The Present is the Future of the Past

  • 15 January 2018
  • 18:30 - 21:00
  • KerryOn Space, Shanghai

How can sustainable innovation lead to a smart and clean urban environment? Get yourself inspired by future-proof design and innovation.

Throughout the history of mankind, people have always been dreaming about the bright future that is still to come. A future where innovation and sustainability go hand in hand. Where invention and innovation is about more than making money.

Some of these dreamers are the game-changing innovators of today. These innovators shape a new urban world completely changing the way we transport ourselves. From fully electric cars, car & ride sharing, autonomous driving taxis or even transport of persons by drones, an electric and sustainable future has started already on a small scale today!

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But this event is about more.

The event aims to demonstrate the power of personal inspiration, innovation and determination, blended with sustainability and pioneering entrepreneurship to create disruptive business concepts to make our world future proof. Not only to sustain liveability in megacities but also to maintain or restore our natural ecosystems.


Eelco Rietveld
Eelco's presentation will focus on the history and current development of electric mobility, in combination with renewable energy sources.
Background: Eelco is co-founder and team manager of Innovate EY (Ernest & Young), a bottom up innovation program for Western Europe based on lean start up methodology to generate intrapreneurs within EY and to co-create disruptive digital services around AI, DA, RPA or block chain with external start-ups. He has over 20 years of developing and entrepreneurial experience in a variety of businesses and market segments, backed-up by a proven project track record in the areas of Sustainable Business Innovation, Zero Emissions Mobility, Product & Concept development and Life Cycle Assessment. He also held many inspiration sessions, subject matter lectures, seminar presentations, ideation workshops and was part of several expert panels.

Dr. Srinivas Yanamandra
Urban mobility innovation is currently being shaped up by revolution in technology relating to communications, financial and artificial intelligence. Scaling this innovation to public at large is moderated by the policy frameworks that promotes finance or regulate innovation. Drawing from the experiences of various global cities, the presentation will focus on latest trends in innovation, finance and regulation in the context of urban mobility.
Background: Dr Yanamandra is Chief, Compliance at the New Development Bank (NDB) Headquartered in Shanghai. NDB is established by BRICS member countries to mobilize resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS and other emerging economies and developing countries. Srinivas is responsible for operationalizing the compliance function, monitoring the implementation of compliance policy framework and institutionalizing the compliance culture across the organization.
Srinivas has more than 15 years of experience as a compliance officer in Indian banking industry with hands-on expertise relating to various aspects of banking regulation, including governance, risk management, prudential reporting, risk based supervision and digital banking. Srinivas is a qualified accountant, a Fellow of International Compliance Association, UK and a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (USA). He holds a doctorate degree (2013) from the University of Manchester, UK.
For his detailed bio please visit this link.

Note: Presentations will be in English.

Event Details

15 Jan 2018 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
KerryOn Space, 3F, Jingan Kerry Center, N3-27 (near the bridge), 1515 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai
Jingan Temple Metro, Line 2/7, Exit 6