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December 4-5, 2018|Las Vegas, NV

Inspiring Speakers. Impactful Outcomes

We are carefully curating the speaker faculty to include the urban tech’s thought leaders who are implementing innovation today. Make sure you keep up to date with the speaker list as the event continues to evolve and we add more to the line-up. If you would like to be part of the research or you have an impact you want to share with the industry , please put forward your suggestions to twilson@impactconf.com

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Shayle Kann

Shayle Kann

Senior Vice President, Research & Strategy, Energy Impact Partners

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Simon Sylvester-Chaudhuri

Simon Sylvester-Chaudhuri

Co-Founder and Executive Director, CIV:LAB

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Paul Asel

Paul Asel

Managing Partner, NGP Capital

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Paul is Managing Partner of NGP Capital and a global technology investor across the U.S., Europe and Asia for over 25 years. Paul has realized 20 successful investments, including 5 IPOs and four $1B+ exits of which UCWeb and Ganji were two of the largest technology acquisitions in China. Other successful exits include KongZhong (KZ: NASDAQ), DQ Entertainment (DQE.BO), Gridsum (GSUM: NASDAQ), Morpho (IPO Japan), Madhouse (Blue Focus), Whistle (Mars), CityMaps (TripAdvisor) and Intermedia.

He has been engaged in acquisitions and IPOs valued cumulatively at over $25 billion. He is currently focused on NGP’s investments in the US and Asia in the mobile, IOT, auto sectors.

Paul is currently on the Boards of Gigwalk, Workfusion and Zubie. Prior to NGP, Paul was responsible for technology investments in Asia at the International Finance Corporation. Previously, he oversaw M&A and corporate venture activity at Cadence Design Systems and worked at Merrill Lynch in investment banking.

He received an MBA from Stanford and a BA from Dartmouth. Paul is co-author of Upward Bound: Lessons of How Nine Leaders Achieved their Summits. He has served as an Advisory Board member at the University of Baltimore and Adjunct Professor of International Entrepreneurship at the George Mason School of Public Policy.

Dr. Robert Gaskill-Clemons

Dr. Robert Gaskill-Clemons

Chief Technology Officer, City of St Louis

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Jack Clark

Jack Clark

Deputy Director, Energy and Sustainability, City of San Diego

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Jason JonMichael

Jason JonMichael

Assistant Director – Smart Mobility, City of Austin

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Jason JonMichael is a transportation technology expert with more than 25 years in Transportation Technology with specialized experience in connected, automated, and electric vehicle research, deployment and program development.

 Before joining the City of Austin, JonMichael led public private partnerships that focused on emerging technology program development, management and deployment in transportation, a key challenge for transportation agencies to unlock and learn the value of connected and autonomous vehicles.

 JonMichael will lead a cross-functional team of mobility, technology, policy, data, and user experience specialists to deliver outcomes that improve mobility, safety, equity, and access to Austin residents. He will also manage public-private-partnerships and the evolution of the Parking Enterprise division in its future role of transportation.

Over the last 25 years, he has performed and managed systems integration services on projects spanning from traditional advanced traffic management systems to state-of-the-art, emerging smart mobility solutions involving connected, autonomous, shared, and electric technologies.

 JonMichael regularly provides insights and advice to industry-related non-profit boards, councils, committees and other organizations. For the past 10 years, JonMichael has been an executive board member and past Chair of the OmniAir® Consortium, helping guide the creation of OmniAir’s certification services.  OmniAir® is regarded by industry as the WiFi® Alliance of Connected Vehicle.

Dan Langford

Dan Langford

Innovation Director, Nevada Center for Advanced Mobility

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Gary Halbert

Gary Halbert

City Manager, City of Chula Vista

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City of Chula Vista City Manager, Gary Halbert, is a certified planner and licensed engineer. He has over 35 years of experience in local government and has held management positions in city planning, transportation engineering and development services.

Halbert holds a Bachelor of Science in Systems Science from the University of California at San Diego and a Masters in Public Administration from San Diego State University. At SDSU, he was a recipient of the John Fowler Scholarship and Graduate Student of the Year.  Gary is the Past Director of the San Diego Section of the American Planning Association and is a member of the Urban Land Institute’s University Development and Innovation Council.

Tracy Colunga

Tracy Colunga

Director of Civic Innovation, City of Long Beach

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Tracy Colunga is the Director for the City of Long Beach Office of Civic Innovation. Under her leadership, the Office of Civic Innovation worked closely with the Long Beach Police Department to understand trends and patterns of people cycling in and out of the justice system. The City of Long Beach recently launched the Long Beach Justice Lab as a culmination of recommendations stemming from that research. Previously, Tracy served as the City’s Neighborhood Relations Officer. Under her leadership, the City garnered $4.2 million in federal, state, and foundation grants to improve community safety and neighborhood livability gaps. She spearheaded the development of Safe Long Beach Violence Prevention Plan, the City’s Language Access Policy and My Brother’s Keeper Long Beach Local Action Plan. She has focused her career around community improvement.

