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DR GEOFF ALLAN Chief Operating Officer, National Transport Commission, Australia

Australia’s Approach to Regulating Automated Vehicles: Safety Assurance

Geoff is the Chief Operating Officer at the National Transport Commission. He has had various roles in government including working in the Commonwealth and Queensland departments of transport where he has delivered substantial policy reforms. Geoff has a PhD in Public Management, a Masters in Asian Government and a degree in town planning.

LANCE BRAND Senior Solutions Architect, Q-Free Australia

Positioning Technologies for C-ITS

Lance Brand is Senior Solutions Architect at Q-Free, a key supplier of connected vehicle as well as tolling technology in Australia. Over the last nine years, Lance has designed and implemented road user charging and access control solutions in Queensland, New South Wales and Indonesia.  More recently, he has helped deliver Cooperative ITS technology for several Australian projects.  In each project, Lance designed, configured or tested the solution to ensure the highest possible accuracy in vehicle detection, using technologies from DSRC to Automatic Number Plate Recognition to GNSS positioning. Lance holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computing, as well as Master of Business Administration from Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

PAUL BUCHANAN Regional Product Director APAC, Cubic Transportation Systems, Australia

The Future of Multi-Modal Interoperability: One Account for Transportation

As regional Director of Products for Cubic Transportation Systems, Paul oversees the many products Cubic builds to service the transportation industry. These include: urban revenue management devices such as gates, vending machines & validators, mobile applications, back office solutions and integrated traffic management platforms. Based in Sydney, Paul represents these products throughout Australia and SE Asia. Paul has a background in the digital and mobile economy and was previously Head of Mobile for PayPal Australia. Paul originally worked in the music industry and watched it transform as innovation and digitisation disrupted the entire business model. Deciding to join the revolution rather than fear it, Paul began his own company that supplied digital music to telcoes, handset manufacturers and the media. Paul is a passionate supporter for innovation that leads to better outcomes for customers.

DWAYNE BUNGAY Credit Manager Queensland Customer Operations, Transurban Australia

Tolling Compliance and Enforcement: A Queensland Perspective

Dwayne Bungay is the Credit Manager for Transurban Queensland (TQ). Dwayne and his team have worked closely with the Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) to drive best practice outcomes to improve the customer experiences of all our road users.

ANGUS CARTER Project Management Practice Lead, JYW Consulting, Australia

Digital Disruption to the Tolling Industry

Angus is the Project Management Practice Lead at JYW Consulting. Angus has held numerous project, consultancy and leadership roles across multiple entities within the Australian Tolling Industry and has developed a detailed end-to-end understanding from a technology, commercial and customer perspective. Angus has recently been working closely with the NSW Tolling Industry on a variety of initiatives and is involved in a number of ITS related Projects in New Zealand. Angus is passionate about the tolling industry and has a keen interest in the impact that the technology revolution that is in motion will have.

DAVID CLEMENTS Program Director Major Projects Victoria, Transurban Australia

WestGate Tunnel Project

David Clements is the Program Director for Major Projects in Victoria for Transurban. David currently oversees the $6.7 billion West Gate Tunnel Project for Transurban. Other projects under his remit include the $1 billion CityLink Tulla Widening Project, completed in late 2017, and the $400 million Monash Freeway Upgrade, due for completion in mid-2018. He has over 15 years’ experience in the infrastructure and construction industry and has gathered experience on a diverse range of projects including high rise buildings, processing plants and large scale transport infrastructure projects in both green and brown field environments. David spent seven years working in Asia on building and civil construction engineering projects prior to moving back to Australia in 2003. Prior to joining Transurban, David was the General Manager of Southern Way, the Project Company responsible for the finance, design, construction, delivery and operation of the 27km long Peninsula Link Freeway in Melbourne. He was also the Project Director of one of the two consortiums to be shortlisted for the final stages of the $5 billion East West Link Project bid in Melbourne. David has had extensive exposure to a broad range of project delivery models including managing contractor, design and construct, EPC, alliances and public private partnerships. David joined Transurban in October 2014.

PAUL CORKILL General Manager Operations, Transport Certification Australia

Adopting a Platform-Based, Inter-Operable Approach for Road Charging Reforms using Telematics

Paul joined TCA in 2015. Paul is responsible for managing TCA’s operational obligations for the Intelligent Access Program, the Interim On-Board Mass solution and administration of the National Telematics Data Clearing House. Prior to joining TCA, Paul has successfully led the development and administration of a range of licensing and certification schemes through his experience in regulation of the Maritime and Taxi sectors.

