Speakers

Plenary & Executive SessionsBreak-Out Sessions
  • Amit Trivedi

    CHAD Pilot Lead, Department of Transport and Main Roads

  • Andras Csepinszky

    Director, Advanced Automotive Technology, NNG

  • Andrew Mehaffey

    Director NSW, HMI Technologies

  • Beth Kigel

    National practice leader, intelligent transportation systems and vice president, HNTB Corporation

  • Brian Negus

    Chairman, CICA Group

  • Carol Schweigher

    President, Schweiger Consulting LLC

  • Chen Cai

    Research Group Leader, Transport Analytics, Data61 CSIRO

  • Chris Bennetts

    Executive Director, Transport for NSW

  • Chris Woods

    Regional President, Chassis System Control Division, Bosch Australia

  • Dean Zabrieszach

    CEO HMI Technologies and President ITS Australia

  • Dennis Walsh

  • Donald Mackay

    Principal Advisor, Passenger Transport Planning, Department of Transport and Main Roads

  • Fred Curtis

    Vitronic

  • Gillian Miles

    Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner, National Transport Commission

  • Glenn Toms

    CEO RACQ Assistance

  • Ishra Baksh

    Executive Director - MaaS, Department of Transport and Main Roads

  • Jacob Bangsgaard

    Chief Executive Officer, ERTICO

  • John Wall

    Program Manager Future Vehicles, Austroads

  • Julien Broadbent

    Founder & CEO of AEV Robotics

  • Matt Higgins

    Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, QLD Government

  • Megan Bourke-O’Neil

    Deputy Secretary, Policy & Innovation - Department of Transport, Victoria

  • Michael Milford

    QUT Robotics

  • Mike Lenne

    Chief Scientist, Seeing Machines

  • Miranda Blogg

    Director | Cooperative and Automated Vehicle Initiative (CAVI)

  • Neil Scales

    Director General, Chief Executive Officer and Chair, Department of Transport & Main Roads

  • Pascal Labouze

    Executive Director Operational Systems, Transport for NSW

  • Peter Colacino

    Chief of Policy and Research, Infrastructure Australia

  • Peter Sweatman

  • Russell Shields

    Chair - Ygomi LLC and CEO - RoadDB LLC

  • Sal Pettricitto

    Chief Executive Officer of the NHVR

  • Samantha Cockfield

    TAC

  • Steve Dellenback

    Vice President R&D, Southwest Research Institute

  • Stuart Ballingall

    Executive General Manager, TCA

  • Susan Harris

    CEO, ITS Australia

  • Tang Wai Leung

    Deputy Commissioner for Transport, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

  • Walter Weber

    Managing Director, netBI

Amit Trivedi

CHAD Pilot Lead, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Amit Trivedi has over 25 years’ experience directing and managing risk, assurance and HSEQ management systems. His experience extends to the oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and transport sectors; with dual qualifications in Engineering, he is well positioned to address organisational risks through engineering, regulation and compliance. Since joining the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) in 2006, Amit has been instrumental in delivering TMR’s rail safety regulatory functions, including drafting a business case which selected European Train Control System Level 2 as the preferred train control system for the South East Queensland rail network. Currently, Amit leads TMR’s Connected and Highly Automated Driving (CHAD) pilot with an objective to assess safety benefits and impacts of introducing automated vehicles on Queensland roads. To deliver the CHAD pilot Amit received extensive hands on training in France while building, calibrating and testing TMR’s level 4 Connected and Automated Vehicle, known as ZOE2. What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you? Getting MORE out of LESS or the SAME. MORE – responsiveness, safety, resilience, sustainability, accessibility, efficiency. LESS – human and/or capital resources. SAME – network. Why are you excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2020? It is an exciting time to witness how innovation is rapidly shaping our communities. The current innovation revolution promises to influence every aspect of our lives. Recent innovations in telecommunication, low power application specific computer chips, sensors and software technologies driven by artificial intelligence has opened up new possibilities in almost every industry sector. I am excited to hear from researchers, experts and policy makers on how, we as a community, are preparing for the fast paced change coming our way in the transport sector. Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years? Over the next decade we will start seeing connected and highly automated vehicles (level 4) commercially available, first on our highways and then gradually expanding their area of operation. These vehicles are likely to become part of the MaaS ecosystem in selected geofenced locations. We will also start seeing current conceptual Personal Rapid Transit systems being implemented and integrated within the broader transportation mix. From the freight transportation perspective we are likely to see dedicated automated prime movers connecting major ports to nearby freight hubs.

Andras Csepinszky

Director, Advanced Automotive Technology, NNG

Andrew Mehaffey

Director NSW, HMI Technologies

Beth Kigel

National practice leader, intelligent transportation systems and vice president, HNTB Corporation

Beth Kigel, HNTB Corporation, serves as national practice leader, intelligent transportation systems and vice president. She is based in HNTB’s Miami office.

Kigel is a global thought-leader in new mobility and smart city ecosystems and assists transportation agencies, cities and regions in developing smart and connected infrastructure solutions.

Kigel is active in numerous industry associations, including ITS World Congress Board of Directors; Freight Mobility Research Institute Advisory Board for Florida Atlantic University; Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; chair of the Autonomous Florida Program; Leadership Florida where she served as Chair, Board of Directors 2017-2018; the Florida Transportation Commission, appointed by Gov. Rick Scott, from 2012-2019; and more.

She received the 2018 Leadership and Innovation Award, presented at the Florida Automated Vehicle Summit. Kigel also is a published author in the Florida Engineering Society Journal, contributing an article, “Florida’s Global Competitiveness: Where do Autonomous Vehicles Fit In?” in 2017.

Brian Negus

Chairman, CICA Group

Brian is a highly experienced and motivated board member and leader. Brian is Chairman of the CICA Group; Ambassador, Board Member, and Immediate Past President, of Intelligent Transport Systems Australia; and a Board Member of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He holds qualifications in Civil Engineering, Transport and Traffic Engineering and Executive Management. Brian is also a Club Melbourne Ambassador for the Melbourne Convention Centre.

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 at RACV, Deputy Director of Public Transport in Victoria, Regional Director at VicRoads and General Manager of Port Planning at the Melbourne Port Corporation.

Brian 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. He is Director of Membership for the Club.

Carol Schweigher

President, Schweiger Consulting LLC

Carol Schweiger, President of Schweiger Consulting and Chairperson of the New England Intelligent Transportation Society, has 40 years of experience, and is nationally and internationally recognized in transportation technology consulting. Her wide-ranging and in-depth expertise is in several specialty areas including technology strategies for public agencies; public transit technology, traveler information strategies and systems, and systems engineering. Ms. Schweiger has provided over 60 transportation agencies with technology technical assistance including a focus on equity and accessibility. Ms. Schweiger serves as Co-Chair of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Emerging and Innovative Public Transport and Technologies, member of the Program Committee of the ITS World Congress, TRB ITS Committee and TRB Forum on Preparing for Automated Vehicles and Shared Mobility, and a Charter Member of the Public Transportation Systems and Services (PTSS) Committee of ITS America.

Chen Cai

Research Group Leader, Transport Analytics, Data61 CSIRO

The Transport Analytics group is Data61’s research and development arm for providing data-driven solutions for smart planning, implementation and management of infrastructure and future transport. The group connects with 31 government bodies, 91 corporate companies and 29 universities in Australia. Chen co-founded the group in 2013 and led it to grow into one of Australia’s leading research units of data science in transport.

Chen has been a board director of ITS Australia since 2017. He is on ITS Australia Membership Committee and the Policy Committee. He is a program committee member of the ITS Asia Pacific 2020 conference and the ITS World Congress 2020.

Chris Bennetts

Executive Director, Transport for NSW

Chris is the Executive Director, Digital Products Delivery for the Customer Technology and Services Division at Transport for NSW.

The Digital Products Delivery branch leads customer facing digital transformation and innovation to improve the customer experience for Transport customers. Chris leads the Future Transport program, Open Data and Apps program, Customer Feedback Systems, the Opal customer experience and product roadmap, the Digital Accelerator, and customer facing digital initiatives. Chris also leads external relationships with industry and the startup community, to drive innovation.

Earlier this year, Chris was a recipient of the Public Service Medal in the Australia Day Honours List.

Prior to joining Transport, Chris spent 15 years leading technology product development at companies including Nokia and Hewlett-Packard.

Chris Woods

Regional President, Chassis System Control Division, Bosch Australia

Dean Zabrieszach

CEO HMI Technologies and President ITS Australia

Dean was appointed to the position of CEO/Director of HMI Technologies in Australia in March 2015 and is currently representing Australia (and Melbourne) on a number of groups as follows:

  • a Board Member and President of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Australia,
  • a Board Member and Chair of the ITS Asia Pacific Board of Directors,
  • a member of the ITS World Congress International Program Committee,
  • the Australian Head of Delegation and Vice Chair on the International Standards Organisation Technical Committee 204 (ISO TC 204) for Intelligent Transport Systems,
  • the Chair of Australian Standards Committee IT-023 for Intelligent Transport Systems, and
  • a Club Melbourne Ambassador.

Prior to joining HMI Technologies, Dean worked with VicRoads, the state road authority of Victoria, from 1984 to 2015, in a number of senior positions including Manager Program Development, Manager Maintenance Program, Manager Intelligent Transport Systems, Director Road User Services and Director Road Operations.

As President of ITS Australia, Dean continues, to push for member value across all aspects of the operations of ITS Australia; gender, cultural and capability diversity in the activities of ITS Australia; and to represent the organisation professionally and ethically both nationally and internationally as it continues to be one of the best ITS National Associations in the world.

Dennis Walsh

Q1: What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?

Creating more liveable communities is what gets many of us out of bed in the morning. Innovation in transport technologies is already delivering direct benefits for our communities, from providing safer mobility, to more convenient travel, and low-emission transport options. I’m excited to see what else we can improve in the future.

Q2: Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2020?

The forum is a fantastic opportunity to create new connections and ‘plug’ into the activity and innovation in transport technology happening right now across our Asia Pacific region. I am also excited to welcome delegates to Brisbane and share some of our new developments in ITS and smart mobility solutions.

Q3: Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?

Our industry will continue to play a lead role in addressing liveability challenges, like the road toll, traffic congestion, and vehicle emissions. I also believe the deployment of connected automated mobility will be a key enabler for new services and solutions that help to address these challenges and bring about a new era of safer, cleaner and easier travel.

Donald Mackay

Principal Advisor, Passenger Transport Planning, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Donnie Mackay was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and relocated to Brisbane in 2004.Donnie is a transport planner working in the Passenger Transport Planning team of Transport and Main Roads in Queensland. With over 12 years of experience in transport planning in Queensland, he has specialised in a variety of areas including active transport, public transport network planning and major event planning. He has led projects across each of these areas to produce strategic as well as detailed operational plans.

He was heavily involved in planning and operations for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games an event which highlighted the importance of taking an inclusive approach to transport planning and operations. He began work on the Inclusive Mapping Project with Briometrix in 2019.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
Harnessing the best in creative thinking and technology to offer a high level of mobility to everyone in the community.

Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2020?
“I think the Inclusive Mapping Pilot – and approaches similar to this – shine a light on the incredible work being done directly involving people with disabilities to help shape better, more inclusive transport systems.”

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
Increasingly embedded into all transport practices. Hopefully.

Fred Curtis

Vitronic

Gillian Miles

Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner, National Transport Commission

Gillian Miles is Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner at the National Transport Commission.

Gillian leads reform through collaboration, with a leadership style that encourages innovation and continuous improvement to deliver the best policy outcomes.

With more than 30 years’ experience in state and local government, Gillian has delivered reform projects across several portfolios including strategy and performance, policy and operations.

Gillian has fostered partnerships across government and industry having worked in leadership roles at Transport for Victoria, City of Greater Geelong, Transport Accident Commission, Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure (Victoria), Department of Planning and Community Development (Victoria) and VicRoads.

Gillian has a Bachelor of Education, Master of Letters and Doctor of Business Administration.

Glenn Toms

CEO RACQ Assistance

Glenn Toms is the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer of RACQ (The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland Limited). He will lead the Group Executive and RACQ in the transitional period before the new Group CEO, David Carter, joins the organisation in early 2020. During the first three months of 2020, Glenn’s focus will be to work with the Board and the Group Executive in the development of the FY21 strategic plan and budget, with the intention that these important pieces of work are complete before the commencement of the new Group CEO.

