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Emerging Technologies Roundtable

Understanding the Possible Impacts of Emerging Technologies on the Atlanta Region

Initiated in 2021, the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Emerging Technologies Roundtable is comprised of subject matter and issue experts from the Metropolitan Atlanta community. Roundtable members meet quarterly to explore, advise, and report on the ways in which emerging technologies may impact how we will live, work and travel in our region over the coming decade and beyond. Following each Emerging Technologies Roundtable (ETR) meeting, a report is published that summarizes the meeting themes and explores possible future scenarios. The reports are designed to better prepare ARC staff, constituents, and the governments we serve to plan for preferred outcomes by providing actionable insights on plausible futures.

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Upcoming Meetings

No upcoming meetings have been scheduled at this time. Please check back later.

Previous Meetings

Q1 2024 Meeting

March 12, 2024 | 1:00-3:00 p.m.

  • Welcome and Introductions: David Giguere, ARC; ETR Co-Chair and Chairman Kerry Armstrong, ARC; Mayor Tom Reed, ETR Co-Chair and Mayor of the City of Chattahoochee Hills
  • Presentation on GDOT’s Advanced Air Mobility Community Guidebook: Dr. Clement Solomon, Director of the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Intermodal Division
  • Adjourn

Meeting Report: Coming Soon

 

Q4 2023 Meeting

December 8, 2023 | 1:15-3:15 p.m.

  • Welcome and Introductions: David Giguere, ETR Co-Chair, Atlanta Regional Commission and Mayor Tom Reed, ETR Co-Chair and Mayor of the City of Chattahoochee Hills
  • Presentation on Developing Model Code with Generative AI: Jon Neiditz, ETR Member & Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend focusing on Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Governance.
  • Adjourn

Meeting Report: Developing Model Code with Generative AI

 

Q3 2023 Meeting

September 8, 2023 | 10:00a.m. - Noon

  • Welcome and Introductions: David Giguere, ETR Co-Chair, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Presentation on Historic Preservation through Immersive Technology: Yolanda A. Barton, Founder, Inclusion Architect, and Immersive Storyteller at RevereXR
  • Adjourn

Meeting Report: Historic Preservation through Immersive Technology

 

Q2 2023 Meeting

April 27, 2023 | 2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

  • Welcome: David Giguere, ETR Co-Chair, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Presentation on Artificial Intelligence: Ethical and Societal ImpactsDr. Justin B. Biddle, Director of the Georgia Tech Ethics, Technology, and Human Interaction Center (ETHICx)
  • Proposed Schedule for upcoming meetings
  • Adjourn

Meeting Report: Artificial Intelligence: Policy, Ethical and Societal Implications & Model Code for Local Governments using Generative AI

 

Q1 2023 Meeting

January 18, 2023 | 2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

  • Welcome and New Member Introductions: David Giguere, ETR Co-Chair, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Presentation on EVs, Electrification and Future Modes of Transportation: Andrew J. Heath, P.E., Deputy Chief Engineer at Georgia Department of Transportation
  • Presentation on Trends in Supply Chain and Advanced Manufacturing: Robert F. Herrig, Director of Supply Chain and Advanced Manufacturing at the Metro Atlanta Chamber
  • Proposed Schedule for upcoming meetings
  • Adjourn

Meeting Report: EVs and Electrification & Supply Chain and Advanced Manufacturing

 

Applied Future Scenarios

October 20, 2022 | 3:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

  • Welcome: David Giguere, ETR Co-Chair, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Strategic Foresight: Who, Why and How: David Giguere, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Review your Four Futures: Roundtable Members
  • Exploring Two Strategic Foresight Tools: David Giguere, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Craft Future Scenarios: Roundtable Members
  • Adjourn

Q3 2022 Meeting

July 29, 2022 | 1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.

  • Welcome and Introductions: David Giguere, ETR Co-Chair, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Presentation on Responsible AI: Dr. Nashlie Sephus, Applied Science Manager at Amazon AI and Founder/CEO at The Bean Path
  • Presentation on The State of Digital Art in Atlanta & Possible Futures: Jessica Anderson, Research Scientist and Director of DataWorks at Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Proposed Schedule for upcoming meetings: David Giguere, ETR Co-Chair, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Adjourn

Q2 2022 Meeting

April 27, 2022 | 1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.

  • Welcome and Introductions: Anna Roach, Executive Director and CEO, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Presentation on Alternative Futures for Solar Power in Georgia: Dr. Marilyn A. Brown, Regents’ Professor School of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Presentation on Virtual Presence: Elizabeth Strickler, Senior Lecturer and Director of Entrepreneurship Programs at Creative Media Industries Institute at Georgia State University
  • Proposed Schedule for upcoming meetings: David Giguere, ETR Co-Chair, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Adjourn

Q1 2022 Meeting

February 25, 2022 | 3:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

  • Welcome and Accomplishment Summary: David Giguere, ETR Co-Chair, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Presentation on Energy, Electrification and Resiliency: Mark G. Lauby, Senior VP and Chief Engineer at North American Electric Reliability Corporation
  • Presentation on Connected Communities: Brandon Branham, CTO and Assistant City Manager at the City of Peachtree Corners, Georgia
  • Topic Suggestions: David Giguere, ETR Co-Chair, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Adjourn

Introduction to Future Scenarios

February 11, 2022 | 3:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

  • An Introduction to Future Scenarios: David Giguere, ETR Co-Chair, Atlanta Regional Commission

Q4 2021 Meeting

November 19, 2021 | 3:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

  • Welcome: Doug Hooker, Executive Director, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • ARC’s Region and Groups: An Overview: Mike Alexander, Center for Livable Communities Director, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Emerging Technologies: The Perspective of an Elected Official: Mayor Tom Reed, City of Chattahoochee Hills
  • Emerging Technologies Roundtable Structure and Process: David Giguere, ETR Co-Chair, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Presentation on Transportation Technology: Laura Rogers, The Ray and Mayor Reed
  • Presentation on Artificial Intelligence: Muhammed Ahmed, Mailchimp and Mayor Reed
  • Future Scenarios and Post-Meeting Survey: David Giguere, ETR Co-Chair, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Closing Remarks: Chairman Kerry Armstrong, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Adjourn
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CDAP
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MARC
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MNG Water Planning District
RLI
State of the Region
UASI
WorkSource GA