Kris Bailey began his career in the insurance industry. He was extensively trained in loss mitigation and risk management procedures. Aer that, he ran multiple successful businesses in various ﬁelds before ﬁnally ﬁnding his home with Electric Cab. He currently serves as the COO and is responsible for launching new cities using the business model built by Electric Cab.
He also volunteers me by serving on various boards and commissions. He is Chair of the Austin Impact Fee Advisory Committee, Vice Chair of the Committee for Financial Planning for the Austin Water Ulity and has served in other capacities on other boards.
Kris would like to see his vision of a cleaner, safer future for the next generation realized. His ﬁrm belief in forming partnerships with like-minded individuals and organizations, to work together toward the common goal of making this planet a better place for everyone, especially our children. This begins with clean and eﬃcient modes of transportation.
Adnan Baykal, Global Technical Advisor
Global Cyber Alliance
Adnan Baykal is the Global Technical Advisor for the Global Cyber Alliance, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate cyber risks around the globe. Before taking this role, Mr. Baykal served as Vice President of Operations at the Center for Internet Security (CIS), an internationally recognized not-for-profit organization that provides cybersecurity services and support to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments throughout the United States. Mr. Baykal oversaw all technical incident response and forensic analysis activities for CIS and for the Multi-State Information-Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). Prior to this role, Mr. Baykal served as the Vice President of Security Services as well as the Director of the CIS Cybersecurity Emergency Response Team (CERT). As the Director of CIS CERT, he managed a highly select group of expertly skilled individuals responsible for providing rapid cybersecurity and incident response services to all state and local governments across the United States. Mr. Baykal is acknowledged internationally as a technical expert in cybersecurity. With over a decade of experience leading complex operations in large-scale network monitoring, incident response, computer forensics and malware analysis, Mr. Baykal has become a global resource for detecting, identifying, analyzing and combating cyber threats on enterprise systems and networks. Over the course of his career, Mr. Baykal has supported public and private sector enterprises in increasing their cybersecurity posture and in improving their practice. With academic degrees in both applied mathematics and in Computer science, he worked closely with the FBI, the United States Secret Service, and other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies using his cybersecurity expertise and operational experience. His engaging ability to clearly explain complex technical subjects has made him a much sought-after subject matter expert.
Carlos Braceras is executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation, a position he has held since May 2013. A native of New Jersey, Carlos came to work at UDOT in 1986 because, quite honestly, he loved the skiing in Utah. In the 30 years that have passed since then, he has helped to shape UDOT’s strategic direction and its mission of innovating transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance the quality of life, making it one of the most respected and influential DOT’s in the nation. Today his influence extends beyond the state of Utah through his service on a number of national and regional boards and committees including chair of ITS America, chair of RUC West, vice president of the American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials, Chair of the AASHTO Subcommittee on Design, Chair of the Center for Environmental Excellence Advisory Board, member of the Board and Directors, and immediate past president of the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
Chief Security Officer
Elizabeth previously led crisis management for the Americas at Apple, Inc. She also served as Plan Manager, Weapons of Mass Destruction, with the City of New York and as Senior Director with the Chertoff Group in Washington, D.C., where she advised public and private sector clients on issues related to counter terrorism, cyber security, crisis management, health preparedness and infrastructure protection.
Richard Dillon, Chief Innovation Officer
University City Schools
Mark Dowd, Executive Director
Smart City Lab
Dr. Greer previously served as Associate Director for Programs in the NIST Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) and Acting Senior Advisor for Cloud Computing. In these positions, he was responsible for strategic planning for information technology initiatives across ITL, including its data and cloud computing efforts.
Prior to joining NIST, Chris served as Assistant Director for Information Technology R&D in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and Cybersecurity Liaison to the National Security Staff. His responsibilities there included networking and information technology research and development, cybersecurity, and digital scientific data access.
He has also served as Director of the National Coordination Office for the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program. This program coordinates IT R&D investments across the Federal government, including the cyber-physical systems research portfolio.
Prior to undertaking government service, Chris was a member of the tenured faculty at the University of California, Irvine, where his research focused on gene expression.
Executive Director of the Community Investment Trust with Mercy Corps Global Innovations Team since Feb. 2018. Previously, he was executive director of Mercy Corps Northwest, the domestic arm of Mercy Corps, for 15 years. From 1997-2002, he was vice president of ShoreBank Pacific, a start-up sustainable development bank in Portland, Oregon. From1996-97 he was senior finance advisor to the Czech National Environmental Fund in Prague, working for Chemonics. From 1994-95 he was executive director of Trenton Business Assistance Corporation, an economic development loan fund in Trenton, NJ. From 1986-1991 he worked in various corporate banking and commercial lending positions with First Interstate Bank of Oregon (now Wells Fargo Bank). He is a graduate of the University of Wyoming and native of Laramie, Wyoming.
Kent serves as head of business development at VectoIQ LLC where he helps source, develop and manage the firm’s advisory relationships and investments in automotive tech and smart mobility startups. He has led or co-led the diligence of over one hundred technology startups in the past year. Kent also develops the firm’s relationships with large industry organizations while advancing the firm’s presence in the automotive and mobility ecosystems in the U.S., Israel, Europe and Korea.
He currently advises several portfolio companies and serves as Interim COO for Nervtech Ltd. an advanced driving simulator technology company. Kent is also a mentor for the Techstars Mobility Accelerator and the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA).
Kent comes to VectoIQ LLC with over 20 years of financial markets and global investing experience, largely focused on the automotive industry. Early in his career, he was research analyst and vice president at Capital Research & Management Company where he personally managed over $1 billion in automotive and industrial public equity assets. Before joining VectoIQ he was founding partner and portfolio manager for Culmen Capital Management LLC, a New York based investment firm specializing in global automotive, industrial and industrial technology related companies. Prior to Culmen Capital, Kent had a stint as director of equity research at XP Investimentos CCTVM, Brazil’s largest independent broker dealer, in their São Paulo office. He led the development and launch of the firm’s fundamental equity research product and helped open their New York office. Kent has also spent time in India where he researched Indian investments and was visiting lecturer in marketing and finance at Jarangirabad Institute of Technology MBA program. He started his career at Citibank N.A. as a corporate trust officer and then as an associate in Citicorp Securities’ Municipal Finance group.
He previously has served as an alumni council member for Phillips Academy Andover as well as an regional advisory board member for the national non-profit BUILD. Kent holds a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business where he was a Corporate Executive Fellow.
Originally from a real estate background, with experience in growing startups, I am really just a guy who loves sports and making a difference to the masses.
Steve Mylroie, President
Sr. Director, Special Projects
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Rani Narula-Woods is the Sr. Director, Special Projects in the Office of Extraordinary Innovation at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro). She leads the agency’s new mobility programming and is responsible for the delivery of the agency’s first on-demand service offering, Metro MicroTransit. The new service is set to launch in 2019. Details available at www.metro.net/microTransit
Most recently, Rani advised the Seattle Department of Transportation on new mobility planning and services and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation on public-private partnerships. She previously led West Coast programming for the Shared-Use Mobility Center and was the lead planner for the nation’s first Shared Mobility Action Plan.
Rani speaks regularly on the integration of emerging technology and the adoption of user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) principles and design. Rani is an active member of the region’s civic transit community as she begins her fourth year serving on the Board of Move LA.
Skip is a frequent speaker on technology trends and topics, economic development, public-private partnerships and civic innovation.
Before joining the TAO, Skip served as an economic development policy advisor to Portland Mayor Sam Adams, where he helped create Portland’s first comprehensive economic development strategy in 16 years, recognizing software as a key industry cluster.
While at the City of Portland, Skip’s projects included the adoption of the nation’s first open source software procurement policy at the municipal level, an award-winning regional open data initiative and the development of resources to support entrepreneurship, like the Portland Seed Fund.
Previously, Skip was a corporate and IP attorney and entrepreneur.
Hiroaki Nishi was a researcher of Real World Computing Partnership from 1999 and the Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd in 2002. Now, he is Professor of Keio University. He was a member of IEEE-SA Smart Grid Vision Project, IEEE 2030, and ITU-T Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities WG2. He is a member of IEEE P1451 and IEEE P2668. He is now chairperson of IEEE P1451-1-6. He was a chair of Smart Community Implementation Committee of Musashikosugi, Kawasaki City, a chair of Smart City Exploratory Committee of Nasushiobara City, and he is now a chair of Smart Community Implementation Committee of Urawamisono, Saitama City. According to these contributions of smart communities, he was a member or a chief of several committees of the Japanese government and ministries, such as MIC, MILT, MOE, METI, and NEDO.
