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  • Jessica Sandström
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    Jessica Sandström
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    Senior Vice President City Mobility Volvo Bus Corporation
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    Jessica Sandström joined Volvo 2002 and has since then held a number of different positions. She led the team that developed the first industrialized Volvo hybrid driveline put in production 2009 in a bus application. After joining Volvo Buses 2009 she worked as Head of product planning & global marketing. She was part of the team who took the strategic decision of industrializing electromobility in big scale at Volvo Buses.

    Jessica is currently the Senior Vice President City Mobility. The City Mobility team aims at supporting cities around the globe with electromobility solutions. The position as well includes a responsibility for electromobility for the Volvo Group including driving the electromobility product development, strategy and implementation.

  • Niklas Gustafsson
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    Niklas Gustafsson
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    Senior Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Volvo Group
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    As CSO of Volvo Group Niklas is responsible for the interface to society stakeholder within the areas of Sustainability and Corporate Affairs. Niklas is also responsible for the Volvo Group global representation offices in the main markets and world political power centers.

    In Volvo Group Niklas has held the following positions since 2008:
    Senior Vice President Public and Environmental Affairs, Volvo Group, 2008-2013
    Executive Vice President, Corporate Public & Environmental Affairs Volvo Group 2013-2014
    Chief Sustainability Officer, Corporate Sustainability & Public Affairs Volvo Group 2015-2017
    Chief Sustainability Officer, CTO Office 2018-

    Before joining the Volvo Group in 2008 Niklas worked at Volvo Car Corporation, 1987-2008.
    He held different positions at Volvo Cars mainly in the areas of electronics and engine development as well as several years within environmental engineering, communications and governmental affairs.
  • Pia Sandvik
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    Pia Sandvik
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    CEO of RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
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    Pia Sandvik, CEO of RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, is born in Ludvika and holds an MSc in mechanical engineering from Linköping University. Pia Sandvik, PhD and docent in Quality Control Technology, has previously been President at Luleå University of Technology and CEO of Länsförsäkringar Jämtland. Pia Sandvik is Deputy Chairman of IVA’s Business Executives Council and Member of the Board of Almi AB, the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum and KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
  •  Kes Mac Cormick
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    Kes Mac Cormick
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    Associate Professor and Assistant Head at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden.
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    Kes works in the fields of sustainability, governance, cities and greening the economy. I have participated in European, Swedish and Australian research and innovation projects, and since 2004, I have produced over 100 publications in a diversity of formats and presented at 50 international conferences. I am the program coordinator for Sharing Cities Sweden – a national program for the sharing economy in cities.
  • Ann-Sofie Hermansson
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    Ann-Sofie Hermansson
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    Chair of the City Executive Board, City of Gothenburg
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  • Umberto Guida
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    Umberto Guida
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    UITP Director of Research and Innovation
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    Umberto Guida is the UITP Director of Research and Innovation. He has a long experience in Research and Innovation Projects Management, in particular in the Transport domain, as well as in System Engineering techniques and Complex Systems development. Umberto has a high knowledge of Public Transport technologies, services and strategies, in particular related to buses, including electromobility. He has coordinated projects like EBSF (European Bus System of the Future) and ZeEUS (Zero Emission Urban Bus System). Before joining UITP, Umberto has worked to the European GNSS programme as member of Italian satellite industry.
  • Håkan Agnevall
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    Håkan Agnevall
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    President of Volvo Bus Corporation and a member of the Volvo Group Management.
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    Volvo Buses is one of the world’s largest manufacturer of buses and coaches and a leading provider of sustainable public transport solutions and are pioneering the development of future public transport systems based on electrical buses.
    Mr. Agnevall has previously held senior management positions with ABB and Bombardier in the fields of power systems, industrial robots and electrical powertrains. He has extensive international experience, having worked and lived in the U.S., Thailand, Brazil and Switzerland.
    Mr. Agnevall holds an MSc in Engineering Physics from LTH, Sweden and an MBA from IMD, Switzerland.
    Date: 2018-02-23
    Time: 10:05
  • Harmen van Sprang
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    Harmen van Sprang
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    Global expert in the field of sharing & platform economy
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    Harmen van Sprang is a an independent global expert in the field of sharing & platform economy. He advises governments, businesses and platforms worldwide through his social enterprise ‘shareNL’ and his foundation called ‘Sharing Cities Alliance’. Over the past years Harmen gave 200+ presentations in cities like Paris, Singapore, New York and Tokyo. He is also the co-author of a business book called ‘Share.’ With new technologies emerging, Harmen and his team guide their ecosystem of businesses and governments to continuously balance between (hu)man & machine. Their purpose: ‘reshaping the way we live, work and play.’