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Keynote Speaker

Sampo HietanenSAMPO HIETANEN - CEO MaaS Global, Keynote Speaker at MaaS 2019 Melbourne
We’re excited to announce the Finish father of MaaS Sampo Hietanen is the ITS Australia MaaS 2019 Keynote Speaker. As CEO of MaaS Global Sampo defined Mobility as a Service and we’re looking forward to hearing about the growth and future potential for MaaS globally and locally from a true leader in the mobility space.
"I look forward to sharing our journey with delegates at the ITS Australia MaaS Conference and expect to hear a lot about what is happening in MaaS downunder."

Preliminary Program – remains subject to change.

The Hon Melissa Horne MP, Minister for Public Transport Victoria

Welcome Reception: Opening Remarks by the Minister

Minister Horne will welcome all the participants in MaaS 2019 and provide an update about smart technologies being developed and deployed across the state to better manage Victoria’s transport network.

ISHRA BAKSH Executive Director, Mobility as a Service, Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland, Australia

Journey to MaaS: A perspective from the Department of Transport and Main Roads in Queensland

Ishra joined the Queensland Public Service in 2006 and has experience working in the public and private sector environment to drive positive outcomes for customers. She has worked within the Department of Transport and Main Road across strategy and delivery areas, 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. Ishra is currently responsible for the initial establishment and activation of the Department’s future focus on mobility in the transport sector.

CHRISTOPHER BENTLEY Research Scientist, Data61 CSIRO, Australia

Transport Network Insights Using Machine Learning

Dr Christopher Bentley is a Research Scientist in the AI in Transport team at Data61, CSIRO. Christopher researches machine learning methods, and their application to transportation science. He completed his PhD in theoretical physics at the Australian National University. Before joining Data61, he held a postdoctoral research position in quantum physics at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany.?

KIERAN FITSALL Regional Director Asia-Pacific, AppyParking, Australia

Digitising The Kerbside: Enabling cities to manage the kerbside with frictionless one click parking payments

Over 20 years of local government experience in the UK managing Westminster City Councils parking service. At the forefront of advancing new concepts and ways of working to make parking in the heart of London easier and fairer for all road users, and focused on cutting congestion and improving air quality. Innovation drew me to AppyParking, a UK tech mobility start-up, digitally mapping streets to enable cities to better manage their kerbside and provide a frictionless parking experience for users. Our current focus is the UK but my role in the APAC region is to seek out new business opportunities.

SUSAN HARRIS Chief Executive, ITS Australia

ITS Australia MaaS National Reference Committee Update

Closing Comments with Update on Opportunities across 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.

DEVINA HASSANALY ANZ Smart Mobility Lead, Systra, Australia

MaaS Trials in 3 Different Cities: The importance of getting user acceptance

Devina is the ANZ Smart Mobility Lead for SYSTRA in the Transport Advisory Team with more than 8 years of global experience in Technology applied to Mobility. She leverages her global knowledge of emerging mobility markets to develop Smart Mobility projects from ticketing, innovative operation systems, and passenger services. In Europe, she worked for Copenhagen on designing a MaaS solution and with Paris Transport Authority on their next generation ticketing strategy. In Australia, Devina is involved in the development of Future Transport, in particular on-demand, ticketing and MaaS. She has recently led the planning of TfNSW on-demand trial in Macquarie Park. She also developed the Smart Transport Technology Implementation Plan for Adelaide and the Digital approach of the 10-year rail network strategy for DTMR in Queensland.

BEN HAYES Group Manager, Business Performance and Innovation, Transdev, Australia

Operating Autonomous Shuttles: Lessons learned from Transdev’s Armidale project

Ben joined the Transdev team in 2014 and was named Group Manager Business Performance & Innovation in April 2018. In his role, Ben is focused on embedding operational excellence across transport modes in reporting, monitoring and anticipating business challenges and opportunities. He also contributes to growing Transdev’s footprint in operating new mobility solutions, such as autonomous shuttles. Ben is Transdev’s lead for the Armidale Regional Driverless Initiatives, an autonomous shuttle operating in Armidale at the University of New England. He is passionate about the future of transport and offering customers greater mobility choices.

