Program '17

Subsequently you find the program of the UMD17, held between 1st and 4th November, 2017. The program for the UMD18 is under construction, but will follow a similar scheme. Updates will follow regularly.

Wednesday 1 November, 2017

08:00 – 09:00Registration
09:00 – 12:40


Welcome Notes of Political Representatives

Mag. Henner Bunde, Secretary of State (on behalf of Senator Ramona Pop), Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises

History of Mobility in Berlin

Mr. Jan Gympel, Journalist, Author, Urban Historian

Parade of Cities

Cities characterizing their

  • city’s mobility (culture, status)
  • mobility challenges in the city
  • basic ideas to improve the city’s mobility
  • vision for city’s mobility in 10 years, 20 years, …

Abuja, NIGERIA – Eng. Emmanuel John, Director of the “Transportation Growth Initiative”

Barcelona, SPAIN – Oscar Mauricio Chamat Nuñez, Coordinador implantación segunda fase carriles bici en Barcelona

Berlin, GERMANY – Thomas Meißner, Divisional Managing Director Energy and Mobility, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology

Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA – Santiago Granda, ProjectManager at the Ministry of Moderization, Innovation and Technology of the City of Buenos Aires

Kazan, RUSSIA – Rifat Asfanovich Khannanov, Department of Information Technologies and Communications Department of the Executive Committee of Kazan

Las Vegas, UNITED STATES – Tina Quigley, General Manager at Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada

Medellin, COLOMBIA- Manuela Garcia, Technical Director, Secretary of Government and Cabinet Management

Portland, UNITED STATES – Mauricio Leclerc, Section Manager, Transportation Planning Division, PBOT City of Portland Bureau of Transportation

Saint Petersburg, RUSSIA – Mr. Evgenii Vorobev, Head of Traffic Management Department in the Saint-Petersburg Transport Infrastructure Development Committee

Santiago de Chile, CHILE – Miguel Olivares, Coordinator of the Urban Mobility of the City of Santiago 

Toronto, CANADA – Dewan Masud Karim, PTOE, Senior Transportation Planner at City of Toronto 

Vienna, AUSTRIA – Dominic Weiss, Head of TINA Vienna GmbH, Vienna Smart City Agency

12:40 – 14:10Lunch, Talk & Exhibition
14:10 – 17:40

Continuing the Parade of Cities

World Café – With topics of the Dialogue Sessions

nexus, Institute for Cooperation Management and Interdisciplinary Research

Closed FIWARE Meeting (Olaf-Gerd Gemein) (City Representatives only): Extending the Existing Network

17:40 – 18:00Break, Talk & Exhibition
18:00 – 19:00

Evening Guest Lecture on “Visionary Mobility”

A Typology of Urban Mobility Needs by 2030 around the World

Dr. Michael Mischke, PCH Innovations GmbH

19:00Prosecco Reception

Thursday 2 November, 2017

09:00 – 12:00

Vision: Innovation and Strategic Planning for Future Mobility

Chaired by Dr. Gabriele Wendorf & Michael Abraham, Center for Technology and Society, TU Berlin

New Mobility

Marc Schelewsky, (on behalf of Prof. Andreas Knie), Innovation Centre for Mobility and Societal Change (InnoZ)

Ideas and Concepts for Decarbonized Traffic

Mr. Christian Hochfeld, Agora Verkehrswende

Energy-Island@Landia.Org: Ecologically and Economically Efficient Intermodal Mobility for People and Goods

Gunther Neidlein, FIBERIN

EMBERS: A New Smart City Mobility Ecosystem

Thomas Günther, Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS

Gamifying the Commute: The Luxembourg case

Dr. Martin Kracheel, Associate Consultant at LuxMobility

Panel Discussion: Smart Mobility and Transportation – Necessary investments to improve the connectivity between the infrastructures and the autonomous vehicles

Stéphane Barbier, CDO TRANSPOLIS Smart City Lab, France

Smartcity goes Electric: Fresh air and no noise will allow new quality of life

Markus Dold, Founder at eCharge., AUSTRIA

Introduction to the Dialogue Sessions

Robert Knight, M.Sc., Moderator, Coach, International Leadership Consultant

12:00 – 12:50Lunch, Talk & Exhibition
12:50 – 16:20

Dialogue Sessions (partly parallel, 90 min. each):

Moderated sessions discussing main problems, hurdles and barriers to overcome, possible and/or successful solutions and experiences about:

  • Mobility Culture
  • Urban Planning and Commuting
  • Public Transportation
  • Traffic Management & Safety
  • Shared Mobility
  • Big Data in Mobility Business
  • Legal Economic Coordination of Mobility Development

PCH INNOVATIONS presents (Dr. Michael Mischke): Problem based Innovation design! How cities become clients and facilitators of change!   Dialog Session, 90 minutes

OASC presents (Seppo Haataja): City Meeting of OASC (Open and Agile Smart Cities)   Dialog Session, 90 minutes

Morgenstadt Global Initiative (Fraunhofer IAO) presents (Dr. Natalie Pfau-Weller): Mobilty Concepts and Mobility as a Service Meet up Dialog, 90 minutes

academus & Martin Kracheel present (Dr. Martin Kracheel): Where do we come from, where are we going? – Mobility Culture Dialog Session, 90 minutes

numa presents (Maximilian Thess): DataCity: Experiencing our 9 month open-innovation program in 90 minutes – Learn how to use startup-methodology to accelerate the development of data-driven solutions for sustainable cities   Workshop, 90 minutes

SomosNewCity, academus & Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises present (Alejandra Labarca): Legal, Economic and Social Coordination  to develop Future Mobility   Dialog Session, 100 minutes

