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OCTOBER 16-18, 2018

Join us at INTERSECT18 as we build transportation’s foundation for the future.

About the Conference

INTERSECT18 leans into the future of transportation, developing and sharing usable and actionable information to deploy leading edge technologies and mobility solutions on America’s roadways.

We’ll discuss all the major issues facing transportation, but this conference will be all about providing actionable information and training that will prepare people in the ITS and tech industries for the future of transportation. If we’re talking about cybersecurity, it will be at the intersection level. If we’re discussing connected vehicles, it will be at the road level. Attendees will leave this event with action they can actually deploy in the field.

View our #talkITS magazine for a recap of INTERSECT17.

WHERE

GRIDSMART Technologies, Inc. Headquarters
Knoxville, TN

WHEN

Tuesday – Thursday
October 16 – October 18, 2018

What You Will Learn

Preparation

Determine the best investment criteria for ensuring safety, efficiency, and cybersecurity as your community evolves into the autonomous vehicle future.

Operations

Use hands-on exercises to learn and implement best practices to prepare your intersections for the future. Work with traffic professionals on vital skills such as networking traffic cabinets, grounding an intersection, or optimizing GRIDSMART equipment.

Data

Study real-world applications for collecting, retaining, and applying fused traffic data to optimize your intersection for safety and efficiency.

Speakers

Drew
Philp
Author, A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and an American City
Randell
Iwasaki
Executive Director, Contra Costa Transportation Authority
Elaina
Farnsworth
CEO, The NEXT Education

Gabrielle
Bosché

Founder & President, Millennial Solution

Catherine
McCollough

Founder & Executive Director, Intelligent Car Coalition

Carlos
Whittaker

Author, Speaker, Disruptor

“I love civil engineers, I do… But the answer was always concrete and re-bar, and the stuff that goes in the traffic control box is an after thought… No, it’s all about data, it’s about innovation… We should be doing dynamic signal control everywhere.”

Paul Brubaker

The Alliance for Transportation Innovation, Inc.

Schedule

7:30 AM

Breakfast

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Meal, Break

WHERE
Main Tent
9:00 AM

Welcome

By Bill Malkes, CEO, GRIDSMART

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

General

WHERE
Auditorium
9:15 AM

Be a Moment Maker (Keynote)

By Carlos Whittaker, Author, Speaker, Disruptor

9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Keynote

WHERE
Auditorium
11:00 AM

Cyber Preparation

By Tony Rucci, Director, Information Security & Threat Intelligence, GRIDSMART

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

General

WHERE
Auditorium
11:00 AM

Introduction to ITS Certification

By THE NEXT Education

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Introduction to ITS Certification is a personal development course. The participant will be led through a high-level view of Intelligent Transportation Systems concepts and techniques as a means of developing a foundation for understanding and appreciating the importance of certification in career advancement in ITS. The class will include an overview of how to progress through the ITS Certification Process.

Training

WHERE
Axe Room
11:00 AM

Fiber vs. Ethernet: GRIDSMART R&D

By Nick Coffey, Field Application Engineer, GRIDSMART

11:00 - 11:50 AM

Fiber vs. Ethernet: GRIDSMART R&D is an introduction to GRIDSMART’s fiber project. Nick will discuss GRIDSMART’s fiber projects – various test sites, purpose, results, and benefits.
Class limit: 8

Training

WHERE
Software Lab
11:00 AM

Networking GS2

By John Isaac, Director of Software Engineering, GRIDSMART

11:00 - 11:50 AM

Your GS2 is an extremely powerful tool for everything from value added data analysis to situational awareness. To get the most out of your GS2, integration into your network is critical. Learn fundamentals, best practices, and lessons from the field in this course that will bring new perspectives for both the novice and experienced GS2 user. You will complete the course with an understanding of how to get the most out of the most powerful piece of equipment in the industry.
Class limit: 6

