Speakers

Plenary & Executive SessionsFeatured APAC SpeakersBreak-Out Sessions
  • Amit Trivedi

    CHAD Pilot Lead, Department of Transport and Main Roads

  • Andras Csepinszky

    Director, Advanced Automotive Technology, NNG

  • Andrew Mehaffey

    Director NSW, HMI Technologies

  • Andy Taylor

    Strategy Director, Cubic Transportation Systems

  • Beth Kigel

    National practice leader, intelligent transportation systems and vice president, HNTB Corporation

  • Brian Negus

    Chairman, CICA Group and Ambassador ITS Australia

  • Carol Schweiger

    President, Schweiger Consulting LLC

  • Chen Cai

    Research Group Leader, Transport Analytics, Data61 CSIRO

  • Collin Castle

    ITS Program Manager / Michigan Department of Transportation

  • Dean Zabrieszach

    CEO HMI Technologies and President ITS Australia

  • Dennis Walsh

    Chief Engineer, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads

  • Donald Mackay

    Principal Advisor, Passenger Transport Planning, Department of Transport and Main Roads

  • Eckhard Kemmerer

    Briometrix

  • Fred Curtis

    Vitronic

  • Geoff Cawte

    Principal Consultant, CICA Group

  • Gillian Miles

    Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner, National Transport Commission

  • Glenn Toms

    Group Executive Assistance / Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ)

  • Hon Mark Bailey

    Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads

  • Hon Michael McCormack

    Deputy Prime Minister, Australian Federal Government

  • Ian Christensen

    Managing Director, iMOVE Australia

  • Ishra Baksh

    Executive Director - MaaS, Department of Transport and Main Roads

  • Jacob Bangsgaard

    Chief Executive Officer, ERTICO

  • James Hurnell

    Director Policy, ANCAP

  • John Wall

    Program Manager Future Vehicles, Austroads

  • Joost de Kock

    Deputy Secretary, Customer Strategy and Technology / Transport for NSW

  • Kevin Cocks

    Department of Transport and Main Roads QLD

  • Kurt Brissett

    Acting Executive Director Connected Journeys

  • Kurt Fearnley

  • Luke Abercrombie

    Head of Technology, Transurban

  • Marcus Burke

    Executive Leader, Future Technologies / National Transport Commission

  • Marion Terrill

  • Mats Henrikson

    Geospatial Web Systems Group Leader, Data61 CSIRO

  • Matt Higgins

    Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, QLD Government

  • Megan Bourke-O’Neil

    Deputy Secretary, Policy & Innovation - Department of Transport, Victoria

  • Michael McGee

    CEO, netBI

  • Michael Milford

    Director of the QUT Centre for Robotics (acting) / Professor in Electrical Engineering and Robotics, Faculty of Engineering, Queensland University of Technology

  • Michael Roth

    Michael Roth Consulting

  • Mick Spiers

    Cubic Transportation Systems, Singapore

  • Mike Lenne

    Chief Scientist, Seeing Machines

  • Miranda Blogg

    Director | Cooperative and Automated Vehicle Initiative (CAVI)

  • Neil Scales

    Director-General, Department of Transport & Main Roads

  • Pascal Labouze

    Executive Director Operational Systems, Transport for NSW

  • Paul Glover

    Technical Director – Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), GHD

  • Peter Carr

  • Peter Sweatman

    Enterprise Professor, The University of Melbourne

  • Piia Karjalainen

    Secretary General, MaaS Alliance, Belgium

  • Russell Shields

    President and CEO - RoadDB LLC

  • Sal Pettricitto

    Chief Executive Officer, NHVR

  • Samantha Cockfield

    TAC

  • Scott Smith

    Chief Executive Officer, Council of Mayors South East Queensland

  • Simon Barry

    Acting CEO, Data61

  • Stephen Hewett

    President, ITS New Zealand

  • Steve Dellenback

    Vice President R&D, Southwest Research Institute

  • Stuart Ballingall

    Executive General Manager, TCA

  • Susan Harris

    CEO, ITS Australia

  • Tom Walker

    Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Cubic Transportation Systems

Amit Trivedi

CHAD Pilot Lead, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Amit Trivedi has over 25 years’ experience directing and managing risk, assurance and HSEQ management systems. His experience extends to the oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and transport sectors; with dual qualifications in Engineering, he is well positioned to address organisational risks through engineering, regulation and compliance. Since joining the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) in 2006, Amit has been instrumental in delivering TMR’s rail safety regulatory functions, including drafting a business case which selected European Train Control System Level 2 as the preferred train control system for the South East Queensland rail network. Currently, Amit leads TMR’s Connected and Highly Automated Driving (CHAD) pilot with an objective to assess safety benefits and impacts of introducing automated vehicles on Queensland roads. To deliver the CHAD pilot Amit received extensive hands on training in France while building, calibrating and testing TMR’s level 4 Connected and Automated Vehicle, known as ZOE2.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
Getting MORE out of LESS or the SAME. MORE – responsiveness, safety, resilience, sustainability, accessibility, efficiency. LESS – human and/or capital resources. SAME – network.

Why are you excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?
It is an exciting time to witness how innovation is rapidly shaping our communities. The current innovation revolution promises to influence every aspect of our lives. Recent innovations in telecommunication, low power application specific computer chips, sensors and software technologies driven by artificial intelligence has opened up new possibilities in almost every industry sector. I am excited to hear from researchers, experts and policy makers on how, we as a community, are preparing for the fast paced change coming our way in the transport sector.

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
Over the next decade we will start seeing connected and highly automated vehicles (level 4) commercially available, first on our highways and then gradually expanding their area of operation. These vehicles are likely to become part of the MaaS ecosystem in selected geofenced locations. We will also start seeing current conceptual Personal Rapid Transit systems being implemented and integrated within the broader transportation mix. From the freight transportation perspective we are likely to see dedicated automated prime movers connecting major ports to nearby freight hubs.

Andras Csepinszky

Director, Advanced Automotive Technology, NNG

Andrew Mehaffey

Director NSW, HMI Technologies

Andy Taylor

Strategy Director, Cubic Transportation Systems

Andy Taylor is a global transportation expert with diverse experience ranging from air traffic control to multi-modalism over the last 25 years. He kicked his career off in Europe in a harmonization role for the UK Department for Transport between the Air Traffic Control programs of Europe and the USA, before relocating to Washington DC eight years ago to launch several transportation business lines. Over the last three years at Cubic, Andy has overseen global strategy, focusing on strategic partnerships with some of the world’s leading technology and software companies. In that role, he has spearheaded the Mobility-as-a-Service solution to help cities and transit agencies evaluate the potential benefits of integrated multi-modal transport options. Andy is currently educating user communities and transit agencies on the true benefits and impacts of Mobility-as-a-Service and the importance of sharing pertinent data, improving operational performance and consolidating accounting solutions. Andy is also a member of the Board of Directors for the global MaaS Alliance.

Beth Kigel

National practice leader, intelligent transportation systems and vice president, HNTB Corporation

Beth Kigel, HNTB Corporation, serves as national practice leader, intelligent transportation systems and vice president. She is based in HNTB’s Miami office.

Kigel is a global thought-leader in new mobility and smart city ecosystems and assists transportation agencies, cities and regions in developing smart and connected infrastructure solutions.

Kigel is active on numerous appointed boards and industry associations, including ITS World Congress Board of Directors; Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees; University of Florida Transportation Institute External Board of Advisors; Freight Mobility Research Institute Advisory Board for Florida Atlantic University; Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; chair of the Autonomous Florida Program; CoMotion LAB MIAMI Board of Directors (Chair, UAM Task Force); Leadership Florida where she served as Chair, Board of Directors 2017-2018; the Florida Transportation Commission, appointed by Gov. Rick Scott, from 2012-2019; and more.

She received the 2018 Leadership and Innovation Award, presented at the Florida Automated Vehicle Summit. Kigel also is a published author in the Florida Engineering Society Journal, contributing an article, “Florida’s Global Competitiveness: Where do Autonomous Vehicles Fit In?” in 2017.

Brian Negus

Chairman, CICA Group and Ambassador ITS Australia

Brian is a highly experienced and motivated board member and leader. Brian is Chairman of the CICA Group; Ambassador, Board Member, and Immediate Past President, of Intelligent Transport Systems Australia; and a Board Member of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He holds qualifications in Civil Engineering, Transport and Traffic Engineering and Executive Management. Brian is also a Club Melbourne Ambassador for the Melbourne Convention Centre.

Brian brings over 40 years of Government and private sector transport experience to these roles which draws on his senior management positions as General Manager, Public Policy at RACV, Deputy Director of Public Transport in Victoria, Regional Director at VicRoads and General Manager of Port Planning at the Melbourne Port Corporation.

Brian has been a member of the Rotary Club of Templestowe since 1985 and served as Club President, Assistant District Governor and Chair of the District Community Services Committee. He is Director of Membership for the Club.

Carol Schweiger

President, Schweiger Consulting LLC

Carol Schweiger, President of Schweiger Consulting and Chairperson of the New England Intelligent Transportation Society, has 40 years of experience, and is nationally and internationally recognized in transportation technology consulting. Her wide-ranging and in-depth expertise is in several specialty areas including technology strategies for public agencies; public transit technology, traveler information strategies and systems, and systems engineering. Ms. Schweiger has provided over 60 transportation agencies with technology technical assistance including a focus on equity and accessibility. Ms. Schweiger serves as Co-Chair of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Emerging and Innovative Public Transport and Technologies, member of the Program Committee of the ITS World Congress, TRB ITS Committee and TRB Forum on Preparing for Automated Vehicles and Shared Mobility, and a Charter Member of the Public Transportation Systems and Services (PTSS) Committee of ITS America.

Chen Cai

Research Group Leader, Transport Analytics, Data61 CSIRO

The Transport Analytics group is Data61’s research and development arm for providing data-driven solutions for smart planning, implementation and management of infrastructure and future transport. The group connects with 31 government bodies, 91 corporate companies and 29 universities in Australia. Chen co-founded the group in 2013 and led it to grow into one of Australia’s leading research units of data science in transport.

Chen has been a board director of ITS Australia since 2017. He is on ITS Australia Membership Committee and the Policy Committee. He is a program committee member of the ITS Asia Pacific 2020 conference and the ITS World Congress 2020.

Collin Castle

ITS Program Manager / Michigan Department of Transportation

Collin Castle has worked in the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program Office for the past 15 years. He is currently serving as the MDOT ITS Program Manager responsible for the administration, support and oversight of the statewide ITS, Signals, Transportation Operations Centers (TOCs), and Connected and Autonomous Vehicle program at MDOT. He is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Civil Engineering with a focus on Transportation and is registered Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan.

Dean Zabrieszach

CEO HMI Technologies and President ITS Australia

Dean was appointed to the position of CEO/Director of HMI Technologies in Australia in March 2015 and is currently representing Australia (and Melbourne) on a number of groups as follows:

  • a Board Member and President of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Australia,
  • a Board Member and Chair of the ITS Asia Pacific Board of Directors,
  • a member of the ITS World Congress International Program Committee,
  • the Australian Head of Delegation and Vice Chair on the International Standards Organisation Technical Committee 204 (ISO TC 204) for Intelligent Transport Systems,
  • the Chair of Australian Standards Committee IT-023 for Intelligent Transport Systems, and
  • a Club Melbourne Ambassador.

Prior to joining HMI Technologies, Dean worked with VicRoads, the state road authority of Victoria, from 1984 to 2015, in a number of senior positions including Manager Program Development, Manager Maintenance Program, Manager Intelligent Transport Systems, Director Road User Services and Director Road Operations.

As President of ITS Australia, Dean continues, to push for member value across all aspects of the operations of ITS Australia; gender, cultural and capability diversity in the activities of ITS Australia; and to represent the organisation professionally and ethically both nationally and internationally as it continues to be one of the best ITS National Associations in the world.

Dennis Walsh

Chief Engineer, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads

At the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Dennis oversees a wide range of technologies including Geospatial Technologies, Road Design and Hydraulics; Pavement, Materials and Geotechnical Engineering; Traffic Engineering Technology and Systems; Structures; and Safer Roads Infrastructure. Dennis is a Chartered Professional Engineer, a member of Engineers Australia and a graduate of the Australian Institute of company directors. Dennis is the Vice President of ITS Australia. Dennis is committed to bringing together the skills and knowledge of his team and their partners to embrace new technologies, engage with customers and drive new ideas into action for the benefit of the community.