17:00 – 19:45

Sightseeing Night Tour by Pleasure Boat

Departure: Kalkscheune – Arrival: Restaurant Auster (Haus der Kulturen der Welt)


Dialogue Evening Dinner

Restaurant Auster on the banks of the River Spree

Friday 3 November, 2017

09:00 – 12:35

Service & Technology: Smart Mobility for Urbanites – Mobility as a Service

Chaired by Dr. Gabriele Wendorf & Michael Abraham, Center for Technology and Society, TU Berlin

How FIWARE Transform Cities into Engines of Growth Facing the urban mobility challenges of today and tomorrow

Olaf-Gerd Gemein, Business Architect, ​Co-Founder Smart City Lab, ​FIWARE Gold Member​

The American Way, how to prepare US Cities’ Mobility for the Future

Chris Barker, Chris Barker Consulting

Disruptive Innovation vs. Sustaining InnovationWhat does that mean in the mobility ecosystem?  What can startups do that incumbents cannot, and vice versa?

Ariel Sella, CEO CAPSULA, Smart Mobility @TAU, Tel Aviv University

Intergral Planning – Living in a Digitized Neighborhood (Steimker Gärten)

Phillip Schmitz, Head of Technical Management Residential Real Estate, Volkswagen Immobilien GmbH

Urban Ropeways – Opportunities in Changing City Environments

Thomas Schubert, Export Manager, LEITNER ropeways, Italy

New Ideas for Last Mile Solutions

Tony Ho, Vice President, Global Business Developement, Segway Inc. , United States of America

Urban Aerial Mobility – From Vision to Reality

Frank Wernecke, Founder & CEO DroneMasters GmbH, Berlin

Waking the sleeping giantA down to Earth Approach of how Digitized Infrastructure can enhance Public Transport 

Larissa Zeichardt, CEO of LAT Funkanlagen-Service GmbH

How smart parking systems could transform our cities

Frank Beckmann, Managing Partner & Co-Founder ParkenPropertyPartner, Consultant Smart Parking & Mobility

Information about Smart City Excursions

Introduction to the Dialogue Sessions

Robert Knight, M.Sc., Moderator, Coach, International Leadership Consultant

12:35 – 13:35Lunch, Talk & Exhibition
13:35 – 18:20

Dialogue Sessions (partly parallel, 90 min. each): Moderated sessions discussing main problems, hurdles and barriers to overcome, possible and/or successful solutions and experiences about:

  • Smart Parking
  • Supply Chain Logistics
  • Autonomous Driving
  • Electro Mobility
  • Mobility as a Service
  • IoT – Mobility Standards

FIWARE presents (Olaf-Gerd Gemein): FIWARE enabling Cities: Mobility  Workshop with a lot of hands-on and practical demonstrations,  2 times 90 minutes with coffee break

Segway presents (Tony Ho): Last Mile Solutions  Dialogue Session, 90 minutes

CBC presents (Chris Barker): How do US/International cities develop infrastructure to accommodate new multi-modal mobility options. Panel discussion with US Cities Representatives. 90 minutes.

Berlin Agency for Electromobility – eMo presents (Conrad Hammer): Smart Mobility in Inner City Districts  Dialogue Session, 90 minutes

academus & Frank Beckmann present (Frank Beckmann): Who do our streets belong to? – Smart Parking. Dialogue Session, 100 minutes

Dialogue Results (in plenum)

or starting 15:35

Smart City Excursion Berlin (on request – to be chosen on Registration)

  • Excursion 1: EUREF-Campus – The City Quarter of the future & The Innovation Center for Mobility and Social Change (InnoZ) (max. 25 participants)

Explore the unique location for companies in the fields of future mobility, energy and sustainability – the only center for innovation and future projects of its kind in Europe. Visit to InnoZ and learn about their intermodal and automated mobility concepts.

  • Excursion 2: DAI Lab & The Future Train Station “Südkreuz” (max. 25 participants)

Visit to DAI Lab with presentation of newest research projects and real-life test for automated and connected driving, electro mobility, intermodal routing.

Explore the future train station – Inno2Grid and the Deutsche Bahn are testing innovative mobility, information and energy concepts in various projects at this very unique railway Station. 

Saturday 4 November, 2017

09:00 – 10:50

Transition Process – Livable Cities: Urban Planning, Mobility Infrastructure, Civil Society Projects

Chaired by Dr. Gabriele Wendorf & Michael Abraham, Center for Technology and Society, TU Berlin

Redefining Governance and Reinventing Citizenship in Transforming Cities – Barcelona’s Superillas

Doc. Prof. Esteve Almirall, Esade Business School, Spain

Pradigm Shift of Mobility in Commercial Transport – an economic analysis

Werner Schönewolf, INFRAMobility GmbH, Germany Joint Project in a Berlin Neighborhood

Johanna Reinhardt (on behalf of Frank Hansen, BMW Group), Berlin Agency for Electro Mobility (eMo)

The Transportation Growth Initiative for African Mobility

Engr. Emmanuel John, TGI Abuja, Nigeria

Hyperlp st: The Future of the Los Angeles-San Diego Mega Region

Rene Peralta, San Diego State University

Wheelmap Pro — How to crowdsource accessibility information for every City

Holger Dieterich, Chairman SOZIALHELDEN e.V.

How to integrate public transport into a MaaS model?

Fabien Sauthier, Head of Business Developement at MotionTag


Finger Food


Fishbowl Discussion: Summarizing the Dialogues

Jonas Schorr, Smart City Expert, Berlin

Closing Ceremony