Mike Heiligenstein is the Director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority in Austin, Texas. This independent government agency designs regional transportation networks that cater needs for the rapidly growing population in the region. Mike has been with the organization since the beginning when the cashless toll collection project was born.
At the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center, there was a discussion on how technology is changing our transport systems in the Austin region and globally. The members present were Leandre Johns, the Texas External Affairs Director, RideScout LLC, founder Joseph Kopser, Uber Technologies Inc., Argo Design’s Jared Ficklin, a transportation-based product developer and designer and of course Mike Heiligenstein.
He continued to say that the only way to serve the growing population in cities like Austin, especially in the suburbs, is increasing its transportation capabilities by constructing technically advanced roads.
When autonomous vehicles came up in the discussion, Mike was not very positive about it. He said that their adoption would be slow and tedious. Mike emphasized that focus on increasing the road’s capacity is still needed. He reasoned that Austin’s growth rate would cancel out any upgrades from the growing use of mass transit. He predicted that twelve lane roads on State Highway 290 and U.S. Highway 183, Austin, shall be needed
First- and last-mile solutions for Austin also came up in the discussion. Uber’s Johns argued that his ridesharing company could be fit for such a task. He continued to say that people need to see that they have an alternative to their cars when it comes to taking care of the first and last mile problem.
Heiligenstein has also engaged the MoPac project as part of the mobility solutions for the region. He recognizes the problem at hand, congestion in the area, and is very determined to offer practical solutions for it. He believes technology is the way forward as it curbs the current difficulties the region is facing.
Pedestrian and bicycle paths shall be provided for public use in upcoming and ongoing projects. It is worth noting that the solutions to the congestion issue should not be alienated from the people. The community should join hands and contribute where they can.
Mike Heiligenstein attended the 19th Williamson County Growth Summit to discuss transportation concerning the Texas suburbs. The suburban populace has grown in Williamson County and Austin, where more roads are needed to accommodate the influx of people. The existing roads have to be redesigned to be effective to carry more buses and other vehicles. Williamson County has kept up with the demands for its transportation system for more than 15 years.
Mike has predicted that 12 lane highways will accommodate the flow of new transplants into Texas. The State Highway 290 and U. S. Highway 183 are the selected roads to be redesigned. The Uber company and the transit system can work together to assist the passengers by sharing a ride when they arrive to get on or disembark public transportation.
The Mobility Authority has the power to develop and execute improvement plans for public transit, airports, seaports, and roadways. The independent government agency also has the authority to hire private contractors for their projects. Strategic financial planning is used to raise funding for projects and the Mobility Authority is allowed to issue bonds to investors and businesses.
Mike Heiligenstein became the Executive Director at the helm of CTRMA in Austin, Texas in December 2003. His leadership has proven fruitful with the Mobility Authorities program designed to stream $136.5 million in revenue with an accumulated $4 billion in assets by the year 2020.
The Williamson County 183A was the Mobility Authority’s toll project that became a cashless electronic toll operation. The southeast 290 Toll road mirrored the success of the first tool road and surpassed the revenue and traffic forecasts.
Mike has decades of working in the public sectors sharpening his observation, listening, and strategic financial planning skills to accommodate the people.
Mike Heiligenstein attended the University of Texas at Austin and received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Government.
Mike held the complex position of County Commissioner of Williamson County from 1989 through 2003 and then took the lead in the public infrastructure and environmental projects.
Mike Heiligenstein became the City Councilman to the City of Round Rock from 1980 through 1987 and assisted with managing capital improvement projects using more than $500 million in revenue.
Over the years, Mikhail has had the urge to research on cancer cells as well as aging factors, a thing he has lived to do after his graduation. Mikhail has a master’s degree in internal medicine and a PhD in inner cardiology and experimental medicine all from the First Pavlov Medical University of Petersburg. His primary interest is in cancer and associated therapies that would prevent cells from being damaged and withstanding the destructive effects.
In 2002, he was appointed the associate professor of medicine a position he dearly held at New York Medical College until his new appointment as the senior scientist came calling. Mikhail Blagosklonny served in the post of a senior scientist at Ordway Research Institute where he conducted and directed many types of research directed at finding the cure to widespread cancer. Later, he got appointed as the professor of oncology dealing with cancer at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
After successive years in the field of study, Mikhail formulated a hypothesis about TOR signaling which is a method that signals aging caused by proteins found in body cells. Mikhail proposed rapamycin the treatment of reducing aging. Mikhail put the findings in the article explaining every bit of the information and research results on Wikipedia.org that made him come up with the hypothesis and how effective rapamycin is in preventing body cells degradation. Besides being an oncologist, Mikhail is also an editor of aging, Oncotarget, and cell cycle. He is also the associate editor of the famous Cancer Biology & Therapy a job he loves doing whenever he is available.
Mikhail is a dedicated and a committed scientist who work tirelessly to achieve his set goals for others well-being. His medicine research and subsequent findings have assisted a lot in the treatment and prevention of cancer spread around the globe. As a lecturer and a professor, he ensures that he impacts quality education to students for future dependency on cancer issues. Mikhail believes in handwork and does not believe in failure. Mikhail is determined to conquer in the field of medicine and hopes to come up with other useful medications and drugs that would heal cancer without going through the chemo-therapies which end up affecting other body cells. See: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mikhail_Blagosklonny
One thing that Marc Sparks has experienced is true success. This is something that he wants others to experience. One thing that could be said about success is that it is really subjective. For one thing, success at its core is when one does what he truly wants to do.
Marc Sparks is someone who has started quite a few businesses. He is someone who has hit some obstacles and knows what it is like for people to face failure. One of his messages for people that want to try to start and run their own businesses is that it is not good to give up when they reach their obstacle.
This is why he is willing to share his success with others. When people become successful, they often lay down the groundwork for others to follow. This is where people could learn from the success of others.
Marc is not only a successful entrepreneur, but he is also a good writer. He has written a couple of books that have looked at his experience in an honest and open light. People get to see all of the mistakes that he has made and all of the other aspects of his business.
Social clubs have been around for years. After all, humans are social animals. We want to enjoy the things that other people enjoy. We want to be part of the in-crowd, but the in-crowd is usually too narcissistic to care what others want. Some social clubs just have meetings and talk.
Other clubs get together and do things like read, knit, or travel. But those clubs are the dinosaurs of the social club world, according to one Short Hills, New Jersey native. Billy McFarland, the Bucknell University dropout and founder of the popular online company Spling, thinks Millennials would rather sit at home and surf the net than be part of an ancient social civilization. McFarland should know. He’s a 24-year-old entrepreneur that focuses on the desires and dreams of Millennials.
McFarland started Spling when he was 20-years-old. Billy realized that Millennials wanted to see companies before they did business with them. Millennials want to be part of the solution, and McFarland decided to develop a social club that offered solutions to some of the issues facing Millennials.
According to Forbes, Billy McFarland gives them what they want. Billy is just taking that specialness to another level by offering fine dining, art exhibits, social networking and exclusive reservations at clubs, restaurants, and other events that are extremely hard to get if you’re not a member.
Chris Burch is the CEO and Founder of the Burch Creative Capital Company. The investment philosophy of the company is an expression of his vision and entrepreneurial values for new opportunities in unfavorable marketplaces. According to Chris Burch (https://www.engadget.com/2016/09/22/tech-fashion-trends-for-the-future/), he has applied creativity, imagination, support and incubation for the new markets. He has developed a set of rules that leadership to disruptive businesses and brands that have a lasting impact on the lives of consumers.
For more than four decades of professional experience as an entrepreneur and investor, Chris Burch has participated in the creation and rise of more than 50 companies in the United States. Chris has combined an intuitive understanding in the way a business model world behaves. He has recorded a direct sourcing experience in his management positions in the companies. Chris is an expert on innovation and impact. His creative portfolio includes, under his management at the Birch Creative Capital, has a recent introduction of ED’s. The company has partnered with other brands including Cocoon9, Ellen DeGeneres, Trademark, and Nihiwatu. The company has also established a list of embraced capital under Jawbone, Voss Water, and Faena Hotel.
