Exclusive 2015 Keynote Speaker Interview:
THE UBER PHENOMENON: EVOLVING THE WAY THE WORLD MOVES
Connecting riders with drivers at the tap of a button in 140 cities worldwide
JP Mondalek, U.A.E General Manager, UBER
Jean-Pierre (JP) is General Manager (U.A.E) at Uber Technologies, a technology provider that connects riders with drivers at the tap of a button in over 140 cities worldwide. See below for an exclusive interview from Jean-Pierre for Capacity Middle East 2015 where he discusses the future of UBER and its penetration in the Middle East.
What do you think is behind Ubers rapid expansion?
Uber is evolving the way the world moves in cities. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for the transportation operators we partner with. We are offering more choice and an unprecedented level of safety, reliability and accountability when it comes to transportation.
Have Uber faced any challenges with penetrating the Middle East market?
We are an international technology company that partners with local transportation operators, and are fully compliant with local regulations. Some of the operational challenges we have had in the Middle East have to do with credit card penetration or the GPS mapping system but we are constantly exploring solutions.
Where are you hoping to take the company next? Are you looking to penetrate other markets or industries?
We are always exploring ways we can make our technology more accessible to more people. Our focus now is delivering transport in the safest, most reliable way possible and offering another choice to the city's transportation network.
Do you have any advice for small start-up companies looking to launch in the technology sector?
Don't be afraid to test, fail and pivot.
Video interview with Jean-Pierre Mondalek*
*This interview with Jean-Pierre Mondael was conducted by Gulf Marketing Review and can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K17zMUlCEk or by visiting the Gulf Marketing Review website on gulfmarketingreview.com