Ray Mandli
President and Owner  |  Mandli Communications, Inc.

An industry innovator for over 38 years, Ray has been involved in the development and implementation of multiple technological advancements that assist in the description and evaluation of transportation infrastructure. He is an advocate who promotes knowledge on the promise of data analytics in driving transportation management decision making. Ray has played a role in the founding of several platforms that seek to understand the potential of Autonomous, Connected, Electric, and Shared mobility. He sits on the boards of the US Geospatial Transportation Information Management Association (GTiMA), Illinois Autonomous Vehicle Association (ILAVA), The Hawaii Autonomous Vehicle Institute (HAVI), and now, the WI ACES. Ray is the founder and President of Mandli Communications Inc., the parent company of several businesses that collect, reduce, and deliver multi-dimensional infrastructure data to state and municipal transportation agencies across the globe.

David Noyce | Ph.D., P.E., F. ASCE 
Exec. Assoc. Dean, College of Engineering  |  Dr. Arthur F. Hawnn Prof. of Trans. Engineering  |  Director – Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory  |  Director – Wisconsin Driving Simulator Laboratory  |  University of Wisconsin – Madison

David is the Executive Associate Dean in the College of Engineering and the Dr. Arthur F. Hawnn Professor of Transportation Engineering at the University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW-Madison). He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UW-Madison, respectively, and received his Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University. In 2002, David established the Traffic Operations and Safety (TOPS) Laboratory at UW-Madison which has grown to a 40+ person national transportation research center. David is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Wisconsin and has nearly 4 decades of experience in transportation engineering including appointments in state government, industry, and academia.

Arthur Harrington
Attorney at Godfrey and Kahn and co-chair of the Policy Committee for the Midwest Energy Research Consortium

Arthur Harrington is a shareholder at the law firm of Godfrey & Kahn, s.c. where he specializes in environmental and energy law.  He serves as co-chair of the Policy Committee for the Midwest Energy Research Consortium  See:  Midwest Energy Research Consortium (m-werc.org)  He served on  the MWERC’s 15 member task force that made recommendations to the PSC and the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change to accelerate innovation and technology deployment in the rapidly-evolving utility sector.  See: WEDTI Report — Midwest Energy Research Consortium (m-werc.org)   He also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Marquette Law and Engineering Schools where he teaches courses on Renewable Energy Law and Policy.

Robert Fischer
President  |  GTiMA

Robert Fischer is President of GTiMA, a Technology and Policy Advisor to Mandli Communications, and an Associate Editor of the SAE International Journal of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. Both GTiMA and Mandli work with national, international, and regional authorities to advance smart city standards, policies, and best practices – especially as they relate to the future of mobility. In addition to working with city and state governments on smart city and emerging mobility deployments, Robert currently sits on several boards and advisory committees, including the Hawaii AV Institute, the Wisconsin Automated Vehicle External Advisory Committee, and the AV Forum planning committee. Robert holds a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and a master’s in software engineering from Cal State Fullerton.

Steve Cyra
HNTB Fellow and Associate Vice President

Steve is an HNTB Fellow and Associate Vice President in the firm’s Transportation Systems Management & Operations (TSM&O)/Emerging Mobility practice. He has 35 years of experience in variety of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and operations-focused projects and is nationally recognized for his expertise in Traffic Incident Management (TIM). Currently, Steve is supporting a variety of transportation technology-focused projects for State DOTs throughout the country. He is also serving as project manager for phase 4 of the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority’s Connected Vehicle Pilot, and is a subject matter expert for several Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) TIM projects. In addition to his private sector work, his public experience includes serving as Associate Traffic Engineer for the Cities of Dallas, Texas and Anaheim, California.

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