David Plouffe, Senior Vice President for Policy and Strategy at Uber Technologies, and widely referred to as the architect of President Barack Obama’s two presidential campaign victories, will deliver the closing keynote speech at the ITS America 25th Annual Meeting and Exposition on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.
While holding senior positions in the White House and as a close adviser to President Obama, Plouffe won plaudits for the use of technology, his message development and competitiveness.
In 2010, Plouffe was number 4 on Newsweek’s list of “New Thought Leaders,” and The Daily Beast named him as one of the “25 Smartest People of the Decade.” GQ named Plouffe in 2012 the third most powerful person in Washington.
Plouffe joined Uber, one of the nation’s fastest growing transportation technology firms last September. Since its founding in 2009, Uber has seamlessly connected millions of riders to drivers through their apps, making cities more accessible to riders and opening up an entirely new business opportunity for drivers.
ITS America announced recently that Uber had joined the ITS America Leadership Circle, a prestigious group featuring 40 private, public and academic sector organizations whose mission is to advance transportation through innovation and technology. The group recently released A Road Map for 2015 outlining six key priorities.