International Future of Mobility
June 22 - 23, 2020

This event will bring together experts in the field of mobility technology, services, policy and legislation


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International Future of Mobility

The automotive and with it also the urban transport industry is undergoing a dramatic change. It seems all is coming together at once. Electrical vehicles (EVs) are knocking at the doors and consumers seem ready (surveys in Switzerland have shown that 50% want to buy an EV as their next car). While not expected by the “experts” to come within decades also autonomous cars are to be seen in 2020 in some countries. This will bring with it a dramatic change also in business models. From selling a just-good-enough car to the masses to running transport services that are highly affordable (1/10 to owning cars) to the users.

The Future of Mobility event is new as well and breaks totally with the traditional car shows one knows addressing the true future of combining it all: electrical, autonomous, eVTOL, connected, sharing, transport as a service while also looking a newer technologies and models. Thousands of mobility startups alone on Europe are pushing this forward forcing a slow moving industry to get finally up to speed.

While this is reality it also seems that there is a shift from Europe to Asian (China) dominance happening. Will the future of mobility driven by the software and internet players and the Chinese EV and hardware manufacturers used to applying disruptive business models? The event will give a glimpse into this close future and also discusses Europe’s role.

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Why attend?

Top Trends
Ensure you're up-to-date on the top trends, including the latest on AV, EV, flying cars, Hyperloop, communication connectivity (5G) and transportation as a service business models and more.

Not only technology
In five workshops you will experience about the latest developments in 1) mobility technology, 2) urban air transportation, 3) autonomous driving, 4) transport as a service business models, and 5) how policy and legislation can support a great mobility future.

High-tech Connect suisse Research
Hear from High-tech Connect suisse as we supplement the topics covered with exclusive HTCs research. We will e.g explain the business goals and motivations for Internet giants to move into autonomous driving and transport as a service (TaaS).

Impressive Speakers
An astoundingly impressive C-suite and founder-heavy speaker lineup.

Fireside Chat Format
Fireside chat format between speakers and leading industry journalists. No panels or canned presentations.

1:1 Meetings
Unlimited number of 1:1 networking opportunities with senior-level attendees and startup CEOs/founders.

Global Audience
Meet founders and others attending from around the world, including Singapore, US, India, and China.

No Paying Speakers
No pay-to-play speakers aka no 'sales pitches' on stage.

Interactive Workshops
Pick from 5 workshops and learn from world-class experts.


We will discuss with top industry experts

  • Will 2020 be the year when autonomous driving arrives?
  • Are flying cars a reality to come and if so when, where and how?
  • Will autonomous driving bring more or less congestion?
  • How can public policies such as taxation be optimized?
  • What will the impact be on car insurances?
  • What are promising new mobility approaches like Hyperloop and others?

Additional Information

Driverless cars could hit UAE roads in 2021, says top official, Arabian Business, 2019
How Close Are We to a Self-Driving World?, Youtube.com (Seeker), 2019
In Two Years, There Could Be 10 Million Self-Driving Cars on the Roads, Medium.com, 2018
The race to build a flying electric taxi, BBC, 2019
Elon Musk: Tesla is going to build Gigafactory 4 in ‘Berlin area’, Hightech Connect suisse, 2019
Connected & Autonomous Cars Have Arrived, And They Are Forcing Car Companies To Build New Vehicle Architectures, Forbes, 2019
7 Surprising Statistics about the In-Vehicle Infotainment Industry, Ian Martin, 2019

Sponsorship & Exhibition

If you are interested in being an active supporter and participant please contact: haller@hightechconnect.ch

Use the opportunity to be present with a booth in the exhibition. Startups enjoy a 75% benefit.



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Program

The program showcases how newest technologies enable new and improved mobility solutions, services, business models and will help to address mega challenges such as that of traffic congestion, pollution, but also fatal accidents (40k in the US and 260k in China every year).

In addition international public policies and legislation best practices will be presented and discussed.

08:30

Welcome & Motivational Keynote

Ralf Haller, President, CEO, High-Tech Connect Suisse &
R. Haller IT Marketing

09:00 - 09:20

Electrical, connected, autonomous vehicles in the US, China and Europe

Overview of the market, leading companies, technology & business trends and outlook.

