may, 2021

29may4:00 pm6:00 pm#thefutureof [Mobility] - 米氏论坛 M TALKS


Event Details

Where: Glam, 7/F, No.5 The Bund, 20 Guangdong Lu, Shanghai
When: 4pm, Saturday, 29th May

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M’s new series of talks…
The Future of [Mobility]

Saturday, May 29th, Glam, 4-6pm
周六, 5月29日, 魅蓝, 下午4点至6点

After the fabulous success of our opening session #thefutureof Champagne… we learned, we discussed, and we drank lots of Champagne… and now we’re all looking forward next month’s session discussing mobility.
Who will lead the revolution in autonomous driving? China? The US? Will battery technology get us to a million miles per charge? When will car-sharing outnumber car ownership? How to invest in mobility? These are some of the questions we will be exploring and discussing in our new series of #thefutureof in May.
The future of mobility and its ecosystem will have a far greater effect on more than just automakers.

Talk & Auto-themed Cocktails & Canapés
280rmb per person
Limited early bird @ 250rmb per person

Talk & Auto-themed Cocktails & Canapés
& dinner with the speakers & organizers
550rmb per person
Limited early bird @ 500rmb per person

M Glam 魅蓝
7F, No.5 The Bund, Shanghai

* Tickets are not refundable, but are transferable

This talk will be live streamed!
Follow our weibo account ‘M-ontheBund’…
In the past decade, we have seen innovations like ride hailing, bike sharing, autonomous vehicles, all of which are disruptive technology. It’s not too far away to consider what the next 10 years will bring for a global mobility system that changes rapidly. Convergence of social and technological trends makes #thefutureof mobility one of the most important conversations to have. How will it shape the way we live and affect industries from power generation and distribution to insurance and urban planning? All will need to be reconsidered, as well as how value will be created in this emerging environment. We will touch upon and discuss the four types of automotive mobility and development in China, the US, and EMEA. 

Tim Shih is VP of Design and User Experience at Yanfeng, one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers. Previous to Yanfeng, Tim worked for over ten years at BMW Group in Munich, Germany, later moving to Shanghai to lead design for Zinoro, BMW’s new-energy sub-brand for China. 
Tim holds a Bachelor of Science in Transportation Design from Art Center College of Design in California and a Bachelor’s of Environmental Design in Architecture from North Carolina State University. As a Chinese-American who has lived on three continents and works in three languages, Tim is constantly inspired by the intersection of cultures. A long-time classic car owner, he is excited by yesterday’s automotive history as well as tomorrow’s technology-driven world of personal mobility.
Bill Russo is the Founder and CEO of Automobility Limited, a strategy and investment advisory firm helping its clients to create the future of mobility.  Bill is the Chair of the Automotive Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and was Chrysler’s head of North East Asia. He has over 35 years of experience as an automotive and information technology executive in Asia.
Currently, Bill advises start-ups, corporations, and investors on how to maximize their participation in China’s Automobility Revolution. In order to achieve success, he believes they must expand their focus from the product (the automobile) to the utility derived from the product (“automobility”) to create an ecosystem that serves both car owners and mobility services users alike.
Bill has a B.S in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University in New York, and a M.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
#thefutureof is a project founded by Shanghai community leaders in partnership with Duke Kunshan University. Our aim is to deepen our collective insight into trends that are defining our future ways of life. Engaging technology, industry, arts and culture the project collaborators are curating a series of monthly conversations in Shanghai facilitated by topical experts and inspirational leaders.
The future truly lies in our hands. We invite you to join us in the comfortable surroundings of our lovely Glam to join in our discussions, exchange ideas, and build the future that we seek together.
Michelle Garnaut AO – Founder of M on the Bund & M Glam, Shanghai International Literary Festival (SILF), Mentor Walks (Beijing & Shanghai), M Talks China, M Literary Residency, Crystal Chamber Music.
James Miller – Co-director of the Humanities Research Center, Associate Dean of Interdisciplinary Strategy, and Professor at Duke Kunshan University (DKU).
O Koo – Investor and Entrepreneur. O has invested, co-founded and sold multiple tech startups, published a white paper for the UNFCCC CDM for emission reduction on lighting technologies, and more recently launched a Chinese wine brand in China. O started his career with Merrill Lynch, and held management roles in GE and Dow Chemical.
Kimberly Wong – Entrepreneur and community builder. She believes in creating positive systemic change through building both businesses and communities. She has also started her own fashion line and serves as the Chairperson of Democrats Abroad China and co-founder of Asian Americans Together.
Pei Yen – Entrepreneur, Start-Up Mentor, President of Shanghai Duke Alumni Association. Pei believes education is the extraordinary work of human development and the soul of all other industries. He is passionate about mentorship and supporting others through angel investment.


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