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A2Y Chamber Event: IMPACT 2018

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Name: A2Y Chamber Event: IMPACT 2018
Date: October 12, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
Our Mobility Future will commence at Impact 2018. Impact will include activities, speakers, and a panel discussion. The program will give you the starting point to learn what mobility technology is, what it will become, and how its impact will change both the business community specifically, and our society generally.
Understanding the Reality of Mobility
Sam Abuelsamid, senior analyst for Navigant Research?s Transportation Efficiencies program, will give us an in-depth look at the global background of mobility to set the baseline for Our Mobility Future. We will learn about what mobility really is, dispel common myths and misconceptions, and broaden our outlook as we begin this series.
How Our Business Community Set the Stage to Shape the Future
David Cole
Chair Emeritus of
Center for Automotive Research
former Professor of Engineering at University of Michigan 
Our first panel of industry and thought leaders from the mobility sector will explain how local companies and organizations have already done groundbreaking work to shape the current mobility landscape. We will also explore how the work and leadership taking place here in Washtenaw County will be vital in shaping the vast future of the mobility industry and its applications.
John F. Kwant
Vice President
City Solutions
Ford Smart Mobility, LLC
Hideki Hada
Executive Engineer
Advanced Safety
Toyota Motor North America ? R&D Technical Strategy
Carrie Morton
Deputy Director
Debby Bezzina
Senior Program Manager
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
Craig Hupy
Public Services Area Administrator
City of Ann Arbor
Keeping in Mind as We Go Forward
Stella Wixom
Executive Director
Business Engagement Center
University of Michigan
Our second leadership panel will explore the themes of Our Mobility Future. We will discuss how businesses and entities that may not yet feel directly impacted should start to apply this knowledge and plan for the future; get an understanding of how our community is poised to benefit from opportunities in both the R&D and broader commercialization of mobility technologies; and consider how our legal, financial, and societal frameworks should and will change as mobility touches more of our world and the broader aspects of our daily lives.
Kristin Kolodge
Executive Director
Driver Interaction and Human Machine Interface (HMI)
J.D. Power
Mary Jo Callan
Ginsberg Center for Community Service & Learning
University of Michigan
Michelle K. Mueller
Vice President of Economic, Community & College Development
Washtenaw Community College
Danil Prokhorov
Department Head
Future Research Department
Toyota Motor North America ? R&D
Michigan?s Role in Reshaping the World 
Kirk T. Steudle, Director of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Interim Director of the American Center for Mobility will give us a broad look at how Michigan?s people and institutions can build on the state?s success in putting the world on wheels by shaping Our Mobility Future.

With Our Mobility Future, the Chamber will guide our community through a four-part series of dialogues and interactions to truly define and embrace the future of mobility. We will define an ambiguous term to provide a common understanding of what it is and what it may become. This means understanding the changes ahead for how we drive, the transportation we use, the financial and regulatory structures we operate in, the jobs we create, and the face of our culture. Our Mobility Future will feature four parts:
Our Current Landscape: Impact 2018 will lay the framework for Our Mobility Future and allow you to understand the current landscape of mobility.
Reshaping the Future: In early 2019, the Chamber will provide an experience on the impacts mobility will have not just on transportation, but on the related components of daily life.
The Benefits of a Mobility Economy: Our Spring 2019 event will give you the chance to understand how to benefit from the opportunities that mobility will provide for research, commercialization, and job creation.
Our Coming Framework: A June 2019 event will focus on how our nation?s new mobility future will lead to changes in our legal and financial structures.
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Toyota Motor North America Research & Development
8777 Platt Rd. Saline, MI 48176
Date/Time Information:
Friday, October 12, 2018
11:00 AM -3:00pm
​Registration 11:00-11:30
Program - 11:30 
Contact Information:
Robin Lawrence 734-214-0113
$65.00 Chamber members.
$80.00 Prospective members & general public
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