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Matt Cole

President, Cubic Transportation Systems Senior Vice President, Cubic Corp.

Matt Cole runs the transportation side of the house at San Diego-based Cubic Corp. His career with the systems integrator and military technology specialist has taken him to cities around the world. He is credited with growing Cubic’s transportation business on three continents. In October 2017, Cole’s team sold New York City’s transit provider on new technology that will let commuters pay their fares with credit and debit cards, as well as their smartphones. Cole’s business unit is also looking into other technology for transportation, such as automotive toll collection, as well as technology to create internet-connected smart cities.

ALMA MATER: Oxford Brookes University