A new infrastructure conversation must include connectivity between rural and urban; between people and goods; between humans and machines; and between our roads and the institutions that build and maintain them. Critical policy changes and investments are needed to realize connections that move at the speed of now.
In partnership with Infrastructure Week (May 14-21), Bloomberg Government Next.Infrastructure serves as a destination for dialogue on policies that match the pace of technological change and innovation.
Bloomberg Government asks industry leaders and policymakers to envision the future of infrastructure and the road to deploying new drivers of economic growth: broadband and digital systems, autonomous vehicles, and the internet of things.
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8:35 AM Future Fast Forward: Mobility Reset. The vision for automated, self-driving transportation includes fewer travel headaches, better mobility, and a dramatic drop in roadway fatalities. To realize this vision, there are technical challenges to overcome and infrastructure upgrades to achieve. With human drivers and self-driving cars intermingling on our roadways for the foreseeable future, see a glimpse of the world that could be with truly connected transportation.
8:50 AM View from the Hill: Moving Infrastructure Forward
Moderator: Amy Morris, Anchor, Bloomberg Radio @AMorris991 @BloombergRadio
9:20 AM Framework for Digital Infrastructure. What is the federal government’s role in improving connectivity, transportation and the economy through infrastructure investments? Federal officials discuss the current state of our physical and broadband infrastructure, and the regulatory policies needed to deploy a truly game-changing framework for the connected future.
Moderated by:Shaun Courtney, Transportation Reporter, Bloomberg Government @SCourtneyDC@BGOV
9:50 AM The Road Ahead . Local officials are engaged in strategic planning efforts to understand the challenges autonomous vehicles can help to solve and the data that will be available. How can communities pick the right projects to deliver the greatest value to their citizens? How are new technologies transforming not just urban environments, but rural communities as well?
Moderated by: Carey Anne Nadeau, Founder and CEO, Open Data Nation @OpenDataNation @CANadeau
10:20 AM Testing the Limits of Drone Technology. Turning to the skies: wide-scale drone usage has an array of new business applications, and the U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced a pilot program for testing drone technology over populated areas. We’ll check in with government officials and pilot participants on the creative and practical applications of commercial drone deployment.
Moderated by: Alan Levin, Reporter, Bloomberg News @AlanLevin1 @Business
11:00 AM Wrap Up: What’s Next
Darby Becker is in Government Affairs & Policy at General Electric, where she creates and implements the legislative and regulatory agenda and public affairs strategy to advance company’s civil aviation and transportation interests.
Darby joined GE in 2009. Previously she worked for United Technologies Corporation where she lobbied on aviation and space issues. Earlier in her career, Darby worked at the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Prior to joining GAMA, Darby was Legislative Director for U.S. Representative Jerry F. Costello (D-IL) where she handled the Congressman's Aviation Subcommittee assignment.
She earned her juris doctor at George Mason University Law School in Virginia where she graduated with honors from the school's evening program in 1998. She completed her bachelor's degree in History and Political Science at The Colorado College in 1990. She volunteers on the Board of the Aero Club of Washington and serves as President of the Greater Washington Aviation Open, a charity golf tournament.
Brendan Carr was nominated to serve as a Commissioner of the FCC by President Donald J. Trump and was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate on August 3, 2017. He was sworn into office on August 11, 2017.
Commissioner Carr brings to the position over a dozen years of public and private sector experience in technology and communications law and policy.
Most recently, Commissioner Carr served as the General Counsel of the FCC. In that role, he served as the chief legal advisor to the Commission and FCC staff on all matters within the agency's jurisdiction. Previously, he served as the lead advisor to FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai on wireless, public safety, and international issues. Before that, he worked as an attorney in the FCC's Office of General Counsel, where he provided legal advice on a wide range of spectrum policy, competition, and public safety matters.
Prior to joining the Commission in 2012, Mr. Carr was an attorney at Wiley Rein LLP, where he worked in the firm's appellate, litigation, and telecom practices. He represented clients in both trial and appellate court proceedings, including complex litigation involving the First Amendment and the Communications Act.
