Mobility 2021

Creating a sustainable and connected blueprint for zero emission transport and mobility.

October 26 Transportation Net Zero

  • Investment and Regulation
  • Pan-regional approaches to Electrification
  • Making Multi-Modal Work
  • Decarbonizing Freight
  • Hydrogen Business Models

October 27 Intelligent Infrastructure

  • V2X and the Smart City
  • Cyber Security and Data Sharing
  • Monetizing ITS across new mobility solutions
  • Smart Grid and Energy Supply
  • Integrated Networks and Mobility Hubs

October 28 Finance, Transit, & Mega-Projects

  • Unlocking finance
  • Closing the ‘Mobility Gap’
  • High Speed Rail
  • Urban Planning and Transport Corridors
  • Mobility as a Service Integration

October 26 Transportation Net Zero Day

8:00am – 8:20am (PT)

Intelligent Infrastructure & Future Mobility

Marc Williams Executive Director Texas Department of Transportation

Moderator: Axel Threlfall Editor-at-Large Reuters

8:20am – 9:00am (PT)

The Future of Green Mobility

Decarbonizing the future requires sustainable multi-stakeholder buy-in. In this first session we explore how much investment is required, and the public sector can incentivize private companies to invest and create profitable, zero emission, mobility solutions.

Ajay Chawan Associate Director Guidehouse

Emma Russell Principal Vision Ridge Partners

Charlotte Phelan Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Travel, Transportation, and Logistics (TTL) GSA

Moderator: Matt Petersen CEO and President Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)

9:00am – 9:05am (PT)


9:05am – 9:15am (PT)

California: Getting to Green through Sustainability, Equity and Partnerships

Toks Omishakin Director Caltrans (CA Dept. of Transportation)

9:15am – 10:00am (PT)

A Pan-American approach to Electrification: Charging Infrastructure, Investment, and Fleets.

While huge federal infrastructure investment on the table, pressure to hasten the transition from ICE to EVs is intensifying. How are States, DOTs, cities, and carmakers providing regulatory clarity, effective incentives, political constancy of purpose, and consumer confidence?

Roger Millar Secretary for Transportation Washington State Department of Transportation

Amanda Pietz Administrator, Policy, Data and Analysis Oregon Department of Transportation

Toks Omishakin Director Caltrans (CA Dept. of Transportation)

Louis Tremblay Chief Executive Officer FLO

Moderator: Tyler Svitak Executive Director Colorado Smart Cities Alliance

10:00am – 10:10am (PT)


10:10am – 10:30am (PT)

Super Charged: The Next Frontier for EV Fleets in the Fight Against Climate Change

The adoption of electrification in public and private fleets and consumer transportation is on the rise, as fighting climate change becomes more important than ever. But fleet vehicles are still dominated by diesel, and the transition to electric can often feel complex and expensive. Fleet owners and operators must grapple with everything from fluctuating utility rates for EV fueling to constraints on the utility grid and the significant capital expenses involved. Vic will discuss how we can solve these challenges with scalable solutions. Live Q&A to follow the presentation.

Vic Shao CEO AMPLY Power

10:30am – 10:50am (PT)

The Future of Transportation - European Year of Rail and takeaways for Zero Emission Mobility

Adina Valean European Commissioner for Transport European Commission

Moderator: Gabriela Baczynska Senior Correspondent Reuters

10:50am – 11:10am (PT)


11:10am – 12:00pm (PT)

Redesigning Transit: On-Demand, Integrated, Zero-Emission.

Global pandemic has presented unique opportunities for cities and transit agencies to redesign transit. Resilience and emergency planning have fast tracked changes in transport infrastructure, on-demand response and delivery services. How do we ensure these solutions and opportunities feed into a long-term and sustainable blueprint for mobility?

