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Monday, March 10 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Big Data & Sensors: Blowing Up Transportation

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“In 2008, for the first time, half the world's population is living in towns and cities. By 2030, the urban population will reach 5 billion – 60% of the world's population” (UN Population Division.) Nearly all global population growth will occur in cities—particularly in the developing world. With finite budgets and a growing urgency on limiting energy usage and pollution, transportation is rapidly becoming the critical issue for cities around the world. Transportation is also a primary example of the potential for big data, sensors, and social media to help cities meet modern-day challenges. From optimizing multimodal transport to managing traffic flow, the infrastructure conversation is rapidly moving from roads to data. Data enables a smarter, mobile lifestyle; however, this shift creates entirely new challenges as entrepreneurs and policymakers alike are forced to work within legacy policy frameworks for everything from funding allocation to privacy and open government.

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Evan Burfield

Co-Founder1776Evan Burfield is the cofounder of 1776, a serial entrepreneur, and community leader in the Washington, DC startup scene. Evan became an entrepreneur in 1996 when he founded netDecide, shortly after graduating from the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology... Read More →

Vincent Gray

MayorExecutive Office of the Mayor of the District of ColumbiaMayor Vincent C. Gray is the 7th Mayor of the District of Columbia. A native Washingtonian, his disciplined approach to public service was born from humble beginnings. Although his parents never attended high school, they... Read More →
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Jon Zeitler

EVPePalsJon came to Zipcar as part of the merger with Flexcar, where he was VP of Corporate and Strategic Business Development. After receiving a B.A. from Duke University, Jon joined Congressional staff on Capitol Hill and worked on early efforts to encourage fuel-efficient and alternative-fuel... Read More →

Monday March 10, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Radisson Town Lake, Riverside Ballroom

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