Apr
26
11:30 AM11:30

Northeast Florida To Be Nation’s First “Smart Region”

Join the JAX Chamber Transportation and Logistics Council for a luncheon where we learn how Northeast Florida is becoming the nation’s first “Smart Region”. Speakers will be North Florida Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Executive Director Jeff Sheffield and Greg Krueger, director of Emerging Technology Programs at HNTB. They will share how the North Florida Smart Region Master Plan utilizes “smart city” and emerging technologies to harness the power of big data and traffic flow strategies to create a technology platform to deliver world-class safety and mobility solutions. The TPO, HNTB, Florida Department of Transportation and a steering committee of 30 local agencies and interested parties are working to create this dynamic opportunity for Northeast Florida businesses and residents.

PRICING:

Member Prepaid Price: $20, $27 at the door

Non-member Prepaid Price: $27, $33 at the door


 Jeff Sheffield, Executive Director at North Florida Transportation Planning Organization

Jeff Sheffield, Executive Director at North Florida Transportation Planning Organization

Jeff Sheffield, a 25-year transportation professional, is the executive director of the independent four-county North Florida Transportation Planning Organization (North Florida TPO) handling transportation planning and prioritizing in the region. Mr. Sheffield has been with the North Florida TPO since 1992 in varied positions of increasing responsibility and became executive director in 2009. In his role, Mr. Sheffield leads regional coordination and policy development and oversees project management for short and long-term programs and studies prescribed by federal law. Mr. Sheffield also is a frequent speaker and panel moderator on infrastructure and other transportation topics and fosters strong local relationships with national organizations. He has a Master of Science in urban planning from Florida State University.

 Greg Krueger, Director of Emerging Technology Programs at HNTB

Greg Krueger, Director of Emerging Technology Programs at HNTB

Greg Krueger is director of Emerging Technology Programs at HNTB, where he leads the charge for the deployment of smart cities and connected and automated vehicle technologies at the local, state and federal levels. Mr. Krueger is working on a variety of projects that aim to integrate technology with transportation and the surrounding infrastructure to improve the safety and mobility on our nation’s roadways. Previously, Greg served as MDOT’s Program Manager for the statewide Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) program, overseeing all development, operations and maintenance of ITS throughout the State of Michigan. Mr. Krueger received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University and his Masters of Science degree in Civil Engineering, with an emphasis on Traffic Engineering from Texas A&M University.


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