Training

WHERE
Training Room 1
12:00 PM

Lunch

12:00 - 12:45 PM

Meal, Break

WHERE
Main Tent
1:00 PM

Keynote

By Randy Iwasaki, Executive Director, Contra Costa Transportation Authority

1:00 - 1:45 PM

Keynote

WHERE
Auditorium
1:00 PM

Introduction to Cybersecurity for Infrastructure

By Tony Rucci, Director, Information Security & Threat Intelligence, GRIDSMART

1:00 - 1:50 PM

Introduction to Cybersecurity for Infrastructure will acquaint participants with the fundamentals of cybersecurity for infrastructure as Tony discusses TCP/IP protocols, navigation on the network, and how all the infrastructure impacts the entire city. Learn about areas of key concern, resources, and how to get started in growing your understanding of this significantly important emerging issue. This class is a prerequisite for Cyber Security Self-Assessment and Pentesting Compared and Contrasted to Passive Testing. Network professionals are not required to take this class to participate in the more advanced courses.
Class limit: 8

Training

WHERE
Axe Room
1:00 PM

GRIDSMART Best Practices

By Rusty Russell, Field Application Engineer, GRIDSMART

1:00 - 1:50 PM

In the GRIDSMART Best Practices course, students will participate in hands-on activities to review GRIDSMART installation best practices. A laptop computer is required.

Training

WHERE
Training Room 2
2:00 PM

Training Best Practices

By Elaina Farnsworth, CEO, The NEXT Education,
Gil Pena, VDOT Traffic Signal Supervisor, Richmond District

2:00 - 2:45 PM

General

WHERE
Auditorium
2:00 PM

Trouble Shooting Network Communications

By Steve Atkins, Northeast Signal

2:00 - 2:50 PM

Network communications drive efficiency in ITS. Steve will walk advanced users through real-world examples of pitfalls and common challenges while leading the class through a methodical protocol for troubleshooting network communication issues from the traffic cabinet to your TMC.
Class limit: 6

Training

WHERE
Training Room 1
2:00 PM

Preventive Maintenance for Signal Operation

By Chris Robson, Field Application Engineer, GRIDSMART

2:00 - 2:50 PM

A preventive maintenance program reduces the number of traffic signal failures and ensures the proper operation of traffic control devices. In Preventative Maintenance for Signal Operation, Chris will review common preventative maintenance strategies and provide a hands-on look at stressed and broken components.
Class limit: 4

Training

WHERE
The Space
3:00 PM

Building Your City Through ITS

Panel

3:00 - 3:45 PM

Panel Details:
Jeff Price, CTO, GRIDSMART, Moderator
Tim Deitz, Operations Manager, Lancaster Department of Transportation
Jim Dickinson, Principal Traffic Engineer, City of West Des Moines
Tom Grice, Electrical Crew Leader, City of Kamloops
Jody Carriere, Traffic Signal Engineer, Clark County, Washington

General, Panel

WHERE
TBA
3:00 PM

How to Safely and Efficiently Manage Knockdowns

By Pablo Torres, Field Application Engineer, GRIDSMART

3:00 - 3:50 PM

What do you do when you get a call at 2 a.m. because someone skipped the curb and plowed down the cabinet? How do you assess the damage? How do you safely return the intersection to operation? When is it acceptable to leave the site? In How to Safely and Efficiently Manage Knockdowns, Pablo will walk you through the management of knockdowns.
Class limit: 8

Training

WHERE
The Space
3:00 PM

Introduction to Autonomy

By Alex Polonsky, The NEXT Education

3:00 - 3:50 PM

Introduction to Autonomy will be a hands-on 50-minute session hosted by The NEXT Education in collaboration with the Detroit Autonomous Vehicle Club. In this session, we will explain how automated vehicles are turning one hundred years of conventional wisdom on its head. Watch, and follow, as instructor Alex Polonsky actually assembles an autonomous vehicle during this one-hour session. The completed kit is yours to keep after the session.

