Vice President - Consulting, Mobility, Frost & Sullivan
Benny Daniel, Vice President – Consulting with Frost & Sullivan’s Mobility practice, brings with him over 10 years of automotive consulting expertise, with particular expertise covering – R&D Benchmarking; Competitive intelligence and benchmarking; Market Entry and Route to Market Strategy for Glass Manufacturers in Autonomous World; New business model formulation and growth implementation strategy and Pre-due diligence evaluation. Regarded as a domain expert in the electric vehicle market, and automotive R&D benchmarking at a global level, his business model on E-Mobility is globally used by several leading OEMs and utilities. Benny, a recipient of the Best Consultant of the Year Award for four consecutive years (2009-2012), is known for his ability to understand client requirements and work as an engagement leader and has been the key speaker at several Electric Vehicles and Automotive theme based symposiums.
Partner & Business Unit Leader, Mobility, Frost & Sullivan
Franck Leveque currently is Mobility Business Unit Leader as well as Partner with Frost & Sullivan. He had been executing the function of the Mobility Practice Director for Europe, Israel and Africa since 2010. In 2016, he additionally took on the Interim Management of the Americas Business Unit within Frost & Sullivan. Prior to this, he held several functions within Frost & Sullivan such as Director of the Automation & Electronics Business Unit from 2009 to 2010, Consulting Director of the Mobility Business Unit from 2007 to 2008 as well as Programme Director and Project Manager between 2001 and 2006.Before joining Frost & Sullivan, Mr. Leveque worked as a Junior Consultant VMTC, a communication consultancy in the UK.By education, Mr. Leveque has a Bachelor Business Management degree from Oxford.
Dr. Julia E. Saini
Global Vice President, Mobility - Aftersales and Retail, Frost & Sullivan
Julia Saini joined Frost & Sullivan in April 2001 and is one of the founding members of the European Automotive & Transportation Practice. In her current role as Vice President, Mobility, she is responsible for leading Frost & Sullivan’s Global Aftersales and Retail Programme Area, with a strong focus on digitisation, eCommerce and new business models. Julia is highly experienced in leading global strategy engagements with a strong focus on project excellence and unconditional client satisfaction. Julia is trilingual and holds a Master (LLB, LLM) and Doctorandus in Law (Dr.).
Board Member and Senior Partner, Frost & Sullivan
Sarwant is Partner in Charge of Frost & Sullivan’s EIA region and Global Practice leader of the Automotive & Transportation team. He is also the leader and founder of a think tank group within the organisation that works on future Mega TrendsSarwant consults to clients like Ford, Philips, BMW, Fiat group, Nissan, Toyota, UNIDO, Fincantieri and many other high profile organisations leveraging his Mega Trends and Future of Mobility work.He is author of a book titled, “New Mega Trends” launched in Oct 2012 with Palgrave Macmillan has since been sold in over 30 countries and recently been translated into Chinese for a local China market release.Sarwant is a member of the World Economic Forum Transportation group and writes for Forbes. He sits on advisory boards of Nissan, ATI, Leeds University Business School and a few start ups.
Industry Principal, Mobility, Frost & Sullivan
Shwetha Surender leads the New Mobility team at Frost & Sullivan, providing detailed market research and consulting advice on these topic areas. Shwetha is a recognised thought leader on urban mobility, smart mobility and the future of transport, and worked with leading OEMs, tier 1 suppliers and other key stakeholders to identify and quantify the growth potential of new mobility business models, and how to implement and realise these commercial opportunities.
Managing Director, InMotion Ventures(JLR)
Sebastian Peck is Managing Director of InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s mobility business and corporate 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 seven years, Sebastian has been involved in early-stage technology businesses as an investor and operator. As CFO / COO of Digital Science, a fast-growing provider of scientific software, he successfully built a business with corporate backing from the ground up. He also established Digital Science as a leading corporate VC, developing its signature investment approach and completing more than fifty early-stage transactions.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. He is married and lives with his wife and daughter in South-West London.
