Driving Mobility 7/LACI Innovator Showcase


Major mobility sector stakeholders gather for Driving Mobility 7 via Zoom, two hours a day on 4 consecutive days. Co-chair: Traction Labs

About this event Sustain SoCal presents: DRIVING MOBILITY 7 Noon – 2 pm PDT daily, Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 2020 7th Annual Symposium

Conversations on Mobility 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. Each day will have a separate Zoom link. This online series is no-charge.

Agenda Tuesday, September 29, Noon – 2 pm

Drivers 1. Welcome 2. Future of Mobility – A Perspective from Honda Xcelerator - Raymond Zheng, Managing Director, Honda Innovations 3. No Car Left Behind: The Ubiquitous Transition to EVs - Karim Farhat, Director Mobility Solutions, ENGIE 4. 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 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. Rohan Puri, CEO, Stable Auto 9. Nikhil Bharadwaj, Co-founder & CTO, Xeal Energy 10. Closing Comments Wednesday, September 30, Noon – 2 pm OEM Trends 1. Welcome 2. OEM Insights - Partha Goswami, Ph.D., Senior Manager, Technology Trends & Insights, Global Product Planning, General Motors 3. Fuel Cell Progress - 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 Americ 5. Drive SOLO, the Future - Bal Bhullar, CFO, ElectraMeccanica 6. Closing Comments Thursday, October 1 , Noon – 2 pm Infrastructure 1. Welcome 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. Reddy Marri, CEO, EV Gateway 7. Paving the Road to Commercializing Battery Electric Freight Trucks - Aravind Kailas, Advanced Technology Policy Director, Volvo Group 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. 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 Thank you to our Sponsors and Sustain SoCal partners their support of this event

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