4:00 PM

Keynote

By Catherine McCullough, Founder, Executive Director at Intelligent Car Coalition

4:00 - 4:45 PM

Keynote

WHERE
Auditorium
4:00 PM

Trouble Shooting the Traffic Cabinet

By Steve Atkins, Northeast Signal

4:00 - 4:50 PM

Traffic cabinets are getting more complex, so Steve will teach troubleshooting tricks and techniques that are applicable no matter what type of controller or detection system you have deployed.
Class limit: 6

Training

WHERE
The Space
4:00 PM

Cybersecurity Self-Assessments

By Tony Rucci, Director, Information Security & Threat Intelligence, GRIDSMART

4:00 - 4:50 PM

Build on the fundamental understanding of Intro to Cybersecurity for Infrastructure to understand techniques, strategies, and resources you can leverage to perform self-assessments of your current environment to identify areas where you can enhance your security.
Class limit: 8

Training

WHERE
Manhattan Project Building
6:30 PM

Dinner

6:30 - 9:30 PM

GRIDSMART Hall of Fame Award

Dinner

WHERE
River View Valley Farm. For more information, visit: http://www.rvffarm.com/
7:45 AM

Breakfast

7:45 AM - 8:45 AM

Meal, Break

WHERE
Main Tent
9:00 AM

Welcome

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

General

WHERE
Auditorium
9:15 AM

ITS is the Center of Rebuilding a City

By Drew Philp, Author of "A $500 house in Detroit"

9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

General

WHERE
Auditorium
9:45 AM

Cybersecurity Pentesting vs Passive Network Assessments

By Tony Rucci, Director, Information Security & Threat Intelligence, GRIDSMART

9:45 AM - 11:50 AM

Build on the fundamental understanding of Intro to Cybersecurity for Infrastructure to understand techniques, strategies, and resources to assess your current environment through non-volatile assessment techniques that are easy on your budget, but deliver strong value to your security posture.
Class Limit: 4

Training

WHERE
Manhattan Project Building
11:00 AM

Networking GS2

By John Isaac, Director of Software Engineering, GRIDSMART

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Your GS2 is an extremely powerful tool for everything from value-added data analysis to situational awareness. To get the most out of your GS2, integration into your network is critical. Learn fundamentals, best practices, and lessons from the field in this course that will bring new perspectives for both the novice and experienced GS2 user. You will complete the course with an understanding of how to get the most out of the most powerful piece of equipment in the industry.
Class limit: 6

Training

WHERE
Training Room 1
11:00 AM

TBA

By Kirk Steudle, Director, Michigan Department of Transportation

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

General

WHERE
TBA
11:00 AM

Traffic Signals 101

By Sharoya Hall, Field Application Engineer, GRIDSMART

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Traffic Signals 101 is an entry-level course for individuals new to the traffic industry or just seeking a refresher course. Participants will gain a basic understanding of traffic signal systems, control devices, various detection systems, signal timing, and preemption technologies.
Class limit: 6

Training

WHERE
The Space
1:00 PM

GRIDSMART Best Practices

By Rusty Russell, Field Application Engineer, GRIDSMART

1:00 AM - 1:50 PM

In the GRIDSMART Best Practices course, students will participate in hands-on activities to review GRIDSMART installation best practices. A laptop computer is required.

Training

WHERE
Training Room 2
1:00 PM

Proper Grounding of the Traffic Cabinet & GRIDSMART System

By Tim Kinnon, Coastal Traffic

1:00 AM - 1:50 PM

The world is moving from analog to digital and new sources of noise, such as LED street lights, are everywhere. Be ahead of the game as Master Electrician Tim Kinnon walks participants through the step-by-step process for grounding both your traffic cabinet and the GRIDSMART system.
Class limit: 6

Training

WHERE
The Space
1:00 PM

How to Join the GRIDSMART Beta Testing Program

By John Isaac, Director of Software Engineering, GRIDSMART

1:00 AM - 1:50 PM

Do you like pushing boundaries while being an influence on the product? Join John to learn the process to become a GRIDSMART Beta Tester. As a Beta Tester, you will get early access to GRIDSMART technology, special incentives, and the opportunity to influence the most customer-friendly products in the industry. John will explain the process, the expectations, the benefits, and history of the GRIDSMART customer beta program. The class and the program are open to municipal customers exclusively.
Class limit: 8

