Tyler Svitak has built his career solving problems at the intersection of technology, urbanism and partnership. Tyler has held strategic roles advancing electric, connected, and automated mobility initiatives bringing new technologies to market at the City and County of Denver, Colorado Department of Transportation, and American Lung Association in Colorado, where he led or contributed to some of the most innovative smart mobility projects and policies in the country. Tyler became the Executive Director of the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance in 2019, which is the first and largest statewide coalition of public, private, academic and research organizations committed to advancing smart cities initiatives. Tyler leads the membership-based organization as it develops a new model for building smarter communities and regions. The Alliance manages a portfolio of projects that leverage innovative technologies, like 5G, to improve challenges facing the state through partnership and real-world deployment. Tyler has been leading the Alliance’s role in AvCo, the nation’s largest electric, automated transit service aimed at improving public transit.