Glenn’s nominal role is the Chief Executive Officer Assistance, with responsibility for the broader Assistance and Lifestyle businesses at RACQ. Over the coming months, he will continue to support the Assistance executive team to ensure this business line runs smoothly while he is in the Acting Group CEO role. Glenn leads a large team that provides members with a diverse range of core products including roadside assistance, home assistance, motoring, travel agency, lifestyle, recovery and incident management businesses. He is responsible for the 24/7 operations of RACQ and a range of commercial motoring businesses. This is achieved through an extensive network of staff, contractors, call centres and physical infrastructure across the state providing all in-field services to members and a range of commercial clients. He has 30 years’ extensive commercial experience in assistance, operations and logistics. He is Chairman of RACQ Autoglass Pty Ltd, a Director of Australian Club Consortium Pty Ltd, ACC CAD Pty Ltd, Members Travel Group Pty Ltd and Club Assist Corporation Pty Ltd. Glenn is also Chairman of the Corporate Advisory Board for the Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors.

 

Q1: What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?

Intelligent Transport Systems are both an opportunity and a challenge as these technologies are creating a fundamental shift in our member’s transport needs and expectations- moving from motoring, to mobility. Improved liveability is emerging from this shift as we see an increased uptake of technology that improve road safety outcomes. As a business, the changing technology and mobility preferences of our members challenges us to remain relevant and to continue to offer products and services that meets their needs, and supports the Queensland communities they live in.

Q2: Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2020?

RACQ is at the forefront of transformation as we look to how emerging mobility trends and technologies can improve the experiences, service and products we provide to members. The ITS Asia Pacific Forum is a fantastic way to discover where the industry is going and also to showcase to the world that RACQ is leading and delivering successful initiatives that leverage these changes.

Q3: Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?

In the short to medium term, the intelligent transport industry will facilitate our transport to be safer, through the introduction of new vehicle and infrastructure technologies; more sustainable with a transition from fuel to hybrid and electric power sources; and offer greater choice with new mobility focused business models emerging.

Ishra Baksh

Executive Director - MaaS, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Ishra joined the Queensland Public Service in 2006, as part of the Department of Transport and Main Road’s Graduate Program, and has experience working in the public and private sector environment to drive positive outcomes for customers.

She has primarily worked within the Department across strategy and delivery areas, often working in partnership with government and industry to improve the customer experience. Ishra has also taken opportunities to work in the consultancy space, within the transport and insurance sector, building strong working relationships in complex environments with a range of stakeholders.

As Executive Director (Mobility as a Service, Program Management Office), Ishra is responsible for the initial establishment and activation of the Department’s future focus on mobility in the transport.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
It’s about co-design with our customers, leveraging technology to create integrated experiences, exploring emerging business models and understanding the role of partnerships to deliver on our vision of creating a single integrated transport network accessible to everyone.

Why are you excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2020?
This is an exciting opportunity to learn, network and share the work we are doing in Queensland.

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years? 
The pace of change will be rapid and our customers will expect more.  New business models like Mobility as a Service will emerge along with other innovations that industry is already exploring or mature in, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics.  There will be many opportunities to use emerging technology to create better experiences for customers, it will be about how we do that in a way that makes sense to the customer and incorporates partnerships with industry.

Jacob Bangsgaard

Chief Executive Officer, ERTICO

Jacob Bangsgaard is the CEO of ERTICO, a multi-sector platform with 120 partners and with headquarter in Brussels, Belgium.

Mr Bangsgaard was from 2010-2016 Director General of FIA Region I. Before becoming Director General he worked as Director of International Relations at the FIA Foundation.

He worked for ERTICO from 2001-2006 as Director of International Affairs and communications responsible for the international deployment support on markets like China, India, Russia, and Brazil. He has also represented mobility interests for a Danish regional authority and he worked for two years in the European Commission Transport Directorate.

Jacob Bangsgaard is President of the MaaS Alliance and Board member of INATBA aisbl. He was on the Board of Euro NCAP from 2010-2016 and Secretary General of the Belgian association eSafetyAware from 2009-2016.

Mr Bangsgaard is a Danish national with a university background in international economics.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
Innovation is the key ingredient in everything we do at ERTICO. We were established almost 30 years ago with the purpose of making a more liveable society by solving the mobility challenges through deployment of intelligent innovative systems and services.

Why are you excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2020?
Alone we can do so little but through cooperation and knowledge sharing at international level we can achieve so much which is why events like this is very important for ERTICO.

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
In ERTICO we believe in forming the future together with our partners. With our 2030 strategy we set the goal for where we want to be and it is now up to us to develop the necessary steps to get there. We are working hard on making an internet for mobility that will make the mobility sector safer, cleaner and more efficient in the future.

John Wall

Program Manager Future Vehicles, Austroads

John Wall is recognised as one of Australia’s leading specialists in the application of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) for road safety. He has over 25 years of experience in the development of road safety strategies and countermeasures and holds tertiary qualifications in applied science, education and public health.

At the beginning of 2019, he commenced in the role of Program Manager for Connected and Automated Vehicles for Austroads; the peak organisation of Australasian road transport and traffic agencies. Austroads members are collectively responsible for the management of over 900,000 kilometres of roads valued at more than $250 billion representing the single largest community asset in Australia and New Zealand.

John is the recipient of the National Medal for Service and a Commendation for Courage for his work as a volunteer first responder with the New South Wales State Emergency Service. For more than 34 years he has been on the front line of responding to rescue incidents in his local community and has experienced first-hand the tragic consequences and cost of road trauma to communities. This is a primary driver for the work that he does with Austroads.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
A liveable community must be safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable. Intelligent Transport Systems can play a role in ensuring these goals are met from improving road safety, to measuring our impact on the environment and providing better data to measure accessibility to our multi modal transport systems.

Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2020?
I’m very excited about joining you all at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum this year to learn what you are doing to drive liveable communities in your part of the world. I also look forward to catching up with colleagues from across the globe to discuss what ITS can do to reduce climate change, manage road safety and provide an equitable transport system for all of the people we serve.

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
I think the ITS industry’s focus will change from a motor vehicle driven industry to a focus on a mode agnostic transport system whose key drivers will be sustainability, equity and safety. This will be a challenge to many of our traditional industry players inevitably leading to disruption and in turn opportunities for companies and individuals that are agile and think “outside the box”.

Julien Broadbent

Founder & CEO of AEV Robotics

Founder & CEO of AEV Robotics, Julian Broadbent is the former Head of Global Planning at General Motors who has worked within technology businesses, lead racing teams and delivered automotive projects around the world.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
As the world becomes more populated and we have the opportunity to improve the lives of lots of people living within rapidly growing communities. This requires fresh thinking and innovation to create new products, new services and new forms of governance. That’s what the ITS Summit is all about.

Why are you excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2020?
To have a more enjoyable, sustainable and efficient transport system we need to collaborate. I’m excited about sharing ideas with, and learning from, leaders in this space.

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
As vehicle ownership models change, businesses that thrive on pay as you go will become more prevalent. This will drive a shift in consumer behaviour and insurance models, government revenue models and corporate business models will be rapidly disrupted. This will give rise to a more connected and intelligent transport system.

Matt Higgins

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, QLD Government

Matt Higgins is Manager of Geodesy and Positioning in the Queensland Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy. He is also President of the Australian based IGNSS Association and a Member of Australia’s National Positioning Infrastructure Advisory Board. Matt has been appointed by the NASA Administrator to the U.S. Position, Navigation and Timing Advisory Board, which was established under a Presidential policy directive to advise the U.S. Government on GPS-related policy, planning and funding issues. He has also been a Co-Chair of a Working Group of the United Nations International Committee on GNSS. He is a past Vice President and current Honorary Member of the International Federation of Surveyors and an Honorary Fellow of Australia’s Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute.

 

Q1: What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?

A1: Using advanced technologies and processes to improve the safety, environmental and societal impacts of travel.

 

Q2: Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2020?

A2: As an expert in positioning and spatial data I am looking forward to better understanding the growing number and breadth of ITS applications and how my sector can help improve their effectiveness and reliability.

