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SPEAKERS

Program remains subject to change.

DI FARMER MP, Member for Bulimba and Deptuy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Welcome on behalf of the Queensland Government

Di Farmer was appointed Deputy Speaker to the Queensland Parliament on 16 February 2016.  She is also an honorary member of the Parliamentary Committee of the Legislative Assembly, and member of the Parliamentary Crime and Misconduct Committee.
Di began her working life as a speech pathologist.  She went on to hold senior positions in both the public and private sectors before entering politics in 2009 as the Member for Bulimba.  She held the seat until 2012, and was delighted to be re-elected in January 2015.
Prior to becoming Deputy Speaker, Di served as Chair of the Queensland Parliament’s Finance and Administration Committee.  She has also served on the Environment, Agriculture, Resources and Energy Committee; the Integrity, Ethics and Parliamentary Privileges Committee; and the Public Accounts and Public Works Committee.

PAUL ALEXANDER, Chief Technical Officer, Cohda Wireless, Australia

V2X-Locate: Accurate Vehicle Localization

Paul is the CTO of Cohda Wireless, an Australian based company he cofounded in 2004 with a group of highly regarded research scientists working at the University of South Australia’s Institute for Telecommunications Research. Cohda’s world-class team of scientists and engineers has progressed though the completion of prototype Cooperative-ITS systems, to designing and selling real world products with a compelling advantage. Cohda Wireless has secured revenues in the emerging Cooperative-ITS market through the sales of five generations of its on-board and road-side equipment.

@Cohda_Wireless   #itssummit

DAVID APELT, Chief Technology Officer, Transmax, Australia

STREAMS: Enabling Innovation Through Algorithms and a Platform Ecosystem

David’s career started in Intelligent Transport Systems as a junior software engineer working on an early version of STREAMS.  He was subsequently an Independent Software Vendor and formed two Brisbane-based start-ups that embraced the disruption of the internet. These companies both matured into successful multinational companies.  In both cases, he held the roles including Chief Technology Officer, software architect and lead software engineer.
This year, David re-joined Transmax as their Chief Technology Officer, responsible for driving innovation, product vision and forming the product’s technical roadmap; coincidently at a time when the transportation industry is itself facing the unprecedented disruption.

MICHAEL APPS, Executive Director, Bus Industry Confederation, Australia

Bus Public Transport and MaaS

Michael Apps is the Executive Director of the Bus Industry Confederation (BIC) which represents the collective interests of bus and coach operators and suppliers to promote safety, efficiency, effectiveness and accessibility of bus and coach transport in Australia.
Michael established the National Secretariat in Canberra in 2001 to engage the Federal Government in taking a strategic role in the future of Australia’s Public Transport systems.  Under him BIC has developed a moving people strategy that aims to provide solutions to the nation’s long term transport problems through the development of a public and active transport culture. BIC is recognised as a leading proponent of growth in travel by public transport, as an effective way to reduce the economic, social and environmental costs associated with excessive use of the private car for personal and business travel. Michael is the former Deputy Chief of the Australian Trucking Association and has previously worked for Ministers in the ACT and NSW governments.

ROBIN BARLASS, Director of Corporate Services, Metro Trains Melbourne, Australia

Why A Smart Metro?

Robin started with Metro Trains Melbourne as the Infrastructure Operations Manager in 2009 responsible for the asset management of the Metropolitan Rail Networks Infrastructure. Now the Director of Corporate Services managing a team of 100 across the portfolios of Legal, Commercial and Franchise Relations, Procurement and supply chain, ICT and Digital and Organisational change and transformation – Robin has become very passionate about technology and what it can offer in creating more value for customers and employee’s in a public transport context.
Outside of work Robin is a hobby farmer in the Macedon ranges and enjoys nothing more then heading out on a country road aboard his Ducati.

CHRIS BAX, Vice President ITS Global Strategy, Cubic Transportation Systems, US

One Transport Account For Mobility

Chris is Vice President, ITS Global Strategy for Cubic.  After spending most of his career in the UK and Australia he is now based from Cubic’s HQ in San Diego and is responsible for the development and delivery of Cubic’s worldwide ITS business, delivering traffic and transportation coordination and information services to Cubic’s global customers.
Chris has 25 years of experience in the ITS industry managing large, complex projects in UK, Australia and Asia.  Chris is passionate about establishing long-term customer relationships which combine the best aspects of the people and capabilities of organizations, built on common values, integrity and trust.

@baxieboy1   @CubicTS   #itssummit   #mobility   #transportation   #smarttransportation   #NextCity

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

Update on Technology and Data Initiatives from Transport for NSW

Panelist: Review of Australia’s National Policy Framework for Land Transport Technology | Action Plan 2016 – 2019

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.

MIRANDA BLOGG, Director (Cooperative and Automated Vehicle Initiative), Land Transport Safety, Customer Services, Safety and Regulation, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, Australia

Session Moderator:
Sessions 5 and 6: Transport for Smart Cities I and II

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 4 years, and prior to 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 the past 20 years.

