Science Panel (Online)

  • Event Start: 26th February 2021, 8:00pm
  • Event Type:

Science Panel - The Future of Travel

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Though we may not yet have achieved the flying cars and hoverboards of Back to the Future, the transport industry has seen huge technological advancements. From the acceleration in electric and self-driving cars, to prototype technologies such as Hyperloop, and even interplanetary travel with SpaceX, this decade heralds an exciting time for the travel industry. Now, as society faces depleting fossil fuels, the looming threat of climate change, and the challenges posed by COVID-19, evolution is needed faster than ever. What our future years hold in the world of transport is hard to predict, but one thing is for sure – it’s gonna be a hell of a ride.


  • Dr Graham Turnock - From a PhD in Particle Physics from Cambridge with theoretical work at CERN, Dr Turnock has worked across Whitehall and in the European Commission, and since 2017 he has been the CEO of the UK Space Agency.
  • Professor Kara Kockelman - One of the world’s foremost experts on automated vehicles Kockelman has hundreds of publications across academic journals. She has been recognised by MIT’s Technology Review, National Academy of Engineering, and Google for her work, amongst others.
  • Andrew Allum - Senior Partner and Head of Transport Practice across Europe with L.E.K Consulting, Mr Allum works directly with transport companies such as Virgin in the commercial side of the transport world. He frequently writes on the future of sustainable travel.
  • Mark McSpadden - Vice President of Global Product Strategy at American Express Travel, Mr McSpadden has given a Ted Talk on the Future of Travel and is a former Director of Sabre Labs - a travel and technology innovation research group.

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