19 episodes

The IAA MOBILITY Visionary Club is your gateway to the world of leading mobility visionaries.
Together with our prestigious guests we explore the intersection of technology, transportation, and sustainability.
In this podcast, our host is an AI generated voice, but the insights and perspectives, shared by our guests, are purely human.
Each episode features two visioanries who bring their diverse professional backgrounds and personal experiences to the table.
Listen to these exciting experts speak about topics like the metaverse, circular economy, smart cities, charging infrastructure, and the best startup trends in the mobility world.

Join us as we dive into the fascinating world of mobility and discover how it impacts our lives in ways we may have never imagined.

Program Planning:
Knowledge Partner: Boston Consulting Group
IAA Conference: Project Manager Lea Hümmler

Content Production:
Director: Tim Benedict Wegner
Content Strategist: Daniel Voigt
Content Manager: Marie-Léontine Mandlmaier
Production: Force of Disruption GmbH

Copyright: VDA / IAA MOBILITY

IAA MOBILITY Visionary Club IAA MOBILITY, Messe München, Force of Disruption

    • Society & Culture

The IAA MOBILITY Visionary Club is your gateway to the world of leading mobility visionaries.
Together with our prestigious guests we explore the intersection of technology, transportation, and sustainability.
In this podcast, our host is an AI generated voice, but the insights and perspectives, shared by our guests, are purely human.
Each episode features two visioanries who bring their diverse professional backgrounds and personal experiences to the table.
Listen to these exciting experts speak about topics like the metaverse, circular economy, smart cities, charging infrastructure, and the best startup trends in the mobility world.

Join us as we dive into the fascinating world of mobility and discover how it impacts our lives in ways we may have never imagined.

Program Planning:
Knowledge Partner: Boston Consulting Group
IAA Conference: Project Manager Lea Hümmler

Content Production:
Director: Tim Benedict Wegner
Content Strategist: Daniel Voigt
Content Manager: Marie-Léontine Mandlmaier
Production: Force of Disruption GmbH

Copyright: VDA / IAA MOBILITY

    # 13: Christmas Special

    # 13: Christmas Special

    Join us on the latest episode of the IAA MOBILITY Visionary Club Podcast for an exclusive look back at the highlights of IAA MOBILITY 2023. Discover how over half a million people were captivated by the future of mobility in Munich, with over 300 world premieres and innovations. Hear about the vibrant discussions, groundbreaking ideas, and the incredible enthusiasm for sustainable and digital mobility solutions. Plus, get a sneak peek into what's next for our podcast as we gear up for a winter break and an exciting new format in the coming year. Don't miss this episode as we celebrate the innovation and dynamism of the mobility industry. Tune in now to reflect, get inspired, and prepare for an even more visionary future!

    • 3 min
    #12: Andreas Girisch X Philippe van den Berge X Xuan Liu | LIVE from IAA MOBILITY 2023

    #12: Andreas Girisch X Philippe van den Berge X Xuan Liu | LIVE from IAA MOBILITY 2023

    VISIONARY CLUB SPECIAL.
    This special episode, hosted by Sarah Harman, was recorded live at IAA MOBILITY 2023.

    Our visionaries this episode are Andreas Girisch, Philippe van den Berge and Xuan Liu.

    Andreas Girisch is a Partner based out of the Munich office of the Boston Consulting Group. He is part of BCG's global Auto.Tech team and an expert in ADAS/AD, software-defined vehicles, and E/E architectures. He supports OEMs, suppliers and tech players globally on strategy, technology, and organization both in the passenger and commercial vehicle industries. Andreas holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), and a Masters in Management and CEMS from the London School of Economics (LSE)

    Philippe van den Berge joined NVIDIA in 2015 to lead its embedded business in EMEA. Today, he is responsible for bringing NVIDIA to the automotive market in EMEA, supporting the industry’s transition to embracing accelerated computing for a range of applications. This includes software and hardware in the car, the digitalization of the automotive design, production and sales processes, and enabling the compute capacity for various applications native to the industry.

    Xuan Liu is a former senior engineer at Google, a core engineer at Baidu USA's self-driving unit, and a key contributor to Baidu Apollo solution. He was the first Yao class graduate of Tsinghua University and received a Doctorate in computer science from the National University of Singapore.

    Together they discuss exciting aspects of the autonomous driving industry.

    This episode's topics:
    - Changes to the Mobility Industry
    - Hardware & Software
    - Regulation and Governance
    - Customer Perspective & Current Situation in Europe
    - Adoption

    • 23 min
    #11: Natascha Spörle X Philipp Sadek | LIVE from IAA MOBILITY 2023

    #11: Natascha Spörle X Philipp Sadek | LIVE from IAA MOBILITY 2023

    VISIONARY CLUB SPECIAL.
    This special episode, hosted by Sarah Harman, was recorded live at IAA MOBILITY 2023.

    Our visionaries this episode are Philipp Sadek and Natascha Spörle.

    Philipp Sadek is a Principal based out of the Vienna office of Boston Consulting Group. He advises clients on strategy, digitalization and performance topics across downstream automotive & mobility landscape: (micro-)mobility solutions, captive finance, sales & marketing. He has worked with OEMs, suppliers, and mobility players in Europe, the US, and the Middle East. Before joining BCG, Philipp worked in startups and venture capital. He completed his Masters at the London School of Economics (LSE).

