Megacities Institute organise Urbagora from 5th to 6th of April 2018 | Paris, France


Urbagora is a unique event about urban life and the future of cities! Cities, policy makers, non-governmental organizations, companies, researchers and students will share their knowledge and visions about cities.

Urbagora by Megacities Institute is a unique approach to facilitate exchange, enhance collaboration and assess innovations to rethink the way we live in our cities.

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6th of April 2018 | Urbagora | Location: ESSCA Paris | Registration required

The second day of Urbagora, which is open to the public (registration required), focuses on a topic at the heart of a city: mobility. The program is divided into six key aspects of future mobility which is using all means of transportation and digital support. Three topics will be presented in the morning and three in the afternoon, running in parallel:

9:30 AM to 12:00 AM, 3 sessions in parallel

  • New mobility solutions in deployment. The speakers are :
    Julien HONNART, Founder & CEO at Klaxit
    Maureen HOUEL, General Manager Paris at Coup
    Houssem ASSADI, CEO at Dejamobile
    Matthieu FAURE, Head of Marketing at Ofo
    Jean-François DHINAUX, Strategic Marketing Director at ViaID
    Federica CAMPINA, Operations Manager France at Communauto
  • Future mobility solutions thanks to autonomous vehicles. The speakers are :
    Orsolya SADIK-ROSZNYAI, Professor of Marketing at ESSCA
    Coralie RENARD, Marketing & Commercial Manager – Autonomous Transport Systems at Transdev
    Stéphane EVANNO, Co-Founder & COO at Stanley Robotics
    Joao CARREIRO, Marketing & Business Strategy Communication Director at Bosch
    Cécile DELAPORTE-LAZARD, Autonomous Train Project Deputy-Director at SNCF
    Vassilis AGOURIDAS, Senior Manager, Strategy & Innovation at Airbus
  • Last mile delivery: an on-going revolution. The speakers are :
    Jean-Philippe BERGOUGNOUX, General Manager at Colis Privé
    Eric DEVOS, President at GiPA
    Edouard BARREIRO, Public Affairs Director West Europe at UPS
    Hélène BOVALIS RENARD, Administrator at AVEM
    Alexandre FITUSSI, Country Manager at Glovo
    Pierre-Emmanuel JAN, Chief Acceleration Officer at You2you

2:00 PM to 4:30 PM, 3 sessions in parallel

  • A new paradigm for public transport. The speakers are :
    Eric LEGALE, General Manager at Issymedia
    Stéphanie BOURGEAIS, New Mobility Strategies at RATP
    Laurent KOCHER, Executive Director Marketing, Innovation & Services at Keolis
    Thierry METAIS, ” Connected Mobility & Self-Driving Vehicles ” President at URF
    Franck CAZENAVE, President of the Megacities Institute
    Dominique CARRE, Territorial Delegate advisor for Eco-mobility at Plaine Commune
  • Cybersecurity, mandatory for Smart Cities. The speakers are :
    Colonel Eric FREYSSINET, Head of the Digital mission at Gendarmerie Nationale
    Guillaume DUC, Co-Head of cybersecurity for connected vehicle chair at Telecom ParisTech
    Patrice LE FLOHIC, Automotive cybersecurity expert, Bosch
    Nathalie PLOUVIET, Lawyer, Lexing
    Emmanuel VENTADOUR, Director, Regional Marketing EMEA, Chip Card & Security at Infineon
    Eric DEQUI, Senior Expert in Electronic Architecture & Networks, Responsible for Cybersecurity Activities on Connected Car at PSA Peugeot Citröen
  • Public & private parking: disruptive innovations and perspectives. The speakers are :
    Joao CARREIRO, Director Marketing and Business Strategy Communication at Bosch
    William ROSENFELD, fondator & CEO at Zenpark
    Emilie MERANGER-GAY, Marketing Director at Zeplug
    Henri DE LA PORTE, President at ParkingMap
    Virginie ALONZI, Foresight Director at Bouygues Construction
    Edouard AYGUEPARSSE, Innovation director at Citelum


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5th of April 2018 | Urbagora | Location: Allianz France | Invitation only


250 executives of European institutions, cities, companies and research organizations share their knowledge and collaborate on the first day of Urbagora to set a significant milestone in the debate about future cities.

Mr. Jacques Richier will be pleased to welcome you with an introducing speech, then Mr. Franck Cazenave will speak about the Megacities Institute and the event Urbagora, and finally Mr. Paulo Ferreira, Vice-President Smart Cities at Bosch, will present the most recent and future challenges for cities.

4 debates:

  • What is the mobility of the future going to look like? The speakers are :
    Michael MÜNTER, Head of Strategic Planning and Sustainable Mobility in Stuttgart
    Delphine ASSERAF, Ecosystem leader of ” My mobility ” at Allianz
    Xavier AYMONOD, Director for Strategy & Innovation at Transdev
    Henriette VAN EIJL, DG MOVE, Policy coordinator Smart Cities at the European Commission
    Hanna CORDES, Head of Business Development Europe at Splitting Fares
  • Improving urban life: How to decrease air pollution and noise? The speakers are :
    Franck CAZENAVE, President at Megacities Institute
    Joseph BERETTA, President at AVERE
    Laurent BERTRANDIAS, Full Professor, Marketing Department at Toulouse Business School
    Teresa RIBERA, Director at IDDRI
    Michael KLINKENBERG, Policy Officer in the Clean Air Unit of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for the Environment
  • Will big data solve cities issues? The speakers are :
    François NEDEY, Executive Committee member, Property and Liability Insurance Technical Manager at Allianz France
    Benoît BACONNET, Vice-President at Tom-Tom
    Manu CARRICANO, Associate Professor, Head of Digital Chair at ESADE Business School
    Patrick BIBAS, CEO at Ellis Car
    Nicolas MIAILHE, Co-founder & President at The Future Society – Harvard Kennedy School
  • Cities were built around a market place… What will urban development look like in future? The speakers are :
    Michela TIBONI, Associate Professor of Technique and Urban Planning, University of Brescia – Deputy-Mayor in charge of Urbanism for the city of Brescia
    François PITTI, Prospective and Marketing Manager at Bouygues Construction
    Hugues PARANT, Prefect – General Manager Euroméditerranée (Marseille)
    Patrick BOSQUE, General Manager at Hines
    Abdellah CHATER, General Manager at Regional Investment Center Casablanca-Settat

Finally, Heiko CARRIE, President for France & Benelux at Bosch, will close the first day of Urbagora with a keynote.


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