Several new speakers have recently been added to the all-star line-up that is expected to present at the 4th Annual “Dr. J. Don Brock TransOvation™ Workshop” November 17-19 at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Wash.  This year’s workshop will explore the intersection of big-data and transportation infrastructure to find out how new technologies will impact the future of transportation design and construction. The event helps transportation design and construction professionals discover new markets, tap new resources, while teaching them to think “outside the box.” Speakers include:

  • Matt Wallaert, a Microsoft behavioral scientist working at the intersection of technology and human behavior, will deliver the keynote speech on Monday, November 17.  After several years in academia and two successful startups, he leads a team of experts who use technology and science (including his specialty, social psychology) to help people live happier, healthier lives.  As a frequent speaker on the science of behavior change, he will share insights to help attendees start thinking about new ideas and concepts.
  • Gregory G. Nadeau, Acting Administrator at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), spearheads development of the agency’s “Every Day Counts” (EDC) initiative aimed at shortening project delivery time by accelerating rapid deployment of innovative technology. Nadeau has overseen FHWA’s work with state DOTs to make widespread use of innovation and transportation improvements around the country. He has also played a critical role in developing regional summits and promoting the development of State Transportation Innovation Councils that bring together representatives throughout the highway transportation community to match new technologies with current and future transportation projects and make them standard practice.
  • Kristin Flandreau is the Internet of Things (loT) commercial lead for the United States at Microsoft, leading partner engagement and industry marketing targeting enterprise line-of-business (LOB) decision-makers with Microsoft’s cloud-based business solutions for loT. She will focus on the potential impact that the digital world will have on transportation infrastructure and recent projects, such as the London Underground transit system.

Space is limited. Professional Development Hours are also available.

The guaranteed discounted hotel room rate of $219 ends October 20. Call the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, Wash. at (425) 698-4258 to secure your room.

View the full program of events or contact ARTBA’s Allison Klein for more details.