Mobility and Transport

Jury Members

Jury Members

Daria Tataj (jury chairperson)

Dr. Daria Tataj is an author, entrepreneur, investor and board member. She helps good companies become more investable, and advises governments how to build entrepreneurial ecosystems. As a member of the founding Board and the Executive Committee of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), she brought entrepreneurship into the model of Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs). Since 2015, Dr. Tataj serves as a high-level advisor to Mr. Carlos Moedas, the EU Commissioner for Research and Innovation. A member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council, Telefonica Disruptive Council, judge at the European Space Agency Sustainability Award, and fellow at the University of Michigan, Daria has always loved innovative projects. Recently, she was recognized as a ‘Polish Power Woman’. She lives in Barcelona, the creative city.

David Altabev

David is an independent expert, who has advised global governments on their smart city and innovation policies. He led Nesta’s CITIE (City Initiatives for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship) programme, a global framework to help city governments develop policy to support innovation and entrepreneurship. He developed a series of Inducement Prizes for the European Commission, under the EU Horizons 2020 programme, designing challenges with a value of €17m, across health, transport, bio-economy, creative materials and energy. At Innovate UK, he managed the £35 million Future Cities Demonstrator programme at the Technology Strategy Board, demonstrating at scale, and in use, the additional value that can be created by integrating city systems and enabled businesses to test. He has also mentored smart city of startups as part of the Cognicity Challenge, an initiative of the Canary Wharf Group. David is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and one of the UK Design Council’s Built Environment Experts.

Alessandra Gorini

Alessandra Gorini, a Doctorate in Biology, is the Head of Y4PT, the first and unique international group of young people committed to a new lifestyle all around the world, creating a global network of interconnected solutions on sustainability and Public Transport. Drawing on her past experience in teaching, science, public relations, journalism, communication and advocacy, Alessandra has become a leading proponent for the Youth of the world, and enterprises that can reach the Youth. A visionary leader, Alessandra infuses all she does with passion: emotions are not a barrier, but a crucial component of decision making. Innovation and Technology, love for Nature, Sustainability, Empathy and Art are profoundly infusing her motivational and mentoring movement creating worldwide Ambassadors of a new vision of life. She is bringing her knowledge and charm to the attention of Decision-Makers worldwide to produce the changes for an innovative and sustainable lifestyle.

Don Guikink

Don Guikink is a Senior Lecturer in urban development, logistics and mobility at one of Europe's leading transport academies (NHTV in Breda, The Netherlands) where he wants to educate a whole new generation of transport leaders. Don Guikink has an impressive track record in many local, regional, national and EU CIVITAS projects, he organised many international conferences and authored a long list of studies and papers.  

Didier Gorteman

Didier Gorteman is Chief Financial Officer – Director Congresses for ERTICO. At ERTICO, he combines a strong financial and accountancy expertise with a long experience in the intelligent transport sector.

Florian Lennert

Florian Lennert is the Director of the Intelligent City Forum (a joint venture between the London School of Economics and InnoZ-Berlin), rapporteur of smart mobility in the EU STRIA (strategic transport agenda for R&I), consultant to cities, NGOs, business and the German government, mentor in Berlin's Startupbootcamp.

Rein Juriado

Rein Juriado is a Strategist in the Swedish Transport Administration. Previously, he worked in the Swedish VINNOVA agency and in the European Commission's DG for Mobility and Transport, where he managed activities in logistics, strategic transport innovation policies and public procurement. He is a trained economist from Estonia.