Speakers


TransOvation brings together some of the brightest minds in transportation development and business for a one-of-a-kind interactive learning event that will help you increase productivity and profit for your employer.

ted-zoli-speakerTed Zoli, a heralded bridge engineer and a senior vice president at HNTB, is a 2009 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship recipient. Esquire magazine profiled Zoli in a 2010 cover story, “The Brightest: 16 Geniuses Who Give Us Hope.” Zoli also teaches at Princeton and Columbia.

john-hillman-speakerJohn Hillman, Director of Bridge Technology at Parsons, won the 2010 Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine “Award of Excellence” for his development of the Hybrid Composite Beam. ENR writes in its cover of Hillman, “[he has an] obsession that sets out to transform the infrastructure world for the better.”

Ross Smith, director of test at Skype (a Microsoft Company) is one of the nation’s top innovation thought leaders. Having spent over 20 years developing and testing software for tech giant Microsoft, Smith knows how to cultivate an environment that can lead to increased collaboration, productivity and profit. He holds five patents and has been featured in the “Wall Street Journal,” The Economist,” CNBC and MSNBC.

Jascha Franklin-Hodge: Mayor Martin J. Walsh appointed Jascha Franklin-Hodge as the city’s chief information officer in June 2014. He leads programs to enhance online service delivery, empower city employees with effective digital tools, and improve access to technology and the Internet for all Boston neighborhoods.

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