july, 2021

thu08jul15:30thu17:00Mobility Talks episode 10: Intermodality: How to move towards seamless integration?15:30 - 17:00

Event Details

Don’t miss our next episode of Mobility Talks on Intermodality taking place next 8 July at 15:30 CEST!

Main Question: How can we move towards seamless integration?

Intermodality aims to drive the better use of existing mobility services whilst facilitating the integration of new solutions, new mobility modes and promote new business models. It includes increasing the interconnectivity and accessibility of, and between, mobility modes and networked hubs. Clearly, there is a huge importance of Intermodality and so the question that comes about is “How can we work towards seamless integration?

Throughout this dynamic Mobility Talk, we will discuss the barriers to intermodality currently existing, and which have already been overcome. Furthermore, questions will be raised to the audience leading to open discussions about intermodality and how projects have the potential to help boost this goal of seamless integration under different settings.

Ferdinand Burgersdijk, Independent consultant at FRCB and Maas Councillor for the Benelux

Planet, People, Public and Private are key features in my life. In order to establish value balancing collaboration between all these is imminent, Collaboration can only be successful when all parties have a similar understanding of the objective. That they can add value to that common objective through their individual contributions. I love to connect the dots. And through connecting I help organisations to realise emerging value. This value is derived from common understanding by communicating and collaborating, dependent on a certain level of trust. In my career I’ve seen what the weight is of direct and indirect connectedness. Done well it adds to all, if done badly only a few benefit. With my background in law, business administration and more recently philosophy I’m coming to a better understanding on how we enable collaboration by taking down walls. My work in MaaS I do exactly that: taking down walls. Communication: by chairing the working groups on technology, standardisation and ticketing; Collaboration: leading international projects for cross border seamlessness; Building trust: setting up an independent trust(ed) framework to enable a level data playing field called FairsFair. 

Tu-Tho Thai – Director, Partnerships Europe & Events – MobilityData
Tu-Tho oversees MobilityData’s actions, team, and partnerships in Europe with a focus on public entities. She also manages all MobilityData’s events including the yearly Summit and supports spreading the word about the organization’s projects, achievements, and growth milestones.

With a double master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Business Development, she is passionate about making the world a better place to live in leaning on new technologies and community inclusion. Having spent over a decade in South East Asia, she strongly believes that the future must be written globally with all learning from each other.

Josep Maria Salanova Grau, Research Associate, Head of the Data analysis and modelling laboratory

Dr. Josep Maria Salanova Grau holds a graduated diploma from the Polytechnic School of the University of Catalonia (U.P.C.), Department of Civil Engineer (2007). In 2008-2009 he acquired the MSc on Design, Organization and Management of Transportation Systems of the Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki. In 2010-2013 he conducted his PhD research in the Polytechnic School of the University of Catalonia (U.P.C.) with dissertation title “modelling of taxicab fleets in urban environment”. He also holds a diploma on Data Science Specialization at the Johns Hopkins University. Since 2008 he works at the Hellenic Institute of Transport, where he is leading the “Data analysis and modelling” laboratory. His scientific interests concern research and developments in transport and mostly in algorithm and model development, mobility, intermodal transport and logistics as well as Data Science and Big Data at the transport domain.

Stephan van Dijk PhD.

Stephan is Director of Innovation at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions. The AMS Institute is a leading international institute at the forefront of urban research and innovation. We aim to make cities better, and bring together the strengths and brightest minds from our founding partners Delft University of Technology, Wageningen University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the city of Amsterdam. Stephan is responsible for the innovation strategy and research and innovation programs of AMS Institute.

Oktay Türetken, Associate Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

Oktay Türetken is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), the Netherlands. Oktay’s research interest centres around the topic of business engineering in the mobility domain. He focuses on the design, evaluation, and implementation of multi-stakeholder / networked business models for mobility solutions. He has led and worked in several projects that aim to support cities to address their mobility challenges and achieve sustainable mobility. Oktay is currently a core member of the UMOS-Alliance driving the efforts on the strategy and business models for the mobility service platform.

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(Thursday) 15:30 - 17:00