 

Q3: Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?

A3: We will hopefully see the current focus on improving technologies and services in vehicles and platforms shifting to a more mature focus on the broader improvements across society that the technology will enable.

Megan Bourke-O’Neil

Deputy Secretary, Policy & Innovation - Department of Transport, Victoria

Megan is a strategy, policy and reform leader with over 20 years’ experience in the transport, infrastructure and social services sectors. Her roles have included reforming social housing and child protection systems, transport policy and planning, and leading market-based reform including Victoria’s deregulation of legacy taxi and hire car restrictions and new train, tram and bus contracts.

As Deputy Secretary, Policy and Innovation for the Department of Transport, Megan leads and works alongside a team of people who drive future mobility through user-focused innovation, legislation and policy; data and analytic capability; and development of a commercial strategy for new business models and partnerships with the private sector.

Michael Milford

QUT Robotics

Professor Milford conducts interdisciplinary research at the boundary between robotics, neuroscience and computer vision and is a multi-award winning educational entrepreneur. His research models the neural mechanisms in the brain underlying tasks like navigation and perception to develop new technologies in challenging application domains such as all-weather, anytime positioning for autonomous vehicles. He is also one of Australia’s most in demand experts in technologies including self-driving cars, robotics and artificial intelligence, and is a passionate science communicator. He currently holds the position of Professor at the Queensland University of Technology, Deputy Director of the QUT Centre for Robotics, Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow and Chief Investigator at the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision.

 

Q1: What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?

To me this means that the development and strategic direction of technology development is tightly coupled with the goal of creating sustainable communities with an increased quality of life – and the wide range of intelligent transport systems will play a key role in getting us there.

 

Q2: Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2020?

We’ve seen the field mature rapidly over the last few years and events like this forum now provide a wonderful place to have deep, informed discussion and debate about how this field should continue to evolve and what our role in that evolution can be. It’s particularly important that this discussion occur with all the stakeholders that you’ll find at an event like this – from government, industry, academia and society.

 

Q3: Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?

Like all industries that are significantly affected by technology, I see the ITS industry advancing rapidly in certain areas and stalling in others. I’d like to see the industry rapidly capitalize on what is likely to be technologically possible now and in the near future, whilst preparing sufficiently for the potential game changers (like autonomous vehicles) that may or may not happen.

Mike Lenne

Chief Scientist, Seeing Machines

Mike is a global authority on human factors and safety. Following an esteemed academic career as a Professor in Human Factors at the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC), he moved to Seeing Machines in 2014 as Chief Scientific Officer, Human Factors to establish the Human Factors Division.

He is currently Senior Vice President, Human Factors & Aftermarket Solutions and is responsible for delivering key advances in driver state technology and for bringing these into product for global customers. He is also an Adjunct Professor at MUARC.

Mike holds a PhD in Human Factors Psychology and a Global Executive MBA.

Miranda Blogg

Director | Cooperative and Automated Vehicle Initiative (CAVI)

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 5 years, and prior to, she 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 over 20 years.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
A chance to improve mobility, safety and environmental transport outcomes for our customers

Why are you excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2020?
A chance to showcase the exciting ITS projects that Queensland governments and industry have delivered

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
The next 10 years offers some very exciting times for the transport industry. Transport innovation, such as automated vehicles, are capturing the imagination of the community. The industry has a unique opportunity to leverage this fascination to drive meaningful and significant change.

Neil Scales

Director General, Chief Executive Officer and Chair, Department of Transport & Main Roads

Director-General, Neil leads the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), with an operating budget of $6.189 billion, capital budget of $2.877 billion and managed assets worth $66.854 billion.

Neil joined the Queensland Public Service in March 2012 as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TransLink where he was responsible for the public transport network across Queensland. He was appointed Director-General of TMR in March 2013.

In September 2014, Neil became Commissioner for the National Transport Commission (NTC) and joined the Roads Australia Board in November 2014. Neil is Chair of Austroads and Deputy Chair of the Australian Road Research Board. He is also a board member of the Queensland Transport and Logistics Council, Tourism and Transport Forum, Roads Australia and the Australian Centre for Rail Innovation and Police-Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) Queensland.