Ozgur Tohumcu has 20+ years of expertise in building and delivering digital products. Prior to joining Tantalum, Ozgur was responsible for Ericsson’s Digital and Cloud business for Western Europe and led a number of digital transformation programs.As CEO of Tantalum, his focus has been scaling Tantalum’s products to customers in the automotive, telecoms and insurance industries. Ozgur has an MSc in Technology Management from the University of Pennsylvania.
Senior Partner, Frost & Sullivan
Dorman Followwill’s inspirational leadership and contributions to the global Frost & Sullivan team have accounted for outstanding performance in regional EIA sales and profit as a Partner, Director and Executive Committee member for the Europe, Israel, and Africa region, in 2008 and 2009, as well as record profitability in the Healthcare business unit in North America from 2002-2005. Dorman has played a leading role in some of the largest consulting engagements in the history of the firm, including ongoing projects with Bayer Biologicals and Philips, and key projects with Merck Chemicals, Montagu Private Equity, and Novartis. He also supports several key sales and new business development initiatives in EIA. Dorman has a B.A. in The Management of Organisations from Stanford University and currently resides in Oxford, U.K., with his family.
VP of Marketing and Alliances, Ridecell
Mark Thomas is the VP of Marketing and Alliances at Ridecell and is responsible for marketing Ridecell, the world’s leading platform to launch, operate and scale new car and ride sharing mobility services. Prior to joining Ridecell, Thomas headed the connected car marketing team at Cisco Jasper, where he developed the product and go-to-market strategies for automotive OEMs. Prior to Cisco, Mark led product marketing at HERE, a leading automotive maps company. In addition, Mark served in marketing, strategy, and business development roles at Apple and Nokia. Mark holds a B.A. from University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.
Chief of Cities and Communities Officer, Cabify
Issac is a Chartered Economist and Trade Expert. LL.M. (Master of Law) from Autonomous University of Madrid. He was President of Ineco between February 2017 and October 2018, General Director for Internationalization in Icex (July 2012/February 2017), General Director of Corporate Services also in Icex from January to July 2012. Previously, he was the Economic and Commercial advisor to the Embassies of Spain in Ankara (Turkey), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia).Additionally, he is also a visiting professor for the MBA program at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the OEME (Observatory of the Spanish Multinational Company) of ESADE; and Non-Executive Director of CDTI (Center for Technological and Industrial Development) and Cofides. He is also an Associate Member of the Club of Rome.
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, he covered technology and UK company news for the FT. He has previously written about media, telecoms, technology, industry and tax, and was named Young Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards for 2014.Mr Campbell holds a BA in Politics from the University of York.
Vice President Digital Strategy, BMW Group
Jens Monsees was appointed Vice President Digital Strategy at the BMW Group in Munich in February 2016 being responsible for the Strategy Digitalization in all business sectors. Prior to this, he was Global CEO of the Solution Group Digital Marketing and CDO in the Arvato Board at Bertelsmann AG. Before this, he pursued a number of managerial positions including six years as Branding Director at Google and Brand Manager for Milka, Fa and Toblerone in the consumer goods industry. Jens Monsees has a Graduate in Business Management with focus on Marketing and Innovation Management from the Universities Kiel and Rotterdam.
Eugene Tsyrklevich is the founder and CEO of Parkopedia.Founded in 2007, Parkopedia is the world’s leading parking service provider used by millions of drivers and organizations such as Audi, Apple, BMW, Coyote, Daimler, Ford, Garmin, GM, Jaguar, Land Rover, Peugeot, Sygic, TomTom, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo and many others.Parkopedia allows drivers to find parking in thousands of cities, tells them how much it will cost and whether the space is available. Parkopedia also allows drivers to pay for parking online, through a mobile app and in-car.Prior to launching Parkopedia, Eugene started his own computer security firm in the late 90’s, which went on to develop an award winning security product. He has also worked at various technology startups and financial institutions across North America and Europe.Eugene holds both a Bachelor and a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego.