GREG BOSNICH, Director Public Relations and Corporate, Volvo Car Australia

Greg has over thirty years of automotive experience. Having working locally and overseas in a varied number of roles that encompass product, sales, marketing and public relations Greg has acquired significant learnings from talking to people about their experiences when it comes to all things automotive. Volvo Cars has been at the forefront on leadership in safety. Volvo’s Vision 2020 “that no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car” is the driving force for all Volvo Cars employees of which Greg is no different.

@VolvoCarsAus   #VolvoCarsAus   #itssummit

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

Session Moderator:
Session 4: Smart Transport for Australia

Paul is responsible for the various product lines in the APAC region for Cubic Transportation. These include: hardware devices, back office, mobile, tolling and transportation management. Paul has a background in Payments, having spent 5 years at PayPal as Head of Mobile and an even longer history in digital commerce. Paul is a strong believer in consumer driven innovation and expects to see incredible disruption and change for the better in transportation in the next 10 years.

IAN CHRISTENSEN, Managing Director, iMOVE Australia

Australia’s Research and Development Capability

Panelist: Review of Australia’s National Policy Framework for Land Transport Technology | Action Plan 2016 – 2019

Ian is the Managing Director of the newly formed company, iMOVE Australia that will host the iMOVE Co-operative Research Centre.  The iMOVE CRC is an initiative to support organisations in the transport and mobility sector to take advantage of the digital revolution to develop new technologies. Ian led the formation this $230 million centre, which brings together 45 industry, research and government partners in a 10-year industry–led R&D program.
Ian’s background is in manufacturing and industrial marketing.  He also has experience in human and plant biotechnology, and in the management of intellectual property.  For the past ten years his focus has been on facilitating collaboration between industry and research organisations, and during that time he has managed the operations of three CRC’s.
Ian has a science degree and an MBA. In addition to his manufacturing experience, he has also had roles in developing and commercialising new technologies and is the inventor on two patents.

JOHN DAWSON, Section Leader Positioning, Community Safety and Earth Monitoring Division, Geoscience Australia

Improved Satellite Positioning in Australia for ITS

Dr John Dawson leads the newly formed Positioning Section at Geoscience Australia (GA). John was involved in some of the earliest measurements of glacial motion in Antarctica using GPS. His PhD research, undertaken at the Australian National University, was the first to observe and characterise Australian earthquakes from space. John is responsible for the Australian Government’s trial of a Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) which will improve the performance of GPS in Australia.

@GeoscienceAus   #itssummit

KNUT EVENSEN, Chief Technologist,  Q-Free ASA, Norway

Panelist: International Harmonisation of Connected and Cooperative ITS Standards

Knut has been involved in European ITS R&D projects and ITS standardization since 1988, and is the manager for this field in Q-Free. He holds several positions in international ITS standardisation dealing with C-ITS architecture and communications, and lately chairing the European Urban ITS working group. Knut is the European co-lead for the EC in some of the Harmonization Task Groups under the EU-US C-ITS task force.

@qfreeasa   #itssummit

ANTHONY FERGUSON, Deputy Director Traffic and Technology Division, Department for Transport, United Kingdom

United Kingdom Connected and Automated Vehicle Program and Legislative Approach to CAVs

Panelist: Review of Australia’s National Policy Framework for Land Transport Technology | Action Plan 2016 – 2019

Anthony Ferguson is in charge of traffic management policy in the UK Department for Transport. This role includes the development of technology to manage road networks, for example as sponsor of a multi partner connected corridor pilot between London and Dover that is also part of a collaboration with France, Holland and Belgium. A career civil servant, his previous role was managing bus and taxi policy just as Uber arrived. Before that, Anthony managed the Bill which provided the legal powers for the Crossrail project in (and under) London, developed government policy on expansion of airports in the South East of England and helped create the Greater London Authority before the first Mayoral elections in 2000.

@transportgovuk   #itssummit

MARIO FILIPOVIC, Manager – Intelligent Transport Systems and Advanced Technology Projects, Toyota Australia

Toyota – New Technologies and Innovations

During his 27 years at Toyota Australia, Mario has worked in diverse areas such as Manufacturing, Product Development, Regulations & Certification, and headed up the Advanced Planning Group within the Product Planning Division.  For the last 2 years Mario has worked on Toyota’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell program and supported the establishment of Hydrogen Mobility Australia Ltd. Currently he works in the Advanced Planning Division where he heads up the Intelligent Transport Systems area as well as continued responsibilities in Hydrogen Fuel Cell. As the engineering lead of Toyota Australia’s Telematics program during the 2000s, Mario has a passion for introducing technologies that make vehicles safer, cleaner and more efficient by exploiting the latest developments in computers, sensors and telecommunications, matched with Australian talent.

