EVE (Basque Energy Agency)
Policy and Data Officer
European Commission (DG MOVE)
Saki holds a MSc on Mining and Energy Engineering and is currently on his 5th year as PhD candidate with a broad scientific publication record on Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and spatial statistics. He started his professional career as a project and research engineer from where he jumped to the European institutions, working first in the European Central Bank supervising the digital transformation and cyber security risks of systematically important financial institutions.
Since 2019, he is working in the European Commission within the alternative fuels team in DG MOVE, where he is responsible for shaping the future interoperability ecosystem that will boost the adoption of EVs in Europe. He also contributes to other policy initiatives aiming to improve sustainable urban mobility, give secure access to in-vehicle data and increase the use of clean vehicles linked to digital services.
At Go Mobility 2020 Saki will present the Commission policy updates on sustainable and intelligent transport.
With great technology and brilliant people, Philippe Vangeel found his way as Secretary General in one of the fastest changing and growing technologies: electrical vehicles. An engineer by background, Philippe has always worked as manager in the electronic sector. Preceding his role as a Secretary General of AVERE, he has worked as an innovative entrepreneur in e-retails, security and the medical sector. He is fluent in five languages: his native Flemish, English, French, Norwegian and German
At Go Mobility 2020 he will share his view on the Shared Responsibility To Get to Zero-Emission Transport
Arturo Pérez de Lucia
At Go Mobility 2020 he will coordinate and moderate the round table on financing new mobility
Innovation Hub Director South
EIT Urban Mobility
Since 2019 Daniel has participated in the set-up of EIT Urban Mobility and was appointed Innovation Hub Director for the South Area on January 1st . Daniel has several years of experience in Urban Mobility, since 2015, Daniel has been Executive Project Manager at CARNET (Future Mobility Research Hub), where he has been working in the development of initial activities, setting up processes and research activities and leading projects like Virtual Mobility Lab, the first macroscopic model of the Barcelona metropolitan region or the creation of Mobility as a service Catalonia (MaaS Catalonia). Between 2003 to 2015 he worked in the Automotive Industry for mainl OEMs (Ford, Volvo, Land Rover, SEAT, VW, Daimler). Daniel also collaborates with ESADE in several MBA courses.
He will take part at the round table about the economic reality of the new automotive sector: financing and electric vehicles.
Valuation & Insights Manager
Ana holds a Degree in Sociology, she is specialist in data analysis and Executive in Automotive Business Management from the Instituto de Empresa. Expert in market analysis and strategy, she started her career in the sector in the area of market consultancy, strategy and pricing. During the last 20 years her professional career has been linked to the automotive sector, holding management and business development positions in Consultancy and Marketing Services companies. In 2013 she joined Eurotax, as Marketing Director for the Southern European region and since 2016 she holds the position of Residual Securities Manager for Eurotax Spain, where she is also a member of the Management Committee.
Ana will participate at the round table about the economic reality of the new automotive sector: financing and electric vehicles.
Technician – Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Area
EVE Basque Energy Agency
Mónica Díaz, Industrial Engineer, is a technician in the Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Area of the Basque Energy Agency and has been dedicated for more than 10 years to promoting sustainable mobility in general and specifically electric mobility.
Responsible for GUPPY carsharing
Born in Gijón, Asturias, sea-lover, naval engineer and founder of the non-profit association Olas Sin Barreras. For more than 2 years he has been responsible for innovation and business development at G.Junquera Marítima group, leading the digitalization and diversification process of the group, traditionally maritime. Responsible for the sustainable mobility project guppy, which is based in Asturias and is currently in a phase of expansion.
President at Green Revolution Association (environmental NGO)
Vice President – board member of the European Cyclists Federation
President of the World Cycling Alliance
Raluca founded in 2009 Green Revolution Association, the first Romanian NGO of urban ecology that implements measures underlying the building of a green city. Expert in strategic management and communication, she is coordinating CSR and advocacy projects for more than 10 years. As Managing Partner, in 2007 she launched the first Romanian media organization on environmental business and legislation, called Green Report.
She is also responsible for business development and implementation, strategy & communication, liaison with partners and strategic networks including governments, industry and civil society as well as securing the NGO’s funding. Green Revolution is the developer and operator of the Ivelo (www.ivelo.ro) bike-sharing projects, Roaba de Cultura and Green Bee environmental educational projects.
Since 2016 Vice-president of the European Cycling Federation and 2018 voted President of the World Cycling Alliance, working at European and global level for bringing more people cycling more often in better and safer condition worldwide.
