The Future of Transportation
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Prof. Dr. Joachim Frick is a partner at Baker & McKenzie and admitted to the bars of Switzerland and New York.
He graduated from the University of Zurich (lic. iur, Dr. iur.) and Yale Law School (LL.M., J.S.D).
After practicing with Baker & McKenzie in Taipei and Chicago, he in 1997 returned to Baker & McKenzie in Zurich and became a partner in 2001.
Joachim specializes in commercial litigation and arbitration and has acted as party counsel in various Swiss and international arbitration proceedings under Swiss, ICC, ad hoc and other arbitration rules.
He regularly represents clients in liability disputes and advises in litigeous and non-litigeous insurance/reinsurance matters.
He heads the Swiss insurance practice of Baker & McKenzie and is a member of the Steering Committee of the European Financial Services Practice of Baker & McKenzie.
He was named leading attorney in insurance and reinsurance matters by specialized publications.
In addition to being a practicing lawyer, he regularly teaches as professor of law (Titularprofessor) at the University of Zurich and is a lecturer in a number of graduate programs.
Timothy is the founder of Emerging Transport Advisors providing strategic guidance to companies, investors and governments on the active, shared, electric, connected and automated transport transition.
He co-founded City Innovate, a smart city platform matching governments, companies and startups to accelerate innovation through the startup in residence program. As the former strategic partnerships manager at Google X and Waymo, he collaborated with teams to prepare the commercialization of the company and launch the world's first fully self-driving ride hail service, while being fully immersed in automation technology.
As Chief Innovation Officer for San Francisco’s transportation agency, he lead teams to deliver high profile initiatives including; the US Smart City Challenge; the Strategic Work Plan which met its 50% sustainable mode share goal 3 years early; major multimodal and mixed-use redevelopment partnership projects; and launched the Mayor’s Vision Zero traffic safety program.
His unique insights and thought leadership draw from his varied experience and strong track record to join the dots, lead cross-functional teams, build partnerships and deliver innovation.
Luuk is the founder of Daedalean, where he leads a team in the development of autonomous flight software for the electric personal VTOL aircraft of the near future.
He advised a number of international tech start-ups and previously held Senior Software Engineering positions at Google Zürich and SpaceX, where he worked on infrastructure, flight software, and machine learning projects, among others. He holds a PhD in theoretical Physics and has had no formal training in the use or programming of computers.
Prior to co-founding Pony.ai, James was an integral part of Baidu’s engineering leadership team. At Baidu, James was responsible for setting the technical direction of a variety of fields including advertising, infrastructure, big data, and cloud computing. Later, as the Chief Architect of the Autonomous Driving division, James led the overall strategy and development of Baidu’s autonomous vehicle. James began his career as a software engineer at Google, where he spent seven years specializing in backend and frontend advertising systems.
James holds a PhD from Stanford University and a BS from Tsinghua University.
Louay Eldada is CEO and co-founder of Quanergy Systems, Inc. Dr. Eldada is a serial entrepreneur, having founded and sold three businesses to Fortune 100 companies.
Quanergy is his fourth start-up. Dr. Eldada is a technical business leader with a proven track record at both small and large companies and with 70 patents, is a recognized expert in quantum optics, nanotechnology, photonic integrated circuits, advanced optoelectronics, sensors and robotics. Prior to Quanergy, he was CSO of SunEdison, after serving as CTO of HelioVolt, which was acquired by SK Energy.
Dr. Eldada was earlier CTO of DuPont Photonic Technologies, formed by the acquisition of Telephotonics where he was founding CTO. His first job was at Honeywell, where he started the Telecom Photonics business and sold it to Corning.
He studied business administration at Harvard, MIT and Stanford, and holds a Ph.D. in optical engineering from Columbia University.