GARY FOSTER, Chief Technology Officer, Rail Safety Systems, Australia

How Innovation is Improving Level Crossing Safety at Lower Cost

Gary Foster is an Electronics / Electrical Engineer with an extensive background in Research, Development and Product commercialisation. He has over 30 years’ experience in delivering innovative high tech solutions, with a particular emphasis on advanced communications, software, systems engineering and mechatronics. As Chief Technology Officer of Rail Safety Systems, Gary has led the commercialisation of an innovative new approach to the active protection of level crossings. By combining existing and new cutting edge technologies Gary has been responsible for delivering flexible, low cost, intelligent solutions that don’t compromise on safety, reliability, availability or maintainability.

TIM GAMMONS, Director Intelligent Mobility, Arup London, United Kingdom

Mobility as a Service: Is it real?

Tim leads Arup’s Smart Mobility and ITS professional services and is a Chartered Electrical/Electronic Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the planning, design, operation and project management of Intelligent Transport Systems, lighting and control systems for the inter-urban, urban and industrial transport environments in the UK and overseas.  In particular, this experience includes strategy development, feasibility studies, business cases and R&D to promote intelligent mobility solutions.
He spent several years in research and development of control systems before moving to the UK Government’s Highways Agency. For the last 20 years Tim has been consulting on ITS strategy, project planning, implementation and operation.  Tim is currently the IET’s Chair of Transport Sector Committee.

JAMES GOODWIN, Chief Executive, Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), Australia

Building Confidence in Autonomous Vehicle Technology

James is a former journalist and news presenter with a professional career in corporate affairs and government relations.  He has a keen interest in consumer advocacy and education, particularly in the areas of transport and safety. He is the Chief Executive of the leading vehicle safety advocate in Australia and New Zealand, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), a not-for-profit public company with 23 member organisations, providing consumers with independent advice and information on vehicle safety through its crash test program. Prior to joining ANCAP, James held the position of Director – Government Relations and Communications at the Australian Automobile Association (AAA). He also held a senior corporate affairs position with the industry body representing the interests of new car and motorcycle brands in Australia, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI). James is a Non-Executive Director of the Board of St John Ambulance ACT and has served as an inaugural Board Member of Auto Skills Australia, an organisation tasked with developing the training needs of the automotive industry.

@ANCAPsafety   #WhatsYourANCAP   #itssummit

MIKE HAMMER, Manager – Vehicle Regulations and Validation, GM Holden, Australia

GM Holden – Some Australian Challenges for Autonomous Vehicles

Mike is an Electrical & Computer Systems Engineer with 37 years’ experience in the automotive industry. He has worked in many areas of the automotive industry in Australia and Europe including Electrical, Powertrain, and Safety Research. His roles included setting up the first automotive EMC laboratory in Australia, computerised fuel injection, rolling code security systems, Intelligent Transport Systems, vision and voice recognition, human machine interface, and driver distraction. During this time Mike set up three Industry Clusters to advance Australia’s progress in Intelligent Transport Systems. Mike’s is currently responsible for vehicle regulations and standards, and is chairman of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries’ Technical Committee.

@holden_aus   #itssummit

RICHARD HARRIS, Director Europe, HMI Technologies, London United Kingdom

Welcome Reception Keynote Address

Richard is internationally recognised as a leading expert in ITS. He has over 30 years’ experience, held senior positions in companies and industry associations and been at the forefront of ITS development and deployment.   He joined HMI in June to develop business in Europe and help exploit the game changing company innovations.
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 organizations continues to inspire and benefit the international ITS community.’

@RichHarrisITS   @HMItechnologies   #itssummit

SUSAN HARRIS, Chief Executive, ITS Australia

Update on ITS Australia Activities

Panel Moderator:
Session 8: Review of Australia’s National Policy Framework for Land Transport Technology | Action Plan 2016 – 2019

As Chief Executive of ITS Australia and a career focusing on transport strategy Susan is ideally placed to translate the benefits that transport technology can deliver to business and the Australian community. Through the global network of ITS Associations and Susan has strong linkages with the international ITS community. Other affiliations include:

  • Convenor of the Austroads CAV Industry Reference Group
  • Victorian Ministerial Freight Reference Group
  • National Transport Commission Industry Advisory Group
  • Space Cross Sectoral Interest Group
  • 2026 Spatial Agenda Leadership Group

@SusanHarrisau   @ITS_Australia   #itssummit

WAYNE HARVEY, Manager Smart Journey Systems, Access and Operations, VicRoads, Australia

VicRoads Innovative Smart Journey Trial Program

Wayne Harvey is the Manager Smart Journey Systems Department, responsible for the management of Vicroads $1bil + ITS Infrastructure and provide a range of professional services covering ITS standards, ITS solution development and ITS infrastructure management at VicRoads.  He has over 35 years experience in road engineering in a variety of roles covering design, project management, information management and asset management. He has a Graduate Diploma in Municipal Engineering and a Master of Information Management and Systems from Monash University.
Wayne represents VicRoads on Austroads System Managers Working Group and is on the working groups for the National ITS Architecture, Standardisation of ITS Technology Asset Management Dataset, Austroads Connected Automated Vehicles Steering Committee, and the CAV program Industry Reference Group.  He also is a member of IoTAA Transport community of practice.

