PTV Group

Cubic Transportation Systems

Kapsch TrafficCom


Ride with Via

twitterT27 LinkedinIN27 #MobilityasaService * @ITS_Australia * Subscribe to newsletter * STAY UPDATED!
Home  |  Program  |  Speakers  |  Welcome Reception  |  Registration  |  About  |  Who Should Attend  |  Sponsorship  |  Venue Accommodation  |  Committee  |  Abstracts  |  Media


Preliminary Program – remains subject to change.

DAVID ADELMAN Vice President of Business Development, Via

On-Demand Transport: Lessons learned from the Keolis Downer and Via experience in NSW

CHRIS BENNETTS Executive Director, Digital Products and Services – Customer Services Transport for NSW, Australia

Welcome from the Program Committee Chair

Chris is the Executive Director, Digital Products and Services for the Customer Services Division at TfNSW. The Digital Products and Services branch leads customer facing digital transformation and innovation to improve the customer experience for all Transport customers. Its remit includes leadership of the Future Transport program, Open Data and Apps program, Customer Feedback Systems, the Transport call centre, the Opal customer experience and product roadmap, Customer channel transformation program, and customer facing digital initiatives.  Prior to joining Transport, Chris spent 15 years leading technology product development at companies including Nokia and Hewlett Packard.

DR TIM COOPER Head of Algorithms, Skedgo Australia

Mobility as a Service in Australia: The State of Play

Dr Tim Cooper is co-founder of Skedgo Pty Ltd, a Sydney based start-up working in the MaaS and DRT areas. Dr Cooper has started 6 companies, all of them still running, and employing a total of 190 people. Dr Cooper’s PhD was in Computer Science from Sydney University.

VINCENT DORAN Executive Director, Service Planning and Infrastructure, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, Australia

Demand Responsive Transport: A step towards MaaS

Vincent Doran is a chartered civil engineer and a passionate transport planner who has worked across in the private sector in the UK and exclusively for Queensland Government since arriving in Australia in 2010. Vincent is currently the Executive Director for Service Planning and Infrastructure for Transport and Main Road’s TransLink Division, and is the Senior Responsible Owner for the Division’s Demand Responsive Transport trials. Vincent has been involved in the planning and delivery of a wide variety of public transport and accessibility projects including Quality Bus Corridors, major bus network changes, Park n’ Rides, Bus Stations and multi-modal PT Interchanges.

DUNCAN EDGHILL, Deputy Director-General, Transport Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Government Australia

Smaller Cities and MaaS: An ACT Perspective

Duncan Edghill, presently Deputy Director-General Transport Canberra within the ACT Government, has responsibility for the planning and operation of Canberra’s public transport network. This includes oversight of Canberra’s bus network operations, two light rail projects, transport planning and active travel. Prior to joining the ACT Government, Duncan spent over a decade with an Australian investment bank in its Sydney, Vienna and Boston offices. During this time Duncan served in a variety of business development, transport, funds management and legal roles, and was involved in the establishment of a number of new businesses. Duncan has also served in a financial and business development capacity within a utility services organisation.

HANY ELDALY Managing Director, Mobility as a Service Australia

Mobility as a Service in Australia: The State of Play

Hany Eldaly is a Managing Director of Mobility as a Service Australia. He has for almost two decades assisted Australia’s conversion to smart mobility and intelligent transportation. Hany has held national leadership roles in the private sector and is known for being passionate about Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and smart mobility. Dedicated to the role of technology to improve the performance of the transport network and customers’ experience, Hany has contributed to the development and delivery of managed motorway solutions, improving the driving experiences of road users on Australia’s major roads. He has also contributed to the development of mobility as a service, on demand transport and automated and connected vehicles initiatives in Australia. Hany holds a double Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering.

ANTON FITZTHUM Sales and Business Development, Fluidtime Data Services GmbH Austria

FluidHub: Enabling Mobility as a Service solutions

Anton is working for Fluidtime since 5 years, acting as a sales & business development manager and thus, is in charge to engage new partnerships both on business and research level. Prior to his role at Fluidtime, Anton Fitzthum gained professional experience in the field of product and innovation management at Kapsch TraffiCom. Based on the graduate of the double master degree scheme in intelligent transport systems at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien and the Linköping University, Sweden, he possesses comprehensive knowledge of technical system technology and corresponding international experience.

JACINTA HARGAN Deputy Executive Director Future Transport Technology Transport for NSW, Australia

Accelerating Mobility as a Service for NSW

Jacinta Hargan is the Deputy Executive Director – Future Transport Technology at Transport for NSW. Jacinta led the development of the Future Transport Technology Strategy & Roadmap, which was a first for the organisation in truly co-designing a strategy with industry, customers and staff. Jacinta established the successful TfNSW Intrapreneur program, which brought innovation & design thinking to staff across the cluster – resulting in significant improvements to the customer experience across a range of areas. In 2017 Jacinta led the establishment of the Transport Digital Accelerator – which is modelled on the start-up accelerator concept and aims to drive rapid delivery of the Future Transport roadmap through innovative partnerships Jacinta has over 20 years of delivering complex technology programmes to deliver real customer benefits, she is passionate about changing the way we work in the public sector to deliver outcomes that improve the customer experience.