Currently, the Office of Civic Innovation is partnering with departments on several projects including Smart Cities, the Long Beach Airport user experience, police recruitment, and reducing illegal dumping and blight. She holds a master’s degree from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Luskin School of Public Policy and a bachelor’s Degree from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN. She is a part-time lecturer at California State University Long Beach (CSULB). Tracy and her family reside in Long Beach, CA.

Kate Mayerson

Kate Mayerson

Innovation Analyst, City of West Hollywood

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Kate Mayerson is the City of West Hollywood’s Innovation Analyst. Kate is a resource for staff in the exploration of new civic technologies to enhance citizen satisfaction and engagement, increase government efficiency and transparency, and promote the City’s innovation economy. She plans for and implements smart city technologies into urban infrastructure and develops programs to give staff the tools they need to be innovative thinkers and service providers. As an urban leader, Kate translates the needs of communities to designers and architects, and translates complex technical concepts to constituents and city staff.

Prior to working for the City of West Hollywood, Kate was a Program Manager at Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI), managing urban greening and community revitalization projects, including managing the development of conceptual plans for two of LA Mayor Garcetti’s first fifteen Great Streets.

Kate is a graduate of UCLA and holds a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning with a concentration in Design and Development. Before receiving her Master’s from UCLA, Kate worked as a Program Officer at Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) where she ran the California Preschool Energy Efficiency Program, a $6 million program that provided free energy efficiency assessments, energy data analysis, and retrofits to child care and recreation centers statewide.

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Kevin Comstock

Kevin Comstock

Head of Smart Cities, City of Chattanooga

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Kevin Comstock has over 35 years of experience in the transportation industry and currently serves as the Smart City Director for the City of Chattanooga, TN. He has held various positions in the private sector and in local and state government performing the design and construction of numerous Transportation and Telecommunications projects across the country. His specialties include project management, strategic planning and collaborative team-building.

Kevin graduated summa cum laude from Middle Tennessee State University with a BS in Professional Studies and a concentration in Organizational Leadership. Professionally, Kevin has served on the Board of Directors for ITS TN and was the 2017 President for Tennessee Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). Kevin currently serves as the Chair of the Technical Knowledge committee for the Southern District of ITE.

He and his wife of 42 years spend much of their time with their two sons and five grandchildren.

Robert Kellman

Robert Kellman

Global Head of Government Affairs and Policy for Bikeshare, Uber

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Justin Holmes

Justin Holmes

Director, Corporate Communications & Public Policy, ZipCar

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Andrew Savage

Andrew Savage

Vice President of Strategic Development and Founding Team, Lime

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Andrew is a founding member and Vice President of Strategic Development at Lime, overseeing the company's government affairs, policy, and market-entry strategy. Prior to joining Lime, he spent 6 years in solar development and manufacturing and as an elected member to the industry's national trade association. He was a Deputy Chief of Staff on Capitol Hill, was on President Obama's presidential campaign and has served as an adviser to elected leaders at the local and state level.

Keikoh Park

Keikoh Park

National Director/Senior Vice President and Global Compliance Counsel, JLL

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Josipa Petrunic

Josipa Petrunic

CEO, Canadian Urban Transit Research Innovation Consortium

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Jason Whittet

Jason Whittet

Associate Director – Resiliency, 100 Resilient Cities

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Rahul Sonnad

Rahul Sonnad

CEO, Tesloop

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Rahul has been active in technology and startups since the 90s. He founded his first startup, thePlatform in 2000, which offered an industrial-strength online video management system. Boston based Spark Capital funded thePlatform as their first investment. The company's product became the backend for services by Verizon, Microsoft, Hulu, Qualcomm as well as Comcast, who acquired the company in 2006 for over $100m. Rahul’s next company, Geodelic, offered a location-based content discovery and mobile commerce service that was adopted by Verizon, Universal Studios Theme Parks, and Korea Telecom. Before startups, Rahul worked as an engineering manager at Adobe and at Microsoft, first as a product designer for MS Word, and later as the R&D Manager for all the Asian versions of MS office, a $1B suite of products. In his spare time, Rahul plays comedic songs on the only ukulele ever autographed by Elon Musk. He attended the Harvard Business School’s MBA program, received a Masters in Computer Science and Japanese from the University of Washington, and a BS in anthropology from UPenn. Rahul has been involved in the pioneering of electric, connected, autonomous mobility space through Tesloop, which has been delivering consumer mobility for nearly three years. In this time, many insights have been learned that have positioned him, and the company, at the forefront of innovation in the space. Carmiq is a blossoming project to integrate the fundamental principles of blockchain technology into a mobility ecosystem.