JAMES HURNALL, Technical Director, Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, Australia

Panelist: Review of Australia’s National Policy Framework for Land Transport Technology | Action Plan 2016 – 2019

Since 2008 James Hurnall has been the Technical Director with the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, the peak industry association for the manufacturers and importers of light vehicles and motorcycles, where he is responsible for the coordination and oversight of the organisations activities in relation to technical regulation of vehicles, ITS, road safety, fuel quality and vehicle emissions, and harmonisation with international standards.  He represents the Australian automotive industry in a range of key national and international forums and committees.
James has had a career in the vehicle and automotive space spanning over 20 years with experience in development of standards, working with government on the introduction of new regulatory standards and strategic level policy to facilitate the introduction of new vehicle technology, which more recently includes connected and automated vehicles.

MARK JACKMAN, Regional President, Chassis and Vehicle Safety Systems, Robert Bosch Australia

Automated Driving from the Perspective of the System Designers

Mark has worked in the automotive industry for 25 years the last 17 of those, at Robert Bosch. Mark was the project manager for the first Electronic Stability Control projects on Australian vehicles. As head of the Australian Chassis & Vehicle Safety Division, Mark has been involved in the international campaign to raise awareness of ESC, AEB and other advanced vehicle safety systems.
Given Australia’s shift from locally engineered cars to imported vehicles Mark has led his team to become the ‘go to’ people for difficult projects in advanced safety technologies. This culminated in a landmark demonstration at last year’s ITS World Congress where his team piloted the Australian designed and built Automated Driving vehicle around the Albert Park Formula1 circuit.

KATH JOHNSTON, Manager Data and Analytics, Policy, Planning and Investment, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, Australia

Time to Get Smarter: Data, analytics and collaboration set to revolutionise transport

Kath’s career has led her to specialise in complex congestion problems, a high priority challenge for many cities. Over seventeen years and in Brisbane and London, her work has centred on improving existing road systems, increasing public transport use and helping to inform transport decisions.
She has a Civil Engineering degree, a research Master’s degree and a graduate diploma in public sector management. She is passionate about evidence-based decision-making and in her current role she leads a team of data and analysis experts who provide evidence to inform transport decision-making.
She believes that with practical prototyping, moving in the right direction, anything is possible!

@Kkathj   @TMRQld   @QLDTraffic   @TransLinkSEQ   #itssummit

JOSH KEEGAN, Founder and Chief Executive, World Drone Challenge, Australia

Impacts of Drone Technology on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure

Josh has avidly followed the developments within the drone industry since the first military drones were introduced. This passion led him in 2015, to present at both the Asia Pacific Cities Summit, in Brisbane and the Audacious Ideas Festival in Toowoomba on “How to survive the upcoming drone invasion.”
It was after the second presentation that both Josh and David Masefield (co-founder) found they shared a mutual passion for drones and identified gaps in the industry.  From this conversation they have since founded the World Drone Challenge.
Since creating the World Drone Challenge, Josh has been invited to present webinars to wide range of audiences including the beef and cattle industry and; maths and science students at Flinders University.  He has also written and contributed to a number of articles and has been interviewed on a number of occasions regarding his thoughts on drones.

@josuhakeegan   @dronechallenge   #itssummit   #droneinvasion   #dronesforgood   #worlddronechallenge

RENE LALANDE, Chief Executive, Transdev Australasia

The Future of Transport – P.A.C.E

René joined Transdev Australasia as Chief Executive Officer in September 2016. As CEO, René oversees more than 5,800 Transdev employees that deliver multimodal public transport services across Australasia. Prior to joining 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 senior executive roles, such as including Vice President Operations at both 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. In July 2017, René was appointed as Honorary Consul for Canada in Melbourne by The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

@TransdevAustNZ   #itssummit

PHILIP LLOYD, General Manager Implementation, Transport Certification Australia

Panelist: International Harmonisation of Connected and Cooperative ITS Standards

Philip Lloyd is the General Manager Implementation at Transport Certification Australia, the national government body responsible for providing assurance in the use of telematics and related intelligent technologies.
With over 25 years of consulting, engineering and management experience in the Intelligent Transport Systems industry, Philip’s motivation comes from applying expert business and engineering principles to implement and optimise complex systems, minimising the impact of transport on our environment, and improving our community’s quality of life.
In various roles, Philip has been responsible for conceiving and delivering ITS solutions whose core features, architecture and integration provide powerful platforms for achieving road-user safety and productivity benefits.