JONATHAN COULSON Solutions Engineer, VITRONIC Machine Vision Australia

Road User Charging for Narrow Roads

Jonathan Coulson is a traffic solutions engineer with VITRONIC Australia and has been integral to developing tolling projects within Australia and New Zealand. Since joining VITRONIC, Jonathan has worked on various projects with police agencies, state road authorities, traffic safety regulatory bodies and traffic research institutes. Jonathan has a passion for Intelligent Transport Systems and delivering safer, more efficient and environmentally sustainable transport solutions. Jonathan works with VITRONIC’s Australian and German engineering R&D teams to develop customer-focused solutions for tolling applications to provide valuable insights to our clients in Australia. Jonathan holds a Master of Engineering (Civil), Bachelor of Science (Civil Systems) and a Diploma in Modern Languages for German from the University of Melbourne.

KNUT EVENSEN Chief Technologist, Q-Free ASA, Norway

Urban ITS Standards

Knut Evensen is Chief Technologist of Q-Free ASA. Mr Evensen holds a MSc in Telematics from the Norwegian Institute of Technology. He has been involved in ICT research and standardisation for more than 30 years, from both an industrial and public sector point of view. Mr Evensen has participated in European research from the first framework programme, with more than 20 projects in various positions such as Chief Architect and technical coordinator. He has an extensive career in standards where he holds active positions in CEN, ETSI, ISO and IEEE in the field of ITS architecture and communications. Knut Evensen is Co-chair of the EU-US Standards Harmonization working group on Intelligent Transport Systems. He is also the chairman of the new Urban ITS standardisation initiative, where ICT standards in transport is seen as an essential tool to achieve more livable cities in the future.

ADAM GARVIN Delivery Manager, Toowoomba Second Range Crossing, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, Australia

Toowoomba Second Range Crossing

Adam is the State’s Delivery Manager for the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing. He is a civil engineer with 19 years of experience. He has spent the majority of his career in the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads in road construction, project delivery and program management serving in regional areas across Queensland.

CHARLES GRIPLAS Managing Director, ConnectEast, Australia

Keynote Address: Challenges facing the tolling industry now and in the future from a Toll Operator’s perspective

Charles Griplas joined ConnectEast as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in August 2014. Charles was previously Chief Executive Officer of TT-Line Company Pty Ltd, the company that operates the Spirit of Tasmania ferry vessels between mainland Australia and Tasmania. He was appointed CEO of TT-Line in 2008, joining the company from Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Oceania.


SUSAN HARRIS Chief Executive, ITS Australia

Opening Comments at Welcome Reception

Conference Dinner MC

Conference closing remarks 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.

JAMES HOLBROOK Director of Operations and Integration, WestConnex, Australia

WestConnex Project and Tolling Update

James has over 20 years’ experience in design, engineering and construction of major infrastructure projects and has been involved in the WestConnex project since mid-2014, initially as a consultant and then as the Senior Technical Manager New M5 since January 2016 to mid 2017. During this time, James was involved in all phases of the New M5, from project definition, scope development, transaction and design and construction delivery. Projects James has worked on previously include the London Heathrow Airport expansion, Sydney Metro, Qantas Airports, and the planning for the Northern Beaches Hospital. James commenced his engineering career in major tunnelling infrastructure, working on the London Underground Jubilee Line Extension. James’ current role is to lead the SMC Operations and Integration team with the purpose of enabling the integration and successful operation of all the WestConnex Stages.

PADRAIG KENNY Head of Road Pricing Consulting, Arup Ireland

Interoperability: An Open Systems Design for Road Pricing – With reference to the Irish experience and lessons learnt

Pádraig is the global leader of Arup’s Road Pricing business, with responsibility for advisory and consulting services in tolling, road user charging, congestion charging and interoperability for clients around the world, including strategy formulation, scheme design, procurement, implementation and operations management. He has worked in digital technology for almost 40 years in software, telecoms, telematics and ITS, and for 15 years he was an expert adviser in Brussels on all aspects of EU Digital policy, including the Digital Single Market, cyber security and cloud computing. In 2005 Pádraig led the implementation and operation of Ireland’s first tolling interoperability hub, the Information Exchange Agent (IEA). Since 2013 he has been a trusted adviser to Transport Infrastructure Ireland on the management and evolution of its Irish tolling operations, including the implementation and operation of the second generation interoperability hub.

