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Smart Mobility Summit 2018 29 - 30 October, Habima Theater, Tel-Aviv

Agenda
Agenda
A gathering of the world’s most distinguished decision makers and business leaders in the field for a series of on-stage interviews, panel discussions, case studies and brainstorming sessions. Meet 500 professionals and get up-to-date on the latest thinking on scientific, regulatory, business and operational issues in alternative fuels and smart mobility.
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Exhibition
Exhibition
A cutting-edge exhibition of new and upcoming start-ups, as well as car manufacturers and alternative fuels companies at the forefront of implementing innovation in transportation.
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Business Contacts
Business Contacts
B2B and networking opportunities with over 200 entrepreneurs and startups working on smart mobility and alternative fuels solutions.
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2018 Speakers
Benjamin Netanyahu
Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
MK Ofir Akunis
MK Ofir Akunis
Israel's Minister of Science and Technology
Ofir Akunis serves as a Member of Knesset for the Likud Party, and Minister of Science and Technology. His prior positions include Minister in the Communications Ministry, Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection, and Chair of the Knesset Economic Affairs Committee.

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Anat Lea Bonshtien
Anat Lea Bonshtien
Chairman and Director, Fuel Choices and Smart Mobility Initiative Prime Minister's Office
Dr. Anat Lea Bonshtien serves as the Chairman and Director of the Fuel Choices and Smart Mobility Initiative, at the Prime Minister's Office. Dr. Bonshtien holds a MSc and a PhD in Biochemistry from Tel-Aviv University, Israel. In addition, Dr. Bonshtien is a former Mimshak Fellow, a science and policy fellowship program which integrates scientific knowledge with decision making.

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Ole Harms
Ole Harms
CEO, MOIA, Transportation on Demand Services
Ole Harms is the CEO of MOIA, Transportation on Demand Services. Prior to MOIA, Harms served as an Executive Director, Head New Business Models & Mobility Services at Volkswagen Group.

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Guenter Butschek
Guenter Butschek
CEO & Managing Director, TATA Motors Ltd.
Dinesh Paliwal
Dinesh Paliwal
President & Chief Executive Officer, HARMAN
Dinesh Paliwal is president and chief executive officer of HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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John Suh
John Suh
Vice President & CRADLE Director, Hyundai Motor Company
John combines his experiences in tech startups and automotive engineering and manufacturing in his role as the head of CRADLE. Prior to joining Hyundai Motor Company, he worked at General Motors, Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center), and several Silicon Valley startups where he has had roles in corporate investing, product management, and R&D.

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Michel Taride
Michel Taride
President, Hertz
Michel Taride is the Group President of Hertz International covering all corporate and franchise operations across EMEA, APAC, South America, Mexico and the Caribbean.

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Padmasree Warrior
Padmasree Warrior
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Development Officer & Board Member, NIO U.S. & NIO
Chief executive officer of NIO in the U.S. She also serves as the chief development officer of NIO as well as a member of its board of directors. In these capacities, she is responsible for the brains of NIO's autonomous, electric vehicles and the overall user experience.

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Eugene Kandel
Eugene Kandel
CEO, Start-Up Nation Central
Professor Kandel is the CEO of Start-Up Nation Central, a non-profit dedicated to strengthening Israel’s innovation ecosystem. Formerly Kandel served as the Head of the National Economic Council. Kandel is the Emil Spyer Professor of Economics and Finance at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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Bracha Halaf
Bracha Halaf
Chief Scientist Ministry of Energy
Chief Scientist, at the Ministry of Energy. Serves as a member of the Natural Gas Authority Council, a board member of the Israel-U.S BSF and BIRD-ENERGY, and a member of the National Council for Advancement of Women in Science and Technology.

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Jurgen Bilo
Jurgen Bilo
Managing Director, co-pace GmbH the Startup Organization of Continental
Yisrael Dancziger
Yisrael Dancziger
Director General, Ministry of Environmental Protection
Director General of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and a former entrepreneur and hi-tech CEO, Yisrael Dancziger has also been an active board member of several organizations that work on behalf of children, youth, and families at-risk, as well as those that work to promote education and employment for those with special needs.

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Philipp von Hagen
Philipp von Hagen
Member of the Executive Board of Porsche SE, Mitglied des Vorstands
Philipp is executive board member of Porsche SE, the majority voting shareholder in Volkswagen Group (Audi, Porsche, VW and 9 other brands). He holds degrees in economics from LSE and Oxford and worked in investment banking at Rothschild.

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David Wiernik
David Wiernik
President, NNG Kft.
Mr. David Wiernik is a Co-founder of NNG Kft. and serves as its President. Mr. Wiernik has overseen the first full 3D digital mapping for entire Israel. He was a scuba diving instructor and managed a scuba diving club in Israel. Served as an airline captain for many years.

