Gregory Kelly, president and chief executive officer of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff will address the first annual Digital Cities Summit, hosted by Stanford University and PARC, a Xerox company, on October 3-4, 2016 on the Stanford campus in Palo Alto, California.


The summit, which brings together an elite, invitation-only group of 200 global chief executive officers, senior vice presidents, entrepreneurs, and policy makers, is intended to illustrate how disruptive technology is changing the way citizens, government, and commercial organizations interact with each other to create new social contracts, business models, and behaviors in a digital urban environment.

“We are entering an era where a host of new technologies are creating opportunities for cities, urban planners and infrastructure designers to more effectively shape the way digital cities evolve in the coming years,” said Mr. Kelly, whose presentation, “Experience the Digital Future,” will take place on Oct. 4. Mr. Kelly will address such issues as global mobility, automated vehicles, digital traffic intersections of the future, smart buildings and sustainability. Mr. Kelly will also discuss the Columbus, Ohio Smart Cities program, which was recently named a winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge.

In addition, Jay Mezher, at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, will lead a panel on “BIM and the New Approaches to City Design” on Oct. 5. The panel will address such issues as the role of BIM (building information modeling) and embedded technology in the development of global infrastructure and how new infrastructure is being designed and implemented in today’s economic and technological environment.

About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide.