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  • Event Speaker

    Paul Minett

    Chief Executive
    Trip Convergence Ltd

    Co-founder and chief executive of Trip Convergence Ltd, formed in 2004 to leverage ideas for improving transportation. Co-founder and board member of the Ridesharing Institute, formed in 2011 to figure out how to bring greater policy emphasis onto trip pooling. Dreamt of being a successful entrepreneur but now mainly a researcher with a keen interest in why some obvious solutions do not attract the interest of policy makers, while less obvious ones do. Recently interested in Mobility as a Service, an idea that has incredible interest for policy makers, but which does not seem to attract the interest of users.

    Fossil-fuel free* for over a year. Keen to see humanity find solutions for decarbonisation and sequestration that are needed if we are to keep the planet from overheating.

    Key research works include:
    • HOTTER Lanes for reduced traffic and emissions (2022) (presented at T-Tech 2022)
    • Congestion-clearing payments to passengers (2020)
    • 2nd Life EV Batteries: Defining the need for a New Zealand strategy for post-EV use (2020)
    • Transit IDEA Project 61: Flexible Carpooling to Transit Stations (2013)
    • Estimating the Energy Consumption Impact of Casual Carpooling (2011)

    Auckland based since 1987.
    *no direct purchases of petroleum or natural gas