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Keynote Speakers

Susan Zielinski, Independent consultant

Talk title: Mobility-as-a-Service and the Brain

Susan has worked for over 25 years innovating and advancing smart and sustainable mobility systems and the industry and enterprise to supply them. She has directed SMART at the University of Michigan and was a Harvard Loeb Fellow focused on New Mobility innovation and leadership. She also has 15 years at the City of Toronto planning department. She has supported and advised to a range of initiatives and businesses, including the Ford Motor Company, the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, the OECD International Transport Forum, the Global MaaS Alliance, etc.

Dimitris Milakis, Head of the research group 'Automated driving and new mobility concepts' at German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Talk title: What about society in the deployment of emerging mobility technologies?

Dr. Dimitris Milakis is a Senior Researcher and Head of the ‘Automated driving and new mobility concepts’ research group at the Institute of Transport Research, German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Berlin. His research focuses on deployment and long-term implications of emerging mobility technologies. He has previously conducted research and/or taught at Delft University of Technology (Assistant Professor, Marie Curie Research Fellow), UC Berkeley (Marie Curie Research Fellow), University of Patras (Adjunct Lecturer), National Technical University of Athens (Post-doctoral Researcher). More information about his profile and research activities can be found at .

Lew Fulton, Director, STEPS Program, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis

Talk title: Electrification, shared mobility and automation: a “3 Revolutions” perspective from California

Lewis Fulton has worked internationally in the field of transport/energy/environment analysis and policy development for 30 years. He is Director of the Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways (STEPS+) program within the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis. There he leads a range of research activities around new vehicle technologies and new fuels. He was a lead author on the recent IPCC 5th Assessment Report, Mitigation (“Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change”, transport chapter). Current projects include analyses of electric vehicles, shared mobility, automation, and other drivers of transportation futures.

From 2007-2012 he was a Senior Transport Specialist with the International Energy Agency, Paris, as well as Division Head for Energy Technology Policy duringn 2011-2012. He returned to the IEA in 2007 after working there originally from 1999-2005. At the IEA Lew led the development of the Mobility Model and directed transport-related analysis connected with the Energy Technology Perspectives seriesof publications. During 2006-2007 he worked in Kenya with the UN Environment Program, developing and implementing GEF-funded sustainable transport projectsaround the world. During the 1990s he also worked at the US Department of Energyfor 4 years, and taught at the Independent University of Bangladesh and the University of Maryland.

Tony Sandberg, Research Director at Scania CV AB, Sweden

Experienced Research Director with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry. Skilled in Innovation Management, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Automotive Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Organizational Leadership. Strong engineering professional graduated from Stockholm School of Economics.

Olle Isaksson, Principal Strategic Customer Engagement, Ericsson, Sweden

Olle Isaksson is based in Stockholm and engages with customers and partners globally on strategic topics related to IoT and 5G. He has more than 30 years of experience from global business development in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry, where he has held several management positions in Strategy, Product Management, Marketing, and Sales, as well as in Supply Chain Management, with the core focus to deploy mobile ICT solutions on needs from enterprises.
Today´s focus is on defining and deploying strategies for Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G in industry solutions and especially in transport systems for people and goods.

He is member of the Supervisory Board of ERTICO and holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Institute of Technology at Linköping University.