Live Event

Bloomberg Government Next.Infrastructure

May 16, 2018 | 8:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Bloomberg Government 1101 K St NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20005

A new infrastructure conversation must include connectivity between rural and urban; between people and goods; between humans and machines; and between our roads and the institutions that build and maintain them. Critical policy changes and investments are needed to realize connections that move at the speed of now.

In partnership with Infrastructure Week (May 14-21), Bloomberg Government Next.Infrastructure serves as a destination for dialogue on policies that match the pace of technological change and innovation.

Bloomberg Government asks industry leaders and policymakers to envision the future of infrastructure and the road to deploying new drivers of economic growth: broadband and digital systems, autonomous vehicles, and the internet of things.

Future Fast Forward: Mobility Reset. The vision for automated, self-driving transportation includes fewer travel headaches, better mobility, and a dramatic drop in roadway fatalities. To realize this vision, there are technical challenges to overcome and infrastructure upgrades to achieve. With human drivers and self-driving cars intermingling on our roadways for the foreseeable future, see a glimpse of the world that could be with truly connected transportation.

  • Greg Winfree, Agency Director, Texas A&M Transportation Institute @TTI

View from the Hill: Moving Infrastructure Forward

  • Senator Gary Peters (D-MI)  @SenGaryPeters
  • Senator Todd Young (R-IN) @SenToddYoung

ModeratorAmy Morris, Anchor, Bloomberg Radio @AMorris991 @BloombergRadio

Framework for Digital Infrastructure. What is the federal government’s role in improving connectivity, transportation and the economy through infrastructure investments? Federal officials discuss the current state of our physical and broadband infrastructure, and the regulatory policies needed to deploy a truly game-changing framework for the connected future.

  • Commissioner Brendan CarrFederal Communications Commission @BrendanCarrFCC @FCC
  • Derek Kan, Under Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation @USDOT

Moderated by: Shaun Courtney, Transportation Reporter, Bloomberg Government @SCourtneyDC @BGOV

The Road Ahead . Local officials are engaged in strategic planning efforts to understand the challenges autonomous vehicles can help to solve and the data that will be available. How can communities pick the right projects to deliver the greatest value to their citizens? How are new technologies transforming not just urban environments, but rural communities as well?

  • Carlos Cruz-Casas, Assistant Director, Department of Transportation and Public Works, Miami-Dade County@IRIDEMDT
  • Suna Taymaz, Vice President, Autonomous Vehicle Strategy, AAA @AAA_NCNU
  • Justin Kintz, Americas Head of Policy and Communications, Uber @JKintz @Uber

Moderated by:   Carey Anne Nadeau, Founder and CEO, Open Data Nation @OpenDataNation @CANadeau

Testing the Limits of Drone Technology. Turning to the skies: wide-scale drone usage has an array of new business applications, and the U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced a pilot program for testing drone technology over populated areas. We’ll check in with government officials and pilot participants on the creative and practical applications of commercial drone deployment.

  • Dan Elwell, Acting Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration@FAANews
  • Anil Nanduri, Vice President, New Technology Group & General Manager of Unmanned Aviation Systems, Intel @nanduri_anil @Intel
  • Darby Becker, Executive Counsel, Government Affairs & Policy, General Electric @GE_Ventures
  • Mayor Wade Troxell, Fort Collins, CO @WadeTroxell

Moderated byAlan Levin, Reporter, Bloomberg News @AlanLevin1 @Business 



Shaun Courtney
Bloomberg Government

Shaun Courtney is a transportation reporter, covering congressional and regulatory news. Shaun also reports on new technologies such as autonomous vehicles and drones. She has appeared on TV for Bloomberg and ABC’s Government Matters, and on Bloomberg and Sirius XM radio programs, among others. She was previously a student journalist with The Washington Post and the Investigative Reporting Workshop through American University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in Investigative Journalism, both from American University.