Every year, Trapeze strives to provide a relevant and timely speaker for our annual User Conference. We hope to provide both value and entertainment to attendees, focusing on an inspirational speaker who also can provide insight into the transit world. We are very pleased to announce that the opening keynote speaker for the upcoming 2016 Trapeze User Conference will be esteemed journalist, urbanist, and author, Greg Lindsay!
Greg is currently a senior fellow at the New Cities Foundation in Paris, where he leads the Connected Mobility Initiative — a year-long effort funded by the Toyota Mobility Foundation to explore the impacts and ramifications of “mobility-as-a-service,” and how transit agencies might harness these services to extend service. He is also a visiting scholar at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management, where he contributed to the Center’s 2014 report “Re-Programming Mobility,” which offered four possible futures of autonomous cars, delivery drones, artificially intelligent gridlock, and climate change disasters.
“Thanks to Google, Uber, and car-sharing the average American hasn’t been this excited about shared mobility in decades,” says Lindsay. “Unfortunately, these developments have been led by deep-pocketed companies determined to dictate the terms of their adoption. It’s up to transit agencies and public sector officials to offer a more holistic view of how these new technologies might be used to offer more extensive, more frequent, and less expensive service — to make transit a better choice than a car that just happens to be summoned with an app or that drives itself.”
Greg has written and spoken widely on the future of cities and mobility, including such publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Quartz, The Economist Group, and The World Economic Forum. He most recently spoke at the MIT Media Lab’s “Disrupting Mobility” conference in November, the New Cities Foundation’s “Cities on the Move” conference in October, and the annual meeting of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile in September. He has also advised Dubai Expo 2020, McKinsey, Intel, Audi, Ericsson, Samsung, and Chrysler. For more information about Greg, or to see some of his work, visit his website.
Fun Fact: Does Greg look familiar to you? It may be the fact that he is a two-time Jeopardy! Champion (and the only human to go undefeated against IBM’s Watson).
We are very excited to be hosting the esteemed Greg Lindsay as our 2016 User Conference opening keynote speaker. Have you saved your spot? For more information and to register, visit the Trapeze UC website.
Information about Greg was collected from his website, www.greglindsay.org.
John Hines is the Managing Director at Volaris Group. Under John’s strategic direction is a portfolio of software vertical organizations in various industries, including for Trapeze Group (Transit), AssetWorks, Kinetic Software, In Tempo, Wynne and Gallery Systems (Asset Management).
With over 30 years’ experience in enterprise software, John is dedicated to meeting the needs of customers.