At Go Mobility 2020, Raluca will speak about Trends in Urban Mobility
Ricard Jornet Ginestà
President of Som Mobilitat cooperative
He is a ecologist entrepreneur and marketing professor at the UAB (Autonomous University of Barcelona) for more than 20 years.
President of Som Mobilitat, he is also founding partner or investor in companies in different sectors: hospitality, internet business and engineering
He holds a Master in Engineering and Management of Renewable Energies UPC (IL3) and a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
At Go Mobility 2020 he will talk about how to create communities of shared electric mobility (carsharing)
La Fabrique des Mobilités
Expert for European Commission (INEA, H2020), for ADEME (French Agency for Environment & Energy), advisor for several corporate firms, Gabriel create FabMob (la Fabrique des Mobilités) dedicated on open source x Mobility for creating a new common culture. Writer, speaker and teacher, he aims to inspire major transitions in the field of mobility.
Sergio holds a Degree in Sociology by the University of Deusto and he is a Specialist in Territorial Planning by the UPV/EHU. Member of the board of directors of the Mobility and Logistics Cluster of the Basque Country, MLC ITS Euskadi, Sergio has 20 years of experience in the development of sociological and prospective studies around mobility. He has worked on numerous projects to analyse mobility in different cities and territories (Bilbao, Bizkaia, Donostia-San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Pamplona, Alicante, Granada…), and continues to work on the definition of strategic policies in the field of mobility and accessibility and on the design and implementation of specific mobility and transport solutions.
Ignacio has more than 10 years of international business experience and venture capital investment. He holds a MSc on Civil Engineering, and an MBA from IMD Business School. He was involved in major international transportation projects across 3 different continents, and more recently he was responsible for a CHF 10M investment portfolio fully focus on early stage, high potential growth opportunities across Europe.
His vision about the pressing need of good quality travel both to portray existing situations and to help identify problems related to the operations of today’s increasingly complex mobility systems, made him join forces with Alberto Hernando to fund Kido Dynamics. The company currently operates in 6 countries where it provides its innovative big data analytics solutions inspired in social physics to companies and local governments.
At Go Mobility 2020 Ignacio will speak about “Democratizing mobility big-data, boosting the data driven economy”
PhD in Business Management and Industrial Engineer with 19 years of experience in the energy sector. Currently General Director of CIC energiGUNE, member of the Basque Research & Technology Alliance, BRTA, a cooperative research centre in thermal and electrochemical energy storage that, with the support and vision of the Basque Government, has become one of the 3 European reference centres in this field. Gisbert has managed hundreds of industrial projects related to the energy sector (mainly for national and international utilities). She has also participated as an IP or Senior Researcher in many others. Gisbert has also collaborated with different national and international working groups in the energy sector, such as the T&D Europe standardisation committees, CIGRE and AENOR.
In 2018, together with Javier Olarte, she constitutes the first spin-off of CIC energiGUNE, BCARE, which she chairs and which provides comprehensive advisory services in the field of batteries.
He combines energy research with mentoring research as a formula for professional development. This research has the collaboration of more than 21 organizations and 30 experts.
Due to his professional career he has been and is a member of some standardization committees. She is also currently president of the CIC Network magazine and a member of its editorial committee, a member of the Innobasque Board of Directors, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Basque Council for Science, Technology and Innovation.
At Go Mobility 2020, Nuria will moderate the round table on energy storage and batteries, focusing on the opportunities for Europe in the field of electric mobility.
Since 2010 Mikel Lasa has been a member of the executive committee of KIC InnoEnergy and CEO of its subsidiary for the Iberian region. For most of his professional career Mikel has worked on establishing links between the business world and applied research, initially within the automotive sector and later in the energy sector.
Before joining the InnoEnergy project, he worked as head of the wind technology division for Apia XXI engineering and as head of the wind turbine analysis and design area within the National Centre for Renewable Energy – CENER. Previously, he worked as a researcher in the corporate services of Robert Bosch GmbH and as a quality engineer at Valeo.
Mikel holds a doctorate in industrial engineering and an MBA.
Director de I+D Ingeteam Power Technology
Director General Ingeteam R&D Europe
Joseba Arza obtained B.Sc, M.Sc and PhD degrees in Power Electronics, Electrical Machines and Control and Regulation of Drives at Mondragon Unibertsitatea (Spain), at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs Électriciens de Grenoble (France) and at the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (France) in 1994, 1996 and 1999 respectively.
He joined Ingeteam in 1999 as a Control and Regulation R&D Engineer for industrial, marine, traction, wind, solar and grid applications.
At Go Mobility 2020, he will participate at the round table on energy storage and batteries, focusing on the opportunities for Europe in the field of electric mobility.
