Future of Mobility Tour - Silicon Valley San Francisco

02 Dec till 07 Dec 2018
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Eager to experience from the front-row seats which technologies and organizations will be driving the future of mobility? 

Join us on a unique Innovation Tour in Silicon Valley to see how transporting people and goods from A to B is changing forever.

The Future Of Mobility is all about ACES

The convergence of the Autonomous, Connected, Electrical and Shared megatrends. 

We're still cooking up a wonderful program for our tour but the likes of Lyft, Turo, Uber, Scoot, RideCell and Chariot are on our wish list when it comes to opening up the possibilities of shared mobility. To help you experience the trends in autonomous driving from the front seats, we're already looking towards the likes of and we'd love to know how NIO is designing the car of the future. When it comes to first-hand inspiration about electrification, you can expect Tesla, Chargepoint and/or other highly disruptive companies.

Beyond ACES, this program will bring you to some of the most innovative enablers of the automotive industry: insurers like MetroMile or Getaround, or transportation policy pioneers like Emily Castor (Lyft) and Mike Masserman (Lyft). Icebreakers like Mark Platshon (Icebreaker Ventures) share their visions about the future and why Tesla is the new Ford. Academics like Anca Dragan are on the research frontline, working heavily to make humans work with robots (yes, you read that right). 

Last, but not least, we'll look into what this changes for humans: consumers and customers. Who will still buy cars and why? Which industries will be affected? What will be the future for car designers, manufacturers or distributors? What will the next mobility platform look like? 

Feel free to also let us know your suggestions: which are thé companies that should be part of this roadtrip? 

This tour has already taken place but if you want to stay up to date about future mobility programs, leave your credentials below and we'll keep you updated.

This tour is organized with the enthusiasm of Carya Group and Sergoyne Diagnostics.

Carya Group         

Sergoyne Diagnostics

Full program

Day 1 December 02

Arrival in San Francisco.

Sunday - Arrival in San Francisco, Check-in to the hotel, Welcome keynote Rik Vera, Welcome Activity & Dinner.

Day 2 December 03

Monday - Shared Mobility

Companies like Uber and Lyft are the ones who revolutionized the transportation industry with their peer-to-peer business model. The impact it had, spread like a virus. It challenged incumbents, governments and even the average family brunch conversation.

But there is more. Instead of only sharing your car with other people, why not actually share the car itself or your in? Turo is lesser known in Europe but thé largest peer-to-peer car rental platform in the US and Canada, representing a community of more than 2 million owners and travelers.  

Day 3 December 04

Tuesday - The autonomous world

Opinions vary whether the self-driving car will know its breakthrough within one, three or five years. Fact is, we’re close. Waymo is refining its technology on the road with two million miles on public roads already. 

Nio is redefining what the behavior of the future car customer - or perhaps better say consumer - will look like from a global point of view and General Motors states that it will launch its mass produced self-driving car in 2019. 

Fact is, there is no denying that the money going into this technology will yield results in the next five years.

Day 4 December 05

Wednesday - Customer centricity & the enablers

Customer Centricity

The autonomous revolution is as significant as the electrification one in the past. People might not own, drive or finance cars anymore. So the question emerges: who is the new car customer? What does this mean for car designers? How can they make cars appealing again for the new generations to come? Which functions does it serve? Why and when will people use which car? 


Financing, policy and insurance might sound like the most boring topics on the planet but they sure aren't. Meet the enablers: Mark Platshon knows all about the financing of the startups that are now changing our mobility. Trov is only one of the companies that is changing the insurance business and how did a company like Lyft advance in a world where no policies existed?

Day 5 December 06

Thursday - Electrification

There is no more stopping the change that is happening right now in the car market. Under the impulse of Tesla and the pressure from governments, almost every car manufacturer has announced to start producing electric cars before or around 2020. 

No wonder we are interested in how the future of mobility will look like when electric cars take over. The impact on the industry will be massive and many business will have to change in order to cope.

In case you'd still be in the 'no no, this will never happen - camp', perhaps the following companies might alter your perspective: 

Chargepoint is already the world’s largest and most open EV charging network, empowering not only the fleet industry, but also retail and the workplace in general. 

We had the opportunity to visit the autonomous car builder which is building the engine of the future and guess what? It's not really big, massive and roaring but rather silent, effective and supersmart. Take a look at this video to watch it in action! 

Day 6 December 07

Friday - Moon Shots

Mobility is more than just cars or airplanes. What to think of Hyperloop, Uber elevate or Boosted Boards? Alternative ways of transportation might look silly or downward impossible but that's what people said about the Wright brothers as well. During our tour we'll visit a couple moon shot companies that are going to change mobility once again.

Beam me up Scotty!

Our speakers

Rik Vera Canva
Rik Vera
Rik is a renowned thought-leader, worldwide keynote speaker and author of business bestseller “Managers The Day After Tomorrow”. He’s a trusted advisor on the topics of extreme customer centricity, innovation in the digital era, business model...
Shelby Clark
Shelby Clark
Shelby is the founder and a current board director of Turo (formerly called RelayRides), the world’s first and largest peer-to-peer carsharing marketplace.
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Joren Lemiegre
Joren takes care of the project management and tour programs at nexxworks. He's passionate about technology and marketing, and he's always looking for bright ideas and the next big thing. His expertise lies in online marketing, high-tech and the...
from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
to San Francisco Intl. (SFO)
Sunday December 2
from 10:20 till 12:25
from San Francisco Intl. (SFO)
to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
Friday December 7
from 14:35 till 09:50

The Fairmont

950 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94108

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