In the last four years Boston has added as many residents as it did in the previous twenty. This growth has brought many opportunities, and has also highlighted the challenges urban centers face, none more evident than transportation. If we want a strong economy we must have a strong transportation network, and commute time is the single most important factor to upward mobility. The City is working on bold initiatives to transform our transportation system. From driverless cars to public transportation, what does it all mean, when is it going to happen, and who are the companies at the forefront leading this change? Join us to hear the vision and the opportunities and challenges facing the future of transportation in and around the city.
12:00pm: Registration Opens
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Tom Hopcroft, MassTLC President & CEO
1:05pm: Global Trends in Urban Mobility
John Moavenzadeh - Head of Mobility Industries and Member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum
1:35pm: Smart City Transportation & Status in Boston
Nigel Jacob – co-founder, New Urban Mechanics
2:00pm: North South Rail Link (NSRL)
Norm Gorin, Chair North/South Rail & Brad Bellows, co-founder North South Rail link Working Group
2:30pm: NETWORKING BREAK
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2:50pm: Public/private partnerships and the Future of Urban Transportation
Lynda Applegate (moderator) – Sarofim-Rock Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Cathy Zhou – Uber General Manager New England Expansion
Justin Holmes – Zipcar Director, Corp. Communications & Public Policy
Jason Vazzano – CEO and co-founder of Vectorform
Mary Rose Fissinger – Special Projects Lead at Bridj
Stephanie Pollack – Secretary & CEO of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation
4:00pm: NETWORKING BREAK & Hubway Raffle
4:20pm: New Technology and Modes of Transportation – Beyond the Personal Automobile
Mike Stanely, CEO and Founder of TransitX
Benjamin Lippolis and Manny Barros - OpenLoop Team, Northeastern University
Sasha Hoffman – COO of Piaggio Fast Forward
5:15pm: Autonomous Vehicles Session
Paul Schmitt (moderator) - MassRobotics Director of Automated Vehicles
Karl Iagnemma - CEO nuTonomy
Sam Tolkoff - CEO NextDroid
Jane Lappin - Director Government Affairs and Public Policy, Toyota Reseach Institute
Kris Carter - Boston New Urban Mechanics
6:30pm: Networking Reception & Demonstrations
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