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Leadership Circle Forum Agenda November 2-4, 2016
City of Columbus

November Leadership Circle Forum Information
Leadership Circle Forum Agenda
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Join the Strategic Advisory Council DBA The Leadership Circle

  • Institutions involved in continued research around the transformational technologies in transportation.
  • Public sector organizations & leaders committed to deploying advances in mobility and technology.
  • Companies focused on innovation in transformative mobility applying technology
  • Serve as a catalyst to drive acknowledgment & education toward the need for investment of public, private, academic, and partnership funds.
  • Drive provocative discourse around disruptive topics among traditional& untraditional industry players.
  • Bring together industry leaders to solve technical and policy challenges.

A Road Map for 2016: Priority Areas for the Year Ahead

  • Evolving Opportunities in Transportation through Big Data Analytics
  • Promote the Safe, Efficient, & Smart Movement of Goods
  • Advance Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Communication Technology Deployment
  • Smart Use of Assets and Capacity: Utilize Existing Technologies and Infrastructure
  • Elevate our Impact: Outreach at the Federal, State, and Local Levels
  • Emerging Vehicle Solutions: Connected, Autonomous, and Electric Vehicles
Market Study: Deploying Safety Technologies in Commercial Vehicles 

An emerging suite of advanced safety technologies carries the potential for significant safety and efficiency benefits to the commercial vehicle and freight movement industries. To date, few
studies have attempted to capture the strategic thinking of public and private stakeholders in these industries that drive trends in adopti
on and deployment.

This deployment study performed by the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute attempts to uncover these trends by measuring the penetration of advanced onboard safety technologies throughout the larger truck fleets. It also attempts to understand and present an analysis of the opportunities and challenges managers face as they decide whether to introduce such technologies. 

Leadership Circle Forum Reports

ITS America Leadership Circle Forum Report, April 2015

The Leadership Circle convened in New York City April 19 – 21, 2015 for their first forum of 2015. The forum was co-hosted by New York City Department of Transportation, Uber Technologies, and Peek Traffic. The forum included workshop time for the three startups identified at the Leadership Circle’s inception— goods movement, vehicle-to-infrastructure deployment, and big data analytics. The forum also featured a variety of guest speakers and infrastructure tours to address the Leadership Circle’s additional 2015 priorities. This forum report presents a summary of the discussions and outcomes of the April meeting and identifies potential next steps to be taken in the coming months.

Leadership Circle Year in Review, November 2014 

In the past year, the ITS America Leadership Circle has grown both in size and industry influence. The substantive contributions from the members of this group of leaders and innovators are transforming the way the private, public and academic sectors come together to support mobility across the United States. From establishment in 2013 until now, the Leadership Circle has strengthened ITS America’s thought leadership activities, while adding financial support to ITS America’s most vital operations; funding education efforts on Capitol Hill, groundbreaking ITS market data research and membership activities.

ITS America Leadership Circle Mini-Forum Report, July 2014

The Leadership Circle convened in Washington, D.C. on June 23-24, 2014, directly before the 2014 ITS America Capitol Hill Fly-In and Technology Showcase. The meeting focused on the three transportation startup concepts that the group had developed in two previous forums. In addition to reporting out on the progress of the startups, the Leadership Circle heard from industry leaders, innovators and disruptors working in the ITS space. This report presents a summary of the discussions and outcomes from the June meeting. The report also identifies next steps to be taken prior to and within subsequent meetings.

“Exploring Innovation: Understanding Risk and Reward in Transportation.” Winter 2014

Exploring Innovation examines the influence of disruptive technologies on the transportation industry’s ability to change the status quo. The report also presents insights and key takeaways from the Forum, which included sessions with Intel Corp.’s leadership to discuss the impact of autonomous driving, the Internet of Things (IoT) and supply chain disruption as it relates to the end user. This report also discusses the progress of the three transportation “startup” concepts the group previously identified—developing a national ITS data source for shared private-public sector use, targeting the commercial vehicle industry with a comprehensive ITS strategy, and advancing vehicle-to-infrastructure technology deployment.

“Creative Disruption: Exploring Innovation in Transportation,” August 2013

The second Leadership Circle report presents a summary of the discussions and results from the August meeting. The group conducted an in-depth exploration of the shared transportation ecosystem in which all participants engage; followed by focusing more narrowly on developing new, problem-solving business models to accelerate innovation and investment in transportation.

Inaugural Leadership Circle Forum Report, April 2013

The 2013 ITS America Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee marked the first official gathering of the Leadership Circle. It was here that this group began to map out opportunities where technology and policy can be better paired to improve our nation’s transportation system.

2017 Patron Members dba Leadership Circle

Arizona Department of Transportation
California Department of Transportation
Traffic21 Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Cubic Transportation Systems
Eberle Design, Inc.
Florida Department of Transportation
General Motors Corporation
GRIDSMART Technologies, Inc.


HNTB Corporation
Iteris, Inc.

Kapsch TrafficCom
Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Michigan Department of Transportation
Michigan Mobility Transformation Center
Minnesota Department of Transportation
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
New York City Department of Transportation

Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)
Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas Department of Transportation

University of Maryland, CATT Lab
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute