18-20 October 2021 - Vienna, Austria
Andy Lord has been the Managing Director of London Underground (LU), the world's oldest underground railway, since November 2019. He's responsible for the safe, reliable and effective operation of the service, and for delivering the priorities and objectives set out in the Mayor's Transport Strategy and TfL Business Plan. Made up of eleven lines, under normal circumstances the Tube handles approximately 4.8 million passengers a day, or 1.379 billion passengers every year. Andy has been responsible for steering LU through the COVID-19 pandemic for the last six months, ensuring the network continued to operate safely during the height of the crisis for essential workers. The Tube now plays a vital role in enabling London’s economic recovery.
Andy spent nearly 30 years in the commercial aviation sector, joining British Airways as a sponsored undergraduate in 1989, where he gained an honours degree in mechanical engineering. He took on diverse roles across engineering and operations, progressing to a variety of senior roles, culminating as Director of Operations for just over seven years. Prior to joining LU, his most recent position was vice president of Menzies Aviation, with overall responsibility for all aspects of the business and operations for the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa and India.
Andy is also a Non-Executive Director for the Defence Equipment and Support Agency, the bespoke trading entity and arm's length body of the UK Ministry of Defence responsible for all aspects of procurement & services for the UK Armed Forces.
Morten Kabell was Copenhagen’s mayor for mobility and environment (“technical and environmental affairs”) from January 2014 to December ‘17 and was city councillor in Copenhagen for sixteen years before that.
From 2018 he worked as COO and later CEO of Copenhagenize Design Co., a Copenhagen-based urban planning consultancy.
Morten has been a speaker on climate, environment, mobility and urban planning for more than 100 conferences on six continents and have been part of Copenhagen’s drive to an unprecedented commuting modal share of 62% for cycling.
Morten is now co-CEO of the European Cyclists’ Federation, the umbrella organization for more than 60 bicycle organisations in more than 45 countries.Headquartered in Brussels, ECF calls for cycling to be for all ages and abilities and a mainstream mode of urban transport as well as the greenest tourism form across the continent.
In his spare time, he enjoys reading sci-fi and alternate history and to travel. His partner still lives in Copenhagen, but Morten has moved to Brussels to take the post of co-CEO at ECF.
Morten Kabell gave a TedXTalk in March 2020 on how Copenhagen successfully transformed into a cycling city and how other cities can learn from this experience.
Martin Essl, born in 1980 in Upper Styria, started his professional career – after studying telecommunications technology and systems at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences – at SIEMENS in Germany. From there he went to Beijing, where he worked for Sony, after that Taiwan and then into the startup industry in San Francisco. After four years at Twitter, he moved to Uber as head of Mobile Business Development & Partnerships in 2015.
After working 16 years abroad, Martin Essl returned to Austria in 2018 as Head of Austria for Uber. In his role he acts as first contact for partners, authorities, the media and other stakeholders.
Květoslav Havlík is a deputy director and head of the tariff, marketing and development department of KORDIS JMK, public transport coordinator in Brno and South Moravian Region, Czech Republic. He graduated regional development and administration from the Masaryk University, Brno. After graduating he worked as a project manager in the field of public transport for international marketing research company TNS in Prague for a couple of years. From 2002 he works for KORDIS JMK. He was the member of the team which established the Integrated public transport in the South Moravian Region. He is experienced in many aspects of public transport areas and in transportation in general.
His areas of interests are public transport research, new technologies in public transport, ticketing and tariffs, promotion of public transport, crossborder cooperation and implementing of international and local EU-funded projects. For his company he managed several crossborder and multinational projects as the BENEFIT (IEE Programme), RAILHUC, EDITS, SOLEZ, PeripherralAccess, SUBNODES (Interreg Central Europe Programme). At the moment he is responsible for another EU funded projects.
He was directly responsible for implementation of several ERDF co-funded regional projects. The most important one was the establishing of the regional multimodal real-time control centre for all types of public transport in Brno and South Moravian Region including development of the new software and hardware for on-board communication unit and passenger information systems. This model serves as the best practice for other integrated public transport systems in the Czech Republic.
He is a member of a team which prepared the tender and purchase of new train units into the ownership of the South Moravian Region (2018-20). It’s the first case in the Czech Republic, when trains are not owned by an operator.
The ticketing system based on bank-cards as an identifier is the latest project he is working at. Its operation started in July 1, 2020.
Project Manager of ITS Vienna Region
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Rosinak & Partner, Schloßgasse 11, A-1050 Wien- Transport and environmental planning consulting
Head of IT-Department and Managing Director