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Perspectives On Next-Generation Mobility by Evangelos Simoudis

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In my book, The Big Data Opportunity in Our Driverless Future, I argue that: 1) societal and urban challenges are accelerating the adoption of on-demand mobility, and 2) technology advances, including big data and AI, are making Autonomous Connected and Electrified (ACE) vehicles a reality. ACE vehicles and on-demand mobility will cause three major shifts that can lead to the disruption of the automotive and transportation industries: a consumer shift, an automotive industry shift, and a mobility services shift. In this talk I examine what is causing these shifts, the value chain that is emerging as a result of these shifts, big data’s and AI's key roles in the value chain, and the models being created around this value chain.

Evangelos Simoudis (, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Synapse Partners

Author: The Big Data Opportunity In Our Driverless Future (

Evangelos Simoudis is a seasoned venture investor, senior advisor to global corporations, and a recognized thought leader in corporate innovation, big data, and digital platforms. He is the author of the book The Big Data Opportunity In Our Driverless Future.

He is the co-founder and managing director of Synapse Partners, a firm that invests in early-stage companies developing applications that combine artificial intelligence with big data. During his long investment career, he has also served as a managing director with Trident Capital and Apax Partners.

Prior to his investing and advisory work, Evangelos had more than 20 years experience in high-technology industries, in executive roles spanning operations, marketing, sales, and engineering. He was the CEO of two startups.

Evangelos is a member of Caltech’s advisory board, the Advisory Board of Brandeis International School of Business, and the advisory board of New York’s Center of Urban Science and Progress. In 2014, he was named a Power Player in Digital Platforms, and in 2012 as a top investor in online advertising.

Evangelos earned a Ph.D. in computer science from Brandeis University and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Caltech.


6:00 - 6:30 Registration and Networking

6:30 - 6:45 Introduction by The Hive

6:45 - 7:30 Talk by Evangelos Simoudis

7:30 - 8:00 Q&A