The Fast Lane to Smart Transportation

Fourth Instalment: Future of Transportation and Mobility Series

Date: November 4, 2021

Location: Virtual

While you wait for more on FMTS 2022, scroll through the 2021 agenda below to learn about the sessions and watch them again!

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Fast Lane to Smart Transportation

From insightful virtual keynotes and engaging panel discussions with entrepreneurs, government and academia, we can bolster progress for the future of connected and autonomous goods movement.

Keynote: Smart Goods Mobility - Enablers and Opportunities

A future with Smart Mobility is on the horizon. Smart Mobility involves the movement of people and goods through the application of technology, data and data analytics in a manner that balances safety, efficiency, comfort, sustainability, ability, inclusion, equity and cost-effectiveness. Machine learning, data analytics, digital twins and the Canadian ITS architecture are a few of the enablers for this future vision that includes automated and connected vehicles. There are opportunities at all stages of the supply chain from inbound transportation to last mile delivery that will be explored.

Mara Bullock, Smart Mobility Manager, WSP

Presentation: iFood - Vision and learnings for autonomous meal deliveries

iFood is the biggest Food Delivery company in Brazil with over 60M monthly orders and in this presentation we will explore its vision for using autonomous vehicles for meal deliveries and some (very) early learnings.

Sandor Tucakov Caetano, Chief Data Scientist

Presentation: iFood - Vision and learnings for autonomous meal deliveries

Hear from a smart mobility innovator, as they share lessons they learned, resources they leveraged, and the key support, connections and domain expertise that has helped them throughout their commercialization journey.

This panel discussion explores the facilitated collaborations and investment opportunities in Ontario’s automotive and mobility ecosystem and how a growing a footprint of emerging technologies with multiple stakeholders is changing the future of mobility.


Hanna Haponenko, Axcessiom Technologies Product Design, Operations


  • Richard Dunda, Director, Centre for Integrated Transportation and Mobility
  • Sherry Colbourne, President & CEO Spark Centre
  • Edward Dawson, Senior Manager, Automobility and Innovation, Simulation Team, Invest WindsorEssex

Panel: Dismantling Go-To-Market Barriers

The connected/autonomous goods movement sector is accelerating rapidly with the adoption of new and disruptive innovations. With so many innovators fighting to be first-to-market, where does one begin in understanding the evolving regulations and barriers to market-entry.

This panel of experts will discuss these barriers and will help you gain a better understanding in how to overcome hurdles like insurance, regulations and technology adoption as you make your way towards commercialization.


Saiedeh Razavi, Associate Professor, Chair in Heavy Construction, Department of Civil Engineering; Director, McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics, McMaster University


  • Mike Branch, Vice President of Data & Analytics, Geotab
  • Scott Cober, National Practice Leader, Transportation at BFL Canada
  • Susan Boot, P.Eng. Head, ITS Innovation and Planning Section, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Ontario Ministry of Transportation

Stay tuned for FTMS 2022

  • Expand your network and connect with innovators, influencers and decision-makers.
  • Get a first-hand look at the latest ventures, sector headwinds, technology milestones, and key challenges facing the future of the goods movement and the supply chain sector.
  • Gain access to key stakeholders within the integrated mobility and connected/autonomous vehicle industry.

Want more FTMS content?

The third installment of FTMS:

  • explored the future of goods movement and the supply chain
  • addressed the state of autonomous vehicle technology from first to last mile
  • explored the role of data, analytics, and AI in connected/autonomous goods movement
  • discussed municipal readiness for connected/autonomous technologies.