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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

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.


Tuesday, September 29, Noon – 2 pm


1. Welcome

2. Tom Lee, Engineer, SCAQMD

3. Raymond Zheng, Managing Director, Honda Innovations

4. Karim Farhat, Director Mobility Solutions, Engie Impact

5. Closing Comments

Bonus Hour: LACI Innovators Showcase, 2 pm – 3 pm

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. Nikhil Bharadwaj, Co-founder & CTO, Xeal Energy

9. Closing Comments

Wednesday, September 30, Noon – 2 pm

OEM Trends

1. Welcome

2. James Kast, Fuel Cell Business Analyst, Toyota

3. Hyundai’s Mobility Future: Path Towards an Autonomous and Shared Ecosystem – Daniel Han, Hyundai

4. Tony Fairweather, President, CEO, CTO, SEA Electric

5. Closing Comments

Thursday, October 1 , Noon – 2 pm


1. Welcome & MC Randal Kaufman, Sales Director, Transformative Technologies, Black & Veatch and Sustain SoCal Board member. 

2. Wayne Killen, Director of Infrastructure Planning and Business Development, Electrify America

3. Aravind Kalais, Advanced Technology Policy Director, Volvo Group

4. Creative Funding Opportunities for Public Sector – Brendan O’Donnell, Sales Director, ChargePoint, Inc. and Sustain SoCal Board member

Friday, October 2, Noon – 2 pm

Vehicles and Their Connected World

1. Welcome

2. Stephen Kelley, Vice President of Mobility, ENGIE and Tripp Borstel, Head of Transformation, ENGIE

3. Blake Lane, Senior Research Scientist, APEP, UC Irvine and Michael Hyland, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Institute of Transportation Services, UC Irvine

4. Evangelos Simoudis, Founder & Managing Director, Synapse Partners and Author of Transportation Transformation

5. 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.