Check Out The Speakers at PIE WOW!


Check Out The Speakers at PIE WOW!

I’ve spent the last few days pulling together articles for PT February. It doubles as the program for PIE and I am becoming very familiar with the speakers and sessions. The names are icons in our industry — Tom Wunk, Dennis Cunning, Brandy Stanley, Julie Dixon, Mark Braibranti, Thomas Hartley, Mike Harley, Matt Darst, Barbara Chance and those are just the ones that wrote articles in PT Feb.

In addition we have Dale Denda, Mike King, Bob Harkins, Bob Kane, Mark Lawrence, and Graham Arndt, flying in from Australia. Plus many more.

It promises to be an exciting and excellent learning experience for all, attendees and vendors.

Be there as Barbara untangles “Spaghetti Technology,” or Mike tells you how to apply dynamic pricing like hotels and airlines use to parking. Matt calls upon his philosophic side with a presentation entitled C’est N’est Pas un Pipe. I’m told its in English, but with Matt, who knows.

Dennis takes off his gloves as he delves into the murky world of Management Agreements. Come find out why operators break out in cold sweats when he is around. Tom reprises Technology Camp. And he good at it. He should be, I hired him once, in another life.

Julie Dixon and her crew put on a number of seminars focused on the ins and outs of on street parking and enforcement. She has the chops to do it, she was hip deep in SF Park, ran enforcement for West Hollywood, and now is practically everywhere cities need parking help. Don’t miss this one.

Brandy has been pressed into service leading one of their CPP seminars. With her background in operations plus having run two major cities, currently Las Vegas, she is the perfect pick.

Big Data raises its head in two seminars as Blake Laufer from T2 discusses its use in on street and enforcement applications, and how it factors into transportation will be discussed by a group led by Phil Silver of Cubic Data System.

Ex Disney employee Thomas Harley brings his customer service experience working for Mickey combined with his his current gig running parking and transportation at Florida International University to his seminar on customer service and parking.

Of course, no PIE would be complete without Dale Denda holding forth on the economy, construction, and the financial health of our industry.

And that only scratches the surface.  Add seminars on onstreet technology, speed networking, a fantastic birthday bash to celebrate Parking Today’s 20th anniversary, and parking talk forever.

PIE 2016 is the happening place for our industry for this year. See you in Las Vegas, Feb  28 thru March 2. Or click here: Parking Industry Exhibition.

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