APICS Colorado April 2019 Professional Development Meeting

April 11, 2019
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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Courtyard by Marriott Denver cherry Creek
1475 S. Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80222


Professional Development Meeting

Thursday, April 11th

Location: Courtyard by Marriott Denver Cherry Creek

Topic: Smart Mobility - How do we solve the traffic problem

Speaker: Kellen Pucher

Today’s vehicles come with a suite of onboard sensors and advanced software which creates powerful, real-time data about the vehicle and surrounding environment. Soon, these vehicles will also come with communications systems which enable them to relay this data to other vehicles and the transportation network – all at ten times per second. Panasonic is creating a platform to manage all of this data, and to deliver an ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) approach that will greatly advance safety and efficiency on the roadway. Through partnerships with Colorado and other state Departments of Transportation, as well as cities, automakers and other partners, Panasonic is leading the effort to transform connected vehicle technology. This approach will produce a new paradigm in the effective, safe use of today’s roadways, and pave the way for autonomous vehicles in the future.

Kellen Pucher is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for Smart Mobility within Panasonic North America. He studied Biological Psychology and Neuroscience at Miami University and began his career in commercial analytical sciences and biotechnology. Continuing his passion for technology, he worked for Level 3 Communications leading to the 2017 acquisition by Century Link. This combined background in science and communications prepared him for a position in Smart Mobility and Connected Vehicles (V2X)  at Panasonic. Kellen and his team are driven to create systems which will save lives through the reduction of traffic crashes and produce a scalable decrease in traffic congestion. These platforms will empower roadway operators with improved situational awareness, as well as predictive and responsive capabilities unlocked by big data. Kellen also believes that Panasonic’s V2X platform will pave the way for cooperative, safer deployments of autonomous vehicles in the future.

Mixed Baby Greens Salad
Chicken Florentine
tender chicken breast topped with baby spinach and provolone cheese wrapped in flaky pastry
topped with awild mushroom sauce
Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
Chef’s Choice (risky, I know)



General Information Regarding Monthly Professional Development Meetings

Professional development meetings are made available to members and non-members monthly from September through November and January through May each fiscal year. They are usually held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at varying locations in the greater Denver metro-area.  Make sure you check the dates below as the day of the week may vary. The meeting activities and times are listed below. Please check the monthly newsletter for special events or changes to the usual schedule.

5:30pm - 6:30 pm Networking & Registration
6:30pm Dinner
7:30pm Business Meeting
7:45pm Speaker

You may register for the meeting at http://apicscolorado.org/meetinginfo.php.  Registration fee can be processed on the website via a non-refundable credit card transaction, or at the meeting via credit card, cash or check.

In addition, reservations may be made by calling 303-421-0797 by Noon on Friday prior to the meeting.

The cost is: $40.00 Members $10.00 Students
                  $45.00 Non-members , $30.00 Speaker only with no meal.

Don't miss this important opportunity to network with professional colleagues and hear excellent speakers.

There is a $100 Giveaway Drawing at each meeting. To be eligible you must be a Colorado Chapter 81 member in good standing. If your name is drawn, you must be present at the meeting to win.