Schedule of Events | Oct 30, 2018

Day 1, Oct. 28 | Day 2, Oct. 29 | Day 3, Oct. 30

Texas Mobility Summit 3.0, Day 3

The Path Forward

Chart a course of action by developing strategies and formulating priority projects for the upcoming year in critical areas.


8:00 AM | Breakfast & Registration

9:00 AM | Opening Remarks

  • Darran Anderson—Director of Strategy & Innovation, TxDOT

9:30 AM | From Pilots to Partnerships – Grand Ballroom

Industry is pushing frontiers in smart mobility technologies that will transform the way public agencies deliver transportation infrastructure and services.  Although industry solutions may begin with a single application, they ultimately provide a platform capable of generating new projects with the potential to achieve far-reaching impacts over time. Technology thought leaders will present the new developments in smart mobility that are driving digital transformations, new business models, and integrated systems that can improve the ways in which cities manage their transportation systems.

  • Moderator: Mark Dowd—Executive Director, Smart Cities Lab
    • Chris Ballinger—CEO & Founder, MOBI
    • Nick Bowden—Product Lead, Model Lab, Sidewalk Labs
    • Jane MacFarlane—Executive Director, Sustainable Transportation Initiative, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs

10:30 AM | Break

11:00 AM | Startup Hour: Showcase of Transportation Startups

Moderator: Kathleen Baireuther&emdash;Senior Manager, Texas/Mountain – City Solutions, Ford Smart Mobility
Startups are increasingly finding their place in the smart transportation marketplace offering homegrown and innovative remedies that push the frontier of the industry. As cities make their own market disruptions with policy, sizable breakthroughs continue to come from small businesses and civic tech talent that see an opportunity and embrace it with ingenuity and entrepreneurialism. This panel will introduce the savvy and passionate thought leaders of young startups with and exciting future.

In a moderated discussion, startup thought leaders will discuss their new solutions, business models, partnerships with cities and corporations, and share their challenges and risks in developing and launching a new company.

  • Rajat Rajbhandari – CEO & Co-Founder,
  • Kameron Simmons – Public Policy & Government Affairs, Starsky Robotics
  • Casey Whittington – Government Relations Director, Blue Duck Scooters
  • Will Coleman – CEO, Alto

12:00 PM| Break

12:15 PM | Lunch

1:15 PM | Break

1:30 PM | Working Sessions


Working Session 1: Advanced Vehicles + Freight & Logistics – Salon 4

Participants discuss critical topics: infrastructure readiness, telecommunications (5G/DSRC), and procurement.
Facilitator: Joe Willhite—VP, Houston Area Manager, WSP

  • Chris Poe—Assistant Agency Director, Connected & Automated Transportation Strategy, TTI
  • Monsur Ahmed—ITS Coordinator, City of Arlington
  • Conway Chen—
  • Dave Miller—Application Engineer, Siemens
  • Brennan Hamilton—Supervisor, Connected Vehicle–Smart Cities, Ford Mobility

Working Session 2: Seamless Mobility + Equity & Access– Salon 5

Participants discuss: public-private partnerships, single payment platform, and improved coordination for paratransit.
Facilitator: Mark Dowd—Executive Director, Smart Cities Lab

  • Steve Young—Vice President, Information Technology, Via
  • Vincent Valdes—Associate Administrator for Research, Demonstration, & Innovation, FTA
  • David Weinreich—Postdoctoral Associate, Institute for Urban Studies, UT Arlington
  • Ashwin Dias—General Manager, South USA, Uber

Working Session 3: Real-Time Data + Traffic Operations – Salon 6

Participants discuss developing a standard for construction and lane closure, SPaT Challenge, and incident management.
Facilitator: Mark Dowd—Executive Director, Smart Cities Lab

  • Jorge Riveros—Manager, Arterial Management Division, City of Austin
  • Cassie Jordan—Director, Strategy & Portfolio Mgmt, Information Management Division, TxDOT
  • Terry Bills—Transportation Industry Manager, Esri
  • Ted Trepanier—Senior Director, Public Sector Services, INRIX
  • Shawn McEwen—Account Executive, Miovision

3:00 PM | Report Out & Closing Remarks – Grand Ballroom

  • Darran Anderson—Director of Strategy & Innovation, TxDOT

3:30 PM | Adjourn


Discover new solutions, find deployment opportunities, and tap into research expertise all in one location.  Take some time to learn the stakeholder landscape and connect with the leading companies, universities, and Alliance Teams who are showcasing their on-going projects and find out what’s next on the horizon.