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Robin Chase speaker

Robin Chase

Boston, USA

Founder and Board Member, Buzzcar (2011-present)

Co-founder and CEO, Zipcar (2000-03)

Named one of Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People" (2009)

Robin Chase Speaker Profile:

Robin Chase is a transportation innovator who helped pioneer the Collaborative Economy. She is founder and board member of Buzzcar, a service that brings together car owners and drivers in a car-sharing marketplace. Buzzcar.com empowers individuals to take control of their mobility, without looking to governments or big businesses for solutions.

Recognised as both a thought leader and an in-the-trenches practitioner, Robin is also co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest car-sharing company in the world, and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community. Craigslist founder Craig Newmark wrote for Time: Zipcar is the touchstone for the sharing economy.

Robin has been honoured with awards in the areas of innovation, design, leadership, and the environment. She was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, Fast Company Fast 50 Innovators, BusinessWeek’s Top 10 Designers, and is regularly profiled in the media; most recently in Inc, Bloomberg’s Business Week, Fast Company, Reuters, Forbes, WBUR.

Robin is currently on the Board of the World Resources Institute, one of the most respected global environmental NGOs. She has also served on the US Secretary of Commerce’s National Advisory Council for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, the Intelligent Transportations Systems Program Advisory Committee for the US Department of Transportation, the OECD’s International Transport Forum Advisory Board, the World Economic Forum’s Transportation Committee, the Massachusetts Governor’s Transportation Transition Working Group, and Boston Mayor’s Wireless Task Force.

For availability and speaker fees, please contact Robin Chase’s speaking agent at Chartwell here, or call +1 972 385 1021 for U.S. inquiries or +44 207 293 0864 for international inquiries.

Our Comment

"Robin is particularly adept on speaking about the role of business and innovation in addressing climate change. She also enjoys talking about the future of transportation; location privacy and how to preserve it; and the need to reduce CO2 emissions now, because technology, R&D, and revamping hard assets (cars, transportation infrastructure, housing, urban planning, electrical sources and grids) won't produce significant reductions in the necessary timeframe."

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