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Ross Douglas

Autonomy
CEO & Founder & CEO
Paris

Ross Douglas is a South-African entrepreneur who started his career making wildlife and conservation documentaries for broadcast including National Geographic. In 2005 he started Artlogic by creating an acclaimed art event with artist William Kentridge called 9 Films for Projection. The event was performed in New York's Central Park, London's Barbican and Berlin's Guggenheim Museum.  He then launched the first African Contemporary Art Fair in the world and the first art fair in Africa. The Joburg Art Fair, now in its 10th year, has become the most important annual gathering for the African art community. 

 

In 2014, he moved to Paris to follow his interest in urban mobility. Understanding that the way we move around cities is changing drastically, he set about creating the Autonomy brand and a world first event to host the disruption. The first edition of Autonomy was held in October 2016 and gathered 150 exhibitors from 22 countries, 150 speakers and 13 000 visitors. In order to move towards a more sustainable and efficient mobility, Ross Douglas encourages innovators, businesses and policy makers to collaborate and take into account the needs of urbanites. Autonomy’s second Urban Mobility Summit, which will take place from the 19th to the 21st of October 2017, will bring this vision a step closer to reality.