For our next Tech In Motion, we're excited to have Elliot Greenberger, the Deputy General Manager with Alta Bicycle Share (the operator of the Divvy bike share system) and Scott Kubly, Managing Deputy at the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT). Together they are going to discuss how government and private companies/startups can work together to help better our communities.
By now most of you have probably seen the blue bicycles riding around town, and many of you probably live near a docking station where the bikes are parked. Fun fact: the docking stations are solar powered!
Divvy is Chicago’s bike sharing system with 4,000 bikes and 400 stations across the city. Intended to provide Chicagoans with an additional transportation option for getting around the city, Divvy is fun, easy, and affordable.
A bike sharing system consists of a fleet of specially designed, heavy-duty, very durable bikes that are locked into a network of docking stations located throughout a city. Divvy bikes can be rented from and returned to any station in the system, creating an efficient network with many possible combinations of start and end points.
Elliot was the Marketing Director for the launch of Divvy, Chicago's bike share system, and currently serves as Deputy General Manager overseeing marketing and operations.
Previously, he led marketing at See3, a boutique marketing agency that runs educational, advocacy, and fundraising campaigns for nonprofits. There he worked with clients such as Ad Council, American Cancer Society, Refugees International, Sierra Club, and Animal Legal Defense Fund and ran the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards in partnership with YouTube.
Elliot earned an MBA at Yale School of Management, where his work with the Program on Social Enterprise focused on the role of business in delivering social and environmental impact.
Scott Kubly is Managing Deputy Commissioner at CDOT. Throughout his career Scott has provided entrepreneurial leadership in launching and expanding innovative transportation services. His focus while at CDOT has been implementing Divvy and installing 100 miles of protected bike lanes, making roads safer through installing speed cameras in Children’s Safety Zones, Bus Rapid Transit, and activating our public space. Prior to joining CDOT, Scott served as Associate Director of the District of Columbia Department of Transportation, managing their transit services, bike sharing and streetcar program.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Geography from the University of Missouri, a Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas, and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School.
As always, food and beverages will be provided by our sponsors, Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates! Our Platinum sponsor Microsoft will also be onsite giving a brief demonstration of Internet Explorer and Divvy will be giving away free 24 hour passes to the first 50 people to show up to the event!
See how Microsoft rethinks exploring the internet with their new IE - the first browser built from the ground up for touch. Get a first look (or should we say touch) at the newest IE11 version coming to Windows 8.1 at Chicago’s Tech in Motion. Plus who knows… once you #MeetIE, you might get a little something extra ;)