5th MOBILITY INNOVATORS FORUM

October 29 & 30, 2020 /
Virtual

From Vision to Reality

5th MIF 2020 to magnifying the vision to reality level to make the vision becomes the reality.

Last a decade has been arguably a revolution of automotive industry transformation. Next decades, it is critical to reflecting all technical advancements, policies, regulations, and business model changes to find the missing pieces in the grand vision of the future of mobility to clarify the direction to the vision.

As the global pandemic spreads, mobility leaders need to prepare for the new world ahead. The future of mobility are complex, nuanced, and widely debated so none is clear yet.

5th MIF 2020, discussing the missing pieces of the vision, share ideas to how to scaling up to operate the future of mobility, and discuss how to improve the relationships of ecosystem to further innovation.

Mobility Innovators Forum 2020 brings together the leaders of mobility leaders with innovators, policy makers, startups, and other selected experts to explore the key issues shaping future of mobility, and offers an unique opportunity to forge relationships with the most influential mobility leaders Confirmed speakers are leaders from Ola, Arrival, NURO, Affectiva, and more to come.

2019 SPEAKERS

  • Euisun Chung

    Executive Vice Chairman, Hyundai Motor Group

    13:05 - 13:20
  • John Suh

    Vice President, Head of CRADLE

    13:00 - 13:05

    Dr. John Suh

    Vice President, Head of CRADLE

    Welcome remark
    John Suh is Vice President and Head of CRADLE, Hyundai Motor Group’s Silicon Valley hub for corporate venture capital, open innovation, and special projects. CRADLE’s mission is to identify and invest in technologies that enable new products and businesses for Hyundai Motor Group. Prior to joining CRADLE, he worked at General Motors, Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center), and several Silicon Valley startups where he has had roles in corporate investing, product management, and R&D. John has a BS degree in electrical engineering from Kettering University and an MS and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.
  • Peter Calthorpe

    Senior Vice President, HDR | Calthorpe

    13:20 - 13:45

    Peter Calthorpe

    Senior Vice President, HDR | Calthorpe

    Future city for humanity
    Peter Calthorpe is a Senior Vice President of HDR. He is a renowned pioneer of innovative approaches to urban revitalization, community planning and regional design. He was awarded the Urban Land Institute’s prestigious J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development and is one of the founders and first board president of the Congress for the New Urbanism.
  • Darton Ito

    Director of Innovation, SFMTA

    13:20 - 13:45

    Darton Ito

    Director of Innovation, SFMTA

    Future city for humanity
    Darton Ito has over 20 years of experience in transportation planning and policy. He currently leads the Office of Innovation for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). The Office of Innovation builds relationships within San Francisco and with other cities, with communities and with companies to facilitate alignment between emerging mobility services and San Francisco’s goals for a safe, equitable and sustainable transportation system. He was previously a planner with the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans/Caltrain) and began his transportation planning career as an intern with AC Transit. He has a degree in Environmental Planning & Policy from the University of California, Santa Cruz. In his free time he is active in youth soccer and little league.
  • Rolf Huber

    Chairman of the board of directors, H2Energy

    13:45 - 14:10

    Rolf Huber

    Chairman of the board of directors, H2Energy

    Future role of hydrogen for future cities and society

    Founder and Chairman, Chairman of the board of directors, H2Energy, Glattpark

    Founder and Chairman, Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility AG, Glattpark

    Non-executive board positions

    Hydrospider AG, Glattpark, Switzerland

    Comet Holding AG, Flamatt, Switzerland

    Jury Member, Swiss Pioneer Price, Technopark Zürich, Switzerland

    Founder and Chairman, Ceres Capital AG, Switzerland

  • Jaimie Levin

    Director, West Coast Operations

    13:45 - 14:10

    Jaimie Levin

    Director, West Coast Operations

    Future role of hydrogen for future cities and society
    Jaimie Levin is the Director, West Coast Operations for the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) located in Berkeley, California. CTE is an Atlanta-based NGO that develops and manages advanced technology transportation projects focusing on energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. Prior to joining CTE in 2016, Mr. Levin was the Director of Environmental Technology at AC Transit, where he was responsible for the Bay Area’s advanced fuel cell electric bus (FCEB) demonstration program (ZEBA – Zero Emission Bay Area). Mr. Levin holds a Masters of City Planning degree (MCP) from the University of California at Berkeley. He is CTE’s representative to the California Fuel Cell Partnership advocating for the commercialization of fuel cell technology. He also serves on the advisory boards of UC Berkeley’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) and the Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC) at Humboldt State University.
  • Dr.Carlo van de Weijer