Earlier in his career, he served as a law clerk for Judge Dennis W. Shedd of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Mr. Carr graduated magna cum laude from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and obtained a certificate from its Institute for Communications Law Studies. He also served as a Note and Comment Editor of the Catholic University Law Review. Mr. Carr received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University.
Commissioner Carr grew up in Virginia. He now lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Machalagh Carr, and their two boys, Quinn and Emmett.
Shaun Courtney is a federal transportation reporter at Bloomberg Government's Washington bureau. She covers congressional and regulatory news, including funding for the Department of Transportation and new technologies such as driverless cars and drones. Courtney holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in Investigative Journalism, both from American University.
Carlos joined the recently merged Miami-Dade Department of Transportation & Public Works to lead the Transportation Strategic Planning Division. His primary focus is to introduce mobility innovation to Miami-Dade County and plan for a fully integrated transportation system. His career includes both public and private sector experience ranging from conceptual design to implementation of pedestrian, bicycle, transit, traffic and safety projects.
Prior to joining the County, Carlos served the City of Miami as the Chief Transportation Manager where he led the implementation of a local transit circulator and the bikeshare program, among other transportation initiatives. As a professional engineer dedicated to the development of Livable Transportation, Carlos seeks to achieve the right balance between capacity and livability in his projects with a “just do it” attitude and a commitment to a positive change.
Carlos received his Master’s degree in urban transportation planning from University of Florida’s College of Engineering, and his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Puerto Rico.
Arielle Elliott is President of Bloomberg Government, where she is responsible for the growth of the division’s flagship Bloomberg Government product, which serves government affairs and government contracting professionals. Prior to being elevated to her current role in 2018, Arielle was Vice President & General Manager of Government Affairs Solutions in Bloomberg BNA’s Government division, where she oversaw product development, news, analyst research, and commercial operations.
Arielle joined Bloomberg BNA when Bloomberg Government became a part of the company on July 1, 2017. She has been part of the Bloomberg Government team since 2010. Arielle has led the business development team that serves corporate government affairs professionals, trade associations, law firms, lobbying firms, federal agencies, and Congress. She has over 15 years of experience as a business development executive with experience in media, publishing, and circulation.
Arielle is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a B.A. in Women's Studies.
Daniel Elwell is the Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In this capacity, he is responsible for the safety and efficiency of the largest aerospace system in the world — a system that operates more than 50,000 flights per day. He oversees a $16.4 billion-dollar budget, more than 47,000 employees, and is focused on ensuring the agency and its employees are the best prepared and trained professionals to meet the growing demands and requirements of the industry. Mr. Elwell also oversees the FAA's multibillion-dollar NextGen air traffic control modernization program as the U.S. shifts from ground-based radar to state-of-the-art satellite technology.
Prior to serving as Acting Administrator, Mr. Elwell was the Deputy Administrator of the FAA. President Trump announced the appointment of Mr. Elwell as the Deputy Administrator in June 2017 and he was sworn in to office on June 26, 2017.
Elwell previously served at the FAA as the Assistant Administrator for Policy, Planning, and Environment from 2006-2008. Most recently, he was Senior Advisor on Aviation to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao. Earlier in his career, he served as a legislative fellow for the late Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska).
From 2013-2015, as Senior Vice President for Safety, Security, and Operations at Airlines for America (A4A), Elwell was responsible for leading the advancement of commercial aviation safety and security excellence for major U.S. air carriers.
Dan earned his pilot wings at Williams Air Force Base in Arizona after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Affairs. Lieutenant Colonel Elwell retired from military service as a Command Pilot with more than 6,000 hours combined civilian and military flight time in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Air Force Reserve, including combat service during Operation Desert Storm.
Marcia Hale is President of Building America’s Future - a non-partisan, national infrastructure coalition co-chaired by Mike Bloomberg, Ed Rendell and Ray LaHood. Prior to this, Ms. Hale served as a Managing Director for McKenna Long and Aldridge, an international law firm in Washington, DC, where she advised numerous organizations including the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Google.
Ms. Hale has a distinguished record of leadership in government, national political campaigns, and the private sector. During the Clinton administration, Ms. Hale served as Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House. In this capacity, she was responsible for coordinating policy initiatives and political outreach involving state and local elected officials. Following her work in the Clinton Administration she worked for the Monsanto Corporation where she established a public affairs office for the company in London and worked on trade issues in both the U.K. and Brussels.
Ms. Hale is a native of South Carolina and received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of South Carolina. In 2014 she received the University’s College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumnae Award.
Derek Kan is the Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy. In this role, he serves as a principal advisor to the Secretary and provides leadership in the development of policies for the Department, generating proposals and providing advice regarding legislative and regulatory initiatives across all modes of transportation. The Under Secretary coordinates the Department’s budget development and policy development functions. Mr. Kan also directs transportation policy development and works to ensure that the Nation’s transportation resources function as an integrated national system. By statute, the Under Secretary is third in the Department’s order of succession.
Prior to his appointment at the Department of Transportation, Mr. Kan served as the General Manager for Lyft in Southern California. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Amtrak since 2015, for which he was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate. Previously, he was Director of Strategy at a startup in Silicon Valley and worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company. Earlier in his career, he was a policy advisor to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and chief economist for the Senate Republican Policy Committee. Before coming to Capitol Hill, Mr. Kan served as a Presidential Management Fellow at the White House Office of Management and Budget. Mr. Kan received a B.S. from the University of Southern California, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He and his wife have three children.
Justin Kintz is Head of Policy & Communications for the Americas at Uber Technologies, Inc. Uber is a software platform that connects consumers with transportation options in more than 600 cities and 80 nations around the world. Prior to joining Uber, Justin directed government affairs at Orbitz Worldwide, focusing on legislative and regulatory matters, corporate public relations, and corporate social responsibility. He also held policy and media relations roles at the European-American Business Council, and served in the administration of President George W. Bush, as a Special Assistant at the U.S. Department of the Interior. Justin graduated from the University of Florida.
Alan Levin covers aviation safety and regulation for Bloomberg News in Washington. He joined Bloomberg after covering the same beat at USA Today. He wrote his first story on unmanned aircraft in 2006 after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Predator drone crashed near homes in Arizona. Since then, he's written hundreds of stories on the evolving regulations, legal issues and safety of unmanned vehicles.
Amy Morris anchors morning news on Bloomberg 99.1 in Washington, D.C. She also co-hosts the daily radio program, "Politics, Policy, and Power" on Bloomberg Radio. Before joining Bloomberg in 2015, Amy was a radio reporter and anchor at many well-regarded radio stations, including WTOP, Federal News Radio, and WNEW-FM in Washington, D.C., and WILL-AM in Urbana, Illinois. Amy's body of work is recognized by several broadcasting accolades, including RTNDA's prestigious Edward R. Murrow award.
Carey Anne Nadeau is the Founder and CEO of Open Data Nation, a women-owned B-Corp, on a mission to bring machine learning to 100 US cities. By compiling purpose-driven data feeds from latent city data and building machine learning models, Open Data Nation helps cities and commercial property and casualty insurers lower risks, ranging from reducing car crashes to foodborne illness outbreaks.
Nadeau previously worked as a Data Analyst for the Brookings Institution and Urban Institute. She was recently named a Fellow at the Halcyon Incubator, a Citibank Tech for Integrity company, and a Creative Economy Ambassador to the Mayor of DC and her work has been featured in the Atlantic, GovTech Magazine, and the Washington Post, among others.
Nadeau holds a Masters in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Policy from The George Washington University.
Anil V. Nanduri is a vice president in the New Technology Group and general manager of unmanned aviation systems at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for Intel’s unmanned aviation systems business and for pursuing opportunities for growth in this segment. Prior to his current role, he was most recently responsible for new business opportunities for Intel® RealSense™ technology and building awareness.
