5 Cities, One Fed, $50 Million: Smart City Challenge
Saturday, March 12
12:30PM - 1:30PM
110 E 2nd St
The US Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge has called on cities around the country to convene entire ecosystems to develop the most innovative, productive use of US DoT dollars. Beyond the final product, this is a first ever effort to engage regional entrepreneur and innovation networks in the allocation of federal improvements. On this panel, the US DoT and leading US mobility innovators explore the genesis, purpose, and potential of the Smart City Challenge.
Joseph Kopser is the CEO and Co-Founder of RideScout. RideScout is an Austin, Texas-based technology company that enables seamless multimodal experiences and connected transit commerce to app user...Show the rest
Joseph Kopser is the CEO and Co-Founder of RideScout. RideScout is an Austin, Texas-based technology company that enables seamless multimodal experiences and connected transit commerce to app users worldwide. The company is part of moovel Group GmbH, a subsidiary of Daimler AG, the maker of Mercedes-Benz. In 2015, RideScout acquired GlobeSherpa, a market leader in mobile ticketing for public transit.
RideScout is in over 69 cities in the U.S. and Canada earning the U.S. Department of Transportation Data Innovation Award as well as Joseph’s recognition as a White House Champion of Change as a Veteran in Clean Energy. Prior to RideScout, Joseph served in the U.S. Army for 20 years earning the Combat Action Badge, Army Ranger Tab and Bronze Star. Joseph is a graduate of West Point with a BS in Aerospace Engineering and also received a Masters from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2002. In his free time, he works closely with The Bunker Austin, an organization dedicated to supporting veteran entrepreneurs. In addition, he volunteers as Chairman of NSTXL working to improve U.S. Energy Security policy. He lives in Austin with his wife and three daughters.Hide the rest
Sr Advisor to the Secretary & Deputy Asst Secretary
US Department of Transporation
Mark K. Dowd is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology at the Department of Transportation. He also serves as the Senior Advisor to the Secretary. Mark has extensive policy ex...Show the rest
Mark K. Dowd is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology at the Department of Transportation. He also serves as the Senior Advisor to the Secretary. Mark has extensive policy experience in transportation, technology, energy and environmental matters, and is leading the Department on a number of innovative initiatives including the Smart City Challenge.
Before joining the Department of Transportation, Mark was a senior member of President Obama's Auto Task Force where he worked on the historic restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler from 2009 to 2011. Mark received EPA's Gold Medal and awards from Department of Justice (ENRD) and the U.S. Attorney’s Office (Southern District) for his work on the bankruptcies. More recently, he served as a senior advisor to both the White House Council on Environmental Quality in 2012 and the Hurricane Sandy Task Force in 2013.
Prior to joining the Department, Mark was a Director and Assistant General Counsel at the Association of Global Automakers from June 2013 to June 2015. Mr. Dowd practiced law for thirteen years in New York City at the law firm of Schulte Roth & Zabel, specializing in transactions, restructuring, litigation, and regulatory matters as they relate to environmental and energy issues.Hide the rest
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Arbuckle Professor Harvard Business School & Chair & Director Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative
Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School, where she specializes in strategy, innovation, and leadership for change. She is also Chair and Director ...Show the rest
Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School, where she specializes in strategy, innovation, and leadership for change. She is also Chair and Director of the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative, an innovation that helps successful leaders at the top of their professions apply their skills to national and global challenges in their next life stage. A collaboration across all of Harvard, the Advanced Leadership Initiative aims to build a new leadership force for the world. Her latest book, MOVE: Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead, is a sweeping look across industries and technologies shaping the future of mobility and the leadership required for transformation. Her strategic and practical insights guide leaders of large and small organizations worldwide, through her teaching, writing, and direct consultation to major corporations and governments. The former chief Editor of Harvard Business Review, Professor Kanter has been repeatedly named to lists of the “50 most powerful women in the world” (Times of London), and the “50 most influential business thinkers in the world” (Thinkers 50). She has received 24 honorary doctoral degrees, as well as numerous leadership awards, lifetime achievement awards, and prizes. These include the Academy of Management’s Distinguished Career Award for scholarly contributions to management knowledge; the World Teleport Association's “Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year” award; the International Leadership Award from the Association of Leadership Professionals; and the Warren Bennis Award for Leadership Excellence. She is the author or coauthor of 19 books. Her book The Change Masters was named one of the most influential business books of the 20th century (Financial Times). SuperCorp: How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good, a manifesto for leadership of sustainable enterprises, was named one of the ten best business books of 2009 by Amazon.com. A related article, "How Great Companies Think Differently," received Harvard Business Review's 2011 McKinsey Award for the year's two best articles. Confidence: How Winning Streaks & Losing Streaks Begin & End (a New York Times business bestseller and #1 Business Week bestseller), describes the culture of high-performance organizations compared with those in decline and shows how to lead turnarounds, whether in businesses, schools, sports teams, or countries. Men & Women of the Corporation, winner of the C. Wright Mills award for the best book on social issues and called a classic, offers insight into the individual and organizational factors that promote success or perpetuate disadvantage; a spin-off video, A Tale of ‘O’: On Being Different, is a widely-used tool for diversity training. A related book, Work & Family in the United States, set a policy agenda; later, a coalition of university centers created in her honor the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for the best research on work/family issues. Another award-winning book, When Giants Learn to Dance, showed how to master the new terms of competition at the dawn of the global information age. World Class: Thriving Locally in the Global Economy identified the rise of new business networks and dilemmas of globalization, a theme she continues to pursue in her new book MOVE and the Harvard Business School U.S. Competitiveness Project. Through her consulting arm, Goodmeasure Inc., she advises numerous CEOs and has partnered with IBM on applying her leadership tools from business to other sectors as a Senior Advisor for IBM’s Global Citizenship portfolio. She has served on many business and non-profit boards, such as City Year, the urban “Peace Corps” addressing the school dropout crisis through national service, and on a variety of national or regional commissions including the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors. She speaks widely, often sharing the platform with Presidents, Prime Ministers, and CEOs at national and international events, such as the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Before joining the Harvard Business School faculty, she held tenured professorships at Yale University and Brandeis University and was a Fellow at Harvard Law School, simultaneously holding a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Michigan.Hide the rest