Dr. Bernhard Blättel
Vice President, Mobility Services, BMW Group
Dr. Bernhard Blättel is Vice President Mobility Services at the BMW Group. The goal of the project is to develop and implement premium mobility services for customers in the ever expanding urban areas and/or Mega Cities. The Mobility Services portfolio includes solutions for Car- and RideSharing with “DriveNow” and “ReachNow” as well as an easy access to the world’s biggest Charging Network thru “ChargeNow”. The “ParkNow” App offers mobile payment solutions for On- and Offstreet parking.
Bernhard Blaettel has a Ph.D in physics and joined BMW in 1995. Since then he has been responsible for the Computer Aided Engineering Department and the Medium and Large Car Project in the Prototype Build Department. He was Director for Modeling Techniques in BMW Group Design as well as Director for Vehicle Product Strategy.
Head of Business Development, BlaBlaCar
Philippe Cayrol is in charge of global business and corporate development at BlaBlaCar. He focuses on innovation and new businesses for the company, as well as strategic partnerships. Prior to that he co-founded an investment fund, focused on project companies in the natural resources sector. He had started his career at J.P.Morgan. Philippe graduated in business at HEC Paris and in business law at La Sorbonne.
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.
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.
Director of Transport Innovation, Transport for London
Michael Hurwitz is the Director of Transport Innovation in Transport for London (TfL). Michael is responsible for identifying areas where disruptive business models and technology have potential to impact TfL business, developing and agreeing policies and programmes to address the complex challenges these present. From dockless cycle hire to demand responsive transport; from connected and autonomous vehicles, to smart use of energy in our vehicles and infrastructure, the goal is to anticipate and shape developments this landscape, helping to determine how London can integrate the best elements of innovation the market has to offer.
Michael’s previous role was as Director, Energy, Technology & International at the UK Department for Transport, having set up and led national policies and programmes worth £1bn on low and ultra-low emission vehicles, driverless and connected cars, future fuels and international negotiation of regulations on vehicle safety and emissions. Former roles include having founded and led the cross-Government Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV); time as the UK Department for Transport’s Strategy Director; and from 2011 to 2014 he was Policy Fellow at the Energy Futures Lab, Imperial College London. Prior to joining the civil service he worked on organisational transformation programmes for Arthur Andersen and Deloitte.
General Manager Marketing, Business Development & Ops, Shell Fleet Solutions
Parminder has 22 years of General Managerial experience in Strategy, Business Development, Marketing, Sales & Operations across 7 Industry Verticals, 3 continents and 4 organizations. The last 15 years of which are with Shell.
He is currently heading Business Development, Marketing & Operations globally for a $24 billion revenue business with Shell serving Fuels and Mobility Services to B2B customers. In this role he is accountable for Digital transformation of the business, new market entries in China, Indonesia, India and Mexico in addition to managing world’s largest fuel card transaction processing platform.
Parminder holds an MBA from IMD Switzerland and a degree in Civil Engineering from India. A physical and mental fitness enthusiast he enjoys long distance running, yoga and meditation. He is also a keen traveller having been to more than 80 countries.
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.
Frankfurt Correspondent, Financial Times
Patrick McGee is the FT’s Frankfurt correspondent, covering German industry. He writes about everything from cars and planes to software and big data. He joined the FT in 2013 to launch the Asia arm of fastFT in Hong Kong. He was previously a bond reporter at the Wall Street Journal in New York. He has a degree in religious studies from the University of Toronto and a Master’s in Global Diplomacy at Soas, University of London.
Managing Director, Cox Automotive Data Solutions
Allison is a highly energetic executive and experienced intrapreneuer with a track record of driving strategic growth and transformation through data and insight. At Cox Automotive, Allison has led the launch of Cox Automotive Data Solutions, helping internal and external clients use data to improve decision-making. Previously Allison developed the entire product portfolio for LexisNexis’s new UK venture, leading to double-digit year-on-year growth for while transforming the motor insurance industry. A trained quantitative political scientist, Allison holds a BA in mathematics and international relations from the College of Wooster, and an MA in political science from the University of Michigan.
Managing Director, InMotion Ventures
Sebastian Peck is Managing Director of InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s mobility business and 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. Prior to joining InMotion, Sebastian worked with London-based digital healthcare startup Health Bridge as CFO, drawing on his experience as an investor to prepare the company for its next financing round.
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.
Co-Founder, Who Can Fix My Car
Al started his career at Lehman Brothers in 2003 working in Global Fixed Income, specifically in corporate bonds and derivatives. During the Global Financial Crisis he was hired by Nomura to help build out its client facing Credit Derivative business in Europe covering hedge funds.