Patrick Kelly

Patrick Kelly

Project Manager, EDF Renewables

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Jerry Power

Jerry Power

Assistant Professor - Institute for Communications Technology Management, University of Southern California

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Jerry Power is the Executive Director of The Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM) at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. CTM and its board of corporate leaders are actively engaged in identifying emerging trends driven by the rapid evolution of digital communications technologies and services. Through its research and educational programs, the Institute explores the new opportunities and challenges for the business community in the age of mobility, broadband, and digital content. CTM embraces our increasingly dynamic market and harnesses the thought leadership of the University and our member companies to find new ways to thrive in this evolving business climate.

Jerry is also a founding member of the I3 Consortium. I3 is working to create an opensource Internet-of-Things meta layer that allows communities of independent IOT device owners to work together as active members of the expanding data ecosystem. The consortium recognizes the importance and the personalized nature of privacy, trust, and incentives as key enablers of a sustainable, managed, and networked IOT infrastructure that supports collaborative IOT environments.

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Sylvano Carrasco

Sylvano Carrasco

VP Connected Car, Getaround

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Ryan Snyder

Ryan Snyder

Principal of Active Transportation, Transpogroup

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Ryan Snyder is Principal with Transpo Group. Snyder is a member of the Bicycle Technical Committee and the Autonomous Vehicle Task Force of the United States National Uniform Traffic Device Committee. He coordinated the Autonomous Vehicle Policy Framework Summit that brought 100 national experts together to advance the policy discussion on how to prepare for a future with autonomous vehicles. Snyder serves on the faculty at the UCLA Urban Planning Department.

Roger Lanctot

Roger Lanctot

Director, Connected Mobility, Strategy Analytics

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Kris Bailey

Kris Bailey

COO, Electric Cab of North America

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Mark Minden

Mark Minden

Vice President of Emerging Markets, Electric Cab of North America

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Mark Minden is a passionate and dedicated entrepreneur who takes pride in the St. Louis region and her potential. Mark started a micro-transit company which operated in the City of St. Louis for over 12 years when he saw the need for last mile transportation in the downtown area. Mark has experience in the Micro-transit and Smart City fields and continues to develop his expertise in solving the last mile problem, as well as to help cities run more efficiently by implementing technology solutions.

Previously, Mark spent 8 years as a Neighborhood Improvement Specialist within the Mayor’s Office, a position which supports the department heads of St. Louis and seeks to improve the quality of life for city residents. One of his projects was the “Keep it Clean” campaign which removed over 51 tons of trash, and 4,000 tires from our streets with over 300 volunteers.

Mark’s unique work experiences allowed him to facilitate the vital strategic partnerships between the public and private sectors. Mark wants to continue to contribute to improving the quality of life in the St. Louis area and other cities across the globe for all members of the communities.

Mariel Devesa

Mariel Devesa

Global Head of Business Development, Phyn

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Mariel Devesa is global head of business development at Phyn, the company bringing intelligent water solutions to market that help people protect their homes, conserve water and save money. At Phyn, Mariel is responsible for leading global revenue generation, business strategy and execution.

Mariel joined Phyn from Farmers Insurance where she served as head of innovation and oversaw the development of business relationships, product and offering implementations. She addressed changes in the new economy through developing new revenue streams, improving the customer experience and creating operational efficiencies. She has directly developed and led programs that generated in excess of $500 million in annual revenue. Under her tenure, Farmers was the first mainstream carrier to launch coverage for rideshare drivers, in addition to being the first insurer to incorporate phone distraction in the pricing of the telematics offering.

Before joining Farmers, Mariel spent over ten years at Deloitte & Touche, Red Bull (in the U.S. and Austria) and Herbalife. Her work focused on streamlining efficiencies and emphasizing the global transfer of best practices. She is a certified public accountant and a retired professional windsurfer with seven U.S. national titles.

Rod Heller

Rod Heller

CEO, Energy Performance Lighting

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Managing Partner/Lighting Evangelist for Energy Performance Lighting. He is focused on getting lighting right for the occupant. This includes illuminance for visual tasks and spectrum for alertness. He is chairman for Upgrading Lighting Systems in Commercial & Institutional Spaces for the Illuminating Engineering Society.  Principle Investigator researching the effects of light on alertness to reduce errors, accidents and falls in a health care environment. He utilizes the latest technology and science to reduce energy consumption while getting lighting right for the occupant below the lights.

