Connected Vehicle Technologies

This session will include a moderated panel discussion with a diverse set of connected vehicle experts that will discuss the current and future benefits, challenges and major issues affecting the ability of infrastructure-owner-operators, automakers and technology providers to develop, deploy and advance various connected vehicle technologies in a world where policies and technologies are constantly evolving.


Jill MacKay

Lead, Associate and Mobility Technologies
IBI Group

Jill MacKay is an Associate and Mobility Technologies Lead for IBI Group.  Jill initially joined IBI Group in 2002 as an Intelligent Transportation Systems strategic planner Through the facilitation of stakeholder workshops, Jill became adept at helping public traffic and transit agencies identify a vision and strategic path for the identification, prioritization, and implementation of innovative transportation technologies that would improve operational efficiencies and performance.

Currently, Jill leads IBI Group’s multidisciplinary Connected and Autonomous Vehicles team, which is comprised of professionals dedicated to guiding our public and private clients on how to plan, prepare and benefit from innovative autonomous technologies.

Outside of work, Jill enjoys spending time with her family and dogs and lifting heavy things.


David Benevelli

Associate Vice-President
TransCore ITS, LLC

Mr. David Benevelli is an Associate Vice-President with TransCore. He has over 35 years of experience in developing, deploying, and operating various traffic control systems. Currently, he is serving as the Systems Engineering Lead for New York City’s Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment project which is completing its deployment phase.

He is active in the standards arena as a member of several SAE V2X technical committees supporting the Connected Vehicle message standards and the related performance standards. He is participating with the NTCIP Actuated Signal Controller working group currently updating the 1202 standard to support the CV program and developing a standard for communicating with the Roadside Unit (RSU). David also represents the US as a technical expert to ISO TC 204 and is one of the authors of TS 19091 – the international version of the V2I message standards.

David has earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees from Virginia Tech and is a registered Professional Engineer in seven states.

Bryan Mulligan

Applied Information, Inc.

Bryan Mulligan is the President and Founder of Applied Information (AI) and has more than 18 years of experience leading the transportation industry in technical innovation. Bryan established AI in 2011 to meet the need for a technology company that can apply new wireless, Internet-of-Things, cloud computing, and connected vehicle technologies into modern solutions for the transportation sector.

Alan Davis

Assistant State Traffic Engineer
Georgia DOT

Alan Davis currently serves as Assistant State Traffic Engineer with the Georgia Department of Transportation with a focus on traffic signals, arterial operations, and emerging technologies.

Prior to working with GDOT, Alan worked as a traffic engineer for South Carolina DOT as well as a consultant in Columbia, SC. Alan is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, a professional engineer in Georgia and South Carolina, and a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer.

Ed Bradley

Program Manager and Motor Vehicle Safety Engineer

Ed Bradley is a program manager and motor vehicle safety engineer at Toyota’s Washington D.C. office. Ed is involved with the developing technologies and regulations to support connected and automated vehicle systems. Ed has over 40 years’ experience in the automotive industry including more than 23 years with Toyota. Ed’s career includes positions in engineering, product planning, sales, distribution, and manufacturing.

Ed is a graduate of Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Economics. Ed received an MBA from the University of Michigan. Ed is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and a member of the Board of Directors for Intelligent Transportation Society of America.

Ashok Tipirneni

Director, Product Management
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Ashok Tipirneni is Director of Product Management, Automotive, for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.  

As product manager for Qualcomm’s automotive technologies, Ashok helps develop ecosystem partners to build and execute on V2X connectivity plans and product strategies. This includes developing system architectures, product reference designs and insight into Qualcomm’s product, software and support portfolio.

He has been working at QUALCOMM since 1998 and held positions in Product Management, Business Development, and Systems Engineering. Most recently he was working with smart cities and municipalities in launching intelligent edge IOT products for improving the livability and sustainability of its citizens. He is currently focused on ecosystem development of traffic Infrastructure within the automotive industry.

Ashok holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech University and an MBA from Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego.

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