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.

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Event Details

Location

Online Event

Date

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
09:00am to 10:00am in San Francisco 06:00pm to 07:00pm in Switzerland

Cost

Free. RSVP Below.

Hyperloop is currently under development by a number of startups across the world, with many governments and universities commissioning studies and creating preliminary designs for the system. 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.

This panel brings together leading Cargo transport stakeholders to discuss the future opportunities and initiatives of using hyperloop services for the potential high-speed and sustainable transport of goods. Will hyperloop enable ultra-fast, on-demand deliveries of high-priority goods? Can this revolutionize logistics, support economic zones, and create thriving economic megaregions? These and more questions will be tackled during the live panel.

This is the second theme 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.

Program

San Francisco
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


Switzerland
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

Related Events

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 9, 2021
Next Stop: The Future of Boring
Making the future of sustainable mobility tangible and showcase leading efforts and projects towards a zero-emission future of transportation.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Next Stop: Micromobility
Explore how public spaces can be turned into micromobility hubs and what key elements have to be considered.

Bios

Andreas Jossen
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.


Anita Sengupta
Dr. Anita Sengupta is an aerospace engineer, instrument rated pilot, rocket scientist, and veteran of the space program. She has developed technologies that have enabled the exploration of Mars, asteroids, and deep space for 20 years.  Her career began with the launch of vehicles and communication satellites at Boeing Space and Communications. She then worked for NASA for 16 years where her engineering projects included her PhD research on developing the ion propulsion system for the Dawn Mission (currently in the main asteroid belt), the supersonic parachute that landed the Curiosity rover on Mars, and the Cold Atom Laboratory an atomic physics facility on board the International Space Station. After leaving NASA she moved into the high-tech transportation sector and led the development of the Hyperloop as Senior Vice President of engineering systems at Virgin Hyperloop, and then became Chief Product Officer and a co-founder of ASX, an Urban Air Mobility Aviation Company. Currently as a Professor of Astronautical engineering at the University of Southern California she is developing technologies for interplanetary exploration, supersonic flight, and sustainable transportation. Her most recent entrepreneurial venture is as founder/CEO of Hydroplane Ltd., which is developing power plant technology for carbon emission free aircraft.  Dr. Sengupta received her MS and PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California. In her spare time she is active in disaster relief operations as a member of the Civil Air Patrol, is a sport motorcyclist, scuba diver, mountain biker, and science communicator.

Gregory Inauen
Gregory is the Vice President of the EuroTube Foundation. The Swiss research organisation and technology incubator is developing vacuum transport technologies, such as hyperloop systems. The foundation is currently planning the construction of a full-scale vacuum transport test track in Switzerland. He has a background in Computer Science and Entrepreneurship from ETH Zürich and is engaged in the Swiss startup scene as Board Member of the Swiss Startup Association.

 

Phill Davies
Phill is responsible for the commercial development and roll out of the Magway system, including funding, promotion and engagement across various interest groups and partnerships. Prior to Magway Phill spent his career in the retail and technology sectors focusing on business development and reverse logistics. He has worked with numerous
leading retailers to improve efficiency and value on their returns and clearance goods and processes. Phill spent a number of years with Deloitte Consulting and Lehman Equity Research providing thought leadership and some of the first written research reports on Software as a Service business models. He is also active in the start-up space assisting various companies with their commercial roll-outs/scale-ups.

Stefan Goldlücke
Stefan Goldlücke is an experienced SCM-Leader with international background in High-Tech, Retail & Logistics such as Corning, Migros, DB Cargo. Stefan has worked along the entire SC from procurement over production to fulfilment in building organizations from scratch or transforming them to performance. Industrial Engineer with strong background in IT and Commercial Law.

 

 

 

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