Distinguished Lecture Series with Evangelos Simoudis, Ph.D.
Speaker(s): Evangelos Simoudis, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Managing Director — Synapse Partners
Presentation Title: New Urban Mobility: Transformations & Value Creation
Date/Time: Thursday, July 15th, 2021 | 1:00 PM ET
Continuing Education Units (CEU): .1*
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Abstract: Currently, urban mobility is facing several challenges: some are the result of long-term urbanization trends and others are the outcome of more recent changes to population behaviors. Addressing these challenges requires systems thinking and a broadening of collaboration between automakers, mobility services companies, and cities. Dr. Evangelos Simoudis, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Synapse Partners, joins the latest Distinguished Lecture Series this July. Their presentation will highlight the decisions automakers, mobility service companies, and cities must make, and the transformations they will undergo with regards to technology and business models. Dr. Simoudis will also discuss the risks arising from the use of data and artificial intelligence in new, urban mobility.
Dr. Simoudis is a recognized expert in new mobility, artificial intelligence, and corporate innovation. He has been working in Silicon Valley for 30 years as a venture investor, senior advisor to global corporations and governments, entrepreneur, corporate executive, and technologist. He is the co-founder and managing director of Synapse Partners, a venture investment and corporate advisory firm. In addition to several articles and book chapters, Evangelos is the author of the books “The Big Data Opportunity in Our Driverless Future” and “Transportation Transformation”. Evangelos is a member of the advisory board for the California Institute of Technology, Brandeis International School of Business, the USDOT Connected Cities for Smart Mobility Center, and Securing America’s Future Energy. He has served on several commissions and task forces focusing on artificial intelligence, autonomous mobility, and corporate innovation. He earned a Ph.D. in computer science from Brandeis University and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Caltech.