Keynote Speaker Bios

Carlos Braceras

Carlos Braceras is Executive Director of the Utah Department of Transportation, a position he has held since May 2013. Carlos came to work at UDOT in 1986. Over the past 35 years, he has helped shape UDOT’s strategic direction and its mission of enhancing quality of life through transportation, making it one of the most respected and influential DOTs in the nation. 

Today his influence extends beyond the state of Utah through his service on a number of  national and regional boards and committees including chair of the AASHTO Design Committee, chair of the Center for Environmental Excellence Advisory Board, member and past chair of the TRB Executive Committee, member of the board of directors and past president of AASHTO, member of the board of directors and past president of WASHTO, past chair of ITS America, and past chair of RUC West.

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Dr. Sunnie Giles

Dr. Sunnie is a new generation expert on radical innovation who takes the mystery out of what radical innovation is and how to consistently produce it. By combining her unique expertise in advanced neuroscience, complex systems approach, quantum mechanics and business, she has produced a breakthrough program called Quantum Leadership. 

Dr. Sunnie’s methodology has helped hundreds of leaders create a culture of radical innovation that establishes a new platform upon which the rest of the industry to build incremental innovations.