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Hybrid: New Zealand Transport Innovators

This event is not run by an association in the Tech Alliance, but may be of interest to some members.

Supporting Intelligent Transport Solutions

ITSNZ’s Young Transport Professionals are excited to announce that we are hosting a Transport Innovators event series over September-October in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.

Come and hear from our panel of transport innovators as they share with us their vision, stories, enablers, and outlook for the future of innovation.

Our first event of this series will be held in Auckland following the ITSNZ AGM and networking drinks and nibbles.

Launching our first event we are very excited to have Victoria Carter ONZM, founder of CityHop, New Zealand’s first carsharing company, and NZTA Board members. Victoria will then be joined by other fantastic panelists to discuss their experiences as transport innovators. We look forward to seeing you there!

Keynote and Panelists

Victoria Carter

A former high profile Auckland City Councillor, Victoria is a serial entrepreneur. She founded NZ’s first carsharing business (CityHop), which she sold to Toyota in 2018. She is a Director of the CarSharing Association.

Experienced, strategic and innovative Victoria has experience across a broad range of sectors including mobility, education, tourism, entertainment and commercial property. Victoria is a great encourager of women and new thinking around mobility. Victoria has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Auckland. Sustainability, people and culture and marketing are her speciality.

With over 25 years experience as a Company Director and Chair of public listed, large privately-owned companies, trusts, government agencies and substantial charities Victoria is currently Deputy Chair of NZTR, a Director of NZTA, and the Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board.

In 2016 Victoria received a New Zealand Order of Merit ONZM for services to arts, business and the community.



Dr Mahmood Hikmet

Dr Mahmood Hikmet is the Head of Research and Development at Ohmio and HMI Technologies and is tasked with overseeing and synchronising R&D activity for the autonomous vehicle program and all other areas of research. As a science communicator, Mahmood?s focus is on bringing across technical information to non-technical stakeholders.

Throughout his career, Mahmood has been closely involved with the direct development of IoT infrastructure for intelligent transportation and mobility. Most recently, Mahmood oversaw the development of the first 5G connected autonomous shuttle in the world in conjunction with Spark as well as the delivery of the largest 3d printed autonomous vehicle in the world, the Ohmio LIFT, to Christchurch Airport.

Mahmood holds a PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Auckland.

Dr Mahmood Hikmet Profile

Auckland & Online. Exploring transport innovation in NZ.

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Sep 03
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Beca Auditorium
21 Pitt Street
Auckland, New Zealand
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