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    Recently, I attended one of my favorite conferences: CoMotion LA. The conference brings together the top names in the public and private sides of transportation, and it’s a great conference to attend if you have the chance. Today, I’m talking to another conference-goer about our conference takeaways.

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    Intro

    • Today I’ll be chatting with Tom Mourmouras, a digital ventures consultant and previous RSG guest
    • Tom and I work together in consulting – helping people at all stages of company development, from the idea stage and beyond
    • Main product right now is our survey – learn more about it at our consulting page

    Intro to Tom Mourmouras

    • Has been involved in the mobility and ridesharing space for 7 years now
    • Part of the 3 person team at Lyft that introduced ridesharing to LA
    • In 2017, founded his consulting company, Naxos Mobility

    What is CoMotion LA?

    • Opportunity for industry people and regular folks to mingle, find out how they can help each other
    • Not an auto show!
    • This conference is a slam dunk for various reasons, including programming, sponsors, attendees – and weather!
    • Roughly 1200 people there at any one time – people arriving via scooters, Lyfts, Ubers, etc.

    Best Panels and Presentations at CoMotion LA

    • Seleta Reynolds, the Head of the LADOT – a panel on rideshare compliance
    • LA Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a new initiative, Urban Movement Labs – headliner at CoMotion LA!
    • Some interesting concepts discussed at the conference, too, including aerial mobility, data and privacy, etc.

    Predictions for 2020 CoMotion LA?

    • Cities getting smarter about regulation
    • How cities will adopt and regulate this technology
    • Micromobility – at this year’s conference, got to try out new scooters and technology
    • Unagi scooter – it’s like a hopped up Dodge Viper with a lot of power, not a lot of weight

    Interesting Companies from CoMotion LA

    • REEF – cloud kitchen company
    • Ultimate vision is to have several different brands operating out of one place – delivery takes place via ebike or scooter
    • Smacircle – foldable scooters
    • Only at the Model T of scooters right now – we can expect to see a lot of changes in form to future scooters

    Outro

    • Thanks to Tom for coming on the podcast! Also, thanks to all the listeners of this podcast who approached me at CoMotion LA, I appreciate it!
    • Hope you got a lot out of this podcast – as you can tell, there is a lot going on
    • If you are interested in the mobility field, highly encourage you to check out the CoMotion LA conference

    Show Notes

    Harry Campbell

    Harry Campbell

    I'm Harry, the owner and founder of The Rideshare Guy Blog and Podcast. I used to be a full-time engineer but now I'm a rideshare blogger! I write about my experience driving for Uber, Lyft, and other services and my goal is to help drivers earn more money by working smarter, not harder.