MoCo Los Angeles: Session Breakdown
We're less than one week away from MoCo Los Angeles! MoCo Los Angeles is the premier global event on mobility and blockchain. In a two-day immersive event, MOBI will convene with industry leaders over four sessions to discuss blockchain and mobility macrotrends, incentives in the connected city, the making of MOBI standards, and the new economy of movement. See below for the speaker breakdown in each session.

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Session 1: Blockchain and Mobility Macrotrends

In our first session, we'll be discussing the latest trends in the mobility ecosystem, particularly in relation to emerging technologies (e.g. AI, IoT, and blockchain). 

Our speakers include Alex Tapscott, Co-founder of the Tapscott Group, Johannes Klepsch, Data Scientist/Blockchain Engineer at BMW Group, Sanshiro Fukao, Lead Research Associate at Itochu, Bhaskar Krishnamachari, Director of the USC Viterbi Center of Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things, Anne Smith, Head of Mobility and Automotive at IOTA, Bin Zhao, Co-founder of CPChain, Richard Meszaros, Managing Director at Accenture, and Divyesh Jadav, Manager of Cloud, IoT and Systems Lifecycle Analytics at IBM.

Session 2: Incentives, Tokens, and Mobility in the Connected City

In our second session, we will discuss the decentralization of data within a transportation system, the implications of a connected city, and the role of tokens within these ecosystems. 

Our speakers for the second session include Bruce Pon, Co-founder of Ocean Protocol, Zaki Manian, Director of Tendermint Labs at Tendermint, Allison Clift-Jennings, CEO and Co-founder of Filament, Kevin Richards, Business Development Manager at Bermuda Business Development Agency, and Tram Vo, CCO of MOBI.

At the end of session 2, we will also be announcing our MOBI Grand Challenge Phase II: Citopia Winners! See the submissions on our Devpost.

Session 3: The Making of MOBI Standards

The third MoCo Los Angeles session is dedicated to the role of MOBI's community in developing standards for green, affordable, and efficient mobility ecosystems.

Our third session is stacked with technologists and OEMS! Our speakers include Alan Gordon, Technical Leader of Advanced Compute and Artificial Intelligence at Ford Motor Company, Michal Filipowski, Global Innovation Venture Manager at General Motors, Tony Salamone, Director of Strategic Planning at RouteOne, Christian Koebel, Cyber Security Project Engineer at Honda R&D Europe, Ryan Rugg, Global Industry Lead at R3, Alex Lipton, Chief Technical Officer at SilaMoney, Roger Berg, Vice President of North America Research and Development at Denso, Joe Bannon, VP of Strategy and Marketing at KAR Global, and Sumita Jonak, Blockchain and Innovation Researcher at the University of Texas.

Session 4: The New Economy of Movement

For the fourth and final session, our speakers will speak on building smarter cities, the legal nitty-gritty of a blockchain, and the relationship between mobility and an economy on blockchain.

In our final session, we are convening with speakers across public and private industries. Our speakers for the New Economy of Movement include Ted Ross, Chief Information Officer at the City of Los Angeles, Glynna Christian, Co-Head of Global Technology Transactions at Orrick, Jim Adler, Founding Managing Director at Toyota AI Ventures, John Rossant, Chairman and Founder of the New Cities Foundation, Chris Ballinger, CEO of MOBI, Andreas Freud, Blockchain Swiss Army Knife at Consensys, Lev Levine, Program Lead of Data Monetization at ZF Group, Shruthi Rao, Head of Business Development and Blockchain at Amazon Web Services, and Karl Wunderlich, Transportation Analysis Fellow at Noblis. 

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