5 Sessions You Can’t Miss At IPI 2016

IPI is coming up this month in Nashville. Do you know what sessions you’re planning to attend? We combed through the IPI education schedule and listed our picks for top 5 sessions below.

1. The Future of Parking with Autonomous Vehicles: Solutions for the Inevitable

Jeff JoynerTuesday, May 17 | 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Jeff Joyner, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Michael Flanagan, Sales & Business Development, Sentry Control Systems

Michael Lia Reyes, Business Development Manager, Carl Walker, Inc.


Description: Autonomous vehicles (AV) are beginning to shape the world of parking, affecting planners, engineers,developers, equipment manufacturers, and controls. Whether it’s a shared or personal driverless vehicle, the innovative autonomous machine will revolutionize how the parking industry will strategically plan, design, and
operate. Hear an expert panel discussion from auto manufacturers, autonomous task force, policymakers, and technology developers.


Learning Objectives

1. Provide better understanding of current AV abilities and future development plans that affect the parking industry, designers, planners, software developers, insurance, and legislation.
2. Clarify the changes needed to address and accommodate AV in parking design, zoning, demand, technology and land-use planning.
3. Determine the types of creative integration needed to communicate between AV and a driverless vehicle that related to software, PARCS, manufacturing coordination, security and monitoring.


2. Parking 2.0 – It’s a Connected World

Mike DrowTuesday, May 17 | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

 Michael Drow, Senior Vice President, Technology Integration, SP+

Peter W. Lange, Executive Director, Transportation Services, Texas A&M

Peter LangeDescription: Parking 2.0—It’s a Connected World is the seventh in a series of parking-specific presentations by
IPI’s Parking Technology Committee. The connectivity of all systems within our parking infrastructure has been growing at a rapid pace and includes meters, PARCS equipment, mobile phones, and sensors as well as technologies completely outside of parking.


Learning Objectives

1. Understand the connected parking operation and what the Internet of Things has to do with parking.
2. Describe how technology will affect and enhance existing parking operations with new services and capabilities.
3. Identify new skill sets required in a parking organization of the future


3. An Introduction to Measuring Your Website’s Success with Google Analytics

Stephanie FreyWednesday, May 18 | 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Presenter: Stephanie Frey, Director of Marketing, Rydin Decal

Description: Google Analytics is an advanced technology that can help you measure how your company’s online marketing and presence are working. Learn the basics as well as advanced techniques to make your website shine!

Learning Objectives

1. Understand why Google Analytics is important to a website’s functionality.
2. Analyze data derived from Google Analytics.
3. Apply knowledge to future modification of website’s user experience, marketing efforts, and other customer-focused goals.


4. Is Now the Time to Go Gateless?

Dan KupfermanWednesday, May 18 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Presenters: Dan Kupferman, Director of Car Park Management Systems, Walker Parking Consultants

Jon Martens, Parking Consultant, Walker Parking Consultants

Description: The proliferation of pay-by-cell, mobile apps, and license plate recognition has many owners considering gateless solutions. Should you? This session will review the technology now employed in electronic tolling to see if it can be modified for parking facilities. We’ll also look at parking facilities that employ parking meters, pay-by-cell phone, and license plate recognition rather than gates.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand how license plate recognition is employed in electronic tolling and in parking scenarios.
2. Learn how to conduct a SWOT analysis to compare gated and gateless parking scenarios.
3. Learn how to conduct a cost/benefit analysis for comparing gated and gateless parking scenarios.


5. Electric Vehicles 2.0

Thursday, May 19 | 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

Presenters: Vicky Gagliano, Senior Parking Consultant, Timothy Haahs & Associates, Inc.

Description: How far have electric vehicles progressed during the past five years, were the projections correct, what are they now, and how will electric vehicles shape the way we view transportation? We will also look at the newest technology being tested, such as self-driving vehicles, battery innovation, federal and state funding incentives, and the role of hydrogen-fuel cells.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand how electric vehicles have evolved and how consumers have accepted the more environmentally-friendly mode of transportation.
2. Understand how hydrogen vehicles work and when they will become more readily available.
3. Understand how self-driving vehicles operate, their benefits, challenges, and potential impact on the parking industry.


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