Jason JonMichael serves as the Assistant Director of Smart Mobility at the Austin Transportation Department where he leads a cross-functional team of mobility, technology, policy, data, and user experience specialists to deliver outcomes that improve mobility, safety and access to Austin residents. He also manages public-private-partnerships and the evolution of the Parking Enterprise division in its future role of transportation. Before joining ATD, Jason worked as National Technology Leader, ITS & Systems for HNTB Corporation, focused on emerging technology program management and deployment in transportation, a key challenge for transportation agencies to unlock the value of connected and automated vehicles. Jason’s subject matter expertise includes complex systems (artificial intelligence), transportation technology, systems engineering, communications and systems integration. Over the last 25 years, he has performed and managed systems integration services on projects spanning from traditional advanced traffic management systems to state-of-the-art, emerging smart mobility solutions involving connected, automated, shared, and electric technologies. He has operated in management roles with several federal, state and municipal advanced transportation research projects and programs, including the USDOT Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment in Tampa, Florida.