Sergio Fernández Balaguer
Master in Forestry Engineering by the Polytechnic University of Madrid and Expert in Geographical Information Systems (G.I.S.) and Remote sensing by the Complutense University of Madrid.
Sergio Fernández Balaguer worked as Environmental Consultant in the biggest Law firm in Spain until 2008, when he joined EMT Madrid, the biggest public mobility operator in Spain, which transports 420 million passengers/year with more than 2,000 buses.
He specialized himself in sustainable urban mobility with special emphasis in mobility governance, electric mobility and international projects and networks. He is currently leading the Research and Innovation Projects department of the Madrid Public Transport Company, providing technical assistance to the City Council itself.
His vision of future mobility:
A large part of the world’s population lives in cities, and this proportion will increase in the future, making transport and mobility even more relevant for the daily life of its inhabitants. However, the conception of mobility as a service and not as an end itself is also a global phenomenon that points to a paradigm change and a change of consumer habits.
What interests us as citizens is to be certain that we will be able to make the trip we need whenever we need it, in a timely manner, considering our preferences (fastest, cheapest, easiest, etc.) and at the same time making it compatible with our raising concerns on sustainability, optimal use of resources, climate change, etc.
In order to achieve this, cities must promote the rational use of private cars, the commitment to use renewable energy and the intelligent use of data and information, among others. With this in mind, the mobility of the future is very likely to be electric, autonomous, shared and connected, offering at a finger “click” the variety of options to choose from.