Training

WHERE
Training Room 1
2:00 PM

Introduction to Total Quality Management & Continuous Improvement

By Ed Miles, Director of Leadership Development, GRIDSMART

2:00 - 2:50 PM

Ed consults for companies across the globe on quality management and continuous improvement. These topics are not just for Fortune 500 companies; join Ed as he provides a layman's overview for TQM with actionable items you can implement today to move your organization to a TQM Model.
Class limit: 8

Training

WHERE
Axe Room
2:00 PM

Trouble Shooting Network Communications

By Steve Atkins, Northeast Signal

2:00 - 2:50 PM

Network communications drive efficiency in ITS. Steve will walk advanced users through real-world examples of pitfalls and common challenges while leading the class through a methodical protocol for troubleshooting network communication issues from the traffic cabinet to your TMC.
Class limit: 6

Training

WHERE
The Space
2:00 PM

Preventive Maintenance for Signal Operation

By Chris Robson, Field Application Engineer, GRIDSMART

2:00 - 2:50 PM

A preventive maintenance program reduces the number of traffic signal failures and ensures the proper operation of traffic control devices. In Preventative Maintenance for Signal Operation, Chris will review common preventative maintenance strategies and provide a hands-on look at stressed and broken components.
Class limit: 4

Training

WHERE
The Space
3:00 PM

Overview of Connected Vehicles

By Glen Konopaskie, The NEXT Education

3:00 - 3:50 PM

Overview of Connected Vehicles walks participants through the evolution and possible future of connected vehicles. It describes the profound changes being driven throughout the automotive industry by rapid advances in on-board processing power, wireless communications, and cloud analytics. In this one-hour session, participants will get an overview of major consortia and education in Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V), Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I), and Vehicle-to-X (V2X) technologies.
Class limit: 8

Training

WHERE
Axe Room
3:00 PM

How to Safely and Efficiently Manage Knockdowns

By Pablo Torres, Field Application Engineer, GRIDSMART

3:00 - 3:50 PM

What do you do when you get a call at 2 a.m. because someone skipped the curb and plowed down the cabinet? How do you assess the damage? How do you safely return the intersection to operation? When is it acceptable to leave the site? In How to Safely and Efficiently Manage Knockdowns, Pablo will walk you through the management of knockdowns.
Class limit: 8

Training

WHERE
The Space
4:00 PM

Cybersecurity Self-Assessments

By Tony Rucci, Director, Information Security & Threat Intelligence, GRIDSMART

4:00 - 4:50 PM

Build on the fundamental understanding of Intro to Cybersecurity for Infrastructure to understand techniques, strategies, and resources you can leverage to perform self-assessments of your current environment to identify areas where you can enhance your security.
Class limit: 8

Training

WHERE
Manhattan Project Building
4:00 PM

GRIDSMART Triage: From Freshdesk to the Field

By Randall Lowery, Field Application Engineer, GRIDSMART

4:00 - 4:50 PM

In GRIDSMART Triage: From Freshdesk to the Field, Randall walks you through various troubleshooting scenarios, where to find answers to common issues, and how to troubleshoot. Students will also cover basic controller and Processor settings that can affect detection operation.
Class limit: 6

Training

WHERE
Training Room 1
10:00 AM

Trouble Shooting Network Communications

By Steve Atkins, Northeast Signal

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Network communications drive efficiency in ITS. Steve will walk advanced users through real-world examples of pitfalls and common challenges while leading the class through a methodical protocol for troubleshooting network communication issues from the traffic cabinet to your TMC.
Class limit: 6

Training

WHERE
Training Room 1
11:00 AM

Preventive Maintenance for Signal Operation

By Chris Robson, Field Application Engineer, GRIDSMART

11:00 - 11:50 AM

A preventive maintenance program reduces the number of traffic signal failures and ensures the proper operation of traffic control devices. In Preventative Maintenance for Signal Operation, Chris will review common preventative maintenance strategies and provide a hands-on look at stressed and broken components.
Class limit: 4

