Technology and the Future of Travel and Transportation
15.5.2019 @ 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm UTC+1
Digitalist Group is together with the Embassy of Finland in London arranging an Event & Reception titled Technology and the Future of Travel and Transportation for the European Travel and Tourism Community. The aim of the event is – with the help of key players from UK and Finland – to explore recent technological developments and innovations and their potential for industry transformation in the short to medium term.
WHEN? Wednesday 15th May 2019 from (2.30pm for) 3pm – 6.30pm
WHERE? The Residence of the Ambassador of Finland, 14 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QP
The programme will be opened by Ambassador Päivi Luostarinen.
The Key Note Speaker will be trend forecaster, cultural analyst, journalist and best-selling author James Wallman. James was formerly Senior Trend Analyst at The Future Laboratory, editor of the innovation and trend forecasting network LS:N Global and futurology columnist for the technology magazine T3. His latest book, Time and How to Spend it, reports on the science of how to design and enjoy better experiences, drawing on insights from sociologists, anthropologists, historians, economists and psychologists. James will argue that ‘experientialism has the potential to transform quality of life in the 21st century’.
The second speaker will be Jonna Pöllänen, Head of Early Markets at MaaS Global. Jonna will introduce the concept of mobility as a service. MaaS is the world’s first mobility as a service operator, bringing all means of travel together. It combines options from different transport providers into a single mobile service, removing the hassle of planning and one-off payments.
The third speaker will be Gary Beckwith, Chairman of City Cruises PLC, the biggest tour boat operator on the River Thames. More than four million passenger journeys take place every year on its route through the heart of London and down river to Greenwich. They have recently started using Finnish ‘smart’ technology to solve ticketing challenges facing the business.
There will then be the opportunity for networking amongst the guests and their hosts over drinks and canapés in the splendid setting of the Ambassador’s late 19th century Residence.
The Residence of the Ambassador of Finland, 14 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QP. To express your interest please email at firstname.lastname@example.org.