RICHARD HARRIS Director Europe, HMI Technologies, United Kingdom

Why MaaS should not be left to the private sector

Richard is internationally recognised as a leading expert in ITS. He has over 30 years’ experience, held senior positions in leading companies and industry associations and been at the forefront of ITS development and deployment. He is a member of the World Road Association (PIARC) technical committee on network operations, the International Director for ITS UK and one of the founders of the MaaS Alliance Richard was inducted into the ITS World Congress Hall of Fame in 2015 as the recipient of the life time achievement award. His citation read ‘An effective and charismatic champion and thought-leader for ITS for over 25 years who selflessly promotes ITS in general, without commercial considerations or bias. Known, respected, trusted and liked by ITS professionals all over the world, his commitment in worldwide organisations continues to inspire and benefit the international ITS community.’

SUSAN HARRIS Chief Executive, ITS Australia

Mobility as a Service: What does it mean for Australia and what do Australian’s think? (Update on the MaaS Report)

Closing Comments with Update on ITS Australia Activities

With an extensive career in transport strategy, as Chief Executive of ITS Australia Susan is ideally placed at the nexus of technology and transport to translate the benefits to business and the Australian community, supported by strong linkages with the international ITS community and the global network of ITS Associations. Susan is highly regarded for her roles supporting the growth and innovation of our industry including: convenor of Austroads CAV Industry Reference Group; Victorian Ministerial Freight Reference Group, National Transport Commission Industry Advisory Group; Space Cross Sectoral Interest Group; and 2026 Spatial Agenda Leadership Group. Susan leads ITS Australia’s partnership with the iMOVE CRC and established the Mobility as a Service research and report project, one of the first to be delivered out of this exciting initiative.

DR LE MINH KIEU Senior Research Scientist, Data61 | CSIRO, Australia

Demand Prediction and Behavioural Modelling of On-Demand Public Transport

Dr Kieu is a Senior Research Scientist at Data61, CSIRO, Australia. He holds a Master Degree in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) from Linkoping University, Sweden and a PhD in Transportation Science from Queensland University of Technology, Australia. His expertise lies in the use of Big Data in Public Transport, Behavioural Modelling and Traffic Simulation. He is currently exploring a machine learning approach to behavioural modelling and mobility-of-a-service.

RENÉ LALANDE Chief Executive, Transdev Australasia, Australia

Changing Public Transport: Reflecting on the Transdev Link experience in Sydney

René joined Transdev Australasia as Chief Executive Officer in 2016. Prior to Transdev, René was Managing Director at Bombardier Transportation Australia. René has nearly 35 years of experience in the public transport, automotive and aerospace industries, and has held numerous executive roles, including Vice President Operations at Heroux Devtek and Spectra Premium Industries. René brings to Transdev a wealth of expertise having worked in both international and local markets, with previous projects in Canada and Mexico. René holds a bachelor degree in Applied Science and Mechanical Engineering from Sherbrooke University and post graduate studies in Software Engineering at École Polytechnique. He is a member of the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) Board, member of Monash University’s Infrastructure Advisory Board and a member of the Tourism and Transport Advisory Board. In July 2017, René was appointed as Honorary Consul for Canada in Melbourne by The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

DR HOSSEIN PARSA Manager Spatial Services, VicRoads , Australia

Shared Information and Services for On-Demand Mobility Market: State of Victoria

Dr Hossein Parsa is a transport technology leader in the Victorian State Government. Hossein is involved in multiple projects related to mobility and ITS including Australian Integrated Multi-modal EcoSystem, Victorian CAV Trial, Heavy Vehicle Access Management and VicTraffic. Hossein holds a PhD in Information Science from Melbourne University and and an Executive MBA from Melbourne Business School.

ANDREW PICKFORD Director, Infrastructure and Transport Advisory Services, MVA Hong Kong Limited, China

MaaS Appeal: Proving the Business Case

Andrew Pickford is the Director of Infrastructure and Transport Advisory Services for SYSTRA, based in Hong Kong. He has 30 years’ experience focused on the design and practical application of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) to road infrastructure and Smart City applications in the built environment to help deliver optimal policy outcomes. Since moving to Hong Kong in 2010 he has promoted the benefits of transport service integration, the impact of automation, implementation of Travel Demand Management, On-Demand Bus Services and leads its MaaS advisory service practice in the region mainly serving government agencies. Andrew is also a Fellow of the Institute of Transport Studies at the University of Hong Kong, and has published several journal articles on MaaS since 2015.

