CoMotion 2024: May 6-7 │ AI Center, Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus

Global Strategic Council

Lilian Coral

Head of Tech and Democracy Programs & Senior Director, Open Technology Institute New America

Lilian leads the Open Technology Institute, as well as leading and coordinating the work of the Technology and Democracy Cluster, New America’s core cluster encompassing programs and initiatives that focus on technology and other innovations as tools through which people advance democracy, sustain and strengthen human rights, reduce inequality, improve lives, and sustain the planet.

Carlos Cruz-Casas

Chief Innovation Officer, Department of Transportation & Public Works, Miami-Dade County

Carlos Cruz-Casas, P.E. is the Chief Innovation Officer for Miami-Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works. His primary focus is to introduce mobility innovation and plan for a fully integrated transportation system.

Jean-Baptiste Djebbari

Former Minister of Transportation, France

Jean-Baptiste Djebbari is a well-known figure with a track record of excellence in the mobility sector. He started his career as a pilot before gaining executive positions in air carriers. In 2017, he was elected member of the French Parliament.

David Flaks

Former President, Invest Vancouver

David Flaks has devoted the last decade of his professional career to building economic development leadership organizations that help forge and further regional economies that are more just and equitable, that serve and strengthen all communities, and that work for and uplift all residents.

Hassan Jameel

Deputy President & Vice Chairman, Abdul Latif Jameel Group

Hassan is the Deputy President and Vice Chairman of Abdul Latif Jameel and oversees the domestic operations in the automotive, land and real estate, and machinery sectors in Saudi Arabia.

John Moavenzadeh

Executive Director, MIT Mobility Initiative

My entire career has focused on the transformation of the global transportation system, from early days as a design engineer at Ford to strategy consulting to academic research.

Hilary Norton

Executive Director, FASTLinkDTLA

Hilary Norton is the Chairwoman of the California Transportation Commission (CTC). Hilary was appointed to the CTC by Governor Gavin Newsom in September 2019.

Seleta Reynolds

Chief Innovation Officer & Head of the Department of Strategic Innovation, LA Metro

Seleta Reynolds is General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), the second largest municipal transportation agency in the country. Reynolds is responsible for 1,300 employees and 52 different business lines – from parking meters to traffic signals to buses.

Karina Ricks

Partner, Cityfi

Karina Ricks is a leader in the transportation innovation space. She recently joined as a partner at change management and catalyst firm Cityfi after serving as Associate Administrator for Innovation and Research for the Federal Transit Administration.

Alex Roy

Founder of Autonocast

Alex is the founder of the Human Driving Association, Editor-at-Large at The Drive, host of new mobility podcast The Autonocast, co-host of /DRIVE on NBC Sports and author of The Driver.

Olaf Sakkers

General Partner, RedBlue Capital

Olaf is an investor & advisor to numerous technology companies changing the transportation and mobility sectors. Most recently, Olaf co-founded RedBlue Capital to back teams in these sectors.


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