Timothy Papandreou – Keynote Speaker

Founder and CEO of Emerging Transport Advisors, former Chief Innovation Officer at San Francisco MTA

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Specialist Subjects

  • The Future of Work: The New Never Normal Workplace
  • Smart Cities: The future of life & work is not what you think
  • Web 3: What is it, why does it matter and what does it mean for your organization
  • Moonshots: Combining courage, audacity and technology to achieve the impossible
  • The AI Revolution Unveiled: Conquering Boundaries, Reshaping Industries, and Igniting Your Path to a Limitless Future



  • English


A trusted global thought leader and keynote speaker on emerging technologies and their impacts to our society. The disruptive power of these innovations has brought about more change in the last five years than in the previous fifty. The next ten years promise to profoundly accelerate that change in every aspect of our daily lives. Tim’s diverse experience allows him to provide clarity and guidance to investors, companies, governments, and institutions across several emerging technology spaces – including AI, automation, robotics, smart cities, climate tech, blockchain, crypto, fintech, and web3 innovations.

Tim has spent much of his career working at the intersections of technology, policy, and operations offering his unique ability to articulate highly complex information in accessible ways that get his audiences to think about the world around them. He channels his expertise into informative and inspirational presentations on emerging technologies and cultivating future success.

Previously, Tim led key strategic partnerships at Google X Moonshot Factory where he worked on humankind’s most pressing problems, applying the world’s most advanced technologies and methodologies to create new pathways to market for vital innovation projects. As such, Tim was an early, key member of the founding team behind Waymo – the world’s first self-driving robotaxi, trucking and delivery vehicle technology.

Tim is also the former Chief Innovation Officer at San Francisco MTA -where he led cross-functional teams, and on behalf of the Mayor, implemented urban mobility technology centered on sustainability, social equity, and climate resiliency – making him an expert in holistic community-centered smart city tools that benefit the broader economy.

He presently serves as a trusted key advisor and mentor in several emerging technology spaces – including blockchain, AI, fintech, and web3 support systems. Tim is an advisor for Stakeborg’s web3/crypto investment and education platform; the expert in-residence at 11.2 venture builder studio (mentoring AI & fintech startups); and a Senior Partner at Monaco Foundry- a first-of-its-kind platform that increases the early success rate of sustainability-focused and minority-lead startups through accreditation and unique web3 support systems.

Tim is a digital nomad, as he regularly attends and presents at conferences and events around the world. His diverse public and private systems experience makes him a highly sought after speaker.

Tim has had the honor of speaking for prestigious international audiences, including The World Bank, OECD, Google, and addressing the UN in Geneva. Tim’s keynote speeches engage, educate and inspire audiences from top tier investment banks, Universities, Governments, and industry associations. Tim’s unique insights and thought leadership draws from his strong track record to see the signs, lead cross-functional teams, build partnerships and deliver moonshot innovation.

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