 

Q1: What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?

Creating more liveable communities is what gets many of us out of bed in the morning. Innovation in transport technologies is already delivering direct benefits for our communities, from providing safer mobility, to more convenient travel, and low-emission transport options. I’m excited to see what else we can improve in the future.

Q2: Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?

The forum is a fantastic opportunity to create new connections and ‘plug’ into the activity and innovation in transport technology happening right now across our Asia Pacific region. I am also excited to welcome delegates to Brisbane and share some of our new developments in ITS and smart mobility solutions.

Q3: Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?

Our industry will continue to play a lead role in addressing liveability challenges, like the road toll, traffic congestion, and vehicle emissions. I also believe the deployment of connected automated mobility will be a key enabler for new services and solutions that help to address these challenges and bring about a new era of safer, cleaner and easier travel.

Donald Mackay

Principal Advisor, Passenger Transport Planning, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Donnie Mackay was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and relocated to Brisbane in 2004.Donnie is a transport planner working in the Passenger Transport Planning team of Transport and Main Roads in Queensland. With over 12 years of experience in transport planning in Queensland, he has specialised in a variety of areas including active transport, public transport network planning and major event planning. He has led projects across each of these areas to produce strategic as well as detailed operational plans.

He was heavily involved in planning and operations for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games an event which highlighted the importance of taking an inclusive approach to transport planning and operations. He began work on the Inclusive Mapping Project with Briometrix in 2019.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
Harnessing the best in creative thinking and technology to offer a high level of mobility to everyone in the community.

Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?
“I think the Inclusive Mapping Pilot – and approaches similar to this – shine a light on the incredible work being done directly involving people with disabilities to help shape better, more inclusive transport systems.”

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
Increasingly embedded into all transport practices. Hopefully.

Eckhard Kemmerer

Briometrix

Head of Product Development at Briometrix – Mapping Urban Footpath Networks
Eckhard heads up product development at Briometrix, a startup that has developed technology to survey and map footpaths that can be accessed by wheeled pedestrian vehicles such as scooters, delivery rovers, and wheelchairs. 
The footpath network maps form the basis of routing systems for wheeled vehicles on footpaths.  The company is currently proving its voice guided navigation system for people who use wheelchairs. 
Eckhard has previously worked as a research scientist, marketer, and C level executive in agriculture, financial services, fast moving consumer goods.  His interests range from skiing and paragliding to choral conducting and stand up comedy. 

Fred Curtis

Vitronic

Geoff Cawte

Principal Consultant, CICA Group

Geoff Cawte is a self-motivated entrepreneur with extensive experience working across a wide range of demanding industries including tolling, logistics, automotive systems, air traffic control, avionics and Formula 1 vehicle monitoring systems.

In over almost 30 years working across three countries, Geoff has gained an acute understanding of what is required to deliver complex systems to achieve successful business outcomes. Geoff’s expertise includes working both as a consultant on behalf of clients, helping government, infrastructure and technology companies review, procure and improve their systems, as well as a supplier side consulting, responsible for tendering, development, delivery and through-life-support of complex ICT systems.

Through his experience on both sides of project delivery, Geoff has gained a deep understanding of the fine commercial and technical balance required to successfully develop complex systems to meet demanding requirements and achieve successful business outcomes. Known for his passion, leadership, and ability to grasp complex issues quickly and communicate them in a clear, no-nonsense fashion, Geoff has successfully specified, procured, delivered or integrated numerous technology projects across a range of industries.

Gillian Miles

Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner, National Transport Commission

Gillian Miles is Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner at the National Transport Commission.

Gillian leads reform through collaboration, with a leadership style that encourages innovation and continuous improvement to deliver the best policy outcomes.

With more than 30 years’ experience in state and local government, Gillian has delivered reform projects across several portfolios including strategy and performance, policy and operations.

Gillian has fostered partnerships across government and industry having worked in leadership roles at Transport for Victoria, City of Greater Geelong, Transport Accident Commission, Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure (Victoria), Department of Planning and Community Development (Victoria) and VicRoads.

Gillian has a Bachelor of Education, Master of Letters and Doctor of Business Administration.

Glenn Toms

Group Executive Assistance / Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ)

Glenn Toms is Group Executive Assistance of RACQ (Royal Automobile Club of Queensland). He will lead the Group Executive and RACQ in the transitional period before the new Group CEO, David Carter, joins the organisation in early 2020. During the first three months of 2020, Glenn’s focus will be to work with the Board and the Group Executive in the development of the FY21 strategic plan and budget, with the intention that these important pieces of work are complete before the commencement of the new Group CEO.

Glenn’s nominal role is the Chief Executive Officer Assistance, with responsibility for the broader Assistance and Lifestyle businesses at RACQ. Over the coming months, he will continue to support the Assistance executive team to ensure this business line runs smoothly while he is in the Acting Group CEO role. Glenn leads a large team that provides members with a diverse range of core products including roadside assistance, home assistance, motoring, travel agency, lifestyle, recovery and incident management businesses. He is responsible for the 24/7 operations of RACQ and a range of commercial motoring businesses. This is achieved through an extensive network of staff, contractors, call centres and physical infrastructure across the state providing all in-field services to members and a range of commercial clients. He has 30 years’ extensive commercial experience in assistance, operations and logistics. He is Chairman of RACQ Autoglass Pty Ltd, a Director of Australian Club Consortium Pty Ltd, ACC CAD Pty Ltd, Members Travel Group Pty Ltd and Club Assist Corporation Pty Ltd. Glenn is also Chairman of the Corporate Advisory Board for the Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors.

 

Q1: What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?

Intelligent Transport Systems are both an opportunity and a challenge as these technologies are creating a fundamental shift in our member’s transport needs and expectations- moving from motoring, to mobility. Improved liveability is emerging from this shift as we see an increased uptake of technology that improve road safety outcomes. As a business, the changing technology and mobility preferences of our members challenges us to remain relevant and to continue to offer products and services that meets their needs, and supports the Queensland communities they live in.

Q2: Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?

RACQ is at the forefront of transformation as we look to how emerging mobility trends and technologies can improve the experiences, service and products we provide to members. The ITS Asia Pacific Forum is a fantastic way to discover where the industry is going and also to showcase to the world that RACQ is leading and delivering successful initiatives that leverage these changes.

Q3: Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?

In the short to medium term, the intelligent transport industry will facilitate our transport to be safer, through the introduction of new vehicle and infrastructure technologies; more sustainable with a transition from fuel to hybrid and electric power sources; and offer greater choice with new mobility focused business models emerging.

Hon Mark Bailey

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads

Mark Bailey is Queensland’s Transport and Main Roads Minister in the Palaszczuk Labor Government and the local member for Miller.

His portfolio oversees Australia’s largest state-controlled road network (at over 33,000kms), along with 19 state-owned ports and Queensland’s urban and freight rail network.

Mr Bailey was elected to the Queensland Parliament in January 2015.

He has delivered five record road and transport budgets for Queensland, with major projects including the largest jointly-funded road upgrade program in the state: the $12.6 billion Bruce Highway upgrade program, the government’s largest rail project Cross River Rail, $5 billion to upgrade the M1 and build the second M1, Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3 to Burleigh Heads and the Sunshine Coast Rail duplication.

Mr Bailey has also delivered major innovations in transport and roads, with record investment in bike, active transport and pedestrian safety upgrades, the creation of Australia’s largest electric vehicle charging network: the Queensland Electric Super Highway and works to create a statewide $371 million smart ticketing system for public transport.

The Minister recognises the significance of his portfolio as a key facilitator for economic development across Queensland and as part of the state’s economic recovery plan from COVID-19, with a record $26.9 billion roads and transport budget expected to support 23,600 jobs, including more than 16,000 for regional Queensland.

Hon Michael McCormack

Deputy Prime Minister, Australian Federal Government

Michael McCormack has lived and worked in the Riverina region all of his life.

He was elected as The Nationals’ Member for Riverina 2010 and has held the roles of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance, Assistant Minister to Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss, Assistant Minister for Defence, Minister for Small Business, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel and in February 2018 Michael was elected the 14th Leader of The Nationals and was sworn in as Australia’s 18th Deputy Prime Minister as well as the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development.

Prior to entering Parliament, Michael began professional life with a journalism cadetship with The Daily Advertiser newspaper in Wagga Wagga in 1981.

He became editor at the age of 27, making him the youngest person appointed to edit of a daily newspaper in Australia at the time.

Michael later co-founded a media and publishing small business in Wagga Wagga, which he owned and operated in partnership until he was elected to Parliament.

Michael is also a keen sportsman with interests in horse racing, Australian football, Rugby League and cricket, a sport which he still regularly plays – MP commitments permitting – with Wagga Wagga’s St Michael’s Cricket Club.

He is a life member of the Harlequins Hockey Club. Michael has been married to Catherine for 33 years and they have three children.

As a community advocate over the decades, Michael is proud to be the Riverina’s voice in Federal Parliament.

Ian Christensen

Managing Director, iMOVE Australia

Ian is a passionate and experienced practitioner in innovation and collaboration, and these were the driving motivators behind his initiative to establish the iMOVE Co-operative Research Centre. He has spent most of his working life developing and delivering innovation in real-world environments, with particular achievements in manufacturing, biotechnology, and transport. His leadership of iMOVE draws on sixteen years of experience in managing multi stakeholder collaborations and over forty years of activity in technology innovation. Ian is interested in a wide range of subject matter and creates value by identifying useful connections. He has a Bachelors degree in science and an MBA, and is the inventor on two families of patents.

Ishra Baksh

Executive Director - MaaS, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Ishra joined the Queensland Public Service in 2006, as part of the Department of Transport and Main Road’s Graduate Program, and has experience working in the public and private sector environment to drive positive outcomes for customers.

She has primarily worked within the Department across strategy and delivery areas, often working in partnership with government and industry to improve the customer experience. Ishra has also taken opportunities to work in the consultancy space, within the transport and insurance sector, building strong working relationships in complex environments with a range of stakeholders.

As Executive Director (Mobility as a Service, Program Management Office), Ishra is responsible for the initial establishment and activation of the Department’s future focus on mobility in the transport.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
It’s about co-design with our customers, leveraging technology to create integrated experiences, exploring emerging business models and understanding the role of partnerships to deliver on our vision of creating a single integrated transport network accessible to everyone.

Why are you excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?
This is an exciting opportunity to learn, network and share the work we are doing in Queensland.

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years? 
The pace of change will be rapid and our customers will expect more.  New business models like Mobility as a Service will emerge along with other innovations that industry is already exploring or mature in, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics.  There will be many opportunities to use emerging technology to create better experiences for customers, it will be about how we do that in a way that makes sense to the customer and incorporates partnerships with industry.

Jacob Bangsgaard

Chief Executive Officer, ERTICO

Jacob Bangsgaard is the CEO of ERTICO, a multi-sector platform with 120 partners and with headquarter in Brussels, Belgium.

Mr Bangsgaard was from 2010-2016 Director General of FIA Region I. Before becoming Director General he worked as Director of International Relations at the FIA Foundation.

He worked for ERTICO from 2001-2006 as Director of International Affairs and communications responsible for the international deployment support on markets like China, India, Russia, and Brazil. He has also represented mobility interests for a Danish regional authority and he worked for two years in the European Commission Transport Directorate.

Jacob Bangsgaard is President of the MaaS Alliance and Board member of INATBA aisbl. He was on the Board of Euro NCAP from 2010-2016 and Secretary General of the Belgian association eSafetyAware from 2009-2016.

Mr Bangsgaard is a Danish national with a university background in international economics.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
Innovation is the key ingredient in everything we do at ERTICO. We were established almost 30 years ago with the purpose of making a more liveable society by solving the mobility challenges through deployment of intelligent innovative systems and services.

Why are you excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?
Alone we can do so little but through cooperation and knowledge sharing at international level we can achieve so much which is why events like this is very important for ERTICO.

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
In ERTICO we believe in forming the future together with our partners. With our 2030 strategy we set the goal for where we want to be and it is now up to us to develop the necessary steps to get there. We are working hard on making an internet for mobility that will make the mobility sector safer, cleaner and more efficient in the future.

