ITS Australia Business Networking Event – BRISBANE 2020

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DATE: Tuesday 25 February 2020
TIME: 5.15pm (5.30pm start) – 7.30pm
WHERE: Plaza Room P11, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre – MAP

FREE TO ATTEND. Open to ITS and aligned industry professionals, Members and Non-Members welcome
Registration is essential
Drinks and canapes served

Sponsors: Systra Scott Lister and Transmax
Organised and hosted by: ITS Australia
Registrations Close: 21 February 2020
(Not open to the public)

After more than 50 years of ITS innovation and with an incredibly active, broad, and diverse ITS industry, Queensland is recognised as a world leader in ITS.

With so much of this year’s ITS activity concentrated in Brisbane, it is only fitting that we kick off our annual program of ITS Business Events there. February’s event will begin the countdown to this year’s ITS Asia Pacific Forum, held in Brisbane in May. Join us to hear all about what’s in store for the Forum.


Hon. Mark Bailey MP
Minister for Transport and Main Roads
Queensland Government

Mark Bailey is the State Member for Miller and a former Councillor for Moorooka Ward on the Brisbane City Council.

He was elected to the seat of Yeerongpilly in February 2015 and sworn in as the Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy and Water Supply on 16 February 2015. And in December 2015, the portfolio of Biofuels was formally added to his responsibilities.

In December 2017, Mark was re-elected in the new seat of Miller and was sworn in as the Minister for Transport and Main Roads.

The Minister recognises the significance of his portfolio as a key facilitator for economic development across Queensland. A balanced and efficient transport network across rail, roads, public transport, ports and active transport is crucial for jobs and a prosperous Queensland.

Dennis Walsh
Chief Engineer
Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads
17th ITS Asia Pacific Forum 2020 Brisbane

Joint Presentation: ITS Asia Pacific 2020

Dennis is the Chief Engineer of Transport and Main Roads. In this role he oversees a wide range of technologies including Geospatial Technologies, Road Design and Hydraulics; Pavement, Materials and Geotechnical Engineering; Traffic Engineering Technology and Systems; Structures; and Safer Roads Infrastructure.

Dennis is a Chartered Professional Engineer, a member of Engineers Australia and a graduate of the Australian Institute of company directors

Dennis has worked across a wide range of areas including strategic planning, traffic and transport planning, road safety policy and engineering, road design, road operations and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). He has contributed to a range of national groups and is the Queensland Director on the ANCAP Board. He is a board member and the Vice President of ITS Australia. He is also a member of the Institute of Public Works Engineers Australia.

Dennis is committed to bringing together the skills and knowledge of his team and their partners to embrace new technologies, engage with customers and drive new ideas into action for the benefit of the community.

Rebecca Michael
Head of Public Policy

Joint Presentation: ITS Asia Pacific 2020

Dr Rebecca Michael is Head of Public Policy at RACQ.

The RACQ is the peak advocacy body for Queensland road users and represents almost 1.8 million members covering 60% of Queensland household.

In her role, Rebecca advocates for policy that promotes safe, affordable and sustainable mobility, both now and into the future. With the RACQ future mobility ecosystem, Rebecca plays a lead role delivering smart mobility solutions including the recently established RACQ Mobility Centre of Excellence.

Rebecca has worked in the transport and infrastructure policy sector for several years and has delivered a diverse range of research, transport, infrastructure, ITS and economics projects and policies that focus on improving transport system outcomes to benefit Queensland.

Devina Hassanaly
ANZ Director, Mobility and Future Cities
SYSTRA Scott Lister

Presentation: Innovative Operating Technologies for Electric Transport

Devina is the Director of Mobility and Future Cities for SYSTRA in the ANZ region. She has 10 years of experience in Technology applied to Mobility across Europe, the USA, Australia, Asia and Africa. She has 2 Master’ degrees in Mechanical Engineering and in Transport & Environmental Engineering and has globally developed a versatile profile in Transport technology design & advisory.

Devina has managed international projects on Transport technology advisory in both road and public transport spaces from smart ticketing, innovative operation systems, and passenger services. She leverages her knowledge of ITS actors and transport markets to help develop Smart Mobility advisory projects.

Michael Watts
Director – Strategic Projects and Partnerships

Joint Presentation: Policy Based Network Operations and Optimisation

With over 25 years in the Australian Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) industry, Michael is passionate about the application of technologies to enable organisations to provide improved transportation outcomes, being instrumental in the development and integration of ITS technologies across many of the Australian Road and Transport Agencies.

He has served as a board member of ITS Australia since December 2013 contributing in roles on the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee and as chair of the Membership Committee.  Michael is also active in the organisation of ITS Australia events including the ITS Asia Pacific 2020.

David Apelt
Product Evangelist, Emerging Technology & Innovation

Joint Presentation: Policy Based Network Operations and Optimisation

David Apelt is Transmax’s Product Evangelist responsible for Emerging Technology and Innovation.  David’s background is in software engineering and the application of technology to digitally enabling businesses and pivoting existing business models to provide greater outcomes.  Before joining Transmax, David has taken local Brisbane startups to become multinational companies. At Transmax this passion for technology means greater safety outcomes for the community and minimising congestion.

The speaker program will be followed by a networking session. Drinks and Canapés will be served.

Enquiries to
ITS Australia: [email protected] or Tel: +61 3 9646 6466


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