Thursday, June 6th
9:45am to 11:00am
The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Chair Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure United States House of Representatives
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, now in her fifteenth term as the Congresswoman for the District of Columbia, is the Chair of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. She serves on two committees: the Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Paul Misener - Vice President for Global Innovation and Policy, Amazon
Paul founded Amazon’s public policy operations, and served as the company’s Vice President for Global Public Policy from February 2000 to May 2016. On behalf of Amazon and its customers, he has testified before the United States Congress over 30 times – on net neutrality, privacy, tax, cloud computing, and more – and on many dozens of occasions before other policymaking bodies around the world, and he has given hundreds of public speeches and media interviews.
The 20th century was about moving cars; this century is about moving people, data and freight. Thursday’s keynote panel will explore questions related to how new forms of mobility are transforming how we move. How do people get around today, and how can we make it easier? We have massive amounts of data from vehicles and infrastructure, but how will we harness it to improve safety, reduce congestion, and transform our transportation system? We will also look at how automated and driver-assisted technologies will help form a connected freight system to drive our economy forward.