James Hurnell

Director Policy, ANCAP

John Wall

Program Manager Future Vehicles, Austroads

John Wall is recognised as one of Australia’s leading specialists in the application of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) for road safety. He has over 25 years of experience in the development of road safety strategies and countermeasures and holds tertiary qualifications in applied science, education and public health.

At the beginning of 2019, he commenced in the role of Program Manager for Connected and Automated Vehicles for Austroads; the peak organisation of Australasian road transport and traffic agencies. Austroads members are collectively responsible for the management of over 900,000 kilometres of roads valued at more than $250 billion representing the single largest community asset in Australia and New Zealand.

John is the recipient of the National Medal for Service and a Commendation for Courage for his work as a volunteer first responder with the New South Wales State Emergency Service. For more than 34 years he has been on the front line of responding to rescue incidents in his local community and has experienced first-hand the tragic consequences and cost of road trauma to communities. This is a primary driver for the work that he does with Austroads.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
A liveable community must be safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable. Intelligent Transport Systems can play a role in ensuring these goals are met from improving road safety, to measuring our impact on the environment and providing better data to measure accessibility to our multi modal transport systems.

Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?
I’m very excited about joining you all at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum this year to learn what you are doing to drive liveable communities in your part of the world. I also look forward to catching up with colleagues from across the globe to discuss what ITS can do to reduce climate change, manage road safety and provide an equitable transport system for all of the people we serve.

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
I think the ITS industry’s focus will change from a motor vehicle driven industry to a focus on a mode agnostic transport system whose key drivers will be sustainability, equity and safety. This will be a challenge to many of our traditional industry players inevitably leading to disruption and in turn opportunities for companies and individuals that are agile and think “outside the box”.

Joost de Kock

Deputy Secretary, Customer Strategy and Technology / Transport for NSW

Joost de Kock leads the customer strategy and technology division, developing long-term, multi-modal strategies, plans and policies for the Transport Cluster. Joost is responsible for leveraging data and insights, implementing new technologies and driving innovation and partnerships to provide improved, integrated customer-centred solutions. Joost also manages the Cluster’s reputation, government relations, communications and drive meaningful engagement with our stakeholders, customers and the community.

Kevin Cocks

Department of Transport and Main Roads QLD

Kurt Brissett

Acting Executive Director Connected Journeys

Kurt is the Acting Executive Director Connected Journeys at Transport for New South Wales. As the Head of customer technology solutions at Transport for NSW, Kurt is responsible for delivering innovative digital and payments products to the citizens of NSW that ultimately improves the way that customers plan, book, pay and provide feedback for their end to end connected journeys.

During his time at TfNSW, Kurt’s achievements include the successful delivery of the first contactless transport payments system in the southern hemisphere. TfNSW has now become one of Australia’s largest contactless payment merchants with approximately 25,000 payment terminals deployed across the Opal network. Kurt also delivered the world’s first fully integrated revenue protection app that reads both contactless payment cards and also closed loop Opal transit cards.

Other achievements have included the build and launch of Opal Connect which if TfNSW’s MaaS platform that has been successfully leveraged to provide customers with a single mobility account through to access and pay for a range of public and private mobility services. The platform has already been successfully leveraged to deliver the Opal Digital card, on demand travel rewards, and other subscription based trials within the state. It was recognised in 2020 by ITNews as Australia’s Technology Project of the Year.

Kurt is responsible for TfNSW’s customer facing digital products including the Opal Travel App which has over 3.5M downloads, transportnsw.info website and trip planners, transport bots which are accessible via an array of social media channels and also the TfNSW exchange of open data with third party trip planning and booking apps.

Kurt has over 20 years’ experience delivering complex technology programs both internationally and domestically in both the private and public sector. Kurt was formerly an Army officer where he served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Solomon Islands and Indonesia, prior to working for Deloitte in business and technology transformation. From there Kurt worked with ASX listed infrastructure firms Leighton Group and Lendlease where he lead large global technology delivery teams prior to joining TfNSW. Kurt brings a unique blend of experience and pragmatism to the delivery of customer centric digital products.

Kurt Fearnley

Raised in the small country town of Carcoar, Kurt Fearnley has always been determined. Being born without the lower portion of his spine has never held him back, from backyard games of football to crewing a winning Sydney to Hobart yacht, crawling the Kokoda Track and winning dozens of marathons around the world.

Turning his attention to wheelchair sports in his teens, Kurt quickly became a world beater. He started his career with two Silver medals at the 2000 Sydney Paralympic games, before making his winning breakthrough at the 2004 Athens Paralympics with Gold in the 5000m and marathon races. Following the 2004 games, Kurt conquered the world, winning seven world championships and more than 30 marathons around the globe, including 10 marathons in 2007 and three straight New York marathon titles. He solidified his standing as a marathon great by defending his Gold medal at the Beijing Paralympics, before winning Bronze at the London games in 2012 and finishing his Paralympic career with Silver in the marathon at the 2016 Rio games. Kurt finished his Australian representative as he started it, on home soil, with a win in the marathon at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

In 2009 Kurt spent two week’s in Papua New Guinea crawling the 96 kilometre Kokoda Track raising awareness and funding for men’s health charity Movember and beyond blue. In 2012 he was an active member of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race winning crew aboard Investec Loyal.

Kurt is a passionate disability advocate and devotes himself to a number of national and Hunter-based charitable initiatives. He is a board member of the Australian Paralympic Committee, Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation and member of the International Paralympic Committee’s Athlete Advisory Council. Kurt is a former board member of Australian Volunteers International and NSW Australia Day Council and was a founding member of the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s Advisory Council. His involvement at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games wasn’t limited to competing, having been a member of the formal bid team, Games Technical Committee and an official ambassador. Kurt’s exploits both in and out of sport over many years have seen him recognised with a number of honours including 2019 NSW Australian of the Year, 2009 NSW Young Australian of the Year and 2018 The Don winner as the Australian sports person most likely to inspire the nation. In 2018 Kurt was recognised as an Officer of the Australian Order, and received an Honourary Doctorate from Griffith University for his contribution to sport and disability advocacy.

Luke Abercrombie

Head of Technology, Transurban

Luke commenced with Transurban in October 2018 in a newly created role as Head of Technology, Queensland.  He is responsible for technology across corporate solutions, Intelligent Traffic Systems in the tunnels and roads and for leading innovation across the organisation. Prior to joining Transurban, he held a number of technology focused leadership roles across media and publishing, electricity and financial services.  He has led business transformations applying data and innovative technology for efficiency and commercial opportunity.

Marcus Burke

Executive Leader, Future Technologies / National Transport Commission

Marcus Burke is responsible for the transport technology projects, including developing the legal framework for automated vehicles. He has presented at conferences both in Australia and internationally on the legal issues associated with automated vehicles and has also appeared before parliamentary inquiries at the state and federal level. Marcus joined the NTC in 2011 and previously worked in the private sector, with extensive experience in IT product management. Marcus has a combined Bachelor of Law/Science from the University of Melbourne and a Masters in Diplomacy and International Trade from Monash University.

Marion Terrill

Mats Henrikson

Geospatial Web Systems Group Leader, Data61 CSIRO

Matt Higgins

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, QLD Government

Matt Higgins is Manager of Geodesy and Positioning in the Queensland Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy. He is also President of the Australian based IGNSS Association and a Member of Australia’s National Positioning Infrastructure Advisory Board. Matt has been appointed by the NASA Administrator to the U.S. Position, Navigation and Timing Advisory Board, which was established under a Presidential policy directive to advise the U.S. Government on GPS-related policy, planning and funding issues. He has also been a Co-Chair of a Working Group of the United Nations International Committee on GNSS. He is a past Vice President and current Honorary Member of the International Federation of Surveyors and an Honorary Fellow of Australia’s Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute.

 

Q1: What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?

A1: Using advanced technologies and processes to improve the safety, environmental and societal impacts of travel.

 

Q2: Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?

A2: As an expert in positioning and spatial data I am looking forward to better understanding the growing number and breadth of ITS applications and how my sector can help improve their effectiveness and reliability.

 

Q3: Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?

A3: We will hopefully see the current focus on improving technologies and services in vehicles and platforms shifting to a more mature focus on the broader improvements across society that the technology will enable.

Megan Bourke-O’Neil

Deputy Secretary, Policy & Innovation - Department of Transport, Victoria

Megan is a strategy, policy and reform leader with over 20 years’ experience in the transport, infrastructure and social services sectors. Her roles have included reforming social housing and child protection systems, transport policy and planning, and leading market-based reform including Victoria’s deregulation of legacy taxi and hire car restrictions and new train, tram and bus contracts.

As Deputy Secretary, Policy and Innovation for the Department of Transport, Megan leads and works alongside a team of people who drive future mobility through user-focused innovation, legislation and policy; data and analytic capability; and development of a commercial strategy for new business models and partnerships with the private sector.

Michael McGee

CEO, netBI

Michael Milford

Director of the QUT Centre for Robotics (acting) / Professor in Electrical Engineering and Robotics, Faculty of Engineering, Queensland University of Technology

Michael conducts interdisciplinary research at the boundary between robotics, neuroscience and computer vision and is a multi-award winning educational entrepreneur. Michael’s research models the neural mechanisms in the brain underlying tasks like navigation and perception to develop new technologies in challenging application domains such as all-weather, anytime positioning for autonomous vehicles. Michael currently holds the position of Professor at the Queensland University of Technology, as well as Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow and Chief Investigator at the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision.

 

Q1: What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?

To me this means that the development and strategic direction of technology development is tightly coupled with the goal of creating sustainable communities with an increased quality of life – and the wide range of intelligent transport systems will play a key role in getting us there.

 

Q2: Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?

We’ve seen the field mature rapidly over the last few years and events like this forum now provide a wonderful place to have deep, informed discussion and debate about how this field should continue to evolve and what our role in that evolution can be. It’s particularly important that this discussion occur with all the stakeholders that you’ll find at an event like this – from government, industry, academia and society.

 

Q3: Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?

Like all industries that are significantly affected by technology, I see the ITS industry advancing rapidly in certain areas and stalling in others. I’d like to see the industry rapidly capitalize on what is likely to be technologically possible now and in the near future, whilst preparing sufficiently for the potential game changers (like autonomous vehicles) that may or may not happen.

Michael Roth

Michael Roth Consulting

Michael is an experienced public policy developer and passionate advocate for a better transport system, designed to meet peoples’ expectations and improve safety, accessibility, affordability and sustainability. Michael has delivered a diverse range of transport projects, plans, strategies and policies with a focus on combining technical and behavioural insights on emerging opportunities. Michael has worked for the rail industry, Australian Government, Queensland Government, urban and rural local governments and as the former Head of Public Policy for RACQ. After a stint working for Veitch Lister Consulting on the future of strategic transport modelling and electric vehicles, Michael is now consulting as a sole trader and looking forward to completing his Churchill Fellowship on Light Electric Vehicles when international travel is feasible.

Mick Spiers

Cubic Transportation Systems, Singapore

Mick is driven by a strong vision to create a world where people can move freely around their cities without stress; without traffic; and without congestion. He is a technologist at heart and evangelises the adoption of new and innovative technology to make transport networks easy and intuitive to use and accessible to all. Prior to joining Cubic, Mick had a very successful career with the Thales Group. He will be responsible for managing and driving Cubic’s Transportation business in Asia.

Mike Lenne

Chief Scientist, Seeing Machines

Mike is a global authority on human factors and safety. Following an esteemed academic career as a Professor in Human Factors at the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC), he moved to Seeing Machines in 2014 as Chief Scientific Officer, Human Factors to establish the Human Factors Division.

He is currently Senior Vice President, Human Factors & Aftermarket Solutions and is responsible for delivering key advances in driver state technology and for bringing these into product for global customers. He is also an Adjunct Professor at MUARC.

Mike holds a PhD in Human Factors Psychology and a Global Executive MBA.

Miranda Blogg

Director | Cooperative and Automated Vehicle Initiative (CAVI)

Dr Miranda Blogg is the Director of the Cooperative and Automated Vehicle Initiative at the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads. Miranda has worked for the department for the last 5 years, and prior to, she was a consultant working both in Australia and the United States. Miranda is a registered civil engineer with a PhD in traffic engineering, and has specialised in traffic engineering, transport planning and research for over 20 years.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
A chance to improve mobility, safety and environmental transport outcomes for our customers

Why are you excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?
A chance to showcase the exciting ITS projects that Queensland governments and industry have delivered

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
The next 10 years offers some very exciting times for the transport industry. Transport innovation, such as automated vehicles, are capturing the imagination of the community. The industry has a unique opportunity to leverage this fascination to drive meaningful and significant change.