DICKSON LEOW Principal Technology Leader, Australian Road Research Board, Australia

Trialing of Semi-Autonomous Vehicles and Connected-ITS on the EastLink Tollway

Dickson Leow is the Principal Technology Leader at Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) within the Future Transport Technology Team. Dickson has over 19 years’ experience in Homologation, Regulatory Affairs, Compliance, Certification, ITS / CAV, Vehicle Product and IP Law, in both private and government sectors. Dickson is an active committee member of ISO for Intelligent Transport System as well as Standards Australia IT-023. His focus at ARRB will be facilitating the integration of automated and connected vehicle technologies with infrastructure. Dickson will manage the VicRoads funded project ‘Operational deployment of Semi-AVs & C-ITS on Eastlink’ phase-2 and phase-3 which is a partnership between ARRB, ConnectEast and LaTrobe University.

JEREMY NASSAU Senior Manager Strategic Initiatives, Transurban Australia

Insights from Transurban’s CAV Trial Program

Transurban’s CAV Trial Program includes both on-road trials and community research activities in Australia and the US. Join us for an update and insights.

The emergence of increasingly connected and automated vehicles will lead to fundamental changes to roads, transport, and cities.  To learn how to best prepare for these changes, Transurban is conducting a broad program of trials together with government and industry partners across Australia and the US. This presentations will outline the results of on-road trials, community research activities, and the insights and implications for road owners and operators.

DENNIS POZZOBON ITS General Manager, Transurban, Australia

Conference Dinner Sponsor Note


MARK RICHARD Customer Analytics Lead, Transurban, Australia

One Size Does Not Fit All

Mark Richard leads the Customer Analytics team at Transurban, an ASX Top 20 company that manages and develops urban toll road networks in Australia and the United States of America. He has 15 years’ experience at Transurban understanding their business practices, systems and data contained within. Mark specialises in analysing data and extracting observations and insights that can be used to improve the customer experience.

MARK ROBINSON Billing and Credit Manager, ConnectEast, Australia

EastLink Compliance

Mark Robinson has held management positions at both Transurban and ConnectEast spanning 17 years, principally in the areas of revenue realisation, customer service and compliance. Mark is currently responsible for billing, collections, logistics, customer communications and enforcement for the Eastlink toll road.

MONICA RYU Partner, L.E.K. Consulting, Australia

Exploring the Pathway to Mobility as a Service for Tolling Operators

Monica Ryu is a Partner in L.E.K. Consulting’s Transport and Travel practice based in Sydney and also the Global Co-Head of the New Mobility practice. She has also worked for several years in L.E.K.’s Boston office. Monica offers her clients over 20 years’ experience consulting to the public and private sector in surface transport, freight and logistics, aviation, and infrastructure. Her projects cover strategy development, forecasting, competitive differentiation, business model development, organizational design, M&A advisory support, and strategy activation and implementation. Monica is also a leader in New Mobility, advising the public sector on the commercial and market implications of new mobility and transport innovation. Her projects have covered strategic design, business and operating model transformation and the implementation of innovative business models.

SERGIO SANCHEZ Integration Manager, SICE Australia

Tolling Back Office System Implementation: Lessons learnt

Sergio has been involved in the Intelligent Transportation System and Electronic Toll Collection business for the last 13 years, he has been part of the team in charge to deliver the toll rating engine installed in Eastlink back in 2008 and the BackOffice systems in NeaOdos, Greece (2011). More recently, he has been the technical lead for the delivery of the tolling back office replacement installed in Eastlink in 2017 (which is the topic of his presentation).

TIMOTHY SCOTT TRARM Release 2 Project Manager, SICE Australia

Delivering Innovation into one of the Biggest Networks in Australia: TRARM tolling project in Sydney

Timothy is an accomplished young professional in the ITS industry and was the recipient of the ITS Australia’s Young Professional Award for 2015. As a young Project Manager, Timothy prides himself on his fresh perspective and is excited by applying cutting edge project management methodologies. He is focussed on delivering more than a technical solution to clients and is fast establishing a reputation for providing a client experience that exceeds the needs of all parties.

