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Driving Mobility 7

Driving Mobility 7


Event Details


Noon – 2 pm PDT daily, Sept. 29 – Oct. 2, 2020

7th Annual Symposium

Conversations on Mobility

Download .pdf of links to DM7 Zoom recordings here…

Co-Chair: Traction Labs

Now in its 7th year, Driving Mobility has emerged as a premier event focused on meeting the challenges of mobility. Major mobility sector stakeholders will gather for Driving Mobility 7, a virtual symposium held two hours a day for four consecutive days. Join us in exploring new opportunities emerging from the rapid pace of innovations and creative new approaches. We look forward to your participation.

Agenda

Drivers – Tuesday, September 29, Noon – 2 pm – COMPLETED

1. Welcome – Scott Kitcher, President & CEO, Sustain SoCal and Ravindra Kondagunta, CEO, Traction Labs
2. Future of Mobility – A Perspective from Honda Xcelerator – Raymond Zheng, Managing Director, Honda Innovations
3. How will COVID–19 Affect Future Travel Behavior and Public Infrastructure Projects? Surveys and Big Data are Providing Critical Insights into Travel and Location Decisions – Kurt Brotcke, Director, Strategic Planning, OCTA
4. No Car Left Behind: The Ubiquitous Transition to EVs – Karim Farhat, Director Mobility Solutions, ENGIE
5. Acceleration in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles – Keith Malone, Government Relations, Communications, California Fuel Cell Partnership
6. Closing Comments

Bonus Hour: LACI Innovators Showcase, 2 pm – 3 pm – COMPLETED
1. Lauren Harper, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (Moderator)
2. Kameale Terry, Co-founder & CEO, ChargerHelp!
3. Mandar Padhye, CEO, EMC Squared Vehicles
4. Aric Ohana, Envoy
5. Arun Gunasekaran, Co-founder & CEO, JUMPWatts
6. Ryan Meffert, Dir. Business Operations, NeoCharge
7. Josh Aviv, Spark Charge
8. Rohan Puri, CEO, Stable Auto
9. Nikhil Bharadwaj, Co-founder & CTO, Xeal Energy
10. Closing Comments

OEM Trends – Wednesday, September 30, Noon – 2 pm – COMPLETED

1. Welcome – Scott Kitcher, President & CEO, Sustain SoCal and Ravindra Kondagunta, CEO, Traction Labs
2. Trends and the Future of Mobility – Partha Goswami, Ph.D., Senior Manager, Technology Trends & Insights, Global Product Planning, General Motors
3. Fuel Cells: More Than Just Another ZEV TechnologProgress – James Kast, Fuel Cell Business Analyst, Toyota
4. Hyundai’s Mobility Future: Path Towards an Autonomous and Shared Ecosystem – Daniel Han, Manager, Future Mobility & Business, Hyundai Motor America
5. Drive SOLO, the Future – Bal Bhullar, CFO, ElectraMeccanica
6. Closing Comments

Infrastructure – Thursday, October 1 , Noon – 2 pm – COMPLETED

1. Welcome – Scott Kitcher, President & CEO, Sustain SoCal and Ravindra Kondagunta, CEO, Traction Labs
2. Zero Emission Transportation Fueling – Randal Kaufman, Sales Director, Transformative Technologies, Black & Veatch and Sustain SoCal Board member
3. Prevalent Challenges to DC Fast Charging Deployment – Wayne Killen, Director of Infrastructure Planning and Business Development, Electrify America
4. Creative Funding Opportunities for Public Sector – Brendan O’Donnell, Sales Director, ChargePoint, Inc. and Sustain SoCal Board member
5. Overcoming Barriers to Cost Effective and Fast Deployment of EV Charging – Randy Palombi, Chief Sales Officer & Co-founder, Veloce Energy
6. Electrifying the Hospitality Industry – Reddy Marri, CEO, EV Gateway
7. Paving the Road to Commercializing Battery Electric Freight Trucks – Aravind Kailas, Advanced Technology Policy Director, Volvo Group

Vehicles and Their Connected World – Friday, October 2, Noon – 2 pm – COMPLETED

1. Welcome – Scott Kitcher, President & CEO, Sustain SoCal and Ravindra Kondagunta, CEO, Traction Labs
2. Foundations for the Future of Mobility – Stephen Kelley, Vice President of Mobility, ENGIE and Tripp Borstel, Head of Transformation, ENGIE
3. Connected Travel in the 5G Era – Jim Misener, Senior Director, Product Management and the Global C-V2X Ecosystem Lead, Qualcomm
4. Driving Smart and Clean City Innovation at UCI through Mobility and Connectivity Research Initiatives – Blake Lane, Senior Research Scientist, APEP, UC Irvine and Michael Hyland, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Institute of Transportation Services, UC Irvine
5. Transforming Urban Mobility – Evangelos Simoudis, Founder & Managing Director, Synapse Partners and Author of Transportation Transformation
6. Closing Comments

 

This all inclusive 8-hour series (two hours a day for four straight days) is no-charge, thanks to our Sponsors and Sustain SoCal partners. 

 

 

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