The Big Transportation Data for Big Cities Conference will enable city transportation officials, technical staff, academics, and public sector and industry leaders from 18 big cities across North America to commence dialogue on the practical and actionable use of urban transportation data. The platform will provide an opportunity for

  • City transportation officials to engage and educate the industry about city transportation data wants and needs;
  • Cities to share knowledge, experiences, and best practices with each other;
  • Academics to show how to blend cutting edge data with pragmatic solutions and ideas;
  • Industry to educate city transportation officials on the state of the art and state of the practice;

and will

  • Chart an agenda for improved data collection and use, to advance data analytics and data visualization in urban transportation agencies;
  • Serve as the basis to build an active network among cities to share best practices and ideas.


Conference is INVITE ONLY

As most large city transportation departments are experiencing challenges in operationalizing big data, this conference will provide an excellent opportunity to: share our wants and needs with private industry, for companies to educate cities on where the industry is going, for cities to share experiences and lessons, and for public sector practitioners to build networks
— Steve Buckley | General Manager of Transportation Services, City of Toronto
The world of big Data represents a chance for municipalities to take a readily available resource – data – and turn it into an actionable commodity that can be used to assist travelers in their efforts to move around effectively
— Eric Miller | Director, University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute