Next Generation Network Management – Part 2 – Government Perspectives

Continuing our focus on the future of network management this time we’ve invited government to the table. Having heard from industry in part 1 we’re pleased to be speaking with representatives from Queensland Transport & Main Roads, VicRoads, and Austroads.

How are governments collaborating to improve transport network management practices in Australia and how can the ITS industry work with Government to improve transport network management?

Listen to podcast below to hear an in-depth discussion on next-generation network management from a government perspective. Panellists discussed their vision for next generation transport network management, and what are their priorities for moving forward with this vision?


  • Ted Beak, Acting Director (Mobility Policy & Insights) at Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • Chris Coghlan, Acting Principal Intelligent Transport Systems at Department of Transport
  • Richard Delplace, Program Manager – Network Austroads

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You can also review the Victorian Strategic Plan and Queensland Strategic Transport Plan as well as Austroads Network Program.


WEBINAR – 8 AUGUST 2019, 12.30PM-1.15PM

The National Transport Commission are seeking feedback on a consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) which assesses options to manage the in-service safety of automated vehicles.

The consultation RIS examines:

  • The role of different parties in the in-service safety of automated vehicles
  • any additional safety duties that should apply to these parties
  • the institutional and regulatory arrangements to support these duties.

Consultation closes on Monday, 26 August 2019 and this is a chance to hear from and speak directly to the NTC on your thoughts and questions and hear from them on what this important activity will deliver.

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National Transport Commission Panellists:
Rahila David – Project Manager
Marcus Burke – Director Automated Vehicles


Unlocking shared mobility

There is increasingly intense competition on our networks and for kerb-side space. Network management, parking and road-side infrastructure management is a complex challenge in most jurisdictions.

Increasing shared mobility is a proven way to effectively address these issues. In this panel discussion we’ll speak with car-share providers and parking data technology developers to look into how we can work to improve one of the most pressing problems the transport network and our communities face. Parking.

Trystan Eeles – Co-Founder and COO Liftango
Erik Zydervelt – Co-Founder and CEO at Mevo
Elizabeth Zealand – CEO Spot Parking
Josh Brydges – Locations and Transportation Planner at GoGet Carshare



NeTC 2019 Wrap-up webinar

Following the NeTC Conference in Brisbane 5-6 June we spoke with some industry leaders on what was new and on the horizon for our industry in tolling and so much more.

Panelists: David Bolt – Kapsch, Bjorn Crona – Kapsch, Beth Liley – Transurban, Chris Myatt – Q-Free, Mark Byrne  – Transurban



Next-generation network management

Getting the most out of our transport networks is a key focus of our industry and ITS is a fundamental component of innovative network management. This webinar will investigate where we’ve come from and what the next steps are for transport management centres and improving the way we both manage and leverage our infrastructure assets and the technologies that make them work.

Panelists: Chris Bax – Cubic, Johnny Leung – Synergistc Traffic, Jeff Dusting – Transurban and Michael Watts – Transmax.

Next-generation Network Management webinar on May 9, 2019 12:00 PM AEST



Accelerating the implementation of C-ITS to save lives

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DSRC and 5G, the hybrid approach… Listen to our distinguished panel discuss what we can continue to do to accelerate the take-up of these emerging technologies that help save lives on our roads.

Our panel considered approaches to enable a national integrated C-ITS ecosystem that leverages multiple wireless communications technologies including DSRC, WiFi, Bluetooth, 4G/5G and Satellite to enable the best ‘fit for purpose’ element of an overall C-ITS ecosystem.

Jamie Smith – Business Development Executive – Smart Transport  – Telstra Enterprise
Fabien Cure – Chief Engineer – Cohda Wireless Pty Ltd
James Hurnall – Technical Director – FCAI
Dennis Walsh – Chief Engineer – Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads
Stacey Ryan – Policy Manager  – ITS Australia
Andrew O’Brien – Customer Solutions Architect for Energy and Transportation – Cisco Systems


World-first connected transport technology trials in Melbourne


Join the team from the Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem (AIMES), Project Director Majid Sarvi, Chair of Transport Engineering Professor in Transport for Smart Cities, The University of Melbourne. Simon Young, GM – IOT – Energy & Transportation, Cisco, and Scott Benjamin, Technical Director Intelligent Transport, WSP to hear all about their live test-bed in Carlton, Melbourne.

Read up on AIMES.


Safety, security, and privacy – Cybersecurity in a networked city.

What’s your threat model?

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In an increasingly networked world how do we protect systems, cities, and people from cyber-attacks, hacks, and breaches, which will become increasingly important with increased connectivity across the transport networks. This webinar will bring together experts in the field of Cybersecurity.

Listen to Simon Finn, Cisco security architect specialist and Damien Manuel, Deakin Universities Director of Cyber Security – Research and Innovation Centre in discussion with ITS Australia Policy Manager, Stacey Ryan on a vital topic for the transport and technology sectors.


IoT in Australia – listen to THE podcast

9 August 2018, 12.30pm – 1.15pm

The next episode in our series brings together experts in the field of IoT.  We will be talking about the technology, the experience and how these organisations work to bring it all together to enhance the ITS industry, network efficiency and improve customer experience.

We are looking forward to hearing from our panelists, and hope you can join us and come with some searching questions to ask our panelists.

Register now to download the podcast.

Chris Bax Vice President ITS Global Strategy– Cubic Transportation System  Chris is responsible for Intelligent Transport Systems, developing and executing market entry strategies around the globe to develop and grow Cubic’s position in the ITS and Smart City market. Leads the strategic direction, development and deployment of Cubic’s Surface Transport Management Solutions.

