Reclaim the Future: How Technologies are shaping future Urban Mobility.

FF-Urban mobility

Our cities are in the midst of a transformation process. On the one hand, they are growing worldwide; on the other, city governments, civil society, companies, startups and science have taken up the challenge of making life in cities even more livable. A central lever for improving living conditions is mobility - and it excatly here that new, but also reimagined technologies can become a gamechanger. With experts, we want to find out how digital technologies can be used to develop better and more inclusive mobility concepts, how completely new ideas, such as the Hyperloop, could be integrated, and why even "old" technologies like the bicycle will matter.

When: 14 December 2021 at 5.00 pm (CET)

Where: Virtual event live from the FUTURE FORUM by BMW Welt

Live Stream: Here and on Facebook BMW Welt & Museum 

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Dec 14, 2021 - Dec 14, 2021, 17:00 - 18:00 (UTC+01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna  


Wolfgang Kerler

During his career as a journalist, he has worked in Germany and abroad for various media such as ARD, Deutschlandfunk, The Verge, Wired, Inter Press Service and Reuters. He received several awards.


Sarah Schappert

Sarah Schappert is passionate about cities and technology, entrepreneurship, sustainability and city improvement. She is Director Europe at URBAN-X, an accelerator built by MINI, dedicated to startups reimagining city life. Sarah is expanding the reach of URBAN-X throughout Europe. Working at BMW headquarters in Munich, Germany, Sarah facilitates the relationship between URBAN-X, MINI and the BMW Group. Previously Sarah worked in the startup scene before joining MINI. She holds a degree from LMU in computer science and art history, and she co-founded “Das Münchner Kindl”, exploring city life in Munich. She has a passion for connecting left brain and right brain topics by finding the common ground.

Marc Schindler

Marc holds a degree in industrial engineering from University of Karlsruhe TH, and additionally did an MBA semester program at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. He started his career at the top management consultancy Kearney in their automotive practice. His focus there was on technology strategies, but also on operational excellence projects to increase efficiency in product development and production. Then he moved on to Audi in Ingolstadt, where he was a member of the management group, responsible for IT innovation management and the implementation of the necessary project portfolio. After his time at Audi, he helped set up two startups in Munich in the field of automotive production and logistics. Since ottobahn GmbH was founded mid 2019, he has been responsible for its successful development and growth as a "Can Do Officer" and managing director.

Prof. Gesa Ziemer

Gesa Ziemer (Prof. Dr. Phil.) is director of the City Science Lab, a collaboration with the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge/USA and academic lead of the technology and innovation lab UNITAC Hamburg for the United Nations. She is professor of Cultural Theory at the HafenCity University Hamburg. Her research is focused on Digital City Science, new forms of collaboration and public spaces. She received the Humbold Foundation grant for the Feodor-Lynen Program at the Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge/USA and is member of the Scientific Council of Germany.