How Technology is Reshaping the Future of Mobility

April 2, 2014

WASHINGTON (April 1, 2014) - From the horse and buggy to the motorized wagon to vehicles designed to reduce environmental impact through improved fuel efficiency, technology has revolutionized the ways in which we travel from point A to B. Now, as the IT revolution transforms our economy, it is also transforming cars and trucks.

To discuss the impact of new technologies on the ways we travel as well as the potential policy implications, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) is hosting the panel discussion, "How Technology is Reshaping the Future of Mobility." The event, which will include the participation of Toyota, will also feature a demonstration of its new front-drive, zero emission, concept vehicle: the i-Road. A raffle will be held at the close of the panel giving one lucky attendee a chance to drive the car.

The panel will be held from 2 PM to 3 PM, Wednesday, April 9th in the Grand Ballroom of the Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, DC.

The event will be moderated by Dean Garfield, President of the Information Technology Industry Council, and panelists will include: Mary Brown, Director of Government Affairs, Cisco Systems; Andrew Coetzee, Group Vice President, Product Planning, Toyota Motor Sales, USA; Stephen Ezell, Senior Analyst, ITIF; Riz Khaliq, Director of Marketing and Communications, IBM; and Bita Sistani, Director of Automotive Business Development for the Americas, Micron Technology.

The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules.

Register for the event.


The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) is a non-profit, non-partisan think tank whose mission is to formulate and promote public policies to advance technological innovation and productivity internationally, in Washington, and in the states. Recognizing the vital role of technology in ensuring prosperity, ITIF focuses on innovation, productivity, and digital economy issues. Learn more at

Contact: Samantha Greene
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