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Timothy Papandreou
Acceleration and incubation – The Village by CA Smart City Mobility

Timothy Papandreou – “Living without a car, I was a crazy outsider”

In this episode of Les Explorateurs, we’re hopping on bikes, trains and buses with Timothy Papandreou, an urban transport expert who’s been obsessed with cities since he was a kid.

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“It's not about just drawing transport systems and transport lines and making things work better. It's about connecting people to the moments in their lives and making their lives much more valuable, in many different ways, not just monetarily.” 

Les Explorateurs (The Explorers) is a podcast about how real people are making the future they want to live in.

Timothy Papandreou is a mentor for Climb, the 3-month startup acceleration program co-produced with the Village by CA Alpes Provence at thecamp. Applications for Climb#04 are open through August 10. Click to apply or to learn more!

Timothy is the founder of Emerging Transport Advisors providing strategic guidance to companies, investors and governments on the active, shared, electric, connected and automated transport transition. 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 the former strategic partnerships manager at Google X and Waymo, he collaborated with teams to prepare the commercialization of the company and launch the world's first fully self-driving ride hail service, while being fully immersed in automation technology and its implications for the broad economy. As Chief Innovation Officer for San Francisco’s transportation agency, Timothy led teams to deliver high profile initiatives including the US Smart City Challenge; the Strategic Work Plan, which met its 50% sustainable mode share goal 3 years early; major multimodal and mixed-use redevelopment partnership projects; and launched 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 cross-functional teams, build partnerships and deliver innovation.