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The Future of Smart City Mobility

We will explore a range of current and emerging trends impacting smart cities, such as smart parking, intelligent transportation systems, traffic management, e-mobility, combustion management, safety & security, and beyond.

This is a unique opportunity for passionate, expert professionals to join 20+ panelists to advance the thinking in this field. This engagement is moderated by an expert Facilitator and is open asynchronously, around-the-clock for your convenience.

Every two weeks, the facilitator will introduce a new subtopic – each theme exploring a new facet related to the future of smart city mobility.

Participation is exclusive, 100% online, and at your own convenience:
- One month participation (option to continue)
- 30-60 minutes per week (minimum)

Activities include:
1. Explore a variety of themes
2. Map the competitive landscape (i.e. emerging trends, disruptive tech, etc.)
3. React to the latest media/reports in this space
4. One-to-one engagement with other panelists

peopleExpert participation

- Next-generation companies/startups providing smart city solutions (e.g. Flowbird, Amano McGann, Bosch, Siemens, Swarco, ParkMobile, Paybyphone, EasyPark, TrafficWare, Miovision, Genetec, Redflex, Verra Mobility, Transcore, Q-Free, FLIR, INRIX, Conduent, etc.)

- Government leaders responsible for smart cities (city, state, and federal)

- Smart city experts/consultants, and beyond.

Applicants
Jim Fioren
Business Development - North America
Actively developing Autonomous Vehicle testing locations in the Northeast (US). By building advanced digital environments that allow OEMs of AVs to understand the value of sensor networks that provide rapid information to these operators as they continue refining their business cases for automated vehicle deployments. We are also implementing blockchain management systems that allow for data monetization in a smart city ecosystem. Business Development for Paradox Engineering, my responsibilities are: • Working closely with customers to help them in their Smart City initiatives and strategies • Managing the business development and sales activities in North America • Promoting the Paradox Engineering Smart City technology to customers • Defining the North American strategy and growth planning • "Evangelizing" Smart City and Internet-of-Things concepts • Establishing and implementing strategies to develop new partnerships and improve profitability
Mark Burry
Founding Director of the Smart Cities Research Institute and Professor of Urban Futures at Swinburne University of Technology
I am very interested in the digitalization of systems and processes generally: their impact and take-up in society, especially in the urban design sphere. I lead applied research into 'Smart cities', 'digital twins', 'urban analytics', and the quest for a smoother interoperable bi-directional workflow between data analytics and the creative use that can be made from the insights drawn from evolving information streams. Ultimately, finding new ways to draw the end-user into a more bottom-up decision-making urban design process is the key focus of my urban futures research.
Gareth Dauley
MD | Cleantech | SmartGrid | Renewables | Developer| Energy Storage Fund | EV infrastructure
I started one of the most successful energy start ups in the UK and have been working in smart grids and smart cities for over 10 years
Teresa McCall
Constructive disruption; boldly pushing boundaries to make innovation 'business as usual'.
I was the Smart Cities Programme Manager for Christchurch City Council and have been invited to be a panel member on this advisory panel.
Amitabh Bhatta
Safety Professional | HSE Consultant with 12 years of versatile experience managing Health, Safety, and Environment
Being a Safety Professional with large experience in security, urban planning, traffic management and smart cities puts me on the right spot. I am a global Risk Management leader with over 12 years of experience in delivering creative solutions and driving growth across multiple R&D and innovation businesses. I have specialized in delivering creative risk management solutions, transforming behaviour and approach to driving business growth & success. I believe I can translate complex science-based information into easily-understood positioning; which may be good for this new emerging category. With versatile experience in Fortune 500 companies like Halliburton, Baker Hughes Inc., Larsen & Toubro etc. Recently over 120 days I was involved on a panel of The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Energy Workforcethat discussed the digitization and incorporation of AI & machine learning into the Energy Industry and was among the top contributors throughout the panel. Find a link to complete discussion at: https://currnt.com/s564/the-impact-of-ai-and-digital-transformation-on-the-energy-workforce Summary videos of discussions at each stage can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=-+The+Impact+of+AI+and+Digital+Transformation+on+the+Energy+Workforce+…+youtube.com I can deliver qualitative outcomes on this board. Looking forward for becoming a part of it.
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flexibility of checking in and providing insights
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Kimberly Underwood, Consultant at Underwood Consulting

“Great platform, great questions and topics.
The potential to earn a little more money for
participating is nice as well.”

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other panelists. It is quite intriguing and most
all of the panelists are quite bright.”

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any inherent bias. This is as good a collaborative
platform as you can get.”

Pinaki Banerjee, Program Director at ITC InfoTech

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but to learn and stay updated.”


Armando Leyva, HR Director at 360º HC

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The Future of Smart City Mobility