The EU Tech Chamber (EUTECH) Mobility Alliance hosted a webinar titled “MaaS – Understanding Data and Information Needs” on November 21, 2023, focusing on the crucial theme of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and the associated challenges and opportunities related to data and information needs. The event provided a platform for industry experts to share insights and perspectives on the intricate landscape of data management in the mobility sector.
The webinar commenced with an opening speech by Bernd Mattner, Chairman of the Mobility Alliance, who provided a brief overview of the organization. Mr. Muhammad Ahad Zaka, coordinator of the Mobility Alliance, introduced the esteemed panelists, each bringing a unique perspective to the discussion.
The Panelists for the Webinar were:
1. Adrià Aguado Lorente: CEO & Co-founder of Miivo Mobility
2. Dirk Carlier: Country Manager of EBKE E-bikes & Executive Associate Member of Dutch Chamber of Commerce
3. Hassan Hussin: Mobility Consultant at Rupprecht Consult GmbH – PhD candidate at the Technical University of Berlin
4. Philipp Merlitz: Senior Sales Manager Connected Mobility at T-Systems International
5. Bernd Mattner: Chairman Mobility Alliance – CEO & Founder Fry Bern
Throughout the webinar, the panelists delved into the critical aspects of MaaS, focusing on data standards, accessibility, and the imperative to establish uniformity in data availability across both public and private sectors.
Adrià Aguado Lorente emphasized the importance of data standards and accessibility in the context of Mobility as a Service (MaaS), advocating for a unified approach to data management. Dirk Carlier provided comprehensive insights into the commercial aspects of data in the mobility sector, addressing limitations and challenges, and offering a detailed view of the business landscape. Moreover, Hassan Hussin brought a unique perspective by highlighting challenges faced in the global south, particularly in Egypt, adding a valuable dimension to the discussion on MaaS. And lastly, Philipp Merlitz, representing T-Systems, underscored the significance of data accessibility and information exchange, focusing on the technological aspects of managing data in the realm of connected mobility.
The webinar concluded with a productive interaction by the audience, allowing participants to engage with the panelists and gain further insights into the multifaceted issues discussed.
Special thanks were extended to Mr. Ahad Zaka for coordinating the event and providing an overview of the Mobility Alliance. Tree-Certificates were distributed to the panelists as a token of appreciation.
Moreover, special thanks to Ahad Zaka for distributing Tree-Certificates to the panelists.
Above all, sincere thanks to all our attendees – your comments, compliments, and questions. Stay tuned for our next Mobility Alliance webinar!