Barcelona - 29-31 OCTOBER 2019
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Jim Donaldson

Director of Innovation | Hitachi Europe Maidenhead, United Kingdom


Jim is Hitachi Europe’s Director of Innovation, bringing together Hitachi’s technologies in AI and IoT to deliver solutions in Energy, Transport and Smart Cities. Working with the Social Innovation Business division in EMEA, Jim is Technology Lead for a number of Social Innovation projects.


Congress Connected Transport

CT-04 – Optimise Prime: Accelerating the transition to EV for Commercial Fleet Operators

Ram Ramachander Hitachi Europe Chief Commercial Officer
Fred Jones UBER Head of New Mobility, UK & Ireland
Jim Donaldson Hitachi Europe Director of Innovation
17:30 18:15 Europe/Madrid CT-04 – Optimise Prime: Accelerating the transition to EV for Commercial Fleet Operators

Vehicle fleet operators are now commencing a move towards zero emission electric vehicles. However, this creates substantial challenges for electricity networks to provide the necessary supply capacity. This can result in potentially high costs and delays to the operators' zero emission roll-out. This session will explore Optimise Prime, a 33m project to address the challenges for fleet operators and electricity networks, arising from the electrification of vehicle fleets. Hear how the program has brought together technology suppliers, vehicle fleet operators and electricity networks to utilize big data, IOT and optimization technologies to determine the impact on fleet and network operators on the move to EV, the role of IOT & data-driven forecasting and optimization to minimize the costs of this transition, and the future smart infrastructure requirements to support the EV roll-out. 

Room 4
17:30h - 18:15h Room 4