Joah Sapphire

Managing Partner

Axial + GDG

Joah Sapphire is Managing Partner of Axial + GDG. Axial is a transportation focused private equity firm and GDG is an Internet of Things consulting firm. Joah supports research for the “Automated Electric Vehicle Campus Demonstration” project funded by NYSERDA. Previously, he co-authored “Exploring Applications for Unmanned Aerial Systems and Unmanned Ground Systems in Enhanced Incident Management, Bridge Inspection and Other Transportation-related Operations” published June 2017 and contributed to NYSDOT's Connected Vehicle Pilot Proposal “Bringing the Internet of Things to Transportation” deemed acceptable by USDOT on September 14, 2015. Joah was a member of organizing committee for UTRC Region 2's Symposiums on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in 2014-2016. Joah is adjunct professor for Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and a member of Advisory Board of University at Buffalo's Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics. He holds M.P.A. from Columbia University and B.S. from Cornell University.

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