DANIEL SHERIDAN Strategy Manager, Transurban, Australia

Assessing Telematics Data Flows for Commercial Tolling

Daniel is a Strategy Manager for Transurban, based in Melbourne where he is a graduate of International Business at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and MBA candidate at Monash University. He has extensive experience in engaging with government stakeholders and commercial customers, delivering innovation and value across various sectors including transport, resources and petroleum. He is the Project Director for Transurban’s Commercial GPS Tolling initiative.

MICHAEL SMYTH Chairperson MOU Group Technical and Policy Committee, and National Billing Manager, Transurban, Australia

MOU Update – Challenges for the Tolling Industry

Michael is a National Billing Manager, and is the current chairperson of the MOU’s Technical & Policy committee. He began his career within the Worksafe industry where he grew into both Operational and Credit Management roles. Spanning a career of 15yrs in the Worksafe sector, which also included moves to and from a number of Accounting and Auditing firms, he then joined Transurban in 2010 as CityLink Billing manager. As Transurban continued to grow, so too did he, moving into his current role.

ANN TAYLOR Manager Transport System Governance, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, Australia

Toowoomba Second Range Crossing

Ann is the Manager of Transport System Governance for the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads. Ann has extensive experience in commercial project assessment, policy development and implementation, governance and contract management across the ports, rail, water and toll road sectors having worked for Queensland Treasury, Queensland Treasury Corporation, the Department of Natural Resources and Mines, the Queensland Water Commission and the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

SILJE TROSETH General Manager, Q-FREE Australia and Co-Chair NeTC 2018

Sponsor Note at the Welcome Reception

BRADLEY TUBB Director Transport System Governance, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, Australia

Tolling Compliance and Enforcement: A Queensland perspective

Brad has over 30 years’ experience in the Australian and Queensland governments in areas including intellectual property, innovation, energy, road use policy, development impact policy, road system policy, major project facilitation, transport corridor management, roads information, accreditation, commercial policy and government owned corporations. He has been with Transport and Main Roads for the last 20 years and in his current role Brad’s major responsibilities involve toll roads and tolling policy.

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

Major Sponsor Note – Cubic Transportation Systems

LARS WESTERFUR Solution Consultant, Kapsch TrafficCom Australia

The Road to a Combined High-End Video and Vehicle Classification Technology

Lars is a System Engineer working as a Solution Consultant at Kapsch TrafficCom in the APAC region. The role involves definition and development of customer tailored ETC and ITS solutions in the region. Lars is originally from Sweden and is based in Melbourne since 5 years. He has a Master of Science degree and 13 years’ experience in the Intelligent Transport Systems industry. During his seven years at Kapsch, Lars has worked on numerous ETC and ITS projects in Australia and South Africa. Before joining Kapsch, he worked with the roll out of a nationwide Speed Enforcement System in Sweden.

SCOTT WILSON Director, D'Artagnan Pacific, New Zealand

The Future of Road Funding and Charging: What jurisdictions have got this right?

Scott has 18 years’ experience in transport strategy, policy and regulatory advice, working as a consultant and previously in the public sector. He has had experience with clients in Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, Ireland, Europe, the Middle East and Hong Kong across road, rail, air and space sectors. He specialises in advising on strategy, policy, regulation and governance for road pricing and tolling. In particular he has experience in leading road pricing and tolling studies from the high level strategic assessment of objectives and options, through to the detailed planning of policy, business rules, institutional design, business case development and implementation advice. Since he joined D’Artagnan, he was been advising Main Roads Western Australia and the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development on heavy vehicle road user charging, and the New Zealand Ministry of Transport on the Auckland Smarter Transport Pricing Project.

REX WRIGHT General Manager, Interlink Roads, Australia

Lucky Door Prize Draw, sponsored by Interlink Roads

HENRY WU Director, JYW Consulting, Australia

Digital Disruption to the Tolling Industry

Henry has provided significant management consulting, commercial procurement management and digital technical advisory services across a wide range of complex technology projects, businesses and systems associated to: Mobility as a Service, Smart Public Transport Systems, Automatic Fare Collection System, Smart Motorways, Road User Charging / Tolling, Transport Management Centre, Smart Transport Data Analytics, Asset Management System, Operation Management and Control System (SCADA) System and others. Henry formed JYW Consulting in 2005 to provide transportation focused technology consulting services and was instrumental in leading his team in sharing his vision and commitment, resilience and decisiveness, communications and collaboration that transformed the business as one of Australasia’s leading ITS Consulting firm exporting services across Asian Pacific, Europe and most recently UK.

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