Christopher Barker is Vice President of New Mobility, Communications and Marketing at Keolis helping to introduce new transportation options to cities and communities across North America. Christopher is 20-year veteran of the transportation and technology industry. He founded a transportation technology firm CBC where he has worked with transportation and technology companies, cities and governments around the world to advocate the role of technology in advancing new forms of mobility. He served as an advisor and judge on the USDOT Smart City Challenge project and has continued to advance smart city/transportation development projects across the globe.
His CBC team has also developed and deployed self-driving car simulators for State DOTs/DMVs, universities, museums and other public facilities to help advance public education and awareness on the future of autonomous transportation. Prior to running his own company, Chris has held senior business development, communications and marketing roles for multiple Fortune 50 companies. He served as the Global Director of Communications for Honeywell Aerospace, Head of Public Sector/Smart Cities Communications and Marketing at Cisco and Senior Executive Communications Manager for the Office of the President at Boeing. He’s also been an VP/SVP of business development, communications and marketing for Text 100 Communications and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide.
Chris is a national Board Member for the Association for Commuter Transportation. He’s also been a Connected Car/Future of Mobility keynote/panel speaker at CES (Las Vegas), SXSW (Austin), RSA (San Francisco), CE Week (New York), A-Bace (Shanghai), UMD (Berlin) and IAA (Frankfurt).