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Session No. 5E

Session Title: SmartCities Says: “I Love You Data”

Session Description: This session discusses the importance of data for SmartCities, specifically how data is leveraged to develop Smart Cities applications. 

Moderator Name: Vijay VaradarajanHNTB        

Smart Columbus – The Projects and The DataJeff Kupko, P.E., P.T.O.E., Assistant Transportation Program Manager, Michael Baker International

Smart City Data Life Cycle, Michelle Maggiore, P.E., Smart and Connected Communities Business Development Manager, Cisco

Speaker Bios

Jeff Kupko is a transportation engineer with 13 years' experience and currently resides in Columbus, OH. He leads Michael Baker's efforts in Smart Cities and currently sits on site in the Smart Columbus Program Management Office as a City Project Manager. His career experience has also encompassed innovative intersection design, special event operations, TSMO plan development, and tolling operations. He has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in civil engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

Michelle Maggiore leads transportation business development for Cisco’s Industry Solutions Group. She is a professional transportation engineer with 20 years of experience in performance management and strategic planning for transportation agencies and local governments, most recently applying her background to the deployment of technology in the public sector. At Cisco, Maggiore advises public sector customers on implementing technologies to support connected and automated vehicles with a focus on vehicle to infrastructure communications. Maggiore's academic contributions to the field of transportation include the development and application of decision support analytics to align public-sector investments to regional goals and performance measures. Her methodology for optimizing transportation and technology investments was published by the National Academy of Sciences in NCHRP Report 806, where she served as Principal Investigator. Prior to joining Cisco, Maggiore led U.S. transportation services for IBM. She has advised the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Eno Transportation Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Transportation on performance-based transportation and technology investment planning. Maggiore has an Master of Science in transportation engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Penn State.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Room 208

  • Full Presentation Slides (PDF)

Smart Columbus – The Projects and The Data

Smart City Data Life Cycle



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