GVITE Lunch Meeting - May 16, 2017

April 23, 2017

Presentation: Impact of Technological Innovations to the Transportation Industry

Presenter: Clark Lim, P.Eng.
Principal, Acuere Consulting

Location: Holiday Inn Express Metrotown
4405 Central Blvd, Burnaby, BC
Room: Fraser South

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 am (Registration & Lunch)  
12:00 am - 1:00 pm (Presentation)

Early Bird Cost (before 10 May 2017): $45 (Members), $50 (Non-Members), $25 (Students)

Cost (on and after 10 May 2017): $55 (Members), $60 (Non-Members), $35 (Students)

The GVITE has invited Clark Lim to expand on some of the themes presented in his Internet of Transport Things (IoT2) talk from last year. Throughout history, man's innovations resulted in key technologies that represent a marker for each human era.  The constant evolution of technologies combined with fundamental needs creates industries with a cycle of birth, peak and death.  "Disruptive" innovations are the "engines" of these cycles and the discipline of engineering is the source of many of these "disruptive" innovations.  However, the rate of innovation and change is approaching unprecedented levels.  Innovations, such as autonomous vehicles, big data, and artificial intelligence, have the potential to significantly change the transportation engineering industry.  Will our industry become a victim of disruption, or be able to change and adapt to the future?  If so, what can we do to transform our industry and our profession? 

About the Presenter:

Clark Lim is a Professional Engineer with 25 years of experience in public, private, and academic sectors.  Currently as Principal of Acuere Consulting, he advises on the complete transportation planning vertical from visioning and governance, down to modelling and monitoring. Clark utilizes an evidence-based and analytics approach to provide sound policy frameworks to support decision making, which include the development of data-driven models, and web and mobile applications.  As an Adjunct Professor at UBC's Civil Engineering Department, he teaches and researches on transportation engineering and technologies, with a previous focus on ITS and freight.  Past employers included the City of Coquitlam, BC MoTI, Metro Vancouver, and TransLink—which he helped establish in the late 1990’s. 

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