Timothy Papandreou

URBAN MOBILITY REVOLUTIONARY, FOUNDER, EMERGING TRANSPORT ADVISORS, USA

Timothy is the founder and CEO of Emerging Transport Advisors providing strategic guidance to companies, investors, startups and governments on the active, shared, electric, connected and automated transport transition.
As the former strategic partnerships manager at Google X and Waymo, he collaborated with teams to prepare the commercialization of the company and set up first-in-kind partnerships to launch the world's first fully self-driving ride hail service in Phoenix, while being fully immersed in automation technology and its implications for the broader society.
He co-founded City Innovate, a smart city platform matching governments, companies, and startups to accelerate innovation through the STIR (startup in residence) program.
As Chief Innovation Officer for San Francisco’s transportation agency, Timothy lead cross-functional teams to deliver high profile initiatives including; the US Smart City Challenge pioneering the Shared, Electric, Connected and Automated vision raising over $200m in technology sector support; the Strategic Work Plan which met its 50% sustainable mode share goal 3 years early; launched major multimodal, shared mobility and mixed-use redevelopment public/private partnership projects; and the Mayor’s Vision Zero traffic safety program.
His unique insights and thought leadership draw from his varied experience and strong track record to join the dots, lead teams, build partnerships and deliver innovation.