After 10 years in investment banking and with a passion for all things automotive, he co-founded WhoCanFixMyCar.com with former client, Ian Griffiths. Today he focuses on expanding the business through strategic partnerships in and around the aftermarket supply chain.
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.).
CEO & Co- Founder, TeleRetail Logistics Automation
Torsten is a Wall Street Journal – featured Tech Entrepreneur. He innovated, developed, and exited long distance carrier “WESTCom” from $US500 scratch to a $US300M NASDAQ exit, creating 400+ jobs. Created, developed and exited the global solar power company “omniwatt”. He is the Co-Founder TeleRetail Logistics Automation.
MP, United Kingdom
Barry Sheerman is the Labour and Co-operative MP for Huddersfield and was elected to Parliament in 1979.
Throughout his parliamentary career, Barry has had a strong focus on the economy and education. He was the Shadow Spokesperson for Disabled Peoples’ Rights from 1992-94, for Education and Employment from 1983-88 and for Home Affairs from 1988-92. He also chaired the House of Commons Select Committee on Education and Skills from 2001-2007 and then the Children, Schools and Families Committee until 2010.
Barry is a serial social entrepreneur having started multiple social enterprises over the years. He remains actively involved in many of these, including Policy Connect, which runs a number of policy forums and parliamentary groups, the Parliamentary Advisory Council on Transport Safety (PACTS), and the John Clare Trust, an educational and environmental charity. Barry is also keen to share his passion for social enterprise and is a visiting professor at Huddersfield University’s Business School.
Barry has also been an avid environmental supporter for many years and has a particular interest in the marine environment. He was a chief member of both the Friends of the Earth in the United Kingdom and the Socialist Environment and Resources Association and currently chairs the PLP Backbench DEFRA Committee.
Barry chairs a diverse range of All Party Parliamentary Groups including the APPG for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, Miscarriages of Justice, Management, Gas Safety, Atrial Fibrillation and Sustainable Resource. He is also the chair of EPSRC’s Centre for Innovative Manufacturing, the Global Network for Road Safety Legislators, the Westminster Crowdfunding Forum, the Skills Commission and the Westminster Autism Commission.
In addition, Barry sits on the boards of Veolia, the Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW), the Sutton Trust, Optimised Waste Logistics (OWL), the Dominic Rogers Trust, AchieveAbility and Fairlife.
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.
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.
CEO & Founder, Mobacar
Mike grew the company from start-up in 2014, raising over €10M in VC to signing significant partnerships deals with some of the world’s leading travel providers such as Travelport, Auto Europe, Flight Centre and Gulf Air. Mobacar was recently named as one of the Top 25 Artificial Intelligence companies in Europe and currently employing over 35+ people with further expansion underway. Mobacar process over 2bn monthly mobility transactions & has already become the world’s largest intelligent retail and distribution platform for every journey type that involves a car. Mike has over 20+ years’ experience in ecommerce, payments and the online travel space. He is passionate about tackling the biggest issues in car mobility such as congestion and developing new mobility as a service models.
Senior Vice President, Mobility, Frost & Sullivan
Vivek Vaidya is an opinion maker, strategic thinker and compelling speaker. He has advised major automotive companies, transportation companies and governments on future scenarios and regulations, market & competitive strategies and strategic partnerships in his career spanning over 20 years. He has strong personal relationships with CXO’s in the region. He is a preferred industry analyst for many business channels such as BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg, Channel Newsasia, ET now etc. He has also spoken at various conferences across the world and quoted extensively in newspapers.
Dr. Steven Kasih
Head of Autonomous Delivery Systems at Future Transportation, Daimler AG
Dr. Steven Kasih works as a manager at Daimler AG in the areas of strategy, organizational design and new business. Based on his broad knowledge and experience in high technology and business model innovation he has initiated and built the Autonomous Delivery Systems initiative at Mercedes-Benz Vans Future Transportation. In this role he and his cross-functional teams are responsible for making transportation as a service with delivery robots, drones and other multimodal assets become reality. Dr. Kasih earned a PhD at Mannheim Business School and worked as strategist in various roles at Daimler. Moreover, he headed and scaled a major social media finance platform in the past and held positions in various knowledge-intensive firms in Europe and Southeast Asia.
