Webcast: Smart Communities and Autonomous Vehicles

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 11:00 AM ET

Level 5 autonomy for automotive and the broader intelligent transportation industry will require hyper broadband connectivity. Smart communities and corporations developing products and services for ubiquitous connectivity understand that it requires a holistic vision of a 5G-connected environment.

This webcast will discuss the work cities, and automotive suppliers and OEMs are doing to build infrastructure and transportation vehicles that will move from human driven, through connected to fully autonomous capabilities.

Robert Grant
Senior Director of Public Policy, Lyft

Rob Grant is the Senior Director of Public Policy at Lyft, where he spearheads Lyft's legislative and policy priorities throughout the U.S, including on autonomous vehicles. He previously worked at the United States Senate and the Federal Housing Finance Agency. In his ten years in the Senate, Rob played an integral role in addressing some of the most complex issues faced by the Senate Banking and Judiciary Committees, including the Dodd-Frank Act. Rob earned his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from Tulane University School of Law. Rob lives in Reston, VA with his wife Colleen, four sons, and their irish setter, Rosie.
Jill North
Innovation Program Manager, Department of Transportation at the City of San Jose

Although Jill is new to the public sector in her role as the Innovation Program Manager for the Department of Transportation in San Jose, she is no stranger to how emerging technology can change the way people experience the world around them. After 5 years as a Program Manager for Streetview at Google Maps, Jill is looking to bring her expertise leveraging technology to make San Jose the most innovative city in America. A native of Illinois, Jill earned her Bachelor of Business Administration at Illinois State University in 2007. In 2014, she was granted the National CEO Award of Excellence for her Streetview collaboration with Parks Canada. Beyond her professional life, Jill enjoys footgolf and the Oakland A's.
Jeff Stewart
Assistant VP, External & Legislative Affairs, Global Public Policy – Wireless, AT&T

Jeff Stewart develops public policy positions and coordinates advocacy support for a wide range of issues affecting AT&T’s wireless businesses at federal, state, and local levels domestically, as well as internationally. He addresses policy matters affecting AT&T’s Internet of Things Solutions organization—particularly its connected car, transportation, and Smart Cities businesses—and wireless network management and net neutrality matters. Jeff represents AT&T in many industry groups including CTIA, the Consumer Technology Association, the Intelligent Car Coalition, the 5G Automotive Association, and serves as the Vice Chairman of the Affiliate Advisory Board of the Auto-ISAC.
Tim Weisenberger
Project Manager, Technical Programs, Ground Vehicle Standards, SAE International