Mr. Frank Perry has 14 years of Connected Vehicle experience along with over 25 years of Systems Engineering and Project Management experience in wireless communication systems. Mr. Perry led the deployment and operations of the original USDOT Connected Vehicle Testbed in Michigan, device Interoperability Testing for the USDOT Safety Pilot Project, Implementation and Testing for a FHWA Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC) project, and authored Version 4.1 of the DSRC Roadside Unit (RSU) Specification for FHWA. Mr. Perry is working with Michigan, Minnesota, and several other municipalities to deploy, test, and operate Connected Vehicle systems. He has been part of SAE and IEEE DSRC Standards development since 2004 and is currently a member of the SAE J2735 DSRC Technical Committee, Chair of the SAE Cellular-Vehicle-2-everything (C-V2X) Direct Communication Task Force, and member of the OmniAir Certification and Technical Working Groups.
Jason JonMichael has more than two decades of specialized experience in transportation technology, assisting transportation agencies solve their most complex technology challenges. His areas of expertise include Connected Vehicle technology, intelligent transportation systems, tolling, transit and enterprise information technology.
He regularly provides insights and advice to industry-related non-profit boards, councils, committees and other organizations. Having lost his father to an avoidable traffic accident in a construction zone in 1979, Jason has devoted his life to improving transportation safety through technology.
Steve Novosad, Sr. Project Manager and Associate Vice President at HNTB Corporation, was elected to serve as Chair. Mr. Novosad has been instrumental in shaping the connected vehicle movement over the past 14 years. His work in intelligent transportation systems and software implementation has spanned three decades.
Dan Toohey is Vice President of Sales and E-ZPass Program Manager for Kapsch TrafficCom North
America. Kapsch TrafficCom is an international supplier of superior intelligent transportation systems
(ITS) and electronic toll collection systems. With its end-to-end solution portfolio, Kapsch TrafficCom
covers the entire value creation chain of its customers, from products and systems to integration and
operations, as a one-stop shop. Kapsch TrafficCom North America is also the exclusive supplier of all EZPass
technology including readers and transponders. Dan has over two decades of experience as a
transportation professional and senior level executive with extensive knowledge of the domestic and
international tolling and intelligent transportation system markets.
With a degree in Aerospace Engineering, Dick spent almost 20 years with the military aircraft division of General Dynamics, largely as Chief of Advanced Technologies. Following that, he became Overall Program Manager for the design and construction of a new class of warships for the US Navy. He then joined TransCore (24 years ago) and has been its Vice President for many years.
Dick has been involved in ITS standards for almost two decades, largely through ISO TC204 where he serves as Chairman. In this role, he oversees the broad ITS work program of TC204 and manages the relationships between TC204 and a large number of associated organizations. Dick was a charter member of the OmniAir Board and served as its first Vice Chairman.
Dmitri Khijniak has been supporting automotive industry for over 15 years and involved with 5.9GHz DSRC technology for the last 10 years. At 7layers, Dmitri is the program manager for the USDOT Connected Vehicle Certification project and leads development of testing and certification program supporting technology deployments for the USDOT Connected Vehicle Pilots. At OmniAir, Dmitri chairs the OmniAir Technical Working Group and is a member of the Certification Review Board.
Dmitri has worked in automotive, road tolling and telecommunication sectors in companies such as Visteon, Kapsch, BTIWireless and now is with 7layers as the Automotive Technology Services Development Manager. Dmitri has a M.S. in Radiophysics from Kyiv State University in Ukraine and a MBA from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Jim Lansford is a Director in the standards group at Qualcomm, responsible for Wi-Fi standards and strategy. He has over 35 years of experience in communications systems, digital signal processing, and strategic business development. Prior to its acquisition by Qualcomm in August 2015, he was a Fellow in the Global Standards Group at Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR).
Dr. Lansford has been Chief Technology Officer of three wireless startups (Momentum Microsystems, Mobilian, and Alereon) and held senior technical positions at Harris and Intel Corporation before CSR and Qualcomm. Dr. Lansford was formerly the co-chair of 802.15.3a (high speed UWB) as well as former chair of 802.19 (Coexistence) within IEEE 802, and was also a vice-chair of IEEE 802.15.2. He is currently chair of the Wireless Next Generation Standing Committee in IEEE 802.11. In the Wi-Fi Alliance, he chairs the Automotive Market Segment Task Group, the DSRC Marketing and Technical Task Groups, and the Long Range Strategy Group. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the OmniAir Consortium, a certification body for connected vehicle techn
Justin Johnson is a technical researcher and innovator for 3M company where he has worked in the corporate research laboratories since 2004. With experience in tolling systems and connected autonomous vehicle technologies, Justin is well suited to serve on the Board of Directors for OmniAir. He is a member of the SAE DSRC Technical Committee, a member of IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, USDOT’s CAT coalition, and the FHWA Work Zone Data Initiative. Most recently, Justin has been working in the connected and autonomous ecosystem focused on learning how to create safer and more effective infrastructure for the vehicles of tomorrow.
Mark Muriello has thirty-three years of experience in transportation and public finance, covering bus, rail, marine terminal, bridge, tunnel, and toll operations, as well as the electric utility industry.
As Deputy Director of Tunnels, Bridges and Terminals for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Mark oversees the operations, maintenance and investment plans for the agency’s six tunnels and bridges and two bus interstate bus terminals that connect the New Jersey and New York City.
These facilities collectively serve 1.25 million customers each weekday and produce nearly $1.5 billion in revenue annually. Mr. Muriello serves in a leadership capacity in a number of industry and national transportation organizations, including the E-ZPass Group, the Transportation Research Board, the I-95 Corridor Coalition, and the Alliance for Toll Interoperability.
Mike Brown is an Institute Engineer for Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). He has been a leader in the development of intelligent systems for over twenty-one years. Mr. Brown has served various federal, state, and commercial clients in projects spanning the areas of Advanced Traffic and Traveler Information Systems, Smart Cities, Cybersecurity, Connected Vehicle Systems, and Vehicle Automation. Mr. Brown is a subject matter expert for numerous standards committees in standards development organizations including Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Paul Sakamoto is the COO of Savari, the leader in V2X (Vehicle to Vehicle/Infrastructure/Pedestrian) hardware and software. When installed in multiple DSRC or C-V2X equipped vehicles, Savari’s products constantly update the other equipped vehicles and drivers in the area with predictive location data, thus preventing accident situations instead of reacting to them. The technology also improves fuel economy by dramatically increasing the safety and efficiency of traffic signal systems that interact using the DSRC standard.
Prior to Savari, Paul held a variety of senior leadership roles in the semiconductor equipment industry including DFT Microsystems (CEO), DCG Systems (VP/GM), Inovys (CEO), Credence Systems (VP/GM), Micro Component Technology (VP Sales), Megatest (Sales Director) as Intel Corp. (PE Manager).
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Paul received his BSEE from Oregon State University, which made him part of its Academy of Distinguished Engineers in 2010. Paul is a long term resident of Silicon Valley.