Parking Industry Exhibition - The Parking Event for 2018

Smart Parking / Smart Cities Symposium sponsored by T2 Systems and International Downtown Association


Thursday, March 29, 2018
Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Grand Ballroom

 

T2 Systems and the International Downtown Association join forces with Parking Today Media to sponsor a day long event at PIE focusing on Smart Parking and Smart Cities. Thursday will be “Smart” at PIE. Every professional in our industry will be affected by the “Smart Cities” movement. There are national meetings of cities almost monthly discussing how they will be changing their approach to data and data collection to enable them to make better lives for their residents. One of the major areas of change will be parking and transportation.

The Smart Parking / Smart Cities Symposium will bring Keynote Speaker Akshay Pottathil, Co-Director of the Center for Information Convergence and Strategy at San Diego State University (SDSU) to the podium. “I look at autonomous vehicles differently. To me, an autonomous vehicle is one I can hack into, take over, and crash, drive or park – in the middle of the freeway,” he said. Even so-called connected cars today can be hacked, such as those with in-vehicle subscription-based communications and navigation technology. “I could hack in, turn off the engine when you are going 80 mph,” he said, “or in the case of cars that can park themselves, tell it to park in the middle of the street or on the freeway.

This symposium at PIE will have three purposes:

• First – Bring the industry up to speed as to what is happening in the Smart Cities movement

• Second – Review “Smart Parking” and how it will fit in Smart Cities

• Third – A general discussion as to how we can get a seat at the Smart Cities table

Four additional presentations will include parking managers and IT directors from cities including Las Vegas, San Diego, and Atlanta, plus major vendors in the Smart Cities genre. The focus will be on what is happening, and how parking managers can become a part of the Smart Cities tsunami that is sweeping the country. 

Additional Speakers and panels will include:

• City managers and Smart City innovators who are leading the Smart City programs

• Tech leaders from major Smart City suppliers will discuss how they see parking ‘fit’ into the mix

• Senior parking managers from cities where parking has been involved will discuss how they are working with the Smart Cities leaders

• Technology leaders from parking will discuss what is currently being done and just how involved we already are in Smart Cities programs

Is the Smart City concept real, or just a way for the major hardware and software suppliers to create a new market with deep pockets? Do we care? Often markets start that way and then find traction and provide true benefits to the participants.

The International Downtown Association is a world leader and champion for vital and livable urban centers. Through its network of diverse practitioners, its rich body of knowledge, and its unique capacity to nurture community-building partnerships, IDA provides tools, intelligence and strategies for creating healthy and dynamic centers that anchor the well-being of towns, cities and regions of the world.

T2 Systems is a technology leader in the parking industry. It has a broad reaching footprint including hardware and software for on and off street parking controls, permitting, and parking enforcement. Its 1200 customers include municipalities and universities across the continent.


SMART PARKING / SMART CITIES SYMPOSIUM

Thursday, March 29, 2018

8:30 am - 9:30 am

INTRODUCTION  Smart Parking / Smart Cities Symposium

“I not going to tell the parking industry what it wants to hear -- I hope that’s OK,” said Akshay Pottathil, Co-Director of the Center for Information Convergence and Strategy at San Diego State University (SDSU) and keynote speaker at the Smart Parking / Smart Cities Symposium held in conjunction with the upcoming PIE 2018.

“I look at autonomous vehicles differently. To me, an autonomous vehicle is one I can hack into, take over, and crash, drive or park – in the middle of the freeway,” he said. Even so-called connected cars today can be hacked, such as those with OnStar. “I could hack in, turn off the engine when you are going 80 mph,” he said, “or in the case of cars that can park themselves, tell it to park in the middle of the street or on the freeway.” 

Pottathil, who has worked with the US Departments of Transportation and Homeland Security, will focus on the problems with “Smart Parking and Smart Cities” in his keynote address for the “Smart Parking/Smart Cities Symposium” at PIE 2018

“Autonomous vehicles are coming. Not today, not tomorrow, but they are coming,” Pottathil said. “The parking industry needs to rethink its business models. It won’t be the end of parking, but it may be the end of parking as we know it.

“There are no guidelines for private companies (such as Tesla or GM or BMW) to follow when developing vehicles that are ‘smart,’” he said, “and there are no guidelines for cities or, for that matter, parking facility owners. If a parking space is an inch too short or too narrow, the Tesla won’t be able to park in it, but a human could, and probably would.”

These issues, he said, along with others, will haunt the parking industry for years to come.

Pottathil has been actively involved in the global tourism, hospitality, security and trade industries since 2001. He has taught in the SDSU College of Sciences, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Arts and Letters.

In 2013, he was honored with a “Faculty of the Year” award in homeland security and granted the university’s second Presidential Leadership Fund award. His lectures on data fusion and pattern recognition have been offered to senior government officials in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.

Keynote :  Akshay Pottathil, Co-Director of the Center for Information Convergence and Strategy (CICS) at San Diego State University (SDSU) and is the Co-Founder and Director of Innovation & Strategy of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) at the University of Dubai


9:30 am - 10:30 am

Smart Parking / Smart Cities Symposium - Part 1

Smart Parking and Smart Cities in Las Vegas

Parking Services Manager Brandy Stanley and Information Technology Director Michael Sherwood discuss how Las Vegas is actively pursuing Smart City technologies to make life better for its citizens through its Smart Cities Innovation District program. Parking and transportation are important pieces of this initiative – learn how parking got a seat at the table and how they are teaming up to make Las Vegas a better place to live.

Presented by : Brandy Stanley, Parking Services Manager, City of Las Vegas and Michael Sherwood, Director of Technology and Innovation, City of Las Vegas


10:45 am - 11:45 am

Smart Parking / Smart Cities Symposium - Part 2

How Smart Cities are Using Intelligent Streetlights to Enable Smart Parking and More

Cities around the world are striving to become smarter, and intelligent streetlights are one piece of infrastructure that can be leveraged to improve civic outcomes including public safety, public health, traffic management, and parking.  In fact, Smart Parking was one of the first applications rolled out in San Diego and Atlanta when those Smart Cities installed GE’s CityIQ Nodes.

AT&T, GE’s national partner and distributor, will explain this technology and the benefits it offers to cities.

CivicSmart, as a parking technology provider to both cities, and SP Plus, as the on-street parking operator in Atlanta, will share how the data from these intelligent streetlights is being used to improve parking compliance, operational efficiency, accountability and fairness.

Presented by :  Mike Nickolaus, President and CEO, CivicSmart Inc.,  and Ben Easterling, Strategic Alliance Lead, AT&T IoT Smart Cities AT&T


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

Smart Parking / Smart Cities Symposium - Part 3

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and Their Impact on Parking

This session will feature a panel discussion that focuses on parking and the autonomous/connected car. In the years since the parking industry emerged, advances in parking management practices and technology have grown slowly, but steadily. Today, with the rapid spread of connected vehicles on the road and autonomous vehicles on the horizon, changes in the parking industry will be fast paced and disruptive. As an industry, we need to learn how to use the latest technology to our advantage to prepare for a connected and driverless world. Learn how big data & connected / autonomous cars will revolutionize urban mobility and learn how big data & connected / autonomous cars will alter the parking industry.

Presented by :  Nathan Donnell, Director of Business Development, INRIX


2 :00 pm - 2:15 pm

Smart Parking / Smart Cities Symposium - Closing Remarks

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