Brogan BamBrogan has more than 20 years of experience in engineering design, manufacturing and materials in the aerospace and automative industries. Before founding Arrivo, Brogan started Hyperloop One in his garage in the fall of 2014 and grew a world class team to greater than 150 people in less than 18 months. He led the vision and drove the technology development, actively supported fundraising of over $120M and built worldwide relationships with potential customers, key corporate partners and investors. From May 2003 to January 2013, Brogan worked in various senior roles at SpaceX, most recently as Senior Staff Engineer, Propulsion. He had primary design responsibility for Kestrel, the upper stage engine of the Falcon 1 rocket, and supported hardware through development, fabrication, assembly, qualification and final integration. He also led the early design of the Dragon spacecraft, including detailed work on the Draco thrusters and the primary heat shield. Brogan supported numerous other technology developments, including zero-g propellant tank design, Dragon escape thruster layout, engine bay RUD containment, nozzle thermal imaging, ultra-low cost chamber design and many other innovations. Prior to SpaceX, Brogan worked as a Mechanical Design Engineer, Spacecraft, Propulsion and Lasers, at Northrup Grumman from June 1996 to April 2001. He designed solar arrays for Geolite spacecraft, developed laser solutions for Airborne Laser (ABL) and other programs, and developed a non-toxic RCS thruster solution for NASA’s Space Shuttle. From June 1994 to June 1996, Brogan was a Design & Manufacturing Engineer at Chrysler Motors, where he designed body panels for Dodge Ram trucks and tooling to support production of 400,000 units per year, and managed suppliers and led installation of tooling in production plants. Brogan earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University (formerly known as GMI Engineering & Management University). Brogan grew up in Michigan.
An award-winning wireless engineer, academic leader and passionate entrepreneur, João loves to turn complex theorems and algorithms into products and services that can make a real difference in people’s lives. After more than a decade developing new wireless networking technologies at Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Universidade do Porto, MIT, and Carnegie Mellon, João founded two venture-backed startups, Streambolico and Veniam, where he serves as board director and CEO respectively. His work has led to 160 science and technology papers, as well as feature articles by NPR, BBC, MIT Technology Review, The Atlantic, and TechCrunch.
João Barros has received several awards, including the 2010 IEEE Communications Society Young Researcher Award for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, the 2011 IEEE ComSoC and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award, the 2012 BES National Innovation Award, the 2013 Building Global Innovators Grand Prize (ISCTE-IUL and MIT) and a state-wide best teaching award by the Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts.
João Barros has a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (Germany), his undergraduate education in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Universidade do Porto, Portugal and Universitaet Karlsruhe, Germany, and a performing arts degree in flute from the Music Conservatory of Porto, Portugal.
As the Executive Director of the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank), Teveia Barnes is responsible for IBank’s financial assistance programs that provide low-cost financing to support infrastructure and economic development in California. In 2015, Barnes successfully launched IBank’s California Lending for Energy and Environmental Needs (CLEEN) Center, to help meet the State’s goals for greenhouse gas reduction by offering practical and sustainable financing solutions for public clean energy projects. Prior to IBank, Ms. Barnes was the commissioner of the California Department of Financial Institutions, a partner at Foley and Lardner LLP, and senior vice president and associate general counsel at Bank of America.
Assaf Biderman is a technology inventor, author, and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Superpedestrian, a robotics company that focuses on the future of personal urban mobility, and co-inventor of the Copenhagen Wheel: MIT’s award winning bicycle project and the company’s first product. Superpedestrian has received multiple awards including the Red Dot: Luminary, Time Magazine’s 25 Best Inventions of 2014, and the Deutscher Werkbund award. He also teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is Associate Director of the SENSEable City Laboratory, a research group that explores how technology is changing the way we understand, design and live in cities.
Grayson is the Co-Founder / President of Brulte & Company, a consulting firm that specializes in designing innovation and technology strategies for a global marketplace. Grayson is also the Co-Founder of Autonomous Tomorrow. Influential in Beverly Hills, he serves as the Co-Chair of the City of Beverly Hills Mayor’s Autonomous Vehicle Task Force. He is also an active member of the city’s Smart City / Technology Committee which advises the Beverly Hills City Council on technology. In 2015, the City of Beverly Hills was chosen by Google as one of America’s digital capitals. Along with his Beverly Hills guidance, Grayson was appointed a Global Health Economics Fellow at The University of Vermont College of Medicine. From Autonomous Vehicles to politics, to the future of entertainment and more, Grayson has written articles about innovation, technology, and strategy for Continental’s 2025AD, General Electric Reports, the MIT Sloan Executive Education innovation@work Blog, RealClear Future, Futurism, VentureBeat and The Washington Times among others. His written opinions and insights have been used by organizations such as the Consumer Electronics Association in presentations to the Federal Trade Commission. Grayson has spoken in front of numerous audiences, including the FLDOT’s Florida Automated Vehicles Summit, New York International Auto Show, Princeton SmartDrivingCars, Consumer Telematics Show and Autonomous Vehicles Silicon Valley. His comments have appeared in numerous publications, including The Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Telegraph, The International Business Times and The Hollywood Reporter.