Gail Gotteher

Gail Gotteher

Principal, Akerman

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Jason Anderson

Jason Anderson

President and CEO, Cleantech San Diego

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Jason is President and CEO of Cleantech San Diego, a nonprofit member organization that positions the greater San Diego region as a global leader in the cleantech economy. Cleantech San Diego’s membership includes more than 100 local businesses, universities, governments, and nonprofits committed to advancing sustainable solutions for the benefit of the economy and the environment.

As President and CEO, Jason manages the overall organization and leads several initiatives critical to the mission of the organization, including Smart Cities San Diego, advocacy efforts, and economic development programs.

Before joining Cleantech San Diego in 2010, Jason was Vice President of Business Development for the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Prior to joining EDC in 2006, Jason lived in Austin, Texas, where he worked in the State Capitol as Legislative Director for Texas State Senator Frank Madla.

Jason holds a degree in Corporate Communications from the University of Texas in Austin and is a 2008 graduate of LEAD San Diego.

In 2014, Jason was named one of SD METRO’s “40 Under 40.” He is a member of the City of San Diego’s Sustainable Energy Advisory Board, the County of San Diego’s Comprehensive Renewable Energy Plan Technical Advisory Committee, and the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Advisory Board. Jason is also a board member of Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization.

Brendan McEneaney

Brendan McEneaney

Principal, Urban Innovation, Integral Group

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Brenden brings over a decade of green building and policy experience to the Integral Group team, where he leads work on public policy and city-scale innovation. Passion for creating value to businesses, communities, and the planet through sustainability has driven him along his career path. Brenden is committed to increasing communities’ resiliency to the challenges brought about by climate change. With a focus on city and campus scale action planning and statewide policy change, he believes that policy, design and education can work together to help people create healthy, thriving places to live, work, and learn.

Prior to joining Integral Group, Brenden served as Pacific Region Director for the US Green Building Council. At USGBC, he ran all programs for the $80M organization’s largest market, and his office in San Francisco was USGBC’s primary lead with Fortune 100 companies, cleantech startups, and high performance building product and service providers.

Before that he was the Director for Urban Resilience at the Urban Land Institute, the largest global Real Estate think tank, where he oversaw the organization’s work helping communities to prepare, plan for, absorb, recover from, and more successfully adapt to impacts from climate change.

Earlier in his career, Brenden established the City of Santa Monica as an internationally recognized leader in sustainability and high performance building practices. At the City, he developed green building codes, policies, incentive programs, and educational programs and acted as the City’s primary technical consultant for over $400 million in capital projects. He served as Board Chair of the USGBC-Los Angeles Chapter for two years. In addition to his public policy background, Brenden ran operations for the largest green building materials retailer in Southern California and has extensive experience with environmental cleanup and remediation projects at top engineering firms.

Brenden is a LEED AP (BD+C) and has lectured internationally on sustainability, green building, and environmental policy. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and of Yale University.

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Steven Atneosen

Steven Atneosen

Vice President of Corporate Development, XPT, a division of NIO

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Steven Atneosen is the Vice President of Corporate Development for XPT, a division of NIO, and leads business and product strategy through invention, investments, and acquisitions. His career spans over 20 years’ growing disruptive technology companies in the EV/AV, mobility, healthcare, and gaming industries. He has been a growth advisor for early stage startups through Grand Chasm Ventures and as a mentor at StartX (Stanford) and SkyDeck (Berkeley) accelerators.

Prior to XPT Steven was SVP, Corporate Development, General Counsel and Secretary for StayWell Health Management, accountable for StayWell’s product and partner strategy until StayWell was merged with Krames and later acquired by Merck.

Early on, Steven began supporting entrepreneurs and startups as an IP, franchise and technology lawyer at Mackall Crounse & Moore. He also served as Vice President and General Counsel for two global technology companies: first at CarParts Technologies, a leading provider of supply chain software solutions for the automotive industry; and then at Aristocrat Technologies, the second largest technology provider to hospitality and gaming.

Prior to his private and corporate work, he was appointed to a United States Supreme Court appeal team for Minnesota vs. Dickerson at the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

www.linkedin.com/in/stevenatneosen

Dale Neef

Dale Neef

Founder, DNA Data Solutions LLC

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Dale Neef, founder of DNA Data Solutions LLC, advises organizations and communities on "Smart Cities" and autonomous vehicle infrastructure and policies, municipal broadband, and other digital economy issues.

A specialist in transportation and supply chain technologies and e-government, Dale has been a technical consultant for the Asian Development Bank, has worked for IBM and Computer Sciences Corporation, and was a fellow at Ernst & Young’s Center for Business Innovation.

