Mike Potts
CEO & Co-Founder, StreetDrone

Mike is a successful entrepreneur and strategic advisor with a fifteen-year plus track record specialising in; building smart businesses, digital marketing, data analytics and automotive.

Mike has a passion for data and believes that the automotive mobility systems of the future will largely be dependent on, and enabled by, data systems being developed specifically for connected and autonomous vehicles.

In 2xxx Mike co-founded StreetDrone with Mark Preston, with whom he has established a successful and enduring collaborative friendship through earlier mobility projects.  StreetDrone’s mission is to speed up and facilitate the development, testing and deployment of connected and autonomous vehicles at scale.  StreetDrone provides autonomous-ready and application-connected vehicle platforms with drive-by-wire, functional safety and integrated sensors for multiple use-cases, as well as data tools and assistance with open source software development.

Speaker sessions


10:45 - 11:45

MobOx presents The Future of Mobility

Union Hall

The UK is a world leader in shaping the future of mobility. We are at the cusp of a profound change in how we move people, goods and services around our towns, cities and countryside. Companies and individuals in Oxfordshire are at the forefront of driving innovation in engineering, technology and business models to dramatically reduce carbon emissions, other pollutants and congestion. This session gives you an insight on some of these solutions within the mobility arena from new traffic systems, racing cars to automated vehicles.

Speakers: Mark Preston – DS Techeetah Formula E Team, Mike Potts– Streetdrone and Sasha Afanasieva – Blubel

Chaired by Llewelyn Morgan – Oxfordshire County Council

What's On

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Rajat Gupta

Rajat Gupta

Professor of Sustainable Architecture and Climate Change

Mike Foster

Mike Foster

Executive Chair, Venturefest Oxford

Eileen Modral

Eileen Modral

Investment Manager, OION

Llewelyn Morgan

Llewelyn Morgan

Head of Innovation - IHub, Oxfordshire County Council



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Now in its 21st year, Venturefest Oxford continues to bring together entrepreneurs, innovators and SMEs with investors, support services and a host of like-minded people who want to be part of the county’s business success.

All tickets include: complimentary bus travel to and from the event, access to all Venturefest Oxford sessions, exhibition, showcase, complimentary tea & coffee, lunch and closing drinks reception. Early bird tickets on sale from 23rd April!

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Wednesday 11th September 2019
Oxford Brookes University,
Headington Campus