*NEW DATE* Oct 7th. Feat. keynote by Victoria Carter & Innovators Panel
ITSNZ's Young Transport Professionals are excited to announce that we are hosting a Transport Innovators event series in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.
Auckland Transport Innovators
Date: October 7th Time: 5 -7PM (Presentations from 530PM)
Location: Hatchbox Innovation Lab, Level 4, GridAkl, 12 Madden St, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland
Come and hear from our panel of transport innovators as they share with us their vision, stories, enablers, and outlook for the future of innovation.
Our first event of this series will be held in Auckland with networking drinks and nibbles.
Launching our first event we are very excited to have Victoria Carter ONZM, founder of CityHop, New Zealand's first carsharing company, and NZTA Board members. Victoria will then be joined by other fantastic panelists to discuss their experiences as transport innovators. We look forward to seeing you there!
Keynote and Panelists
Victoria Carter ONZM
A former high profile Auckland City Councillor, Victoria is a serial entrepreneur. She founded NZ's first carsharing business (CityHop), which she sold to Toyota in 2018. She is a Director of the CarSharing Association.
Experienced, strategic and innovative Victoria has experience across a broad range of sectors including mobility, education, tourism, entertainment and commercial property. Victoria is a great encourager of women and new thinking around mobility. Victoria has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Auckland. Sustainability, people and culture and marketing are her speciality.
With over 25 years experience as a Company Director and Chair of public listed, large privately-owned companies, trusts, government agencies and substantial charities Victoria is currently Deputy Chair of NZTR, a Director of NZTA, and the Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board.
In 2016 Victoria received a New Zealand Order of Merit ONZM for services to arts, business and the community.
Dr Mahmood Hikmet, Ohmio & HMI Technologies
Dr Mahmood Hikmet is the Head of Research and Development at Ohmio and HMI Technologies and is tasked with overseeing and synchronising R&D activity for the autonomous vehicle program and all other areas of research. As a science communicator, Mahmood?s focus is on bringing across technical information to non-technical stakeholders.
Throughout his career, Mahmood has been closely involved with the direct development of IoT infrastructure for intelligent transportation and mobility. Most recently, Mahmood oversaw the development of the first 5G connected autonomous shuttle in the world in conjunction with Spark as well as the delivery of the largest 3d printed autonomous vehicle in the world, the Ohmio LIFT, to Christchurch Airport.
Mahmood holds a PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Auckland.
Shannyn Hiroti, Mooven
As Business Development Manager for Mooven, Shannyn Hiroti works alongside a dedicated team focused on transforming the transport industry through innovation. Shannyn recently completed her Bachelor of Business, majoring in Management at Massey University studying at nights, continuing to work full-time in the transport industry.
Her career in the transport industry started 8 years ago, beginning her journey with the HMI/Ohmio team for 5 years. As a young adult moving from Wanganui to Auckland, whose only experience on roads was being a driver herself, Shannyn developed a genuine desire to solve problems on and around New Zealand’s road and transport network, applying enhanced technologies to solve real problems. Shannyn has successfully transitioned from a receptionist at an ITS company at age 19, to an accomplished lead Business Development Manager and influential player in the industry.
A key differentiator for Shannyn is to understand the outcomes that are delivered when traffic problems are solved, enabling her customers to identify and measure the value for themselves, their stakeholders and the broader community; her desire is to help deliver a seamless interaction between smart technology, safer journeys and happier travellers.
Cleve Cameron, Big Street Bikers & Locky Dock
Innovator and cultural leader, Cleve's work is internationally awarded in both the advertising and art worlds and held in collection in Te Papa, The National Archives and Auckland Museum.
After years of creating global ad campaigns for the likes of Ford Motor Company and Coca-Cola, Cleve co-founded the electric biker network, Big Street Bikers, as a real solution to the need for freedom of urban mobility and ultimately as vehicles for positive social change.?