A frequent contributor to journals, and a regular speaker at technology conferences, Dale earned his doctorate from Cambridge University, was a research fellow at Harvard, and has written or edited eight books on the economics of knowledge and data management and the role of technology in economic development and society.

He is a member of the American Planning Association’s Smart Cities task force and is on the International City/County Management Association’s Digital Strategies Advisory Board.

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Shayle Kann

Shayle Kann1

Senior Vice President, Research & Strategy, Energy Impact Partners

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Simon Sylvester-Chaudhuri

Simon Sylvester-Chaudhuri2

Co-Founder and Executive Director, CIV:LAB

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Paul Asel

Paul Asel3

Managing Partner, NGP Capital

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Paul is Managing Partner of NGP Capital and a global technology investor across the U.S., Europe and Asia for over 25 years. Paul has realized 20 successful investments, including 5 IPOs and four $1B+ exits of which UCWeb and Ganji were two of the largest technology acquisitions in China. Other successful exits include KongZhong (KZ: NASDAQ), DQ Entertainment (DQE.BO), Gridsum (GSUM: NASDAQ), Morpho (IPO Japan), Madhouse (Blue Focus), Whistle (Mars), CityMaps (TripAdvisor) and Intermedia.

He has been engaged in acquisitions and IPOs valued cumulatively at over $25 billion. He is currently focused on NGP’s investments in the US and Asia in the mobile, IOT, auto sectors.

Paul is currently on the Boards of Gigwalk, Workfusion and Zubie. Prior to NGP, Paul was responsible for technology investments in Asia at the International Finance Corporation. Previously, he oversaw M&A and corporate venture activity at Cadence Design Systems and worked at Merrill Lynch in investment banking.

He received an MBA from Stanford and a BA from Dartmouth. Paul is co-author of Upward Bound: Lessons of How Nine Leaders Achieved their Summits. He has served as an Advisory Board member at the University of Baltimore and Adjunct Professor of International Entrepreneurship at the George Mason School of Public Policy.

Dr. Robert Gaskill-Clemons

Dr. Robert Gaskill-Clemons4

Chief Technology Officer, City of St Louis

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Jack Clark

Jack Clark5

Deputy Director, Energy and Sustainability, City of San Diego

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Jason JonMichael

Jason JonMichael6

Assistant Director – Smart Mobility, City of Austin

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Jason JonMichael is a transportation technology expert with more than 25 years in Transportation Technology with specialized experience in connected, automated, and electric vehicle research, deployment and program development.

 Before joining the City of Austin, JonMichael led public private partnerships that focused on emerging technology program development, management and deployment in transportation, a key challenge for transportation agencies to unlock and learn the value of connected and autonomous vehicles.

 JonMichael will lead a cross-functional team of mobility, technology, policy, data, and user experience specialists to deliver outcomes that improve mobility, safety, equity, and access to Austin residents. He will also manage public-private-partnerships and the evolution of the Parking Enterprise division in its future role of transportation.

Over the last 25 years, he has performed and managed systems integration services on projects spanning from traditional advanced traffic management systems to state-of-the-art, emerging smart mobility solutions involving connected, autonomous, shared, and electric technologies.

 JonMichael regularly provides insights and advice to industry-related non-profit boards, councils, committees and other organizations. For the past 10 years, JonMichael has been an executive board member and past Chair of the OmniAir® Consortium, helping guide the creation of OmniAir’s certification services.  OmniAir® is regarded by industry as the WiFi® Alliance of Connected Vehicle.

Dan Langford

Dan Langford7

Innovation Director, Nevada Center for Advanced Mobility

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Gary Halbert

Gary Halbert8

City Manager, City of Chula Vista

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City of Chula Vista City Manager, Gary Halbert, is a certified planner and licensed engineer. He has over 35 years of experience in local government and has held management positions in city planning, transportation engineering and development services.

Halbert holds a Bachelor of Science in Systems Science from the University of California at San Diego and a Masters in Public Administration from San Diego State University. At SDSU, he was a recipient of the John Fowler Scholarship and Graduate Student of the Year.  Gary is the Past Director of the San Diego Section of the American Planning Association and is a member of the Urban Land Institute’s University Development and Innovation Council.

Tracy Colunga

Tracy Colunga9

Director of Civic Innovation, City of Long Beach

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Tracy Colunga is the Director for the City of Long Beach Office of Civic Innovation. Under her leadership, the Office of Civic Innovation worked closely with the Long Beach Police Department to understand trends and patterns of people cycling in and out of the justice system. The City of Long Beach recently launched the Long Beach Justice Lab as a culmination of recommendations stemming from that research. Previously, Tracy served as the City’s Neighborhood Relations Officer. Under her leadership, the City garnered $4.2 million in federal, state, and foundation grants to improve community safety and neighborhood livability gaps. She spearheaded the development of Safe Long Beach Violence Prevention Plan, the City’s Language Access Policy and My Brother’s Keeper Long Beach Local Action Plan. She has focused her career around community improvement.

