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Keynotes announced for ITS America Annual Meeting

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Continental North America President Jeff Klei and Amazon.com Vice President for Global Innovation Policy and Communications Paul Misener will offer keynote remarks at the ITS America 28th Annual Meeting and Expo in June.

Intelligent Mobility: Safer, Greener, Smarter will focus on the future of mobility technologies and will highlight seamless mobility around the movement of people, data and freight in the 21st Century.

President of Continental North America since 2008, Klei is responsible for customer, governmental and other external relationships in the region. He also retains his current responsibilities as Vice President of Sales, General Motors Worldwide. Klei will be speaking on Wednesday, June 5th.

A 19 year old Amazon veteran, Misener founded Amazon’s public policy operations and currently advocates on behalf of the company’s culture, innovation and leadership. He is an engineer and attorney. Misener will speak on Thursday, June 6th.

ITS America President and CEO Shailen Bhatt said, “We are thrilled to have Jeff and Paul join us.”

Bhatt continued, “Each has a unique perspective on innovation as it relates to safety and mobility, and we look forward to hearing their vision around intelligent mobility.”

Each keynote will be immediately followed by panel discussions related to the day’s theme. “Safer, Greener, Smarter” is slated for Wednesday, June 5th and it’s panelists include, Gabe Klein, co-founder of Cityfi, Sherif Marakby, President and CEO of Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC and Angel Mendez, Chief Operating Officer at HERE Technologies.

The discussion on Thursday, June 6th will focus on “Moving People, Data and Freight.” Panelists will include, Joe Bergera, President and CEO of Iteris, Therese McMillan, Executive Director at Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Dr. Josh Switkes, Founder and CEO of Peloton.

Additional speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. The ITS America Annual Meeting will be held June 4-7 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

SMART Highways editor Paul Hutton will report from ITS America’s Annual Meeting as part of his popular Talking Transport podcast series.

 
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