Keynote Speaker Category: The Future of Cities,
Florian Lennert is director of Intelligent City, an applied research and innovation platform jointly established by the Innovation Centre for Mobility and Societal Change (InnoZ) in Berlin and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE Enterprise).
Intelligent City pursues applied research, knowledge-transfer and innovation at the interface of smart mobility, renewable energy systems, intelligent infrastructure and future city design working with industry, science and government. Intelligent City also collaborates with a range of international research partners including LSE Cities, MIT Media Lab and UC Berkeley in developing sustainable urban innovation and technology strategies and hosting the global Disrupting Mobility Summit.
Florian serves as rapporteur of the European Commission expert group for smart mobility systems and service and regularly advises research institutions, governments, municipalities, businesses and technology ventures on sustainable innovation.
He is chairman of the jury of 2017 Austrian National Mobility Award and a member of the jury of the EU Transport Innovation Challenge 2017. Florian is a co-founder and fellow of the LSE Grantham Research Institute for Climate and Environment. Previously, he co-founded and coordinated the LSE Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation. A native of Berlin, Florian has in the past worked with the German Institute for Urbanism and the German federal privatisation agency.