09:20 - 09:40

eVTOL - flying cars

Dr. Luuk van Dijk, Founder & CEO, Daedalean

Rémi Petitfrère, Head of European Market, EHang Intelligent Equipment

When, where and how will we see (self-)flying cars?

09:40 - 10:00

How can we reach the climate goals 2035

Prof. Dr. Anthony Patt, Full Professor of Climate Policy, Institute for Environmental Decisions, ETH Zürich

What are the biggest challenges and will we overcome them?

10:00 - 10:20

Autonomous vehicles - technology challenges

Dr. Navid Nourani Vatani, Co-founder & Head of AI and Robotics, Imperium Drive
Dr. Andrea Censi, Deputy Director for the Chair of Dynamic Systems and Control, ETH Zürich
Alban Brisy, Business development and partnership director, Autonomy, EasyMile

What is the current state in development in USA, China and Europe and when and where can we expect the first services?

10:20 - 10:50

1:1 Interviews:
Transport/mobility as a service

Sascha Pallenberg, Head of Digital Transformation, Daimler AG
Matthias Schmidt, Automotive Industry Analyst
Heiko Hüttel, tba
Thibault Castagne, Co-founder & CEO, VIANOVA.IO

•  What will be the new market opportunities and challenges?
•  What will be Europe’s role in the mobility services industry?
•  How will new market players change the mobility business?

10:50 - 11:10

Top 25 European Mobility Startup List

Our jury evaluated and ranked in the following categories:

•  Autonomous Vehicles
•  Electrification
•  New mobility services
•  Connectivity
•  Other

The top three startups will be able to give a pitch. All others can attend the exhibition free of charge.

Jury (preliminary):
•  Alexander Kiltz, UVC Partners
•  Sascha Pallenberg, Head of Digital Transformation, Daimler AG
•  Heiko Hüttel, tba
•  Dr. Davide Caprioli, Head Acoustic and Thermal Management, Autoneum Research and Technology
•  Dr. Grzegorz Ombach, Independent Consultant, Ex-Global Vice President & GM, Qualcomm

11:10 - 11:30

International study results

Autonomous driving in smart cities

•  Ralf Haller, President, CEO, High-Tech Connect Suisse &
R. Haller IT Marketing

International study among the leaders in smart city projects worldwide.

Autonomous driving is expected to arrive soon. With it also transport as a service (TaaS) will emerge and this will have an impact on roads, traffic, insurances, parking, but also legal and policy aspects. This international study will try to find out how far the so called smart cities in the world are with their preparations and what they expect.


12:00 - 13:30

Lunch break and electrical, connected, autonomous, flying cars & new transportation exhibition


13:30 - 16:30: Interactive workshops run by leading industry experts

  New Technologies Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Electrical, Connected, Autonomous Vehicles Transport Service Business Models Public Policy & Legislation
Goals, Key Messages

What will technology enable us to do in future of mobility?

What is behind «flying cars»?

State and future of EV & AV

New transport business models and services

How can public and private work hand in hand?

Moderators

Christian Bach, EMPA, Head of Laboratory - Automotive Powertrain Technologies

Prof. Dr. Michel Guillaume, Full Professor of System Integration and Structural Integrity, Centre for Aviation, ZHAW, School of Engineering Winterthur

Jasmine Kent, Co-founder & CTO, Dufour Aerospace

Dr. Navid Nourani Vatani, Co-founder & Head of AI and Robotics, Imperium Drive

Dr. Andrea Censi, Deputy Director for the Chair of Dynamic Systems and Control, ETH Zürich

Ralf Haller, President, CEO, High-Tech Connect Suisse &
R. Haller IT Marketing

Dr. Boyd Cohen, Co-founder, Iomob

Dr. Armin Eberle, Head of Institute of Sustainable Development, ZHAW School of Engineering

Participants

Ana Garcia, Business Case Team Lead Hyperloop Team, Technical University of Munich

