Smart Transportation for Intelligent Cities
Cutting Edge Developments in Transportation Planning, Policy and Engineering for Large and Smaller Municipalities
October 16 - 17, 2018 · Toronto
Confirmed Speakers Include:
Stephen Buckley, Leader, Northeast Planning, Environment and Traffic Practice WSP; Former General Manager, Transportation, City of Philadelphia; Former General Manager, Transportation, City of Toronto
Stephen Buckley, PE, AICP has over twenty years of experience in the transportation industry, and is a licensed engineer and certified planner. Steve served as General Manager of Transportation for the City of Toronto from 2012 to 2016. Prior to his time in Toronto, Steve led the Transportation Division of the Philadelphia Streets Department, while also serving as the Director of Policy and Planning for the City of Philadelphia Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities. In addition to its many transportation successes during Steve's tenure, Toronto Transportation Services launched many multi-modal big data initiatives including: enhancing the City's safety data collection, processing and analytical capabilities; launching the TO Cycling App; analyzing TTC's streetcar AVL data; partnering with McMaster University to use GPS-probe data to analyze traffic flow data on Toronto's road network; creating a Big Data Team; partnering with Evergreen CityWorks to organize a 150-registrant hackathon – TrafficJam - to engage Toronto's tech and data community; and partnering with the University of Toronto to host the "Big Transportation Data for Big Cities" conference. Steve earned Master's Degrees in Transportation and in City Planning from the University of California - Berkeley and a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University. He is also a Lecturer in the City & Regional Planning program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Jeffrey Casello, Professor, Transportation Planning and Engineering, University of Waterloo
Jeffrey M. Casello's, PhD, PE, interests lie in urban transportation systems and their impacts on healthy and economically viable urban areas. As such, he conducts research on the design and operation of public transportation systems, urban roadway systems, and facilities for non-motorized modes. He is an expert in the planning, design and operation of sustainable transportation systems. Dr. Casello has a specific interest in public transportation systems. Dr. Casello has been asked to provide advice to governments throughout Canada. In 2014, he was invited to speak to members of Canadian Parliament on the future of public transportation. Professionally, Professor Casello has worked as a consultant, instructor and researcher with many transit agencies and cities in the US, Canada and abroad. These include Singapore (Land Transport Authority), Washington DC (WMATA), Houston (METRO), Philadelphia (SEPTA), the Regional Municipality of Waterloo (GRT), the City of Kingston, the City of London (LTC) and Mexico City (D.F.). Dr. Casello has also worked in the public sector for the New York State Department of Transportation.
Ann Cavoukian, Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence at Ryerson University; Three-Term Privacy Commissioner
Ann Cavoukian, PhD, LLD (Hon.), MSM,is recognized as one of the world's leading privacy experts. She is presently the Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, leading the Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence at Ryerson University. Dr. Cavoukian is also a Senior Fellow of the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre at Ryerson University, and a Faculty Fellow of the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Dr. Cavoukian served an unprecedented three terms as the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada. There she created Privacy by Design, a framework that seeks to proactively embed privacy into the design specifications of information technologies, networked infrastructure and business practices, thereby achieving the strongest protection possible. In 2010, International Privacy Regulators unanimously passed a Resolution recognizing Privacy by Design as an international standard. Since then, PbD translates into 40 languages.
Dr. Cavoukian is the author of two books, "The Privacy Payoff: How Successful Businesses Build Customer Trust" with Tyler Hamilton and "Who Knows: Safeguarding Your Privacy in a Networked World" with Don Tapscott. She has received numerous awards recognizing her leadership in privacy, including being named as one of the Top 25 Women of Influence in Canada, named among the Top 10 Women in Data Security and Privacy, named as one of the 'Power 50' by Canadian Business, named as one of the Top 100 Leaders in Identity, the Governor General of Canada awarded her the Meritorious Service Medal for her outstanding work on creating Privacy by Design; taking it globally (May 2017), named as one of the 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders, (November 2017), and most recently, was named among the Top Women in Tech.
Joshua Engel-Yan, Director, Research and Planning Analytics, Metrolinx
Joshua Engel-Yan is the Director of Research and Planning Analytics at Metrolinx. He oversees leading edge transportation modelling and analysis to inform planning and investment decisions, such as Metrolinx's Regional Express Rail program. A common theme across his work is communicating complex analytical information to a variety of audiences. Josh is a Professional Engineer and holds a Masters in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelors of Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
Stephen Erwin, Head, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Chair, Innovation Think Tank, Ontario Ministry of Transportation
Stephen Erwin is a career public servant with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation where he started as a student in 1982. He has played numerous roles throughout his career and is currently responsible for Intelligent Transportation Systems including the COMPASS transportation management system. Stephen has a passion for innovating and transforming the delivery of service to the public. He chairs a new Innovation Think Tank at MTO and is currently working on implementing a more user focused transportation management environment (smart mobility); and the connected and automated vehicles field with a focus on understanding and optimizing the impact of these new capabilities on moving people and goods effectively.
