Speakers

Benny Daniel

Benny Daniel

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.

Dorman Followwill

Dorman Followwill

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.

Franck Leveque

Franck Leveque

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

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.).

Sarwant Singh

Sarwant Singh

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.

Shwetha Surender

Shwetha Surender

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.

Vivek Vaidya

Vivek Vaidya

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.

Lynne Goulding

Lynne Goulding

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.

Ozgur Tohumcu

Ozgur Tohumcu

CEO, Tantalum Corporation

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.

Sebastian Peck

Sebastian Peck

Managing Director, InMotion Ventures

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.

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