Training

WHERE
The Space
11:00 AM

Cybersecurity Self-Assessments

By Tony Rucci, Director, Information Security & Threat Intelligence, GRIDSMART

11:00 - 11:50 AM

Build on the fundamental understanding of Intro to Cybersecurity for Infrastructure to understand techniques, strategies, and resources you can leverage to perform self-assessments of your current environment to identify areas where you can enhance your security.
Class limit: 8

Training

WHERE
Manhattan Project Building
1:00 PM

Fiber vs. Ethernet: GRIDSMART R&D

By Nick Coffey, Field Application Engineer, GRIDSMART

1:00 - 1:50 PM

Fiber vs. Ethernet: GRIDSMART R&D is an introduction to GRIDSMART’s fiber project. Nick will discuss GRIDSMART’s fiber projects – various test sites, purpose, results, and benefits.
Class limit: 8

Training

WHERE
Software Lab
1:00 PM

Networking GS2

By John Isaac, Director of Software Engineering, GRIDSMART

1:00 - 1:50 PM

Your GS2 is an extremely powerful tool for everything from value-added data analysis to situational awareness. To get the most out of your GS2, integration into your network is critical. Learn fundamentals, best practices, and lessons from the field in this course that will bring new perspectives for both the novice and experienced GS2 user. You will complete the course with an understanding of how to get the most out of the most powerful piece of equipment in the industry.
Class limit: 6

Training

WHERE
Training Room 1
1:00 PM

GRIDSMART Best Practices

By Rusty Russell, Field Application Engineer, GRIDSMART

1:00 - 1:50 PM

In the GRIDSMART Best Practices course, students will participate in hands-on activities to review GRIDSMART installation best practices. A laptop computer is required.

Training

WHERE
Training Room 2
2:00 PM

Cybersecurity Pentesting vs Passive Network Assessments

By Tony Rucci, Director, Information Security & Threat Intelligence, GRIDSMART

2:00 - 2:50 PM

Build on the fundamental understanding of Intro to Cybersecurity for Infrastructure to understand techniques, strategies, and resources to assess your current environment through non-volatile assessment techniques that are easy on your budget, but deliver strong value to your security posture.
Class Limit: 4

Training

WHERE
Manhattan Project Building
2:00 PM

Trouble Shooting the Traffic Cabinet

By Steve Atkins, Northeast Signal

2:00 - 2:50 PM

Traffic cabinets are getting more complex, so Steve will teach troubleshooting tricks and techniques that are applicable no matter what type of controller or detection system you have deployed.
Class limit: 6

Training

WHERE
The Space
3:00 PM

Overview of Connected Vehicles

Glen Konopaskie, The NEXT Education

3:00 - 3:50 PM

Overview of Connected Vehicles walks participants through the evolution and possible future of connected vehicles. It describes the profound changes being driven throughout the automotive industry by rapid advances in on-board processing power, wireless communications, and cloud analytics. In this one-hour session, participants will get an overview of major consortia and education in Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V), Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I), and Vehicle-to-X (V2X) technologies.
Class limit: 8

Training

WHERE
Axe Room
3:00 PM

How to Safely and Efficiently Manage Knockdowns

By Pablo Torres, Field Application Engineer, GRIDSMART

3:00 - 3:50 PM

What do you do when you get a call at 2 a.m. because someone skipped the curb and plowed down the cabinet? How do you assess the damage? How do you safely return the intersection to operation? When is it acceptable to leave the site? In How to Safely and Efficiently Manage Knockdowns, Pablo will walk you through the management of knockdowns.
Class limit: 8

Training

WHERE
The Space
4:00 PM

GRIDSMART Triage: From Freshdesk to the Field

By Randall Lowery, Field Application Engineer, GRIDSMART

4:00 - 4:50 PM

In GRIDSMART Triage: From Freshdesk to the Field, Randall walks you through various troubleshooting scenarios, where to find answers to common issues, and how to troubleshoot. Students will also cover basic controller and Processor settings that can affect detection operation.
Class limit: 6

Training

WHERE
Training Room 1

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