Currently, the Office of Civic Innovation is partnering with departments on several projects including Smart Cities, the Long Beach Airport user experience, police recruitment, and reducing illegal dumping and blight. She holds a master’s degree from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Luskin School of Public Policy and a bachelor’s Degree from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN. She is a part-time lecturer at California State University Long Beach (CSULB). Tracy and her family reside in Long Beach, CA.

Kate Mayerson

Kate Mayerson10

Innovation Analyst, City of West Hollywood

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Kate Mayerson is the City of West Hollywood’s Innovation Analyst. Kate is a resource for staff in the exploration of new civic technologies to enhance citizen satisfaction and engagement, increase government efficiency and transparency, and promote the City’s innovation economy. She plans for and implements smart city technologies into urban infrastructure and develops programs to give staff the tools they need to be innovative thinkers and service providers. As an urban leader, Kate translates the needs of communities to designers and architects, and translates complex technical concepts to constituents and city staff.

Prior to working for the City of West Hollywood, Kate was a Program Manager at Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI), managing urban greening and community revitalization projects, including managing the development of conceptual plans for two of LA Mayor Garcetti’s first fifteen Great Streets.

Kate is a graduate of UCLA and holds a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning with a concentration in Design and Development. Before receiving her Master’s from UCLA, Kate worked as a Program Officer at Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) where she ran the California Preschool Energy Efficiency Program, a $6 million program that provided free energy efficiency assessments, energy data analysis, and retrofits to child care and recreation centers statewide.

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Kevin Comstock

Kevin Comstock11

Head of Smart Cities, City of Chattanooga

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Kevin Comstock has over 35 years of experience in the transportation industry and currently serves as the Smart City Director for the City of Chattanooga, TN. He has held various positions in the private sector and in local and state government performing the design and construction of numerous Transportation and Telecommunications projects across the country. His specialties include project management, strategic planning and collaborative team-building.

Kevin graduated summa cum laude from Middle Tennessee State University with a BS in Professional Studies and a concentration in Organizational Leadership. Professionally, Kevin has served on the Board of Directors for ITS TN and was the 2017 President for Tennessee Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). Kevin currently serves as the Chair of the Technical Knowledge committee for the Southern District of ITE.

He and his wife of 42 years spend much of their time with their two sons and five grandchildren.

Robert Kellman

Robert Kellman12

Global Head of Government Affairs and Policy for Bikeshare, Uber

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Justin Holmes

Justin Holmes13

Director, Corporate Communications & Public Policy, ZipCar

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Andrew Savage

Andrew Savage14

Vice President of Strategic Development and Founding Team, Lime

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Andrew is a founding member and Vice President of Strategic Development at Lime, overseeing the company's government affairs, policy, and market-entry strategy. Prior to joining Lime, he spent 6 years in solar development and manufacturing and as an elected member to the industry's national trade association. He was a Deputy Chief of Staff on Capitol Hill, was on President Obama's presidential campaign and has served as an adviser to elected leaders at the local and state level.

Keikoh Park

Keikoh Park15

National Director/Senior Vice President and Global Compliance Counsel, JLL

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Josipa Petrunic

Josipa Petrunic16

CEO, Canadian Urban Transit Research Innovation Consortium

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Jason Whittet

Jason Whittet17

Associate Director – Resiliency, 100 Resilient Cities

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Rahul Sonnad

Rahul Sonnad18

CEO, Tesloop

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Rahul has been active in technology and startups since the 90s. He founded his first startup, thePlatform in 2000, which offered an industrial-strength online video management system. Boston based Spark Capital funded thePlatform as their first investment. The company's product became the backend for services by Verizon, Microsoft, Hulu, Qualcomm as well as Comcast, who acquired the company in 2006 for over $100m. Rahul’s next company, Geodelic, offered a location-based content discovery and mobile commerce service that was adopted by Verizon, Universal Studios Theme Parks, and Korea Telecom. Before startups, Rahul worked as an engineering manager at Adobe and at Microsoft, first as a product designer for MS Word, and later as the R&D Manager for all the Asian versions of MS office, a $1B suite of products. In his spare time, Rahul plays comedic songs on the only ukulele ever autographed by Elon Musk. He attended the Harvard Business School’s MBA program, received a Masters in Computer Science and Japanese from the University of Washington, and a BS in anthropology from UPenn. Rahul has been involved in the pioneering of electric, connected, autonomous mobility space through Tesloop, which has been delivering consumer mobility for nearly three years. In this time, many insights have been learned that have positioned him, and the company, at the forefront of innovation in the space. Carmiq is a blossoming project to integrate the fundamental principles of blockchain technology into a mobility ecosystem.

