• Timothy Papandreou

    Founder of Emerging Transport Advisors

    Timothy has nearly two decades of global experience in moving people and things in both business and government. He has led teams, launched and scaled almost every mode of transport service and is considered a global expert and thought leader in the future of mobility and automation.

    He is the founder of Emerging Transport Advisors providing strategic guidance to clients to prepare for the active, shared, electric and automated disruptions to the transport system and broader society.

    As the former strategic partnerships manager at Google X and Waymo, he collaborated with cross-functional teams to prepare the commercialization and launch of the world’s first fully self-driving ride hailing service, while being fully immersed in the technologies.

    He co-founded City Innovate, a smart city platform matching governments and startups to accelerate innovation.

    As the Chief Innovation Officer for San Francisco’s transportation agency, he lead cross-functional teams to deliver the US Smart City Challenge; Strategic Work Plan and its 50% sustainable mode share goal 3 years early; large redevelopment and multimodal projects; and launched the Mayor’s Vision Zero transportation safety and supported the first urban drone policy efforts.

    Timothy is always ahead of the curve. His unique abilities to see the signals and trends, join the dots and develop unique insights draw from his varied multi-modal experience and strong track record to lead teams, build win-win partnerships and deliver innovation.

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  • Completed: March 14, 2019 PST

    Our Best Shot at Creating a Future of Shared, Electric, Autonomous Transport

    Tim Papandreou wants to give everyone a healthy wake-up call that society is on the verge of a once-in-a-lifetime transition to a transportation system that is shared, electric and automated. And all three of these major shifts in 21st century transport are already happening and will be realized in the next 10 years. Papandreou, the former manager of strategic partnerships at Google X and Waymo, key leaders in the development of automated vehicles, will deliver his wake-up call as our featured guest at the next What’s Now: San Francisco at Capgemini’s Applied Innovation Exchange.

    Participants: Timothy Papandreou