Neil Scales

Director-General, Department of Transport & Main Roads

Director-General, Neil leads the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), with an operating budget of $6.189 billion, capital budget of $2.877 billion and managed assets worth $66.854 billion.

Neil joined the Queensland Public Service in March 2012 as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TransLink where he was responsible for the public transport network across Queensland. He was appointed Director-General of TMR in March 2013.

In September 2014, Neil became Commissioner for the National Transport Commission (NTC) and joined the Roads Australia Board in November 2014. Neil is Chair of Austroads and Deputy Chair of the Australian Road Research Board. He is also a board member of the Queensland Transport and Logistics Council, Tourism and Transport Forum, Roads Australia and the Australian Centre for Rail Innovation and Police-Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) Queensland.

In September 2014, Neil became Government Champion for the Woorabinda Indigenous community. From 2015–2017, Neil was the Queensland Public Sector’s CEO Champion against domestic and family violence. In 2017, Neil won the Australia’s CEO Challenge Race, a fundraising initiative that raises money and awareness for domestic and family violence prevention.

Neil became Acting CEO for Queensland Rail in October 2016, returning to his Director-General role at TMR in April 2017.

In 2019, Neil successfully completed the Vincent Fairfax ethical leadership course.

Prior to joining TransLink, Neil was one of the United Kingdom’s (UK) most senior public transport executives. He was Chief Executive and Director-General of Merseytravel, the transport authority for Merseyside in the north of England.

In this role, he was responsible for some 200 million passenger journeys every year by train, bus and ferries and the two Mersey tunnels. He is credited for reversing the fortunes of Merseytravel, which is now recognised as one of the best transport authorities in the UK.

Neil has served as a Trustee of Museums and Galleries of Merseyside, a member of the British Transport Police Authority and an Integrated Transport Commissioner.

Neil has held executive roles with transport and engineering companies and has consultancy experience with several organisations, including the World Bank and the European Commission.

Pascal Labouze

Executive Director Operational Systems, Transport for NSW

Paul Glover

Technical Director – Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), GHD

Paul brings to GHD more than 35 years’ experience managing strategic partnerships, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) programmes and major transport technology projects across the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East and Australia.

Pauls experience in Smart Motorways/Freeways goes back to the UK in the mid 2000s, where he was involved as a consultant on the first operational smart motorways in the UK, firstly with the dynamic hard shoulder and then with all lane running (ALR) in the UK. He also oversaw the implementation of ramp metering on the M3/M27 corridors for the Highways Agency, when in the local authority.

On route to Australia, he oversaw the design of over 450km of new smart expressways in the State of Qatar, and delivery of an ITS Masterplan and their ITS Standards/Specifications and deployment manual.

More recently, he was the Technical design authority for Main Roads WA, of the latest Smart Freeway/Motorway in Australia, which is in Perth, WA (opened mid 2020), and currently leads GHD Smart Transport work focusing on the intelligent use of technology for Australia’s road networks. GHD are currently involved in the latest Smart Motorway and Freeway designs and implementation in NSW, SA, TAS and WA and assist from design through to operational readiness and Paul is the lead technical advisor on a recent award to GHD, by Austroads, for the NEG6270 Best practice in Smart Motorways Operations.

Peter Carr

Peter Sweatman

Enterprise Professor, The University of Melbourne

Piia Karjalainen

Secretary General, MaaS Alliance, Belgium

Ms Piia Karjalainen is Secretary General of the MaaS Alliance. She lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. The MaaS Alliance is an international public-private-partnership, established in 2015, bringing together more than 100 member organisations worldwide, supporting the development of Mobility as a Service ecosystem, based on the principles of openness, inclusivity, sustainability and user-centricity. Karjalainen is leading and coordinating all the activities of this international Mobility as a Service community. Previously she has been working in various positions at the European Parliament and the Finnish Ministry of Transport & Communications, mainly dealing with transport strategies, ITS, Mobility as a Service, policymaking and EU regulation. She holds a Master of Science in Economics. https://www.linkedin.com/in/piiakarjalainen/https://maas-alliance.eu/

 

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?

I am pretty excited about the chosen theme. For me, this very much translates in as a more human-centric and less technology-centric approach to ITS. Without a strong buy-in from the users and innovations that genuinely makes our mobility more simple and hassle-free, we cannot release the potential the ITS solutions are bearing in making our cities and societies more resilient, efficient and sustainable.

 

Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?

At the sector that I am representing, Mobility as a Service, we are very much in phase where exchanging ideas and best practises is needed. Following closely the development of the MaaS globally I very look forward the ITS APAC Forum and see it as an excellent opportunity to hear the latest news from the APAC MaaS market, that is in very active development phase right now. I hope to virtually meet and have a chat with many MaaS colleagues there.

 

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?

I believe that burning societal challenges that we are facing, like need to tackle the climate change and build more resilient and safe environments, determine also the focus of the development of ITS solutions. The most successful solutions serve those big goals by deploying the latest technological advancement.

 

Russell Shields

President and CEO - RoadDB LLC

Russ Shields is former CEO of Navigation Technologies (later NAVTEQ, now HERE), former Chair of Ygomi, and current President and CEO of RoadDB. RoadDB offers a full in-vehicle software solution for road data and localization to be used in automated driving in series production vehicles.

Mr. Shields has been involved in communications standards bodies for nearly 40 years.  He is Chair of the Collaboration on ITS Communication Standards of the ITU.  He is also a member of the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Advisory Board; an SAE Fellow; and a recipient of the SAE‑Delco Electronics ITS Award.

Mr. Shields was inducted into the inaugural class of ITS America’s ITS Hall of Fame in 2008, and was named the inaugural U.S. member of the ITS World Congress Hall of Fame in 2010.

Mr. Shields has received the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Distinguished Alumni Award in Entrepreneurship.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
In the context of transportation, livable communities are places where people can live and work without having to structure their lives around the transportation infrastructure in ways that unduly impair life. Asian cities are experiencing problems with crowded public transport, traffic jams, and pollution with its effects on health and the environment. Asian countries are very much a test bed for viable ITS solutions to help create livable communities.

Why are you excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?
Asia is a leader in ITS innovation and it’s exciting to see so many people gathered to discuss sustainable ways to implement ITS at a large scale.

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
In the next five to ten years, I expect automated driving to become widespread in consumer vehicles.  Many cities will have shuttles that operate at SAE Level 5 in a geofenced area, and vehicle manufacturers will gradually introduce SAE Level 2+/3 features in series production vehicles.  Enabling automated driving in series production vehicles will require a great deal of new supporting technology including for road data and real-time data communications.  The requirements of automated driving promise to reinvigorate and potentially disrupt the intelligent transport industry, challenging established players and creating opportunities for new ones.

Sal Pettricitto

Chief Executive Officer, NHVR

Sal became Chief Executive Officer of the NHVR in May 2014, bringing extensive knowledge of heavy vehicle regulation to the role.

He also has broad experience across state and local government, having held senior leadership roles in transport and logistics, transport planning and strategic planning, and has worked closely with industry and stakeholders to deliver an efficient and effective transport system and improved supply chain outcomes.

Sal was the Queensland Government representative on the NHVR Project Implementation Board and the Board of Transport Certification Australia.

Over the past five years, Sal has led a significant program of reform across Australia’s heavy vehicle industry, including transitioning functions from participating jurisdictions to deliver a single national heavy vehicle regulator, harmonising heavy vehicle regulations across more than 400 road managers, modernising safety laws for the heavy vehicle supply chain and heavy vehicle operators, and introducing the digital permit system (NHVR Portal).

Samantha Cockfield

TAC

Scott Smith

Chief Executive Officer, Council of Mayors South East Queensland

Scott Smith was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Mayors (SEQ) in December 2017. The Council of Mayors (SEQ) has played an integral role in planning for the future of transport in SEQ, securing a commitment to an SEQ City Deal and is leading the region’s investigations towards an SEQ 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
For the Council of Mayors (SEQ), safe, efficient and reliable transport has always been the key to the creation of a liveable region. This is a fantastic theme to explore how technology and innovation in transport can enhance how we move, work and play across South East Queensland.

Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?
Transport, technology and innovation are all central themes to the work of the Council of Mayors (SEQ). The ITS Asia Pacific Forum is a great opportunity to share and learn from our experiences in South East Queensland.

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
The growth of South East Queensland demands a new way of thinking about how our transport network and services evolve to meet the needs of our residents. Intelligent transport provides those opportunities to create efficiencies, add value and offer a network that is more accessible and inclusive for all of South East Queensland.

Simon Barry

Acting CEO, Data61

Stephen Hewett

President, ITS New Zealand

Stephen has over 30 years’ experience in all facets of transportation engineer including   planning, design, operations and performance of transport systems. In his current role as Business Director with Beca, a New Zealand employee-owned company, Stephen is actively pursuing growth opportunities that are developing from advancements in transport technology. This has piqued his interest in future skills and training that will be required to take advantage of this technology. Stephen was also involved in a research project looking at future skills and training requirements for the New Zealand Transport sector.

Through his role at Beca and involvement with Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) New Zealand as President, Stephen has become acutely aware of the knowledge gaps and skills that will be required to take advantage of emerging transport technology. To address this knowledge gap, ITS NZ has developed the Young Transport Professionals (YTP) – Youth sector. The goal of the YTP is to provide greater engagement with our future generation through a wide programme of webinars, networking events and our branded T-Tech conference.

Steve Dellenback

Vice President R&D, Southwest Research Institute

Dr. Steve Dellenback is Vice President R&D of the Intelligent Systems Division at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas. He is leading SwRI’s research and development (R&D) efforts in intelligent transportation systems, unmanned systems, cooperative systems, space flight software, and large-scale robotics. He leads SwRI’s work in intelligent vehicles, robotics and cybersecurity including R&D in the areas of automated vehicle, connected vehicle and active safety technologies for commercial, state government, federal government and military clients. SwRI has fielded more than 20 different automated vehicle platforms ranging in size from golf carts to Class 8 trucks, agricultural vehicles as well as multiple military vehicles along with assorted enabling technologies for commercial vehicle manufactures and tier 1 suppliers in the US, Japan and Europe, the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Marine Corps.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s and Doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Kansas.

Stuart Ballingall

Executive General Manager, TCA

Stuart Ballingall is the Executive General Manager of Transport Certification Australia (TCA), which has a lead national role in providing assurance for transport technologies, including telematics and data services. Prior to TCA, Stuart held senior roles with Transport for Victoria, VicRoads, Austroads and General Motors Holden, and has led a wide range of major technical and policy programs in the transport domain. He has also been a member of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) Board, the National Positioning Infrastructure Advisory Board, and various other national and international forums. Stuart holds a Bachelor of Engineering with honours, a Master of Business Administration, and is currently leading a PhD project at University of Melbourne researching safety assurance for automated driving systems.

Susan Harris

CEO, ITS Australia

As Chief Executive of ITS Australia, and with an extensive career in transport strategy, Susan is ideally placed at the intersection of technology and transport. Supported by strong connections to the international ITS community and the global network of ITS Associations, Susan works tirelessly advocating for the benefits of transport technologies for business and for the broader Australian community.

Susan is highly regarded for her roles supporting the growth and innovation of the nation’s transport technology industries. She works across a number of industry advisory groups and is a regular advisor to the State and Federal Governments, and their Ministers, on transport technology and mobility issues.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
We live in an increasingly technology driven world but we need to remember that technology is there to enhance circumstances for people, our communities and the world we live in.

Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?
Bringing together our AP colleagues to share and collaborate, accelerating deployment of new beneficial technologies.

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
Technology will increasingly focus on making travel and journeys more seamless.

Tom Walker

Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Cubic Transportation Systems

Tom has over 30 years’ experience in the transportation industry and has held a variety of senior roles in Australia, the United Kingdom and the US. In his current role, Tom is responsible for Cubic’s transportation business throughout the Asia Pacific Region including the Opal smartcard ticketing system and the roll-out of contactless payments technology in New South Wales, and the go Card system in South East Queensland.

Tom also heads up the team implementing the Queensland Next Generation Ticketing Program, the Intelligent Congestion Management Program for the NSW Transport Management Centre (TMC) and the new fare collection system for the Thomson East Coast Line in Singapore. Tom is a board director of ITS Australia.