@TCA_latest   #itssummit

PAUL MARTYN, Deputy Director-General, Strategy and Innovation, Queensland Department of Science, Information, Technology and Innovation, Australia

Transforming Transport and Australian Innovation Overview

And Panel Moderator:
Session 7: Australian Innovators

Paul Martyn heads up the Advance Queensland agenda for innovation-led economic growth.  He has responsibility for innovation policy and for a range of programs to support growth. Paul has an extensive career across government focusing on working with industries, firms and regions to successfully grow and compete in a global context. He has held senior roles in policy development, regulatory reform, commercial analysis, investment facilitation and program delivery. Paul worked for a decade on innovation and reform in agriculture, with a particular focus on the sugar, dairy and meat processing sectors.  Most recently he has led successful efforts to encourage new investment in Queensland tourism, including in aviation, island resorts and hotels.

@AdvanceQld   #AdvanceQld   #itssummit

ZAC McCLELLAND, Project Leader, VicHyper, Australia

Hyperloop Technology and the VicHyper Project

Zac is an aerospace engineer with an extensive background in construction and manufacturing. Coming from country NSW and living in Melbourne he has taken his passion for connecting rural areas to the city and founded a company based around developing technology that will change the way we travel domestically.

@Zrmcclelland   @vichyper   #itssummit

MARTIN McMULLAN, Director, Connected Journeys, New Zealand Transport Authority

New Zealand’s Digital Transport Systems Supporting Connected Journeys

Since July 2016, Martin has led the Transport Agency’s approach to innovation and new technology. He is passionate about divergent thinking and using big data to provide smart solutions that connect people, services and infrastructure. Martin joined the Transport Agency in 2014 as Zero Harm Manager. His objective was to ensure the safety and health of all our people and to support the Government’s objective to reduce workplace fatalities and serious harm by 25 percent. Taking a collaborative approach with our industry partners, Martin led the introduction of new technology and big data analytics that has made it easier for every one of us to make a real difference in health and safety though the Transport Agency and Construction Safety Council.
Martin has more than 15 years’ New Zealand and international experience in the engineering and construction industry. He has also established and commercialised two start-up tech businesses both in the United States using his skills as software developer. Martin brings an innate ability to harness digital disruption and encourage others to think and act differently to respond to the changing expectations of our customers and to make the most of the transport revolution. He is a registered member of the institute of Directors currently sits on the Board of Directors of the New Zealand Construction Safety Council. Martin also holds an executive role within the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative.

ANDREW MEHAFFEY, Chair Australian ITS Summit and Director - New South Wales, HMI Technologies, Australia

Welcome from the Summit Chair

Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in ITS.  He has led the successful initiation, development and deployment of a broad range of major high-profile advanced transport technology solutions in Australia and internationally, in roles ranging from technical expert through to senior manager.  This has included leading the development of the SCATS traffic signal control system used in many countries around the world.
Andrew is currently Director – NSW at HMI Technologies.  Prior to this he held several senior ITS-related roles at Roads and Maritime Services – most recently as General Manager Intelligent Transport Systems. Andrew is a previous Director of ITS Australia, and has been Chair of the Organising Committees for the Australian ITS Summits held in Sydney in 2013, Melbourne in 2015, and also for this Summit in Brisbane in 2017.

@AMehaff   #itssummit 

BRIAN NEGUS, President ITS Australia

Smart Transport for Australia

Brian is Strategic Adviser for the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) to advise on a broad range of public policy issues affecting the Victorian community.
Brian is an experienced professional and Board member with a demonstrated history of working in the public policy and advocacy industry, with skills in business planning and project feasibility studies, transport operations management, smart technology applications, project management, analytical skills, and Government and stakeholder relationship management.
Brian is the President of Intelligent Transport Systems Australia and he has been a Board member of ITS Australia for ten years. He is a Board Member of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Tracksafe Foundation. Brian is also Chair of the CICA (Collaborative ITS) Group Board.
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, RACV, Deputy Director of Public Transport in Victoria, Regional Director at VicRoads and General Manager of Port Planning at the Melbourne Port Corporation. Brian graduated from RMIT University in Civil Engineering, the University of New South Wales in Transport Management and the Mt Eliza (Melbourne University) Business School.
Brian has a keen interest in initiatives and programs to support community services and improve well-being in society. He 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.

@thinker9998   @theracv   #itssummit

BEN POLE, Chief Operating Officer, Economic Development and Marketing, City of Ipswich Queensland, Australia

The Smart City Framework (Ipswich Queensland Trial)

Ben has been dedicated to place branding, industry advancement, community building, economic development and change leadership for more than 12 years. He currently leads a performance focused strategy and dedicated team to achieve targeted economic, social and profile outcomes for the City of Ipswich.
The Ipswich Smart City Program has been developed as the transformation framework for much of that work, unifying the Council, community and private sector to deliver tangible factors of jobs, growth and liveability.