    Natascha Spörle is Head of Public Policy Micromobility DACH at Bolt, the European super-app with the mission to make urban mobility more affordable, safe and sustainable.
    Having worked as advisor to a Member of the German Parliament and as political consultant in the mobility sector, Natascha dedicates her career to mobility and transport policy. Natascha joined Bolt in November 2021, shortly after Bolt launched its services in Germany. She is in constant exchange with governments and cities in the DACH region about the future of mobility.
    Natascha lives in Berlin, does not own a car and believes in cities built for people, not cars.

    Together they discuss exciting aspects of the micromobility industry.

    This episode's topics:
    - Current Micromobility Developments
    - A Vision for Urban Mobility
    - Paris Banning E-Scooters
    - Concerns About Micromobility
    - Cars or Micromobility?
    - Rural Mobility

    • 20 min
    #10: Oliver Schwager X Axel Weichert | LIVE from IAA MOBILITY 2023

    #10: Oliver Schwager X Axel Weichert | LIVE from IAA MOBILITY 2023

    VISIONARY CLUB SPECIAL.
    This special episode, hosted by Sarah Harman, was recorded live at IAA MOBILITY 2023.

    Our visionaries this episode are Oliver Schwager and Axel Weichert.

    Oliver Schwager is a Managing Director in the Munich office of BCG Platinion. His passion? Accelerating tech topics of key relevance for his clients. In his work, he supports them in their critical IT initiatives, ranging from designing and migrating to next-generation architectures to transforming IT organizations to be ready for managing IT programs at scale in agile ways of working. With now more than 15 years in IT consulting, he has gathered tangible industry expertise in the context of a broad range of IT topics, including IT architecture and data strategy, architecture modernization, and digital transformation - whilst also keeping up with hands-on experience on the latest tech buzz like IoT and the Metaverse.

    Axel Weichert has been with Daimler and Mercedes-Benz since 1996 and is now the Director of Digital & IT Marketing & Sales, making him an absolute expert on what technology can do for car users. With all the details on how AI enhances not only the driving experience but also increases safety and customer satisfaction at Mercedes-Benz, he invites you to experience the multiple diverse facets of Artificial Intelligence and what they mean for mobility.

    Together they discuss the current state of Artificial Intelligence in the mobility sector and its future.

    This episode's topics:

    - Software in Automobiles
    - Challenges and Opportunities of AI
    - Ethical Considerations and Sustainability
    - The Future of Consumer Technology

    • 19 min
    #9: Maximilian Wühr X Florian v. Klier | LIVE from IAA MOBILITY 2023

    #9: Maximilian Wühr X Florian v. Klier | LIVE from IAA MOBILITY 2023

    VISIONARY CLUB SPECIAL.
    This special episode, hosted by Sarah Harman, was recorded live at IAA MOBILITY 2023.

    Our visionaries this episode are Maximilian Wühr and Florian v. Klier.

    Maximilian Wühr is the CEO and co-founder of Munich-based mobility company FINN. FINN is the leading car subscription company in Germany and the United States of America. Maximilian founded FINN with his co-founders in 2019 to simplify the car-buying experience. The goal is to make buying a car as easy as buying shoes online. Before that, he worked at several startups and investment companies, including Kaia Health and Picus Capital.

    As a mobility and sales enthusiast, Florian Ritter von Klier started his journey at Sixt in 2017.
    Since 2021 he has been the Executive Director of Global Innovations & Solutions. His desire to sell actual solutions and develop innovative, digital, flexible & sustainable mobility products makes him a visionary expert on subscription models and new mobility.

    Together they discuss important aspects of vehicle subscription models.

    This episode's topics:
    - Vehicle Subscription vs. Ownership
    - Subscription or Leasing | What's the Difference?
    - Balance Offering Choice and Operational Efficiency
    - Depreciation and Pricing Models
    - Value of Customer Data
    - Impact of Autonomous Driving
    - The Role of Charging Infrastructure

    • 20 min
    #8: Björn Bender X Thomas Zimmermann | LIVE from IAA MOBILITY 2023

    #8: Björn Bender X Thomas Zimmermann | LIVE from IAA MOBILITY 2023

    VISIONARY CLUB SPECIAL.
    This special episode, hosted by Sarah Harman, was recorded live at IAA MOBILITY 2023.

    Our visionaries this episode are Björn Bender and Thomas Zimmermann.

    Björn Bender joined Rail Europe as President & CEO in November 2022. He is a mobility expert with a 20-year experience in the sector, and brought his rail expertise, customer centricity and spirit of innovation to the company. Before joining Rail Europe, Björn was Head of Innovation, Research and Incubation at Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) , prior to which he led the company’s business unit New Mobility Services.
    "I am making it my personal mission to make European trains more accessible, while facilitating European train digital distribution. The mobility transition and the so-called ‘revenge’ travel period that we are witnessing today holds many opportunities for the industry and Rail Europe as a well-known brand with a 90-year history."

    Thomas Zimmermann has been CEO of FREENOW, Europe's super app for mobility, since April 1, 2022. Previously, he was the company's Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) since 2018, responsible for marketing and communications activities, marketplace performance, and the data and growth teams. In his role, he initiated comprehensive efforts to drive efficiencies across the company, in addition to strategically repositioning the brand. Prior to joining FREENOW, the business graduate held various management positions, including at venture capital firm IONIQ Group and online and mobile games developer Goodgame Studios.

    Together they discuss the current state of Mobility as a Service and its future.

    This episode's topics:
    - A seamless experience with Mobility as a Service
    - FREENOW & Rail Europe
    - A super app for mobility?
    - Encouraging greener transport modes

    • 18 min

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