Beate Kubitz is Head of Policy and Communication of TravelSpirit, a foundation working for open mobility with members world wide. She is also a transport consultant with experience in shared mobility, research, innovation and policy development. She edits the Annual Survey of Mobility as a Service and has contributed to policy development on data and mobility for organisations including the Open Data Institute and the British Standards Institution. As a consultant she has contributed to evaluations of car clubs and bike share for shared transport operators. Her experience includes working for the shared transport organisation, car technology startup CarTap. Her current working day includes on evaluation of electric mobility for Manchester City Council, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester as well as research and analysis on mobility hubs and Mobility as a Service solutions for Calderdale Metropolitan Borough, Cambridgeshire and Oxfordshire County Councils.