When Austin has talks about the city’s transit system, it is usually about the actual city and everything in it. Recently that changed. The discussion shifted more about the transportation needs and challenges that face the suburban community. The discussion took place at the Williamson County Growth Summit.
The discussion had a series of heavyweights in the transportation industry including, Mike Heiligenstein, who is the Executive Director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, Joseph Kopser, founder of RideScout LLC, and Leandre Johns, who is Uber Technologies’ Texas External Affairs Director. The talk was mainly about how technology is changing the transportation industry.
Mike Heiligenstein stated that while he recognizes that technology is advancing and and changing transportation, the Austin area needs to build more roads for the growing population that is moving into the suburbs.
Another gentlemen stated that Austin area politicians have to prepare for the transportation needs of their current residents and their future residents. The use of self-driving cars came up many times but Mike Heiligenstein didn’t change his stance on the need for more roads. Learn more about more Mike Heiligenstein: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3051273/bio
He noted that the population of Austin is growing rapidly and they need for improvement of their public transportation system is more important. Mr. Johns from Uber stated that residents of Austin, need solutions that go between getting them on public transportation and getting them off public transportation. He stressed that Uber is perfect for that.
Mike Heiligenstein leads the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority with intelligence and strength. The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is an independent government agency that was created to design transportation networks in Central Texas.
The agency was formed in 2002. Mr. Heiligenstein graduated from the University of Texas and he has Master’s degrees in Business Administration and Government. Mike Heiligenstein has served the people of Central Texas for 23 years.
According to Crunchbase, before he joined the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, the area did not have any roads under construction or revenue. Now the agency is scheduled to see assets of $4 billion by 2020 and revenue of up to $136.5 million by 2020.
Let’s just face it; living in the 21st Century certainly has it’s blessings. Many of these blessings come in the form of advanced technology. Compared to previous eras of the past, the 21st Century dominates when it comes to this subject. Technology is used in our everyday lives even if we don’t recognize it. This is one of the most popular and profitable industries on earth and it’s only growing bigger by the day. Did you know that many of the people who develop these advancements aren’t household names? A perfect of example of this notion is by a guy named Eric Pulier. Pulier has done so much for man-kind throughout the years, but many of use wouldn’t have a clue of who he is and what he does.
Eric Pulier has a passion for technology and from a young age he displayed his creativity through ingenuity. Pulier programmed his first computer by the time he was in the fourth grade and he founded a computer company while in high school. The guy can literally take a small idea/concept and turn it into a reality. By 2016, Eric Pulier has been the founder of at least 15 companies. These companies include Service Mesh Inc, Digital Evolution, FLY, People Doing Things, XPRIZE, and many more. His last company was sold for more than $350 Million. That’s right! Having such broad knowledge in a variety of fields is what helps set him apart from his contemporaries. Pulier is known as a technologist, philanthropist, author, guest speakers as well as entrepreneur. He currently owns a successful restaurant in Santa Monica, California as well as club. The guy literally doe everything and he does it well.
From creating multimedia educational programs for multiple sclerosis sufferers to implementing advanced technology to solve issues in healthcare, Eric Pulier has done it all. This proud father of four is well beyond his years, but always make time to give back with charitable donations and investment capital for start-up companies. That million dollar question is, what else will this remarkable man achieve in future times and how will he do it?
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Have you ever wondered why rich people continue to be rich? On the other hand, the poor continue to be poor. The same is true for successful people. People who have tasted success at one given time of their lives are likely to succeed again. Nature has also shown that those who remain motivated, focused and determined end up succeeding in life. This is the story of one man called Chris Burch who started his ventures as a school boy. His first venture was during his time at Ithaca College when he founded a company called Eagles Apparel with just $2000. Several years later, the same business fetched a sum of $165 when it was acquired by the Swire Group.
Chris Burch is a man who loves fashion and the role that technology has had on fashion. He also acknowledges that fashion has had an impact on the technology industry too. He has a notion that these two industries go hand in hand. He, however, talks about how we can use various aspects of the past, the future and the present to look understand the changes that have occurred in these two industries. He gives an insight of the changes that have occurred in the music industry, the role that fashion has played, as well as technology. He tells of the boom box, how that changed with the introduction of the cassette. He then talks about how things have changed with the advent of the Walkman and finally the iPod and how it has revolutionized the music industry.
Chris understands that the fashion industry thrives of producing the products that customers love. He also appreciates that the only way to understand whether a product will deliver is to use technology. Where fashion and technology work together, the end product is functionality and innovation. He also tells of the way technology has been used to produce fashionable protection gears such as the airbag replacing the helmet. He also discusses the hand gloves that help firemen do their jobs while at the same time passing important information with their hands.
To keep up with trending issues and customers, Chris Burch is active on Social Media as he can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of his firm called Burch Creative Capital. In the past, Burch has worked with other firms such as the Voss Water, Poppin as well as Guggenheim where he is a board member.