Group Chief Economist, BP PLC
BP’s group chief economist, Spencer Dale, is responsible for advising the board and executive team on economic drivers and trends in global energy.
Role at BP:
Spencer Dale is group chief economist of BP plc. He manages BP’s global economics team, providing economic input into the firm’s commercial decisions. BP’s economics team also produces the annual Statistical Review of World Energy and Global Energy Outlook.
Spencer Dale joined BP as group chief economist in October 2014. Prior to that, he was executive director for financial stability at the Bank of England and a member of the Financial Policy Committee. Between 2008 and 2014, Spencer was chief economist of the Bank of England and a member of the Monetary Policy Committee. Spencer joined the Bank of England in 1989 and served in numerous roles, including private secretary to Mervyn King and head of economic forecasting. Spencer served as a senior advisor at the US Federal Reserve Board of Governors between 2006 and 2008.
He was educated at the University of Wales, gaining a BSc in Economics in 1988 and at the University of Warwick, gaining an MSc in Economics in 1989, whereupon he immediately joined the Bank of England.
Head of Advanced Mobility, BP PLC
Roy Williamson is Vice President Advanced Mobility, BP PLC
Roy has an honours business degree from Heriot-Watt university and started his career in Unilever as a graduate trainee in Finance. After qualifying as a Chartered Management Accountant he transferred to Marketing and spent 15 years in brand management and commercial roles in Unilever in the UK; Middle East, US and Africa building brands and businesses in personal care, detergents and food.
He joined BP in 2002 as Marketing Director for Castrol Europe, was promoted to head up passenger car and motorcycle brands globally before founding Castrol innoVentures in 2012, a corporate venture and innovation unit focused on building disruptive technologies and developing new business models. Roy developed Castrol’s future strategy and represented BP on several start-up boards as well as holding a range of advisory positions including for a major Pharmaceutical business. In late 2016 he moved to lead BP’s Downstream unit focused on building businesses in Mobility and Bio spaces to further develop BP’s position in a low carbon future. Since 2018 he has been leading BP’s entry into Electrification and Advanced Mobility services globally as Vice President Advanced Mobility. This has recently included the acquisition of Chargemaster in the UK and several investments and partnerships in China, UK and the US.
Roy is passionate about innovation and new business development in both B2B and B2C environments. He is married with 2 children and a keen sailor and skier as well as an enthusiastic, if mostly frustrated, Scotland Rugby supporter.
Head of Mobility Services, Daimler Financial Services AG
Joerg Lamparter in his role as Head of Mobility Services at Daimler Financial Services is responsible for areas that will change the future of mobility. A major milestone has been the successful closing of the mobility joint venture between Daimler AG and BMW Group in the areas of ride-hailing (FREE NOW), car sharing (SHARE NOW), multimodal mobility (REACH NOW), parking (PARK NOW) and charging (CHARGE NOW) on January 31, 2019. Joerg Lamparter is responsible for Autonomous Services, Digital Mobility Solutions, Urban Mobility Concepts as well as managing the portfolio of several shareholdings such as Blacklane, FlixMobility, Taxify, and Turo.
Joerg, who has a degree in technical business economics, joined what was then Daimler-Benz AG in 1996 and held various positions in Germany and abroad. In the early 2000s, Joerg Lamparter played a central role in building up an Internet-based auto finance startup in the USA. From 2007 to December 2011, Joerg Lamparter was responsible for expanding and developing the Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada Corporation in Toronto. After this until September 2013, he managed the sales and marketing activities for the car and commercial vehicle division of Daimler Financial Services AG in Stuttgart as Director Sales & Marketing. From July 2013 to February 2016, he was Head of Sales at the Mercedes-Benz Bank. From March 2016 to October 2017, as CEO of moovel Group he was responsible for all activities of the moovel Group (Stuttgart) as well as moovel North America, based in Portland, Oregon.
