Parking Industry Exhibition - The Parking Event for 2018

PIE 2018 Featured Speakers Announced!


The Parking Industry Exhibition reaches out to dozens of experts in all areas of the Parking World. These are consultants, vendors, senior parking managers in cities and universities as well as parking operators and parking facility developers. We asked them to participate, we did not simply put out a “call for papers.” It’s much more difficult to develop a program this way, but it means that you will receive the best information from the finest sources available.





Barbara Chance, PHD

CHANCE Management Advisors, Inc.

It’s Not Your Father’s Campus Anymore -- or Your Mother’s, Either!


Barbara J. Chance is the President and CEO of CHANCE Management Advisors, Inc. (CMA) of Philadelphia.   CMA provides parking and transportation consulting to municipalities, colleges and universities, medical centers, special event venues and other public and private owners of parking and transportation functions.  The firm has worked in over 30 states in the U.S. as well as in Canada, Lebanon, and Kuwait.  (It just goes to show that parking can take you a lot of places!)


Dr. Chance holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Kansas State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.  She was a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, teaching courses in advanced transportation studies, urbanization, city planning, and public policy.  She also served on the faculty of the Council for Advanced Transportation Studies and was an appointed Planning Commissioner for the City of Austin.


In Philadelphia, she was employed as the first Director of On-Street Parking and was responsible for combining the functions from 13 City departments into the On-Street Bureau.  Her responsibilities were to develop, implement, and manage a new program to consolidate all on-street parking functions and manage a staff of 250.  She organized nine operating branches, including parking ticket processing, parking enforcement, parking meter operations, regulations and signs, residential permit parking, and a city-wide communications system.


Later she founded CMA to provide consulting services.  She was selected as the International Parking Institute’s Parking Professional of the Year in 2011, and she is a Founding Leadership Board member of Women in Parking.  She has served on the IPI Board of Directors and currently is a member of the Advisory Council and several committees. She has taught the Parking Management session of the Certified Administrator of Public Parking Program (CAPP) since its inception.




Dale Denda

Director of Research, Parking Market Research Company

Using Data for Sound Market Analysis vs. Using Data for an Agenda


Mr. Denda co-founded PMRC over 25 years ago,  The company is a uniquely positioned market research organization devoted solely to providing real time market intelligence and the study of trends, activity and quantification of the US parking market.


Julie Dixon

Principal Consultant, Dixon Resources Unlimited

On Street Technology
Enforcement and Permit Districts


With over 25 years of parking and transportation management experience, Julie Dixon has been directly supporting municipalities throughout the United States.  She has extensive knowledge and hands-on experience with the solicitation, development, deployment, operation, and maintenance of solutions ranging from municipal parking programs to automated enforcement systems.  She has been responsible for establishing policies, defining objectives and delivering on initiatives for municipalities of all sizes, working at all levels within the administration, enforcement and adjudication processes.  In October 2012, Ms. Dixon founded DIXON Resources Unlimited with a goal of directly supporting municipal parking programs. 




Harlan Karp

Co-Founder, Parkonect

IoT, Dynamic Pricing… and Robots?  What is about to Happen @myGarage

Harlan Karp is the co-Founder of Parkonect.  Parkonect empowers parking asset owners and operators to open vital new sales channels, maximize utilization and revenue, and streamline operations and management—all with a cloud-native platform that universally performs alongside any existing PARCS system or on a standalone basis.

Harlan is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Business School.  He possesses an in depth knowledge of financial consulting, mergers and acquisitions, real-estate asset management and parking systems and implementations.  He’s consulted with leading companies such as UPS, Deutche Bank, AFLAC, and GE Power Systems and works closely with the leading parking operators in the US, including Towne Park, Standard Parking and LAZ Parking.   Harlan has been appointed by the Governor of Illinois to the Board of Directors for the Illinois Housing Development Authority, an entity that annual approves $100s of millions for the creation and preservation of affordable housing for veterans and those with low income, disabilities and other forms of need.  

As a real-estate asset owner, Harlan Karp had a need for technology in his garage that his existing equipment could not provide and out of this, Parkonect was born.   Today, Parkonect’s motto of “Don’t just control revenue, create it” is apparent in their product offering, which focuses on maximizing revenue channels for the garage using technology in a paperless, laborless, customer-centric way.



Mark Lawrence

CEO, Spot Hero

Apps and Their Effect on You


As co-founder and CEO of SpotHero, Mark Lawrence is responsible for the overall vision and strategic direction for the company.


Mark was named to Crain’s Chicago Business Tech50 ranking of the most influential people in the local technology community. He was also selected for the National Parking Association's inaugural 40 Under 40 class in 2015. Mark has penned articles for parking industry publications Parking Today and Parking Magazine and regularly speaks at technology, entrepreneur and parking conferences across the country.  


Before founding SpotHero, Mark was a Financial Analyst at Bank of America. Mark graduated with BS in Finance from Bradley University.



Colleen M. Niese

Principal, The Marlyn Group, LLC

Searching for IT Employees


With twenty years experience in the Human Resources industry, Colleen partners with Marlyn Group clients to assess the existing scope of services in the areas of Strategic HR, Leadership Development and Transformative Change.  With that insight, she identifies with internal stakeholders opportunities and subsequent deliverables for improved performance, at the individual, team and company level.  


Colleen is the immediate past Chairperson and current Associate Director for the Women in Parking Association and is an active member of NPA, IPI, WELD (Women For Economic Leadership Development), SHRM and ASA. 



Joseph Sciulli

CHANCE Management Advisors, Inc.

It’s Not Your Father’s Campus Anymore -- or Your Mother’s, Either!


Joseph P. Sciulli is Vice President and Senior Operations Consultant for CHANCE Management Advisors, Inc. (CMA), a national parking and transportation consulting firm that is celebrating its 30th anniversary in April 2014.  Joe began his parking career as an on-street consultant in 1985 after a seven-year stint in the Air Force as an auditor and finance officer.  He joined CMA in 2000, where he leads consulting engagements for university, city, medical and private parking clients.  Joe is a regular contributor to Parking Today and frequently presents at industry conferences on a variety of parking management topics, and presently is in his second term on the IPI’s Education Development Committee. 




Eugene Tsyrklevich


Parking Apps and Connected Cars


Founded in 2009, Parkopedia provides detailed information on over 40 million parking spaces in 75 countries, including car parks, street parking and private driveways. In addition to providing extensive static information about each location, Parkopedia also provides real-time space availability information as well as the ability to reserve a parking space. This allows people to drive straight to an available space instead of circling around looking for parking. Parkopedia can be accessed online, on mobile or inside the car navigation systems of some of the world's most recognized car brands such as BMW, Ford, GM, Land Rover, Jaguar, Toyota, Volvo and many others. Eugene holds both a Bachelor and a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego.


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