SAMPO HIETANEN Chief Executive, MaaS Global, Finland

International Keynote Presentation: Mobility as a Service – The End of Car Ownership

Panelist: Making it Work: Incentives and behavioural change

Panelist: Wrap-Up Panel Discussion – What are the key take-aways

Sampo Hietanen is the founding CEO of MaaS Global, a fast-growing mobility company from Finland that intends to lead the revolution to change the 10 000 billion euro transportation sector. He is also a recognized expert and a persuasive speaker on the future of mobility and on the power of open ecosystems.

MICHAEL HOPKINS Deputy Secretary, Policy and Reform, Transport for Victoria, Australia

Keynote Address: State of Play

Panelist: Making it Work: Incentives and behavioural change

Michael’s public service career has included more than 25 years in government in policy and communications positions. His policy career has focussed on transport, planning and environmental management, and for the last 15 years he has held several executive positions in government. He has also led the communications functions for a number of Victorian Government departments. Michael is currently acting Deputy Secretary, Policy & Reform of the Department of Transport, the State Government department coordinating the planning, development and delivery of the transport network and services. Michael’s role is focussed on planning for the future network; integrating transport planning with land use planning; reform of markets such as the taxi and hire car markets; policy and regulatory reform; and ensuring the transport portfolio is taking advantage of the benefits of emerging technologies, data sources and business models.

MATTHEW HORN Head of Victoria & Tasmania (Rides), Uber Australia

Panelist: Making it Work: Incentives and behavioural change

Matthew is the Head of Victoria and Tasmania in Uber’s Rides business – as well as the Head of Uber’s Public Transport team for Australia. Having joined Uber in 2016, Matthew previously led the Strategic Projects team for Australia and New Zealand, exploring and operationalising opportunities around new products, new markets and new business verticals.

ANNE KINSELLA Director Digital Products, Transport for NSW, Australia

Integration of Booking and Payment versus integration of Policy and Control: Should Government take on the role of market facilitator through establishment of a MaaS platform?

Anne is a highly experienced Product Leader with over 15 years payments and digital experience.

ROB LAKE Chief Executive, Great Community Transport, Australia

MaaS at the Margins: How will MaaS improve access and mobility for people who are transport disadvantaged

Rob Lake has spent most of his career working in, advocating and lobbying for accessible transport, community transport and the issue and impact of transport disadvantage. He currently manages Great Community Transport, a community transport service in outer Western Sydney. Community transport services have a keen interest in the potential for greater flexibility and improved, affordable, accessible transport options for transport disadvantaged older people, people with disability and others that MaaS could provide.

TERRY LEE-WILLIAMS Principal, Arup, Australia

Mobility as a Service: Transitioning from theory into practice

Terry Lee-Williams is a Principal, Strategic Transport and City Advisor at Arup. Terry joined Arup in January 2018, having previously been the Chief Transport Advisor for the City of Sydney. Over the last decade, he has held various senior executive roles with Transport for NSW, Roads and Maritime Services and a further four-year stint as the City of Sydney’s City Access and Transport Strategy Executive Manager. During his work with the City of Sydney, Terry was responsible for working with key transport infrastructure and services providers to create a more liveable, sustainable and efficient city. Terry led the creation and delivery of Connecting Our City, the 2030 access and transport strategy for the City of Sydney.

SARAH LESLIE Director – Reform | Policy & Reform, Department of Transport Victoria

Session 1 Moderator: Trials, Pilots and Case Studies: Australia and Overseas

Sarah Leslie is a Director of Economic Policy and Reform at the Victorian Department of Transport. The Department of Transport delivers the aims of the Transport Integration Act 2010 (Vic) to ensure an integrated and sustainable transport system.

COLIN LIM Chief Executive, mobilityX, Singapore

Implementing MaaS Bottom Up in a Hyper Competitive Environment: Singapore perspective

Colin founded and leads mobilityX, a Singapore start-up developing “mobility as a service” solutions. Its investors are SMRT and Toyota Tsusho. His previous role was Managing Director, SMRT Services. He also held senior roles in the Singapore Ministry of Transport, Land Transport Authority and IBM’s Intelligent Transport Systems business (based in London UK). As Group Director, Vehicle and Transit Licensing, LTA, he regulated the public and private transport systems. He chaired the Steering Committee that implemented “distance-based fares” across the public transport network. He was a member of the Public Transport Council. Colin graduated from the LSE and Oxford University.