Kevin Czinger is the founder, lead inventor and CEO of Divergent 3D. He founded Divergent 3D to revolutionize car manufacturing by creating a new production system that incorporates 3D metal printing. As an EV pioneer, Czinger learned that how we make cars is a bigger economic and environmental problem than how we fuel them. Divergent 3D’s patented manufacturing platform radically reduces the materials, energy, and capital needed to build a car. It was named Frost & Sullivan’s 2016 Technology Innovation of the Year and a Google Solve for X “Moonshot” for its disruptive impact on global transportation.
Leon joined Transport for London in April 2011 after a career in Government, Shipping Tourism and public transport.
He spent 27 years in the private sector and was in business both on his own account and as a Director at FirstGroup plc. He has wide national and international experience having worked in Hong Kong and USA, and has overseen several significant business acquisitions and sales at home and overseas.
After 13 years at FirstGroup plc he joined TfL ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games to oversee the delivery of surface transport in what is now recognised as a hugely successful world-class event.
His TfL responsibilities include the safe and efficient running of London’s roads, bus services, taxis, cycle hire, river services, Overground, DLR, Emirates Airline and Trams.
AIA, LEED AP BD+C is co-founder of the urban change management advisory firm CityFi, advising cities and the private sector on a more human-centered approach to smart cities. Previously, Ashley served as the Transportation Technology Strategist for the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation where she developed public policy, an action plan and pilot program recommendations for shared mobility and autonomous vehicle technologies. Prior to her work in LA, Ashley served as the first Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Kansas City, Missouri and the first female municipal CIO in the nation, creating the most comprehensive smart city in North America among other civic innovation projects. Ashley is a registered architect and green building professional having worked for AECOM and Eric Owen Moss Architects. She currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Carnegie Mellon University Traffic21/T-SET University Transportation Center and Open Architecture Collaborative and is an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy.
Civ. Eng. Sampo Hietanen is the CEO of MaaS Global Ltd. He is father to the concept “Mobility as a Service”, a paradigm change in transport offering. Hietanen’s background is in executive positions in civil engineering and ITS and he has been founding and heading several international businesses in the field.
MaaS Global Ltd is bringing the concept of Mobility as a Service into reality, by building the world’s first Mobility Ecosystem. MaaS Global aspires to upgrade the service level of transportation by joining together public and private transportation providers. Collaboration and integration of services will create a seamless and compelling travel experience for everyone, locally and globally.
Lani Ingram is the Vice President of Smart Communities and IoT Platforms at Verizon. She leads the digital transformation of cities, universities and venues. She has been focused on driving economic growth, enabling environmental sustainability, and enhancing the quality of life for citizens, students, and fans across the country. Her team develops an array of smart solutions that focus on citizen engagement and efficiencies in areas such as lighting, traffic congestion, and public safety. In addition, Lani is encouraging innovation by leveraging IoT Platforms to enable entrepreneurs in cities to develop solutions for their own communities.
Prior to Verizon, Lani was at Cisco where she spent nearly a decade as a pioneer developing the Smart Communities industry on a global scale. With her many years in finance and strategy, she has implemented several new business models and has driven investments, joint ventures, and strategic alliances with a wide array of cities and ecosystem partners.
Morten Kabell’s vision is to transform Copenhagen into a greener city with a higher level of livability. His political focus is changing the traffic in Copenhagen so more people will use bicycles and public transportation.
Morten Kabell is also focused on international corporation and networking between cities in order to inspire each other and show how to implement roadmaps towards ambitious climate and climate change goals. Copenhagen has a solid climate plan to become the first carbon neutral capital in the world by 2025 and has adopted one of the world’s most ambitious climate adaption plans and cloudburst management plan.
