Gary Lauder's presentations focus on urban planning, particularly traffic planning. Though by trade he is not an urban planner, but a venture capitalist.
Lauder is a managing partner in the venture capital firm, Lauder Partners LLC, which invests mainly in information technologies. He is also the chairman of an interactive television developer, ActiveVideo Networks. One may wonder what a venture capitalist interested primarily in technology is doing giving speeches about traffic, but Gary Lauder's presentations make it clear he knows what he's talking about.
He points out the inefficiencies and dangers of many traditional forms of traffic management, particularly those around intersections involving street signs. Ever on point, Lauder uses his keen business mind to demonstrate the financial implications of such inefficiencies.