Public Works Expo 2018

MD42 - HAPPY HOUR JAM: Top 5 Tech

Aug 27, 2018 4:00pm ‐ Aug 27, 2018 4:50pm


2018 is the inaugural year of the Top 5 Technologies survey and report. In December 2017, APWA surveyed its members asking them to name the single most important technology for public works professionals in 2018. The 2018 Top 5 Tech are: 1. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Mapping; 2. Autonomous/Connected Vehicles and Equipment. 3. Drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). 4. Asset Management. 5. Global Positioning Systems (GPS)/Autonomous Vehicle Location (AVL) and Telematics. Come to this Happy Hour Jam and share the innovative ways your organization uses these technologies and brainstorm the technology uses that should be on the Top 5 Tech list for 2019.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, you will be better able to:
1. Explore various public works uses for existing and new technologies.
2. Network with other public works professionals about their experiences with the technologies named in APWA’s 2018 Top 5 Tech.
3. Establish a plan for implementing new technologies into your public works operations.


  • Dave S. Zelenok, PE, Manager, Local Government Services, HR Green, Colorado Springs, CO

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