VLAD MARICA Solution Consultant, Fluidtime (Kapsch TrafficCom), Australia

Creating Mass Adoption of a Multimodal MaaS Mobility Ecosystem

As a Solution Consultant, Vlad Marica identifies opportunities to present Fluidtime’s software and aids the sales process by understanding customers’ needs and by designing and proposing the right solutions together with the Architects. Vlad also manages Enabling Service Providers, ensuring the organic growth of both our company and our products and represents the company at events and shows. Vlad Marica has amassed experience in the art, aviation and entertainment industries, where he has led several high-profile transnational projects; he graduated from the Vienna University of Technology with a degree in Mechanical Engineering after specializing in fluid dynamics and green energy.

MARTIN McMULLAN Director of McMullan Consulting

Queenstown and Auckland MaaS Pilots: What have we learned and what is next?

Martin is currently the founder of a mobility related startup and provides advisory services to large technology companies on mobility platforms based in San Francisco. Most recently he was accountable for Transport Technology which includes Future Transport, intelligent transport systems, mobility as a service, national transport payments, innovation and the creation of the Connected Journeys group at the NZ Transport Agency . He is a software developer specialising back end systems and is focused on using software solutions to make the transport system safer, more sustainable and equitable for all by providing excellent user experiences.

TIM MERCER COOK Vice President and Global Chief Technology Officer, Cubic Transportation Systems, Australia

Cities Under Siege: How to contract a MaaS provider and survive

Tim is the Vice President and Global Chief Technology Officer for Cubic Transportation Systems. He oversees a team of globally distributed solution architects supporting business development activities and is the global head of CTS Systems Engineering practice. He has 30 over years of experience in the design, development delivery of fare collection systems around the globe. Tim led the engineering team the delivered the back-office systems supporting the London Oyster system, led the R&D projects that delivered CTS’ first account-based systems, and was the overall technical design authority for the program that delivered the Opal card smartcard ticketing system for public transport services in the greater Sydney area of New South Wales, Australia.

DR REBECCA MICHAEL Head of Public Policy, Royal Automobile Club of Queensland, Australia

Building Personalisation into Transport Planning and Provision

Session 2 Moderator: Changing People’s Behaviour, Governance Models

Dr Rebecca Michael is Head of Public Policy at RACQ. The RACQ is the peak advocacy body for Queensland road users and represents over 1.7 million members covering 50% of Queensland household. In her role, Rebecca oversees research and develops and advocates for policy to promote safe, affordable and sustainable mobility, both now and into the future. Rebecca has worked in the transport and infrastructure policy sector for several years and has delivered a diverse range of research, transport, infrastructure and economics projects and policies that focus on improving transport system outcomes to benefit Queensland.

GRACE ONG Director, Transportation Technology, Land Transport Authority, Singapore

Singapore Land Transport Transformation Journey and overview of the ITS World Congress 2019 Singapore

Ms Grace Ong is the Director, Transportation Technology of Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA) where she plays a leading role in planning, design and implementing of efficient intelligent transport system (ITS). She is responsible for charting strategic directions through value innovation, service orientation and technology breakthroughs to meet LTA’s vision of providing a people-centered land transport system.

Grace lead a number of flagship projects like the Certificate Of Entitlement (COE), enterprise system architecture, Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) system, Electronic Messages Advisory System (EMAS), Parking Guidance System (PGS), CEPAS Car Parking, [email protected] Some of these projects have won several awards for the innovative use of technology.

Currently Grace also spearheading the implementation of next generation Electronic Road Pricing, and champion the trials of a few systems including next generate signal control system, establishing simulation and prediction models for Singapore land transport by adopting artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities.

Grace played an instrumental role in developing the Smart Mobility 2030 which was successfully launched together with the industry. The Smart Mobility 2030 provides strategic guidance and oversees efforts to maximize the use of technology that shape the future of ITS in Singapore so as to better meets the needs of commuters.

