Timothy Papandreou | Founder
Emerging Transport Advisors

Timothy Papandreou, Founder, Emerging Transport Advisors

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.

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