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The Promise of Automonous Vehicles | An autonomous people mover on the street in front of a park | The ITKAN circuit tree logo in the bottom third

November 2020 Meeting – The Promise of Autonomous Vehicles


Register
for the November 12 meeting.

Join us as ITKAN closes out the year by looking to the future with an exploration of the promise of Autonomous Vehicles! We’ve got two great speakers for the evening. 

Sheryl Gross-Glaser was the founding director of the National Center for Applied Transit Technology (N-CATT) and has expertise in the development of AV and its application to urban environments and public transit systems. Carol Tyson is the Government Affairs Liaison for the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) and former Director for Disability Policy with United Spinal Association. She is a respected voice nationally for equity and accessibility across all modes of developing transportation including AV. 

We’ll explore the following lanes in AV development, accessibility, and application…

  • Where we are with AVs with legislation, pilots, and operations.
  • What do we mean by accessibility for AVs? Differentiating the possible – but unlikely – from the impossible.
  • The work within the disability community and with OEMs, tech companies, government agencies and others to advocate for accessible AVs. 

Join us for this stimulating conversation on the future of transportation!

DATE AND TIME
Thu, November 12, 2020
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT

LOCATION
On-line

CANCELED: March 2020 Meeting: Data Design and Mobility with Clever Franke

We are cancelling ITKAN meeting this week related to the uncertain and developing COVID19 issue along with our members who are likely more vulnerable in some cases.

Thanks and we’ll reach back once we settle on an approach to ITKAN during this window.

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Join us for an exciting ITKAN meetup on Thursday evening, March 12 at the MTC Chicago. Bob Corporaal, Principal Designer / Managing Director US of Clever°Franke will discuss his thoughts on data design and why it’s relevant. He’ll also discuss the challenges and opportunities in working with data after sharing some examples. One of his interests is equity related to everyone’s mobility regardless of socio-economic, ableness, or other factors.

Clever°Franke is a a design company that uses data to create interactive products and experiences. They work with clients around the world including Google, HERE, and University of Oxford. You can check out their amazing data visualizations on their Work page. Of chief interest to us is their Chicago Mobility project in which they created a microsite about the infrastructure and mobility challenges of the Chicago metropolitan area and their influence on the everyday lives of inhabitants for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP).

Bob Corporaal, USA Director & Principal Designer, coaches and guides Clever°Franke’s design team, maintaining their high standards of quality. He is also integral in the growth of their client base in both their Utrecht and Chicago offices. He is also an organizer for the Chicago Data Viz Community Meetup.

DATE AND TIME
Thu, March 12, 2020
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT

LOCATION
Microsoft Technology Center
200 East Randolph Street
#200
Chicago, IL 60601

February 2020 Meeting: IoT Incubator – The Connectory

Register for the February 13 meeting.

Join us for an exciting ITKAN meetup on Th. evening, February 13th at the MTC Chicago for an immersive introduction into The Connectory, an IoT incubator collaboration sponsored by Bosch and 1871! An executive from Bosch will present on this unique space and initiative that’s the first in the Midwest to focus on exploring and developing IoT to address some of our most pressing challenges.

The Connectory isn’t just another co-working tech space, but a collaboration and networking environment for smart and engaged entrepreneurs to harness the power of an increasingly data connected world. We’ll also be introduced to the Advanced Mobility Initiative which represents the future of urban mobility!

This is the first meetup introducing our members and friends to the many unique tech incubator and creative spaces in Chicago. Future meetings will explore spaces like UI Labs, TechNexus, Blue Lacuna, 1871 and others…join us!

DATE AND TIME
Thu, February 13, 2020
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT

LOCATION
Microsoft Technology Center
200 East Randolph Street
#200
Chicago, IL 60601

May 2019 Meeting – Smart Cities for All and the Future of Transportation

Register for the May 9th meeting.

Join us at the MTC Chicago on the 2nd Floor of the Aon Center on Th., 5/9 for our members meeting as we continue our local dive into the Liquid Science techumentary series with a conversation on Smart Cities focused on The Future of Transportation! We’re not yet discussing Jetsons-like hover cars, but automated vehicles are on the horizon. We will discuss some exciting initiatives like Chicago’s newly-initiated Transportation and Mobility Task Force and Smart Cities for All’s global initiative to draw urban planners, city leaders, incubators and start-up communities into helping drive Smart Cities that include the disability lens in research, strategy and implementation of this evolution.

Whether you love, hate or are indifferent to the city life, urban centers are increasingly the engine that drives modern life. As more people gravitate to our cities and technology becomes ever more central to addressing challenges like crowding and housing, opportunity, culture, education, and transportation we all need to have an awareness of what the city of the future will look like…and we’re giving away a hovercraft! Not really, but join us anyway.

Joining us!

David Leopold is a Director of Product Management at City Tech Collaborative. In this role, David works at the intersection of partnerships, strategy, and product development. He brings a unique blend of cross-sector experience executing tactical solutions for cities leveraging technology.

When
May 9, 2019
5-7:00 p.m.

Where
Aon Tower
Microsoft Technology Center
200 E Randolph Street, 2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60601