  • Amit Trivedi

    CHAD Pilot Lead, Department of Transport and Main Roads

  • Andras Csepinszky

    Director, Advanced Automotive Technology, NNG

  • Andrew Mehaffey

    Director NSW, HMI Technologies

  • Andy Taylor

    Strategy Director, Cubic Transportation Systems

  • Beth Kigel

    National practice leader, intelligent transportation systems and vice president, HNTB Corporation

  • Brian Negus

    Chairman, CICA Group and Ambassador ITS Australia

  • Carol Schweiger

    President, Schweiger Consulting LLC

  • Chen Cai

    Research Group Leader, Transport Analytics, Data61 CSIRO

  • Collin Castle

    ITS Program Manager / Michigan Department of Transportation

  • Dean Zabrieszach

    CEO HMI Technologies and President ITS Australia

  • Dennis Walsh

    Chief Engineer, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads

  • Donald Mackay

    Principal Advisor, Passenger Transport Planning, Department of Transport and Main Roads

  • Eckhard Kemmerer

    Briometrix

  • Fred Curtis

    Vitronic

  • Geoff Cawte

    Principal Consultant, CICA Group

  • Gillian Miles

    Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner, National Transport Commission

  • Glenn Toms

    Group Executive Assistance / Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ)

  • Hon Mark Bailey

    Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads

  • Hon Michael McCormack

    Deputy Prime Minister, Australian Federal Government

  • Ian Christensen

    Managing Director, iMOVE Australia

  • Ishra Baksh

    Executive Director - MaaS, Department of Transport and Main Roads

  • Jacob Bangsgaard

    Chief Executive Officer, ERTICO

  • James Hurnell

    Director Policy, ANCAP

  • John Wall

    Program Manager Future Vehicles, Austroads

  • Joost de Kock

    Deputy Secretary, Customer Strategy and Technology / Transport for NSW

  • Kevin Cocks

    Department of Transport and Main Roads QLD

  • Kurt Brissett

    Acting Executive Director Connected Journeys

  • Kurt Fearnley

  • Luke Abercrombie

    Head of Technology, Transurban

  • Marcus Burke

    Executive Leader, Future Technologies / National Transport Commission

  • Marion Terrill

  • Mats Henrikson

    Geospatial Web Systems Group Leader, Data61 CSIRO

  • Matt Higgins

    Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, QLD Government

  • Megan Bourke-O’Neil

    Deputy Secretary, Policy & Innovation - Department of Transport, Victoria

  • Michael McGee

    CEO, netBI

  • Michael Milford

    Director of the QUT Centre for Robotics (acting) / Professor in Electrical Engineering and Robotics, Faculty of Engineering, Queensland University of Technology

  • Michael Roth

    Michael Roth Consulting

  • Mick Spiers

    Cubic Transportation Systems, Singapore

  • Mike Lenne

    Chief Scientist, Seeing Machines

  • Miranda Blogg

    Director | Cooperative and Automated Vehicle Initiative (CAVI)

  • Neil Scales

    Director-General, Department of Transport & Main Roads

  • Pascal Labouze

    Executive Director Operational Systems, Transport for NSW

  • Paul Glover

    Technical Director – Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), GHD

  • Peter Carr

  • Peter Sweatman

    Enterprise Professor, The University of Melbourne

  • Piia Karjalainen

    Secretary General, MaaS Alliance, Belgium

  • Russell Shields

    President and CEO - RoadDB LLC

  • Sal Pettricitto

    Chief Executive Officer, NHVR

  • Samantha Cockfield

    TAC

  • Scott Smith

    Chief Executive Officer, Council of Mayors South East Queensland

  • Simon Barry

    Acting CEO, Data61

  • Stephen Hewett

    President, ITS New Zealand

  • Steve Dellenback

    Vice President R&D, Southwest Research Institute

  • Stuart Ballingall

    Executive General Manager, TCA

  • Susan Harris

    CEO, ITS Australia

  • Tom Walker

    Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Cubic Transportation Systems

Amit Trivedi

CHAD Pilot Lead, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Amit Trivedi has over 25 years’ experience directing and managing risk, assurance and HSEQ management systems. His experience extends to the oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and transport sectors; with dual qualifications in Engineering, he is well positioned to address organisational risks through engineering, regulation and compliance. Since joining the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) in 2006, Amit has been instrumental in delivering TMR’s rail safety regulatory functions, including drafting a business case which selected European Train Control System Level 2 as the preferred train control system for the South East Queensland rail network. Currently, Amit leads TMR’s Connected and Highly Automated Driving (CHAD) pilot with an objective to assess safety benefits and impacts of introducing automated vehicles on Queensland roads. To deliver the CHAD pilot Amit received extensive hands on training in France while building, calibrating and testing TMR’s level 4 Connected and Automated Vehicle, known as ZOE2.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?

Getting MORE out of LESS or the SAME.
MORE – responsiveness, safety, resilience, sustainability, accessibility, efficiency.
LESS – human and/or capital resources.
SAME – network.

Why are you excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?

It is an exciting time to witness how innovation is rapidly shaping our communities. The current innovation revolution promises to influence every aspect of our lives. Recent innovations in telecommunication, low power application specific computer chips, sensors and software technologies driven by artificial intelligence has opened up new possibilities in almost every industry sector. I am excited to hear from researchers, experts and policy makers on how, we as a community, are preparing for the fast paced change coming our way in the transport sector.

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?

Over the next decade we will start seeing connected and highly automated vehicles (level 4) commercially available, first on our highways and then gradually expanding their area of operation. These vehicles are likely to become part of the MaaS ecosystem in selected geofenced locations. We will also start seeing current conceptual Personal Rapid Transit systems being implemented and integrated within the broader transportation mix. From the freight transportation perspective we are likely to see dedicated automated prime movers connecting major ports to nearby freight hubs.

Andras Csepinszky

Director, Advanced Automotive Technology, NNG

Andrew Mehaffey

Director NSW, HMI Technologies

Andy Taylor

Strategy Director, Cubic Transportation Systems

Andy Taylor is a global transportation expert with diverse experience ranging from air traffic control to multi-modalism over the last 25 years. He kicked his career off in Europe in a harmonization role for the UK Department for Transport between the Air Traffic Control programs of Europe and the USA, before relocating to Washington DC eight years ago to launch several transportation business lines. Over the last three years at Cubic, Andy has overseen global strategy, focusing on strategic partnerships with some of the world’s leading technology and software companies. In that role, he has spearheaded the Mobility-as-a-Service solution to help cities and transit agencies evaluate the potential benefits of integrated multi-modal transport options. Andy is currently educating user communities and transit agencies on the true benefits and impacts of Mobility-as-a-Service and the importance of sharing pertinent data, improving operational performance and consolidating accounting solutions. Andy is also a member of the Board of Directors for the global MaaS Alliance.

Beth Kigel

National practice leader, intelligent transportation systems and vice president, HNTB Corporation

Beth Kigel, HNTB Corporation, serves as national practice leader, intelligent transportation systems and vice president. She is based in HNTB’s Miami office.

Kigel is a global thought-leader in new mobility and smart city ecosystems and assists transportation agencies, cities and regions in developing smart and connected infrastructure solutions.

Kigel is active on numerous appointed boards and industry associations, including ITS World Congress Board of Directors; Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees; University of Florida Transportation Institute External Board of Advisors; Freight Mobility Research Institute Advisory Board for Florida Atlantic University; Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; chair of the Autonomous Florida Program; CoMotion LAB MIAMI Board of Directors (Chair, UAM Task Force); Leadership Florida where she served as Chair, Board of Directors 2017-2018; the Florida Transportation Commission, appointed by Gov. Rick Scott, from 2012-2019; and more.

She received the 2018 Leadership and Innovation Award, presented at the Florida Automated Vehicle Summit. Kigel also is a published author in the Florida Engineering Society Journal, contributing an article, “Florida’s Global Competitiveness: Where do Autonomous Vehicles Fit In?” in 2017.

Brian Negus

Chairman, CICA Group and Ambassador ITS Australia

Brian is a highly experienced and motivated board member and leader. Brian is Chairman of the CICA Group; Ambassador, Board Member, and Immediate Past President, of Intelligent Transport Systems Australia; and a Board Member of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He holds qualifications in Civil Engineering, Transport and Traffic Engineering and Executive Management. Brian is also a Club Melbourne Ambassador for the Melbourne Convention Centre.

Brian brings over 40 years of Government and private sector transport experience to these roles which draws on his senior management positions as General Manager, Public Policy at RACV, Deputy Director of Public Transport in Victoria, Regional Director at VicRoads and General Manager of Port Planning at the Melbourne Port Corporation.

Brian has been a member of the Rotary Club of Templestowe since 1985 and served as Club President, Assistant District Governor and Chair of the District Community Services Committee. He is Director of Membership for the Club.

Carol Schweiger

President, Schweiger Consulting LLC

Carol Schweiger, President of Schweiger Consulting and Chairperson of the New England Intelligent Transportation Society, has 40 years of experience, and is nationally and internationally recognized in transportation technology consulting. Her wide-ranging and in-depth expertise is in several specialty areas including technology strategies for public agencies; public transit technology, traveler information strategies and systems, and systems engineering. Ms. Schweiger has provided over 60 transportation agencies with technology technical assistance including a focus on equity and accessibility. Ms. Schweiger serves as Co-Chair of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Emerging and Innovative Public Transport and Technologies, member of the Program Committee of the ITS World Congress, TRB ITS Committee and TRB Forum on Preparing for Automated Vehicles and Shared Mobility, and a Charter Member of the Public Transportation Systems and Services (PTSS) Committee of ITS America.

Chen Cai

Research Group Leader, Transport Analytics, Data61 CSIRO

The Transport Analytics group is Data61’s research and development arm for providing data-driven solutions for smart planning, implementation and management of infrastructure and future transport. The group connects with 31 government bodies, 91 corporate companies and 29 universities in Australia. Chen co-founded the group in 2013 and led it to grow into one of Australia’s leading research units of data science in transport.

Chen has been a board director of ITS Australia since 2017. He is on ITS Australia Membership Committee and the Policy Committee. He is a program committee member of the ITS Asia Pacific 2020 conference and the ITS World Congress 2020.

Collin Castle

ITS Program Manager / Michigan Department of Transportation

Collin Castle has worked in the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program Office for the past 15 years. He is currently serving as the MDOT ITS Program Manager responsible for the administration, support and oversight of the statewide ITS, Signals, Transportation Operations Centers (TOCs), and Connected and Autonomous Vehicle program at MDOT. He is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Civil Engineering with a focus on Transportation and is registered Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan.

Dean Zabrieszach

CEO HMI Technologies and President ITS Australia

Dean was appointed to the position of CEO/Director of HMI Technologies in Australia in March 2015 and is currently representing Australia (and Melbourne) on a number of groups as follows:

  • a Board Member and President of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Australia,
  • a Board Member and Chair of the ITS Asia Pacific Board of Directors,
  • a member of the ITS World Congress International Program Committee,
  • the Australian Head of Delegation and Vice Chair on the International Standards Organisation Technical Committee 204 (ISO TC 204) for Intelligent Transport Systems,
  • the Chair of Australian Standards Committee IT-023 for Intelligent Transport Systems, and
  • a Club Melbourne Ambassador.

Prior to joining HMI Technologies, Dean worked with VicRoads, the state road authority of Victoria, from 1984 to 2015, in a number of senior positions including Manager Program Development, Manager Maintenance Program, Manager Intelligent Transport Systems, Director Road User Services and Director Road Operations.

As President of ITS Australia, Dean continues, to push for member value across all aspects of the operations of ITS Australia; gender, cultural and capability diversity in the activities of ITS Australia; and to represent the organisation professionally and ethically both nationally and internationally as it continues to be one of the best ITS National Associations in the world.

Dennis Walsh

Chief Engineer, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads

At the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Dennis oversees a wide range of technologies including Geospatial Technologies, Road Design and Hydraulics; Pavement, Materials and Geotechnical Engineering; Traffic Engineering Technology and Systems; Structures; and Safer Roads Infrastructure. Dennis is a Chartered Professional Engineer, a member of Engineers Australia and a graduate of the Australian Institute of company directors. Dennis is the Vice President of ITS Australia. Dennis is committed to bringing together the skills and knowledge of his team and their partners to embrace new technologies, engage with customers and drive new ideas into action for the benefit of the community.