STEPHEN OWENS Chief Operating Officer, Intelematics Australia

MaaS 2019 Program Chair

Session Moderator: Opening Session and Keynote Addresses

Stephen Owens is the Chief Operating Officer of Intelematics Australia, contributing to its success for over 10 years. During this period, Intelematics’ has developed market leading product and services whilst expanding its’ reach from Australasia to North America and Europe. With a background in delivering high quality solutions from start-up initiatives through to major transformation programs for blue-chip multi nationals, Stephen has been instrumental in the introduction of innovative GIS, ITS and Connected Mobility solutions into global markets. Stephen is the Chair of the ITS Australia MaaS 2019 Program Committee.

DAVID ROBINSON Customer Management and Sales, Telstra Enterprise

Privacy and Rewards: Key dependencies of MaaS or just nice to have?

A highly experienced Account Executive with over twenty years’ experience in the telecommunications industry specialising in business change and transformation.
He has broad expertise in implementing and managing new business processes, improving client services, business performance, transforming IT systems and culture within multiple organisations. At Telstra he leads an account team that focuses on clients within the Victoria Government transport sector. Their mission is to deliver great client experiences with current solutions whilst consulting on and co-creating solutions for their future requirements.

MARK ROWLAND Associate, Arup, Australia

Mobility as a Service: Transitioning from theory into practice

Session 5 Moderator: 10-Minute Solutions Snap-Shot: Technology and platforms for customers and operators

Mark Rowland has over 15 years of experience in transport and cities planning, including: future mobility, network development, road engineering & safety, network operations, transport technology, and movement & place implementation. Though Mark has obtained technical excellence in transport planning he has challenged himself in other fields, such as: organisational governance and transformation. His experience has included both local and state governments (VicRoads), and internationally with Transport for London. He brings this wealth of experience to Arup as an Associate – Transport & Cities Planning.

STACEY RYAN Policy Manager, ITS Australia

Moderator: Panel Discussion – Making it Work: Incentives and behavioural change

Stacey Ryan is Policy Manager at ITS Australia and has a broad professional experience across the public and private sector in communications law, government relations and policy development. With a particular interest in data and privacy, digital convergence in transport. Unlocking improved mobility outcomes for our communities, particularly as it relates to accessibility and equity.

DR MEEAD SABERI Senior Lecturer, Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI) - University of NSW, Australia

Enabling MaaS Through a Distributed IoT Data Fabric, Fog Computing and Network Protocols

Dr Saberi is a senior lecturer in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining UNSW, he was a lecturer at Monash University, Melbourne from 2014 to 2018. He holds a PhD degree in transportation systems analysis and planning from Northwestern University, USA. He also has a Master’s and a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering. He is leading the CityX research lab as part of the Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI) which focuses on scientific understanding of cities through modelling, simulation, data analytics, and visualisation. His research interests and experience cover a range of transportation areas including traffic flow theory & characteristics, large-scale transportation network modelling, complex networks, pedestrian crowd dynamics and simulation, and urban data analytics & visualisation.

NATHALIE SASSEN Head of Customer Experience and Network Design, Keolis Downer, Australia

Sharing the Findings of the Keolis World Mobility Survey and the Impact of Digital Technology on Mobility

Nathalie Sassen has been working for Keolis for the past six years. As Head of Customer Experience and Network Design her role is to deliver best-in-class mobility solutions to passengers and Public Transport Authorities. This has given her a very accurate understanding of the mobility needs in the different regions, each with its own regulatory and contractual framework, and an ability to innovate to meet their 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 and now in Australia. Nathalie is currently based in Sydney.

ANDREW SOMERS Consultant, Transoptim Consulting, Australia

Moderator: Wrap-Up Panel Discussion – What are the key take-aways

Andrew has been helping make transport smarter to better serve our communities for over 15 years. Following a decade of experience in government, Andrew founded his boutique consulting firm, Transoptim to service both private and public sector clients. Andrew has been involved in many leading Australian efforts to use technology to achieve more in transport, including Managed Motorways, arterial road management, situational awareness and performance management, automated and connected vehicles and Mobility as a Service. His advisory work combines independence with the genuine insight gained through direct involvement in making the future of mobility real. Andrew was proud to help start MaaS towards it current momentum in Australia, but has since stepped back from commercial involvement. Most recently, Andrew has co-founded a company that is adapting technology developed for Automated Vehicles to make roads smarter and safer.