PAUL RETTER, Chief Executive and Commissioner, National Transport Commission, Australia

Australia at the Forefront of Automated Vehicle Regulation

Paul commenced as Chief Executive and Commissioner of the National Transport Commission on 8 July 2013, and has extensive knowledge of transport and logistics, having held the position of Executive Director of the Office of Transport Security at the Department of Infrastructure and Transport from 2006 to 2013.
Prior to this, Paul was a senior member of the Australian Defence Force. His 34-year army career included appointments as Director General of Preparedness and Plans, and Deputy Force Commander of the United Nations’ Peacekeeping Force in East Timor. Paul was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2006 and was awarded the Australian Security Medal (Australian Security Industry Award) for Conspicuous Service in 2012.

@NTC_AUS    #itssummit

MIKE ROWE, Director Product Sales, Mastercard, Australia

Payments Innovation and Smart Data in Mass Transit

Mike has over 20 year’s history in Payments and Technology innovation from the initial days of e-commerce in Australia through to more recently supporting the Open Loop launch in NSW. Prior to his current role at Mastercard, Mike has worked for a diverse range of technology organisations covering Payments Gateways through to Global Media Entities in senior and executive leadership roles. At present Mike is heavily focused supporting payment innovation such as Contactless Open Loop in Mass Transit and sharing the benefits to the Australian and New Zealand markets.

KAREN SANDERS, General Manager, Real Serious Games, Australia

Spatial Gamification and Transport

Karen Sanders is co-founder and General Manager of Real Serious Games, a technology company headquartered in Australia. Real Serious Games has developed a spatial gamification platform and work processes which assist large infrastructure and training providers to build confidence in the delivery of major projects.  Real Serious Games has provided spatial solutions for many iconic projects and is currently working with an Australian State Government to redefine their spatial planning processes.
Real Serious Games has also launched new initiatives in mobile Virtual Reality education and training facilities.  In partnership with social enterprises, Real Serious Games has delivered game play experiences that allow the user to explore the past, learning about traditional cultures, notably Virtual Wirrane II which drew positive attention from the then Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Karen Sanders has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry having worked as a technical specialist, bringing her expert applied knowledge into the serious games sector.  Karen is recognised as an industry leader in spatial gamification and was published as part of the G20 Global Café.

@RSGkaren  #RealSeriousGames  #itssummit

MAJID SARVI, Chair and Professor in Transport Engineering for Smart Cities, Department of Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia

National Connected Multimodal Transport Test Bed

Majid Sarvi is the Chair in Transport Engineering and the Professor in Transport Engineering for Smart Cities at the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne.
He has over 22 years of professional, academic and research experience in the areas of traffic and transport engineering. His researches are multidisciplinary with international outlook and both theoretically oriented and applied in nature.
His fields of research include a range of topics, including: large-scale multimodal transport network modelling, vulnerability and optimisation, crowd dynamic modelling and simulation, as well as application of the Internet of Things and ICT in transport engineering. He has been the author/co-author of over 270 refereed publications in highly regarded journals, conferences and proceedings. Majid has served on several international research committees, the Network Modelling Committee (ADB30), Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics Committee (AHB45), and the Emergency Evacuation Committee (ANB80) Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the U.S. National Research Council.
He is also the founder and co-chair of the Crowd Dynamic Modelling committee AHB45(2) of TRB. He serves on the editorial board of several eminent journals including Transportation research part C, Journal of Advanced transportation and Transportmetrica. He has extensive industry and consultancy experience. He has worked in consultancy projects in Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Middle East.

PHIL SCANLON, Head of Technology, Asia Pacific and Japan, Solace Corporation, Singapore

Digital Data River and IoT

Phil Scanlon is Solace’s Head of Technology, heading up Systems Engineering team in APJ.  He joined Solace in 2016. Based in Singapore he is responsible for the development and management of the APAC organisation, aligning Solace technology and solutions with customer requirements. Phil has over 15 years solid experience in the enterprise software market. He has worked in roles across the globe, his career taking him through UK / Europe, USA, Australia and Asia.
Phil is experienced in identifying and developing solutions with our customers, and has a strong personal focus on customer satisfaction.  Phil has successfully introduced new technologies into existing and new accounts and has worked across Delivery, Engineering and Sales.

@solacedotcom    #solace      #itssummit

NEIL SCALES, Director-General, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, Australia

Premier Sponsor Note: Transport Technology and Intelligent Transport System Initiatives in Queensland

And Session Moderator:
Session 1: Connected and Automated Vehicles
Session 2: CAV Manufacturers and Global Harmonisation

As Director-General, Neil leads the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), with an Operating Budget of $5.810 billion, Capital Budget of $2.804 billion and managed Assets worth $76.226 billion. Neil joined the Queensland Public Service in 2012 as CEO of TransLink and was appointed Director-General of TMR in March 2013. In 2014 Neil became Commissioner for the National Transport Commission and also joined the Roads Australia Board where he is currently the Chair of Austroads.
Neil is also Deputy Chair for the Australian Road Research Board and board member for the Queensland Police-Citizens Youth Welfare Association. As well as board member of the Queensland Transport and Logistics Council, Tourism and Transport Forum, Roads Australia and the Australian Centre for Rail Innovation. Since 2015, Neil has been the Queensland Public Sector’s CEO Champion against domestic and family violence and in 2014, Neil became Government Champion for the Woorabinda Indigenous community. Neil became Acting Chief Executive Officer for Queensland Rail in October 2016, returning to the Director-General role at TMR in April 2017.