 

Q1: What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?

Creating more liveable communities is what gets many of us out of bed in the morning. Innovation in transport technologies is already delivering direct benefits for our communities, from providing safer mobility, to more convenient travel, and low-emission transport options. I’m excited to see what else we can improve in the future.

Q2: Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?

The forum is a fantastic opportunity to create new connections and ‘plug’ into the activity and innovation in transport technology happening right now across our Asia Pacific region. I am also excited to welcome delegates to Brisbane and share some of our new developments in ITS and smart mobility solutions.

Q3: Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?

Our industry will continue to play a lead role in addressing liveability challenges, like the road toll, traffic congestion, and vehicle emissions. I also believe the deployment of connected automated mobility will be a key enabler for new services and solutions that help to address these challenges and bring about a new era of safer, cleaner and easier travel.

Donald Mackay

Principal Advisor, Passenger Transport Planning, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Donnie Mackay was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and relocated to Brisbane in 2004.Donnie is a transport planner working in the Passenger Transport Planning team of Transport and Main Roads in Queensland. With over 12 years of experience in transport planning in Queensland, he has specialised in a variety of areas including active transport, public transport network planning and major event planning. He has led projects across each of these areas to produce strategic as well as detailed operational plans.

He was heavily involved in planning and operations for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games an event which highlighted the importance of taking an inclusive approach to transport planning and operations. He began work on the Inclusive Mapping Project with Briometrix in 2019.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
Harnessing the best in creative thinking and technology to offer a high level of mobility to everyone in the community.

Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?
“I think the Inclusive Mapping Pilot – and approaches similar to this – shine a light on the incredible work being done directly involving people with disabilities to help shape better, more inclusive transport systems.”

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
Increasingly embedded into all transport practices. Hopefully.

Eckhard Kemmerer

Briometrix

Head of Product Development at Briometrix – Mapping Urban Footpath Networks
Eckhard heads up product development at Briometrix, a startup that has developed technology to survey and map footpaths that can be accessed by wheeled pedestrian vehicles such as scooters, delivery rovers, and wheelchairs. 
The footpath network maps form the basis of routing systems for wheeled vehicles on footpaths.  The company is currently proving its voice guided navigation system for people who use wheelchairs. 
Eckhard has previously worked as a research scientist, marketer, and C level executive in agriculture, financial services, fast moving consumer goods.  His interests range from skiing and paragliding to choral conducting and stand up comedy. 

Fred Curtis

Vitronic

Geoff Cawte

Principal Consultant, CICA Group

Geoff Cawte is a self-motivated entrepreneur with extensive experience working across a wide range of demanding industries including tolling, logistics, automotive systems, air traffic control, avionics and Formula 1 vehicle monitoring systems.

In over almost 30 years working across three countries, Geoff has gained an acute understanding of what is required to deliver complex systems to achieve successful business outcomes. Geoff’s expertise includes working both as a consultant on behalf of clients, helping government, infrastructure and technology companies review, procure and improve their systems, as well as a supplier side consulting, responsible for tendering, development, delivery and through-life-support of complex ICT systems.

Through his experience on both sides of project delivery, Geoff has gained a deep understanding of the fine commercial and technical balance required to successfully develop complex systems to meet demanding requirements and achieve successful business outcomes. Known for his passion, leadership, and ability to grasp complex issues quickly and communicate them in a clear, no-nonsense fashion, Geoff has successfully specified, procured, delivered or integrated numerous technology projects across a range of industries.

Gillian Miles

Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner, National Transport Commission

Gillian Miles is Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner at the National Transport Commission.

Gillian leads reform through collaboration, with a leadership style that encourages innovation and continuous improvement to deliver the best policy outcomes.

With more than 30 years’ experience in state and local government, Gillian has delivered reform projects across several portfolios including strategy and performance, policy and operations.

Gillian has fostered partnerships across government and industry having worked in leadership roles at Transport for Victoria, City of Greater Geelong, Transport Accident Commission, Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure (Victoria), Department of Planning and Community Development (Victoria) and VicRoads.

Gillian has a Bachelor of Education, Master of Letters and Doctor of Business Administration.

Glenn Toms

Group Executive Assistance / Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ)

Glenn Toms is Group Executive Assistance of RACQ (Royal Automobile Club of Queensland). He will lead the Group Executive and RACQ in the transitional period before the new Group CEO, David Carter, joins the organisation in early 2020. During the first three months of 2020, Glenn’s focus will be to work with the Board and the Group Executive in the development of the FY21 strategic plan and budget, with the intention that these important pieces of work are complete before the commencement of the new Group CEO.

Glenn’s nominal role is the Chief Executive Officer Assistance, with responsibility for the broader Assistance and Lifestyle businesses at RACQ. Over the coming months, he will continue to support the Assistance executive team to ensure this business line runs smoothly while he is in the Acting Group CEO role. Glenn leads a large team that provides members with a diverse range of core products including roadside assistance, home assistance, motoring, travel agency, lifestyle, recovery and incident management businesses. He is responsible for the 24/7 operations of RACQ and a range of commercial motoring businesses. This is achieved through an extensive network of staff, contractors, call centres and physical infrastructure across the state providing all in-field services to members and a range of commercial clients. He has 30 years’ extensive commercial experience in assistance, operations and logistics. He is Chairman of RACQ Autoglass Pty Ltd, a Director of Australian Club Consortium Pty Ltd, ACC CAD Pty Ltd, Members Travel Group Pty Ltd and Club Assist Corporation Pty Ltd. Glenn is also Chairman of the Corporate Advisory Board for the Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors.

 

Q1: What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?

Intelligent Transport Systems are both an opportunity and a challenge as these technologies are creating a fundamental shift in our member’s transport needs and expectations- moving from motoring, to mobility. Improved liveability is emerging from this shift as we see an increased uptake of technology that improve road safety outcomes. As a business, the changing technology and mobility preferences of our members challenges us to remain relevant and to continue to offer products and services that meets their needs, and supports the Queensland communities they live in.

Q2: Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?

RACQ is at the forefront of transformation as we look to how emerging mobility trends and technologies can improve the experiences, service and products we provide to members. The ITS Asia Pacific Forum is a fantastic way to discover where the industry is going and also to showcase to the world that RACQ is leading and delivering successful initiatives that leverage these changes.

Q3: Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?

In the short to medium term, the intelligent transport industry will facilitate our transport to be safer, through the introduction of new vehicle and infrastructure technologies; more sustainable with a transition from fuel to hybrid and electric power sources; and offer greater choice with new mobility focused business models emerging.

Hon Mark Bailey

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads

Mark Bailey is Queensland’s Transport and Main Roads Minister in the Palaszczuk Labor Government and the local member for Miller.

His portfolio oversees Australia’s largest state-controlled road network (at over 33,000kms), along with 19 state-owned ports and Queensland’s urban and freight rail network.

Mr Bailey was elected to the Queensland Parliament in January 2015.

He has delivered five record road and transport budgets for Queensland, with major projects including the largest jointly-funded road upgrade program in the state: the $12.6 billion Bruce Highway upgrade program, the government’s largest rail project Cross River Rail, $5 billion to upgrade the M1 and build the second M1, Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3 to Burleigh Heads and the Sunshine Coast Rail duplication.

Mr Bailey has also delivered major innovations in transport and roads, with record investment in bike, active transport and pedestrian safety upgrades, the creation of Australia’s largest electric vehicle charging network: the Queensland Electric Super Highway and works to create a statewide $371 million smart ticketing system for public transport.

The Minister recognises the significance of his portfolio as a key facilitator for economic development across Queensland and as part of the state’s economic recovery plan from COVID-19, with a record $26.9 billion roads and transport budget expected to support 23,600 jobs, including more than 16,000 for regional Queensland.

Hon Michael McCormack

Deputy Prime Minister, Australian Federal Government

Michael McCormack has lived and worked in the Riverina region all of his life.

He was elected as The Nationals’ Member for Riverina 2010 and has held the roles of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance, Assistant Minister to Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss, Assistant Minister for Defence, Minister for Small Business, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel and in February 2018 Michael was elected the 14th Leader of The Nationals and was sworn in as Australia’s 18th Deputy Prime Minister as well as the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development.

Prior to entering Parliament, Michael began professional life with a journalism cadetship with The Daily Advertiser newspaper in Wagga Wagga in 1981.

He became editor at the age of 27, making him the youngest person appointed to edit of a daily newspaper in Australia at the time.

Michael later co-founded a media and publishing small business in Wagga Wagga, which he owned and operated in partnership until he was elected to Parliament.

Michael is also a keen sportsman with interests in horse racing, Australian football, Rugby League and cricket, a sport which he still regularly plays – MP commitments permitting – with Wagga Wagga’s St Michael’s Cricket Club.

He is a life member of the Harlequins Hockey Club. Michael has been married to Catherine for 33 years and they have three children.

As a community advocate over the decades, Michael is proud to be the Riverina’s voice in Federal Parliament.

Ian Christensen

Managing Director, iMOVE Australia

Ian is a passionate and experienced practitioner in innovation and collaboration, and these were the driving motivators behind his initiative to establish the iMOVE Co-operative Research Centre. He has spent most of his working life developing and delivering innovation in real-world environments, with particular achievements in manufacturing, biotechnology, and transport. His leadership of iMOVE draws on sixteen years of experience in managing multi stakeholder collaborations and over forty years of activity in technology innovation. Ian is interested in a wide range of subject matter and creates value by identifying useful connections. He has a Bachelors degree in science and an MBA, and is the inventor on two families of patents.

Ishra Baksh

Executive Director - MaaS, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Ishra joined the Queensland Public Service in 2006, as part of the Department of Transport and Main Road’s Graduate Program, and has experience working in the public and private sector environment to drive positive outcomes for customers.

She has primarily worked within the Department across strategy and delivery areas, often working in partnership with government and industry to improve the customer experience. Ishra has also taken opportunities to work in the consultancy space, within the transport and insurance sector, building strong working relationships in complex environments with a range of stakeholders.

As Executive Director (Mobility as a Service, Program Management Office), Ishra is responsible for the initial establishment and activation of the Department’s future focus on mobility in the transport.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
It’s about co-design with our customers, leveraging technology to create integrated experiences, exploring emerging business models and understanding the role of partnerships to deliver on our vision of creating a single integrated transport network accessible to everyone.

Why are you excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?
This is an exciting opportunity to learn, network and share the work we are doing in Queensland.

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years? 
The pace of change will be rapid and our customers will expect more.  New business models like Mobility as a Service will emerge along with other innovations that industry is already exploring or mature in, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics.  There will be many opportunities to use emerging technology to create better experiences for customers, it will be about how we do that in a way that makes sense to the customer and incorporates partnerships with industry.

Jacob Bangsgaard

Chief Executive Officer, ERTICO

Jacob Bangsgaard is the CEO of ERTICO, a multi-sector platform with 120 partners and with headquarter in Brussels, Belgium.

Mr Bangsgaard was from 2010-2016 Director General of FIA Region I. Before becoming Director General he worked as Director of International Relations at the FIA Foundation.

He worked for ERTICO from 2001-2006 as Director of International Affairs and communications responsible for the international deployment support on markets like China, India, Russia, and Brazil. He has also represented mobility interests for a Danish regional authority and he worked for two years in the European Commission Transport Directorate.

Jacob Bangsgaard is President of the MaaS Alliance and Board member of INATBA aisbl. He was on the Board of Euro NCAP from 2010-2016 and Secretary General of the Belgian association eSafetyAware from 2009-2016.

Mr Bangsgaard is a Danish national with a university background in international economics.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
Innovation is the key ingredient in everything we do at ERTICO. We were established almost 30 years ago with the purpose of making a more liveable society by solving the mobility challenges through deployment of intelligent innovative systems and services.

Why are you excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?
Alone we can do so little but through cooperation and knowledge sharing at international level we can achieve so much which is why events like this is very important for ERTICO.

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
In ERTICO we believe in forming the future together with our partners. With our 2030 strategy we set the goal for where we want to be and it is now up to us to develop the necessary steps to get there. We are working hard on making an internet for mobility that will make the mobility sector safer, cleaner and more efficient in the future.

James Hurnell

Director Policy, ANCAP

John Wall

Program Manager Future Vehicles, Austroads

John Wall is recognised as one of Australia’s leading specialists in the application of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) for road safety. He has over 25 years of experience in the development of road safety strategies and countermeasures and holds tertiary qualifications in applied science, education and public health.

