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The Urban Loop podcast brings you interviews with professionals in the Smart City field to share stories about their journey to where they are today and the larger real-world impact of their work. Guests include technologists, urban researchers, leaders of city government, and impactful changemakers, to name a few. Find out more at www.theurbanloop.com or follow us on Twitter @the_urban_loop The Urban Loop podcast is brought to you in partnership with Billion or Bust Media. You can find the ...
 
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Ben Volkow is the CEO & Founder of Otonomo, an Israel based startup building the future of connected car data. Otonomo is building a platform to collect, cleanse, secure, and standardize OEM car data from over 18 million vehicles. Third party service providers then deliver innovative smart city, traffic, fleet management, and mapping services for o…
 
Curtis Rogers is the Co-Founder of Parkade, an app that helps tenants in the same building share and rent parking. Parkade helps put your unused parking spots to good use. As for visitors to your apartment or condo, Parkade helps make visiting seamless, with finding parking just an afterthought. In this conversation, we dive into… Residential parki…
 
Khristian Gutierrez is the Chief Revenue Officer at Passport, a leader in payments in the city space. Passport provides the only end-to-end digital operating system for mobile parking payments, parking enforcement, digital permitting, and micro-mobility. Nearly a 1000 cities and universities across the US work with Passport to make parking as simpl…
 
Phil Beecher is the President and CEO of the Wi-SUN Alliance, a global alliance developing and promoting inter-operable Internet of Things wireless standards for smart city infrastructure.Phil and the Wi-SUN Alliance have pioneered the Smart Utility wireless network (IEEE 802.15.4g), bringing together the best of reliability, bandwidth, and latency…
 
Dr. Paul Van Buskirk is a legendary political figure from the city of Cohoes, NY responsible for founding the Cohoes Citizen Party in 1963 to defeat the Albany political machine, New York’s most corrupt machine. Today, he is the Founder and Chairman of Metro Forecasting Models, which helps several Southeastern US states predict population growth an…
 
Jessie Feller Hahn is the Executive Director of Meeting of the Minds, a global leadership network and knowledge sharing platform, comprising tens of thousands of leaders in the urban sustainability and technology space. Previously she worked on the Tri-State Region’s 4th Regional Plan through the Regional Planning Association, a historic planning o…
 
Chris Davis was most recently the VP of Smart Cities at CIMCON Lighting, who headed their expansion into building Smart City platforms. A recognized expert in Smart City technology deployments, Chris has traveled the world to speak at several international conferences. Furthermore, Chris has headed divisions at Schneider Electric and has mentored s…
 
Marc Morial is the President and CEO of the National Urban League, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, serving over 300 communities and helping improve the lives of over 2 million people nationwide. Under his tenure, the organization built stronger roots through its vast economic and educational programs. Marc also served as …
 
Dr. Jennifer Clark is the Author of Uneven Innovation and a Professor at the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University. As an expert in urban and regional economic development planning, she has taught at Cornell University and the Georgia Institute of Technology in addition to providing expert testimony before the US Congress and…
 
Amos Meiri is the CEO and Co-Founder of Colu. Popular across Israel, and soon to be coming to the US, this Tel-Aviv based startup enables the coordination of infrastructure to reduce chaos, drive engagement with local business, and incentivize positive behavior through the distribution of a unique City Coin that can be spent across the city. Featur…
 
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed is physician, epidemiologist, public health expert, progressive activist, and political commentator. Previously as the Health Commissioner for the City of Detroit, tasked with rebuilding the health system, Abdul oversaw one of the fastest municipal public health turnarounds in American history, making Detroit a national leader in…
 
Andrew Watkins is the President and COO of Marketplace.city, a Chicago based startup building a marketplace to connect leading smart technology providers to governments, worldwide. What began with the question, “Why don't public sector buyers have a better way to discover and acquire technology solutions?" blossomed into a robust marketplace servin…
 
In Episode 10, the final for Season 1, I’m joined by Jordan Davis. Jordan is the Director of Smart Columbus where she leads the City and the Columbus Partnership in bringing together the right partners and kickstarting pilot programs that help the city advance towards the grand vision of a connected city. Smart Columbus was born out of the very fir…
 
Nigel Jacob is the Co-Founder of the Office of New Urban Mechanics, a civic innovation incubator and R&D lab within the City of Boston. Nigel’s work is dedicated to making urban life better through human-centered design and innovative applications of technology. The Office works with universities, startups, and other city departments to design inno…
 
Janna Smith is the Transportation Technology Project Manager for the City of Los Angeles. Janna works at the crossroads of technology and policy, leading efforts around data sharing and Smart City pilot programs in implementing LADOT’s Transportation Technology Strategy. In this conversation, we dive into… How LA is betting on Data, Mobility, and I…
 
Danielle DuMerer is the CIO & Commisioner of the City of Chicago, where she helps the City leverage data and technology to improve city service delivery and oversees the implementation of large-scale smart city initiatives. In this conversation, Danielle gives us insight into... Improving the efficacy and accessibility of gov’t services How Chicago…
 
Kathleen Baireuther is a Sr. Mgr in Ford Mobility’s City Solutions, where she works closely with cities to identify significant mobility pain points and translate those into practical, real-world projects. Kathleen’s expertise in mobility and energy across both the public and private sector helped provide a lot of insight into challenges we’re faci…
 
Jon Allan is the Director of the Office of the Great Lakes, where he has led the efforts to protect, restore, and sustain the Great Lakes watershed since 2012. Before that, he was deeply involved with Environmental Policy at Consumers Energy, one of Michigan’s largest utilities. Over the course of his career, Jon has led negotiations on several lan…
 
Dr. Glaeser is a Professor of Economics at Harvard University and is one of the world’s foremost authorities in urban economics. His contributions to the field have been nothing short of tremendous, having published deeply insightful works around the issues of affordable housing, city growth, and the role that cities play in transmitting ideas. His…
 
Kristin Musulin is a Senior Editor at Smart Cities Dive, a publication under the larger umbrella of Industry Dive. This publication strives to provide industry leaders with insights and information of the latest happenings in their field. This was a fascinating conversation. Kristin has had the chance to see a wide variety of trends shape up over t…
 
John Tolva has worn many hats over the course of his life. He is the founder of Cityfi, a strategic urban consultancy. He works at the intersection of technology and public policy, bridging the gap that He also leads the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance and was previously the Chief Technology Officer of the City of Chicago. John is incredibly knowled…
 
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