London Tech Week 2018: From Automotive Innovation to Mobility as a Service


This week London will host London Tech Week 2018, a week-long festival all about tech and innovation. As one of the world’s top urban hubs, and a leader in innovation, smart cities, and mobility it is only fitting that London lead the discussion on the future of Mobility as a Service.

This year’s Smart Transportation & Mobility event signals a landmark shift in the recognition and perception of smart transportation and mobility solutions as a critical component in the success of smart cities and urban mobility. Taking the discussion beyond automotive innovation and into building sustainable mobility solutions for an autonomous on-demand world.

Here are our top 5 picks for must-attend sessions from leaders developing tomorrows Mobility as a Service solutions.

Keynote: Innovation in Transportation: The Ecosystem Earthquake

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 11:40 - 12:10

TL:DR The keynote promises to be an interesting discussion on what needs to happen in the mobility ecosystem for the transportation innovations of the past years to transform from one show wonders into competitive, urban mobility solutions that can handle multi-modal transportation in increasingly urbanized cities. 
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Panel discussion: Solving the First/ Last-Mile Mobility Problem

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 13:35 - 14:05

TL:DR Solving first and last mile mobility is a key component that needs to be solved to make multi-model transportation viable and decrease congestion. However, urban congestion cannot only be solved through innovations to consumer transportation. A true solution must also address urban supply chain management and delivery. This session will explore what holistic last-mile mobility platforms will look like and what services, data, and components are necessary to make them a reality.
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Panel discussion: Auto Mobility as a Service 2.0: Diversifying the Model

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 14:25 - 14:55

TL:DR With over 60% of the world’s population living in urban areas and 1.5M people moving to cities every week, the idea of personal car ownership is rapidly becoming irrelevant. That said, the traditional auto MaaS business model of round-trip rentals no longer serves the lifestyle of urban citizens. How automotive MaaS providers adapt their business models will determine what the road trips of the future will look like and if we’ll even choose a car for those journeys.
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Presentation: The Mobility Revolution- The Road to an Open Mobility Marketplace

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 14:55 - 15:15

TL:DR It’s not every day that you see a company promoting open competition as part of their core offering and value proposition. HERE Mobility’s perspective on why open competition is needed not only to achieve effectiveness and efficiency in mobility, but also in smart cities, provides a unique perspective into what MaaS will look like in the future. Bringing the Nash equilibrium to mobility – only when all mobility players change their strategies do all stand to gain. HERE Mobility will be presenting their vision for open competition in mobility and how it will create a better mobility future for everyone from consumers, to businesses, to smart cities.
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Keynote: Urban Planning: User-Centric Mobility & AVs at the Core of Smart Cities

Thursday, 14 June 2018 11:00 - 11:30

TL:DR Autonomous vehicles are only now gaining traction in the real world. As AVs progress from Level 2 automation that currently exists in the market to higher level automation that is truly autonomous, its impact on MaaS and cities will be massive. This session is a must-attend for leaders of urban innovation and planning. It will dive into the role that cities play in the development and testing of these systems and the impact it will have on the urban quality of life both now and in the future.
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Since HERE Mobility’s launch in January 2018, we have worked tirelessly to build the mobility ecosystem of the future. We now boast over 150 supply partners, in over 120 cities in Europe, the U.S., and Latin America. The Mobility Marketplace is connected to 65,000 transportation vehicles in both private and public modes, and serves a population of over 120 million – and this is only the first step.

HERE Mobility is growing every day and I am thrilled that we are already among key industry players driving MaaS forward into the future.

Make sure to come and meet our team! If you'd like to schedule a specific time to meet, or if you'd like to connect with us outside of the conference, please email me at or call me at +972.54.971.4381. We will be available June 12th – 14th, at various time slots.

I look forward to meeting you!

Sivan Kairi
B2B Product Marketing Manager


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