Metro is hosting a unique pitch-style event exploring technology in public transportation. Join industry experts as they discuss how creative technology could help improve the Metro customer experience.

Solution Providers - What's your idea for Metro?


Qualified candidates with relevant experience and a talent for innovation are invited to ‘pitch' their ideas to a panel of industry experts on one or more of the following transit-specific topics:

Multi-Modal Integration

Defining the Station of the Future

Smart Trip Planning & Next-Gen Fare Payments



General Attendees - Be part of the event!


Come listen to the 'pitches' and share your voice by voting for your favorites.

Share the event on social media with #MetroTechLA

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required and closed when filled. Space is limited, so early registration is highly recommended.

The event is sold out. No on-site registration will be available.

The “Metro and the Digital Future” technology event brings together subject matter experts of transportation professionals, CIOs, IT representatives and academics to discuss how creative technology could help improve the customer experience.

Ed Alegre, PTP
Transportation Planning Manager, Metro
Doug Anderson
Director of Information Technology - Digital Strategy & Innovation, Metro
Chris Boult
Senior Vice President & CIO, Greyhound
Alesia Cain
Chief Technology Officer, Hampton Roads Transit
Dave Edwards
Chief Information Officer, Metro
Clair Fiet
Chief of Business Solutions & Technology, Utah Transit Authority
Gary Foster
Chief Technology Officer, MBTA & Secretariat Chief Information Officer, MassDOT
Eric Garcetti
Mayor of Los Angeles
Gen Giuliano
Ferraro Chair in Effective Local Government
Sr. Associate Dean, Research & Technology
Director, METRANS Transportation Center, Sol Price School of Public Policy, USC
Anthony Iannucci
Head - Information Services, Toronto Transit Commission
Lan-Chi Lam
Director of Communications – Web & Mobile, Metro
Luc Lamontagne
Head of Information Technology, Montreal Transit Corporation
Arthur T. Leahy
Chief Executive Officer, Metro
Lindy Lee
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Metro
Peter Marx
Chief Innovation Technology Officer, City of Los Angeles
Tim McHugh
Chief Information Officer, TriMet
Gary Miskell
Chief Information Officer, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
Tom O’Neill
Acting Chief Information Services Officer, AC Transit
Eric Noble
Founder and President,The CARLAB
Ryan Poscharsky
Strategic Partner Manager, Google
Patrick Pham
Chief Information Officer, Long Beach Transit
Geoff Wardle
Executive Director of Graduate Transportation Design, Art Center College of Design

Arun Chaklader, Metrolink

Nicole Fontayne, CIO, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

Sidney Gellineau, CIO, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City (NYC) Transit

Bill Mao, CIO, OCTA

Ravi Misra, CIO, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

David Sutton, Head of TAP Program, METRO

William Tsuei, CIO, Access

More to Come...


Friday, November 7, 2014
8 am – 4 pm
Metro Headquarters
One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012


7:30 am - Check-in for Registered Attendees

8:30 am - Opening Session
Dave Edwards, Chief Information Officer, Metro
Lindy Lee, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Metro

Transit Customer Initiatives Panel:

9:30 am - Concurrent Sessions

11:05 am - Concurrent Sessions

12:30 pm - Lunch On Your Own

1:40 pm - Concurrent Sessions

3:15 pm - Closing Session
Hon. Eric Garcetti, Mayor, City of Los Angeles and Chair, Metro Board of Directors
Arthur T. Leahy, Chief Executive Officer, Metro
Dave Edwards, Chief Information Officer, Metro
Daniel Iacofano, CEO, MIG, Inc.

4:00 pm - Adjourn

Schedule is subject to change.

Metro Headquarters


One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012