Session Details

Cities, MaaS & Infrastructure: The road ahead

Wednesday, March 11

04:30 pm - 05:20 pm

The initial growth of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) was led by private companies rolling out ride-hailing services as financial investments and looking to scale the business without regard for mobility efficiency or urban infrastructure. However, this business model is negatively effecting cities rather than providing a sustainable societal value. By embracing the smart city concept, leading public transport authorities can develop publicly owned transportation platforms that focus on users’ needs rather than direct monetization. Is there a long-term future for unrestricted MaaS services? Does “new mobility” need to embrace all city stakeholders and smart data analysis to create a coordinated solution putting societal mobility needs first? Could cities rebrand and coordinate MaaS created by private companies as their own offerings? 

Session Speakers
  • Tom De Vleesschauwer

    IHS Markit

    Vice President, Automotive

  • Sharad Agarwal


    Senior Vice President

  • Henrik Fisker


    Founder, Chairman & CEO

  • Naheed Nenshi

    The City of Calgary