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National Transportation Data Challenge Summit

  • General Services Administration Headquarters 1800 F Street Northwest, Area 4250 (Presidential Innovation Fellows Space) Washington, DC, 20006 United States (map)

Nov. 9 2017, 9am ET

The summit will highlight innovations and public-private partnerships that are currently leveraging or could benefit from leveraging transportation safety data.  

Join us to hear exciting updates from industry, academia, nonprofits and government stakeholders, meet thought leaders and practitioners, and recognize the Challenge teams across the country who have been working on projects since the May 2017 initiative launch. 

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9am           Networking Breakfast + Icebreakers

9:30am      Category Huddles: Meet in your topic category with mentors, potential funders, and collaborators.  Facilitators will help the small groups map Challenges, Potential Solutions (projects represented in the room and through our networks), and Ideas for Collaboration:

  • Distracted Driving (Edgar Fuller, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and Renata Rawlings-Goss, Georgia Tech + South Hub)
  • Connected Vehicles (Melissa Cragin, University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign + Midwest Hub, and Elizabeth Zeitler, National Academies)
  • Weather/Emergency Response (Amy Unruh, Google, and Aaron Mannes, U.S. Department of Homeland Security)
  • Bike/Pedestrian Safety (Rene Baston and Katie Naum, Columbia University + Northeast Hub)
  • Multiple Data Streams (Dave Goodsmith, and Lea Shanley, UNC Chapel Hill + South Hub) 
  • Education/Curriculum Development (Sarah Stone, University of Washington + West Hub, and Jane Zanzig, University of Chicago / Data Science for Social Good)
  • Other / Wildcard Topic 

11am          Hands-on Tech Demonstrations / Posters and Lunch: featuring University of Central Florida, University of Nebraska, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and more!

12pm          Livestream Starts: Welcome Keynotes

  • Meredith Lee, Executive Director, West Big Data Innovation Hub
  • Daniel Morgan, Chief Data Officer and Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Amen Ra Mashariki, Former Chief Analytics Officer of New York City; Urban Analytics Lead at Esri; Fellow at the Harvard Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation

1pm             Distracted Driving | Connected Vehicles | Weather + Emergency Response

  • Edgar Fuller, AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, U.S. Department of Homeland Security 
  • Charles Fay, SHRP 2 Research Manager, Federal Highway Administration Safety Data and Analysis Center, U.S. Department of Transportation 
  • Marc Starnes, Statistician, Office of Safety, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Dan Langford, Innovation Director, Nevada Center for Advanced Mobility; Connected Vehicles Manager, Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development
  • Mike Branch, Vice President of Business Intelligence, GEOTAB
  • Lauren Smith, Policy Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum
  • Scott Phillips, Founder, Civic Ninjas
  • Amy Unruh, Developer Programs Engineer, Google
  • Kevin Jorissen, Research & Technical Computing, Amazon
  • Dave Goodsmith, Director of Strategic Partnerships,
  • Hyon Kim, Program Director for, U.S. General Services Administration
  • Lea Shanley, Co-Executive Director, South Big Data Hub
  • Roundtable discussion moderated by Melissa Cragin, Executive Director, Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub, including Jason Carter, Oak Ridge National Laboratory 

2:30pm        Break

3pm             Bike/Pedestrian Safety | Multiple Data Streams | Education/Curriculum

  • Lilian Coral, Director of National Strategy, Community and National Initiatives, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • Daniel Lai, City of Bellevue
  • K. Shankari, UC Berkeley
  • Francois Orsini, Chief Technology Officer, Satori
  • Terry Bills, Global Transportation Industry Director, Esri, with Alberto Nieto, Solutions Engineer, Esri
  • Jane Zanzig, Data Science for Social Good
  • Sarah Stone, University of Washington + West Big Data Innovation Hub
  • Roundtable discussion moderated by Rene Baston, Executive Director, Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub, including Bill Gouse, SAE International

4:30pm         Next Steps / Reflection

  • Meredith Lee, Executive Director, West Big Data Innovation Hub
  • Ben Levine, Executive Director, Metro Lab Network
  • Jonathan Rogers, Policy Analyst, District Department of Transportation
  • Renata Rawlings-Goss, Co-Executive Director, South Big Data Hub

5:30pm         (Optional) Walk + Happy Hour: Woodward Table, 1426 H Street NW   

Earlier Event: October 30
Community Call: Multiple Data Streams