After graduating from MIT in 2002, Nicolas started his career as a structural engineer in the automotive industry, working on crash simulation and tests. He then moved in 2005 to management consulting working for A.T. Kearney and Frost & Sullivan in the Transportation, Energy & Environment sector.
Since 2007, he has specialised in clean transportation & renewable energies, developing a related consulting activity within Frost & Sullivan where he is a principal consultant. His main areas of expertise are mobility, electric vehicles, renewable energies, shale oil & gas and resource depletion (fossil fuels, metals, minerals, water).
He is active in think-tanks working on the energy transition. He joined the Association for the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO) in 2013 and les Econoclastes (www.leseconoclastes.fr) in 2014
Nicolas is regularly quoted in top business European medias (Bloomberg TV, BFM TV, Les Echos, Usine Nouvelle, Wall Street Journal).
Rajnish Ahuja holds an MBA degree from The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and a Mechanical Engineering degree. He has 5 years of experience in research and analysis in sustainable energy and transport with leading organizations. He has worked in the renewable energy policy domain and did an exercise on carbon foot printing with the European Investment Bank. He has worked on issues related to Air Quality, Electric Vehicles and Fuel Cells. As a Consultant for United Nations – Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology, he developed a directory of renewable energy organizations in the Asia Pacific region.
His interest areas are Environmental Economics, Sustainable Energy Generation, Sustainable Transport and research projects related to clean tech sector in general.
Ghislain Delabie (Telecom Bretagne, ESSEC MBA) is an expert in mobility services for the Smart City. His main interests and responsibilities include smart mobility, smart grids, P2P networks and shared-mobility, autonomous vehicles and ideation & transformative innovation.
He has experience of running large-scale projects, from conception to roll-out such as; smart charging for EV car fleets, sharing and support services for EV corporate fleets, carsharing and ridesharing integrated services for a whole district, South of Paris.
His roles have in included VP for Innovation and B2B services at Deways, a pioneer P2P car sharing company in France where he designed and implemented dedicated P2P car sharing services for corporate customers and worked with carmakers on innovative EV and charging infrastructure networks/sharing-schemes.
Since 2014 he has been senior VP consulting at Techneo, in charge of developing the Smart City & Mobility practice.
He is a Mobility Connector at OuiShare, a global community that connects people, organisations and ideas around the collaborative economy.
Terry Waugh is deputy director of Action Renewables a Northern Ireland based leader in Renewable Energy technology and innovation. Action renewable are the lead partner in the REPUTE project. Terry started work with Northern Ireland Electricity where he gained over twenty years experience of the energy industry, and he was the Customer Relations Manager for NIE’s Transmission and Distribution business before moving to Action Renewables.. Terry has a Batchelors Degree in Business and Finance, a Masters of Business Administration, and an Open University accreditation on Energy for a Sustainable Future.
Ciarán joined SIB in 2009 as a Project Director. He is based within the Department for Regional Development as the Director of Transport Projects Division. He has responsibility for a number of transportation projects including Belfast Rapid Transit, Belfast on the Move, Public Transport Reform, E-Cars and Park & Ride.
Ciarán, a Chartered Engineer and a fellow of Engineers Ireland, was previously Project Manager for the Dublin Quality Bus Network Office. He has a wide range of experience in managing, planning, designing and the implementation of major transportation policies and projects.
Jerry Sanders, SkyTran’s Chairman and CEO will present at the conferences in Newry and La Rochelle. SkyTran is a network of computercontrolled, 2-person “pod-like” vehicles employing state-of-the-art patented, passive Mag-Lev engineering to transport passengers in a fast, safe, green, and economical manner. A NASA Space Act Company, skyTran uses unique Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) technology that will revolutionize transportation and, with it, urban/suburban living. The first commercial skyTran guideway will be in Tel Aviv – the Wall Street Journal’s pick for one of the world’s top three cities for innovation, economic growth, and global competitiveness. Other skyTran routes in advanced planning are in: Toulouse, France; Kerala, India.
Allan is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Head of the Sustainable Vehicle Engineering Centre, which is part of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at Oxford Brookes University. His teaching and research interests include all aspects of design, materials engineering, joining technology, automotive engineering and sustainability. He has been the investigator/co-investigator for about £10m of research and consultancy at Oxford Brookes.