Dr. Hermann Pengg, Head of Project Management e-fuels, Audi

Daniel Egger, Head of Marketing and Sales, Climeworks

Dr. Davide Caprioli, Head Acoustic and Thermal Management, Autoneum Research and Technology

Frédéric Briguet, Head of Marketing, MindMaze

Dr. Luuk van Dijk, Founder & CEO, Daedalean

Rémi Petitfrère, Head of European Market, EHang Intelligent Equipment

Heiko Hüttel, tba

Alexander Kiltz, UVC Partners

Olav Madland, CEO, Applied Autonomy

Dr. Grzegorz Ombach, Independent Consultant, Ex-Global Vice President & GM, Qualcomm

Alban Brisy, Business development and partnership director, Autonomy, EasyMile

Sascha Pallenberg, Head of Digital Transformation, Daimler AG

Zoltán László, Business Lead Autonomous & Traditional On-Demand, SBB CFF FFS

Jaime Moreno, Founder & CEO, Mormedi

Mélanie Malhamé, CEO, Lymo Suisse

Prof. Dr. Anthony Patt, Full Professor of Climate Policy, Institute for Environmental Decisions, ETH Zürich

Planned main topics
  • Hyperloop
  • Hydrogen
  • Battery Technologies
  • Advanced Renewable Fuels
  • CO2 Capturing
  • When, how, where?
  • Licenses & Certification
  • State of Technology
  • Autonomous Flights
  • State of electrical, connected, autonomous Vehicles
  • When, where and how will AV be implemented?
  • Mapping
  • TaaS, MaaS
  • Public and private
  • End-to-end
  • New Mobility Services
  • In-vehicle Infotainment
  • Public-Private
  • Insurances
  • Railway
  • Bus
  • Taxation
  • Transport Policies & Legislation
16:30 - 18:30

Electrical, connected, autonomous, flying cars & new transportation exhibition

Speakers


More speakers will be announced shortly.

Advisory Board Members

Christian Bach

EMPA

Head of Laboratory - Automotive Powertrain Technologies

Frédéric Briguet

Head of Marketing

MindMaze

Following studies in Computer Science Frédéric Briguet gained extensive experience within international institutions and companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Nestle, Medtronic, Boston Scientific

In 2002, Frédéric joined Nestlé working on projects as Global eCommerce solutions for Nestlé ProfessionalTM, NespressoTM and DolceGustoTM. He managed the innovation lab for new technology and participated in the shift from traditional to new media.

He joined in 2010 NayaMed/Medtronic Europe to develop a full online, worldwide business for medical devices, as the Head of Marketing and eBusiness.

Certified from the IMD Frédéric also participated in the review of the best-selling book “Value Proposition that sells”.

In 2013, Frédéric worked as Business Model manager for Boston Scientific with the aim to manage the service digital health transformation of the company in Europe.

Frédéric joined MindMaze in 2018 fulfilling the role of Head of Marketing for clinical evidence and sales, responsible for defining the commercial strategy and business model for the healthcare branch of MindMaze: MindMotionTM

Alban Brisy

Business development and partnership director, Autonomy

EasyMile

Mr Brisy has a background of robotic engineer. Over the course of his career, he held Operational, R&D and business development roles within robotic and smart mobility companies.

In 2011, he participated to the creation of the Tilter, a vehicle part motorcycle, part covered car, all-electric zero-emission three-wheeler dedicated to commuters. In 2012, he founded E-Slavus who aimed to provide autonomous technologies to standard vehicles. In 2013, he relocated in Paris to participate to the important growth of Balyo. Balyo designs robotic solutions, installed on standard electrical material handling vehicles.

In 2016, he moved to Toulouse to create “Autonomy by”, a division within EasyMile specialized in providing software powering autonomous vehicles. He creates partnerships with major vehicle manufacturers and develops businesses for driverless vehicles co-created with these manufacturers.

Dr. Davide Caprioli

Head Acoustic and Thermal Management

Autoneum Research and Technology

Davide leads acoustic and thermal management department at the Autoneum Research and Technology Center in Switzerland, supporting the release of novel products within Autoneum portfolio, subdivided namely in interior floor, engine bay and underbody, and leading the development of advanced CAE and testing based analysis and design methods for interior noise comfort, exterior pass-by noise and vehicle thermal management and aerodynamics; additionally his team his responsible for the execution of joint pre-development projects with key OEMs aimed at the application of latest products and engineering methods.

