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Category: Fireside with Bill


GRIT. Grime. Guts

This blog opens a series pulling from my storytelling roots. In the months to come, I will share a run of conversations with indomitable spirits blended with stories from the yesteryear schooling us in leadership, innovation, and doggedness. Dive face-first with me into an examination of revered traits with the series: GRIT. Grime. Guts. Let’s […]

A Season of Change

“To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven.” -Ecclesiastes 3:1 Ecclesiastes was most likely written by Solomon with the intent of teaching people about the importance of wisdom. He wanted people to learn how to learn. Over the last 18 months, there has been a good pull here at […]

GRIDSMART 19.3 Available for Download

GRIDSMART version 19.3 is available for download today, delivering revolutionary technology to your community. Do you utilize the Performance Plus Module? (If you don’t, take advantage of the free 45-day test drive of Performance Plus). If you are shaking your head yes, the cyclist world in your community is changed for the better forever. Steve […]

GRIDSMART Pedals Forward with 19.3

GRIDSMART version 19.3 is ready to release, and I promise, it is a seminal moment for radical change. Want to try the Performance Plus Module? Interested in an exclusive new way to make bicyclists safer while improving efficiency at the same time? Join me in a short ride to the future with version 19.3. Version […]

On Failure

As part of a talk to aspiring entrepreneurs, I touted the upside of failure; some were surprised. I was told no over 100 times when I asked investors to fund GRIDSMART. GRIDSMART was born in a self-funded, non-climate controlled attic on used desks. Take a guess at how many “nos” we heard before we, a […]

New Year, New Adventure: GRIDSMART Joins the Cubic Family

Throughout GRIDSMART history, we have never been afraid to deviate from the traveled road to a more creative, yet riskier path. We recruited an entire sales team from outside the traffic industry in 2014; in 2015, we completely redesigned our hardware and unveiled the GS2 Processor. Forging a new path has been our commitment from […]

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Maintaining the Human Touch in ITS

I edit several newsletters about transportation, including the AASHTO Daily Transportation Update and the Transportation Communications Newsletter. Each day these publications are filled with news items about technology and how automation is giving us new and exciting...

The ITS Customer Experience Lab: Your Strategic Weapon

President John F. Kennedy once said, “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” As the pace of technology innovation increases in the Intelligent Transportation space, chances are you may be finding it harder and harder to keep up. As a leader in your...

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FROM THE GROUND UP OCTOBER 8-10, 2019

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