Speakers

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Alex Georgianna

Associate Director

Steer

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Alexis del Rio

Senior Technical Consultant

Hexagon-MSC.Software

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Alfie Brierley

Director of Policy and Public Affairs

MCIA

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Andrés Aranda

Test Engineer & Innovation Delegate - Automated and Connected Vehicles Homologation

Applus IDIADA

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Carol Burke

Managing Director

Unipart Manufacturing Group

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Prof. Carsten Maple

Professor of Cyber Systems Engineering and Director for Cyber Security Research

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Dr. Chess Stetson

CEO & Founder

dRISK

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Chloe Hampton

EV Infrastructure Strategy Consultant

Cenex

Dr. Aaron Wade

Head of Battery Costs

CRU

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Aaron leads CRU’s battery cost modelling, forecasting production costs of current and next-generation battery technologies, understanding when and how new technologies will affect the battery market. Prior to joining CRU, Aaron completed his PhD in lithium-ion battery degradation with the Faraday Institution at UCL. During this time he interned at Exawatt part-time for the duration of his studies. Aaron is a project director of “Battery Pub”, an online networking event for the battery community.

Alec Peachey

Editorial Director

Transport + Energy

Alejandro Trueba

Senior Engineer - CAV

HORIBA MIRA Ltd.

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Alejandro is a Senior Engineer in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. With a background in aerospace and control, Alejandro has been able to transfer skills into the CAV domain and developed a deep expertise in simulation, criticality metrics and scenario selection. Alejandro will discuss some of the key methods to improve and accelerate the V&V of ADAS/AD in the context of scenario-based testing.

Andy Eastlake

Managing Director

AREQuest Limited

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Andy is now an independent consultant working to support low and zero emission transport and energy systems and policy. After a career in automotive test and development at Millbrook, Andy led the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (now Zemo partnership) for 12 years, supporting UK government and stakeholders in moving to lower carbon transport.  Andy assisted in the creation of CENEX and the APC and continues to sit on a variety of advisory groups.

Andy Hobbs

Chief Technology Officer

Dense Air

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Andy Hobbs is Chief Technology Officer of Dense Air. He has extensive knowledge and experience spanning more than 25 years in the telecommunications industry. Prior to Dense Air he had leading roles at companies such as Quortus, Samsung Networks, and Airspan where he specialized in 5G, LTE, UMTS, and GSM technologies across Engineering, Product Management & Business Development.

At Dense Air, he has overall responsibility for the development, integration & testing of products & solutions that underpin Dense Air’s RAN-as-a-Service platform, including Neutral Host RAN, Core Network, Big Data & Analytics, OSS/BSS and Cloud.​

Andy Salter

Managing Director

DVV Media

Anna Wise

Head of Strategy

Nyobolt

Dr. Antonio Bruto Da Costa

Principal Engineer

WMG, University of Warwick

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Antonio Bruto da Costa is a PhD qualified Computer Scientist with over 10 years of experience across industry and academia. His experience covers formal language design, formal verification and validation of complex dynamical systems, and causal learning. During this time, he has published 12 journal and conference articles. He has consulted and advised on research groups, on developing languages for the quantitative assessment of complex safety-critical systems. He has collaborated across international laboratories and industry partners.

Aoife O'Grady

Head of Zero Emission Vehicles Ireland

Zero Emission Vehicles Ireland

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Aoife O’Grady is head of Zero Emission Vehicles Ireland, an office within the Department of Transport charged with responsibility for delivering ireland's ambitious electric vehicle targets. ZEVI’s work program includes the incentivization of zero emission vehicles through direct grants, as well as the strategy, design, and delivery of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. ZEVI works with a number of stakeholders nationally and internationally. Aoife has worked in the transport sector in the UK and Ireland for over 20 years with a focus on sustainability and strategy. 

Ben Hunt

Lead Engineer

WMG, University of Warwick

Beth Morley

Human Insights Lead

Cenex

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Beth is a behaviour change specialist skilled in stakeholder engagement and has experience working in community engagement and inclusive and equitable transition. She has an MSc in applied behaviour change and has devised and led customer and stakeholder consultation for local authorities, OEMs and industry partners. Alongside her work at Cenex, Beth spent a year supporting Transport for West Midlands. She headed the Influencing Transport Lab, an initiative to create a centre of excellence for transport behaviour change. She currently sits on the steering group of InnovateUKs Micromobility ForuMM, working with local and national government alongside operators to develop and strengthen the Micromobility ecosystem in the UK.

Cenk Kukrer

Director of Strategy and Business Development

Otokar Otomotiv ve Savunma Sanayi AS

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After graduating from Middle East Technical University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cenk E. Kukrer worked as a Teaching Assistant in the same department and then completed his MBA degree in Italy. He worked as a manager in the fields of Project Management, Engineering and Product Management in Türkiye, Romania and France for Renault-Nissan and CNHi.

In addition to working as Commercial Vehicles Strategy and Business Development Director at OTOKAR Automotive and Defense Industry Inc. in 2020, his responsibilities also include managing all Commercial Vehicles strategic tender programs and product range.

Chris Brace

Bath University IAAPS

Chris Hübel

Head of Engineering

VIRITECH

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Chris has over 20 years’ engineering experience in aerospace, automotive and motorsport. As Head of Engineering, he is responsible for the delivery of engineering programmes, mechanical engineering & system design. 

Viritech develops the enabling technology between the fuel cell stack and traction motor, both as discrete products and complete ecosystems.

Chrisitan Rouffaert

CEO

Teragence

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Christian Rouffaert is the founder and CEO of Teragence. After an extensive career in the telecoms industry, Christian founded Teragence to bring location-specific, quantitative and transparent network  performance data to mobile dependent industries. Teragence supports smart city players, mobility service providers and automotive stakeholders such as the RAC Foundation and DFT.

Claire Haigh

Executive Director

Zemo Partnership

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Claire Haigh was appointed as Executive Director of Zemo Partnership in January 2024. Claire comes to Zemo from Greener Vision where she was the Founder & CEO. Greener Vision is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging the switch to a greener future.

She also chairs the Delivery & Impacts Independent Review Panel for the Government’s Joint Air Quality Unit (DfT/Defra) and is Executive Director of the Transport Knowledge Hub. She was formerly the Chief Executive of the sustainable transport group Greener Journeys, and of the not-for-profit organisation Greener Transport Solutions. She has been a Board Member of Transport for Greater Manchester and was Vice-Chair of Zemo Partnership.

Claire is also an artist motivated by a desire for positive change. “If we want to change behaviours, we need to change the premises which led to them”. Her work The Tabula Project aims to provide a new perspective on the mind.