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May 2020

People's Choice Award

Congratulations Anna Bonne from The IET, winner of our 2019 People's Choice Award!

The Smart Transportation & Mobility 2019 People's Choice Award is an independent award recognising the outstanding achievement of an individual person, who has helped Smart Mobility develop across Europe. See this year's finalists below.

Anna Bonne

The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Anna is Transport Lead for The Institution of Engineering and Technology, a diverse home for engineering and technology across the world. As Sector Head for Transport, Anna is responsible for sector strategy, developing business opportunities, introducing key industry and academic figures into the IET, delivering a programme of outputs and activities to progress thinking, and raising the relevance and profile of the IET.

Stéphane Barbier

Transpolis SAS

Stéphane is Chief Business Development Officer at Transpolis SAS, the only urban mobility lab in Europe for automated vehicles and intelligent infrastructures. He was Transpolis’s first employee and has guided the company to a position where they are now opened with international clients.

Bianca Barbu

CANGO Technologies

Bianca is Chief Marketing Officer at CANGO Technologies, an experienced sales and marketing professional with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry. CANGO was the only company dealing with CAN bus solutions chosen to be part of the MobiGoIN Action Acceleration Program USA-Europe, and the only Romanian company named "company of the year for its industry" for 3 times in a row.

Dr Sam Chapman

The Floow Ltd

Sam is an integral part of The Floow and a key voice in the fields of mobility, transport, road safety and environmental issues surrounding pollution from vehicles. His work underpins the ethos of The Floow and ensures the delivery on values specifically surrounding innovation through his role as Chief Innovation Officer at The Floow.

James Datson

Transport Systems Catapult

As Principal Technologist, James is a leading proponent of Mobility as a Service, with incredible passion for the subject and determination to remove barriers, and studying the detailed drivers across transport. He has helped a huge number of startups in the industry bring their inventions into the market.

Georgios Dimarelos

City of Thessaloniki, Greece

As Deputy Mayor for Urban Resilience & Development Programmes, Georgios is involved in the participatory planning of large investment projects, including a three-day living lab, inviting major city stakeholders, NGOs and private companies to design a resilient infrastructure project that dealt with the renovation of the city's major avenue, under which the new metro line will operate in 2020.

Raphael Gindrat


As CEO of Bestmile, Raphael is a pioneer in the world of autonomous mobility. Bestmile empowers mobility providers to deploy, manage and optimise autonomous and conventional driven vehicle fleets. Bestmile’s cloud platform enables the intelligent operation and optimization of autonomous mobility services, managing fixed-route and on-demand services, regardless of the vehicle brand or type.

Nathaniel Giraitis

Smart Design

Nate is Strategy Director at the international consultancy Smart Design, focused on mobility and transportation. Committed to reducing congestion and increasing flow in cities, he directs teams to conceive new mobility services ranging from shared shuttle services to on-demand taxi apps and disruptive new delivery systems. He contributes to the larger mobility conversation through articles and conferences across Europe and beyond. Passionate about educating others on how to design sustainable solutions, Nate is a Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art and is invited to speak at organisations such as ESADE Business School, Sky, Sainsbury’s, and Ford Smart Mobility.

Tim Hartog

Riscure B.V.

Tim is Director of Mobile Payments and IoT at Riscure, a leading security lab that helps transport operators and authorities secure their innovative Mobile Payments solutions. This typically requires managing extremely complex relationship, deep understanding in underlying technologies and establishing processes that meets the customer needs based on budget, time to market and functionality.

Sampo Hietanen

MaaS Global Ltd

Sampo is set on changing how the world moves. He’s the founding CEO of MaaS Global, the world’s first true MaaS operator with its award-winning Whim service. Whim app is the first all-inclusive MaaS solution commercially available on the market providing users with all of their transport services under a single monthly subscription.

Philipp Mintchin

Splyt Technologies

Splyt Technologies CEO Philipp is no stranger to the mobility industry; he has created a mobility backbone which helps businesses increase revenues without physically expanding to territories, while enabling 1.2 billion travellers access to seamless on-demand travel. His startup is responsible for providing global ride-hailing solutions to eminent companies such as Ctrip. The product that he has created is an agnostic aggregator application that brings together the world’s largest names such as Careem.

Terry Mohammed

BMM Energy Solutions

As CEO, Terry has worked tirelessly to build a strong board and management team along with partnerships across the UK and Europe to install over 4500 chargepoints. Terry has been instrumental in growing BMM Energy Solutions into one of the country’s leading EV infrastructure company operating out of three offices in the UK. Bmm have worked with many private and public sector organisation to encourage the transition to low carbon transport and recently structured a partnership with Vattenfall to build their InCharge network powered by 100% renewably generated electricity from their on and offshore UK wind assets.

Anders Wall


Anders Wall aims to turn GreenMobility into the preferred partner within sustainable urban mobility on a global scale. He leverages his 25 years of successfully building international partnerships within customer centric industries. Standing up for the climate and livable cities comes easy to him as the father of three and the quest for making a real difference in life. GreenMobility is based in Copenhagen, and its first partner is up and running in Oslo.