Move TV - Episode 1
Episode 1 MOVE Now/Forward
By 2050, 68 % of the world’s population will be living in cities. More Congestion. Pollution. Stress. Accidents. Transport has to transform. So, what do we need to move people around a smarter city? How will future transport technology drive change in the cities we live and work in & shape our lives ? And what about connecting remote and regional areas in the so called “decentralised CBDs” and giving whole new mobility and life to those with limited access now. Host Stephanie Bendixsen kicks off this season to answer these questions and more with special guests including renowned author and tech evangelist Guy Kawasaki who helps us imagineers a future world which we are already creating, while autonomous vehicle investor Niki Scevak (Blackbird Ventures) and smart cities expert Asha Cugati ( Mastercard) explain what we’re doing now and how we can get everyone on board for the future that’s already here. Seeking an alternative to gridlock, our resident field reporter Josh Phillips visits the brand new Rail Operations Centre, Sydney which is laying down tech tracks to prepare us for the next 100 years on the railways.
Guy Kawasaki, tech evangelist, author & investor
Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. He is also a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz and an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley). He was the chief evangelist of Apple and a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation. He is also the author of The Art of the Start 2.0, The Art of Social Media, Enchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College
Niki Scevak,Co-founder, Blackbird Ventures/ Investor in Autonomous Vehicles startups
Niki is a Co-Founder of Blackbird Ventures, one of Australia’s largest venture capital firm with the mission to be a partner to the greatest business stories born from Australia. Prior to Blackbird, he founded Startmate, an accelerator that helps nerds with ideas become great CEOs and build global startups.
Asha Cugati, Head of Government and Business, Mastercard
After 11 years in institutional banking at Citigroup, in mid-2018, Asha joined Mastercard to build and execute the strategy for the future of Mastercard’s relationships and engagement with business clients and Government agencies across Australia and New Zealand. Central to her remit is the opportunity to work with local, State and Federal Government departments and agencies across the Tasman on driving Mastercard’s Smart Cities agenda. With the trend towards urbanisation set to continue, Mastercard helps cities by embedding digital payments in a city’s DNA, helping cities unlock the power of data and digital engagement and by embedding secure, frictionless payment options into everyday activities, like taking public transport.