Technology and Connectivity
The rise and growth of smart cities is a global phenomenon that incorporates advances in infrastructure, transportation, urban mobility, sustainability, and a host of other areas. Technology and connectivity allow cities to integrate their services, providing better outcomes and standards of living for their citizens. One of the benefits of smart cities is that they facilitate upward mobility by providing connections and tools that allow people to enhance their lives. Baltimore’s B’Smart proposal is great example of these efforts, as it focuses on transportation networks that provide access to opportunity for some of the city’s most economically challenged neighborhoods.
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.