Workshop: Reshaping Vehicle and Mobility Ecosystems: Mapping the Terrain for Strategists, Regulators and Academics

Start: Tuesday 14 November 2017 9:30 am

End: Wednesday 15 November 2017 6:00 pm

Venue: London Business School

The transformation of the mobility sector — encompassing not only the automotive sector (incumbent OEMs; Tesla) and new entrants from the technology sector, e.g. Google’s Waymo but also the providers of mobility services, e.g. Uber, Lyft, Didi, Zipcar, car2go, blablacar – has captured the attention of established incumbents, aspiring entrepreneurs, analysts/consultants, policy makers and activists. After a long period of stability, the automotive sector, and, perhaps more important, the broader ecosystem where this sector is embedded, is going through a period of rapid and drastic change. The confluence of new technologies (autonomous driving, electric cars, connectivity within and across vehicles and with the cloud), new business models (usage-based “mobility-as-a-service” as opposed to leasing and full ownership), and the evolution of societal needs has caused considerable ferment and excitement for mobility “ecosystems”.

This invitation-only workshop is organised by the London Business School, supported by LBS’ Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Higher Education Investment Fund and the Program for Vehicle and Mobility Innovation (PVMI), Mack Institute for Innovation Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Shane Rooney, Executive Director, Internet of Things (IoT) Programme, GSMA has been invited to share his thought in the session “Shaping the Standards: What will (and should) be the architecture of mobility?”