Davide holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florence.

He joined Rieter Automotive in 2001 as mechanical engineer within the simulation team, during the completion of his PhD, with the task of implementing optimization techniques to NVH simulation tools for structure borne analysis.

Along his 15 years of experience within Rieter Automotive and later with Autoneum, he’s been gathering relevant experience in NVH simulation methods for low and high frequencies, NVH methods for vehicle troubleshooting and benchmarking, Product engineering comprising acoustic, mechanical and thermal requirements, and program management.

In his current function he’s supporting the automotive trend analysis and establishment of the Autoneum innovation roadmap capable to cope with future NVH and Thermal Challenges driven by incoming legislation scenario.

Thibault Castagne

Co-founder & CEO

VIANOVA.IO

Mobility innovation expert: 5 years experience in mobility innovation, first as an investor and then as a serial entrepreneur. Strong knowledge and vision on the future of mobility.

Entrepreneurial and action-oriented: founded three startups, led €500k investment round in Spark Horizon, managed $20 million in New Energy investment fund, built long term commercial relationships with large companies (Swiss Prime Site, Carrefour)

Data-scientist & engineering background : former data-scientist at HSBC and hedge fund. Master's degree in financial and industrial engineering from INSA Lyon and the University of Illinois

Dr. Andrea Censi

Deputy Director for the Chair of Dynamic Systems and Control

ETH Zürich

I work in the areas of systems and robotics (embodied artificial intelligence).

These days you can find me most often in Zürich.

This is what I do:

I am Deputy Director for the Chair of Dynamic Systems and Control (Emilio Frazzoli being the chair) at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control in the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering at ETH Zürich.

I am president of the Duckietown Foundation, a robotics education and outreach effort.

I am founder of ZüperMind, a start-up about computational design. (Currently in stealth mode.)

I obtained a Ph.D. in Control & Dynamical Systems from Caltech in 2012 in Richard Murray's group.

I grew up in Italy and obtained an M.Eng. degree in control & robotics from Sapienza University.

Dr. Boyd Cohen

Co-founder

Iomob

Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., is an urban strategist focused on the areas of urban innovation, entrepreneurship, smart cities and urban mobility. He has published 3 books (Climate Capitalism, 2011; The Emergence of the Urban Entrepreneur, 2016; Post-capitalist Entrepreneurship, 2017).

In 2017, he co-founded Iomob (iomob.net) which has built an open, decentralized, interoperable Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platform.

Previously, Boyd created the Smart Cities Wheel as a framework for developing and implementing smart city strategies and for benchmarking cities around the globe. His smart cities and smart mobility work has been profiled in TEDx, CNBC, Fast Company, Forbes and more.

Dr. Luuk van Dijk

Founder & CEO

Daedalean

Luuk is the founder of Daedalean, where he leads a team in the development of autonomous flight software for the electric personal VTOL aircraft of the near future.

He advised a number of international tech start-ups and previously held Senior Software Engineering positions at Google Zürich and SpaceX, where he worked on infrastructure, flight software, and machine learning projects, among others. He holds a PhD in theoretical Physics and has had no formal training in the use or programming of computers.

Dr. Armin Eberle

Head of Institute of Sustainable Development

ZHAW School of Engineering

Since 2018 Armin Eberle is lecturer and head of the Institute of Sustainable Development at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (School of Engineering). His research topics are energy management and policy, sustainability, energy-efficiency-networks and he is teaching “clean-tech” and “business-administration” among others.

Between 2009 and 2018 he was managing director of the Energy Agency of the Swiss Private Sector (EnAW) and in that function responsible for the implementation of the Swiss CO2 bill in the economic sector. Guiding more than 3000 companies towards energy management and reduction of energy consumption the EnAW plays an important role in CO2-abatement in Switzerland.

