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Timothy Papandreou

Timothy has nearly two decades of global experience in moving people and things in both business and government. He has lead teams, launched and scaled almost every mode of transport service and is considered a global expert and thought leader in the future of mobility and automation. 


He is the founder of Emerging Transport Advisors providing strategic guidance to clients to prepare for the active, shared, electric and automated disruptions to the transport system and broader society.


As the former strategic partnerships manager at Google X and Waymo, he collaborated with cross-functional teams to prepare the commercialization and launch of the world's first fully self-driving ride hailing service, while being fully immersed in the technology.

He co-founded City Innovate, a smart city platform matching governments and startups to accelerate innovation.


As the Chief Innovation Officer for San Francisco’s transportation agency, he lead cross-functional teams to deliver various programs such as the US Smart City Challenge; the Strategic Work Plan meeting its 50% sustainable mode share goal 3 years early; large redevelopment and multimodal projects; launched the Mayor's Vision Zero transportation safety;  and supported future initiatives around port and airports including the nation's first urban drone policy efforts.


Timothy is always ahead of the curve. His unique private, public  and community experience allows him to see the signals and trends, join the dots and develop unique insights drawing from his strong track record to lead teams, build win-win partnerships and deliver innovation.

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