Head of Cities, HERE
Leen Balcaen heads up HERE Cities, the IoT Business Group focused on the government sector. A global leader with 15 years of experience in Digital Mapping, Points of Interest, Probes and Search, her role is to define and execute the Cities strategy and vision and create targeted solutions that address market needs. Prior to this she was Director of Product Management for the HERE Consumer Business Group. Before joining HERE, Leen worked at TomTom / Tele Atlas for 11 years, where her roles included Director of Enhanced Content for TomTom Places and Senior Program Manager Community Input.
Leen has a Master’s Degree in Geography from the University of Gent and is fluent in English, Dutch and French.
UK Lead, MaaS Global
Chris leads the UK team for MaaS Global, the company behind Whim, the world’s leading Mobility as a Service application. Chris has been working with MaaS Global since the summer of 2017. Prior to this, Chris had a 27 year career in the public sector, undertaking a variety of roles at both Transport for West Midlands and Transport for Greater Manchester, undertaking a wide range of roles from trainee up to Director of Intelligent Mobility at TfWM where he was responsible for a wide range of innovation projects. He also led the development and delivery of Swift, TfWM’s highly successful Smartcard ticketing scheme. Chris undertook a leading role at Transport for Greater Manchester, as Interim Programme Director for Smart Ticketing.
Director Corporate Strategy, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Volkswagen AG
Tobias Reich is the head of strategy at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, shaping the brand’s future with a strong focus on digitization and new business models. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is the market leader for light commercial vehicles in Europe. Our vision is to offer our customers the best transport solutions worldwide. Having worked in Germany, France, UK and US, Tobias is an experienced automotive executive in passenger cars and commercial vehicles, both ICE and electric vehicles. Before joining Volkswagen in 2014, Tobias served in marketing, sales and business development roles at Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot-Citroen and worked as a partner at PA Consulting Group. Tobias holds a German university degree in economics and business and an MBA from INSEAD in France.
Chief Operating Officer, Fleet and Mobility Solutions, Edenred
Antoine Dumurgier is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace.
He started his career at the NASA Johnson Space Center as a test engineer in 1998, before going on to join the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA). In 2001, he moved to the strategic consulting firm McKinsey, first as a consultant then as a project manager. In 2005, he became Director of Performance & Excellence Operations for DHL Express France.
He joined Edenred in 2007, where he held a succession of positions within the French subsidiary, including Vice President for Human Services, Public Sector Sales and Marketing Director, and Digital Transition Director.
In 2013, he was appointed Executive Vice President, Strategy and Development and in 2016 he became Chief Operating Officer, Fleet and Mobility Solutions.
Visionary Innovation Group, Frost & Sullivan
Lynne is a Principal Consultant in the Visionary Innovation Group at Frost & Sullivan. She focuses on foresight and trends analysis to help clients think strategically about their operating environments now and into the future. This includes analysing the mega trends and emerging issues driving change in particular contexts and industries. Lynne has worked with a broad range of mobility clients, including HS2, MTR, Heathrow, Arup, Mitsubishi, The Urban Transport Group and Volkswagen. By understanding how trends impact organisations in particular contexts, Lynne helps clients to adapt to changes in their business environments by actively exploring, shaping and managing their futures.
Senior Vice President, Head of Future Solutions Interior Division, Continental Automotive GmbH
Ralf Lenninger was born in Trier in 1959. He completed a degree in electrical engineering/telecommunication engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Trier, and then studied to become an industrial engineer.
After leaving university, he started his professional career as a development and application engineer in the Siemens Infineon division in Munich in 1984. Here he focused on designing microcontrollers. In 1986, he switched to Microcontroller Product Marketing for the automotive industry, and here formed part of the team which developed the Microcontroller 80166 world standard. In January 1988, he joined Siemens automotive technology, the then automotive division of Siemens in Regensburg.
In August 1996, he moved to Portugal where he took on the role of CEO of the Siemens subsidiary, Indelma/Lisbon, with the production and delivery of complete cabling systems for the automotive industry. In September 2000, he was appointed CEO of the Mexican Siemens subsidiary AMESA/Puebla in Mexico. In February 2002, he took on the role of manager of the electric motors activities branch of Siemens VDO in Würzburg. In April 2006, he was appointed Sales Director for the VW Group, headquartered in Wolfsburg. Following the takeover of Siemens VDO by Continental in 2007, he took on responsibility for system development, innovation and strategy in the Interior division.
In October 2017 Ralf Lenninger took over the responsibility as CEO of Continental Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), LLC and Executive Vice President of the ITS Business Unit. In this role, Mr. Lenninger was driving forward the development of pioneering innovations for the transportation of tomorrow. Effective from March 1, 2018 Ralf Lenninger took over the responsibility as Head of Future Solutions Interior Division.