Before he was responsible in a Swiss energy utility for the development of renewable energies and between 1998 and 2003 he was head of sustainability at Migros, the largest retailer in the country. After his studies he worked as a consultant in the fields of infrastructure, environment and economics.

Furthermore Armin Eberle is engaged in several boards like “ZHAW Energy Research Board” , “Energy moves Winterthur (ebw)”; “foundation fair recycling”, Zurich-Brazil; “Institute for Resource Efficiency and Energy Strategies”. Karlsruhe. He was also board member of innovative companies/startups such as Kompogas (Fermentation plant) and Mobility (former ShareCom, Car-Sharing, Zurich/ Lucerne) and board member of the Swiss SCCER-EIP –research program “Efficiency of Industrial Processes”.

Armin holds a M.A. HSG in economics (University of St. Gallen) and a MSc ETH in Civil Engineering (Federal Institute of Technology Zurich). He wrote his PhD thesis on “least-cost principle (Minimalkostenprinzip) in public infrastructure” University of Oldenburg, Germany. He lives with his family in Zurich, Switzerland.

Daniel Egger

Head of Marketing and Sales

Climeworks

Daniel Egger is the head of Marketing and Sales at Climeworks. Born in 1980 in Switzerland, he holds a master of Science from the ETH in Zurich.

He started his career at ABB and held different positions in engineering and marketing & sales.

Daniel has a strong belief that there are technologies which can stop and even reverse climate change and that Climeworks Direct Air Capture technology has the potential to be a major contributor to do so.

Ana Garcia

Business Case Team Lead Hyperloop Team

Technical University of Munich

Ana Garcia holds a degree in Nanotechnology Engineering and is currently studying the MSc. in Management at the Technical University of Munich.

She has been part of the TUM Hyperloop team since 2018 and she is the Business Case Team Lead.

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is racing to the future with the Hyperloop. TUM students have already shown that they can build the fastest passenger "pod" for the Hyperloop four times since Elon Musk announced the "SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition" in 2015 and winning all editions. Now, the students are interested in more than just speed: The team is also investigating the question of how the Hyperloop can become a safe, affordable and sustainable means of transport for the future. Thus among other things they've developed a levitation system for the pod as well as a testing tube segment made of ultra-high-strength concrete.

Prof. Dr. Michel Guillaume

Full Professor of System Integration and Structural Integrity

Centre for Aviation, ZHAW, School of Engineering Winterthur

Michel Guillaume is leading the Centre for Aviation at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Winterthur since 2012. In 2016 he became Full Professor of System Integration and Structural Integrity.

He studied physics at ETH in Zurich and got a PhD in Physics in 1994 from ETH Zurich. He spent 18 years in the Aerospace Industry involved in many projects for fatigue and damage tolerance analysis for the Swiss F/A-18 fighter, and in low speed wind tunnel testing at RUAG Aviation in Emmen. Since 2005 he is given lectures in Fatigue and Damage Tolerances at ETH in Zurich. He gives lectures in aerodynamics, structures, systems engineering, and unmanned aviation at ZHAW in Winterthur.

At the Centre for Aviation Michel Guillaume is involved in many projects for unmanned air vehicules. He had the lead of the TA-SWISS study for Remote-controlled Flying Machines which was published in March 2018 and got a lot of attention. Since 2017 he is the chairman and organizer of the Swiss UTM Forum which is held every year in Winterthur with great success. He was involved in different studies and provides several presentations in the field of future aviation including Urban Air Mobility.

Ralf Haller

President, CEO

High-Tech Connect Suisse &
R. Haller IT Marketing

I have been bringing ideas to life for more than 25 years in varying roles such as marketing, project management, and business development. With a focus on I.T., I specialize in helping companies develop products and bring them to market using proven marketing and business development strategies.

I have local and global business development experience, and bring depth to any project that I work on.

I am passionate about bringing together new ideas, high tech, and entrepreneurship. This has led me to teach "Global Innovation Ecosystems" at universities, where we explore how high-tech can breed new ideas in today's world and how it can be marketed globally. It has also led to me create, and head as President, the non-profit "High-Tech Connect Suisse" association, which encourages high-tech business development. I have organized 150+ high-tech business events in Switzerland and organized 15+ trips to Silicon Valley.