Abubakar Khan, Director, Business Advisory Directorate, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Abubakar Khan is the Director of the Toronto-based Business Advisory Directorate of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC). He oversees the OPC's business advisory programs and promotional engagements conducted pursuant to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Prior to joining the OPC, Abubakar served as the Assistant Superintendent at Industry Canada's Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy, where he managed various programs and services relating to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA) and the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA).
Kurtis McBride, CEO and Co-Founder, Miovision
Kurtis McBride is CEO and co-founder of Miovision, a smart city technology company that focuses on reducing traffic congestion. Under Kurtis' leadership, Miovision has provided the data and insights to improve traffic flow in over 13,000 municipalities worldwide. Kurtis is an active member of the startup community in the Waterloo Region. He served on the board of directors for the Accelerator Centre, where Miovision spent its formative years. In 2016, Kurtis co-founded Catalyst137, a converted warehouse that will become the world's largest campus for burgeoning technology manufacturing and IoT companies. Kurtis attended the University of Waterloo, where he achieved his Bachelor of Engineering in Systems Design in 2004, and Master of Engineering in Systems Design in 2007. In 2005, Kurtis co-founded Miovision with two classmates and has led the company as CEO for the last eleven years. Miovision's innovations in traffic signal planning and operations have made it possible for cities to improve the transportation experience for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
Paul Pentikainen, Senior Policy Planner, Town of Innisfil
Paul Pentikainen is a Registered Professional Planner and member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute. Paul has graduated with a Masters of Planning in Urban Development Degree from Ryerson University along with an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree from Trent University, majoring in Geography. After working for the City of Peterborough Planning Department for 4 years, Paul has worked at the Town of Innisfil Planning Department for nearly 5 years on a number of strategic planning policy initiatives. Most recently, one of the initiatives he has been working on includes the Town's partnership with Uber for a demand-based ridesharing transit service. Innisfil is the first community in Canada to partner with Uber and is also the first community in the world to partner with Uber for their entire public transit system. Because this initiative has been recognized with awards for its innovation and received tremendous interest and worldwide coverage, Paul as well as other Town of Innisfil Staff have spoken at several different conferences and events since the partnership was launched to share about Innisfil's experience.
Josipa Petrunic, Executive Director and CEO, Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC)
Josipa G. Petrunic, PhD, is leading the formulation of several national transportation technology trials related to zero-emissions transportation and "smart vehicles" innovation, including the Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Demonstration & Integration Trial, the Pan-Canadian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Demonstration & Integration Trial and the Canadian National Smart Vehicle Demonstration Project. Dr. Petrunic has built up CUTRIC's consortium to include more than 100 private and public sector companies and organizations across Canada.
Michael Roschlau, Strategic Advisor, Public Transit and Urban Mobility; Former CEO, Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA)
Michael Roschlau is a strategic advisor in the field of public transit and urban mobility. His career has been dedicated to promoting efficient and effective public transit, most recently as President & CEO of the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA). During his 29 years at CUTA, Michael became known as a strong advocate for public transit, initiating a highly successful government relations profile. He maintained a relentless focus on service quality and was instrumental in creating Transit Vision 2040 - a generational vision which has become a national blueprint for transit development in Canada. Michael championed a paradigm shift at CUTA, broadening the scope of traditional public transit to embrace integrated urban mobility and new technology. He also pioneered a comprehensive training and professional development curriculum, elements of which have been adopted by public transit agencies worldwide.
Dozens of municipal councils and corporate boards passed resolutions adopting Transit Vision 2040 as their guiding document for transit development, and public transit rose to become a high priority for the federal government as well as provinces and municipalities across Canada. Since his retirement from CUTA in 2015, Michael has acted as strategic adviser to the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), the Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation and Grande West Transportation. He holds a PhD in transport geography from the Australian National University, as well as a Master of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.
Michael Stevens, Chief Innovation Officer, Smart Columbus Program
Michael Stevens was appointed in 2017 by Mayor Andrew J. Ginther to be the first Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Columbus. In this new role Mike is responsible for the Smart Columbus initiative. Prior to returning to the City of Columbus, Mike served as President and CEO of Lake County Partners and was responsible for leading efforts to attract and retain jobs, stimulate capital investment, and pursue economic diversity. From 2007 to 2012, Mike served as the Deputy Development Director for the City of Columbus responsible for the City's Economic Development and Planning activities. Mike led the City's Business Attraction and Retention programs; strategic land utilization; international initiatives; and promotion of public sector tools and programs available to help companies expand. Mike has also worked for Cardinal Health, Inc in its Corporate Real Estate Group, with the City of Dublin as the Director of Economic Development, and for the City of Huron, Ohio as its Assistant Service Director. Mike is a proud graduate of The Ohio State University where he received degrees from the Fisher College of Business and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs.