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The Future of Transportation
David Plouffe, Uber’s Chief Advisor and Member of the Board of Directors will discuss the future of transportation and the advent of new on demand ridesharing services. Mr. Plouffe will share his insights on new innovations in urban transportation and the impact this is having on city and economic life.
Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through its mobile application, the company is making cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From its founding in 2009 to its launches in over 320 cities today, Uber’s rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer.
David Plouffe is widely referred to as the architect of President Obama’s two presidential campaign victories. After serving as the campaign manager in the 2008 presidential election, he served inside the White House as Senior Advisor to the President. Plouffe currently serves on the Board of the Barack Obama Foundation and is a member of the Uber Board of Directors. Plouffe has managed campaigns at all levels of politics, served as an award winning producer of television advertisements, served as a consultant to leading Fortune 500 companies and has been a ubiquitous presence on national news shows.
In September 2014, Plouffe joined Uber and in addition to his board duties serves as the Chief Advisor for Uber and CEO, Travis Kalanick, Plouffe has won plaudits for the use of technology and pioneering new applications, his message development and discipline, his management skills and his focus and competitiveness.
The Obama Biden presidential campaign and Plouffe were awarded the Titanium and Integrated Grand Prix Awards from the Cannes International Advertising Festival, 2009. The campaign won for the effort’s digital savvy, its success in community building and its willingness to allow the Obama brand to be created by consumers rather than top-down communications mandates.
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 is the author of The New York Times best seller, The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama’s Historic Victory and has been a Contributor for ABC News and Bloomberg Television. In 2013 he was inducted into The American Association of Political Consultants’ Hall of Fame.