Chris Fullelove, Manager Arterials and Device Management – Transmax Chris has extensive experience in developing and deploying ITS solutions and products, and demonstrated skills in managing ITS projects across large road networks for a range of government customers, with extensive experience working both for an Australian transport authority and for Transmax.

Simon Young, General Manager IoT Energy and Transportation – Cisco General Manager for the Internet of Things (IoT) focusing on the Energy and Transportation market and based in Melbourne, Australia, Simon 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.




26 June 2018 12.30pm – 1.15pm

Following on from the June 13 webinar where industry experts gathered to chat about CAVs, join us as we listen to Rahila David, Acting Manager Policy, NTC, and Marcus Burke, Project Director, Compliance & Technology, NTC, talk about their work on the public consultation on safety assurance approach for automated road vehicles.

This reform is a key element of the NTC’s program to ensure Australia has an ‘end to end’ regulatory regime in place by 2020 to support the safe commercial deployment of automated vehicles at all levels of automation.

Read more here: Safety assurance system for automated vehicles.

We are looking forward to hearing about this important piece of work for the intelligent transport industry, and hope you can join us and come with some searching questions to ask our panelists.

If you would like to submit your questions ahead of the webinar, please send them to us via email.

Panelists – National Transport Commission

Marcus Burke is the Project Director for Compliance and Technology at the National Transport Commission. He is responsible for transport technology projects, including developing the legal framework for automated vehicles. He leads the NTC team in examining the regulatory barriers to automated vehicles and developing a roadmap for future reform.

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 also has responsibility for key heavy vehicle national law reforms, including the recent reform of chain of responsibility laws. Marcus joined the NTC in 2011 and previously worked in the private sector, with extensive experience in IT product management.

Rahila David is the Acting Manager, Policy – Compliance and Technology at the National Transport Commission. She is responsible for developing the safety assurance system for automated vehicles. As part of this work, she has travelled around Australia consulting with industry and government to gain input on options for safety assurance.

Rahila was formerly part of the Strategy, Monitoring and Review team at the NTC, and led strategic work on new technologies like multi-modal devices and small automated vehicles. Prior to joining the NTC in 2017, Rahila worked in a range of government policy areas including energy and local government in the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

Register today – places are limited

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Future 2018 episodes:

August – Technology enhancing network efficiency – IoT in Australia
October – Safety, security and privacy – Cybersecurity in a networked city




Episode 1 – Mobility as a Service – What does it mean for Australia?

To kick-off our Shaping Future Transport Discussion Series we are starting with an area of keen interest for both ITS Australia and the transport and technology sectors as a whole.

In advance of our MaaS Conference in Sydney 3 May, and building from our recent work developing a MaaS Research and Report in partnership with iMOVE Australia, we will investigate the potential for MaaS in Australia with key industry experts and analysts.

During the recent second stage of the MaaS Research and Report project, ITS Australia and Institute for Choice have interviewed over 50 key stakeholders across government, industry, and academia around the country.

Emilie van der Graaf – Director, Passenger and Network Innovation Yarra Trams, Aaron de Rozario – CEO, Taxi Services Commission, Parry Serafim, GM Public Policy & Planning, Bus Association Victoria, will all generously give their time to us to discuss MaaS in the Australian landscape.  Their insights and commentary contributed to the development of the research consumer survey, deployed to 4,000 Australians.

Andy Taylor is a strategist with Cubic and an international expert on MaaS who provided much-appreciated advice during our MaaS research activities, and we’re so pleased that he will be in Australia to join the conversation and attend our MaaS conference in Sydney 3 May.

Please join Stacey Ryan, Policy Manager ITS Australia, as she hosts an online lunchtime discussion with key industry experts via GoToWebinar.

Presentation now available to download
ITSA Shaping Future Transport MaaS April



Panelists – Mobility as a Service 


 EPISODE 2: Connected and automated vehicles – implications for infrastructure

Our panelists all generously gave their time on 13 June 2018 to discuss CAVs in the Australian landscape.

Panelists – Connected and Automated Vehicles – Implications for infrastructure

  • Chris Jones is Project Manager – Automated Vehicles at Austroads. Austroads is the peak organisation of Australasian road transport & traffic agencies.  Chris is currently responsible for preparing frameworks for the deployment of automated vehicles across road operations and registration and licensing. Chris sits on a range of steering committees supporting trials of automated vehicles in Victoria and is the co-chair of Austroads Trials and Technical Working Group for CAVs.
  • Jeremy Nassau is Program Director, Strategy Group at Transurban. In the Strategy Group with Transurban, one of the key trends expected to lead to significant disruption of transport is the emergence of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs). Jeremy is currently Program Director leading a multi-jurisdictional program of CAV trials, in partnership with government and industry stakeholders, as one of Transurban’s major strategic initiatives.
  • Ian Oxworth is the Project Director at EastLink. In his role, Ian is responsible for the implementation and operation of EastLink’s 26 toll points and all other ITS systems. He innovates with complex projects such as the current upgrade of EastLink’s tunnel ventilation to a fully automated ventilation-on-demand system and helping to develop standards for the introduction of autonomous vehicles in Australia. Previously, Ian worked with TransLink on the development of CityLink’s multi-lane free-flow tolling system, which was one of the world’s first.
  • Dr. Allison Stewart is the Project Director for Infrastructure Victoria’s Automated and Zero Emissions Vehicles Infrastructure Advice. Allison is an experienced capital projects leader, strategist, and academic. She is a recognised expert in the theory of mega-events, and her work has been cited by the Economist, the BBC, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal among others. She completed her doctorate in mega-project management at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School and has experience working in the infrastructure, energy, defence, and mega-events industries.

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