ITS Midwest Webinars

Transforming mobility using data science at Ford

DATE: October 24th, 2019
TIME: 12:00 pm Central/1:00 pm Eastern
GUEST PANELISTS: Robert Collard (Ford City Insights), Cal Coplai (Ford Safety Insights), Andy Palanisamy (Ford Mobility’s City Solutions)
MODERATOR: Scott Lee (TranSmart/EJM; ITS Midwest)
HOW TO JOIN: See information below


  • Provide background of Ford’s evolution into a “mobility” company
  • Data science efforts related to mobility at Ford
  • A few case study examples of analytics products from Ford’s City Insights Platform
  • Q&A

For more information about the Ford® Mobility initiative, visit Ford Mobility


Robert Collard, Ford
Robert Collard, Product Owner of Ford City Insights

Robert Collard is Product Owner of Ford City Insights. Robert is currently working with City Solutions at Ford Motor Company.
Exec bio: Robert Collard on LinkedIn
Photo: Robert Collard. Image credits: Robert Collard

Cal Coplai, Ford
Cal Coplai, Product Owner of Ford Safety Insights

Cal Coplai is Senior Data Scientist for Smart City Analytics at Ford Motor Company. Cal has worked with or for local governments, nonprofits, community colleges, universities, business incubators, regional entities, private companies, land banks, and more at the intersection of civic life and analytics. Cal strives to translate complexity into action, focusing on tangible urban analytics projects that can have real impact in our daily lives.
Exec bio:
Photo: Cal Coplai. Image credits: Cal Coplai

A. Palanisamy, Ford
Andy Palanisamy, City Solutions Senior Engagement Manager, Midwest U.S. Region

Andy Palanisamy currently serves as the Senior Regional Engagement Manager (Midwest) at Ford Mobility’s City Solutions group. Andy is a seasoned technical & management professional with a strong skill set (engineering, public policy, strategy & communications) and 18 years of public/private experience solving problems in transportation, infrastructure, mobility technologies, energy, and environment/climate change.
Exec bio: Andy Palanisamy on LinkedIn
Photo: Andy Palanisamy. Image credits: a2TECH360


Scott Lee, ITS Midwest
Scott Lee

Scott Lee, P.E. is Secretary-President Elect of ITS Midwest and Chief Engineer of Innovation and Technology at Transmart/EJM. TranSmart is a group of knowledgeable and creative professionals (Engineers, Planners, and Specialists), who are skilled in Transportation Planning, Traffic Engineering, Information Technology/ Intelligent Transportation Systems and Transportation Facility Studies and Improvement Design.
Exec bio: Scott Lee on LinkedIn
Photo: Scott Lee. Image credits: ITS Midwest

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