Evangelos Simoudis, Transportation Transformation: How Autonomous Mobility Will Fuel New Value Chains
C2SMART hosted a fireside-chat-style Q and A with Evangelos Simoudis, founder and managing director of Synapse Partners, a venture capital firm investing in startups developing enterprise applications that exploit big data using AI. Evangelos discussed his new book, Transportation Transformation: How Autonomous Mobility Will Fuel New Value Chains. Transportation Transformation is an indispensable GPS for every automaker, transportation startup, investor, policymaker, or regulator who is planning the future of urban and suburban transit, and anyone else with a need to understand the changing ways in which consumers and goods will get around. Transportation Transformation presents a vision of next-generation urban mobility arising from the interplay among three major groups: the automakers, the mobility services companies, and the cities. Transportation’s future is subject to consumer shifts, driven by disruptive technology and business model innovations including autonomous or automated, connected, and electrified vehicles; on-demand mobility services, such as ride-hailing and micromobility; and rapidly multiplying new ways to deliver consumer transportation and goods. Evangelos disuccsed the transformations that automakers, mobility services companies, and cities must undertake, the new value chains that will form as a result of these transformations, and the business models that will enable the transformed organizations to monetize or otherwise benefit from next-generation mobility.
Evangelos Simoudis is a venture investor, senior advisor to global corporations, and a recognized thought leader in big data, digital platforms, and corporate innovation. Prior to his 20 year investing work, Evangelos had 20 years experience in high-technology industries, in executive roles spanning operations, marketing, sales, and engineering. He is also author of the books: The Big Data Opportunity In Our Driverless Future and Transportation Transformation. He earned a Ph.D. in computer science from Brandeis University in the area of machine learning and large databases, and a BS in electrical engineering from Caltech.