NextGen Cities: What will the future of urban mobility look like?
Thursday, 9th September, 10:00-11:15 CEST
Flying taxis, autonomous ground transportation and electric water vehicles. Here is a look at what our cities might look like in a few years' time; discover the analysis of three experts on the potential of decarbonizing urban environments through action on transport modes.
The objective of this session is to present the work, research, experience, and constructive feedback of 5 experts. In this space, city officials, experts and researchers from all fields can learn more about the current state of research and implementation, main challenges, and obstacles to the development of future mobility systems and thus imagine synergies across their own research fields.
During the session, participants will first have the opportunity to listen to 4 presentations of 8 to 10 minutes each in a common collaboration space. Afterwards, the experts will discuss the main challenges identified and related to energy efficiency during 20 min., all facilitated by an expert in mobility in urban environments.
- Have an overview of ongoing work in the categories mentioned above
- Expert views on the future, trends in urban mobility
- An overview of the main challenges and obstacles to the development of future mobility systems
10.00 – 10.05 | 5 min | Welcome and introduction.
10.05 – 10.45 | 40 min | Experts’ presentations.
10.45 – 10.50 | 5 min | Identification of major issues – initiation of the discussion.
10.50 – 11.10 | 20 min | Topic debate focused on the energy aspect.
11.10 – 11.15 | 5 min | Summary of the discussion, conclusion, and thanks.
Wim De Kinderen
Senior Professional in EU Affairs
Wim De KinderenSenior Professional in EU Affairs
Wim De Kinderen is representing the City of Eindhoven within the Brussels based ‘Brainport Eindhoven EU Office’. As such he is a senior professional in EU affairs, and has ample experiences in building alliances and managing European networks.
Urban Public Transport Expert
Anne Hornung-SoukupUrban Public Transport Expert
Anne Hornung-Soukup grew up outside of Chicago, then studied in South Africa, Massachusetts, Washington D.C. and Paris before settling in Geneva. She earned a B.A. in Political Science from Smith College in Massachusetts and an M.A. in Int’l Business Strategy and Communications from American University in Washington D.C. She spent her career in private banking and founded and managed her own firm. She has been President or member of the board of many Geneva and international associations, including Career Women’s Forum and American Citizens Abroad, an international advocacy group. In 2016, she was appointed Chair of the Board of tpg (Transports publics genevois) by the Conseil d’Etat (the equivalent of a presidential committee) of the canton of Geneva. She has retired from finance to consecrate time to the exciting projects of the tpg and to other favorite activities like music and genealogy. She is a dual national, Swiss-American and she and her husband have two grown children.
Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre
Stefano TarantolaScientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre
Stefano Tarantola is a Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. He graduated in Nuclear Engineering in 1992 and received his PhD in Science and Technologies for Engineering at the Polytechnic of Milan in 1996. He works at the Directorate for Energy, Transport and Climate conducting methodological work and pre-normative research in the field interoperability of smart electricity grids and electric vehicles. He currently runs the project for developing a living lab at the JRC Ispra for testing digital energy solutions in the context of the Ispra site modernization program.
Scientific Officer, Joint Research Centre of European Commission
Biagio CiuffoScientific Officer, Joint Research Centre of European Commission
Biagio Ciuffo received the Ph.D. degree in transportation engineering from the Department of Transportation Engineering of the University of Napoli Federico II in 2008. Then he held a three-year Post-Doctoral position at the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), Ispra, Italy, working at the sustainability assessment of traffic and transport related measures and policies. He is now an Official of the European Commission working for the Directorate for Energy, Transport, and Climate of the JRC where he leads the research group on Smart Mobility and the Living Lab for Future Mobility Solutions currently being setup in the Ispra site of the JRC. Biagio Ciuffo has published more than 100 scientific reports and scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings in transportation engineering. Among the others, he is one of the main authors of the JRC Report on the Future of Road Transport which analyses the wide implications of a connected, automated, low-carbon and shared mobility. With his work, he has supported the technical development and implementation of several EU legislations concerning the reduction of CO2 emissions from road transport. Biagio Ciuffo is also Deputy Editor in Chief for the IET Journal on Intelligent Transport Systems and Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems and serves as reviewer for the most important journals in the transportation field. For his research activities on traffic simulation he was awarded with the 2012 Greenshields Prize and with the 2020 and 2013 Prize of the SimSub Committee all from the Transportation Research Board of the US National Academy of Science.
Project Manager, Swiss Post Ltd
Dario KuengProject Manager, Swiss Post Ltd
Dario Küng grew up in Zurich, Switzerland and is working for Swiss Post Ltd. At Swiss Post he is in the lead of the Competence Centre City Logistics at Operations. Dario Küng and his Post colleagues are solving City Logistics problems related to the distribution and delivery of letters and parcels in all urban areas of Switzerland. Besides his tasks in City Logistics, he is the project manager of the electric mobility rollout in the parcel distribution centres of the Swiss Post. He completed a Bachelor's Degree in mechanical engineering at ETH Zurich and a Master's degree in Management, Technology and Economics, also at ETH Zurich. He spent his previous professional career in consulting and engineering before joining Swiss Post in 2020.
Leclanché SA - CEO
Anil SrivastavaLeclanché SA - CEO
Anil Srivastava joined Leclanché as Chief Executive Officer in June 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Srivastava was the Chief Executive of Areva Renewables and a member of the Areva Group’s executive committee from January 2009 to December 2011. Until recently he was the Chief Executive of a large offshore wind business in Germany. He is an experienced executive with a strong track record in building global businesses. Prior to his activity at Areva, he has held senior executive positions in companies such as TomTom group and Alcatel-Lucent. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Madras and graduated with an Executive MBA from the Wharton School of Business in the USA.