This month NYC Apps is partnering with LaunchLM and focusing our attention on The Next Era of Urban Transportation.
We will have a panel discussion moderated by Matthew Weinberg, Senior Project Manager, NYCEDC. Our roster of panelists will help shed some light on where their respective apps stand today, and the innovations that will help usher in the next era of urban transportation.
Special thanks to Dev Bootcamp, Swill, and Insomnia Cookies for sponsoring.
6:30 pm – Drinks, good eats, and networking.
7:00 pm – Presentations: Get a first look at the latest innovations from our curated roster of panelists.
8:00 pm – Panel Discussion: "The Next Era of Urban Transportation."
8:30 pm – NYC Apps After-Party.
Nic Haggart, Launcher, Lyft
Nic Haggart is a Launcher at Lyft. He and his launch teammates have been on the front lines of Lyft's nationwide growth, helping to expand the company from 4 to 70 cities in just 15 months. Nic has a BS in Journalism from The University of Wisconsin - Madison. In previous lives he's been a New York City public school teacher, a professional server/bartender and a semi-professional backpacker/world-wanderer.
Brooke Moreland, Head of Marketing, Gett
Brooke is the Head of Marketing for Gett, the US arm of Gettaxi, the global taxi and black car app. She is an entrepreneur and huge fan of all things mobile and fun. In 2009 she founded Fashism, an award winning, venture-backed, photo-sharing app in the fashion space. In 2012 she went on to be the General Manager of Fashion GPS, an enterprise software company serving the global fashion industry. Brooke is obsessed with hot sauce, loves to surf and in another life would be a backup dancer for Beyonce.
Daniel Ramot, Cofounder and CEO, Via
Daniel Ramot is the Cofounder and CEO of Via, a smart transit system currently being deployed throughout NYC. He is a Stanford-trained neuroscientist who prior to Via built supercomputers designed to discover new pharmaceutical drugs and developed avionic systems for F-15s and F-16s.
Andrew Batey, Chief Marketing Officer, Spinlister
As a former triathlete and snowboarding instructor himself, Andrew saw the potential and value Spinlister provides its community members and eagerly joined the team. Currently, he serves as the Chief Marketing Officer, biking five miles to work three days a week. He also teaches marketing part-time at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) and sits on the Faculty of Graduate Studies Board for Trinity Western University.
Personally, Andrew participates in raising money and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through triathlon fundraising events. He is also recognized as one of American Kennel Club’s youngest and most exciting judges. To date he has judged a National Specialty Top 20 Invitational, All breed shows in Europe and Asia, and been featured in dozens of dog related publications.
Scott Kolber, CEO, Roadify
Scott Kolber is CEO of Roadify, a data platform and mobile application for transit information. NYC BigApps 2.0 Grand Prize Winner. Roadify makes it easy for people to find out when their bus, train, subway, etc is coming and why it’s late if it’s not there. Roadify distributes this content via its own mobile apps, 3rd party apps, websites and public signage. Roadify is currently the only company with meaningful scale that provides transit information for display in the Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) signage market-- on public screens at locations outside of stations.
Eddie Jabbour, Cofounder, KickMap
The KickMap was created by Eddie Jabbour, a principal at Kick Design in 2007. It was conceived as a communication design exercise to make the vast complexity of the NYC Subway System more comprehensible to natives and tourists alike. Posted on its own website, the KickMap quickly garnered very favorable response in the press and design blogs worldwide and prominent inclusion in eight books on mapping and information design.
Dan Jabbour, Cofounder, KickMap
Spurred by the creation of Apple's App Store in 2008, the NYC KickMap was transformed into a dynamic mobile app by Dan Jabbour of ThunkLabs. He turned the KickMap into a responsive map with an intuitive user interface that multiplied its strengths. Utilizing multi-layered maps, it presents the user with information like night service, on-map step-by-step directions, street maps and train schedules for every station location, push notification alerts, and GPS positioning.
This month's App download list:
Lyft: iOS / Android
Gett: iOS / Android
Via: iOS / Android
Spinlister: iOS / Android
Roadify: iOS / Android
Twitter accounts to follow for this event:
@Lyft / @Gett / @RideWithVia / @Spinlister / @Roadify / @KickMap
NYC Apps social presence:
@nycapps / @mobiledivide / #nycapps
We look forward to seeing you soon.