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THE HON MARK BAILEY MP, Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports, Queensland Government

Official Opening – Overview of Transport Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems initiatives in Queensland

Mark Bailey is the State Member for Yeerongpilly and a former Councillor for Moorooka Ward on the Brisbane City Council. He was sworn in as Queensland’s first ever Minister for Road Safety and is committed to maintaining the safety of all road users on Queensland’s vast, state-controlled road network. He recognises the importance of a robust and reliable road network for all Queenslanders.
As Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply, Mark is focused on delivering safe, efficient and affordable electricity and water supplies to Queensland households and businesses. He is a strong advocate for renewable energy and is focussed on a cleaner, greener energy future for Queensland.
Mark recognises the important role Queensland’s ports play in supporting the state’s economy and creating stronger regional economies. The Minister acknowledges the significance of his portfolio as a jobs generator and the importance of roads, water and energy to business, industry and everyday Queenslanders.

@MarkBaileyMP   #itssummit

MICHAEL APPS, Executive Director, Bus Industry Confederation

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, Program Director Integration, Metro Trains

Why A Smart Metro?


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

Update on Technology and Data Initiatives from Transport for NSW



Australia’s Research and Development Capability


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

HANY FAM, President Mastercard Enterprise Partnerships, United Kingdom

Welcome Reception – Keynote Presentation


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

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


GARY FOSTER, Chief Technology Officer, Rail Safety Systems

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.

PAUL GRAY, Chief Executive, Cohda Wireless

V2X-Locate: Accurate Vehicle Localization

Paul Gray has been Cohda’s CEO since 2011 and has led Cohda’s entry into the automotive Cooperative ITS (C-ITS) and Connected Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) markets and placed Cohda in the number one position for these new markets.  Paul has extensive experience in creating value from new technologies, particularly disruptive technologies.  Prior to becoming CEO Paul was Cohda’s Chief Engineer for 5 years.

@Cohda_Wireless   #itssummit

SUSAN HARRIS, Chief Executive, ITS Australia

Update on ITS Australia Activities and Opportunities for You

With wide experience across transport and business Susan is eager to harness the benefits that technology can deliver to business and the Australian community. Through the global network of ITS Associations and participating as a member of the Board of the ITS World Congress, Susan has strong linkages with the international ITS community, ensuring Australian advances can be shared overseas while also keeping abreast of international developments in this rapidly evolving field.
Other affiliations include: Convenor of the Austroads Connected and Automated Vehicle Industry Reference Group and as a member of the Steering Committee for this activity; member of the National Transport Commission Industry Advisory Group, Member of the national Transport Commission Industry Advisory Group, Member of Monash University Institute of Transport Studies Industry Advisory Board and member of the Space Cross Sectoral Interest Group, established under the Trusted information Sharing Network for Critical Infrastructure Resilience.
Susan has built a career in consulting and in industry to look at collaborative solutions involving government, industry and academia.  This industry experience is combined with professional qualifications including a Bachelor degree majoring in Environmental Management and an MBA from Melbourne Business School.

@SusanHarrisau   @ITS_Australia   #itssummit

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

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.

DOUG HOWE, Vice President Transit Development and Innovation, Asia Pacific, Mastercard

Transport for Smart Cities


JAMES HURNALL, Technical Director, Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries

Panelist: Review of Australia’s National ITS Policy Framework and Action Plan


MARK JACKMAN, Chassis Systems Control, Project Management and Marketing, Robert Bosch Australia

Automotive Tier 1 Supplier on CAV Technology


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

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

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

DICKSON LEOW, Manager Homologation Department, Toyota Australia

Toyota – New Technologies and Innovations

Dickson is an experienced Engineering Manager with over 18 years of distinguished roles in Regulatory Affairs, Compliance, Certification, Homologation and IP Law within automotive, manufacturing and aerospace technology industries with practical experience from Japan and Australia in both private and government sectors.
Currently he heads up the homologation department within Toyota Australia and is leading the ITS technology within the organisation.
Recognized for his passion and decisive leadership, coupled with strong educational background, including multiple degrees, Dickson is a highly effective advocate with proven ability to face challenges head-on and execute optimal decisions.  This skill set is underpinned by a commitment to lead a legacy of hope and inspiration.

MATTHEW LLOYD, Innovation Specialist, Ford Asia Pacific

Ford – Automotive Innovation Strategy for Australia and Overseas


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, Department of Science, Information, Technology and Innovation, Queensland Government

Transforming Transport and Australian Innovation Overview


ZAC McCLELLAND, Project Leader, VicHyper

Hyperloop Technology and the VicHyper Project


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

New Zealand’s Digital Transport Systems Supporting Connected Journeys


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

Welcome Remarks


JONATHAN MYERS, Head of Growth, Innovation and Partnerships, Keolis Downer

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

Jonathan is involved in the development and implementation of Keolis Downer’s group business strategy in Australia and New Zealand.  He led KD’s acquisition of the ATE Group (2015) and was project director for the Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2 line extension (completed May 2016).  He has also been involved in supporting other KD tender responses and is currently involved in the Yarra Trams franchise renewal / extension in Melbourne.
He has a law degree (Southampton Univ), qualified as a Chartered Account (UK) and completed his MBA at Melbourne Business School, winning the Egon Zhender International Leadership Prize (2013).

@jrmmyers   #itssummit

BRIAN NEGUS, President ITS Australia and General Manager Public Policy, Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV)

Smart Transport for Australia

Brian is the General Manager Public Policy for the RACV and is responsible for preparing transport policies and proposals to improve road and public transport operations, road safety, road user behaviour, vehicle safety and the sustainability of motoring. The application of Intelligent Transport Systems to improve roads, public transport, vehicle and pedestrian safety and sustainability of motoring are a particular passion for Brian.
Brian is the President of Intelligent Transport Systems Australia and he has been a Board member of ITSA for ten years. He is also of a Board Member of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Tracksafe Foundation.
Brian brings over 40 years of Government and private sector transport experience to these roles which draws on his senior management positions as Deputy Director of Public Transport in Victoria, Regional Director at VicRoads and General Manager of Port Planning at the Melbourne Port Corporation.
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 Govenor and Chair of the District Community Services Committee.

@thinker9998   @theracv   #itssummit

DAVID PICKETT, Technical Manager, Volvo Car Australia

Volvo – New Technologies and Innovations and Implications for Australia


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

Digital Transformation of Cities and Transport: The Smart City Framework

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 Officer and Commissioner, National Transport Commission

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

KAREN SANDERS, General Manager, Real Serious Games

Spatial Gamification and Transport


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

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

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, Principal Technical Advisor, Technology Innovation and Policy, Department of Transport, Volpe National Transportation Systems Centre, US

US Technology, Innovation and Policy


ANDREW SOMERS, Head of Strategy and Services (co-founder), Mobility as a Service Australia

Setting the Scene: What we have learned so far


CHRIS STEVENS, Managing Partner, Digital Frontier Partners

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, World Solar Challenge

World Solar Challenge and Solar Electric Powered Vehicles


DAVE VERMA, Director Autonomous Vehicle Trial Program, HMI Technologies

Driverless Shuttle Transportation Trials – Australia and New Zealand



DENNIS WALSH, General Manager (Land Transport Safety Branch), Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads

Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads: Connected Vehicle Trial


DONNA WEILAND, General Manager, Strategic Policy Branch, Surface Transport Policy Division, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Australian Government

Governments in Australia Integrated Approach to CAV Framework