NATHALIE SASSEN Marketing Director Europe, Keolis, Belgium

MaaS Solutions to Enhance the Customer Experience

Nathalie Sassen has been working for Keolis for five years as Marketing Director for Continental Europe. She oversees all innovation projects in the six countries where Keolis operates in Europe, including Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, and Belgium. This has given her a very accurate understanding of mobility needs in different regulatory and contractual contexts and an ability to innovate to meet transport authorities needs. Her expertise in Network design and planning, customer experience and new mobilities, has been a real value for the development of Keolis in Europe. Nathalie is currently based in Brussels.

GRAEME SCOTT Director, IBI Group and Chair MaaS Scotland

Keynote Industry Presentation

Graeme Scott is a Director of IBI Group, leads the firm’s Intelligence practice in the UK and Ireland and involved in IBI’s global activities. He has more than 20 years experience in the ITS area and in recent years has played a key role in delivering smart and future city projects. He is the Chair of MaaS Scotland, which is the topic of his talk today.

PAUL SPEIRS Regional Director, PTV Group, United Kingdom

Stuttgart Shared Mobility: A Case Study

Paul Speirs is a Regional Director for PTV with 24 years’ transport modelling experience gained delivering projects from around the world. Paul’s role in PTV is to deliver innovative solutions (projects) to our global customer base with a focus on maximising the functionality within PTV software. For the last two years Paul has been instrumental in driving forward the concept of modelling Mobility as a Service. MaaS is changing our perceptions and it is becoming clear that conventional modelling approaches do not capture the broad range of uncertainty that the future may bring. Paul has combined his experience of classical modelling with the emergence of new technologies to develop PTV’s concept of modelling MaaS. Paul and his team have been delivering Mobility as a Service projects across the world for Cities and OEMs, laying the foundations for a new brand of modelling our future.

ALEC TATTERSALL Director, Transport Planning Projects, PSA Consulting, Australia

Demand Responsive Transport: A step towards MaaS

Alec Tattersall is the Director of Transport Planning Projects at PSA Consulting (Australia). Alec is an experienced transport planner and project manager specialising in operational public transport planning and service delivery. In recent years Alec has managed the planning and implementation of several high profile and complex public transport service changes in Queensland and is currently responsible for the operations, monitoring and evaluation of the Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) trials in Logan.

ANDY TAYLOR Director of Strategy, Cubic Transportation Systems, United States

A Utility-Based Model for the Evaluation of “Mobility as a Service” Applications

Andy is a global transportation expert with diverse experience ranging from air traffic control to multimodalism. He has recently been recognized as one of the Top 10 Influences of MaaS by Business MaaS Magazine. He began his career in a harmonization role for the UK Transport Department, before relocating to DC eight years ago. Since 2014, Andy has overseen global strategy focusing on strategic partnerships with the world’s leading technology companies. In his role, he’s spearheaded the Mobility-as-a-Service solution to help cities evaluate the benefits of integrated multimodal transport. Andy is on the Board of Directors for the global MaaS Alliance. In his spare time, he enjoys sampling red wine and volunteering to walk shelter dogs.


MaaS Appeal: Proving the Business Case

Ruben Welschen is a Director at SYSTRA Australia. Ruben has over 15 years of international experience on Traffic and Transportation projects covering Transportation Advisory, Risk Management, RAMS and Asset Management. Ruben has a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering & Management, with a major in Traffic & Transportation Planning and Management.

SUE WIBLIN New Mobilities Manager, Keolis Downer

On-Demand Transport: Lessons learned from the Keolis Downer and Via experience in NSW


BARBARA WISE NSW Point to Point Transport Commissioner, Independent Commissioner, Australia

NSW Regulation of Point to Point Transport: Addressing the advent of ridesharing

Barbara is the NSW Point to Point Transport Commissioner, since 1 November 2017 the independent regulator for taxis, hire cars and rideshare services under the NSW Government’s point to point transport reforms. Prior to her appointment, Barbara ran the secretariat for the Point to Point Transport Taskforce which formed the basis of the Government’s reforms to the regulation of point to point transport announced in late 2015, and then led the implementation of the Government’s initial response to the Taskforce report. She has previously worked as both a regulator and in policy relating to passenger transport in NSW. Barbara has more than 15 years’ experience across Federal and State Government, specialising in transport and education policy.

DEAN ZABRIESZACH President ITS Australia and Chief Executive, HMI Technologies, Australia

Welcome from the President ITS Australia

Platinum Members

Corporate Gold Members

© Copyright 1999-2018 Intelligent Transport Systems Australia Incorporated   |   Terms of Use   |   Privacy Policy   |   Disclaimer