‘Mobility re-imagined’ is the core theme for MOVE, which takes place at ExCeL London, from 11th to 12th February 2020. With 880 speakers there is an incredible range of talks, across 17 streams, from autonomous vehicles, smart traffic and city freight to infrastructure, connectivity and mobility as a service (MaaS).

This is a chance to get together with industry innovators to look to the future of mobility at a time when the sector is going through one of the most disruptive periods – a period that offers us the chance to change the reality of our transportation for the better. With such a myriad of talks and discussions to choose from, we took a quick peek to see what’s in store for attendees. Here are just a handful that you might like to consider over the two-day event:

Day 1 – 11th February 2020

Living in a world where transport is accessible to everyone is incredibly important – and we have a definite opportunity right now to address the challenges and create a more inclusive transport system. For that reason, we thought it worth mentioning ‘Making the transport experience the same for all abilities’ which will be presented by The Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, 11 times Paralympic Gold Medallist and Tfl Board Member, House of Lords (11:45, Active Mobility & Mobility stream).

Also in the same stream will be a talk by Xavier Brice, Chief Executive Officer of the UK walking and cycling charity, Sustrans. ‘Rethinking personal mobility so we can live and move well together’ (13:30). The whole topic of active travel is vital, and it’s one that we like to see integrated with MaaS solutions where possible.

In the MaaS stream, there are a couple of interesting panel sessions too. The first one asks: ‘What can MaaS do for cities’? Starting at 12:10, moderator Gerard Martret, Co-Founder and CCO for Shotl will be joined by Pekka Niskanen, Chief Operating Officer for Kyyti Group; Michel Mostert, Head Of Smart Mobility Programme from City of Rotterdam; and Kate Schramm, Chief Strategy Officer for Feonix – Mobility Rising.

This will be followed by a later panel session at 15:00 ‘Working with cities to deliver on sustainable objectives’. Join moderator Safa Alkateb, Chief Executive Officer of Autocab; Julie Williams, Chief Executive Officer for Traveline Information; Karen Vancluysen, Secretary General for Polis Network; and Laurence Labranque, General Manager for Sofrigam US, SOFRIGAM Group.

Day 2 – 12th February 2020

Start day two off at 09:00 with keynote speaker Seleta Reynolds, General Manager for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) for her talk on ‘Data wars: Who should be in control?’ With more than 20 years’ experience in both the public and private sectors in the US, Seleta brings a wealth of knowledge on the subject matter.

Ticketing and payment are key areas for ensuring a seamless user experience too. ‘Going ticketless: How Apps and etickets are revolutionizing the way we organize transport’ will be presented by Mark Holt, Chief Technology Officer for The Trainline (10:30, Ticketing, Revenue & Payments stream). It’s always interesting to see what changes and innovations are happening and their impact on travel.

Our final pick is a panel session in the MaaS stream at 14:50 which asks: ‘What is the role of future mobility in the development of a transportation strategy?’ Moderator Ben Plowden, Director, Strategy, Planning And Surface Transport at Transport for London will be joined by Mark Valleley, Technical Director, Transport for the South East; Shirly Kalush, Chief Operating Officer for GoTo; and Darian Heim, Director Of Growth EMEA at Sparelabs, who will be giving their perspective on this topic.

These are just a few of the MaaS (and related) sessions. From flying taxis, solar tech and spacial AI to ethics, security and regulation – there certainly looks set to be many other thought-provoking talks too. It’s a great chance to hear new perspectives, ideas for business models and for us all to forge an exciting future for transport.

Our CEO, John Nuutinen, will be attending the event. If you would like to speak to him about SkedGo, our latest innovations, or to discuss MaaS projects, you can request a meeting or media interview by contacting him on LinkedIn or email us via [email protected]

You can find the programme and full line-up of speakers here. As sessions and speakers may change, you’re advised to check with the official website prior to booking and attending.

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