Stephanie Wiggins CEO LA Metro

Sharon Cooney CEO San Diego MTS

Eulois Cleckley Director and CEO of the Department of Transportation and Public Works Miami-Dade County

Moderator: David Leopold Director of City Solutions City Tech Collaborative

12:00pm – 12:30pm (PT)

A look to Europe: Electrification, Hydrogen, & Low Emission Infrastructure Investment

Jean Baptiste Djebbari Minister Delegate for Transport France

Moderator: Michel Rose Senior Correspondent Reuters

October 27Intelligent Infrastructure

7:45am – 8:00am (PT)

Exclusive Interview with Mayor Adler, City of Austin

Steve Adler Mayor Austin

Moderator: Luke James Director Reuters IMPACT

8:00am – 8:40am (PT)

Infrastructure Investment and Development to create the Intelligent, Connected, and Equitable Transportation Networks of the Future

Manolo Morales Senior Director US Government Relations Visa

Gillian Gillett Program Manager, California Integrated Mobility California Department of Transportation

Moderator: Katie Robinson Senior Director Programs Electrification Coalition

8:40am – 9:00am (PT)

Fireside Chat with Stephen Zoegall, Global Cities, Transport & Infrastructure Industry Lead, Accenture

Stephen Zoegall Global Cities, Transport & Infrastructure Industry Lead Accenture

Moderator: Luke James Director Reuters IMPACT

9:00am – 9:10am (PT)


9:10am – 10:00am (PT)

How technology can enable operational and project efficiencies to maximise Infrastructure Investments and deliver Capital Projects on time

Ray O’Connor Chief Executive Officer Topcon Positioning Systems

Raja Viswanathan Management Consulting Manager Accenture

David Leopold Director of City Solutions City Tech Collaborative

Alisyn Malek Executive Director Commission on the Future of Mobility

Moderator: Kip Eideberg SVP Government & Industry Relations AEM

10:00am – 10:20am (PT)


10:20am – 10:40am (PT)

Fireside chat with Jim Eaton, AVP of Solution Engineering, Wejo

Jim Eaton Solutions Engineer Wejo

Moderator: Luke James Director Reuters IMPACT

10:40am – 11:20am (PT)

Intelligent Transport 2.0 - Connecting Vehicle Architecture to Smart City Infrastructure

Today’s advanced technology is driving forward a future transportation network that will enhance driver safety, reduce congestion, enable efficient mobility and pave the path for an autonomous future. Integrating connected vehicles with intelligent transportation systems is essential to create the platform for low emission autonomous solutions. Huge challenges persist regarding effective regulation and policy setting, around safety and open access data.

Jim Eaton Solutions Engineer Wejo

Kevin Comstock Smart City Director City of Chattanooga

Megan O’Callaghan Deputy City Manager City of Dublin

Moderator: Tyler Svitak Executive Director Colorado Smart Cities Alliance

11:20am – 11:30am (PT)


11:30am – 12:10pm (PT)

Repurposing Intelligent Transport Infrastructure for Sustainable Revenue Generation across Multi-Modal Platforms

The public sector is caught at cross-roads between innovation and revenue generation. This presents opportunity for a new wave of ITS Infrastructure and collaboration between government, big tech, and digital infrastructure.

Chuck Wemple Executive Director Houston-Galveston Area Council

Russell Yell Mobility and Cities Lead Accenture

Bob Fifer Branch Manager & Superintendent, Intelligent Transportation Systems and Network Services Colorado Department of Transportation

Moderator: Luke James Director Reuters IMPACT

12:10pm – 12:50pm (PT)

Digitized Transportation Infrastructure Management

Building transportation infrastructure is an increasingly challenging endeavor critical to our daily lives. With global population growth and current environmental impact, we see an urgent need to have a resilient infrastructure. In Addition, several stakeholder requirements, activism, and challenges in limited resources are putting pressure on how to go about upgrading infrastructure to the 21st century. In this panel, we will discuss IT as a centerpiece of future super-efficient and profitable infrastructure asset management.

Kevin Schock VP, Travel & Transportation Industries Business Unit SAP

Noel Fagan CEO Rizing

Moderator: Luke James Director Reuters IMPACT

12:50pm – 1:30pm (PT)

Enhancing Transportation Hub Efficiency - Creating Integrated Networks between Cities, Regions, and Ports

Robert Horton Vice President, Environment Affairs & Sustainability Dallas Fort Worth Airport

Nick Primrose Chief of Regulatory Compliance JAXPORT

Dr. Juliette Ugirumurera NREL

Moderator: Luke James Director Reuters IMPACT

October 28Finance, Transit & Mega-Projects

7:45am – 8:00am (PT)

