11-10-2016

Parsons Group President to Address the Future of Infrastructure and Smart Cities

PASADENA, CA (November 10, 2016) – Parsons announced that Michael Johnson, Parsons Group President, will speak at the Bloomberg Next summit on Monday, November 14, 2016, at Bloomberg’s office in Washington, D.C. Mr. Johnson will speak about the United States’ emerging needs and priorities in infrastructure—the areas of focus for the next Congress and Administration on this important issue—and industry’s role in continuing to advance American infrastructure. Mr. Johnson will provide industry perspectives on the afternoon panel: “Smart. Safe. Sustainable. The Future of Infrastructure.” Other panelists include Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser, Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne, and U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Dowd.

“Parsons has been developing the world’s infrastructure for more than 70 years,” said Johnson. “At Parsons, we are taking our knowledge of infrastructure to the next level by leading on the implementation of Smart Cities. From merging the Internet of Things with mobility on demand and understanding how to use big data analytics, dramatic change is coming—for the better—on everything from smart parking and active traffic management to garbage cans on street corners that relay information on when they are full and need servicing. I appreciate the opportunity to participate in Bloomberg Next and to share my ideas on how implementation of new connective technologies can help improve infrastructure.”

Mr. Johnson has tremendous experience in the infrastructure industry. He currently serves as the President of Parsons’ Infrastructure business unit, providing full-service engineering, management, and technical services in the North American transportation, infrastructure, oil and gas, water, and wastewater markets. He has more than 25 years of experience with Parsons and has held a succession of positions with increasing responsibilities in each of the corporation’s market lines.

Bloomberg Next is a week of briefings and events produced by Bloomberg’s global family of editorial channels, professional services, and executive networks to inform, inspire, and be a catalyst for innovation around their core topic areas: government, technology, sustainability, law, and work.

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