is the President and founder of Austin CityUP, a smart city consortium of private and public sector entities—including companies, professional associations, government agencies and departments, public service providers, academic institutions, community, non-profit organizations, and individuals— in Austin, Texas working together to develop and apply technologies and infrastructure to improve transportation, safety, environmental quality, energy utilization, water utilization, health, education, housing, workforce development, and more. Boisseau is also the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Vizias, a high performance computing and technology consulting firm. He provides the vision, strategy, and expertise for the application of advanced computing technologies for computational science and research.
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Chelsea Collier facilitates partnerships and encourages collaboration within the Smart Cities Connect community. She is an avid evangelist for uniting technologists, entrepreneurs, government leaders and elected officials for the civic and social good. She is Co-Founder of Impact Hub Austin, Founder of Digi.City, a Principal at Intercambio Group and an Eisenhower Fellow focused on Smart Cities in the US and China. Chelsea brings her experience as a Senior Advisor to Texans for Economic Progress, a statewide technology coalition, to the broader global community.
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Jen Duthie is the Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineer with the City of Austin. Her job duties include overseeing the City’s traffic management center, and assisting with the City’s smart city initiatives. Prior to joining the City of Austin in March of this year, Dr. Duthie directed a transportation research group at The University of Texas at Austin.
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Stephen Elkins serves as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of Austin, Communications and Technology Management department, (CTM). As CIO, he oversees the Department’s use of information technology to improve performance and manage risk across the City’s overall organization. Stephen leads the Department’s enterprise architecture, information systems, information technology governance, and information resources management programs in collaboration with all organizational components of the Department.
Stephen came to the City of Austin with over 17 years of senior management experience in the semiconductor industry. His career includes managing global service operations and leading a global technical training center. In his earlier days at the City, he served as the Manager for the Project Management Office. He was then appointed as Director of the Small, Minority Business Resources department, prior to this appointment as CIO.
Stephen holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelors of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology. He is also a certified Project Management Professional and a member of the Project Management Institute.
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Ben Guhin is the Senior Advisor for Design and Technology at the City of Austin, having joined us on February 22, 2016. He advises the Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Information Officer on how to start a program to bring more designers, developers, and innovation leaders into city government. Previously, he served as a Senior Fellow for UX Design at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and as an interaction designer for education, retail, and entertainment clients including Kaplan, Lowes, and HBO GO.
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