Executive Vice President, Bosch UK
Arun Srinivasan was appointed as the Head of Bosch Mobility Solutions Division (BBM), in the UK as of 1 April 2015.
With over 30 years of experience at Bosch, Arun is involved in many different aspects of the Bosch Mobility business in the UK. His position will cover two main areas of responsibilities: overseeing the Bosch Mobility Solutions UK business and global responsibility for Bosch’s business with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).
Arun began his career in 1980 in Bangalore, India at the Bosch subsidiary, MICO, as a Technical Graduate Trainee, and went on to hold several executive engineering roles in India, Germany and the UK. Before taking over his current position, Arun was Senior Vice President, Sales & Application Diesel Systems, based in Stuttgart, Germany. Here he was responsible for global Sales & Application of all Diesel Systems products for some of Bosch’s largest customers.
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.
Industry Vice President - Automotive & Smart Mobility, Forgerock
Michael Tworek is a Smart Mobility enthusiast with a passion for bringing together the horizontal ecosystem that finally makes smart mobility services possible. With 25+ years business experience across several industries and several roles, Michael’s focus is today on the role of Digital Identities in the context of the automotive and smart mobility. Michael went through several transformations himself. As an Mechanical Engineer (Dipl.-Ing.) he started his career in factory automation before moving to digital security at Gemalto. During his 18 years at Gemalto he was driving projects in mobile telecommunication, mobile payment, IoT and Automotive.
Lilian Greenwood was elected as MP for Nottingham South in 2010, having previously been a UNISON organiser in the East Midlands. She campaigned for investment in the Midland Main Line and the Nottingham Express Transit project before becoming a member of the Transport Select Committee. She joined the Shadow Transport team in 2011 as Shadow Local Transport Minister, in which role she was responsible for Labour’s policies on buses, walking and cycling, and she was made Shadow Rail Minister in January 2013. She retained the Transport brief when she was promoted to the Shadow Cabinet in September 2015 until her resignation in June 2016. Lilian was elected Chair of the Transport Select Committee in July 2017.
Head of Mobility Services, Daimler Financial Services
As Head of Mobility Services, Joerg Lamparter is responsible for the mobility services car2go, moovel and mytaxi, as well as for managing the participation stakes in Blacklane, Careem, Chauffeur Privé, Flixbus, Turo and Via.
The technical business economist joined what was then Daimler-Benz AG in 1996 and has 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, the 46-year-old Managing Director was responsible for expanding and developing the Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada Corporation in Toronto, Canada. 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.
Vice President of Sales and Customer Success, Bestmile
Mike leads the teams responsible for all sales and support activities with Bestmile’s worldwide customers. With more than 25 years of experience leading software and SAAS organizations, Mike has a proven history of building highly successful teams and delivering successful transportation services to customers. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Sales and Customer Success at Ridecell, where he was responsible for building Ridecell’s worldwide customer base. Prior to Ridecell, Mike was Vice President of Worldwide Sales at deCarta, Inc., which was acquired by Uber. Mike earned a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Dallas.
CEO, RCI Mobility SAS
Paolo is a Paris-based CEO at RCI Mobility. He started-up RCI Mobility together with RCI Bank and Services (the bank of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance) in 2015. RCI Mobility is a company that develops and commercializes corporate car sharing and other technology based mobility services. Prior to this, Paolo has held several management positions at Nissan in Europe. Most recent jobs were: Managing Director at Nissan Advisory Services sas, Corporate Sales Director and member of the Nissan West Europe sas management committee, Retail Network Development & Customer Quality General Manager at Nissan Europe sas.
Before joining Nissan, Paolo worked as management consultant in Italy. His competencies covers: automotive, new mobility ventures, startups and entrepreneurship, technology, sales and marketing and management consultancy. Paolo holds an executive MBA from TRIUM – NYU STERN School of Business, HEC and London School of Economics – and an MSc in electrical engineering from Università Federico II Napoli.
CEO, Transport Systems Catapult
Paul Campion took on the leadership of the Transport Systems Catapult in July 2017. His previous experience spans not only leadership roles in IBM’s Travel and Transport on consumer products businesses but also in the IBM software business, financing business and other executive roles. Whilst at IBM he had management roles in the European and worldwide business as well as the UK, and lived and worked in the USA, France and Switzerland.
His association with the Transport Systems Catapult goes back to before its formal creation, as part of the Industry Advisory Group which helped to define its role and structure. He has also served as a Non-Executive Director on its Board.
