Chris Barker

Transportation, Technology & Smart Cities Global Speaker, Autonomous Transportation & Urban Air Mobility Leader, Former Vice President of New Mobility at Keolis

Chris Barker is a top technology keynote speaker, autonomous transportation & urban air mobility leader, and the Former Vice President of New Mobility at Keolis. Prior to Keolis, Chris held senior business leadership positions with multiple Fortune 50 companies. He served as the Global Director of Business Development and Communications for Honeywell Aerospace, Head of Public Sector Business Development, Communications and Marketing at Cisco and Senior Executive Manager for the Office of the President at Boeing.

  • Chris Barker`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Chris Barker`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Arizona, USA

  • Chris Barker`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Chris Barker`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Arizona, USA

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

The Future of Transportation

An inside look at how advancements in technology are changing how we move around the planet now and in the future

Flying Cars – Truth or Fiction?

An inside look at how advancements in technology are changing how we move around the planet now and in the future

Self-Driving Cars

A look at how self-driving car simulators are giving consumers a first-hand experience into how self-driving cars will operate now and in the future

Smart & Connected Cities

A Look at how The City of Las Vegas is Transforming Itself to be a City of the Future

The Future of Connected Sports

A Talk with FOX Sports Executive/Sales Team – a look at how new technology is changing how sports franchises/brands better connect with fans to create a more connected sports experience

About Keynote Speaker Chris Barker

Chris is a 20+ year veteran of the transportation and technology industry. He is the founder of transportation technology consulting firm CBC where he has worked with transportation and technology companies, cities and governments around the world to advance new forms of mobility – aerospace, autonomous and electric surface transportation and electric urban air mobility (UAM). Chris is currently a transportation advisor for the Cities Today Institute helping cities around the world with transportation infrastructure and autonomous surface transportation planning. In 2016, Chris was an advisor to Vulcan on the USDOT Smart City Challenge project and has continued to advance smart city/transportation development projects across the globe. His CBC team has also developed and deployed self-driving car simulators for State DOTs/DMVs, universities, museums and other public facilities – to teach the public about self-driving vehicles.  

Chris Barker was previously the Vice President of New Mobility at Keolis helping to introduce new transportation options to cities and communities across North America. Keolis is a global transportation company that provides heavy rail, light-rail, bus, autonomous shuttles/taxis, car share, bike share, and sky tram service to 26 countries moving 3.5 billion people a year. Chris helped launch the first autonomous/electric shuttle operations on open roads in North America – in downtown Las Vegas and in Montreal.  He’s also played a lead role in helping multiple US cities migrate their transit systems to electrified transit fleets with electric bus conversions in Southern California, Nevada and South Carolina.

Prior to Keolis, Chris held senior business leadership positions with multiple Fortune 50 companies. He served as the Global Director of Business Development and Communications for Honeywell Aerospace, Head of Public Sector Business Development, Communications and Marketing at Cisco and Senior Executive Manager for the Office of the President at Boeing.  He’s also been a VP/SVP of business development and marketing for Text 100 Communications and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide.

Chris is a national Board Member for the Association for Commuter Transportation. He’s also a global keynote speaker on topics ranging from smart cities and new mobility services to cybersecurity and advancements in Artificial Intelligence.  He’s previously been a featured speaker at CES (Las Vegas), SXSW (Austin), RSA (San Francisco), CE Week (New York), A-Bace (Shanghai) and IAA (Frankfurt).

Testimonials

I highly recommend Chris as a knowledgeable and well-connected consultant, speaker, and subject expert on projects and events where smart cities and connected and autonomous vehicles are target topics.

Steve Crumb

Executive Director at Global Inventures

Chris is a talented communications strategist and storyteller, but more than that he is a true business leader and consultant. He has the ability to see around the corner, beyond the hype and buzz of today into what will be important tomorrow. I hope our professional lives will afford us the opportunity to work together for a third time!

Lisa Sullivan

EVP and Director, Ketchum

I’m convinced that Chris Barker was born into this world with a gift for telling a GREAT story. Whether it’s part of his professional work or just in his personal interactions, his ability to grab your attention and draw you into a story is almost magical. Combined with his very strong ability to muster and master the facts of a particular situation, this innate ability to sell a point of view is pure gold for a company.

Mark Stouse

CEO at Proof Analytics

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Article

Aug 28, 2017

Q&A on Smart Cities with Christopher Barker: Cities of the Future are Smart, Green, and Connected Hubs of Innovation

The cities of the future will be smarter, more energy efficient, and transportation friendly—and their actualization is not as far...

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Apr 3, 2017

Are Smart Devices Too Dumb to Protect Themselves (And Us) from Cyber Attacks?

Smart and AI technology are increasingly being woven into our daily lives, almost to the point of ubiquitousness, the way...

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