Joseph Kopser is a lifelong problem-solver committed to building the teams needed to take on our toughest challenges. In addition, he is a technology entrepreneur and expert in transportation, smart cities, urban mobility, energy, national security issues as well as an Army combat veteran. Currently, he serves as an Executive-in-Residence at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas and is President of Grayline where he works with people and companies to bring together experts, data and solutions to help companies and public institutions manage disruptive change. In 2018, Joseph co-authored the book Catalyst: Leadership and Strategy in a Changing World.

Prior to co-founding Grayline, Joseph co-founded and served as CEO of RideScout, before it was acquired by Mercedes-Benz in 2014. Joseph served in the U.S. Army for 20 years earning the Combat Action Badge, Army Ranger Tab and Bronze Star. He is a graduate of West Point with a BS in Aerospace Engineering and also received a Masters from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2002. In 2013, he was recognized as a White House Champion of Change for his efforts in Energy and Transportation. In 2014, his company, RideScout, won the U.S. Department of Transportation Data Innovation Award.

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Joseph has built teams from scratch, led successful turnarounds and managed large organizations through a changing world. With success in business, academia, military and politics, Joseph explains the universal concepts of leadership across all sectors that enable leaders to be the change they want to see. With actionable takeaways inside of entertaining stories, Joseph has participated in nearly 200 keynotes, speeches, panels and interviews. Through entertaining real-world examples, Joseph explains how leaders at all levels can coach, teach and mentor the next generation of problem solvers within their organization to adapt to a rapidly changing world.

  • Best Practices – Benefit from unique approaches and lessons learned exploring the intersection of government, industry, and academia.
  • Strategy and Leadership – Identify enduring lessons from leaders with experience ranging across military, startup, business, and government roles.
  • Team Dynamics – Benefit from network and team-building concepts that have been proven in the most demanding and successful organizations in the world.

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Joseph's Expertise

Leadership - 100%
Team Building - 100%
Change Management - 100%
Entrepreneurship - 100%
Problem Solving - 100%

We recently hosted a large transportation technology summit as a part of CES in Las Vegas using Joseph as our facilitator and lunchtime speaker. I am still receiving comments from attendees about how AMAZING he was. The amount of research and effort he put into learning about our community, our industry and our speakers’ bios was unlike anything I have experienced. I was nervous about the event because it was our first of such magnitude, but within 10 minutes of him starting the program, my heart was bursting with pride. I knew right away it was going to be a successful day due wholly to his energy, competence and communication skills.

Tina Quigley, CEORegional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada

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