Principal Consultant, Mobility, Frost & Sullivan
Yeswant Abhimanyu is a Principal Consultant with Frost & Sullivan, focusing on Automotive Digitalisation & Mobility Data Businesses. He has been leading automotive research & consulting engagements out of Europe, Latin America and South Asia, with his thought leadership spanning topics including Digital Products & Connected Platforms, Data Use-Cases, Data Audits & Business Set-up, Digital UX, Digital KPIs and Platform-enabled mobility solutions. He works with conceptualising and building mobility data intelligence platforms that enable strategic decision making and development of future business roadmaps. These intelligence terminals offer end-to-end visibility and analysis of our evolving mobility landscape focusing on upstream and downstream mobility data. Abhimanyu is an advisory board member; a speaker at industry leading events; and holds a Masters Degree in Engineering Business Management, from The University of Warwick; and a BEng [Hons] in Mechatronic Engineering from The University of Nottingham.
Principal Consultant, Fleet & Leasing, Frost & Sullivan
Octavian Chelu leads the Fleet & Leasing team at Frost & Sullivan, tracking the evolution and development of the fleet & leasing market across 37 markets worldwide, as well as the detailed fleet segmentation analysis (powertrains, sales channels etc.) and mobility services evolution. With over 15 years experience in product and business development in different industries, his current consultancy expertise is focused on company car market and its financing types, mobility services development and dedicated consultancy projects based on specific OEM and financing companies needs.
Global Practice Manager – Automotive, AWS Professional ServicesView Bio
Jon Allen is Amazon Web Services (AWS) Professional Services Automotive Global Practice Manager. He leads a team focused on enabling AWS customers to build their IOT, analytics, and cloud capabilities across the automotive industry from connected cars to smart factories. Prior to joining AWS, Jon was a Director at Booz Allen Hamilton managing its Commercial Automotive and Manufacturing practice and led the creation of and served as the first Executive Director of the Automotive Information Sharing & Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC), the industry’s first cyber threat and vulnerability information-sharing consortium. Before joining Booz Allen’s commercial practice, he was a member of the leadership team reestablishing the firm’s enterprise risk and cyber business in the Middle East. For his first nine years at Booz Allen he supported U.S. Government clients within the defense and intelligence agencies developing resiliency and risk capabilities to protect U.S. critical infrastructures.
Prior to joining Booz Allen, Jon served as a U.S. Army infantry officer with assignments in Georgia, Korea, Washington D.C., and Texas, which included serving as the senior Army social aide to President Clinton and commanding an infantry company with the 1st Calvary Division. Jon received his B.A. from Norwich University, an M.A. in security studies from Georgetown University. He is the current Chairman for Norwich University’s Board of Fellows.
Co-founder & CEO, Otonomo
As founder and CEO of three successful companies, Ben brings an extensive track record and rich entrepreneurial experience. Prior to founding otonomo in 2015, Ben served for four years as a Business Unit General Manager at F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV), which he joined after the acquisition of Traffix, where he was Co-Founder and as CEO. As the founder and CEO of Traffix, Ben has built a multi-million-dollar global business, working with partners and tier-1 service providers around the world. Before founding Traffix, Ben managed R&D groups in Sendo (UK), which provided advanced mobile data solutions. Prior to Sendo Ben has filled various roles in Panasonic Mobile Communications (UK), which included building their first European market products. Ben was also Co-founder of VC-backed Sedona Networks, a provider of advanced network solutions.
Daving been elected as a Member of the European Parliament for Cornwall and West Plymouth in 1994, Robin Teverson resided as Chief Whip of the European Liberal Democrats from 1997-1999. After this Robin was a Cornwall Councillor.
In 2006, Robin was elected as a life Peer. He has since been working on topics including renewable energy and utilities, transport, climate change, economic affairs. He is currently chair of the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee
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