Advisory Board

  • Thomas Beermann
    Chief Executive Officer, car2go Europe GmbH (Germany)

    Thomas Beermann has been managing director of car2go Europe GmbH since 1.10.2013. Since then he has been responsible for the European business of the worlds biggest station-independent car sharing company which currently has 15 European sites with seven in Germany.

    Thomas Beermann studied business administration at the University of Paderborn. From 1997 to the end of 2012 Beermann worked at Europe's biggest car rental company, Europcar, as a key account manager, product manager, regional manager and lastly as director of strategy and business development.

    Thomas Beermann is married and has three children.

  • Michael Bell
    Professor of Ports & Maritime Logistics , The University of Sydney
  • Andrew Clark
    Founder & Managing Director, Logistics Help
  • Andrew Cooper
    Director Future Industries and Advanced Manufacturing, Investment Attraction South Australia
  • Henri Coron
    Marketing Manager , NAVYA (France)
  • Steve Cratchley
    Pricing Manager - Asset & Advanced Technology , Suncorp Group
  • Professor Brian Fildes
    Adjunct Professor, Monash University Accident Research Centre
  • Brian Haratsis
    Executive Chairman, Macroplan & Co-chair , Australian Driverless Vehicles Initiative
  • Greg Hardman
    Fleet Services Manager , T3 Cabs
  • Behyad Jafari
    Chair , Electric Vehicle Council
  • Dickson Leow
    Principle Technology Leader , ARRB
  • Charlie Macdonald
    Chief Information Officer Australia/New Zealand, DB Schenker
  • Professor David McInnes
    President, Autonomous Transport Solutions
  • Professor Michael Milford
    Australian Centre for Robotic Vision , Queensland University of Technology
  • Jonathan Myers
    Head of Growth, Innovation & Partnerships , Keolis Downer
  • Kevin Orr
    Founder, Liftango

    Kevin Orr is start-up Founder and CEO of Liftango with 10 years of experience in the corporate world as a Business Intelligence Manager for a $10B SuperFund. Kevin has a background and degree qualifications in GIS and Mathematics, with strong analytics experience.

    Strong technical background coupled with front-line business experience developing and launching a start-up from scratch. A huge amount of presentation experience as a keynote speaker at transport innovation events, at the board/executive level and of course pitching at hundreds of start-up events so far!

    To sum it up in one-line Kevin is: "A self-confessed tech nerd who can translate the jargon into plain English". Evident in his chosen line of work, has a passion for solving big problems through innovation and technology.

  • David Rogers
    Chairman, Asia Pacific Logistics Federation
  • Majid Sarvi
    Chairman , Transport Engineering
  • Samantha Taranto
    Chief Operating Officer, NRMA
  • Dr Neil Temperley
    Executive Product Manager - Future Cities, Transport and Logistics Living Lab Mentor, Data61 CSIRO
  • Evan Walker
    Director of Smart Innovation Centre , Transport for NSW
  • Cecilia Warren
    Emerging Product Lead & Future Vehicles , Insurance Australia Group
  • Tim Woods
    General Manager, Autonomous Vehicles Alliance (Detroit)

    Tim Woods is a Founding Partner of POCO labs a Product Development and Research Company. Mr. Woods, a nationally recognized consultant with over 25 years of experience, works to drive innovation and the appropriate use of technology in everyday consumer products and services.

    He is a respected source of information to the media and has appeared on The Science Channel, Food Network, HGTV, CNN and others as a resource to discuss the future and technology. He has spoken at The Media Lab at MIT, USC, University of Michigan and The CAR Conference to name a few.

    POCO Labs list of clients includes General Motors, OnStar, Coca Cola, The Ford Motor Company, Leap Frog, Microsoft/Xbox One, Direct Energy, The Walt Disney Company, Lennox Industries, Whirlpool, General Mills, Glaxo Smith Klein, Meridian Health, Bosch, Spartan Motors, and The Autonomous Vehicle Alliance.