Michael Hurwitz, Director of Transport Innovation, Transport for London - Imagine Festival

Michael Hurwitz is the Director of Transport Innovation in Transport for London (TfL). Michael ensures pan-TfL operations anticipate, integrate and utilise opportunities in connectivity, automation and disruptive business models, to improve network operations, financial efficiency and customer experience. Michael drives collaborations with private sector and central Government that attract and test technology opportunities, ensuring London enhances its status as a global magnet for innovative transport technology development and investment.

Michael’s previous role was as Director, Energy, Technology & International at the UK Department for Transport, having set up and led national policies and programmes worth £1bn on low and ultra-low emission vehicles, driverless and connected cars, future fuels and international negotiation of regulations on vehicle safety and emissions. Former roles include having founded and led the cross-Government Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV); time as the UK Department for Transport’s Strategy Director; and from 2011 to 2014 he was Policy Fellow at the Energy Futures Lab, Imperial College London. Prior to joining the civil service he worked on organisational transformation programmes for Arthur Andersen and Deloitte.