Summit Agenda & Speakers

Grand Hyatt Denver
1750 Welton St, Denver, CO 80202


11am               LUNCH AND WELCOME

12:00 P.M.       KEYNOTE ADDRESS

US Sec. Anthony Foxx, joined by Gov. John Hickenlooper, Shailen Bhatt, Executive Director of CDOT, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Dana Christensen of National Renewable Energy Lab and a special guest panel discussion.

12:30pm          PANEL DISCUSSION

2:30 – 4:30 P.M.  SUMMIT SESSION in 2 repeating rounds



Technology in Transport can Energize Our Roads and Your Business
When your goods sit in traffic, your business loses money. Technological advances like truck platooning and in-cab communications tools are transforming how trucks use our roads, improving safety and saving your business money. It's time for Colorado to "streamline" our economic future.


  • Dr. Josh Switkes, Founder, Peloton Technology
  • Ted Scott, American Trucking Association
  • CDOT Moderator/Close: Josh Laipply, Chief Engineer

Room & Time: Mt. Elbert B at 2:30 & 3:30 p.m.


Your Commute and Our Congestion can be Redefined by Technology
There is an entire city dedicated to cars that can talk to each other and drive themselves. And your 16 year old will likely ask for an Uber account not a car. Transportation is changing right now, whether it is connected vehicles or just in time commuting.  It’s time to reimagine our roads and our vehicles while we plan for Colorado’s growth and economic future.


  • Kirk Steudle, Executive Director, Michigan Department of Transportation
  • Jon Walker, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Andres Eugensson, Vice President, Global Public Affairs, Volvo Car
  • CDOT Moderator/Close: Peter Kozinski, RoadX Program Director

Room & Time: Mt. Elbert A at 2:30 & 3:30 p.m.


Zero Deaths on Our Roadways is Achievable 
What if the guardrail can tell your car not to drive off the road?  What if your car could sense other vehicles around it and stop before a crash? That future is happening today and our roads and vehicle could very possibly save your life. It's time to seriously talk about making Colorado’s roads ready for no accidents.


  • Kyle Vogt, Founder, Cruise Automation
  • Malcolm Dougherty, Director, California Department of Transportation
  • Steffen Linkenbach, Director of Systems and Technology for the Chassis & Safety Division, Continental North America
  • CDOT Moderator/Close:  Ryan Rice, Director Transportation Systems Management & Operations

Room & Time: Gray's Peak at 2:30 & 3:30 p.m.


Technology can Intersect with Our Transportation System Funding: Implementation of Road Usage Charge
Your phone has turned into your map, your traveling companion and your wallet. In Oregon, it is transforming how we pay for transportation funding. It is time to seriously talk about Colorado’s transportation investment. 


  • Jim Whitty, Director, Oregon Road Usage Charge
  • Nate Bryer, Azuga
  • Bob Siegel, Verizon Telematics
  • CDOT Moderator/Close:  Amy Ford, Director of Communications

Room & Time: Mt. Evans at 2:30 & 3:30 p.m.