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Be SWIFT and find out what Southern Arizona is doing to grow this industry to create a regional innovation hub. The daylong SWIFT (Smart Vehicles, Intelligent Freight, and Transportation) summit will include industry updates, technology demonstrations, panel discussions, and a networking mixer. The organization SVIT (Smart Vehicles and Intelligent Transportation) is a P3 partnership bringing together government, academia, and industry to promote South Arizona as a regional hub for the industry in this technology sector. The vision of SVIT is for Southern Arizona to be an industry leader in developing and employing smart vehicle and intelligent transportation technologies to address community needs, attract and grow the industry and drive our economy. Initiatives underway will be provided in the regional update. The Summit encourages industries to attend and participate.

Event Agenda:

8:30 am Registration, Continental Breakfast, Expo Displays

10:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:30 am Regional Update

City of Tucson

Pima County

University of Arizona, Transportation Research Institute, Dr. Larry Head, Interim Dean of the College of Engineering (Invited)

UA Tech Park, Ken Marcus, CFO, Tech Parks Arizona

Pima Community College, Dr. Ian Roark, Vice President of Workforce Development

Pima Association of Governments

Arizona Department of Transportation, John Halikowski, Director Arizona Department of Transportation (Invited)

Sonoran Corridor, Carlos Lopez, Corridor Planning Manager, Arizona Department of Transportation

12:00 pm Lunch and Industry Panel

1:50 pm Next Steps

Bruce A. Wright

2:30 pm Travel to Musselman Honda Circuit (Transportation Provided)

11800 S. Harrison Road, Tucson, AZ 85705

3:00 pm Technology Demonstrations

Darling Geomatics, Mary Darling, CEO

4:30 pm Networking Mixer

6:00 pm Transport to Tech Park

The SWIFT Summit is organized by the SVIT (Smart Vehicles and Intelligent Transportation) partners: Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona Tech Council, City of Tucson, Musselman Honda Circuit, Pima Association of Govrenments, Pima Community College, Pima County, the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), Sun Corridor, Inc., Tech Parks Arizona and The University of Arizona. More information about SVIT and the event can be found here https://techparks.arizona.edu/swift

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