Getting Around Smart Cities


  • Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    8:15 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Networking (Virtual Lobby Opens)
    Members can log in to Council's Virtual Meeting Room any time after 8:15 to make sure their audio and video equipment is working correctly and chat with other members.
    8:30 AM  -  8:35 AM
    Opening Remarks & Introductions
    8:35 AM  -  8:55 AM
    Transportation Transformation: Next-Generation Urban Mobility

    Dr. Simoudis will discuss his new book Transportation Transformation that presents a vision of next-generation urban mobility arising from the interplay among three major constituencies: automakers, mobility services companies, and smart cities. He describes the transformations, the new value chains, and future business models to benefit from next-generation mobility.

    • Evangelos Simoudis, PhD, Founder & Managing Director at Synapse Partners
    8:55 AM  -  9:40 AM
    Panel: Urban Mobility for Everyone
    The Smart City of the future is going to look very different. Not just in how people get around, but in how people live, and how the city "works". These things MUST change together, because they are inextricably linked. City development will be guided by regulations, innovation, and its inhabitants.

    In this panel, we'll talk about future Smart City mobility, how we get to there from here, the role of the car and how it fits with other modes, and the impacts on business, lifestyle, and quality of life. We'll talk about the Coronavirus' role as a catalyst to accelerate these changes, and we'll talk about how any successful plan must be inclusive.

      Moderator, Derek Kerton, Chairman, Autotech Council
    • Jim Adler, Founding Managing Director at Toyota AI Ventures
    • Bill Frykman, Director, City Solutions North America at Ford
    • Randell H. Iwasaki, Executive Director at Contra Costa Transportation Authority
    • Susan Shaheen, Co-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center at UC Berkeley
    9:40 AM  -  9:45 AM
    Networking Break
    Adjust your headphones, grab a coffee, connect via the online chat, as we take a short break before our startup presentations.
    9:45 AM  -  11:10 AM
    Rapid-Fire Demo Presentations / Fastpitch
    Several young companies have 5-minutes each to introduce their technology and products to creating interest and follow-up from the automotive industry including the carmakers and Tier 1s who are investing in mobility innovation. Representatives from Autotech Council member companies will ask questions after each pitch.

    Member Panel:

    • Volvo - Jenny Elfsberg, Director at Innovation Lab Hub US
    • Hyundai Mobis - Sean Ryu, Managing Director at Mobis Ventures Silicon Valley
    • Flex - Nicole Stevenson, VP Automotive Strategy

    Startup Segments:

    • Traffic Management
    • Cybersecurity
    • Charging Infrastructure
    • V2I
    • Pedestrian Safety
    • Multimodal Routing
    • V2X
    • ... and more

    Although the speaker application deadline has passed, relevant companies who did not apply can reserve remaining pitch spots, if available, when registering to attend this meeting.

    11:10 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Soft Close and Networking
    Meeting room will stay open for networking. Stay in the main meeting room to chat with other attendees over text, audio, or video. Members can download today's presentations from the member library.
    Meeting Close