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June 08th 2020: Smart Cities - Ladders of Opportunities

The Smart City Movement has become a passion of mine. This passion started when I read the book Smart Cities - Smart Future by Mike Barlow and Cornelia Levy-Bencheton. This passion was FUELED the day I met Jeff Sheffield. Jeff is the Director of the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization, but he is also the BEST convener and facilitator that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Jeff and I became convinced that through the Smart North Florida initiative - all boats could rise and Ladders of Opportunities could be created. This journey has caused us to find the ri

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Mike Barlow

Mike Barlow is an award-winning journalist and prolific writer. He is the author of Learning to Love Data Science (O’Reilly 2015), and coauthor of Smart Cities, Smart Future (Wiley 2019), The Executive’s Guide to Enterprise Social Media Strategy (Wiley 2011), and Partnering with the CIO (Wiley 2007). He authored numerous articles, reports, and white papers on technology subjects including AI, machine learning, advanced data analytics, cybersecurity, software development, and digital transformation. His feature stories appeared regularly in The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Newsday, and other major US dailies. He has written extensively on data science for O’Reilly Media a
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Jeff Sheffield

Jeff Sheffield, a 27-year transportation professional, is the executive director of the independent four-county North Florida Transportation Planning Organization handling transportation planning and prioritizing in the region. He has a Master of Science in urban planning from Florida State University. Working with partner agencies, he has championed results-oriented investment in intelligent transportation systems (ITS), traffic incident management, safety, bicycle and pedestrian planning, freight and logistics planning, Clean Fuels and multi-modal mobility improvements. Most recently, Jeff has focused on implementing the TPO’s Smart North Florida Initiative with the goal to harness the po
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Jeff Winkler

Jeff joined United Way of Northeast Florida in 2006 and currently serves as the Head of Basic Needs. In this role, he administers a funding portfolio to over 40 local agencies that provide foundational services to individuals and families in poverty or who are ALICE. Jeff also oversees United Way’s 2-1-1 Information, Referral and Suicide hotline and United Way’s hurricane and disaster preparedness efforts. He currently is leading the effort to establish Mission United in Northeast Florida, which is a collective impact initiative that helps veterans and their families navigate and access community resources, while also improving the systems in place to help this deserving population.
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Stephen Pollan

Stephen Pollan is a successful entrepreneur with executive leadership experience. After progressing through operations and franchising and human resources positions in the international food-industry, he chose to take advantage of his new entrepreneurial opportunities when creating Assessment Technologies Group (ATG) and his latest technology company Pelocity. He strives every day to make ATG the leader in organizational consulting and providing Talent as a Service. Stephen is a well-respected businessman and devotes a great deal of his time improving the Jacksonville community as a member of UNF Thomas G. Carpenter Board, Friends of Hemming Park and JAX IT Council Board and other communit
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