The company has gained the support of numerous consumer products and lifestyle changes that range from apparel, retail, hospitality, home furnishing, technology industries, organic food, Bubble Bar, Health Blink, and other entities.
According to Chris Burch, the fashion industry has a relationship with the Technology industry. For him, the two industries work hand-in-hand to realize development. For many years, the two industries have coordinated their growth in the world. One of the many constants that occur is that they grow together. Technology becomes fashion. Fashion also becomes technologically fashionable over time.
The 70s saw the introduction of the carry-around favorite stations and tunes. Moreover, the introduction of the two-cossetted radio became the talk of the day. It had the capability to play music while recording at the same time. This was fashion and technology in its purest form. The invention of the Walkman in the 90s made the music industry more personalized. For more than ten years later, the industry also saw the invention of the better technology that made use of iPod. Music is more lively with technological advancement. While it looks fashionable, technology grows with popularity.
Jason Halpern is a seasoned developer and MD of the highly successful real estate concern, JMH Development. The company is totally committed to its long held mission to provide high quality and sustainable properties throughout the US. JMH Development specializes in developing luxury residential and commercial properties as well as restoring prime historic buildings. According to an overview published by Crunchbase, Halpern took charge of the family business in 2010. Since then, he has undertaken several investments, including putting $500 million in various real estate projects in New York City.
Some of the flagship projects undertaken by JMH Development in the Big Apple include; a project to transform over 300 warehouses into luxe-apartment and redevelopment of 184 Kent Avenue office and penthouse apartment. The other notable project is the construction of several townhouses under the aegis of the Cobble Hill project.
Besides New York’s Manhattan and Brooklyn, the full-service real estate development company is also active in Miami. In 2014 JMH under the leadership of Halpern announced that it was topping one of its grandest projects yet, a 235-room hotel called the Aloft South Beach in Miami. According to an excerpt published in PRNewswire, the project, which reopened at the beginning of 2015, was developed by JMH Development and Madden Real Estate. The other partnering firms included architect ADD Inc and Plaza Construction Company.
The development featured an 8-storey tower and spacious rooms averaging 360 sq-ft. When it reopened, Aloft South Beach was the first hotel establishment to open in Miami’s, South Beach in 6 years. The amenities on offer at the luxury hotel include 24/7 fitness center, roof deck lounge, outdoor pool, live concert hall and meeting rooms. The strategically located development also boasts breathtaking views of the waterfront and close proximity to the Miami Beach Convention Center and several art galleries, eateries and entertainment joints. Aloft Hotels, operates under the Starwood Aloft brand.
Halpern’s involvement in real estate dates back to the 80’s. According to a feature published by The Real Deal Magazine in July 2015, Halpern began his career in real estate in 1985 at Halpern Enterprises, a firm established by his dad. Jason Halpern is also a Director at Parametric Dining LLC, a mobile technology startup based in Philadelphia, PA. Outside his regular work routine, Halpern is an ardent sporting and travel enthusiast; he is a big fun of football, scuba diving and NASCAR motor racing. The Real Deal Magazine also reported that Halpern was engaged to Veronika Gomeniouk, a model from Ukraine.
John Goullet founded info Technologies Inc in 1994. His background in the IT community gave him the passion for understanding the needs of technical organizations, and their missions. As CEO of Info Technologies, Goullet was able to provide a multi-faceted service for those companies in need of elite staffing. Employers must be able to trust that the individuals who are hired have the skills and confidence to complete given tasks.
Mr. Goullett currently leads DIVERSANT LLC, which is a result of a merger between DIVERSANT INC and Info Technologies Inc. John Goullet realized the value of working with others within the industry. Partnering with knowledgeable minds within the IT field opened doors to endless opportunity. The partnership with DIVERSANT provided a platform for launching new ideas and theories. Goullet soon became the Principal and leader of the new team. His professionalism instilled confidence in his new constituents. He was entrusted with the vision of this exiting journey.
Leaders in the IT profession recognize John Goullet for his innovative idealism. He has received many accolades and awards for his achievements. VIP Staffing Solutions grew at a phenomenal rate in a short period of time. Goullet is credited with providing the road map to this phenomenal example of success.
