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Tech Tonic: Mobility as a Service EBRD Seminar


January 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm



United Kingdom

US Commercial Service Auto Team

The Disruptive Technology Community of Practice, led by Tara Shirvani and part of the Knowledge Management Programme at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), is hosting “Tech Tonic: Mobility as a Service”, a half-day seminar on January 16, 2020 in London (scheduled for 10:00am -1:00pm.  This event will bring together senior representatives from technology companies, consultants, universities, and regulators. The goal of this event is to link commercial leaders and policy-influencers with the upcoming business opportunities that EBRD staff is aware of in our countries of operations via a mutual sharing of lessons, technological knowledge, and best business practices.

Tentative Outline of the Seminar:

Welcoming Remarks (10mins): Tara Shirvani, Principal Specialist Sustainable Transport & Leader of the Disruptive Tech Community of Practice, EBRD

  Session 1 (45 mins+ up to 15 mins Q&A):  Introduction to MaaS (10.10-11.05h)

  • What is MaaS (and what is not MaaS, although being sold as MaaS)
  • Macro-level enablers (technology, regulation, etc)
  • Drivers (sustainability, online economy, more personalised services, etc)
  • Ecosystem (who should be included?)
  • Speakers:  Piia Karjalainen, MaaS Alliance; Maria Kamargianni, UCL;
  • Discussant: senior banking representative (Sustainable Infrastructure Group, EBRD)

Session 2 (45 mins panel discussion + up to 15 mins Q&A): Insights into market developments  (11.05-12.00h)

  • Market expectations: Richard Threfall, KPMG
  • Examples of services: Sandra Witzel, Skedgo; Filippo Logi, Siemens; Laurin Sepoetro, Uber; Victoria Markewitz, Via;
  • Moderator: senior banking representative (Sustainable Infrastructure Group, EBRD)

Session 3 (45 mins panel discussion + up to 15 mins Q&A): Benefits and Hurdles for MaaS implementations in EBRD Countries of Operations  (12.00-12.55h)

  • Introductory words: Paulo Humanes, PTV Group; Marko Javornik, Voyego;
  • Regulatory and administrative preconditions & recommendations: James Datson, Connected Places Catapult
  • Technical & infrastructural preconditions: Andy Taylor, CUBIC
  • Moderator: senior banking representative (Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Group, EBRD)

Closing remarks: Managing Director (TBC, EBRD)

For more information, please contact US Commercial Service London:  PJ.Menner@trade.gov or Janelle.Weyek@trade.gov