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Contact Tracing: Driving Participation, Scale & Innovation From a Mobility Framework

Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:00pm EST

COVID-19 is driving behavior change where we live, work and play. Creating a zero-incident safety culture at work is now an incomplete effort without a strong mobility policy.  We’ve been sheltering in place for months, staying as safe as possible in quarantine. Now that businesses are reopening and we’re venturing back to our places of work, we’re all at far greater risk of exposure - but not only to COVID in indoor air scenarios. We’re also at greater risk of a return to poorer outdoor air quality as we see traffic and congestion return to pre-COVID levels.  In the context of mobility strategy, we should absorb, adapt to and also leverage the pandemic driven policy and behavior changes that benefit society, while planning how best to measure and motivate additional changes in our mobile future. 
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that dramatic behavior change, at unprecedented scale, is not only possible, it offers us real time evidence of how critical it is to nudge and to invest in behavior change solutions for the health and environmental challenges we must solve. With COVID-19, employees are justifiably demanding a safer workplace.  Now is also the time to address their demand for a safer commute to the workplace.  A safe workplace depends on timely data, and a verified commute to that location using a personal mobility log helps to make contact tracing more efficient.   
This program will explore systems, strategies and a vision for leadership to embrace the beneficial changes that we’ve experienced, while addressing the privacy, participation and scale issues that concern us all.

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Dr. Charlie Apigian, Professor and Director, Middle Tennessee State Data Sciences Institute

Dr. Charlie Apigian is a Professor and Director of the Data Science Institute at Middle Tennessee State University, where he teaches big data concepts with machine learning and predictive analytics. The Data Science Institute works to partner business and academics to solve real problems and create a data driven approach to analytical thinking and strategic decision making. Prior to becoming Director, he was the Chair of the Computer Information Systems department at MTSU, which has over 400 undergraduate and 100 graduate students majoring in Information Systems.

Dr. Apigian’s focus and passion is on research in big data concepts and working with the Nashville community to be a leader in technology and data science. He has authored and co-authored over 30 papers and presentations in technology and manufacturing related journals and recently won the Nashville Technology Council's 2020 Data Scientist of the Year Award.


Mark A. Cleveland, Co-Founder and CEO, Hytch Rewards

Mark A. Cleveland is co-founder and CEO of Hytch Rewards, a mobility incentive platform that’s helping communities – and the planet – motivate and measure a safer, greener and smarter commute.   

Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Hytch was recognized as the Nashville Technology Council’s Emerging Company of the Year, and has received the Tennessee Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Sustainable Transportation Award, and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s NEXT Award as Social Enterprise and Sustainability Startup of the Year.

After two years of development, the Hytch Rewards program launched in Nashville in early 2018 and is now being rolled out to additional markets including San Francisco, Seattle, and South Bend, Indiana. In December 2019, Hytch introduced the first carbon-zero commute program, which allows any environmentally conscious American motorist to neutralize the emissions from their daily commute, totally free. Hytch recently announced an additional initiative related to Covid19 contact tracing.

Mark is a serial entrepreneur with a track record of success. Leading various progressive companies, he and his teams have made a big impact on their respective industries. Mark is passionate about pursuing disruptive technologies and innovation. He’s been recognized with the NEXT Award for Entrepreneur of the Year, and named by Nashville Business Journal as one of the region’s Most Admired CEOs.

Dr. Trish Holliday, Founding Partner, Holliday | Kenning

Trish is founding partner with Lucinda Kenning of the HR consulting company, Holliday│Kenning. Both partners are HR executives in the industry and provide leaders in the private and public sectors with an organizational playbook that focuses on growing leaders and driving performance. The five plays drive cultural transformation!

As the state of Tennessee’s first Chief Learning Officer, Trish was recognized by Governing Magazine as being instrumental in the successful transformation of the state workforce. She drove change through continuous improvement, leadership development and employee learning at the macro and micro levels. Trish designed the LEAD Tennessee program to create a sustainable platform for talent retention and succession planning in government. She led strategic planning and talent development for state executives in all three branches of government.

Trish serves on various non-profit and academic boards and enjoys giving back to the community. As an alum of Young Leaders of Nashville, Leadership Middle Tennessee, and Leadership Tennessee, Trish has always had a passion for non-profits and is a founding board member of the non-profit organization, Impact Nashville. From her days in the ministry, Appalachian missionary field, and her work in government, Doc Holliday has found enormous delight in helping people become their best selves and organizations to reach optimal performance.


Gov Martin O'Malley, Former Governor of Maryland

Martin O’Malley has spent his entire career fighting for underserved and middle-class communities. He has served as the Governor of Maryland, Mayor of Baltimore, and a city councilor—earning a reputation as a bold, progressive, and pragmatic executive who is willing to take on tough shared challenges.

Recognizing the threat that climate change posed to Maryland’s coastal communities, O’Malley took action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, invest in renewable energy, and grow green jobs. He also worked to uplift the dignity of all Marylanders—by signing marriage equality into law, abolishing the death penalty, and passing the DREAM Act to expand the opportunity of a college education to more local students.

In 2015, O’Malley left office and was, as he says, “elevated to the role of citizen.” He and his wife, Katie, a District Court judge, live in Baltimore with their four children.

Governor O’Malley has also written a new book, that you can read more about here: https://www.amazon.com/Smarter-Government-Govern-Results-Information/dp/1589485246
Aaron Steiner, Director of Mobility Innovation, City of South Bend
Aaron Steiner is the Director of Mobility Innovation at the City of South Bend, Indiana. In this role, he leads efforts to develop a new transportation-as-a-benefit program, integrating mobility solutions such as ridesharing with public transit to overcome transportation as a barrier to employment. Prior to joining the City of South Bend, Aaron spent his career in management consulting. He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and bachelors from the University of Notre Dame.


New Member Welcome Webinar

Monday, August 24, 2020 3:00pm EST

A warm ACT welcome to new members! Join ACT staff to learn what you need to know next.

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August Webinar

When: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 2pm EST
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When: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 2pm EST
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When: Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 2pm EST
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