems for the efficient movement of people and goods around the world. Karla focusses on working with Local Authorities, Customer Experience and Mobility as a Service amongst many other areas. Prior to this she worked for 15 years for a large automotive company as a Design Quality Engineer.
Adam is the co-founder & CEO of PeddleSmart, the manufacturer of the FlexiQuad, the sustainable, zero-carbon, battery assisted, pedal vehicle for delivery and personal transportation. He is an experienced businessperson and over the last 30 years has supported multi-national technology corporations with skills to manage change, transition & transformation. Adam helped launch PeddleSmart in 2013, helping fund the product roadmap, market research and business development, before joining the business full-time at the start of 2019.
Adam is driven by personal experience to support the disadvantaged community. It is this passion that inspired the employment of those with barriers to work. He is 54 years old and has two grown up children and a disabled grandchild. Marcus (Adam’s son) has made the move to Scotland and leads business development. Adam is driven to make a difference and cement PeddleSmart’s zero-carbon vehicle range as the global standard for commercial last-mile urban transport.
Jeremy Long is Chief Executive Officer – European Business of MTR Corporation. Jeremy leads MTR’s European business development activity, and oversees MTR’s business interests in Europe.
MTR Corporation operates MTR Crossrail, which will be the operator for the Elizabeth Line services for Transport for London, and was a co-shareholder of London Overground until 2016. MTR is a co-shareholder alongside FirstGroup of the South Western Railways franchise. And in Sweden MTR operates Stockholm Metro, MTR Express, MTR Teknik, and Pendeltag commuter railway.
In Hong Kong, MTR is the operator of the rail and metro services, and has an extensive portfolio of rail-related property. It is recognized for the integrated development of its railway and retail, commercial and residential property interests. MTR also has operations in mainland China and Australia.
In 2017, Sam Ryan co-founded Zeelo, the personalised bus service, with Barney Williams and Dani Ruiz. Zeelo are on a mission to make shared transportation a viable alternative to the car by using AI to personalise bus journeys and working with local bus and coach operators to deliver a flexible and premium service. Every Zeelo journey takes >30 cars off the road significantly impacting the lives of our riders, reducing congestion and improving air quality. Sam is CEO leading on new initiatives, strategy and business development.
Zeelo was born out of the team’s frustration with current transport options available to big events, to work, to airports and between cities, which saw them regularly experience overcrowding and disconnected services, giving them no option but to drive, further contributing to congestion and air quality issues.
Massimo Fedeli, former Deputy Chairman of Fiat UK and Bain & Co consultant is the Co-founder of Allow Independent Road-testing (AIR), a global alliance created to find practical solutions to the harmful effects of vehicle emissions on urban air quality and climate change. AIR’s scientific advisory committee of leading air quality and vehicle emissions experts includes Dan Carder who led the team which uncovered Dieselgate.
Paul Hodgins is Co-founder and CEO of Ginger, a British shared transport operator of micro EVs, currently e-scooters and e-cargo bikes. Paul brings diverse experience to the . He was in telecoms and consumer electronics for over 15 years, most recently in product, operational, and B2B roles for Virgin Media. Paul has also been a local government councillor for 13 years and was Leader of Richmond Council in London, and therefore understands the practical challenges in bringing about transport change. He's a strong believer in the environmental, social, and smart cities potential of smaller connected electric vehicles. He is a strong advocate and facilitator for the UK building a world leading tech ecosystem in modern urban, micro vehicle transport, despite current legislation having held the UK back to date.