Allan is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Materials, Minerals and Mining and a Fellow of the Institute of the Motor Industry. He is on the Board of Directors of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership.
Robert Brayshaw is Head of Development for Hybrid Electric Vehicles for Wrightbus Limited. Robert has worked within the company for eleven years. He has Multi Industry experience in the Electrical and Electronics sectors having previously worked for companies such as Emerson Electric, Caterpillar and Nortel. This experience covers Inverters, Engines and Generators, Communications and Integrated systems. It has been applied over the last 11 years in the Public Service Vehicle (PSV) sector working from inception on hybrid technology and most recently on full Electric PSV vehicles and the resulting battery chemistry required. Robert has also been heavily involved in an innovative project involving the integration of the supporting infrastructure including AC inductive power transfer and DC rapid charging methodologies in Milton Keynes. This ground-breaking development work has resulted in the successful implementation of Single and Double Deck Hybrid and Electric vehicles in full public service in the UK.
For nine years Technical Director of the Municipal Transport Company of Asturias. Currently and since 2003 Technical Director of the Transport Consortium of Asturias.
PhD in Computer Science
Head of team CTIC Foundation · R&D, Researcher and R&D engineer in Computer Science, specialized in Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining.
Industrial Engineering. Specialisation: Energy
Project Director of the Planning and Modernization of Gijón, Municipal Manager Vehicle Fleet sharing since 2012, Designer of the Portal on Sustainable Urban Mobility Gijon ( http : //movilidad,gijon.es ),Project manager “Taxi Rural” in Gijon, Speaker at various conferences and seminars related to sustainable mobility, Participant in the European project “CASCADE on sustainable transport”
Director Economic and Technical Affairs Department
UTP is the professional association of urban and rail transport companies and infrastructure managers in France (160 urban passenger transport companies, 12 rail transport companies of freight and passengers and, since 2013, 3 infrastructure managers).
Anne Meyer is a town planner and has a post-graduate degree (“Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées”) of town planning and urbanism from Institute of Political Sciences of Paris. After 10 years in the French association of the largest cities majors, in charge of issues on tax system and “decentralisation”, she joined UTP in 1994. First, she was in charge of collecting statistical data and in fare analysis. Since 2005, she focuses on transport economy and modal split, promotion of new public transport services (alternative mobility, ITS) and practical operations of national laws (accessibility, energy). In 2008, she was the project manager of EBSF. She is member of the Expert Group of 3iBS and the project manager of ZeEUS. She is responsible of the French ZNO (ZeEUS National Observatory).
Sylvanie Godillon, geographer (PhD at Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne), is an expert on the analysis of inequalities in mobility and the way mobility issues are taken into account by development and planning policies. Her research work also focus on the uses of new mobility services (carsharing, carpooling, etc.) and the latters’ impacts on mobility behaviour.
6t-bureau de recherche is a mobility research-oriented firm based in France and specialized in urban planning, transportation and mobility analysis. Through a deep understanding of territories and people, 6t helps public authorities and private organizations capturing and analyzing lifestyles in complex urban environments.
The aim of the 6t is to combine academic research and applied research to meet social demand with a high level of expertise while supplying scientific and technical information to support decision-making.
Our highly multidisciplinary background and our collaboration with key academic and private partners allow us to address complex urban phenomena linked to mobility, the individuals and their lifestyles. Our team has the capabilities to conduct any type of qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
Simon Métivier is consultant at E&E Consultant. Before joining E&E in 2009, he works 8 years in R&D and design departments of process engineering companies. He is now working mainly on prospective studies, modelling, and technical surveys in the fields of energy transition and climate changes. More information on www.ee-consultant.fr.
Benoit ROUSSEY is chief executive officer of Poitou-Charentes Auto Partage, the car sharing service known as “régionLib”.
Régionlib is a regional all-electric car sharing company that was set up in 2012 as a SPL, or local publicly owned company. It is a public limited company with a capital of €385,000.
The company is owned by the region of Poitou-Charentes (90% of the capital), the departments of Vienne and Deux Sèvres, and the urban areas of Saintes, La Rochelle, Angoulême, Niort and Chatellerault.
Its main objectives are:
– to roll out a regional car sharing system in the towns of Saintes, Niort and Chatellerault
– to ensure that the car sharing systems are interoperable