ACES Technology Roundtable in Bellevue

Following the critically-acclaimed COSM Technology Summit (featuring Peter Thiel;, Eastside business and civic leaders, elected officials, and regional trailblazers will gather for an in-depth conversation exploring how the applications of ACES-related technologies will transform Bellevue and the Eastside in the coming decade. The region’s largest employers are adding more than 30,000 new positions in Bellevue and downtown Bellevue’s accelerating growth brings challenges related to maintaining mobility on the I-405 corridor and providing for adequate energy for the growing electrified vehicle fleet.

A carefully-curated group of presenters and panelists will explore transportation data, shared rides, vanpools, and the energy needs of mobility’s future. Against this backdrop of challenges, the people of the Eastside’s communities are presented with an opportunity to maintain the high quality of life that draws people to live, work, and play in Bellevue.

Expanding transportation options will be balanced with an emphasis on renewing the built environment for improved access to shared-ride services, employer shuttles, and vanpools while providing locally-produced renewable energy for EV charging. This future-forward look includes examining how self-driving shuttles and advanced aerial mobility can safely operate in Bellevue within this decade!

The ACES Northwest Network is partnering with the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce for the ongoing series of Technology Roundtable events.  The roundtable events will achieve these four shared goals.

  • Provide information on the latest advancements in ACES technologies to Bellevue’s business and civic leaders in cooperation with the city government
  • Create a foundation for data collection and analysis partnerships that can inform intelligent decisions related to the deployment of mobility and energy services
  • Convene the Roundtable regularly as a forum to discuss how these technologies are being applied in Bellevue in the context of the values of sustainability, equity, cooperation, and accessibility
  • Build consensus and cooperation among Roundtable participants toward beneficial partnerships between businesses, civic organizations, and Bellevue’s city government

New technologies continue to transform our world and the ACES revolution will shape Bellevue’s continued growth for decades to come. Join us on November 12 and be a part of this exciting future!


Friday, November 12, 2021
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM


Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle’s Eastside
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004



Scott Kuznicki

Event Hosts

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.

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.