Exclusive Interview with Nan Whaley, Mayor of Dayton Ohio/President, United States Conference of Mayors

Nan Whaley Mayor Dayton President United States Conference of Mayors

Moderator: Luke James Director Reuters IMPACT

8:00am – 8:40am (PT)

Ohio – The Smart Mobility Growth Accelerator Nobody Saw Coming

Ohio, a state located in the Midwest United States, is within a day’s drive to 60% of the U.S.’ population, but would not come naturally to mind as a smart mobility accelerator. Yet as the fastest growing city in the Midwest and the 14th largest city in the United States, it is home to some of the premier mobility and transportation research facilities in the country. Having won the U.S. Department of Transportation Smart Cities Challenge in 2015, Columbus now sits at the heart of an unmatched innovation hub.

William Murdock Executive Director Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

Brett Roubinek President/CEO Transportation Research Center, Inc.

Joanna Pinkerton President and CEO Central Ohio Transit Authority

Chris Atkinson Director Smart Mobility Ohio State University

Moderator: Scott Light Scott Light Consulting

8:40am – 9:00am (PT)

Unlocking Finance: Collaborative Approaches to unlock capital from Government and Private Investors

Maria Gotch President and CEO Partnership Fund for New York City

David Leopold Director of City Solutions City Tech Collaborative

Moderator: Luke James Director Reuters IMPACT

9:00am – 9:30am (PT)

Clean Energy Supply: Building a Hydrogen Mobility Business Model

Hydrogen presents an opportunity for public and private sector transportation reaching zero emission targets. But how economically viable are alternative fuel vehicles and what are the costs of the supporting infrastructure?

Richard Moore Vice President of Energy & Shared Services Connected DMV

Brett Perlman CEO Center for Houston’s Future

9:30am – 9:40am (PT)


9:40am – 10:20am (PT)

Urban Planning and Transportation Corridors: Integrating Mobility Solutions to Create Equitable Urban Spaces

With growing awareness of inequities in urban planning many within the urbanist space have stepped forward to address systemic issues built into the foundations of our streets. How are cities, public transit and the private mobility sector collaborating to increase ridership and improve equitable access for all.

Seleta Reynolds General Manager LADOT

Moderator: Luke James Director Reuters IMPACT

10:20am – 10:40am (PT)

Urban Mobility: Disruptions and Start-ups

Fredrik Hånell Business Creation Director EIT Urban Mobility

10:40am – 11:20am (PT)

European Mobility Incubator Panel

Paula Johanna Adamson Chief Sales Officer Auve Tech

Sandro Beck CEO Dashfactory

Anna Palmqvist Production Manager Elonroad

Harald Sævareid CEO & Co-Founder Nivel

Marc Schindler Managing Director ottobahn GmbH

Moderator: Fredrik Hånell Business Creation Director EIT Urban Mobility

11:20am – 11:50am (PT)

Accelerating Transportation Technology through P3s

To accelerate the pace of technology deployment we need buy in from leadership and change makers across public, private, and non-profit organizations. In particular we need to explore opportunities for early-stage companies to present and test solutions via incubation and partnerships. In this session we identify opportunities and explore how to create progressive and incentive-based policy and testing opportunities.

Natalia Quintero Vice President Innovation Partnership Fund for New York City

Jamie Ponce Director of Strategic Partnerships City Tech Collaborative

Moderator: Luke James Director Reuters IMPACT

11:50am – 12:30pm (PT)

A Public-Private Partnership Strategy for MaaS – Building the Digital Infrastructure for Platform Integration and Data Exchange

A shared data repository is key for the whole mobility ecosystehm to operate and scale at a systems level. Hear how public and private sectors are breaking down the walled garden approach and working together to deliver a data ‘platform of platforms’ for transportation.

Gretchen Newcombe Director MobilityData

Mandy Bishop Smart Columbus Program Manager City of Columbus

Sunny Sanwar Founder and CEO Dynamhex

Elliott McFadden Greater Minnesota Shared Mobility Coordinator Minnesota Department of Transportation

Lori J. Pepper Deputy Secretary for Innovative Mobility Solutions CalSTA

Moderator: Brenna Berman CEO City Tech Collaborative