WorldFestival 2022 WorldFestival 2022

KEYNOTE: Shift -- Moving Forward: Personal Mobility Will Shift in the Next 10 Years


Toby Russell
Shift, Co-Founder

Toby Russell is Co-Founder of Shift—which went public via SPAC—the platform to make buying and selling cars simple and accessible to everyone. Previously, he was the Managing VP of Digital at Capital One, where he led the bank’s technology transformation to mobile. In 2007, Toby co-founded Taxi Magic (now known as Curb), the first on-demand mobile transportation booking technology company. He also led a $12 billion renewable energy and efficiency investment program for the U.S. Department of Energy. 


By 2030, there will be nearly 23.1 million electric vehicles hitting the road globally—but are we ready to have that many EVs on the road? To support this growth, we need to invest in our infrastructure and make charging stations as accessible as gas stations. Using his prior experience working at the US Department of Energy during the first Obama administration, where he led a $12 billion renewable energy and efficiency investment program, Toby will discuss what infrastructure and investments—from sustainable energy to national security—are needed to make EV travel more realistic for the general public.