Matt Wallaert, a behavioral scientist working at the intersection of technology and human behavior for Microsoft, will serve as keynote speaker during the 4th Annual Dr. J. Don Brock “TransOvation™ Workshop” November 17-19 in Redmond, Wash.
Wallaert, a frequent speaker on the science of behavior change, will help inform and inspire this year’s workshop attendees who will be challenged with developing strategic business plans for the transportation construction industry that anticipate technological, social, political, economic and demographic changes in order to meet U.S. mobility needs over the next 15 years. Building on last year’s theme, which focused on autonomous vehicles and infrastructure, participants will work in teams to visualize how “big data” and emerging technologies could drastically change the nation’s transportation network. Attendees will also explore how to be open to change in order to help their companies navigate potential new markets.
Other “big thinkers” within the industry, such as HNTB’s Ted Zoli, HC Bridge Company’s John Hillman and 3M’s Raymond Chiu will provide attendees with innovation inspiration and share their personal secrets for thinking outside of the box.
A special reception will take place November 17 to present the 2014 TransOvation™ Awards, which honor innovative transportation infrastructure-related products, services, technologies that improve safety, save taxpayer time and money, or make our nation’s infrastructure more environmentally sustainable. The award submission deadline is August 29. Self-nominations are encouraged.