Annual Membership Meeting

Navigating the landscape of 2020 requires optimism and agility.  In the midst of turmoil, our world is witnessing the emergence of a vibrant electric vehicle marketplace fueling new and innovative approaches to nimble shared-ride services.  The wide-scale deployment of 5G networks is poised to underpin self-driving successes in the biggest trucks and the smallest shuttles.  Working together, the members, partners, and friends of the ACES Northwest Network continue to fulfill the promises of a better future for mobility and energy.  We are collaborating to find and create opportunity in this era of change.

This year’s fully-virtual Annual Membership Meeting is the launchpad for our 2021 program of events as we build on our strong finish in 2020.  You’ll be inspired by live interactive conversations with leaders from the mobility industry’s trailblazers.  You’ll be energized by the Network’s 2021 Program Preview.  You’ll be anticipating the future with a glimpse at the Network’s new initiative, the Washington State Autonomous Vehicle Demonstration Corridors Coalition.  You’ll be supercharged and ready to succeed in this coming decade of renewal!

The future of ACES technologies is bright and we’re inviting more people than ever to learn, grow, connect, and thrive with the ACES Northwest Network. This year’s Annual Membership Meeting is open to all at no charge thanks to generous support from Verizon, our 2020 Annual Events Sponsor.  Register today!


December 9, 2020
3:00 to 5:00 p.m PT


Online Zoom Event


Contact Bruce Agnew


This event is free but registration is required in order to provide you with a link to the stream.


  • Annual Meeting Welcome
    Bruce Agnew, Cascadia Center for Regional Development
  • Your ACES Northwest Network is On the Move: 2021 Program Preview
    Scott O. Kuznicki, P.E., Modern Traffic Consultants
  • ACES Conversation
    Bruce Agnew with Rocale Timmons (SECO Development)
  • ACES Co-Founder Conversation on Shared Mobility Services
    Hosted by Bryan Mistele, featuring Waymo and Lyft
  • Membership Q&A
  • ACES Conversation
    Bruce Agnew with Adrienne Lindgren (Hyundai)
  • Update on ACES Initiatives: Mobility Marketplaces and the Washington State Autonomous Vehicles Demonstration Corridors
  • ACES Co-Founder Conversation on Autonomous Rides and Freight in Washington State
    Hosted by Tom Alberg, featuring the Washington Trucking Association and Rivian
  • Membership Q&A
  • Going Big in 2021: Support Your ACES Northwest Network
    Steven J. Buri, Discovery Institute

The world is changing fast and the ACES Northwest Network is here to connect member companies in our shared goal to guide the transition to clean energy and new mobility through involvement in shaping government policy and public perception.


Bruce Agnew

Director, Cascadia Center
Since 2017, Bruce has served as Director of the ACES NW Network based in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington. The Network is dedicated to the acceleration of ACES (Autonomous-Connected-Electric-Shared) technology in Northwest transportation for the movement of people and goods. ACES is co-chaired by Tom Alberg, Co-Founder and managing partner of Madrona Venture Group in Seattle and Bryan Mistele, CEO/Co-Founder of INRIX global technology in Kirkland. In 2022, Bruce became the director of the newly created Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) Regional Infrastructure Accelerator. Initial funding for the Accelerator has come from the Build America Bureau of the USDOT. PNWER is a statutory public/private nonprofit created in 1991 by the U.S. states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Washington and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan and the territories of the Northwest Territories and the Yukon. PNWER has 16 cross-border working groups for common economic and environmental initiatives.

Tom Alberg

Former Chairman of the Board, Discovery Institute, and Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group
Tom Alberg served as Discovery Institute's Chairman of the Board for over a decade and was crucial in its founding. Prior to co-founding Madrona Venture Group in 1995, Mr. Alberg served as President of LIN Broadcasting Corporation and Executive Vice President of McCaw Cellular Communications, Inc. He currently serves as a director for Madrona portfolio companies, including Impinj, and Wireless Services. In addition, he serves on the boards of two public technology companies, Advanced Digital Information Corporation and, located in the Northwest.

Scott Kuznicki

Research Fellow, Cascadia Center for Regional Development
Scott O. Kuznicki is the two-time recipient of the Transportation Futures Fellowship with the Discovery Institute's Cascadia Center for Regional Development. Across the six-year program, Scott is conducting research related to transportation policy and operations with an emphasis on human factors and machine learning, technology integration related to automated vehicle operations, and the long-term sustainability of the transportation system overall. His particular research focus is the economic opportunity and sustainability afforded by world-class motorway systems. Scott is the President and Managing Engineer at Modern Traffic Consultants, the Associate Director of the ACES Northwest Network, and the founder of the International Motorway Institute.

Bryan Mistele

Board of Directors, Discovery Institute
Bryan Mistele is the co-founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of INRIX, a leading provider of connected car services and transportation analytics. INRIX is at the forefront of connecting cars to smarter cities in more than 88 countries around the world. Bryan started INRIX in 2004, having had more than 15 years experience building high-technology businesses and transforming industries through the power of information technology As a leader on technology and transportation issues, Bryan is a popular speaker on the future of transportation. Bryan has served as a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s National Transportation Policy Project, as a member of the United States Department of Transportation’s ITS Advisory Committee, and as a board member of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America. Bryan is co-founder of ACES Northwest – a group committed to the adoption of Autonomous, Connected, Electric and Shared vehicles. Prior to INRIX, Mistele was an executive at Microsoft. Bryan holds a B.S. in computer engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.