If you are interested in what I do and wish to connect with me for business or other opportunities, let's connect.

Sebastian Henßler

Publisher

Elektroauto-News.net

Publisher of Elektroauto-News.net - News Portal about E-Mobility, electric cars and a greener future

Heiko Hüttel

tba

Jasmine Kent

Co-founder & CTO

Dufour Aerospace

After 8 years at Google and co-founding Daedalean, Jasmine brings her broad software engineering expertise and training in DO-178C and safety critical software development to Dufour.

She is responsible for design evaluations, simulation, control systems, software and automation.

Alexander Kiltz

UVC Partners

Alex Kiltz is an early-stage technology investor at UVC Partners focused on enterprise software, mobility and industrial technology businesses in Europe. At UVC Partners, he sourced and/or helped lead investments in Blickfeld (automotive LiDAR technology), ELISE (generative engineering software), FAZUA (drive system for e-bikes), HQS Quantum Simulations (quantum computing software), Innoactive (immersive work enterprise software), shyftplan (workforce management software), TWAICE Technologies (battery analytics software for e-mobility), and in one undisclosed company. Alex serves as an observer on four boards of directors. He opened and leads the fund’s Berlin office.

Prior to UVC Partners, Alex worked in private equity and IT consulting. He also co-founded one and worked at two other startups in business development and operations roles. Alex graduated from the Technical University of Munich specializing in Finance and Electrical Engineering.

Zoltán László

Business Lead Autonomous & Traditional On-Demand

SBB CFF FFS

Olav Madland

CEO

Applied Autonomy

Olav Madland introduced self-driving vehicles to Norway 2016. As the CEO of Applied Autonomy he has been involved in autonomous driving at Svalbard https://youtu.be/jfTwpttVCY0 and the world longest public transport service with autonomous shuttles up to now (4,4 kilometer round trip at Kongsberg)

Applied Autonomy is already a mature company with a solid track record. KPMG Autonomous Vehicle Maturity Index 2019 ranked Norway as number 3 and says “Norway has a specialist supplier in this area, Applied Autonomy. Applied Autonomy is a driver for Norway’s strong performances in both the technology and innovation pillar, where it is second, and consumer acceptance, where it is third.”

Olav has an Honors degree within information technology, statistics and public administration from the University of Bergen, followed by a series of business management courses from INSEAD.

His background shows a balanced mix of management roles within the telecom, banking and finance sectors, specifically issuing of credit cards, acquisition and settlement of transactions.

Olav Madland has 10 years experience in R&D from Telenor (1988-1998), Telia Sonera (2000-2002) and Alcatel (1998-2000), both as a manager and director.

Mélanie Malhamé

CEO

Lymo Suisse

Jaime Moreno

Founder & CEO

Mormedi

Innovating through customer experience using design as an strategic tool to deliver unique value propositions. Accomplished business development, marketing and consulting professional focused on User Experience CX, with a solid expertise in driving business creation and growth in global markets, with measurable profitability results. With significant financial knowledge including P&L ownership, financial analysis and budget management. Demonstrated ability to lead creative people and high performance teams to bring innovative products & services to market .

I have being awarded with the National Design Award in 2015.

Dr. Navid Nourani Vatani

Co-founder & Head of AI and Robotics

Imperium Drive

I work towards making a profound difference in the mobility space and I believe that we are now at a point in time where we can bring complex autonomous driving technologies to the people.

The international demand for goods and transportation is growing strongly year on year. However, the very people making this happen (logistics and trucking companies) have been left alone to face this challenge. I have founded FleetSpark to optimize road logistics and to reduce the climate footprint by proving real-time on-demand platooning for trucks on our highways.

Dr. Grzegorz Ombach

Independent Consultant, Ex-Global Vice President & GM

Qualcomm

Grzegorz (Greg) is passionate about managing technological innovation in cross-functional teams. His combination of engineering and commercial expertise together with a truly global outlook (having worked across Europe the USA and China) put him in a strong position to drive international market success for high-tech innovations.

