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The future of Mobility and Communities

Friday, September 7, 2018

Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

Atlanta, Georgia

About the ConnectATL 2018 Summit

The Future of Mobility and Communities

- Keynote address by Ashley Hand, CityFi

The pace of technological innovation is staggering and offers considerable promise for the future of mobility. Autonomous vehicles, shared mobility, and seamless tech-enabled connectivity can all improve our user experience. But not without risks. How do we establish effective engagement, policy development, urban design, and a transformation of how we manage our public right-of-way to help us realize the full potential of these technologies to contribute to our community outcomes? Where should we take action today, when the future seems so uncertain, to prepare us for the future we desire? Ms. Hand will explore how data, mobility, and infrastructure -- the core services defined in the City of Los Angeles' transportation technology strategy “Urban Mobility in a Digital Age” -- can contribute to our transportation happiness and create a more equitable, livable, and sustainable future for all.

Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

800 Spring St. NW,
Atlanta, GA 30303 (Map)

Date & Time

Friday, September 7, 2018
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Hear from some of Atlanta's most compelling speakers.


Register now to save your seat, and take advantage of this great offer while it lasts.

ConnectATL Speakers


Ashley Hand

Co-founder of CityFi

Doug Hooker

Doug Hooker

Executive Director, ARC


Debra Lam

Managing Director of Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation, GA Tech


Russell McMurry

Commissioner, GDOT


Latanza Adjei

Vice President of Sales, Georgia Power Company


Paul Brubaker

President and CEO, ATI21


Jeffery Parker

General Manager and CEO, MARTA


Eric Tanenblatt

Global Chair of Public Policy and Regulation, Dentons

Program of Events

Program of Events

7:30 - 8:30 am

Registration & Exhibit Visits

8:30 - 8:55 am


Introduce Smart Communities

  • Doug Hooker, Executive Director, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Russell McMurry, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Transportation

9:00 - 9:45 am


Smart Communities

  • Ashley Hand, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Co-founder of CityFi

9:45 – 10:00 am

Networking Break & Exhibit Visits

10:00 - 11:30 am

Visionary Panel

Smart Communities: What are they and how do we build them in the Atlanta Region?

Doug Hooker, Executive Director, ARC


  • Debra Lam, Managing Director of Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation, GA Tech
  • Russell McMurry, Commissioner, GDOT
  • Latanza Adjei, Vice President of Sales, Georgia Power Company
  • Paul Brubaker, President and CEO, ATI21
  • Jeffrey Parker, General Manager and CEO, MARTA

11:35 - 12:55 pm

Lunch, Exhibit Visits, Vehicle Showcase

1:00 - 2:30 pm

Breakouts Round 1

  • Competitive Economy – Cybersecurity best practices
  • World Class Infrastructure – Managing the curb
  • Healthy Livable Communities – Building today while designing for tomorrow
  • Workshop 1 - Actionable plans for emerging technologies

2:35 - 2:55 pm

Networking Break, Exhibit Visits, & Vehicle Showcase

3:00 - 4:30 pm

Breakouts Round 2

  • Competitive Economy – How new technology will impact our workforce
  • World Class Infrastructure –AV/CV/EV: What’s new, and how do we prepare?
  • Healthy Livable Communities – New practices, opportunities, and challenges for community engagement
  • Workshop 2 - Creative problem solving for shared use mobility

4:35 - 5:00 pm

Closing Address

  • Eric Tanenblatt, Global Chair of Public Policy and Regulation, Dentons
Breakout Round 1
Breakout Round 2

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