    Director, Eindhoven AI Systems Institute, EAISI

    14:10 - 14:35

    Dr.Carlo van de Weijer

    Director, Eindhoven AI Systems Institute, EAISI

    Sustainable mobility beyond multi-modal
    Carlo carries a broad experience in the automotive industry with a.o. executive positions at Siemens and TomTom. Currently he is managing director of the newly founded Eindhoven AI System Institute EAISI at Eindhoven University of Technology. He advises ministries and industries around the world on the future of mobility and is member of the supervisory board of several high-tech companies and start-ups. Carlo has a MA in mechanical engineering from the TU Eindhoven and a PhD degree with honors from TU in Graz.
  • Rasheq Zarif

    Managing Director & Future of Mobility tech sector leader, Deloitte

    14:10 - 14:35

    Rasheq Zarif

    Managing Director & Future of Mobility tech sector leader, Deloitte

    Sustainable mobility beyond multi-modal
    At Deloitte, Rasheq leads the Tech Practice for Future of Mobility. He is responsible for further advancing and commercializing the firm’s growth in shared and autonomous mobility, connecting ecosystem leaders in technology, telecommunications, and automotive sectors. Prior to joining Deloitte, Rasheq served in a variety of leadership roles at Mercedes-Benz. He has driven future product strategy, technology development, and piloted new technologies. Most recently, he served as the Head of Lab 1886 USA, an incubator for Mercedes-Benz based in Silicon Valley. Rasheq has operationalized and scaled innovations around various digital mobility services. He was also been part of leading cultural transformation and establishing partnerships/alliances for the company.
  • Hooi Ling Tan

    Co-Founder, Grab

    15:00 - 15:15

    Hooi Ling Tan

    Co-Founder, Grab

    Partner Keynote #1
    Tan Hooi Ling is the Co-Founder, Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading super app that offers the region’s 650 million users the widest range of on-demand transport, food and package delivery services, as well as payments and financial services. Prior to joining Grab fulltime in 2015, Hooi Ling led strategic projects at Salesforce.com, working at the company’s San Francisco headquarters. Before joining Salesforce.com, Hooi Ling was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, advising global corporations in Southeast Asia, North America, Latin America and Australia on corporate strategy and operations.
  • Dr.Eric Allison

    Head of Uber Elevate

    15:40 - 16:05

    Dr.Eric Allison

    Head of Uber Elevate

    Application for new air mobility
    Eric Allison is the Head of Elevate at Uber, leading the Elevate initiative to re-imagine urban transportation through the air. Previously, Eric spent eight years at Zee Aero leading the development of the Cora vehicle, a two-place self-piloted air taxi. He was part of the founding team at Zee, and served as CEO from 201 5 to 2018. Throughout this time, Eric has been at the forefront of aerospace research, development, and manufacturing advances in electric propulsion, energy storage, vehicle autonomy, and composite structures.
  • Uma Subramanian

    CEO, Aero Technologies

    15:40 - 16:05

    Uma Subramanian

    CEO, Aero Technologies

    Application for new air mobility
    Uma Subramanian is the CEO of Aero Technologies, a stealth company focused on next generation air travel. Prior to joining Aero, Uma was a pioneer in Urban Air Mobility space, as the founding CEO of Voom.Flights, an Airbus company, which built an urban air mobility network. Under Uma’s leadership, Voom.Flights launched in Brazil and Mexico. Uma holds an undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Uma is passionate about aviation, and believes that as a society we are well on our way to unlocking the urban sky. She is thrilled to be part of that journey.
  • Mate Rimac

    CEO and Founder, Rimac Automobili and Greyp Bikes

    16:25 - 16:40

    Mate Rimac

    CEO and Founder, Rimac Automobili and Greyp Bikes

    Partner Keynote #2
    Founder, innovator, and inveterate inventor Mate Rimac started out in 2007 at the age of 19 in a borrowed garage, tinkering, dreaming, and already thinking several years ahead of the traditional car industry. He fitted an experimental EV drivetrain to his 1984 BMW E30 and his conversion was so successful, that the humble, garage-built BMW gained 5 FIA approved and Guinness World Records as fastest accelerating electric vehicle. Mate wanted to prove the potential of electric powertrain and show how exciting the sustainable future can be. In 2009 Rimac Automobili was born. In 2011 the Rimac Concept_One became the world’s first true electric supercar. Rimac is recognized as a trusted partner by many global OEMs, trickling-down the hypercar technology to many applications.
  • Grace Hwang

    Lecturer, Stanford School of Medicine

    16:40 - 17:30

    Grace Hwang

    Lecturer, Stanford School of Medicine

    Interior is the new exterior
    Grace was formerly the VP of Design & Experience at Carrot, whose mission is to engage and empower millions of people to quit smoking, and the Executive Director of Health at IDEO. She is currently a lecturer at the Stanford School of Medicine and collaborates with the Presence Center to develop and teach design thinking as a tool to explore presence and the human experience in medicine. Grace as bachelor’s degree in product design from Stanford University.
  • Nuri Golan

