Continental, Amazon Executives to Deliver Keynote Addresses at ITS America Annual Meeting

2019 Event Theme: Intelligent Mobility: Safer, Greener & Smarter

WASHINGTON – Continental North America President Jeff Klei and Vice President for Global Innovation Policy and Communications Paul Misener will offer keynote remarks at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s (ITS America) 28th Annual Meeting and Expo here in June. Intelligent Mobility: Safer, Greener, Smarter will focus on the future of mobility technologies and highlight seamless mobility around the movement of people, data and freight in the 21st century.

President of Continental North America since 2008, Klei is responsible for customer, governmental and other external relationships in the region. He also retains his current responsibilities as Vice President of Sales, General Motors Worldwide. Klei will speak on Wednesday, June 5th .

A 19-year Amazon veteran, Misener founded Amazon’s public policy operations and currently advocates on behalf of the company’s culture, innovation and leadership. He is an engineer and attorney. Misener will speak on Thursday, June 6th .

“We are thrilled to have Jeff and Paul join us,” said ITS America President and CEO Shailen Bhatt. “Each has a unique perspective on innovation as it relates to safety and mobility, and we look forward to hearing their vision around intelligent mobility.”

Each keynote will be immediately followed by panel discussions related to the day’s theme. “Safer, Greener, Smarter” is slated for Wednesday, June 5th and panelists include:

Gabe Klein, co-founder, Cityfi
Sherif Marakby, President and CEO, Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC
Angel Mendez, Chief Operating Officer, HERE Technologies

The discussion on Thursday, June 6th will focus on “Moving People, Data and Freight.” Panelists include:

Joe Bergera, President and CEO, Iteris
Therese McMillan, Executive Director, Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Dr. Josh Switkes, Founder and CEO, Peloton

Additional speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. The ITS America Annual Meeting will be held June 4-7 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Media registration is free to all credentialed trade, business, and consumer reporters and bloggers who work in the transportation, technology or related business fields. Press badges permit entry into the exhibit hall, demos, all sessions, keynotes, and special networking events. Register as media online or contact us at for additional information.

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About ITS America: The Intelligent Transportation Society of America advances the research and deployment of intelligent transportation technologies to save lives, improve mobility, promote sustainability, and increase efficiency and productivity. Our vision is a better future transformed by intelligent mobility: safer, greener, smarter. For more information, please visit