Gabe is a co-founder of CityFi, an advisory services firm, as well as is the former Commissioner of the Chicago and Washington D.C Departments of Transportation. In both cities he revamped technology platforms and government processes while focusing on putting people first vs. automobiles on city streets. This included launching two of the first and largest bike share systems in the U.S. and building protected bike lanes and better pedestrian infrastructure for vulnerable citizens citywide, as well as facilitating private services like carshare and rideshare that could help each cities mobility goals. Gabe honed his creativity and leadership skills working in business, including Zipcar, where he served as Vice President, Bikes USA as national Director of Stores and his own electric powered, organic food truck chain, On The Fly.
Post-government, and after an enriching fellowship with the Urban Land Institute in 2014, Gabe joined Fontinalis Partners as a Special Venture Partner on their $100 million 2nd fund. Gabe also advises governments and companies worldwide on innovation in cities including Singapore where Gabe has been a visiting fellow for the Centre For Livable Cities, working on creating a “car-lite” city-state. In 2015, Gabe also published Start-Up City with David Vega-Barachowitz on Island Press, a manifesto on revamping how (and how fast) we innovate in cities and rethinking public-private partnerships with a triple-bottom line approach as technology shapes a dramatically different future.
Gabe sits on the boards of Streetsblog, Carma, and advisory boards of NACTO, Sensity Systems, Zendrive, and advises next-gen start-ups including Phone2Action and Transit Screen. As Commissioner, he has worked to bring a new Riverwalk to Chicago as well as the breathtaking Bloomingdale Trail, 100’s of miles of bike lanes, new policies combined with technology solutions to revamp parking, permitting, and many other arcane government processes.
Derrick is the co-founder and CEO of Spin. He was most recently a Product Manager on the Growth team at Lyft. Prior to that, he was the first employee at a Y Combinator and True Ventures backed startup (acquired by Lyft), a Team Lead at Pivotal Labs, and started a company right after graduating from Purdue University with a degree in computer engineering.
Alain Kornhauser is Professor of Operations Research & Financial Engineering at Princeton University. He serves as Director of the Transportation Program where he continues his basic research in Transportation focused on the real-time operation of large fleets of driverless vehicles and on the development of Deep-Learning Neural Networks that safely drive road vehicles. He was the Faculty Leader of Princeton’s entries the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge and 2007 Urban Challenge and continues his interest in the complete automation of the automobile with particular interest in the autonomousTaxi concept and its potential to transform mass transit and deliver ubiquitous mobility to everyone. He is Faculty Chair of Princeton Autonomous Vehicle Engineering (PAVE) an extracurricular undergraduate Smart Driving Car research effort at Princeton, Editor of the Smart Driving Cars Newsletter and Board Chair of the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA). He is currently in the process of creating a major Center for Automated Road Transportation Safety. In addition to his teaching and research duties he serves as the ORFE’s Department’s Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Scott Kubly is director of the Seattle Department of Transportation. Appointed by Mayor Ed Murray in July 2014, Scott oversees transportation policy, capital project delivery, transportation and maintenance operations, transit and mobility improvements, and management of the City’s right of way. He led the creation of the award winning Move Seattle Plan, which outlines Mayor Murray’s 10-year vision for transportation in Seattle, and delivers a comprehensive strategy for connecting and enhancing the city’s many ways to travel. Scott was also a lead architect of the voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle, which provides $930 million to improve safety, maintain streets and bridges, and invest in reliable, affordable travel options for a growing city. Scott additionally serves as the vice president of the National Association of City Transportation Officials.
Desmond Kuek is the President and Group Chief Executive Officer of SMRT Corporation Pte Ltd. SMRT is Singapore’s premier multi-modal land transport provider, with core businesses in rail operations, maintenance and engineering as well as in bus, taxi, autonomous vehicle and automotive services. Complementing these are integrated businesses in retail, media and marketing, as well as properties and retail management.
Prior to joining SMRT, he served in the Singapore Armed Forces from 1982 to 2010, rising steadily through the ranks to the pinnacle leadership positions of Chief of Army in 2003 and Chief of Defence Force in 2007. From 2010 to 2012, he was the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources.
He has served on the Boards of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd and its subsidiaries, Defence Science and Technology Agency, Housing and Development Board, Jurong Town Corporation and International Enterprise Singapore. He is currently a member of the Civil Service College Board and chairs its Audit Committee. He is also a member of the International Advisory Panel for the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, and the Advisory Board of SAP Asia Pacific Japan.
He holds a Master of Arts (Engineering Science) from Oxford University and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University.
Yann Leriche joined Transdev in 2008, beginning as CEO of Group subsidiary Transamo, which provides counseling and assistance in the planning, implementation and operation of large public transportation projects, until 2010. He then took responsibility for Transdev SZ (bus operations) and EurailCo (rail) at Transdev Germany. He was appointed Deputy Director of Transdev North America in 2012. In 2013, he was named Group Chief Performance Officer and joined the Excom. In July 2017, he became CEO Transdev North America in charge of the B2C Business Line and development of the Autonomous Vehicles Activities.
Prior to joining Transdev, he served as Director of the Services Division in Europe for Bombardier Transportation guided light transit systems. He began his career in public service, first as Transportation Infrastructure manager in the Calvados region, then as Director of Public Transport in Greater Reims where he was project manager of the line 1 light rail.
A graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (1997) and the Ecole nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (1999) and a member of the College of Engineers, Yann Leriche also holds an Executive Specialized Masters in Tax and Financial Engineering from ESCP-Europe.
Polish-American architect, Daniel Libeskind is an international figure in architecture and urban design. Informed by a deep commitment to music, philosophy, and literature, Mr. Libeskind aims to create architecture that is resonant, original, and sustainable.
Libeskind established his architectural studio in Berlin, Germany, in 1989 after winning the competition to build the Jewish Museum in Berlin. In February 2003, Studio Libeskind moved its headquarters from Berlin to New York City to oversee the master planner for the World Trade Center redevelopment, which is being realized in Lower Manhattan today.
Daniel Libeskind’s practice is involved in designing and realizing a diverse array of urban, cultural and commercial projects around the globe. The Studio has completed buildings that range from museums and concert halls to convention centers, university buildings, hotels, shopping centers and residential
towers. As Principal Design Architect for Studio Libeskind , Mr. Libeskind speaks widely on the art of architecture in universities and professional summits. His architecture and ideas have been the subject of many articles and exhibitions, influencing the field of architecture and the development of cities and culture.
Greg Lindsay joined NewCities in June 2015 as Senior Fellow to lead our Connected Mobility Initiative. Greg is a journalist, urbanist, futurist, and speaker. He is a non-resident senior fellow of The Atlantic Council in their Strategic Foresight Initiative. He is also a contributing writer for Fast Company, co-author of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next, a visiting scholar at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management, and a research affiliate of the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI). His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and Fortune, among many other publications. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in journalism.
Rodin is the CEO of A³ and former Project Executive of Project Vahana. Rodin has been making unlikely aircraft fly autonomously since his first aerobatic helicopter at MIT (where he also earned his undergrad and Master’s degrees in aeronautics and astronautics). He spent several years at Athena Technologies designing flight software for a number of vehicles including the AAI Shadow, Alenia Sky-X, and the NASA Mars Flyer. Subsequently, Rodin led flight software at Zee.Aero. Most recently he was at Airware, building the world’s first hardware and software platform for commercial UAVs. Rodin is passionate about building great teams and making personal flight accessible to all.
Russ Mitchell covers the rapidly changing global auto industry, with special emphasis on California, including Tesla, electric vehicles and driverless cars. The Times’ former technology editor, he’s worked on staff at publications ranging from Business Week to Wired. A graduate of the University of Illinois, he also studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Vannevar Bush Fellow. Mitchell still drives his black 2000 Audi TT, the rare smooth-backed version manufactured before lawyers made the company attach a spoiler.
Eduardo Paes started his political career as the head of the Barra da Tijuca and Jacarepaguá in Rio de Janeiro. He then became a city councilman, a congressman, the Municipal Secretary for Environment and State Government’s Secretary for Sports and Tourism in 2007. Paes was empowered by the Governor of Rio, Sérgio Cabral, to bring the preparations for the Pan American Games that would begin just seven months later back on track. In 2008, Eduardo Paes was elected Mayor of Rio de Janeiro.
Paes says that his mission as mayor is to ensure that Rio’s renaissance thanks to the Brazilian economic boom, the effective pacification policy developed by the State Government and the successful bid to host the 2016 Olympic Games creates a positive legacy for all Rio’s citizens.
He has created programmes such as Porto Maravilha (revitalisation of the port area), Morar Carioca (urbanisation of all the favelas), UPP Social (development of social programmes in pacified favelas), the Rio Operations Centre (a nerve centre that monitors all municipal logistics), and the establishment of the BRT system (four express corridors for articulated buses that will connect the whole city).
Ben Plowden has extensive experience of the workings of both national and local government, both from the “outside” as an environmental campaigner and from the “inside” as a senior director at Transport for London (TfL).
