Dr Steve Cassidy

Managing Director

Viaqqio- Part of The ESP Group

Biography

Steve has a PhD in travel behaviour and has worked with citizens and other stakeholders to design urban policy and technology solutions in the areas of smart cities, eGovernment and smart mobility. He has lived and worked in USA, France, Belgium and UK working in consultancy, academia and in a multinational IT company. Recently this work has included the development of future mobility insights for a large multinational and smart “total” mobility strategies in Vancouver, Brisbane and Toronto.

Steve is Director of the future mobility design company Viaqqio which forms part of ESP Group – alongside Systex and Journeycall.  Through Viaqqio Steve helps partners and clients think through the  mobility challenges and opportunities we all face and design new lifestyle services, policy and technology responses to harness these opportunities.  He is often asked to provide international perspectives into future mobility.

Steve now lives in Edinburgh with his two daughters. Since moving to Edinburgh he has sold his car and become car-free, using car clubs, rental cars and most other forms of transport, learning much about “mobility as a service”– an experience he captures in a video blog www.carfreefamily.com.

Steve is a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Lothian Buses and Transport for Edinburgh.