As the parking industry continues to face an unprecedented era of change, we have two options: evolve or become extinct. Consumers want a parking experience that offers them security, convenience, and affordability. They want to safely and easily park when and where they want to and for the best price. Businesses and public entities need to cater directly to the consumers’ desires and remove friction from every interaction. To meet these demands, the industry needs to be equipped to serve up secure payment solutions, communicate available inventory in any location, and competitively transact on those assets in real time.
This panel will explore how location-based services and integrated technology solutions improve the parking experience. The panelists will cover advancements in place today at high-volume sports and entertainment venues and explore how the industry can work together to build a network that supplies parking data on demand and serves as an omni-channel solution for parking transactions.
Christian Lau, Chief Technology Officer, Los Angeles Football Club
As Chief Technology Officer at Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) and Banc of California Stadium, Christian Lau’s focus is on defining the technical vision of the organization. His primary area of interest is the use of technology to enhance the guest experience, eliminate friction, and provide additive experiences for customers. From the beginning of his tenure, he has embraced the idea that his organization will try anything once. He has turned Banc of California Stadium into a test facility for partners, prospective partners, and technology companies to collaborate on the development of conceptual ideas that have proven to be a guiding force for next generation guest experiences in arenas, stadiums and large venues worldwide.
Michael Rescigno, Sr. Director Parking and Transportation, Golden State Warriors/Chase Center
As Senior Director of Parking and Traffic for the Golden State Warriors at the Chase Center, Michael Rescigno is instrumental in the designing and implementing the traffic, parking, and rideshare operations for a venue that handles more than 150 events per year. Prior to this position, he was COO of City Park, the Bay Area’s largest parking company, where he worked on the operational plans for Levi Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers; Avaya Stadium, home of MSL’s San Jose Earthquakes; and what is currently known as Oracle Park, the home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants. He started his career in New York City and relocated to California in 2003.
Victor van Dinten, Director of Indoor and Parking, HERE Technologies
Victor van Dinten is Head of Indoor & Parking for HERE Technologies, and drives with a global team one of HERE’s key strategic areas. Victor joined HERE Technologies to transform HERE’s sales organization into a partner ecosystem driven, customer centric organization. In the ambition of HERE, being the worlds’ leading location platform company, the transformation Victor successfully executed on the sales side is now rapidly being applied to parts of the product portfolio. By developing the right offering for the customer, together with the relevant partners based on the worlds' leading location platform makes it exciting times for HERE to be relevant in the parking space.
Laurens Eckelboom, Chief Revenue Officer, ParkHub
As ParkHub’s CRO, Laurens Eckelboom drives the company’s growth initiatives; leading the sales, business development, account management, and marketing departments. Prior to joining ParkHub, he headed business development and strategic partnership efforts for the SAP Connected Vehicles teams, building a two-sided, B2B mobility marketplace with a focus on mobile parking, fueling and QSR services in North America and Europe. Additionally, he played a key role in the launch of mobile payment solutions with Parkmobile Group in Europe, later duplicating that success with Parkmobile in the U.S. He has served on several parking association boards, including the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) and Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS). He is a founding member and Advisory Board member for several startups, including Kairos IoT Water Controls from Atlanta.
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