During the last 7 years, he has worked at Qualcomm as a Global Vice President and General Manager of a breakthrough technology licensing business. In this role, he was responsible for business, technology and innovation portfolio development in close collaboration with strategic partners and universities.

Before joining Qualcomm he was with Brose Fahrzeugteile, where he managed the design of new automotive systems and intellectual property portfolio as Director of Advanced Development. Before Brose Fahrzeugteile, Grzegorz was Principal Expert at Siemens VDO Automotive AG where his responsibilities included management of a panel of experts in charge of R&D of electric/electronic systems for automotive at the company.

Grzegorz holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Silesian University of Technology, Poland and Certificate in Global Management from The Business School for the World – INSEAD.

He has been awarded Guest Professorship at the Zhejiang University in China.

Sascha Pallenberg

Head of Digital Transformation

Daimler AG

Sascha Pallenberg ist ein deutscher Blogger und seit 2017 Mitarbeiter in der Abteilung Unternehmenskommunikation der Daimler AG, für die er die sozialen Medien betreut. Er lebt in Taiwan.

Er schreibt im englischen Blog netbooknews.com und auf Deutsch unter netbooknews.de. Von 2012 bis 2016 betrieb er die Blog-Plattform mobilegeeks.de, dessen thematischer Schwerpunkt auf Smartphones, Tablets, Notebooks und Smart Cars liegt. Mit seinem Wechsel zu Daimler übertrug er seine Anteile an die Co-Gründerin Nicole Scott.

Prof. Dr. Anthony Patt

Full Professor of Climate Policy

Institute for Environmental Decisions, ETH Zürich

Anthony Patt has been Full Professor of Climate Policy at the Institute for Environmental Decisions since August 2013. 

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Landscape Design at Yale University, followed by a Juris Doctor from Duke University. After several years practicing as a lawyer and environmental planning consultant, he returned to academia to pursue a Master of Public Policy and then PhD in Public Policy at Harvard University. From 2000 to 2006 he worked as Assistant Professor at Boston University, with stays as visiting fellow at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the Hanse Institute for Advanced Studies in Delmenhorst, Germany. From 2006 until 2013 he headed the Decisions and Governance research group at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria.

Anthony Patt served as a Lead Author of the chapter on Risk and Uncertainty for the Working Group III contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report (2014) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He currently serves as Coordinating Lead Author of the chapter on International Cooperation for the WGIII Sixth Assessment Report.

Dr. Hermann Pengg

Head of Project Management e-fuels

Audi

Hermann Pengg is Head of Project Management e-fuels at Audi AG and CEO of the Audi e-gas Betreibergesellschaft mbH.

Before that, he has built the Audi e-fuels team and headed the Lifecycle Analysis department at Audi: together with startups selected from over 400 around the globe, the Audi e-fuels team enables R&D and demo plants for advanced renewable fuels from biomass waste, waste fumes or excess electricity (“Audi e-fuels”).

The Lifecycle Analysis Team is responsible for the cradle-to-grave lifecycle assessment of all new Audi models.

Hermann Pengg was also responsible for taking into operation the world´s first and largest Power-to-Gas plant ("Audi e-gas plant") in Werlte (Lower Saxony), Germany.

The plant is now successfully running since 2013.

Rémi Petitfrère

Head of European Market

EHang Intelligent Equipment

Matthias Schmidt

Automotive Industry Analyst

German-based automotive industry analyst with over ten years of experience delivering key and incisive trends and developments in the global automotive industry, to the automotive industry and its stakeholders.

Served as an analyst and later as Editor, at the industry-wide, AID Market Intelligence Report B2B publication, with a demographic including a number of the world’s most influential strategic product planners and CEOs.

My work has led me to feature as an industry commentator in key publications such as:

  • The Financial Times
  • Handelsblatt
  • Bloomberg
  • Politico
  • Forbes
  • LA Times
  • Fortune
  • Automotive News
  • Les Échos
  • Yahoo Finance
  • Stern

I also operate as an Industry Consultant: Recent jobs included a consultancy role for Hyundai Motor Company at their world HQ in South Korea. The project revolved around future plans and direction of Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCV) in Europe.

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