Ben is currently Director of Surface Strategy and Planning, Surface Transport at TfL, a position he has held since 2011. Ben’s responsibilities include providing the overall strategic direction for Surface Transport and delivery of cycling, walking, public realm, road safety, freight, bus priority and Travel Demand Management.
Ben has been at TfL since 2002, during which time he has held a number of senior roles, including Managing Director of Communications.
Before joining TfL, Ben was one of the country’s leading environmental campaigners, ending up as the first paid Director of the Pedestrians Association, which he re-launched as Living Streets in 2000 to campaign for improved public spaces.
Ryan Popple is the president and CEO of Proterra, the leading innovator of zero-emission, battery-electric buses. Prior to Proterra, Ryan was a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. An early employee of Tesla Motors, he was senior director of finance, with a focus on strategic planning, technology cost reduction and corporate finance. Ryan serves as a board member of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and is focused on increasing access to affordable, sustainable transportation solutions throughout Silicon Valley and the Bay Area, through strategic partnerships and policy initiatives. He is also a member of the California League of Conservation Voters Green Advisory Council where he provides guidance on political and legislative priorities, communications planning and development efforts. Ryan has served in the U.S. Army, received a bachelor’s in business administration from the College of William & Mary and a master’s in business administration from Harvard University.
Seleta Reynolds has over 17 years of transportation experience throughout the United States in both the public and private sectors. Prior to her current position, Seleta was a leader in the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s Livable Streets section, coordinating streets projects citywide.
B.A. American History, Brown University.
Sean Rhodes leads multi-disciplinary teams at frog with a focus on media, retail and financial service verticals. In this role, Sean partners with firms to leverage digital, product, service, brand and experience design for competitive advantage in dynamic business environments.
With over 18 years of experience, Sean has helped bring new products to market, execute strategies and re-boot brands for clients including American Express, Bloomberg, BNY Mellon, CA, Chrysler, Comcast, Estée Lauder, GE, Goldman Sachs, IMAX, Logitech, McKinsey, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Qualcomm, SanDisk, Staples, TD Bank, Theorem and TouchTunes.
As Managing Director of Gehl in the US, Jeff leads the San Francisco and New York based teams. In his time at Gehl, Jeff has worked with both public and private clients as well as non-governmental organizations in Europe, the USA, Latin America, India and China. Jeff’s background and design experience provides him with a unique insight into the technical, as well as social aspects of urban design. Jeff is an active teacher and lecturer, speaking at conferences around the world and is guest lecturer at Harvard GSD, U. Penn, London School of Economics, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art and DIS.
John Rossant personally leads the LA CoMotion team. He is the Founder and Chairman of the New CIties Foundation, a major global non-profit institution dedicated to improving the quality of life and work in cities. He previously led the team producing the famous World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland every January and has been been the producer of major World Economic Forum conferences in China, Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa. He has also played key roles in Monaco, with the Monaco Media Forum and the ongoing Prince’s Roundtable on Philanthropy. In 2010, French President Nicolas Sarkozy asked John to organize the first global summit on the future of the Internet, the e-G8. John has worked with heads of state and government and leading CEOs from around the world.
Eric Rothman, President of HR&A Advisors, is a nationally-recognized expert in transportation policy, transit-oriented development, and economic development. He is a trusted advisor for cities, transit agencies, and real estate developers on transportation – including emerging technologies – and its impact on the economic, social, and physical health of cities. Eric has advised on major initiatives ranging from PlaNYC and MoveNY to the National Resource Network and the redevelopment of major rail hubs in D.C., Philadelphia, and St. Paul. Previously, Eric served as the Head of Business Planning at Transport for London and directed the planning process for $7.5 billion of investments in London’s transportation network. Eric serves as the Board Chair of the Design Trust for Public Space and is a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Public-Private Partnerships Council.
Susan’s interest in environmentally- and socially-beneficial technology applications led her to focus her doctoral dissertation on “smart” carsharing, linked to transit in the mid-1990s. She designed and tested the CarLink I and II pilot programs, using advanced technologies to support commuter carsharing services from 1997 to 2002. Carsharing has been proven to reduce auto ownership, energy use, and emissions and increase transit ridership, cycling, and walking. In addition, she has maintained an extensive database on carsharing trends in North America for over a decade.
An internationally recognized leader in innovative mobility research, Susan continues to focus on carsharing, as well as several other areas, including: carsharing, bikesharing, and ridesharing; ecodriving for private vehicles and freight; smart parking management for transit and trucks, fuel cell, electric, and plug-in hybrid vehicles and infrastructure; smart growth/development; and older mobility.
