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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 and Registration

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration is open. Have a bite to eat, plan out your day and connect with fellow attendees.

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 Panel

Panel

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Panel Details:
Tony Rucci, Director, Information Security & Threat Intelligence, GRIDSMART
Bill Dean, Senior Manager, LBMC Information Security Services Division
Adrian Sanabria, Vice President of Strategy and Product Marketing at NopSec

Panel

WHERE
Auditorium
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 - 1:50 PM

Keynote

WHERE
Auditorium
2:00 PM

Training Best Practices - Panel

Panel

2:00 - 2:50 PM

Panel Details:
Carl Shaw, Senior VP, GRIDSMART, Moderator
Elaina Farnsworth, CEO, NEXT Education
Gil Pena, VDOT Traffic Signal Supervisor, Richmond District
Robby Downey, NABCO Electric Company

Panel

WHERE
Auditorium
3:00 PM

Building Your City Through ITS

Panel

3:00 - 3:50 PM

Participants discuss real-world transportation needs in their city and how they are solving today's
problems while positioning for tomorrow.

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

Panel

WHERE
Auditorium
4:00 PM

Keynote: More Than the Car: Preparing for the Future of All Transportation

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

4:00 - 4:50 PM

In 2012, Catherine saw that the diverse auto, tech and telecommunications industries would converge and transform transportation, and began talking about the societal benefits of autonomous and connected vehicles. She built the Intelligent Car Coalition and helped guide members through newly emerging regulatory territory. She created and executed strategies that helped shape the marketplace into one that welcomes life-saving innovations. Catherine will share her expertise on how cities prepare for CV, V2I and V2X needs.

Keynote

WHERE
Auditorium
7:00 PM

Dinner - RiverView Family Farm

7:00 - 9:30 PM

GRIDSMART Hall of Fame Award

Dinner

WHERE
RiverView Family Farm. For more information, visit: http://www.rvffarm.com/
7:45 AM

Breakfast and Registration

7:45 AM - 8:45 AM

Registration is open. Have a bite to eat, plan out your day and connect with fellow attendees.

Meal, Break

WHERE
Main Tent
9:00 AM

Welcome

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

General

WHERE
Auditorium
9:15 AM

Keynote

By Kirk Steudle, Director, Michigan Department of Transportation

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Keynote

WHERE
Auditorium
10:30 AM

ITS is the Center of Rebuilding a City

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

10:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Keynote

WHERE
Auditorium
12:00 PM

Lunch

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Meal

WHERE
Main Tent
1:00 PM

Keynote

By Shailen Bhatt, President & CEO, Intelligent Transportation Society of America

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Keynote

WHERE
Auditorium
2:00 PM

Managing Extreme Variability in Traffic Flow Through ITS

Panel

2:00 - 2:50 PM

Participants discuss real-world transportation needs unique to college towns, urban environments
and tourist towns.

Panel Details:
Regina Hopper, GRIDSMART, Moderator
Eric Itzel, Sevierville, TN
David Filiatreau, PE, PTOE, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
Joseph Lam, Independent Advisor on Intelligent Transport Systems
Fred Eshraghi, Traffic Engineer, City of Norwalk; President, ITS Connecticut

Panel

WHERE
Auditorium
3:00 PM

The Butterfly Effect

By Kevin M. Johnson, Traffic Signal Maintenance Supervisor, Traffic Operations
North Carolina Department of Transportation

3:00 - 3:30 PM

Have you ever heard of the butterfly effect? It’s the “Phenomenon whereby a minute localized change in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere. It originates from the notion that a butterfly fluttering in Rio de Janeiro could change the weather in Chicago.” Sometimes people start this process completely unaware of the amazing impact they had on someone else’s life. Kevin Johnson will share how sitting in the crowd at INTERSECT led them to him chasing his lifelong passion.

General

WHERE
Auditorium
3:30 PM

Rollout of NEXT ITS Workforce

By Elaina Farnsworth, CEO, NEXT Education

3:30 - 4:15 PM

Keynote

WHERE
Auditorium
4:15 PM

Keynote

By Malcolm Dougherty, National Practice Lead-Transportation, Michael Baker International
Former Director of Caltrans

4:15 - 5:00 PM

Keynote

WHERE
Auditorium
6:30 PM

Dinner - Maple Hall

6:30 - 9:30 PM

Maple Hall Bowling

Dinner

WHERE
Maple Hall. For more information, visit: http://maplehallknox.com/.
7:45 AM

Breakfast and Registration

7:45 - 8:45 AM

Registration is open. Have a bite to eat, plan out your day and connect with fellow attendees.

Meal, Break

WHERE
Main Tent
9:00 AM

Welcome

By Bill Malkes, CEO, GRIDSMART

9:00 - 9:15 AM

Welcome

General

WHERE
Auditorium
9:15 AM

Keynote

By Shannon Miller, 7-time Olympic Gold Medalist & Cancer Survivor

9:15 - 11:45 AM

Keynote

Keynote

WHERE
Auditorium
12:00 PM

Lunch

12:00 - 12:45 PM

Break, Meal

WHERE
Main Tent
1:00 PM

Keynote

By Gabrielle Bosche, Founder & President, The Millenial Solution

1:00 - 2:30 PM

Millennials are not pursuing leadership, climbing the ‘career ladder’ or managing their peers like their parents did. Why? Organizational leaders don’t think like Millennials. And Millennials don’t think like the men and women leading organizations. Organizations of every size that refuse to adjust to Millennials will lose out on America’s biggest opportunity.

Gabrielle will present on emerging generational trends, including the strategies to manage expectations of young employees, identify generational clash points, and engage each of the generations. In this interactive presentation, she will provide attendees practical skills to understand the science of Millennial motivation, techniques to bridge the generation gap and overcome
generational stereotypes, and proven best practices to retain Millennial employees.

Keynote

WHERE
Auditorium
2:30 PM

Keynote

By Catherine McGhee, Director of Research, Virginia Transportation Research Council

2:30 - 3:20 PM

Keynote

WHERE
Auditorium
3:30 PM

Updated SPaT Challenge Resources (Keynote)

By Patrick Son, P.E. Managing Director, National Operations Center of Excellence

3:30 - 4:00 PM

If you are involved or considering deploying Connected Vehicle equipment for the SPaT Challenge, this session will give attendees an overview of some of the latest resources that have become available and share their insights. The discussion will include the infrastructure system model concept of operations, system requirements and procurement resources, a general overview of the progress of the SPaT Challenge as well as the progress we expect to see in the next couple of years.

Keynote

WHERE
Auditorium
4:15 PM

Panel: Smart Cities

Panel

4:15 - 5:00 PM

Panel Details:
Jeff Price, CTO, GRIDSMART, Moderator
Derek Johnson, Senior Business Development Manager, EtherWAN
Alistair Gollop, International Perspective on Smart City Planning
Greg Dotson, P.E., Vice President / Engineer Manager, Neel-Schaffer, Inc.
David Mooso, Signals & Lighting Supervisor, City of Campbell, CA

Smart Cities mean different things to different people. Join the discussion as our panelist bring unique and diverse opinions to what they think you need to know about Smart Cities from how to involve the community in planning to what the backbone should be made of to how they do it across the pond.

Panel

WHERE
Auditorium
5:00 PM

Fireside with Bill

By Bill Malkes, CEO, GRIDSMART

5:00 - 5:30 PM

General

WHERE
Auditorium
6:30 PM

Dinner - Relix Variety Theatre for Casino Night

6:30 - 9:30 PM

Dinner

WHERE
Relix Variety Theatre. For more information, visit: https://www.relixvariety.com/.

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