Timothy Papandreou

Timothy has spent time in equal measure in product, policy and business departments which allows him to give a well rounded overview of the AV & Connected vehicle space, rather than just focusing on one area.

He is a key strategic advisor to companies and governments and a thought leader on the future of transportation and automation. He has a strong track record to lead the vision and lead teams to deliver innovative, multi-modal transportation and land development projects.

He is the Founder of City Innovate, a smart city accelerator bridging startups, governments and corporations to create tactical solutions with scalability. He was the Strategic Partnerships lead at Waymo/Google X, building partnerships to commercialize and scale Moonshot companies while being fully immersed in artificial intelligence and machine learning with the world's most experienced automated vehicle technologies.

Other experience includes Chief Innovation Officer for San Francisco’s transportation agency, leading the City’s USDOT Smart City Challenge, the agency’s Strategic Work Plan that met its 50% private auto/50% sustainable mode share goal 3 years early, major land redevelopment value capture projects and leading the Mayor’s Vision Zero traffic safety program. He has been quoted on VOX, Cnet and PC Mag for his perspectives on autonomous vehicles.

Speaking topics

City Emerging Mobility Trends

The current state of emerging mobility trends in the city, how they're developing and what's coming next.

The future of Urban Mobility: Key trends, issues and opportunities

Emerging transport trends in the new mobility space including - Bike Sharing, Scooter Sharing, Car sharing, Ride-hailing, Rail and Bus Transport.

He also talks about the Future of Smart Cities globally and the Demographic trends in consumer behaviour in mobility.

Shared, Electric and Autonomous Vehicles- Changing Landscape

The global technology (platforms, digitization, integration) and the three convergence trends in mobility around shared, electric, connected, and automated systems. He covers how each of these system disruptions is contributing to the transition, who are the key leaders, the key impacts and disruptions to the transportation system, the support services including land use and urban form and transport financing and other the industry-wide impacts.

Policy, Product, Planning, Design, Operations and Financing

Public Private Partnerships, policy and regulation.


As you were such an excellent speaker at the 2019 TRANSITION Forum, I’m writing to invite you to speak again at this year’s event
Transition Forum, Paris France

“Many thanks for joining us yesterday – great presentation as always– sure we’ll see you again soon.
top 3 American Financial Institution.

Thank you so much for your keynote in this year’s conference. We are honored to have you share your expertise with our audience.
Real estate media firm, Washington D.C USA

Thank you so much for your incredible energy! Many have commented on your presentation and perspectives specifically.
Development Corporation. Canada

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