How is the advancement of technology impacting the future of city planning, living and transportation?



Anthony Vanky - Project Director, MIT Senseable City Lab 

Anthony Vanky is a project director and former partner strategist at the MIT Senseable City Lab, and a PhD candidate in Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Anthony holds prior degrees from the MIT and Tulane University. Trained as an urban designer and architect, he has worked on projects across the United States, and his design work has been exhibited widely, including at the Venice Architectural Biennale, the Dutch Design Week, Gwangju Design Biennale, and New Orleans DesCours.

Matt George - CEO, Bridj

Matt is the CEO of Bridj which is your everyday transportation system that adapts in real-time to where you live, work, and play. Powered by data, Bridj uses a network of express shuttles that offer efficient and flexible trips that are as dynamic as the city you call home. In college, Matt worked as a Critical Care Paramedic and served in the Obama Administration as a White House Intern. Matt has a degree in Biology from Middlebury College and lives in Cambridge, MA.

Adi Vaxman - Co-Founder, Tripda

Prior to co-founding Tripda, Adi held successful senior leadership roles in both startup and mature companies, combining technical and operational expertise with a passion for taking products all the way from rough idea to market success. Most recently, Adi worked as COO in the tech startup space and successfully launched the New York City based e-hailing app, Gett. Adi holds an MBA from Cornell University, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology.

Michelle Lynch - Manager, Global Technology Project, American Red Cross