Product Development Manager
CAF Power & Automation
Txomin Nieva joined CAF Group in 2004 and since 2007 has been a member of the CAF Power & Automation management committee, currently as the Director of Product Development. He has been dedicated for more than 15 years to the research and development of power, energy storage and control solutions for the railway and urban electromobility sectors.
Before joining CAF Group he worked as a researcher at ABB’s corporate research centre in Switzerland and later as Technical Director at Spotme , a Swiss technology start-up.
Txomin is an electronic systems engineer by the University of Mondragon and holds a PhD in computer science from the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne in Switzerland.
At Go Mobility he will participate in the round table about batteries and energy storage moderated by Nuria Gisbert from CIC Energigune.
Estibaliz Hernaez Laviña
Deputy-Minister of Technology, Innovation and Competitiveness
Basque Government – Department of Economic Development and Infrastructures.
Estíbaliz Hernáez Lavilla is the Deputy Minister for Technology, Innovation and Competitiveness of the Basque Government’s Department of Economic Development and Infrastructures since 2012. She took up the position after serving as a Member of the Basque Parliament in the 8th and 9th terms of office (2005-2009 and 2009-2012).
Doctor in Chemistry by the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) since 2000, she graduated in Science, specialising in Physical Chemistry, in the same University.
Mrs. Hernáez’s scientific career has been closely linked to the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU), where between 2001 and 2005 she held a research contract in the Department of Physical Chemistry, compatible with partial contracts as a professor of physical chemistry. Between 2005 and 2010 she combined her parliamentary work as a part-time lecturer. Between 2010 to 2012 she held the position of aggregate professor under special services.
At Go Mobility he will participate in the round table about batteries and energy storage moderated by Nuria Gisbert from CIC Energigune.
Head of Energy Materials Unit
Cidetec Energy Storage
Idoia Urdampilleta, Head of the Energy Materials Unit, and technical manager of the battery pilot plant at CIDETEC Energy Storage.
At Go Mobility 2020, she will participate at the round table on energy storage and batteries, focusing on the opportunities for Europe in the field of electric mobility.
Co-Founder Cities Forum
Secretary General of ITS ARAB
Doctoral Researcher University of Southampton
Zeina Nazer (British/Lebanese) is Co-Founder of Cities Forum and ITS ARAB and Researcher at University of Southampton. Zeina has over 20 years’ of global experience in strategy, consulting, research, and platform development at firms including KPMG, Parsons and AECOM. Zeina led Advisory services for governments and major global players in Intelligent Mobility, Road Safety, Sustainable Transport, Smart Cities, energy, and the public sector in the Middle East, Europe, Southeast Asia and the USA.
After 7 years working in the USA with KPMG, Parsons, and AECOM, Zeina moved to London to support international projects including leading international consultancy work with Arcadis for M25 Design-Build Integral Demand Management. Zeina also provided support to financial design of the New Zealand Toll System project with Deloitte, supported Booz & Co in the PMO for Abu Dhabi DOT and supported in shaping the future of transport for Dubai Government.
Zeina has a BSc in Civil Engineering from American University of Beirut, MSc in Transportation Engineering from University of Texas at Austin, MBA from the University of Chicago. She is a Professional Engineer licensed in the USA. Zeina is currently pursuing her PhD in Autonomous Vehicle and Smart Cities at the University of Southampton.
In 2005, she co-founded ITS ARAB in London, promoting knowledge transfer and partnership between transport professionals in MENA region. ITS ARAB contributed to standards development of transport systems for International Organisation for Standardization ISO.
In 2007, Zeina founded Innova Consulting Ltd (ICL) in London specializing in intelligent transport systems (ITS) engineering and consulting services for public and private sectors.
In 2018, Zeina co-founded CITIES FORUM in collaboration with University of Oxford. CITIES FORUM is a global organisation with international experts specialised in sustainable urban development working with cities, companies and organisations.
Zeina was the chair of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Working Group TC204 WG1 on ITS Systems Architecture and served as Director on the Board of Women in Transportation (WTS) in the USA.
A keynote speaker, author and presenter of over 100 papers submitted to magazines and conferences around the world.
At Go Mobility she will speak, together with Jaime Ruiz, about the new era of urban mobility.
Jaime Ruiz Huescar
Jaime is the co-founder of Cities Forum and is in charge of the development and institutional relations with cities within the organization. He is an expert evaluator in electric mobility for the European Commission and strategic advisor in different initiatives related to urban mobility in Europe and Latin America. He was director of electric mobility and technical responsible of Smart City projects in the city of Murcia, becoming one of the coordinators of the working groups in RECI, the Spanish Network of Smart Cities.
At Go Mobility he will speak about the new era of urban mobility, together with Zeina Nazer.