DIVERSANT LLC holes the certification of a minority owned business. It is the largest company in the United States with such a certification.
Lovaganza, the bohemian celebration which is inspired by adventure will simultaneously showcase the cultures of the entire planet in an astounding and glamorous amusement to immersive attractions and exhibitions. The entertainment brand with a humanitarian mission is preparing an international celebration which is inspired by the cultures, past, present and the future of every nation on the globe. The celebrations of Lovaganza are rescheduled to happen in 2020 in eight major locations around the world. The astounding entertainment from Lovaganza which includes exhibitions, live events, motion pictures and immersive attractions is under the adventurous Bohemian theme around the world.
The Lovaganza celebrations were originally scheduled for 2015 but have been rescheduled to 2020. This was done to utilize the technological advancements in entertain as well as integrate cutting edge concepts that will significantly impact the experience. The celebrations of Lovaganza will offer a chance to experience the different cultures of the world. Lovaganza has locations in America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Oceania. This four-month celebration will conclude with an extraordinary Hands Across The World Ceremony.
The show is expected to hit commence in 2017 and will be aimed at promoting the 2020 celebrations together with its mission and goals. The show will also present an illustration of Lovaganza’s glasses-free three-dimensional immersive experiences globally. A release of three main motion pictures ramping up 2020 will then follow. The major motion pictures will be presented in the Lovaganza traveling marquees using the new glass-free 3D technology. It will also be displayed on standard 3D and 2D theaters. Opening footage of the film trilogy has commenced shooting in countries including France, the United States, and Spain. The shooting will also continue in India, Africa and the rest of the world soon.
Lovaganza planning and branding protocols are structured in two distinct organizations. The Lovaganza Entertainment Franchise is profit-centered and aims to provide global entertainment to inspire wonder to global audiences through the discovery of all cultures and nations of the planet. On the other hand, the Lovaganza Foundation is a nonprofit organization which aims to use the success and the platform of Lovaganza Entertainment Franchise to impact and simultaneously supporting both regional and worldwide initiatives positively.
The official opening of the Lovaganza Foundation has been planned to take place in 2018. This is going to give Lovaganza ample time to prepare adequately and comply with all aspects of all the regions they will be reaching out.
The Lovaganza celebrations promise a one of a kind experience to a worldwide audience on lovaganza.com. They have laid out plans for delivering fascinating concepts to inspire and change the world. Lovaganza 2020 will bring a sense of unity, respect among cultures and the respect for one self’s culture too. This is going to promote global cohesion and cultural understanding. The Incorporation of the latest technology in filming will impact the globe in a significantly positive way. Lovaganza 2020 celebrations will change the way the world sees itself at large, not just how an individual views the world. More information on http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1014836/.
Securus Technologies recently made public comments received by the company from the public and users of its software. The comments received were mainly directed from investigators in correction facilities and wardens. In one instance, a warden noted that the product has helped in improving safety immeasurably within the facility. Another warden also commented how they have learnt to make use of information from communication records. The latest technological advancement have made everyone smooth and easy. The whole product provided by the company includes a software package that records people’s voices and identifies a person’s distinctive voice.
In another instance, a warden in the correction facilities was truly impressed with the extent which the product has gone to help fight crime. From their current assessment, there has been a tremendous improvement in investigations and the overall jail security. The release of the investigation tools has provided efficiency in the way investigations is carried out. Apart from simply recording and reporting data, the software has enhanced proactive measures in deterring and detecting contraband in correction facilities. Safety within correction facilities has been highly advanced and improved.
Securus Technologies is a company that was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The company has multiple regional offices in other locations such as Atlanta, Allen, and Carrollton. Securus has grown to be a leader in providing communications and technology advanced equipment.
Securus Technologies has always been on the forward path to growth. The company recently made an announcement that they had acquired JPay Inc. The acquisition has helped improved the company’s service delivery. It has introduced education related materials, electronic payments and efficient communications solely by email. Securus has in the past year provided to more than 33 correction facilities modern gadgets that entail a modernized security system.