January 12, 2018 National Governors Association

Transportation Innovation Summit

Jan 12, 2018

January 9-12, 2018 | Henderson, NV

The world is changing rapidly, with new innovative technologies spurring what some have declared the “fourth industrial revolution” that is leading to amazing new opportunities and new types of challenges. Given the implications for their citizens and economy, governors are looking for ways to promote opportunities and tackle challenges to stay ahead of the curve. The National Governors Association (NGA Center) hosted a summit focused on proactive measures, partnerships and policies to help them be an innovation governor.  Those topics are the focus of Governor Sandoval’s 2017-2018 NGA Chair’s Initiative, Ahead of the Curve: Innovation Governors.

The summit focused on transportation sector transformations, including electric and autonomous vehicles, drones and ridesharing. The summit included joint activities with CES2018, the annual showcase of consumer technology innovations, including policy presentations and visits to the exhibition floor.

Agenda

Presentations

January 9, 2018

Optional Pre-Conference Activities at CES2018

Opening Reception at Hilton Lake Las Vegas
Speakers:

  • NGA Chair Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval
  • Rossi Ralenkotter, president and chief executive officer, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

January 10, 2018

Welcome to the NGA Transportation Innovation Summit
Speakers:

  • Scott Pattison, executive director and chief executive officer, NGA
  • NGA Chair Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval

Spotlight Interview with Governor Brian Sandoval
Moderator:

  • Mitch Herckis, senior director of programs, Route Fifty

Technology Roundtable: Staying Ahead of Transportation Innovation
Moderator:

  • Shaun Courtney, reporter, Bloomberg Government

Speakers:

  • NGA Chair Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval
  • Justin Kintz, senior director of policy and communications, Uber
  • Joseph Okpaku, vice president of public policy, Lyft
  • Tekedra Mawakana, global head of policy and government affairs, Waymo
  • Blair Anderson, director of transportation public policy, Amazon
  • Matt Horton, chief commercial officer, Proterra

State Team Introductions
Moderator:

  • Sue Gander, director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Policy Roundtable: States Fostering Transportation Innovation
Moderator:

  • Robert Puentes, president and chief executive officer, Eno Center for Transportation

Speakers:

  • Rudy Malfabon, director, Nevada DOT
  • Carlos Braceras, director, Utah DOT
  • Stephanie Pollack, secretary and chief executive officer, Massachusetts DOT
  • Val Hale, director, Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development
  • Brian Annis, deputy director, CalSTA

Lunch & Keynote
Introduction:

  • Dan Lauf, program director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Wanis Kabbaj, director of strategy, UPS

Breakout Sessions on Modernizing Infrastructure and Planning
Breakout Session 1:
Moderator:

  • Garrett Eucalitto, program director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Shailen Bhatt, president and chief executive officer, ITS America
  • Kevin Thompson, director, Transportation for America
  • Adie Tomer, fellow, Brookings

Breakout Session 2:
Moderator:

  • Sue Gander, director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Andrew Dubner, connected roads program manager, 3M
  • Michael Zeto, general manager and executive director of smart cities, AT&T
  • Christopher Leslie, senior managing director and executive chairman, Americas, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Hot Topics: Transportation Innovation Disrupting Other Sectors
Moderator:

  • Patricio Portillo, policy analyst, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

State Team Time
State teams reflect upon the information and ideas provided and begin to scope out action steps.
Moderator:

  • Dan Lauf, program director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Leaders in Technology Reception and Dinner at CES
Speakers:

  • NGA Chair Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval
  • John Zimmer, co-founder and president, Lyft

State Report Out & Peer Exchange
Moderator:

  • Sue Gander, division director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

January 11, 2018

Policy Roundtable: Protecting the Public While Promoting Innovation
Moderator:

  • Dan Galves, chief communications officer, Mobileye, an Intel company

Speakers:

  • Kirk Steudle, director, Michigan DOT
  • Cathy Schwamberger, associate general counsel, State Farm
  • Chan Lieu, senior policy advisor, Venable LLP
  • Mark Price, U.S. public sector leader, Deloitte

CES2018 Policy Sessions 
How Can States Be Innovation Leaders?
Moderator:

  • Gary Shapiro, president, CTA

Speakers:

  • NGA Chair Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval
  • NGA Vice Chair Montana Governor Steve Bullock
  • Michigan Governor Rick Snyder

Preparing America for Jobs of the Future
Moderator:

  • Jennifer Taylor, vice president, U.S. jobs, CTA

Speakers:

  • Hilary Cain, director, technology and innovation policy, Toyota Motor NA, Inc.
  • Wynn Coggins, deputy chief administrative officer, US Patent and Trademark Office
  • Sara Decker, director, federal government affairs, Walmart
  • Stephen Hartell, director, U.S. public policy, Amazon
  • David Lewis, president and chief executive officer, Operations Inc
  • Blair Anderson, director of transportation public policy, Amazon

Lunch & Keynote
Introduction:

  • Patricio Portillo, policy analyst, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Speaker:

  • Tony Seba, author and co-founder, RethinkX

State Team Time
State teams will complete their action steps based on day two.
Moderator:

  • Dan Lauf, program director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Visit CES Exhibits

CES Entrepreneurs Reception

January 12, 2018

Autonomous Vehicle Test Rides
Transportation provider Keolis offered test rides on their autonomous shuttle and autonomous taxi.

The Federal Update
Introduction:

  • Garrett Eucalitto, program director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Speaker:

  • Derek Kan, under secretary for policy, U.S. Department of Transportation

State Report Out
State teams will share their action steps with their peers. 
Moderator:

  • Dan Lauf, program director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Wrap Up
Final remarks and next steps.
Moderator:

  • Sue Gander, division director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center
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