​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The New Mobility Forum is dedicated to shaping the future of automated, connected, electric, and shared transportation options in Metro Vancouver, and to spur investment attraction and economic opportunities in the rapidly-evolving emerging mobility and clean transportation space.

​10:00 am - 10:45 am ​Registration and Refreshments​
10:45 am - 11:00 am Welcoming Remarks​
  • ​​​Linda Buchanan, Mayor, City of North Vancouver
11:00 am – 11:50 am Opening Keynote
11:50 am – 12:35 pm Panel 1: The Power of Data: Digital Transformation

Big data and AI present an immense opportunity to revolutionize planning and investment strategies within the transportation and cleantech sectors. Our panelists will delve into the evolving landscape of data collection, adept management techniques, collaborative sharing practices, and crucial cybersecurity measures.

Speakers Include:

  • David Seymour, Vice President and General Manager, Microsoft Vancouver
  • Anna Artyushina, Postdoctoral Researcher in Digital Governance, Toronto Metropolitan University
  • Amrit Brar, Director, Technology Business Management Office, TransLink
  • Moderator: Jacquie Griffiths, President, Invest Vancouver
12:35 pm – 1:25 pm Professional Networking Lunch​​​
1:25 pm – 2:10 pm Panel 2: Revolutionize the Road: The Future of the Bus

Rapid advancements in the transportation sector and cutting-edge technologies are poised to influence the future of the bus. On this topic, our panelists will narrow in on autonomous driving, interconnected infrastructure, artificial intelligence (AI) and more. The alignment of these innovations with regional objectives to enhance safety, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions has the potential to catalyze transformative changes.

Speakers Include:

  • Greg Spotts, Director, Seattle Department of Transportation
  • Severin Skolrud, VP Emerging Tech, WSP
  • Renee Autumn Ray, Senior Director, Hayden AI
  • Moderator: Michelle Babiuk, Senior Manager, Transit Planning, TransLink
2:10 pm – 2:25 pm Translink Open Call for Innovation Award Announcement
  • Niklas Kviselius, Sr. Manager, Innovation Management & New Mobility, TransLink
  • Mike Lipa, Project Manager, TransLink
2:25 pm – 3:10 pm Panel 3: Green Growth: The Path to Clean Transportation

The Metro Vancouver region is home to a culture of innovation that drives clean transportation solutions, and leaders around the world are turning to the region for new mobility innovation. It’s important that our region has the supporting ecosystem and policy to accelerate this innovation. This panel will focus on the strategies to foster talent, grow innovation hubs, and encourage collaboration to propel groundbreaking advancements.

Speakers Include:

  • Jeanette Jackson, CEO, Foresight Canada
  • Andrew Williamson, Program Manager, Sustainable Workforce Coalition, Zero Emissions Innovation Centre
  • Sherry Zhao, Regional Director, Pacific, Business Development, Mitacs
  • JR Hammond, Executive Director, Canadian Advanced Air Mobility (CAAM)
  • Moderator: Lejla Uzicanin, Vice President, Data, Research and Policy, Invest Vancouver​
3:10 pm – 3:30 pm Professional Networking Coffee Break
3:30 pm – 4:30 pmRoundtable Workshop
4:30 pm – 4:50 pm

Closing Remarks

  • Heather McNell, Deputy CAO, Policy and Planning, Metro Vancouver
  • Kevin Quinn, CEO, TransLink
5:00 pm – ​7:30 pm Reception and VEF's Future of Transport Pitch Competition

As part of the 2024 New Mobility Forum hosted by Invest Vancouver, Translink and the Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum, VEF will be hosting a “Dragon’s Den-Style” Pitch event that will put founders in the hot seat pitching BC’s most active investors in the clean-tech transportation space. Five companies will be selected to pitch live and on stage to a panel of local VCs.

Presented in partnership by:

Invest Vancouver
Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum

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