GlobalData research has found the top mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) influencers based on their performance and engagement online.
Using research from GlobalData’s Influencer platform, Verdict has named ten of the most influential people in MaaS on Twitter during Q4 2019.
Biggest influencers in MaaS: The top ten in Q4 2019
1. Cities Today (@Cities_Today)
Cities Today is a leading magazine on urban development, reaching global audiences and leaders. The digital platform provides the latest news on urban mobility and innovation connecting local governments with solutions. It highlights the challenges and opportunities in fields such as safety and security, resource efficiency, mobility, smart technology, and sustainable development.
Twitter followers: 21,040
GlobalData influencer score: 100
How shared mobility and vehicle electrification may change transport in cities
— Cities Today (@Cities_Today) January 9, 2020
2. Smart Mobility (@_SmartMobility)
Smart Mobility or the Smart Mobility Congress (SMC) is a global event for transport, and for innovators leading the urban mobility revolution. It’s a must-attend platform for sector experts and industry practitioners, which showcases new products, services, and projects to tackle urban mobility challenges.
Twitter followers: 4,509
GlobalData influencer score: 87
DID YOU KNOW THAT IN PARIS, instead of continuing to incentivize driving, Parisians get new incentives for e-bikes, cargo-bikes, bikeshare memberships, & the big one — for ditiching their personal cars. Smart financial policy. Via @BicyclingMag #paris https://t.co/f6oTzPqKqe
— Brent Toderian (@BrentToderian) January 27, 2020
3. AUTONOMY (@AUTONOMY)
AUTONOMY, also known as the Autonomy and the Urban Mobility Summit, is an annual event that brings policy leaders and innovators together to discuss the changes and reforms in urban mobility. The event aims at accelerating the pace of transition to sustainable and efficient urban mobility.
Twitter followers: 5,319
GlobalData influencer score: 78
— AUTONOMY (@AUTONOMY) January 2, 2020
4. Christian Seiberlich (@caduta_massi)
Christian Seiberlich is a senior advisor of Tergloba, which provides consulting in corporate travel and mobility management. He specialises in marketing management, optimisation, sales, negotiation, and mobility-as-a-service, focusing on all strategies related to corporate travel.
Twitter followers: 1,876
GlobalData influencer score: 76
— Christian Seiberlich 🇪🇺🇩🇪🇸🇪 (@caduta_massi) December 12, 2019
5. Harry Campbell (@TheRideshareGuy)
Harry Campbell is the creator of the Rideshare Guy, which is a blog, YouTube channel, and podcast for Uber and Lyft drivers, as well as gig workers. It is a platform that updates riders on the industry news and provides tips for maximising their income. Harry has offers consulting and marketing to start-ups and F500 companies.
Twitter followers: 7,677
GlobalData influencer score: 73
Softbank backed companies are having a lot of issues these days but haven't seen many stories about Fair. The company has quietly removed all its rideshare inventory, cut bonuses and drivers are struggling to get a hold of them..https://t.co/jebixKv1Kv
— Harry Campbell (@TheRideshareGuy) January 25, 2020
6. David Zipper (@DavidZipper)
David Zipper is a visiting fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. Here, David focuses on the interplay of technologies and urban mobility policies. He is also a venture capitalist, start-up advocate, and policy researcher. He has contributed to several publications such as the Atlantic, Fats Company, among others and spoken at events. David specialises in areas including transportation data, mobility-as-a-service, public transit, private shared vehicles, and more.
Twitter followers: 2,819
GlobalData influencer score: 73
A reminder that it's tough to make money as a MaaS platform:
Citymapper "has faced questions over how to monetise its service. It has burnt through millions of pounds in venture capital funding and launched several experiments to encourage users to pay."https://t.co/c94eeshXPs
— David Zipper (@DavidZipper) January 28, 2020
7. Horace Dediu (@asymco)
Horace Dediu co-founded Micromobility Industries. He has played roles that of a researcher and a development manager at IT firms. Horace is known for his skills in marketing, and developed a theory which explains the theory for purchasing decisions.
Twitter followers: 65,388
GlobalData influencer score: 72
This micro-mobility thing is getting out of hand https://t.co/HYOfTPhuEe
— Benedict Evans (@benedictevans) January 5, 2020
8. Jim McPherson (@SafeSelfDrive)
Jim McPherson is an activist and attorney at the Law Office of James McPherson. With 13 years of experience in practising law, Jim handles individual disputes and cases. He currently researches, writes and presents on laws and policies related to mobility technology, including self-driving cars, privacy, strategy, safety, compliance, and insurance.
Twitter followers: 5,701
GlobalData influencer score: 70
Those who point to ‘use differently/more efficiently’ haven’t convinced me. The ride hail model is an incontrovertible disaster for urban core traffic/congestion, and nothing about a software driver can magically rescue d2d microtransit inefficiencies or desirability. 3/x
— Jim McPherson (@SafeSelfDrive) December 17, 2019
9. Smart City Expo (@SmartCityexpo)
Smart City Expo is the world’s leading event for cities. The event is a collaboration of industry experts, academics, and entrepreneurs for identifying innovation, business opportunities and partnerships towards building better cities.
Twitter followers: 54,077
GlobalData influencer score: 67
— Smart City Expo (@SmartCityexpo) December 26, 2019
10. Boyd Cohen (@boydcohen)
Boyd Cohen is the co-founder of IoMob Tech, a MaaS platform for transit agencies, rail, and cities. It enables transport providers to offer the best mobility services to people. An urban strategist and entrepreneur, Boyd has authored several books such as the Climate Capitalism, the Emergence of the Urban Entrepreneur, and Post-capitalist Entrepreneurship.
Twitter followers: 6,125
GlobalData influencer score: 64
Over the weekend I published this post identifying 4 dichotomies from @iomob_net experiences as a Mobility as a Service #MaaS platform as we integrate #micromobility players https://t.co/sjDfWwTDgI #smartmobility #smartcities
— boyd cohen (@boydcohen) January 27, 2020