Patrick Kelly

Patrick Kelly19

Project Manager, EDF Renewables

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Jerry Power

Jerry Power20

Assistant Professor - Institute for Communications Technology Management, University of Southern California

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Jerry Power is the Executive Director of The Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM) at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. CTM and its board of corporate leaders are actively engaged in identifying emerging trends driven by the rapid evolution of digital communications technologies and services. Through its research and educational programs, the Institute explores the new opportunities and challenges for the business community in the age of mobility, broadband, and digital content. CTM embraces our increasingly dynamic market and harnesses the thought leadership of the University and our member companies to find new ways to thrive in this evolving business climate.

Jerry is also a founding member of the I3 Consortium. I3 is working to create an opensource Internet-of-Things meta layer that allows communities of independent IOT device owners to work together as active members of the expanding data ecosystem. The consortium recognizes the importance and the personalized nature of privacy, trust, and incentives as key enablers of a sustainable, managed, and networked IOT infrastructure that supports collaborative IOT environments.

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Sylvano Carrasco

Sylvano Carrasco21

VP Connected Car, Getaround

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Ryan Snyder

Ryan Snyder22

Principal of Active Transportation, Transpogroup

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Ryan Snyder is Principal with Transpo Group. Snyder is a member of the Bicycle Technical Committee and the Autonomous Vehicle Task Force of the United States National Uniform Traffic Device Committee. He coordinated the Autonomous Vehicle Policy Framework Summit that brought 100 national experts together to advance the policy discussion on how to prepare for a future with autonomous vehicles. Snyder serves on the faculty at the UCLA Urban Planning Department.

Roger Lanctot

Roger Lanctot23

Director, Connected Mobility, Strategy Analytics

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Kris Bailey

Kris Bailey24

COO, Electric Cab of North America

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Mark Minden

Mark Minden25

Vice President of Emerging Markets, Electric Cab of North America

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Mark Minden is a passionate and dedicated entrepreneur who takes pride in the St. Louis region and her potential. Mark started a micro-transit company which operated in the City of St. Louis for over 12 years when he saw the need for last mile transportation in the downtown area. Mark has experience in the Micro-transit and Smart City fields and continues to develop his expertise in solving the last mile problem, as well as to help cities run more efficiently by implementing technology solutions.

Previously, Mark spent 8 years as a Neighborhood Improvement Specialist within the Mayor’s Office, a position which supports the department heads of St. Louis and seeks to improve the quality of life for city residents. One of his projects was the “Keep it Clean” campaign which removed over 51 tons of trash, and 4,000 tires from our streets with over 300 volunteers.

Mark’s unique work experiences allowed him to facilitate the vital strategic partnerships between the public and private sectors. Mark wants to continue to contribute to improving the quality of life in the St. Louis area and other cities across the globe for all members of the communities.

Mariel Devesa

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Global Head of Business Development, Phyn

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Mariel Devesa is global head of business development at Phyn, the company bringing intelligent water solutions to market that help people protect their homes, conserve water and save money. At Phyn, Mariel is responsible for leading global revenue generation, business strategy and execution.

Mariel joined Phyn from Farmers Insurance where she served as head of innovation and oversaw the development of business relationships, product and offering implementations. She addressed changes in the new economy through developing new revenue streams, improving the customer experience and creating operational efficiencies. She has directly developed and led programs that generated in excess of $500 million in annual revenue. Under her tenure, Farmers was the first mainstream carrier to launch coverage for rideshare drivers, in addition to being the first insurer to incorporate phone distraction in the pricing of the telematics offering.

Before joining Farmers, Mariel spent over ten years at Deloitte & Touche, Red Bull (in the U.S. and Austria) and Herbalife. Her work focused on streamlining efficiencies and emphasizing the global transfer of best practices. She is a certified public accountant and a retired professional windsurfer with seven U.S. national titles.

Rod Heller

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CEO, Energy Performance Lighting

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Managing Partner/Lighting Evangelist for Energy Performance Lighting. He is focused on getting lighting right for the occupant. This includes illuminance for visual tasks and spectrum for alertness. He is chairman for Upgrading Lighting Systems in Commercial & Institutional Spaces for the Illuminating Engineering Society.  Principle Investigator researching the effects of light on alertness to reduce errors, accidents and falls in a health care environment. He utilizes the latest technology and science to reduce energy consumption while getting lighting right for the occupant below the lights.