CHRISTOPH STADLER Director Asia Pacific, moovel Group GmbH, Germany

Providing a MaaS Solution in Japan

At moovel Christoph Stadler is responsible for Business Development, Sales, Strategic Partnerships and M&A related to the Asian-Pacific region. Previously, Christoph gained several years experience regarding MaaS when he was the main moovel representative for all Scandinavian countries. Before Christoph joined moovel he worked for mytaxi – the biggest taxi hailing platform of Europe. Christoph has a deep understanding global public transit, smart cities, global public policy/regulatory policy, the mobility market and the start-up industry.

MICAH STARKIS Director, Open Data, Apps and Innovation, Transport for NSW, Australia

Integration of Booking and Payment versus integration of Policy and Control: Should Government take on the role of market facilitator through establishment of a MaaS platform?

A specialist in accelerated delivery, Micah’s unique and deep specialities are across technology, customer and change adoption, commercial and program leadership.

MARK STREETING Partner, L.E.K. Consulting, Australia

Queenstown and Auckland MaaS Pilots: What have we learned and what is next?

Mark Streeting is a transport economist with almost 30 years of experience in the transport industry. Mark has led and been involved in many MaaS and transit payment projects over the past 20 years in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Asia, South Africa, UAE and Brazil. Mark has partnered with NZTA on the development of the national MaaS platfrom. He led the development of the programme business case for “MobilityOS” (the national MaaS programme), prepared an evaluation report for the two MaaS pilots and developed a Concept of Operations to support the national MaaS programme.

ANN TAN Senior Counsel, Ola Australia

Made to Order: The rise of personalised mobility

Ann Tan is Senior Counsel, Governance, Risk Management & Compliance for Ola. Consultant Proven track record for producing outcomes while managing legal, regulatory, compliance and enterprise risks for the organisation. Coupled with broad technical legal expertise gained from a variety of roles, Ann is meticulous in planning and executing strategies against targets based on measurable metrics. In addition to counsel management responsibilities covering corporate governance advice to the board, Ann focuses on implementing structure and continuous improvement processes with respect to risk management, regulatory compliance and knowledge management systems to develop efficiency within a corporate environment.

SOREN TELLEGEN Executive Vice President Asia Pacific, Kapsch TrafficCom Australia

Session 3 Moderator: Accelerating Deployment: How do we make it work

Experienced leader in ITS with a demonstrated history of growing business in the Asia-Pacific region. With 15 years’ experience in Tolling, ITS, Engineering, Complex solution sales, contract negotiations, recruiting, building and leading diverse teams. A Director of ITS Australia since 2012, Soren has contributed to the broader development of the ITS industry in Australia. Soren leads the Kapsch organisation across Asia Pacific and can be found on most high profile infrastructure projects here in Australia such as WestConnex (all stages), NorthConnex, West Gate Tunnel Project, Toowoomba Second Range Crossing, Logan Enhancement Project, and most recently is working with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Road’s Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) Pilot—the largest on-road testing trial in Australia of cooperative vehicles and infrastructure.

MARK ULLAH Director, My Trip Advisory, Australia

Privacy and Rewards: Key dependencies of MaaS or just nice to have?

Mark is an industry thought leader, strategist and entrepreneur who is currently runs a Transport advisory business – My Trip Advisory ( He is passionate about Mobility as a Service (MaaS), Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Shared & On-Demand Mobility and the positive impact that it will have on the safe and efficient movement of people and goods in Australia. Mark gets excited about re-defining ideals, challenging the status quo and helping businesses thrive. Mark is a former member of the Executive Steering Committee for ADVI (Australia & New Zealand Driverless Vehicle Initiative), a former committee member with (ALC) Australian Logistics Council and recently lead the Smart Cities and Urban Mobility growth team at Telstra.

