How will people travel in 20 years? Hyperloop is a proposed mode of transportation which consists of pods transported at high speed through the length of low-pressure tubes. These tubes are elevated off the ground due to a lack of air resistance or friction. The concept of using low-pressure or vacuum tubes as part of a transportation system has a long heritage.
Join the conversation with thought-leaders and experts from Silicon Valley and Europe to learn more about the future of transportation and how these new services will be integrated into the urban mobility landscape. We will discuss this with the Swiss Railways, which bring in expertise in tunnel construction and infrastructure, and with Eurotube, a Swiss Startup developing the infrastructure for hyperloop. During the panel, we will discuss how rail and hyperloop can learn from each other and thrive together. Topics like infrastructure heavy project management as well as innovation in mobility will be covered in the live panel as well.
This is the second panel of the second conversation of the four part series Next Stop: Approaching the Future of Mobility that surfaces ideas and insights from mobility experts in four main areas: micromobility, simulation of mobility, hyperloop, and autonomous vehicles. This series is a collaboration between the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), and swissnex San Francisco, and will feature a mix of panels and presentations with thought-leaders, presentations from leading startups, insights into the most cutting-edge new vehicles, networking opportunities, and more.
09:00am — Introduction by Nicola Ruffo, Head of Public Programs, swissnex SF
09:05am — Overview with all panelists (moderated by Andreas Jossen)
09:45am — Q&A
09:55am — Conclusion
06:00pm — Introduction by Nicola Ruffo, Head of Public Programs, swissnex SF
06:05pm — Overview with all panelists (moderated by Andreas Jossen)
06:45pm — Q&A
06:55pm — Conclusion
Next Stop: Approaching the Future of Mobility is a four part series in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) that surfaces ideas and insights from mobility experts in four main areas: micromobility, simulation of mobility, hyperloop, and autonomous vehicles.
The events will feature a mix of panels and presentations with thought-leaders, presentations from leading startups, insights into the most cutting-edge new vehicles, networking opportunities, and more.
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Next Stop: The Future of Freight [Recording]
A discussion on new initiatives in the Cargo sector connecting actors and insights from the US West Coast and Europe.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Next Stop: Micromobility [Recording]
Explore how public spaces can be turned into micromobility hubs and what key elements have to be considered.
Andreas represents Switzerland’s largest mobility provider SBB CFF FFS in Silicon Valley, as Head of Technology & Innovation Outpost in San Francisco. His mission is to find and connect the best startups to the railway business and to open new business opportunities.Andreas is an Innovation and Business Development professional with experience in the Mobility and Telecommunications industry. He is passionate about startups and engaging with technology and innovation leaders to discover business opportunities.
Diana is the Senior Director of Global Alliances and Policy on Virgin Hyperloop’s Projects team and leads strategic company initiatives related to project and regional
opportunities, analyzing critical decisions on project development to achieve commercialization goals and identifying key risks. Prior to joining Virgin Hyperloop, Diana was a strategy and management consultant at Oliver Wyman in New York, where she advised private sector companies and governments around the world on business and corporate strategies, risk and economic modeling, planning and operations, product development and market entry decisions, and strategic and regulatory trends. She is also a member of the Global Shapers community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. Diana holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and
an MPA-International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School, where her focus was on the intersection of business, technology, and economic development. She received a grant from the Harvard Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation for her research on the development of an electric vehicle industry in China. She received her BA in Economics and International Studies from the University of Chicago.
Fabio is Technology Director at the EuroTube Foundation, where he designs cross-technology subsystems for the world’s first test track for high-speed vacuum transport. He strives to shape the future of mobility by developing environmentally sustainable, smart and automated infrastructure solutions. He coordinates applied research projects to demonstrate a zero-emission transport mode on the open research platform AlphaTube and is the initiator of the Vacuum Transport Research Seminar at ETH Zurich. Fabio is passionate about high-tech hardware and outside-the-box ideas to discover new technology innovation and business opportunities.
Jo Haller is a senior innovation consultant for automation and digitalization at SBB. He is responsible for innovation projects at SBB’s infrastructure division. Jo knows the railway business like few others, having experience in fleet management, supply chain management, purchasing and infrastructure management. Before the railway industry, Jo Haller worked for SR Technics and Swissair in the aviation industry where he gained lots of technical capabilities and an understanding for complex transportation systems.
Mark van Heijningen
Mark van Heijningen is Chief Digital Officer at cablex AG, a subsidiary of Swisscom. The company specializes in the construction, maintenance and operation of high-performance ICT and network infrastructure solutions, as well as the planning and implementation of forward-looking “Smart Infrastructure” projects. Mark is responsible for the transformation of cablex to embrace the opportunities driven by digitalization. Before his current position, Mark was Head of Smart City at Swisscom B2B and held various positions in strategy, partner management and business & IT consulting. In addition, Mark is a guest lecturer at different Swiss universities for business model innovation and digitalization and regularly provides key notes at conferences.