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#0442: Smarte og responsive byer

Gjest: Johan Høgåsen-Hallesby

CTO of Urban Sharing

Med Vert Silvija Seres

Silvija of #LØRN, talks to CTO of Urban Sharing, Johan Høgåsen-Hallesby, about how they facilitate the ecosystem of transport so that people choose the most efficient means of transport and how to adapt to it. Johan is one of the country's most experienced service designers and digital business developers. He is the technology director of Urban Sharing and has previously worked with digitalisation in large companies as UX designer and strategy consultant, served as marketing director in the consulting company Making Waves and been involved in a number of different start-up companies. At Urban Sharing, they believe mobility is a basic human right, that quality of life comes with the freedom to move. Johan makes a very bold statement in this episode saying technology should not be the glasses we use when trying imagine our future.
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What is the most important thing you do in your job?
To work with what the teams build on what the customers need, and where the market is headed.

What are the key concepts in your technology?
To children, I say that I work with bicycles and the scooters they see in the streets. To the adults, I tell them that we make platforms on which the micro mobile bikes are built and help our customers to make it a more sustainable business.

Why is it exciting? And what drives you?
Since 1.3 million people enter the city every day, it is often congested. That is why it is incredibly meaningful to come to work for a sustainable challenge that is so close to the everyday lives of so many people.

Who is your customer?
Operators in micromobile services.

What do we do especially well in Norway?
I think that people and companies in general are very willing to share data, experiences and are open to collaboration.

What is the most important thought in our conversation?
Technology should not be the glasses we use for how we try to see the future.


Samle deg med en venn eller en kollega for å se om du klarer å svare på spørsmålet nedenfor.

Spørsmål:Transport er en del av hverdagslivet til veldig mange, men parallelt høres det også om mye misnøye når bransjen digitaliseres. Er det generelt et eget ansvar å stoppe opp, og forsøke se digitaliserende løsninger med et positivt blikk?


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This is what you will learn:

Adaptiv transport Responsive byer  Mikromobilitet Smarte byer 
Kjernen av det vi gjør er verdifull sanntidsdata fra flåter av småkjøretøy som muliggjør mer lønnsom og bærekraftig drift.

- Johan Høgåsen-Hallesby

Recommended literature:
Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change av Victor Papanek Ruined by Design: How Designers Destroyed the World, and What We Can Do to Fix It av Mike Monteiro The Death and Life of Great American Cities av Jane Jacobs Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City av Richard Sennett

This is Urban Sharing

Urban Sharing is a technology platform for shared micromobility. This software-as-a-service is a fleet management suite that empowers operators to improve efficiency and increase revenue. Urban Sharing’s software features dynamic tools for managing and optimizing fleet operations, including apps and an admin interface to track and plan vehicle rebalancing, maintenance, and repairs. The platform supports both physical and virtual parking, as well as various types of micromobility including bikes, scooters, mopeds, and small electric vehicles. Urban Sharing consists of a team of 40 engineers, designers, data scientists, and researchers.