Technology Talk Series: Trends in Urban Mobility

June 3, 2020
June 3, 2020
11 a.m. Eastern | 10 a.m. Central

Join us for an informative session on the trends in urban transportation that impact the safety and mobility of all road users. 3M will cover the safety and science of how reflective materials are used as low-cost countermeasures to help improve urban safety and help facilitate social distancing. Also hear from National Complete Streets Coalition on policies and pilot projects that support design and operation of the entire right of way to enable safe access for all users, regardless of age, ability, or mode of transportation. Then learn from the City of Austin’s vision and programs that involve deploying new technology to move people and goods through the city in faster, safer, cleaner, more affordable and more equitable ways.

Learning Objectives:

  • Trends and issues facing urban mobility today
  • Awareness around simple safety solutions to improve safety for all road users
  • How 3M products can contribute to safety in urban environments
  • What are complete streets and the policies to help support safe mobility for all modes of Transportation

3M is dedicated to improving transportation safety and mobility so all road users can arrive at their destinations safely.The company is a leading global supplier of high-performance materials for traffic signs and work zone devices, road markings, vehicle conspicuity markings, and vehicle registration materials, systems and services.

Sinan Yordem, PhD
Global Segment Marketing, 3M Transportation Safety Division

Sinan began his career at 3M in 2011 after completing his graduate studies in Polymer Science and Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Sinan has worked on a broad span of commercialization projects and business roles in the fields of electronics, optics, transportation and future of mobility. He is currently responsible for Global Segment Marketing Programs where he leads safety and product related marketing programs and new technology pilots to help improve urban safety and mobility.

Charlie Gullickson
Global Segment Marketing, 3M Transportation Safety Division

Charlie is a global marketer with 3M’s Transportation Safety Division where he focuses on urban mobility related marketing programs spanning the division’s entire portfolio. Charlie Joined 3M in 2018 after completing his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Joseph McKenzie
Project Controls Specialist – Smart Mobility, City of Austin, Transportation Department

Joseph is a Project Manager for the Smart Mobility Office within the Austin Transportation Department. He has over 15 years of experience working in the public and private sector on a wide array of transportation related projects and programs.He is currently partnering with the private sector in piloting and testing emerging technologies related to connected vehicles as well as other Smart City initiatives such as using Internet-of-Things (IOT) sensory technology and machine learning applications to detect, analyze and ultimately improve intersection safety.

Joseph has been a resident of Austin for over 20 years and is excited to be involved with improving the city’s transportation network and increasing safety through the testing and implementation of innovative technologies. Working for the Smart Mobility Office has also presented Joseph the opportunity to work directly with the community to understand the needs and concerns of residents to better help steer solutions for all Austinites.

Emiko Atherton
Vice President, Thriving Communities, Smart Growth America
Director, National Complete Streets Coalition

Emiko is the Vice President for Thriving Communities and Director of the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America. As Vice President of Thriving Communities, Emiko oversees SGA’s public health, community-driven engagement, place making and rural communities work. In her role as Director of the Coalition, Emiko oversees the program’s overall strategy, federal advocacy, communications, research, and technical assistance programs.