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PALO ALTO, CA – Gregory Kelly, president and chief executive officer of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff will address the first annual Digital Cities Summit, hosted by Stanford University and PARC, a Xerox company, on October 3-4, 2016 on the Stanford campus in Palo Alto, California.


The summit, which brings together an invitation-only group of 200 global chief executive officers, senior vice presidents, entrepreneurs, and policy makers, is intended to illustrate how disruptive technology is changing the way citizens, government and commercial organizations interact with each other to create new social contracts, business models, and behaviors in a digital urban environment.

“We foresee a world where big data and predictive analytics streamline mobility and deliver a sustainable living and working environment,” said Mr. Kelly, whose presentation, “Experience the Digital Future,” will take place on Oct. 3. Mr. Kelly will address such issues as global mobility, smart buildings and sustainability. Mr. Kelly will also discuss the challenge of bridging the gap between technology and public policy.

In addition, Jay Mezher, director of virtual design and construction at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, will lead a panel on “BIM and the New Approaches to City Design” on Oct. 4. The panel will address such issues as the role of BIM (building information modeling) and embedded technology in the development of global infrastructure and how new infrastructure is being designed and implemented in today’s economic and technological environment.

 About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. wsp-pb.com/usa