Gail Gotteher

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Principal, Akerman

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Jason Anderson

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President and CEO, Cleantech San Diego

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Jason is President and CEO of Cleantech San Diego, a nonprofit member organization that positions the greater San Diego region as a global leader in the cleantech economy. Cleantech San Diego’s membership includes more than 100 local businesses, universities, governments, and nonprofits committed to advancing sustainable solutions for the benefit of the economy and the environment.

As President and CEO, Jason manages the overall organization and leads several initiatives critical to the mission of the organization, including Smart Cities San Diego, advocacy efforts, and economic development programs.

Before joining Cleantech San Diego in 2010, Jason was Vice President of Business Development for the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Prior to joining EDC in 2006, Jason lived in Austin, Texas, where he worked in the State Capitol as Legislative Director for Texas State Senator Frank Madla.

Jason holds a degree in Corporate Communications from the University of Texas in Austin and is a 2008 graduate of LEAD San Diego.

In 2014, Jason was named one of SD METRO’s “40 Under 40.” He is a member of the City of San Diego’s Sustainable Energy Advisory Board, the County of San Diego’s Comprehensive Renewable Energy Plan Technical Advisory Committee, and the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Advisory Board. Jason is also a board member of Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization.

Brendan McEneaney

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Principal, Urban Innovation, Integral Group

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Brenden brings over a decade of green building and policy experience to the Integral Group team, where he leads work on public policy and city-scale innovation. Passion for creating value to businesses, communities, and the planet through sustainability has driven him along his career path. Brenden is committed to increasing communities’ resiliency to the challenges brought about by climate change. With a focus on city and campus scale action planning and statewide policy change, he believes that policy, design and education can work together to help people create healthy, thriving places to live, work, and learn.

Prior to joining Integral Group, Brenden served as Pacific Region Director for the US Green Building Council. At USGBC, he ran all programs for the $80M organization’s largest market, and his office in San Francisco was USGBC’s primary lead with Fortune 100 companies, cleantech startups, and high performance building product and service providers.

Before that he was the Director for Urban Resilience at the Urban Land Institute, the largest global Real Estate think tank, where he oversaw the organization’s work helping communities to prepare, plan for, absorb, recover from, and more successfully adapt to impacts from climate change.

Earlier in his career, Brenden established the City of Santa Monica as an internationally recognized leader in sustainability and high performance building practices. At the City, he developed green building codes, policies, incentive programs, and educational programs and acted as the City’s primary technical consultant for over $400 million in capital projects. He served as Board Chair of the USGBC-Los Angeles Chapter for two years. In addition to his public policy background, Brenden ran operations for the largest green building materials retailer in Southern California and has extensive experience with environmental cleanup and remediation projects at top engineering firms.

Brenden is a LEED AP (BD+C) and has lectured internationally on sustainability, green building, and environmental policy. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and of Yale University.

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Steven Atneosen

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Vice President of Corporate Development, XPT, a division of NIO

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Steven Atneosen is the Vice President of Corporate Development for XPT, a division of NIO, and leads business and product strategy through invention, investments, and acquisitions. His career spans over 20 years’ growing disruptive technology companies in the EV/AV, mobility, healthcare, and gaming industries. He has been a growth advisor for early stage startups through Grand Chasm Ventures and as a mentor at StartX (Stanford) and SkyDeck (Berkeley) accelerators.

Prior to XPT Steven was SVP, Corporate Development, General Counsel and Secretary for StayWell Health Management, accountable for StayWell’s product and partner strategy until StayWell was merged with Krames and later acquired by Merck.

Early on, Steven began supporting entrepreneurs and startups as an IP, franchise and technology lawyer at Mackall Crounse & Moore. He also served as Vice President and General Counsel for two global technology companies: first at CarParts Technologies, a leading provider of supply chain software solutions for the automotive industry; and then at Aristocrat Technologies, the second largest technology provider to hospitality and gaming.

Prior to his private and corporate work, he was appointed to a United States Supreme Court appeal team for Minnesota vs. Dickerson at the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

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Dale Neef

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Founder, DNA Data Solutions LLC

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Dale Neef, founder of DNA Data Solutions LLC, advises organizations and communities on "Smart Cities" and autonomous vehicle infrastructure and policies, municipal broadband, and other digital economy issues.

A specialist in transportation and supply chain technologies and e-government, Dale has been a technical consultant for the Asian Development Bank, has worked for IBM and Computer Sciences Corporation, and was a fellow at Ernst & Young’s Center for Business Innovation.

A frequent contributor to journals, and a regular speaker at technology conferences, Dale earned his doctorate from Cambridge University, was a research fellow at Harvard, and has written or edited eight books on the economics of knowledge and data management and the role of technology in economic development and society.

He is a member of the American Planning Association’s Smart Cities task force and is on the International City/County Management Association’s Digital Strategies Advisory Board.

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