december, 2023

wed13dec16:30wed18:00Mobility Talks 22: Santa’s Coming to Town: Innovation in City Logistics16:30 - 18:00

Event Details

December is an intense month for the logistics sector. The end-of-year celebrations generate substantial logistics flows, putting stress on companies coping with a large amount of orders, and on cities facing increased traffic from deliveries.  

This December edition of our Mobility Talks series will be a fireside (X-Mas) chat with experts reflecting on the role of innovation in improving city logistics to create added value for companies, cities, and inhabitants. In particular, we will ask our panellists how better planning practices, improved technologies, and renewed approaches to logistics planning can be deployed at scale to revamp urban logistics as we know it.  


Christian Nordling, Director of HSSE at PostNord Danmark

PostNord Danmark (PNDK) is the Danish division of PostNord, a leading provider of parcel and logistics services to, from, and within the Scandinavian region. PostNord Denmark offers a comprehensive range of distribution solutions in e-commerce, logistics and communication.

The transportation sector accounts for a major share of global greenhouse gas emissions. To meet its targets (zero emissions in Last Mile fleet by 2027 and fossil-free by 2030), PostNord Denmark is investing in light and heavy electrical vehicles as well as charging infrastructure.

PostNord’s infrastructure, end-user expertise, and growing pipeline of test & demonstration activities offer ample opportunities for building valuable use cases in cross-cutting innovation projects.

Payal Pandya, Business Analyst and Project Manager at Dublin City Council.

Payal Pandya works as the Business Analyst and the Project Manager in the Smart Cities Team in Dublin City Council.

Equipped with a bachelor’s in engineering and masters in management, she is leading an EU funded H2020 Project called Senator that aims at optimizing the last mile deliveries in urban areas and also, other IoT projects like Smart Ring Buoys Project, Gully Monitoring Project and Smart Accessible Parking Project in the City Council.

Lucy Mascarenhas, Sustainable Mobility Expert at Sam Schwart

Lucy Mascarenhas is a transport planner who recently worked on European transport sustainability and innovation projects, leading work on Urban Air Mobility and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans at the transport consultancy firm LuxMobility based in Luxembourg.

Her prior experience includes managing the implementation of multi-modal transport enhancement schemes with a focus on sustainable transport.

She is currently working in California for a transport planning consultancy, called Sam Schwartz, leading forward-looking transit projects in zero-emission fleet electrification, ITS, and integrated transit planning.

Lucy is a strong believer in stakeholder engagement and public outreach to inform the design of our future cities and the communities they serve.

Iskandar Tange, CEO and co-founder of Coding the Curbs

Iskandar Tange is CEO and co-founder of Coding the Curbs, a start-up in curbside management. Over the past few years, he’s been working on rethinking the way that the curbside is being designed, used, and organized.

The start-up from The Netherlands makes spaces in cities adaptive by covering them with a digital layer. The result are Smart Zones, bookable and multifunctional spaces that can adapt to changing demands. For example: (un)loading of goods during the day, mobility hubs in the evening, and recreation on the weekends. Their innovative software and hardware platform enables companies, residents, and visitors to book and use the space.

With a background in design and consultancy in the smart city domain, Iskandar is determined to create more liveable and human centered urban spaces. 

Mario Martínez-Jurado, CEO and co-founder of VONZU 

Mario Martínez is the CEO and co-founder of VONZU, a software solution for logistics and distribution management.  

Previously, Mario worked on Amazon as an Operations Area Manager, and at Sistema d’Emergències Mèdiques (SEM) as a Supply Chain & IT Project Manager. 

Mario Martinez also completed a Bachelor of Science in Economics at Universitat Pompeo Fabra, and a Supply Chain Management Specialization programme at Rughers Unviersity.  

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(Wednesday) 16:30 - 18:00