    Managing Director, Lear Innovation Ventures

    16:40 - 17:30

    Nuri Golan

    Managing Director, Lear Innovation Ventures

    Interior is the new exterior
    Nuri Golan, Managing Director of Lear Innovation Ventures, Silicon Valley Nuri Golan is the Managing Director of Lear Innovation Ventures (LIV) for Silicon Valley and is responsible for managing a cross-functional team charged with finding the right partnerships and investments around the autonomous, connected, electrified and shared mobility trends. He also assists internal product teams define future growth strategies and direction. Prior to his current role, Nuri was responsible for the development and proliferation of industry leading positioning technology for connected and autonomous vehicles. Nuri was the CEO and co-founder of the Israeli startup EXO Technologies, a high-accuracy GPS company which was acquired by Lear Corporation in 2017.
  • David J. Byron

    Manager, Design + Innovation Strategy

    16:40 - 17:30

    David J. Byron

    Manager, Design + Innovation Strategy

    Interior is the new exterior
    David’s passions are to design with purpose, connect with people, and inspire emotion. He graduated from the College for Creative Studies and has been an adjunct faculty member there for the last 11 years. He spent his early career with GM, ASC and then SALEEN, where he designed the S5S Raptor supercar and the S302 Mustang. David then jumped from sports cars to sports equipment when he joined Warrior Sports as Lead Helmet Designer. David’s desire for creative diversity led him to Sundberg-Ferar in 2013. As Manager of Design and Innovation Strategy, he guides teams through the creative process to identify the right user needs and find emotionally compelling solutions. David has partnered many times with Hyundai’s CRADLE division working on future mobility solutions such as the ELEVATE walking car concept debuted at the 2019 CES show. David is also the president of the Michigan Design Council, whose mission is to showcase the economic and social impact of industrial design and spread design awareness throughout the education community.
  • KyungEn Kim

    Design Principal, Suh Architects

    16:40 - 17:30

    KyungEn Kim

    Design Principal, Suh Architects

    Interior is the new exterior
    KyungEn Kim is currently Design Principal at Suh Architects. She arrived at architecture via sculpture. After receiving her undergraduate degree at Wellesley College, she went on to pursue a Masters of Fine Art in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design. As her installation work began to define inhabitable spaces, she attended the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, graduating with a Masters in Architecture. KyungEn has worked at CO Architects (formerly known as Anshen+Allen Los Angeles) in Los Angeles, and served as the creative director for a Korean children’s clothing company. Her experience as an educator includes teaching undergraduates Sculpture at RISD as well as teaching architecture studios at Seoul National and Yonsei University in Korea. She also serves on the boards of educational and cultural non-profit organizations in Seoul.
  • Marilyn Golden

    Senior Policy Analyst, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

    17:30 - 17:55

    Marilyn Golden

    Senior Policy Analyst, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

    Prospect of universal mobility
    Marilyn Golden is a disability rights activist, most notably in the area of transportation. In 2015 she was honored by the White House as a transportation "Champion of Change." Senior Policy Analyst at the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), our nation’s foremost national law and policy center on disability civil rights, with offices in Berkeley, California and Washington, D.C.She has been closely involved with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) throughout all the stages of its proposal and passage and now during its implementation.Ms. Golden has continued to play a key role in policy development on a federal level in the areas of transportation and architectural barriers, as a strong and effective advocate for people with disabilities. She was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the U.S. Access Board in 1996, serving until 2005. She was recognized as a White House Champion of Change in Transportation by President Barack Obama in 2014. And she’s been a member of three federal policy advisory committees: the Rail Vehicle Accessibility Advisory Committee (U.S. Access Board, 2013-2015), the ADAAG (Americans with Disabilities Act Architectural Guidelines) Review Advisory Committee (U.S. Access Board, 1994 – 1996), and the Urban Mass Transportation Administration’s ADA Federal Advisory Committee to assist in developing the DOT ADA regulation (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1991).She served as Project Manager for a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) 2015 research study, Accessible Transit Services for All, which identified practices that have reduced ADA paratransit costs, improved efficiency, and increased the mobility of people with disabilities.She was the principal author of the Topic Guides on ADA Transportation, also for FTA and published in 2010, as well as other transportation studies.Her involvement in international disability rights has continued since the ADA’s passage. She has been called upon to share her knowledge with audiences in South Africa, Germany, Austria, New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland, Spain, Costa Rica, the European Union, and at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China.
  • Susan Henderson

    Executive Director, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

    17:30 - 17:55

    Susan Henderson

    Executive Director, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

    Prospect of universal mobility
    Susan Henderson joined Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) in 1997, and became its executive director in 2008. At DREDF she expanded the family advocacy program to protect the rights of disabled children in the child welfare system and launched the Disability & Media Alliance Project (D-MAP) to change sensational, cloying and misinformed disability coverage that undermines the public policy and legal advances of the last 35 years, to coverage that raises public awareness and helps to end disability discrimination. In 2015, she co-authored on behalf of the National Council on Disability, “Self-Driving Cars: Mapping Access to a Technology Revolution,” which examines the benefits and challenges that autonomous vehicles hold for disabled people.

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