She is a co-director of the Institute of Transportation Studies’ Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) at the University of California (UC), Berkeley. She is also an adjunct professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at UC Berkeley. She was honored as the first Honda Distinguished Scholar in Transportation at the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis from 2000 to 2012. She served as the Policy and Behavioral Research Program Leader at California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways from 2003 to 2007, and as a special assistant to the Director’s Office of the California Department of Transportation from 2001 to 2004.
She has a Ph.D. in ecology, focusing on the energy and environmental aspects of transportation, from UC Davis and an M.S. in public policy analysis from the University of Rochester. After completing her master’s degree, she worked as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. From 2000 to 2001, she was a post-doctoral researcher at UC Berkeley.
She has authored 51 journal articles, over 100 reports and proceedings articles, three book chapters, and co-edited one book. She has also served as a guest editor for Energies and the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation (IJST). Her research projects on carsharing, smart parking, and older mobility have received national awards. In May 2010 and 2007, she received an “Excellence in Management” award from UC Berkeley. She has served on the ITS World Congress program committee since 2002 and was the chair of the Emerging and Innovative Public Transport and Technologies Committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) from 2004 to 2011. She is on the editorial board of IJST (2011 to present), a member of the National Academies’ Transit Research Analysis Committee (2011 to present), and chair of the subcommittee for Shared-Use Vehicle Public Transport Systems of TRB (2013 to present).
She envisions a new transportation future in which advanced information and alternative fuel technologies are integrated to offer travelers many of the same advantages as personal vehicles, yet provide a set of options for tripmaking that is more diverse and environmentally and socially sustainable.
Lilly Shoup is a Principal with Nelson\Nygaard Consulting where she specializes in multimodal transportation planning, performance management, and policy development. Author of the original, “Dangerous by Design” report on national pedestrian safety trends, Lilly is experienced integrating public and private sector projects with effective planning and design. Prior to joining Nelson\Nygaard, Lilly served as a transportation policy advisor to senior leadership at the U.S. Department of Transportation where she managed the DOT-HUD-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities and the DOT Livability Initiative. She has served as Domestic Policy Advisor to former Vice President Joe Biden leading efforts to pass long-term transportation reauthorization with sustainable funding.
Based in China since 1985, Dr. Jonathan Woetzel has been instrumental in building McKinsey & Company’s China office. In addition to his work helping Chinese and other Asian businesses prepare for global growth, Jonathan is a director of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey’s business and economics research arm. He also leads McKinsey’s Cities Special Initiative and is responsible for convening McKinsey’s work with city, regional, and national authorities in more than 40 geographies around the world. He is a co-chair of the non-profit think tank, the Urban China Initiative—a joint venture of Columbia University, Tsinghua University, and McKinsey—that aims to develop and implement solutions to China’s urbanization challenges.
Jonathan has led numerous research efforts on global economic trends, including growth and productivity, urbanization, affordable housing, energy and sustainability, e-commerce, and the economic impact of the Internet, as well as on productivity growth and economic development in China and Asia.
Jonathan’s public sector work is extensive. He has advised national governments in Asia on improving the environment for foreign investors, national energy policy, and economic development strategies. He also leads work with local government authorities, having conducted more than 60 projects throughout China to support local economic development and transformation. This includes working extensively in real estate—specifically, on commercial revitalization—and advising on energy investment strategies and energy productivity and transparency, among other topics.
Jonathan works in the private sector as well, most often on topics related to corporate strategy, operations, and organization. He has served clients in industries such as energy, metals and mining, health care, telecommunications, and transportation. He supported the largest company in China in a fundamental restructuring that led to the then-largest foreign listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
Jonathan actively participates in a number of international forums and lectures at the Guanghua School of Business and the China-Europe International Business School, and is also an honorary lecturer at Jiaotong University’s Antai Business School.
Published widely in both Chinese and international publications, Jonathan has written five books on China, including Capitalist China: Strategies for a Revolutionized Economy (Wiley & Sons, 2003), Operation China: From Strategy to Execution (Harvard Business Press, 2007), and One Hour China (Towson Press, 2013). He has also co-authored, with Richard Dobbs and James Manyika,No Ordinary Disruption: The Four Global Forces Breaking All the Trends(PublicAffairs, May 2015).
A US citizen, Jonathan is proficient in Mandarin, Spanish, and German.
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