Dr. NV Prasad- IAS, MD, BMTC graced the event as the Chief Guest and presented a keynote address on mobility-related issues amid rapid urbanization. The event facilitated several panel discussions around topics including the role of corporate transportation in urban mobility, public-private partnerships, technology innovations to risk management, women safety in corporate transportation etc. Some of the panellists, who talked on these issues were Vijay Ramachandran-Deloitte, Padmanabhan Kannan- Mindtree, Merril Cherian- KPMG, Roopa Divakar Moudgil-IPS, Ravi-SP, Deepti Singh- IBM, Abhishek Kumar- Ocwen Financial Solutions.
Speaking on the role of technology in mobility, Spokesperson of Routematic, Mr. Surajit Das, Co-founder and CEO said, “The need for rethinking the role of technology in Corporate Commute is immediate. With the advancements in AI and Big data, today technology can solve largescale problems like peak traffic congestion, carbon emission, commuter safety and improve cost efficiency. The event is a great way to to learn from industry experts and create a consensus on the future of Corporate Mobility. There needs to be a shift in the mindset of corporates towards employee mobility, which will promote shared mobility and alleviate the problem of traffic congestion and emissions. In short, corporate mobility powered by technology is the future.”
Routematic also gave an informative presentation on corporate transportation as the key to the government’s electric vehicle (EV) vision. Considering the rising number of internal combustible vehicles and thus rising carbon emissions, the Indian government is aiming for 100% electric mobility by 2030. As corporates start adopting sustainable employee mobility policies by encouraging the adoption of EVs, they can power the pursuit of a greener India. This and other insightful discussions made Wheels 2.0 a massive success, leaving attendees with deeper insights into the corporate mobility landscape.