At the beginning of 2019, he commenced in the role of Program Manager for Connected and Automated Vehicles for Austroads; the peak organisation of Australasian road transport and traffic agencies. Austroads members are collectively responsible for the management of over 900,000 kilometres of roads valued at more than $250 billion representing the single largest community asset in Australia and New Zealand.

John is the recipient of the National Medal for Service and a Commendation for Courage for his work as a volunteer first responder with the New South Wales State Emergency Service. For more than 34 years he has been on the front line of responding to rescue incidents in his local community and has experienced first-hand the tragic consequences and cost of road trauma to communities. This is a primary driver for the work that he does with Austroads.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
A liveable community must be safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable. Intelligent Transport Systems can play a role in ensuring these goals are met from improving road safety, to measuring our impact on the environment and providing better data to measure accessibility to our multi modal transport systems.

Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?
I’m very excited about joining you all at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum this year to learn what you are doing to drive liveable communities in your part of the world. I also look forward to catching up with colleagues from across the globe to discuss what ITS can do to reduce climate change, manage road safety and provide an equitable transport system for all of the people we serve.

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
I think the ITS industry’s focus will change from a motor vehicle driven industry to a focus on a mode agnostic transport system whose key drivers will be sustainability, equity and safety. This will be a challenge to many of our traditional industry players inevitably leading to disruption and in turn opportunities for companies and individuals that are agile and think “outside the box”.

Joost de Kock

Deputy Secretary, Customer Strategy and Technology / Transport for NSW

Joost de Kock leads the customer strategy and technology division, developing long-term, multi-modal strategies, plans and policies for the Transport Cluster. Joost is responsible for leveraging data and insights, implementing new technologies and driving innovation and partnerships to provide improved, integrated customer-centred solutions. Joost also manages the Cluster’s reputation, government relations, communications and drive meaningful engagement with our stakeholders, customers and the community.

Kevin Cocks

Department of Transport and Main Roads QLD

Kurt Brissett

Acting Executive Director Connected Journeys

Kurt is the Acting Executive Director Connected Journeys at Transport for New South Wales. As the Head of customer technology solutions at Transport for NSW, Kurt is responsible for delivering innovative digital and payments products to the citizens of NSW that ultimately improves the way that customers plan, book, pay and provide feedback for their end to end connected journeys.

During his time at TfNSW, Kurt’s achievements include the successful delivery of the first contactless transport payments system in the southern hemisphere. TfNSW has now become one of Australia’s largest contactless payment merchants with approximately 25,000 payment terminals deployed across the Opal network. Kurt also delivered the world’s first fully integrated revenue protection app that reads both contactless payment cards and also closed loop Opal transit cards.

Other achievements have included the build and launch of Opal Connect which if TfNSW’s MaaS platform that has been successfully leveraged to provide customers with a single mobility account through to access and pay for a range of public and private mobility services. The platform has already been successfully leveraged to deliver the Opal Digital card, on demand travel rewards, and other subscription based trials within the state. It was recognised in 2020 by ITNews as Australia’s Technology Project of the Year.

Kurt is responsible for TfNSW’s customer facing digital products including the Opal Travel App which has over 3.5M downloads, transportnsw.info website and trip planners, transport bots which are accessible via an array of social media channels and also the TfNSW exchange of open data with third party trip planning and booking apps.

Kurt has over 20 years’ experience delivering complex technology programs both internationally and domestically in both the private and public sector. Kurt was formerly an Army officer where he served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Solomon Islands and Indonesia, prior to working for Deloitte in business and technology transformation. From there Kurt worked with ASX listed infrastructure firms Leighton Group and Lendlease where he lead large global technology delivery teams prior to joining TfNSW. Kurt brings a unique blend of experience and pragmatism to the delivery of customer centric digital products.

Kurt Fearnley

Raised in the small country town of Carcoar, Kurt Fearnley has always been determined. Being born without the lower portion of his spine has never held him back, from backyard games of football to crewing a winning Sydney to Hobart yacht, crawling the Kokoda Track and winning dozens of marathons around the world.

Turning his attention to wheelchair sports in his teens, Kurt quickly became a world beater. He started his career with two Silver medals at the 2000 Sydney Paralympic games, before making his winning breakthrough at the 2004 Athens Paralympics with Gold in the 5000m and marathon races. Following the 2004 games, Kurt conquered the world, winning seven world championships and more than 30 marathons around the globe, including 10 marathons in 2007 and three straight New York marathon titles. He solidified his standing as a marathon great by defending his Gold medal at the Beijing Paralympics, before winning Bronze at the London games in 2012 and finishing his Paralympic career with Silver in the marathon at the 2016 Rio games. Kurt finished his Australian representative as he started it, on home soil, with a win in the marathon at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

In 2009 Kurt spent two week’s in Papua New Guinea crawling the 96 kilometre Kokoda Track raising awareness and funding for men’s health charity Movember and beyond blue. In 2012 he was an active member of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race winning crew aboard Investec Loyal.

Kurt is a passionate disability advocate and devotes himself to a number of national and Hunter-based charitable initiatives. He is a board member of the Australian Paralympic Committee, Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation and member of the International Paralympic Committee’s Athlete Advisory Council. Kurt is a former board member of Australian Volunteers International and NSW Australia Day Council and was a founding member of the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s Advisory Council. His involvement at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games wasn’t limited to competing, having been a member of the formal bid team, Games Technical Committee and an official ambassador. Kurt’s exploits both in and out of sport over many years have seen him recognised with a number of honours including 2019 NSW Australian of the Year, 2009 NSW Young Australian of the Year and 2018 The Don winner as the Australian sports person most likely to inspire the nation. In 2018 Kurt was recognised as an Officer of the Australian Order, and received an Honourary Doctorate from Griffith University for his contribution to sport and disability advocacy.

Luke Abercrombie

Head of Technology, Transurban

Luke commenced with Transurban in October 2018 in a newly created role as Head of Technology, Queensland.  He is responsible for technology across corporate solutions, Intelligent Traffic Systems in the tunnels and roads and for leading innovation across the organisation. Prior to joining Transurban, he held a number of technology focused leadership roles across media and publishing, electricity and financial services.  He has led business transformations applying data and innovative technology for efficiency and commercial opportunity.

Marcus Burke

Executive Leader, Future Technologies / National Transport Commission

Marcus Burke is responsible for the transport technology projects, including developing the legal framework for automated vehicles. He has presented at conferences both in Australia and internationally on the legal issues associated with automated vehicles and has also appeared before parliamentary inquiries at the state and federal level. Marcus joined the NTC in 2011 and previously worked in the private sector, with extensive experience in IT product management. Marcus has a combined Bachelor of Law/Science from the University of Melbourne and a Masters in Diplomacy and International Trade from Monash University.

Marion Terrill

Mats Henrikson

Geospatial Web Systems Group Leader, Data61 CSIRO

Matt Higgins

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, QLD Government

Matt Higgins is Manager of Geodesy and Positioning in the Queensland Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy. He is also President of the Australian based IGNSS Association and a Member of Australia’s National Positioning Infrastructure Advisory Board. Matt has been appointed by the NASA Administrator to the U.S. Position, Navigation and Timing Advisory Board, which was established under a Presidential policy directive to advise the U.S. Government on GPS-related policy, planning and funding issues. He has also been a Co-Chair of a Working Group of the United Nations International Committee on GNSS. He is a past Vice President and current Honorary Member of the International Federation of Surveyors and an Honorary Fellow of Australia’s Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute.

 

Q1: What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?

A1: Using advanced technologies and processes to improve the safety, environmental and societal impacts of travel.

 

Q2: Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?

A2: As an expert in positioning and spatial data I am looking forward to better understanding the growing number and breadth of ITS applications and how my sector can help improve their effectiveness and reliability.

 

Q3: Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?

A3: We will hopefully see the current focus on improving technologies and services in vehicles and platforms shifting to a more mature focus on the broader improvements across society that the technology will enable.

Megan Bourke-O’Neil

Deputy Secretary, Policy & Innovation - Department of Transport, Victoria

Megan is a strategy, policy and reform leader with over 20 years’ experience in the transport, infrastructure and social services sectors. Her roles have included reforming social housing and child protection systems, transport policy and planning, and leading market-based reform including Victoria’s deregulation of legacy taxi and hire car restrictions and new train, tram and bus contracts.

As Deputy Secretary, Policy and Innovation for the Department of Transport, Megan leads and works alongside a team of people who drive future mobility through user-focused innovation, legislation and policy; data and analytic capability; and development of a commercial strategy for new business models and partnerships with the private sector.

Michael McGee

CEO, netBI

Michael Milford

Director of the QUT Centre for Robotics (acting) / Professor in Electrical Engineering and Robotics, Faculty of Engineering, Queensland University of Technology

Michael conducts interdisciplinary research at the boundary between robotics, neuroscience and computer vision and is a multi-award winning educational entrepreneur. Michael’s research models the neural mechanisms in the brain underlying tasks like navigation and perception to develop new technologies in challenging application domains such as all-weather, anytime positioning for autonomous vehicles. Michael currently holds the position of Professor at the Queensland University of Technology, as well as Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow and Chief Investigator at the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision.

 

Q1: What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?

To me this means that the development and strategic direction of technology development is tightly coupled with the goal of creating sustainable communities with an increased quality of life – and the wide range of intelligent transport systems will play a key role in getting us there.

 

Q2: Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?

We’ve seen the field mature rapidly over the last few years and events like this forum now provide a wonderful place to have deep, informed discussion and debate about how this field should continue to evolve and what our role in that evolution can be. It’s particularly important that this discussion occur with all the stakeholders that you’ll find at an event like this – from government, industry, academia and society.

 

Q3: Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?

Like all industries that are significantly affected by technology, I see the ITS industry advancing rapidly in certain areas and stalling in others. I’d like to see the industry rapidly capitalize on what is likely to be technologically possible now and in the near future, whilst preparing sufficiently for the potential game changers (like autonomous vehicles) that may or may not happen.

Michael Roth

Michael Roth Consulting

Michael is an experienced public policy developer and passionate advocate for a better transport system, designed to meet peoples’ expectations and improve safety, accessibility, affordability and sustainability. Michael has delivered a diverse range of transport projects, plans, strategies and policies with a focus on combining technical and behavioural insights on emerging opportunities. Michael has worked for the rail industry, Australian Government, Queensland Government, urban and rural local governments and as the former Head of Public Policy for RACQ. After a stint working for Veitch Lister Consulting on the future of strategic transport modelling and electric vehicles, Michael is now consulting as a sole trader and looking forward to completing his Churchill Fellowship on Light Electric Vehicles when international travel is feasible.

Mick Spiers

Cubic Transportation Systems, Singapore

Mick is driven by a strong vision to create a world where people can move freely around their cities without stress; without traffic; and without congestion. He is a technologist at heart and evangelises the adoption of new and innovative technology to make transport networks easy and intuitive to use and accessible to all. Prior to joining Cubic, Mick had a very successful career with the Thales Group. He will be responsible for managing and driving Cubic’s Transportation business in Asia.

Mike Lenne

Chief Scientist, Seeing Machines

Mike is a global authority on human factors and safety. Following an esteemed academic career as a Professor in Human Factors at the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC), he moved to Seeing Machines in 2014 as Chief Scientific Officer, Human Factors to establish the Human Factors Division.

He is currently Senior Vice President, Human Factors & Aftermarket Solutions and is responsible for delivering key advances in driver state technology and for bringing these into product for global customers. He is also an Adjunct Professor at MUARC.

Mike holds a PhD in Human Factors Psychology and a Global Executive MBA.

Miranda Blogg

Director | Cooperative and Automated Vehicle Initiative (CAVI)

Dr Miranda Blogg is the Director of the Cooperative and Automated Vehicle Initiative at the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads. Miranda has worked for the department for the last 5 years, and prior to, she was a consultant working both in Australia and the United States. Miranda is a registered civil engineer with a PhD in traffic engineering, and has specialised in traffic engineering, transport planning and research for over 20 years.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
A chance to improve mobility, safety and environmental transport outcomes for our customers

Why are you excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?
A chance to showcase the exciting ITS projects that Queensland governments and industry have delivered

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
The next 10 years offers some very exciting times for the transport industry. Transport innovation, such as automated vehicles, are capturing the imagination of the community. The industry has a unique opportunity to leverage this fascination to drive meaningful and significant change.