@N_Scales_TMR   @TMRQld  #itssummit

JESSICA SELVAY, Innovation Lead, Ford Asia Pacific, Australia

Ford – Automotive Innovation Strategy for Australia and Overseas

Jess joined Ford Motor Company as a graduate engineer in 2001, and has enjoyed a variety of Engineering roles over the past 16 years, from component design through to full vehicle testing.  Having developed a robust understanding of the operational side of the business, Jess moved into the Engineering Business office where she has managed a number of cross-functional projects across the organisation. In her current role, a jobshare arrangement with Linda Parkman, Jess is the Innovation Team Leader for Ford Asia Pacific.  In what she deems ‘the coolest job in the company’, Jess and Linda are responsible for accelerating innovation within Ford.  Jess believes that an innovative mindset is key to solving tomorrow’s problems today.

STEVEN E SHLADOVER, Program Manager Mobility, California PATH Program, University of California, Berkeley US

Automated Vehicles: Risks and Regulatory Challenges

Dr Shladover has been researching connected automated vehicles since his graduate studies at MIT in the mid 1970s.  He worked at a Silicon Valley company for eleven years before joining the University of California’s PATH Program, where he has held a variety of leadership positions.  Dr. Shladover led PATH’s pioneering research in the National Automated Highway Systems Consortium in the 1990s and more recently has been concentrating on partially automated systems such as cooperative adaptive cruise control.  He has been providing technical advice to the California Department of Motor Vehicles for their work developing regulations for highly automated vehicles.  He chairs the TRB Committee on Vehicle-Highway Automation and is on the Executive Committee of the Automated Vehicles Symposium.

SUZANNE SLOAN, Transportation Technology Policy Specialist, Innovative Technology and Policy Division, Department of Transportation, John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, US

Panel Discussion: International Harmonisation of Connected and Cooperative ITS Standards

Suzanne Sloan contributes strategic policy analysis on each next generation of transportation technologies. She predominantly designs programs for advanced technology projects; and develops and evaluates policy options. She has authored strategic plans, reports to Congress, and policy studies.
Suzanne supports the technical management of the Connected Vehicle Policy Program with the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office. She leads research on Spectrum testing and modeling, security and governance, international harmonization, and standards. In addition to publications, Suzanne has presented on ITS at conferences and universities.
Prior to joining U.S. DOT, Suzanne was assistant director for policy research at a university. She holds a B.S. in Social Policy and International Relations; and an M.B.A. focusing on Economic Development and Corporate Governance.

ANDREW SOMERS, Head of Strategy and Services, Mobility as a Service Australia

Setting the Scene: What we have learned so far

And Session Moderator:
Mobility as a Service and Big Data

Andrew Somers is Head of Strategy and Services and co-founder of Mobility as a Service Australia. Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is an emerging approach that harnesses the disruption impacting transport to create something great for people: personalised mobility that gets you everywhere you to be without needing to own a car. Mobility as a Service Australia is here to make MaaS happen and help Australians and New Zealanders gain earlier access to the benefits of MaaS. Andrew has 15 years of private and public sector experience in transport and a Masters of Transport and Masters of Traffic from Monash University.

CHRIS STEVENS, Managing Partner, Digital Frontier Partners, Australia

Why A Smart Metro?

Chris has had an extensive senior IT and business career across many industry sectors including Banking, Investment and Wealth Management, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications and leading large scale cloud product development for Australia’s largest software company – MYOB.
In his career, Chris has held the position of CIO and COO in Asia Pacific for one of the largest global fund managers – Vanguard.  Previously, Chris held the position of CIO for Australia’s largest directories and digital advertising business – Sensis. Most recently, Chris has led the creation of a game changing organisation; a digital transformation firm ‘Digital Frontier Partners’ aimed at helping organisations adapt and perform in the digital era through a unique ‘diagnose and equip’ approach to transformative change.

MIKE STONE, Vice President, Clenergy TeamArrow (Team Arrow Racing Association), Australia

Clenergy TeamArrow’s Solar Electric Arrow STF and The Road to Commercialisation

TeamArrow has been building solar electric vehicles (SEVs) since 2012, competing in solar vehicle races held around the world, including the World Solar Challenge 2013, Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge 2015 and World Solar Challenge 2015.
As Clenergy TeamArrow, they are now Australia’s premier solar car racing team and will once again compete in the World Solar Challenge 2017, which runs from Darwin to Adelaide in October this year. For this event, Clenergy TeamArrow have completed building their latest solar electric vehicle, the Arrow STF, which is a 2 seater coupe, capable of 150 kmh with a range of 800km between charges.
Michael has a 35 year career in Information Technology (Enterprise software systems), real estate development and financial Investments and has been a member of Clenergy TeamArrow for the last 2 years.

