The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and Toyota have teamed up to host a series of conversations with leaders in transportation.

The next session in this speaker series will feature Gerry Mooney, strategy leader for IBM Public Sector Business. Gerry is responsible for leading teams investigating new markets, new customers and business solutions strategy predicated on business model transformation and advanced technology. Formerly, Gerry served as General Manager of IBM's Smarter Cities initiative where he focused on transforming and modernizing governments and cities around the world in core functions such as intelligent transportation, public safety, advanced water management, smart grids and green buildings.

This session will be held Thursday, November 14 at 3:00 PM in the Research Auditorium on the University of Michigan campus, North Campus Research Complex.

The speaker series are free of charge, but due to limiting seating, UMTRI requests an email RSVP be sent to to register for each event.

Upcoming for 2014:

Bryant Walker Smith, Fellow, Center for Automotive Research; Fellow, Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School; Lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School

Matthew Rizzo, MD, Professor of Neurology, Engineering and Public Policy; Director of the Provost's University-wide Aging Mind and Brain Initiative; Vice Chair for Translational Research in Neurology; Director of the Division of Neuroergonomics

Ken Laberteaux, Senior Principal Scientist, Toyota Research Institute