During his Intel career, Nanduri has held roles encompassing chip design, platform enabling, and technical and product marketing. He served as chief of staff and technical assistant to the general manager of Intel’s PC Client Group. From 2008 to 2010, Nanduri led netbook marketing at Intel, a role that included establishing the category and promoting its growth through marketing strategies and design wins. Earlier in his Intel career, he managed platform strategy and marketing for Intel’s next-generation mobile platform.
Nanduri initially joined Intel in 1997 as a chipset design engineer. In 2007, he left to serve as director of marketing at Powercast Corp., then rejoined Intel in 2008. His contributions to Intel’s mobile platforms have earned him three Intel Achievement Awards.
Nanduri received his bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from the College of Engineering, Trivandrum, in India; and his master’s degree in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He holds one U.S patent, with another patent pending.
Elected in 2014, Senator Gary Peters is honored to represent the State of Michigan in the U.S. Senate. Throughout his career in public service, Gary has been a strong, independent voice for Michigan’s families and small businesses. He has focused on uniting our communities by fighting for the things that we all agree on — a stronger economy, good-paying jobs, affordable health care, a secure retirement and a fair chance for everyone to succeed.
In the 115th Congress, Gary serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Joint Economic Committee.
In the U.S. Senate, Gary’s top priority is to continue supporting job creation and economic growth to strengthen Michigan small businesses and our middle class. He is committed to working with members of both parties to find commonsense, practical and bipartisan solutions to the challenges facing Michigan and our nation.
Suna Taymaz is the Vice President of Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Strategy & Innovation at AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah (AAA), a not-for-profit, Member benefit organization which serves 5.6 Million Members regionally and part of the AAA federation of more than 60 Million Members across North America.
She oversees the execution of AV strategy, to shape and inform transportation trends that can yield benefits to AAA’s Members in terms of increased traffic safety and mobility. Her team launched the AAA free-self driving shuttle in partnership with Keolis and the City of Las Vegas that has had over 14,000 riders to-date. AAA has also partnered with TORC robotics to develop AV safety criteria, as well as GoMentum Station, the largest US DOT AV proving ground to develop real-world solutions to address 21st century transportation needs.
Suna has led both the strategy and R&D functions across different companies in the energy and transportation fields. She has a MBA from University of California – Irvine with additional studies in entrepreneurship from UCLA - Anderson and Berkeley - Haas.
Wade O. Troxell is the Mayor of Fort Collins, Colorado, and serves as Chair of the National League of Cities’ Subcommittee on Transportation Technology. He was elected in April 2015 and re-elected in April 2017 for his second term as mayor. Mayor Troxell is on the faculty at Colorado State University and was previously the Associate Department Head, Mechanical Engineering.
Mayor Troxell serves on numerous regional leadership boards and committees, and previous to serving as mayor, he was twice elected to the Fort Collins City Council representing District 4. Mayor Troxell received his BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in engineering from Colorado State University. He was a NATO Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, and he has been on the faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University since 1985.
Gregory D. Winfree was appointed Agency Director of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) on December 15, 2016. TTI is a state agency and the largest and most comprehensive higher education-affiliated transportation research center in the United States. The Institute was formed by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents in 1950 to conduct research for the Texas Highway Department—now the Texas Department of Transportation. Today, TTI research projects total about $61 million annually for about 200 sponsors at all levels of government and the private sector. The technologies and strategies developed at the Institute have saved the state and nation thousands of lives and billions of dollars.
Winfree joined the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology in March 2010 as Chief Counsel and was later sworn in as the Assistant Secretary in January 2014. During his tenure, Winfree also served as Deputy Administrator and Administrator of a predecessor agency, the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA).
As Assistant Secretary, he was the senior executive responsible for a $450 million budget and oversaw more than 1,000 scientific, data analysis and administrative staff members who support USDOT’s multi-modal transportation initiatives.
Senator Todd Young represents the state of Indiana. He currently serves on the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations; Health, Education, Labor & Pensions; Commerce, Science & Transportation; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Previously, in the House, he served on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Budget Committee, and most recently the House Ways and Means Committee.
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