TOM WALKER Senior Vice President and Managing Director, APAC, Cubic Transportation Systems, Australia

Welcome Reception: Note from the sponsor

DAVID WALL Country Manager AU / NZ, Via Australia

Designing On-Demand Mobility Services that Riders and Cities Love

Dave Wall is the Australian & New Zealand Country Manager for Via, the world’s leading provider of on-demand shared ride technology to cities, transit agencies, local and global operators. Dave is responsible for establishing new mobility partnerships in the region while providing support existing Via on-demand partners as momentum in demand responsive transport continues to grow exponentially. Dave joined Via in November 2018. Prior to Via, Dave launched other US SaaS Digital tech start-ups such as xMatters and PagerDuty into the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) markets and also ran Enterprise Sales for Dropbox in APAC. Dave has extensive sales and marketing experience, coupled with a successful track recording in building strategic partnerships and channels to markets.

BEN WHITEHORN General Manager, Randwick Waverley Community Transport Group, Australia

MaaS at the Margins: How will MaaS improve access and mobility for people who are transport disadvantaged

Ben Whitehorn currently manages Randwick / Waverley Community Transport in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney. He also sits on the Board of ACTA, the national community transport peak body and a multi cultural services Co-operative. He is interested in the use of technology and collaboration to extend the exposure of Community Transport and its many benefits, whilst trying to improve access and address the issues related to transport, in highly congested locations. His idea of a perfect day would be spent at the beach or on the water with family and friends.

GRACE WILLEMS Transport Planning and Infrastructure Advisor, Royal Automobile Club of Queensland, Australia

Building Personalisation into Transport Planning and Provision

Grace delivers strategic policy and planning advice as RACQ’s Transport Planning and Infrastructure Advisor. Her career began as an urban and environmental planner at AECOM and Cardno HRP through public and active transport projects, and then transitioned to delivering community engagement for grass-roots and non-government organisations on environmental and planning issues. Prior to RACQ she provided transport policy advice on connected automated vehicles, congestion, mobility as a service, and drones at the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads. And now, through RACQ, Grace advocates for policy and planning decisions which create safe, affordable, and sustainable mobility outcomes.

BEN WILSON Regional C-ITS Product Manager, HERE Technologies, Australia

How an Urban Mobility Index Informs Smarter Transit


YALE WONG Doctoral Candidate and Research Analyst, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, Australia

Panelist: Making it Work: Incentives and behavioural change

SIMON YOUNG General Manager - IoT - Transportation, Cisco, Australia

Enabling MaaS Through a Distributed IoT Data Fabric, Fog Computing and Network Protocols

Simon Young is the General Manager for the Internet of Things (IoT) at Cisco focusing on the Energy and Transportation market and based in Melbourne, Australia. As a member of the APJ Digital Transformation Office, Young is responsible for helping customers define and deliver new digital businesses through go-to-market models and engagement methodologies. Helping customers seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. He leads the Australian and New Zealand team with deep industry expertise, a clear digital transformation platform and a defined set of capabilities to drive measurable business outcomes. Young has driven transformational initiatives across various sales and engineering roles during his 15 years with Cisco including developing and leading the Internet of Things (IoT) business across Australia and New Zealand. Previously, he had also led the Connected Energy and Resources team and spent time developing solutions for the Service Provider market.

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

Welcome Reception: Welcome from the President ITS Australia

Dean Zabrieszach was appointed as CEO/Director of HMI Technologies in Australia in March 2015.  Previously Dean worked with VicRoads, the state road authority of Victoria where he occupied a number of senior positions. Dean also has extensive experience in traffic management and security management, as well as the development of numerous road infrastructure projects in metropolitan Melbourne. Through his work Dean is actively involved in numerous national and international ITS related boards and committees allowing him to provide leadership and guidance in his role as President, ITS Australia. Throughout his career Dean has played leading roles in developing Victoria’s traffic and transportation plans for major events including the Melbourne Formula One Grand Prix, the Melbourne Motorcycle Grand Prix and the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. His involvement has also been pivotal in the deployment of numerous ITS solutions, and the development of business cases for major infrastructure projects such as the Monash Freeway-CityLink-West Gate Freeway project. Dean is also a Board Director of ITS Asia Pacific and the Australian Head of Delegation to the ISO Technical Committee 204 on ITS.

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