EGAN SMITH, Managing Director, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, United States

US Transportation Technology Advancements

Panelist: Review of Australia’s National Policy Framework for Land Transport Technology | Action Plan 2016 – 2019

Egan Smith has decades of professional experience in ITS and program management and planning. Egan is a registered Professional Engineer, Professional Traffic Operations Engineer and Professional Transportation Planner. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering, an M.S. in Traffic Engineering and Operations Research, and an M.S. in Technology Management. Mr. Smith is the Managing Director of the ITS Joint Program Office. He is responsible for implementing ITS activities for the JPO; and coordination, oversight and evaluation of ongoing ITS program activities.
In the early 90’s Egan worked as a consultant on FHWA’s Automated Highway Systems Precursor Systems Analysis after working as a FHWA Graduate Research Fellow where he researched Modelling Perspectives for the Automated Highway.

DAVE VERMA, Australasian Autonomous Vehicles Initiatives Director, HMI Technologies, Australia and New Zealand

Autonomous Vehicles – Lessons from the edge

Since moving to ITS from the Enterprise Architecture space in early 2000, Dave has been involved in the cutting edge of ITS since 2001, he has held numerous roles as a Project Director along with other senior management positions in both the public sector and private sector and to date with his teams has delivered in excess of 2 billion dollars’ worth of international large scale ITS and enforcement programmes, projects and alliances. A recognised expert in back office systems and infrastructure as well as large scale ITS architecture standards, Dave is currently the director of HMI Technologies Autonomous Vehicle programme across Australasia running multiple independent trials of Autonomous vehicles in a variety of situations.

@davevermanz   @HMITechnologies   #itssummit

DENNIS WALSH, General Manager, Land Transport Safety, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, Australia

Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads: Connected Vehicle Trial

Dennis is the General Manager of Land Transport Safety and is responsible for overseeing the delivery of a range of services providing safety and resilience of the Queensland Transport system in road and rail operations. This includes program management of $0.5B Infrastructure Program, management of the policy agenda and delivery of the community engagement and communication program.
Dennis is a Registered Professional Engineer, a member of Engineers Australia and a member of the Australian Institute of company directors. Dennis has over 25 years’ experience in the public sector working in traffic and transport planning, road safety, road operations and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).  He has contributed to a range of national groups, most particularly Austroads through the Board, taskforces and working groups and is the Queensland Director on the ANCAP Board. Dennis is a Director of ITS Australia Board. He is current chair of the Austroads National Co-operative ITS and Autonomous Vehicle Steering Committee and industry reference group.

DONNA WEILAND, General Manager, Transport Technology Futures Branch, Federal Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Australia

Governments in Australia Integrated Approach to CAV Framework

Panelist: Review of Australia’s National Policy Framework for Land Transport Technology | Action Plan 2016 – 2019

Donna Wieland is the General Manager of Transport Technology Futures Branch in the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.  Donna has been with the Department since 2009 and the Australian Public Service since 1991. The Transport Technology Futures Branch is primarily focussed on ensuring policy and regulatory settings are in place for our future transport system, including: developing a modern and effective legislative framework for vehicle safety; reducing the environmental and health impacts of emissions from motor vehicles; and, preparing for future transport technologies, including automated and connected vehicles.

WILLIAM WHYTE, Chief Technology Officer, OnBoard Security, Inc, United States

Panelist: International Harmonisation of Connected and Cooperative ITS Standards

William Whyte is responsible for the strategy and research behind the OnBoard Security’s activities in vehicular communications, security and cryptographic research. Before joining OnBoard Security, William was the Chief Technology Officer of NTRU Cryptosystems. He previously served as Senior Cryptographer with Baltimore Technologies in Dublin, Ireland. William is chair of the IEEE 1363 Working Group for new standards in public key cryptography and has served as technical editor of two published IEEE standards, IEEE Std 1363.1-2008 and IEEE Std 1609.2-2006, as well as the ASC X9 standard X9.98. William holds a PhD from Oxford University on Statistical Mechanics of Neural Networks and a B.A. from Trinity College.

SUE WIBLIN, Manager New Mobilities ANZ, Keolis Downer, Australia

Is MaaS a Case of the Emperor’s New Clothes?

Sue is a strategic customer and stakeholder specialist with over 15 years’ experience leading multifaceted projects across listed property groups, membership organisations, SMEs and government. Over the last ten years, Sue has worked in new and emerging sectors including active transport, connected communities and urban mobility.  Sue currently manages the New Mobilities business stream at Keolis Downer focusing on on-demand transport, bike share, car share and autonomous vehicles projects.