Changsoo Park, General Manager Product Development Div. IoT Development Team
NTELS co, Ltd.
Bachelor. Electric electronics department. College of Engineering Hongik Univ. Seoul Korea
Master. Robotics. Engineering Graduate School Hongik Univ. Seoul Korea
2000.3 – 2001.12
Korea Land & Housing Cooperation. Land & Housing institute. Facility & Energy Research Lab.
2002.1 – 2004.12
Samsung C&T. Engineering & Construction Group. M&E Center.
2005.1 – 2012.12
LG/LS Industrial Systems. RFID/USN Technical Group.
2014.2 – 2018.present
NTELS co, ltd. Product Development Division.
Location Tracking with WPS(2011)
Robot Control with Neural Network Algorithm(2000). IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation
Smart Building Management with RFID/USN(2007). LSIS
IoT based Smart Building/Energy Platform for Smart City(2017). MIST
Smart Building(Samsung Construction Tower Palace II/III, Russia Lhaktar Tower…)
Smart City(Korea Government Busan City…) MIST
IoT Energy for Smart City(Korea Government Suwon City…) MIST
Jerry Power is the Executive Director of The Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM) at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. CTM and its board of corporate leaders are actively engaged in identifying emerging trends driven by the rapid evolution of digital communications technologies and services. Through its research and educational programs, the Institute explores the new opportunities and challenges for the business community in the age of mobility, broadband, and digital content. CTM embraces our increasingly dynamic market and harnesses the thought leadership of the University and our member companies to find new ways to thrive in this evolving business climate.
Jerry is also a founding member of the I3 Consortium. I3 is working to create an opensource Internet-of-Things meta layer that allows communities of independent IOT device owners to work together as active members of the expanding data ecosystem. The consortium recognizes the importance and the personalized nature of privacy, trust, and incentives as key enablers of a sustainable, managed, and networked IOT infrastructure that supports collaborative IOT environments.
He is currently leading the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) which aims to create a replicable and scalable model for collaborative incubation and deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) solutions to improve the quality of life in smart cities around the world.
He previously served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow on CPS, a program by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. During his fellowship, he co-led the SmartAmerica Challenge, which brought together IoT technologies and CPS across the nation to demonstrate how they can provide concrete examples of the socio-economic benefits.
Prior to joining US government, he was Co-founder and CTO of Millennial Net, Inc., which was one of the first to successfully commercialize low-power wireless network and Internet of Things technology from academia. His work and achievements have been recognized through awards including MIT Technology Review’s Top Innovators under 35 and Red Herring’s Top 5 Innovators. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Senior Broadband Program Specialist
National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) – BroadbandUSA
Ms. Rice focuses on the development of new broadband initiatives for local, state and tribal governments as well as planning and implementation efforts for Smart Cities and Communities projects. Prior to joining BroadbandUSA, she managed tribal, state and rural infrastructure projects for the Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program (BTOP) and lead efforts on key issues impacting broadband deployment, open access, deployment in rural and tribal areas and sustainability. Ms. Rice is a member of the Federal Smart Grid Task Force and the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program (NTRID) Smart Cities and Communities Task Force. With a passion for telecommunications and broadband, Ms. Rice has worked with many stakeholders to expand broadband access and has been a primary author of several broadband related publications. Prior to joining NTIA, Ms. Rice was the CEO of a telecommunications consulting firm where she lead efforts for cities and states around the country to develop telecommunications regulations and policy and worked on broadband planning and deployment projects. She also was a Senior municipal consultant for the New York State Commission on Cable Television and served as a new technologies officer for NTIA. She received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Communications from the University of Wisconsin at Madison where she focused on telecommunications.
Sol Salinas is the Global Leader of Accenture’s Smart Cities practice and a North America Sustainability Practice Leader. He is responsible for the development and maintenance of a global Smart Cities offering and alliances with global Internet of Things (IoT) providers. He is involved with and often directly oversees the work of multi-disciplinary teams supporting Accenture’s work in cities across North America and throughout the world. As part of this effort, he leads Accenture’s digital work for the City of Chicago, representing the company in a unique Public Private Partnership with the city and various other public and private entities that intend to rapidly advance smart city development.
In addition, Sol’s responsibilities extend to helping expand Accenture’s sustainability presence across the US federal government, Health and Public Service (H&PS), Retail, Consumer Goods, Light Industrial, and Energy sectors globally. He has had overall program direction for various sustainability clients in North America and globally, with annual revenues exceeding $100 million, including the US Department of Energy (DOE), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the US General Services Administration (GSA), the US Department of Transportation (DOT), the World Bank- International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), and various global commercial strategy and sustainability clients.
Prior to joining the Accenture, Mr. Salinas was Founder and CEO of Blue Dot Environmental Consulting, a minority-owned small business specializing in strategic sustainability consulting. Mr. Salinas is a corporate sustainability subject-matter specialist with 25 years of experience in his field, 15 of which were spent in executive positions with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He was one of the founders of US EPA’s ENERGY STAR program and managed its growth from 1991 to 2005. He also served as Assistant Office Director of the US EPA Office of International Affairs where he managed international environmental programs in the areas of air, toxics, and water, including establishment of long-term program direction and financial operations. Specifically, Mr. Salinas developed and implemented a number of multilateral and bilateral public-private collaborations that served to advance US government international environmental priorities in the areas of climate change, mercury, and safe drinking water and sanitation. In the area of climate change, one notable success included leading a team of international program managers, policy experts, and communications professionals who helped support the US government’s launch of the Methane to Markets Partnership, a highly successful international public-private partnership to help reduce methane emissions that contribute to climate change. Similarly, in the area of toxics, he designed The Global Partnership for Mercury Management in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining, an international public-private partnership to reduce exposure to mercury from small scale mining activities. In the area of water, Mr. Salinas helped launch the Water Safety Action Network, a multilateral private-public partnership designed to promote the use of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Water Safety Plan concept in an effort to align resources of developed countries and donor institutions with the needs of developing countries.
Limor has international expertise as an attorney, market strategist, entrepreneur, innovator, blogger, speaker and moderator. Currently, she’s working with communications and connectivity members of TIA, as well as real estate and building systems companies, and municipal leaders developing the Smart Buildings Program. As an integral part and microcosm of Smart Communities, developing market understanding, frameworks, specifications and standards for intelligent real property that serves the needs of both the communications and real property ecosystems can be an avenue to accelerate Smart Community development.
Limor began her career as an attorney in Paris, France at the firm Gide Loyrette Nouel, and the bank Société Générale. Limor brings a particular understanding of developing immersive and interactive environments, having worked in the theme park and video game industries, before founding KeystoneTech Group, her market strategy and business development consultancy. She is also former President of the World Future Society DC, Co-founder, Chair Emeritus of the IPv6 Forum Israel Chapter, and co-founder of DCGames, an outdoor games fest, and the serious games meetup, Games Gateway.
Limor received her Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law; Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania; and Executive Program Business Degree from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. She is a non-practicing member of the California, Massachusetts and New York state bars.
Tore is a technology business leader with 20 years of expertise in strategy, business development, sales, and marketing for both publicly traded and private enterprises. Prior to CrowdStreet, Tore was instrumental in leading the product, sales, marketing, and business development efforts for Janrain. He took them from early stage rapid growth phases to becoming the recognized leader in the social identity space with a full user management platform and global enterprise customers. He has held senior leadership roles as the Vice President of Business and Corporate Development at WebTrends and Director of Business Development at EarthLink. Beyond his many years of work experience, Tore also sits on the Board of Directors for CrowdStreet, Board of Advisors for Nouvola and on the advisory council for St Thomas More school. Tore earned a Master of Business Administration from Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Notre Dame.
The Honorable David Strickland, currently a partner at the national law firm Venable LLP and
Counsel to the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets, served as the 14th Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) from 2010 – 2014. During his tenure he oversaw the creation of the first national fuel economy program in conjunction with the EPA, the launching of the Safety Pilot for the Vehicle to Vehicle Communications program for the U.S.
Department of Transportation/NHTSA, and issued the first statement of policy regarding the
testing of automated vehicles on public roads. Prior to his appointment to NHTSA, Mr. Strickland
served as Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, where he was responsible for
the staff oversight of the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Product Safety Commission
and NHTSA from 2001 – 2009.
Dr. Kangwei Woo, Executive Director