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Carlos Cardillo
Carlos Cardillo
Director, Nevada Center for Applied Research, University of Nevada - Reno
Carlos Cardillo is the Director of NCAR at UNR. NCAR is an applied research and development technology center that serves to enhance global competitiveness of Nevada industry by leveraging UNR’s physical and intellectual assets. Among several programs lead by NCAR, Carlos is leading the Intelligent Mobility Initiative, a user-centered, open-innovation, living-lab ecosystem for autonomous and connected vehicles in Northern Nevada.

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Eran Sandhaus
Eran Sandhaus
Managing Director, Copia Growth Partners
Eran Sandhaus is a Managing Director at Copia Growth Partners. Eran advises corporates and startups and serves on the boards of leading companies and in the field of smart mobility, autonomous driving, and connected services. He is passionate about social change and using technology as means of promoting economic development.

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Ami Appelbaum
Ami Appelbaum
Chief Scientist and Chairman of the Board of Israel Innovation Authority
Matthew Baldwin
Matthew Baldwin
Deputy Director General, European Commission, Directorate General for Mobility and Transport
Tina Quigley
Tina Quigley
General Manager, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
Tina Quigley is the general manager of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. Tina leads the only agency in the U.S. that is solely responsible for a region’s public transit system, traffic management, roadway design, construction funding and transportation planning

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Chris Leck
Chris Leck
Deputy Group Director, Land Transport Authority of Singapore
Chris Leck is Deputy Group Director at the Land Transport Authority of Singapore, where he oversees autonomous vehicle deployment efforts. Prior to this, he served in various capacities within the Singapore Public Service, including at the Transport and Defence Ministries.

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Danny Shapiro
Danny Shapiro
Senior Director, Automotive, NVIDIA
Danny Shapiro is senior director of Automotive at NVIDIA, focusing on artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for the development and deployment of safe self-driving cars, trucks and shuttles. The NVIDIA automotive team is engaged with over 370 car and truck makers, tier 1 suppliers, HD mapping companies, sensor companies and startup companies that are all using the company's DRIVE hardware and software platform for autonomous vehicle development and deployment.

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Johann Jungwirth
Johann Jungwirth
EVP of Mobility Services, Volkswagen Group of America
Assaf Biderman
Assaf Biderman
Founder, Superpedestrian
Assaf Biderman is an inventor, author, and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Superpedestrian, an award-winning robotics company revolutionizing personal urban mobility. Biderman’s work explores how distributed and embedded technologies can improve urban livability and create a more sustainable future.

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Amnon Shashua
Amnon Shashua
Mobileye Co-founder, Chairman & CTO; Sachs Professor of Computer Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Prof. Amnon Shashua holds the Sachs chair in computer science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His field of expertise is computer vision and machine learning.

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Abe Chen
Abe Chen
VP, Digital Technologies, BYTON
Alejandro Zamorano
Alejandro Zamorano
Energy Finance's Intelligent Mobility Specialist, Bloomberg
As Bloomberg New Energy Finance's Intelligent Mobility Specialist in San Francisco, Alejandro conducts research relating to autonomous vehicles and mobility services globally.

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Jim Adler
Jim Adler
Managing Director & Board Member, Toyota Al Ventures
Mr. Adler is managing director and board member at Toyota Al Ventures, where he is making early stage investments in talented, tenacious entrepreneurs from around the world in artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous mobility, data, and cloud. Mr. Adler also serves as VP at Toyota Research Institute.

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Nishant Arya
Nishant Arya
Co-Chair, CII (JBM Group)
Dr. Lars Peter Lindfors
Dr. Lars Peter Lindfors
Senior Vice President, Technology, Neste
2018 Samson Prize Winner
Stefan Maurer
Stefan Maurer
Head of Future Transportation, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler AG
Jacob Bangsgaard
Jacob Bangsgaard
Chief Executive Officer, ERTICO; President, MaaS Alliance
​Jacob Bangsgaard has been leading ERTICO - ITS Europe since January 2017. ERTICO is a multi-sector platform with 120 partners from more than 25 countries promoting research and defining Intelligent Transport Systems industry standards.

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Preston Carey
Preston Carey
SVP of International Development, Yandex
Sudhir Mehta
Sudhir Mehta
Chairman & Managing Director, Pinnacle Industries Ltd
Chairman & Managing Director at Pinnacle Industries Ltd, Pinnacle is India’s largest commercial vehicle seating and Interiors Company. Mehta has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science & Economics - Depauw University, USA and MBA in Finance & International Business - University of Chicago, USA. Co Chair CII National Startup Council & Immediate Past Chairman , CII Western Region . Serial entrepreneur who has started and successfully led several ventures in India, Spain & Israel.

