Executive profile: New Orange County tech officer to boost self-driving vehicle infrastructure

When Simone Babb was in the interview process for Orange County’s chief innovation officer position, she watched a county meeting that triggered an epiphany. 

The first county commissioner meeting Babb watched online included a resident who used the public comment segment to ask what the county could do to solve the high number of pedestrian fatalities that plague metro Orlando. When Babb heard that, a “light bulb went on,” she told Orlando Business Journal. 

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