Head of InnovationNational Grid
Smart City Business DevelopmentHuawei
Head of InnovationTFL
iUK General ManagerLime
Manager of Alternative FuelsToyota
Managing Directornextbike UK Limited
Head of Urban MobilityAirbus
FounderSmart City Alliance
CEO and FounderEasyMile
Chief Executive OfficerRoadBotics
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
UK Country ManagerWaze
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.
Ahmet Is Responsible For Smart City Project Development in Turkey's top 30 Metropolitan Cities, Helpingcities to apply Digital Transformation, with IOT, AI, and Vertical Industry solutions
Iain Macbeth is an expert on emerging trends and technologies in the transport sector. Currently the Head of Foresight at Transport for London (TfL), Iain sits at the nexus between transport solutions and the challenges that global cities face – population growth, economic and social issues, urban planning, and energy. His expertise covers drones, electric vehicles, connected and autonomous vehicles, as well as emerging models such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS), micromobility and car clubs.
Previously, Iain worked in a number of consultancies leading sustainable travel projects, DHL, and a large UK pharmacy chain where he was responsible for transport, security and development control at their head office campus. He is a member of several Advisory Boards and Panels in the UAM and Future Mobility sector, and also works with a number of European and International organisations such as POLIS, the OECD and ERTICO.
He is a former chair of the Chartered Institute of Highways & Transportation Sustainable Transport Panel, and was a Director and Company Secretary for the UK Association for Commuter Transport (ACT) and the Boots Benevolent Fund.
Jaanaki Momaya is the UK General Manager for Lime since August 2018. In her role as General Manager, Jaanaki is responsible for the operations and expansion of Lime’s business in the UK. Before joining Lime Jaanaki graduated with an MBA from London Business School and was Director of Operations at Hello Fresh.
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 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.
Electric Vehicle nerd since 2011. I help deliver large scale EV infrastructure projects.
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.
Iomob is a global team of smart city and technology experts, dedicated to building an open, fair and sustainable mobility marketplace. Our new generation MaaS technology powers seamless integration between public and private mobility.
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
CEO at holo from 2016. Before that, he spent 13 years in New York, working forToyota and DaimlerChrysler. He also worked as an advisor on future product and service development.
Following his years in New York, Peter established a start-up in London that used big data to identify talent and make recruitment more efficient for major global corporations.
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.
Finlay Clark is the UK Country Manager of Waze, responsible for revenue, partnerships and growth of the crowd-sourced traffic and navigation app.
He joined the company in 2016 having previously worked with Google's retail and ecommerce clients. He has also worked at Big Mouth Media.
Finlay and his colleagues collaborate with transport authorities, broadcasters and advertisers, showcasing how Waze data can be effective to make cities run more efficiently. He has appeared on Newsnight, BBC and Sky News to talk about issues of congestion, transportation and mobility.