by Matt Parson, RTA Emerging Technology and Paradigms chair

It’s amazing how quickly the world is transforming around us as a result of new technology.

Open Source, The Cloud, the Internet of Things—all are making an impact on the things we do every day.

Transportation is no exception. Transportation could, in fact, be the industry where we see the most evolution over the next 5-10 years through the convergence with technology.

I am pleased to serve as the RTA’s 2016-17 Emerging Technology and Paradigms chair—the first chair of this new focus area for the regional business community’s voice on mobility solutions.

I hope you’ll join me to learn about the innovations that are changing the possibilities for our transportation future at the RTA’s 15th annual meeting on Dec. 15.

Executives from Cisco, IBM, and Meridian Autonomous will discuss advancements and emerging concepts in connected transportation, intelligent systems, automation and more.

In the Research Triangle, we are perfectly positioned to become a leader in applying transportation innovation due to the strength of our technology employment cluster, the research and ideas from leading universities, and the living laboratory of our dispersed, rapidly-growing region.

We have the opportunity to use new technology to make better decisions and smarter investments in our transportation system, both now and as we grow.

Sign-up here to join me at this special 15th anniversary event. You can still become a sponsor for $999.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Let’s get moving,


Matt Parson
RTA Emerging Technology and Paradigms chair
Red Hat