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Karthikeyan Kuppu

Karthikeyan Kuppu

Strategy Consultant
Toronto, Ontario


About Karthikeyan Kuppu:

5+ years of experience in connected, autonomous, electric, and shared mobility domains with extensive experience in the automotive, public transport, micromobility, smart city, mobility startup, and multilateral bank ecosystems. 


Accenture, Consultant (Technology & Business Strategy at Industry X)
Toronto, Canada (previously Bengaluru, India)
Apr 2021 – present

  • Supported scale-up of $13 mil. EV subscription program for a large OEM to deploy across 15 states and 51 metro markets in the US
  • Developed B2B financial scenarios within a growth plan that leveraged current business-driven and expanded business-driven models for a $3 mil. mobility service (carshare) spinoff in the U.S. operated by a large Asian auto manufacturer
  • Co-created long term 2030 strategic vision, plan and steering (financial) model for a Fortune 500 automotive company in the US with the executive board, operational committee and departments leads through workshops, interviews, and SME inputs
  • Advised a commercial electric vehicle start-up in North America on market entry, strategy development, homologation and business planning execution through market assessments, go-to-market strategies, and short- to medium-term financial modelling

World Bank, Consultant
Chennai, India
Jan 2021 – Jan 2022

  • Developed policy frameworks and guidelines for a data-driven & accessibility informed mobility practices for public transport, non-motorized transport, intermediate public transport, and freight transport in the Chennai Metropolitan Area, India
  • Designed accessibility, innovation, and green performance KPIs for connected, autonomous, shared, and electric transport
  • Supported in creating python, GIS, and Tableau mobility performance dashboards that will assist policymakers, planners, and government officials in making infrastructure and policy decisions

Oxford Policy Management, Research Fellow
Goa, India
Oct 2020 – Dec 2021

  • Assisted Goa’s Smart City Office, Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Ltd. (IPSCDL) in strategizing, implementing, and managing 3 IoT projects in mobility as a part of the Project Urban Living Lab in Panaji, Goa
  • Managed 3 technology pilots - real-time parking availability, crowdsourced flood mapping tool, and public bus tracking initiatives
  • Developed data frameworks for integrating sensor data from Panaji Smart City into the India Urban Data Exchange by creating APIs, determining data governance policies and data standards for big data

Accenture, Associate Consultant (Technology & Business Strategy)
Detroit, U.S.
Apr 2019 – Mar 2020

  • Managed a $1 mil. engagement to deliver an integrated public transit and rideshare tech solution to rural Michigan transit agencies; delivered on user stories and business strategy for operationalizing digital transformation of dispatch systems
  • Leveraged big data and GIS data to understand mobility infrastructure for cars in major US cities; derived market potential and key performance indicators for a mobility concept for a major automaker
  • Designed an online Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) tool for understanding cost-benefits of commercial trucking fleet operators transitioning to autonomous driving fleets


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Master of City Planning (M.C.P) | Researcher at the MIT Urban Mobility Lab | Sep 2017 – Feb 2019

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch. Hons.) with a minor degree in Civil Engineering | Jul 2012 – May 2017

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