Neil Scales

Director-General, Department of Transport & Main Roads

Director-General, Neil leads the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), with an operating budget of $6.189 billion, capital budget of $2.877 billion and managed assets worth $66.854 billion.

Neil joined the Queensland Public Service in March 2012 as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TransLink where he was responsible for the public transport network across Queensland. He was appointed Director-General of TMR in March 2013.

In September 2014, Neil became Commissioner for the National Transport Commission (NTC) and joined the Roads Australia Board in November 2014. Neil is Chair of Austroads and Deputy Chair of the Australian Road Research Board. He is also a board member of the Queensland Transport and Logistics Council, Tourism and Transport Forum, Roads Australia and the Australian Centre for Rail Innovation and Police-Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) Queensland.

In September 2014, Neil became Government Champion for the Woorabinda Indigenous community. From 2015–2017, Neil was the Queensland Public Sector’s CEO Champion against domestic and family violence. In 2017, Neil won the Australia’s CEO Challenge Race, a fundraising initiative that raises money and awareness for domestic and family violence prevention.

Neil became Acting CEO for Queensland Rail in October 2016, returning to his Director-General role at TMR in April 2017.

In 2019, Neil successfully completed the Vincent Fairfax ethical leadership course.

Prior to joining TransLink, Neil was one of the United Kingdom’s (UK) most senior public transport executives. He was Chief Executive and Director-General of Merseytravel, the transport authority for Merseyside in the north of England.

In this role, he was responsible for some 200 million passenger journeys every year by train, bus and ferries and the two Mersey tunnels. He is credited for reversing the fortunes of Merseytravel, which is now recognised as one of the best transport authorities in the UK.

Neil has served as a Trustee of Museums and Galleries of Merseyside, a member of the British Transport Police Authority and an Integrated Transport Commissioner.

Neil has held executive roles with transport and engineering companies and has consultancy experience with several organisations, including the World Bank and the European Commission.

Pascal Labouze

Executive Director Operational Systems, Transport for NSW

Paul Glover

Technical Director – Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), GHD

Paul brings to GHD more than 35 years’ experience managing strategic partnerships, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) programmes and major transport technology projects across the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East and Australia.

Pauls experience in Smart Motorways/Freeways goes back to the UK in the mid 2000s, where he was involved as a consultant on the first operational smart motorways in the UK, firstly with the dynamic hard shoulder and then with all lane running (ALR) in the UK. He also oversaw the implementation of ramp metering on the M3/M27 corridors for the Highways Agency, when in the local authority.

On route to Australia, he oversaw the design of over 450km of new smart expressways in the State of Qatar, and delivery of an ITS Masterplan and their ITS Standards/Specifications and deployment manual.

More recently, he was the Technical design authority for Main Roads WA, of the latest Smart Freeway/Motorway in Australia, which is in Perth, WA (opened mid 2020), and currently leads GHD Smart Transport work focusing on the intelligent use of technology for Australia’s road networks. GHD are currently involved in the latest Smart Motorway and Freeway designs and implementation in NSW, SA, TAS and WA and assist from design through to operational readiness and Paul is the lead technical advisor on a recent award to GHD, by Austroads, for the NEG6270 Best practice in Smart Motorways Operations.

Peter Carr

Peter Sweatman

Enterprise Professor, The University of Melbourne

Piia Karjalainen

Secretary General, MaaS Alliance, Belgium

Ms Piia Karjalainen is Secretary General of the MaaS Alliance. She lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. The MaaS Alliance is an international public-private-partnership, established in 2015, bringing together more than 100 member organisations worldwide, supporting the development of Mobility as a Service ecosystem, based on the principles of openness, inclusivity, sustainability and user-centricity. Karjalainen is leading and coordinating all the activities of this international Mobility as a Service community. Previously she has been working in various positions at the European Parliament and the Finnish Ministry of Transport & Communications, mainly dealing with transport strategies, ITS, Mobility as a Service, policymaking and EU regulation. She holds a Master of Science in Economics. https://www.linkedin.com/in/piiakarjalainen/https://maas-alliance.eu/

 

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?

I am pretty excited about the chosen theme. For me, this very much translates in as a more human-centric and less technology-centric approach to ITS. Without a strong buy-in from the users and innovations that genuinely makes our mobility more simple and hassle-free, we cannot release the potential the ITS solutions are bearing in making our cities and societies more resilient, efficient and sustainable.

 

Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?

At the sector that I am representing, Mobility as a Service, we are very much in phase where exchanging ideas and best practises is needed. Following closely the development of the MaaS globally I very look forward the ITS APAC Forum and see it as an excellent opportunity to hear the latest news from the APAC MaaS market, that is in very active development phase right now. I hope to virtually meet and have a chat with many MaaS colleagues there.

 

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?

I believe that burning societal challenges that we are facing, like need to tackle the climate change and build more resilient and safe environments, determine also the focus of the development of ITS solutions. The most successful solutions serve those big goals by deploying the latest technological advancement.

 

Russell Shields

President and CEO - RoadDB LLC

Russ Shields is former CEO of Navigation Technologies (later NAVTEQ, now HERE), former Chair of Ygomi, and current President and CEO of RoadDB. RoadDB offers a full in-vehicle software solution for road data and localization to be used in automated driving in series production vehicles.

Mr. Shields has been involved in communications standards bodies for nearly 40 years.  He is Chair of the Collaboration on ITS Communication Standards of the ITU.  He is also a member of the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Advisory Board; an SAE Fellow; and a recipient of the SAE‑Delco Electronics ITS Award.

Mr. Shields was inducted into the inaugural class of ITS America’s ITS Hall of Fame in 2008, and was named the inaugural U.S. member of the ITS World Congress Hall of Fame in 2010.

Mr. Shields has received the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Distinguished Alumni Award in Entrepreneurship.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
In the context of transportation, livable communities are places where people can live and work without having to structure their lives around the transportation infrastructure in ways that unduly impair life. Asian cities are experiencing problems with crowded public transport, traffic jams, and pollution with its effects on health and the environment. Asian countries are very much a test bed for viable ITS solutions to help create livable communities.

Why are you excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?
Asia is a leader in ITS innovation and it’s exciting to see so many people gathered to discuss sustainable ways to implement ITS at a large scale.

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
In the next five to ten years, I expect automated driving to become widespread in consumer vehicles.  Many cities will have shuttles that operate at SAE Level 5 in a geofenced area, and vehicle manufacturers will gradually introduce SAE Level 2+/3 features in series production vehicles.  Enabling automated driving in series production vehicles will require a great deal of new supporting technology including for road data and real-time data communications.  The requirements of automated driving promise to reinvigorate and potentially disrupt the intelligent transport industry, challenging established players and creating opportunities for new ones.

Sal Pettricitto

Chief Executive Officer, NHVR

Sal became Chief Executive Officer of the NHVR in May 2014, bringing extensive knowledge of heavy vehicle regulation to the role.

He also has broad experience across state and local government, having held senior leadership roles in transport and logistics, transport planning and strategic planning, and has worked closely with industry and stakeholders to deliver an efficient and effective transport system and improved supply chain outcomes.

Sal was the Queensland Government representative on the NHVR Project Implementation Board and the Board of Transport Certification Australia.

Over the past five years, Sal has led a significant program of reform across Australia’s heavy vehicle industry, including transitioning functions from participating jurisdictions to deliver a single national heavy vehicle regulator, harmonising heavy vehicle regulations across more than 400 road managers, modernising safety laws for the heavy vehicle supply chain and heavy vehicle operators, and introducing the digital permit system (NHVR Portal).

Samantha Cockfield

TAC

Scott Smith

Chief Executive Officer, Council of Mayors South East Queensland

Scott Smith was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Mayors (SEQ) in December 2017. The Council of Mayors (SEQ) has played an integral role in planning for the future of transport in SEQ, securing a commitment to an SEQ City Deal and is leading the region’s investigations towards an SEQ 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
For the Council of Mayors (SEQ), safe, efficient and reliable transport has always been the key to the creation of a liveable region. This is a fantastic theme to explore how technology and innovation in transport can enhance how we move, work and play across South East Queensland.

Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?
Transport, technology and innovation are all central themes to the work of the Council of Mayors (SEQ). The ITS Asia Pacific Forum is a great opportunity to share and learn from our experiences in South East Queensland.

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
The growth of South East Queensland demands a new way of thinking about how our transport network and services evolve to meet the needs of our residents. Intelligent transport provides those opportunities to create efficiencies, add value and offer a network that is more accessible and inclusive for all of South East Queensland.

Simon Barry

Acting CEO, Data61

Stephen Hewett

President, ITS New Zealand

Stephen has over 30 years’ experience in all facets of transportation engineer including   planning, design, operations and performance of transport systems. In his current role as Business Director with Beca, a New Zealand employee-owned company, Stephen is actively pursuing growth opportunities that are developing from advancements in transport technology. This has piqued his interest in future skills and training that will be required to take advantage of this technology. Stephen was also involved in a research project looking at future skills and training requirements for the New Zealand Transport sector.

Through his role at Beca and involvement with Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) New Zealand as President, Stephen has become acutely aware of the knowledge gaps and skills that will be required to take advantage of emerging transport technology. To address this knowledge gap, ITS NZ has developed the Young Transport Professionals (YTP) – Youth sector. The goal of the YTP is to provide greater engagement with our future generation through a wide programme of webinars, networking events and our branded T-Tech conference.

Steve Dellenback

Vice President R&D, Southwest Research Institute

Dr. Steve Dellenback is Vice President R&D of the Intelligent Systems Division at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas. He is leading SwRI’s research and development (R&D) efforts in intelligent transportation systems, unmanned systems, cooperative systems, space flight software, and large-scale robotics. He leads SwRI’s work in intelligent vehicles, robotics and cybersecurity including R&D in the areas of automated vehicle, connected vehicle and active safety technologies for commercial, state government, federal government and military clients. SwRI has fielded more than 20 different automated vehicle platforms ranging in size from golf carts to Class 8 trucks, agricultural vehicles as well as multiple military vehicles along with assorted enabling technologies for commercial vehicle manufactures and tier 1 suppliers in the US, Japan and Europe, the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Marine Corps.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s and Doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Kansas.

Stuart Ballingall

Executive General Manager, TCA

Stuart Ballingall is the Executive General Manager of Transport Certification Australia (TCA), which has a lead national role in providing assurance for transport technologies, including telematics and data services. Prior to TCA, Stuart held senior roles with Transport for Victoria, VicRoads, Austroads and General Motors Holden, and has led a wide range of major technical and policy programs in the transport domain. He has also been a member of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) Board, the National Positioning Infrastructure Advisory Board, and various other national and international forums. Stuart holds a Bachelor of Engineering with honours, a Master of Business Administration, and is currently leading a PhD project at University of Melbourne researching safety assurance for automated driving systems.

Susan Harris

CEO, ITS Australia

As Chief Executive of ITS Australia, and with an extensive career in transport strategy, Susan is ideally placed at the intersection of technology and transport. Supported by strong connections to the international ITS community and the global network of ITS Associations, Susan works tirelessly advocating for the benefits of transport technologies for business and for the broader Australian community.

Susan is highly regarded for her roles supporting the growth and innovation of the nation’s transport technology industries. She works across a number of industry advisory groups and is a regular advisor to the State and Federal Governments, and their Ministers, on transport technology and mobility issues.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
We live in an increasingly technology driven world but we need to remember that technology is there to enhance circumstances for people, our communities and the world we live in.

Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?
Bringing together our AP colleagues to share and collaborate, accelerating deployment of new beneficial technologies.

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
Technology will increasingly focus on making travel and journeys more seamless.

Tom Walker

Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Cubic Transportation Systems

Tom has over 30 years’ experience in the transportation industry and has held a variety of senior roles in Australia, the United Kingdom and the US. In his current role, Tom is responsible for Cubic’s transportation business throughout the Asia Pacific Region including the Opal smartcard ticketing system and the roll-out of contactless payments technology in New South Wales, and the go Card system in South East Queensland.

Tom also heads up the team implementing the Queensland Next Generation Ticketing Program, the Intelligent Congestion Management Program for the NSW Transport Management Centre (TMC) and the new fare collection system for the Thomson East Coast Line in Singapore. Tom is a board director of ITS Australia.