1. Future of Technology: Dynamics of Microtransit in Europe & the U.S.
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This episode of “A look into the Crystal Ball on the Future of Digital,” features Sarah Houde, CEO of PROPULSION QUEBEC, Michael Hutchison, Partner Success Manager, Canada at VIA TRANSPORTATION INC., and Martijn Kentie, International Development Lead at BEWEGEN. They will define microtransit and Mobility as a Service (MaaS), explore the future of movement in cities and the consequent impact on businesses, as well as, offer a compare and contrast between Europe and the United States.

PROPULSION QUEBEC: Propulsion Québec, the cluster for electric and smart transportation, catalyzes the entire sector around joint projects with the objective of positioning Quebec among the world leaders in developing and implementing smart and electric modes of ground transportation, for the benefit of Quebec’s economy and environment.

VIA TRANSPORTATION INC.: Defining and pioneering the TransitTech category is a journey nearly a decade in the making — beginning with a few vans at the intersection of 93rd and York Avenue in New York City. Today, Via is the world’s most powerful digital infrastructure for public transportation. Via’s software provides an end-to-end solution to plan, optimize, and operate efficient and equitable transit systems — unlocking opportunity for all, and building resilient cities for the future.

BEWEGEN: Bewegen Technologies is a Quebec-based bike share solution provider. Our vision is to bring sustainability into the urban transportation mix by offering the ultimate shared transportation solution. Bewegen’s pioneering electric assist technology is the missing link in urban mobility that has been revolutionizing perceptions of active transportation for the last years. The moment a user steps on our electric assist bike, they experience the Bewegen advantage as there are no controls or gears to learn, users simply pedal, and the technology activates with their movement. The Bewegen team is composed of shared mobility experts to offer the best experience to users and the best image to cities. We offer a 360-degree full-service that incorporates the development of hardware and software, full system operations, high quality client services and much more.

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