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Prof. Doron Aurbach
Prof. Doron Aurbach
Chemistry Department, Bar Ilan University, Israel
2018 Samson Prize Winner
Udi Adiri
Udi Adiri
Director General, Ministry of Energy
Francesco Venturini
Francesco Venturini
CEO, ENEL X
CEO at ENEL X. Mr. Venturini graduated cum laude in Economics from the University “La Sapienza” of Rome, Italy. He is a London Business School alumnus and in 2015 he has been awarded an MBA at the MIT Sloan Business School.

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Daniel Zucker
Daniel Zucker
Head of Local Market Implementation, Fuel Choices & Smart Mobility Initiative
Andreas Pfeiffer
Andreas Pfeiffer
Head of eMobility Activities, E.ON group.
Gennaro Faella
Gennaro Faella
Head of Strategic Business Development, Marlink Group
Mr. Faella is Head of Strategic Business Development for the Marlink Group. He is responsible for establishing business development strategies for the Marlink Group and to support the initiatives of Maritime, Enterprise and Bridge Electronics divisions by identifying new ideas and ventures in line with group strategic objectives.

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Costantino Baldissara
Costantino Baldissara
Commercial, Logistics & Operations Director, Grimaldi Group
Paola Pisano
Paola Pisano
Deputy Mayor for Innovation, Smart City, Demographic and Statistical Services and Information Systems, City of Torino.
Tianguang Tang
Tianguang Tang
Co-founder,Truck Alliance
Yoni Heilbronn
Yoni Heilbronn
Chief Marketing Officer, Argus Cyber Security Ltd.
Ori Yogev
Ori Yogev
Founder & Chairman, Future Mobility IL
Luca Pronzati
Luca Pronzati
Chief Business Innovation Officer, MSC Cruises
Daniel Ramot
Daniel Ramot
Co-founder & CEO, Via
Rikesh Shah
Rikesh Shah
Head of Commercial Innovation, Transport for London
Amit Kalyani
Amit Kalyani
Executive Director, Bharat Forge Limited
Ran Merkazy
Ran Merkazy
VP of Product & Service Innovation, Lloyd’s Register
YJ Fischer
YJ Fischer
Senior Director for Global Partnerships, Bird
Hannan Carmeli
Hannan Carmeli
Founder & CEO, theDOCK Innovation Hub
Olaf Sakkers
Olaf Sakkers
Partner, Maniv Mobility
Jim Ray
Jim Ray
Senior Advisor to the Secretary, United States Department of Transportation
Elton Fong,
Elton Fong,
Vice President, PSA unboXed
Noam Bardin
Noam Bardin
CEO, Chief Wazer, Google
Roni Zehavi
Roni Zehavi
CyberSpark
Johanna Fraki
Johanna Fraki
Innovation Director, Wartsila
Chew Men Leong
Chew Men Leong
Chief Marketing Officer, ST Engineering
Massimo Fumarola
Massimo Fumarola
Chief Project Management Officer, Automobili Lamborghini SpA
Michael Lee Sherwood
Michael Lee Sherwood
Director, Technology & Innovation, City of Las Vegas
Brandon Eldredge
Brandon Eldredge
CFO, APTIV Mobility
Grant Courville
Grant Courville
VP, Product Management & Strategy, BlackBerry (QNX Software Systems)
Richard Porter
Richard Porter
Director, Technology & Innovation, Meridian Mobility
Eyal Rosner
Eyal Rosner
Co-founder & Managing Director, Beyond Mobility
Founder of Beyond Mobility. Prior to this, Chairman of the Fuel Choices & Smart mobility Initiative, under PM Netanyahu. In the past, CEO of the BMG and Vice President at Bankers Trust.

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About the Event
Hosted by the Israeli Prime Minister, we will meet on 29-30 October in Tel Aviv, Israel, to create a dialogue about the world’s most forward-thinking approaches to transportation technologies and future business models, and to promote Israel’s ambitious goal of reducing 60% of the country’s oil consumption by 2025.
The two-day event will feature:
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A gathering of the world’s most distinguished decision makers and business leaders in the field of alternative fuels for a series of on-stage interviews, panel discussions, case studies, and brainstorming sessions.
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A cutting-edge exhibition of new and upcoming start-ups, as well as car manufacturers and alternative fuels companies at the forefront of implementing innovation in transportation.
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An invitation-only Gala dinner hosted by the Prime Minister in which he will award the 2018 Samson Prime Minister’s Prize for a major breakthrough in the field of alternative fuels for transportation.
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