National Strategy for Energy Security: The Innovation Revolution
New technologies are emerging that allow cities to organize their entire ecosystem of transportation, from public transit to car sharing, bike sharing, and taxis. This allows urban consumers to make smarter choices about how to get around, so that they don’t feel like they have to drive their cars everywhere, which contributes to traffic problems, resource issues, and ultimately national security issues.
Innovation in the private sector is not enough to successfully reinvent American transportation networks. Partnership with government that creates the conditions for innovation is essential, both from a funding and regulatory perspective. Government and private sector executives need to work together to facilitate shared success.
Joseph Kopser is a lifelong problem solver committed to building the teams needed to take on our toughest challenges. In addition, he is a technology entrepreneur and expert in transportation, smart cities, urban mobility, energy, national security issues as well as an Army combat veteran. Currently he serves as an Executive-in-Residence at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. In addition, he is President of Grayline where he works with people and companies to bring together experts, data, and solutions to help companies and public institutions manage disruptive change. Prior to co-founding Grayline, Joseph co-founded and served as CEO of RideScout, before it was acquired by Mercedes-Benz in 2014. Read Joseph's full bio.