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Wednesday, November 7

9:45am PST

Opening Executive Panel: Understanding the Drivers of Innovation in the Road & Transport Sector
Delivery processes are evolving at a pace never seen before in the history of the road and transport sector. From innovations in materials, such as self-healing concrete and rubberized asphalt, to advances in construction equipment automation, and the dawn of the connected and automated vehicle, the industry is on the verge of a new era. This panel will bring together leading experts and thought leaders to discuss how the road industry can better incorporate innovation and technology to enhanced productivity gains.

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Shelley Row, P.E., CSP

Leadership Consultant, Shelley Row Associates
Shelley Row is a recognized expert in transportation programs, management, and ITS. Ms. Row is widely-known within the transportation community for her leadership, vision and organizational skills as well as for her interpersonal communication and public speaking skills. She founded... Read More →

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Maitha bin Adai

CEO - Traffic & Roads Agency, Dubai Roads & Transport Authority
Maitha Bin Adai is the Chief Executive Officer of The Traffic and Roads Agency at RTA, which is responsible for Conducting detailed studies to design, construct, manage, and operate an integrated traffic and roads network in addition to implementing the studies' results pertinent... Read More →

Steven Curtis

Operations Manager, Bechtel
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Rudy Malfabon

Director, Nevada DOT
Rudy Malfabon was appointed to the position of Director of the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) in September 2012. He has worked over thirty years for NDOT, starting his career in the field of construction. He previously held the position of Deputy Director for Southern... Read More →
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Susan Martinovich

Highway/Bridge Director for North America, Jacobs
Ms. Martinovich serves as the Director of CH2M’s Transportation Business Group’s National Highway/Bridge Market.   She has been with the firm for 6 years.  One of her duties in this role is to foster the development of new technologies and services to understand and meet clients... Read More →
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Kristina Swallow

ASCE President 2018, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Kristina Swallow is the current president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Kristina is a civil engineering leader with more than 20 years of professional practice in water resources, transportation, and land development. Among her many past roles, she served as Region... Read More →
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Bud Wright

Executive Director, AASHTO
Bud Wright is the Executive Director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), a non-profit, non-partisan association that supports and represents the interests and missions of state DOTs. He has experience in both the private sector and as... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am PST
Cohiba 3-5 Tropicana Las Vegas
Thursday, November 8

9:00am PST

Executive Panel: The Future of Road Engineering
A new generation of roads are being introduced to satisfy user demands for unrestricted travel on a network that is equipped with an increasing number of services. To achieve this, roads and bridges must be maintained without disrupting traffic and withstand harsh climatic events whilst meeting safety and environmental sustainability targets. These sometimes conflicting goals require rethinking key engineering considerations in the design, delivery and management of road networks.

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Kamil Kaloush

Professor, Arizona State U.
Dr. Kaloush is a professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. He is also the Director of the National Center of Excellence on SMART Innovations (www.ASUSMART.com). He is a registered Professional Engineer with more than... Read More →

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Dr. Serji Amirkhanian

Professor, The University of Alabama
EDUCATIONPh.D., Clemson University, 1987, Civil EngineeringBIOGRAPHYResearch areas of interest include pavement design and evaluation; polymerized binders; recycling materials in infrastructure; rubberized binders and mixtures; green pavements; pavement preservation; non-destructive... Read More →
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Sofia Berger

Senior Vice President | U.S. Transportation Market, Louis Berger
Sofia Berger is senior vice president for U.S. transportation at Louis Berger, focused on growing the company’s largest and highest growth market, supporting both public and private sector client development goals and with a particular focus on PPPs. Previously, she served as the... Read More →
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Jordan Block

Senior Urban Strategist, WSP USA
Jordan Block is a Senior Urban Strategist with WSP USA in their Denver, Colorado office. His focus centers around leveraging large infrastructural change as a catalyst for great places and vibrant communities. His interest is in designing for people and promoting active and shared... Read More →
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Dr. Gerardo F. Flintsch

Director of the Center for Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure, and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech
Dr. Gerardo F. Flintsch is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure at VTTI and a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. Since the mid-1980s, he has worked in the areas of asset management, pavement engineering, and sustainability.Dr... Read More →
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George Way

Owner, Consulpav
George B. Way is chairman of the Rubberized Asphalt Association and an adjunct professor with the Arizona State University School of Sustainable Engineering & The Built Environment. He also serves as a chief engineer at Consulpav, a pavements and materials consulting firm with offices... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PST
Cohiba 3-5 Tropicana Las Vegas
Friday, November 9

9:00am PST

Executive Panel: Connected, Autonomous & Shared Mobility: is our Road Network Ready?
It is no longer the question “if” but rather “when” fully connected and autonomous vehicles will hit the road in full force, with in its wake a profound transformation of personal mobility and user experience. One has to wonder however if the road network itself is ready to accommodate such a paradigm shift, seeing the decades-long shelf life of the underlying assets. This session will discuss such questions related to a full-scale deployment of new mobility services, in an effort to reach consensus on some key aspects of system design.

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John Funny

‎President / CEO, Grice Consulting
John J. Funny is the President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Grice Consulting Group, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and with regional offices in Washington, District of Columbia and Columbia, South Carolina. He has 30 years of professional experience in the areas of transportation... Read More →

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Kimberly Avery

Director, Bureau of Field Services, Michigan Department of Transportation
A Valparaiso University graduate in Civil Engineering, Ms. Avery has 29 years of experience at Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), as a registered professional engineer with the State of Michigan.  As Director of the Bureau of Field Services, Ms. Avery is responsible for... Read More →
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Michael Brown

Institute Engineer, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)
Mike Brown is an Institute Engineer for Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). He has been a leader in the development of intelligent systems for over twenty-one years. Mr. Brown has served various federal, state, and commercial clients in projects spanning the areas of Advanced Traffic... Read More →
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Shashi Nambisan

Executive Director, Alabama Transportation Institute
Dr. Shashi Nambisan, PE is the Executive Director of the Alabama Transportation Institute and a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Alabama. He has more than 29 years of experience including about 22 years leading the development and growth of research enterprises... Read More →
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David Swallow

Senior Director of Engineering & Technology, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
David Swallow is the Senior Director of Engineering & Technology with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, where he has worked since 2001. He is responsible for overseeing the design and implementation of many of the RTC’s projects and initiatives, including... Read More →
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Lester Yoshida

Sr. Vice President of Systems, Parsons
Lester is a Senior Vice President at Parsons and the Director of Technology leading many of the R&D activities. He has over 30 years of systems engineering experience and has extensive experience with multi-agency projects with many stakeholders having multiple public and private... Read More →

Friday November 9, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PST
Cohiba 3-5 Tropicana Las Vegas