25 June 2020
FISITA PLUS will happen every Thursday throughout July with a range of world-leading mobility-technologists delivering thought leadership in the areas of Mobility Eco-Systems, Future Technologies, and Energy & Future Propulsion Systems.
To find out more about the speakers, please follow the links below to Spotlight posts introducing their topics.
Since 2017, FISITA PLUS has been a physical event at the prestigious County Hall in London. Due to the current coronavirus crisis, the event this year is being held online with sessions in the morning for attendees in Asia and Europe that are then repeated in the afternoon for people in the US and anyone in Europe who missed the earlier session. Morning sessions begin at 10:00am in the UK (5:00pm China) and the afternoon sessions at 5:00pm in the UK (Noon Detroit/9:00am California).
Each Thursday has a different theme and a team of guest curators have invited speakers to deliver presentations on each. The first three sessions will be hosted by a curator and the speakers, who will all be available to respond to your questions following the presentations.
The first morning and afternoon sessions on the Mobility Eco-System on Thursday 2 July are being curated by Reed Mobility Founder Professor Nick Reed, Transpolis Chief Development Officer Stéphane Barbier, and MaaS Alliance Secretary General Piia Karjalainen. Speakers include Enterprise Holdings VP Strategy Ben Lawson, Goggo Network Co-founder and COO Yasmine Fage, and Consultant Beate Kubitz.
Future Technologies are covered in the second set of morning and afternoon sessions on Thursday 9 July. This session is curated by HORIBA MIRA CSO Dr Geoff Davis, A+E Ltd Director Andrew Everett, and Ford Research and Advanced Engineering Project Manager Dr Friedrich Wolf-Monheim. Speakers will include RWTH Aachen University Professor Dr-Ing Kai-Uwe Schröder, Dr. Richard Porter, Technology and Innovation Director of Zenzic and Mark Preston from StreetDrone.
The Thursday 16 July session focus on Energy and Propulsion Systems of the Future, curated by Professor of Automotive Propulsion and Deputy Director of the Powertrain Vehicle Research Centre at the University of Bath, Chris Brace and Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC) Head of Vehicle & Powertrain Engineering, David Hudson. Speakers include Ricardo Strategic Consulting Technology Strategy Principal Nick Powell and Shell Chief Scientist of Mobility Dr. Wolfgang Warnecke.
The final session for FISITA PLUS 2020 includes The Leadership Interview and Closing Keynote, which will be held on Thursday 23 July. The Leadership Interview will be a discussion between Paul and Bryan Salesky of Argo AI, who is leading the development of a self-driving system built on trust. This interview will be followed by closing Keynotes from the Head of Innovation and Engineering at ADS, Sameer Savani and Head of Power Supply and Systems Installation at Vertical Aerospace, Lawrence Blakeley. Participants will be invited to post questions during the sessions and these will be collected and put to the speakers after the session for considered replies to be posted at a later date.
Registration for the four tracks with a choice of European morning and afternoon sessions (to suit attendees in different time zones) is available as follows:
- The Mobility Eco-system (Thursday 2 July)
- Future Technologies (Thursday 9 July)
- Energy and Propulsion Systems of the Future (Thursday 16 July)
- The Leadership Interview (with Argo AI) and Closing Keynotes (Thursday 23 July)