Edwin Maria Colella
VP Mobility Sales & Marketing, Omoove, An Octo Company
Edwin Maria Colella, was born in 1969, studied at the Military Academy of Modena and the Application School, and then graduated from Turin State University with a degree in Computer Science.
He started his career in the Italian Army as an Officer of the Transmissions, and then continue at KPMG Consulting in France and Italy as a Director Media Advisory Services.
Edwin previously held the role of Global Marketing Director at Ferrari, where he was responsible for the marketing activities in Maranello and in foreign markets, he moved later at the IWC Schaffhausen in Switzerland serving as Global Communication Director.
He is currently VP Mobility Sales & Marketing in Omoove wholly-owned by Octo Telematics, specializes in providing integrated technology solutions in support of the Sharing Mobility Operators.
Head of European Product Sales Strategy, DENSO Automotive Deutschland
Aron has almost 40 years experience operating as a Tier1 supplier in the Automotive Industry, the last 32 years of which has been with DENSO Corporation in Technical Sales and Global Account Management roles working around the globe. He holds a BSc Hons Degree in Mechanical Engineering from City University, London.
Currently, he is located in Munich, Germany as Head of the recently established EU Connected Services unit, working with DENSO’s Innovation Lab partners in Finland and his colleagues around the globe with a mission to craft a safe and sustainable revolution for future mobility.
Head of Automotive Industry, Symbio
Ari is leading the Automotive Industry at Symbio. He has over 20 years of experience in business development in manufacturing, media and telecom industries in global and European companies. Symbio’s automotive teams are developing new innovations and digital connectivity solutions in Asia, Europe and US. We are co-creating new innovations with our customers to adapt to transformation in the automotive industry.
President Global Automotive Sector, DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation
Fathi Tlatli is currently responsible for global business development and strategy for Deutsche Post DHL logistics Automotive-Mobility sector. Professor and lecturer in global marketing, intercultural management and strategy for various European institutions and writer of a range of articles and books on this subject. Author of other books on Time Management, on marketing in emerging markets (Successful Marketing in Emerging Markets, Gestion 2000), as well as articles in the international management field.
Dr. Corinna Elosge
Program Manager Vans & Drones, Daimler AG
Dr. Corinna Elosge works as program manager of the project Vans & Drones at Daimler AG’s division Mercedes-Benz Vans, Future Transportation. She is responsible for the coordination of the project and customer as well as business development related topics. Dr. Corinna Elosge did her Bachelor’ and Master’s degree in international and strategic management and earned a PhD at University of Stuttgart, Germany, on internationalization strategies. Prior to joining Daimler, she has worked in management & strategy consulting.
General Manager for EV & Mobility, Sales & Marketing at Groupe Renault
Born in Toulouse in 1971, Vincent ‘Vince’ CARRE is a graduate of ESSEC Business School in Paris. After two years in Sanofi-Avantis, he joined the Renault Group in 1993 in Poland and the Czech Republic. Back in France, between 2002 and 2007, he held a variety of roles in sales, marketing and dealer network development. In addition, he managed two dealerships in France and was appointed global Marketing Director for Renault A and B segment cars (Twingo and Clio). In 2009, he took the position of global Sales and Marketing Director for Dacia and managed the worldwide launch of Duster. In 2013 he entered in the EV world as global EV Sales and Marketing Director and managed the sales take-off of Renault electric vehicles and the transformation of the sales process. In 2015 he became head of the Renault Group in Belgium, returning to France in 2017 to manage Electric Cars, Connected Cars and New mobilities in Europe.
Director of City Engagement - Europe, Ford Smart Mobility
John was appointed Director of City Engagement, Europe, Ford Smart Mobility in May 2018. In this role John is responsible for developing and managing relationships with key European cities and leads Ford Smart Mobility Sales and Marketing activity. Prior to this he was Head of Government Programmes working within the Government Affairs Department in Ford of Europe. In this role he was responsible for coordinating company efforts to secure UK Government and EU funding to support both R&D and manufacturing activity in the UK. During this period, he also closely supported Ford’s Smart Mobility work stream.
John has a wide ranging automotive background having held a variety of roles in both Product Development and Manufacturing Engineering, the later including foreign assignments in Genk, Belgium and the US. John’s career in Governmental Affairs also included a 3-year assignment working in Ford’s Brussels Office liaising with the European Institutions and industry stakeholders on key legislative issues. Immediately prior to joining Governmental Affairs John worked as a Technical Manager in Vehicle Environmental Engineering. John is an ex-Ford Technician Apprentice and also has a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science. He has over 25 year of experience with Ford Motor Company.