In September 2014, Neil became Government Champion for the Woorabinda Indigenous community. From 2015–2017, Neil was the Queensland Public Sector’s CEO Champion against domestic and family violence. In 2017, Neil won the Australia’s CEO Challenge Race, a fundraising initiative that raises money and awareness for domestic and family violence prevention.

Neil became Acting CEO for Queensland Rail in October 2016, returning to his Director-General role at TMR in April 2017.

In 2019, Neil successfully completed the Vincent Fairfax ethical leadership course.

Prior to joining TransLink, Neil was one of the United Kingdom’s (UK) most senior public transport executives. He was Chief Executive and Director-General of Merseytravel, the transport authority for Merseyside in the north of England.

In this role, he was responsible for some 200 million passenger journeys every year by train, bus and ferries and the two Mersey tunnels. He is credited for reversing the fortunes of Merseytravel, which is now recognised as one of the best transport authorities in the UK.

Neil has served as a Trustee of Museums and Galleries of Merseyside, a member of the British Transport Police Authority and an Integrated Transport Commissioner.

Neil has held executive roles with transport and engineering companies and has consultancy experience with several organisations, including the World Bank and the European Commission.

Pascal Labouze

Executive Director Operational Systems, Transport for NSW

Peter Colacino

Chief of Policy and Research, Infrastructure Australia

Peter Colacino leads Infrastructure Australia’s Policy and Research team and is tasked with defining an infrastructure reform agenda to enhance quality of life and productivity in Australia’s growing cities and regions. Recently his team completed the second Australian Infrastructure Audit presenting the most significant challenges and opportunities facing the infrastructure sector for the next 15 years.

Peter brings his experience working both in positions across the public and private sectors on some of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects, including Northconnex, Transport for Newcastle and Gold Coast Light Rail. More recently, Peter has worked to facilitate a generational change in transport services, championing the adoption of connected and autonomous vehicle technology, electric vehicle adoption and new models of transport service provision.

Peter Sweatman

Russell Shields

Chair - Ygomi LLC and CEO - RoadDB LLC

Russ Shields is former CEO of Navigation Technologies (later NAVTEQ, now HERE), and current Chair of Ygomi LLC and CEO of RoadDB LLC.  RoadDB offers a full in-vehicle software solution for the road database and localization to be used in automated driving in series production vehicles.

Mr. Shields has been involved in communications standards bodies for nearly 40 years.  He is Chair of the Collaboration on ITS Communication Standards of the ITU.  He is also a member of the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Advisory Board; an SAE Fellow; and a recipient of the SAE‑Delco Electronics ITS Award.

Mr. Shields was inducted into the inaugural class of ITS America’s ITS Hall of Fame in 2008, and was named the inaugural U.S. member of the ITS World Congress Hall of Fame in 2010.

Mr. Shields has received the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Distinguished Alumni Award in Entrepreneurship.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
In the context of transportation, livable communities are places where people can live and work without having to structure their lives around the transportation infrastructure in ways that unduly impair life. Asian cities are experiencing problems with crowded public transport, traffic jams, and pollution with its effects on health and the environment. Asian countries are very much a test bed for viable ITS solutions to help create livable communities.

Why are you excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2020?
Asia is a leader in ITS innovation and it’s exciting to see so many people gathered to discuss sustainable ways to implement ITS at a large scale.

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
In the next five to ten years, I expect automated driving to become widespread in consumer vehicles.  Many cities will have shuttles that operate at SAE Level 5 in a geofenced area, and vehicle manufacturers will gradually introduce SAE Level 2+/3 features in series production vehicles.  Enabling automated driving in series production vehicles will require a great deal of new supporting technology including for road data and real-time data communications.  The requirements of automated driving promise to reinvigorate and potentially disrupt the intelligent transport industry, challenging established players and creating opportunities for new ones.

Sal Pettricitto

Chief Executive Officer of the NHVR

Sal became Chief Executive Officer of the NHVR in May 2014, bringing extensive knowledge of heavy vehicle regulation to the role.

He also has broad experience across state and local government, having held senior leadership roles in transport and logistics, transport planning and strategic planning, and has worked closely with industry and stakeholders to deliver an efficient and effective transport system and improved supply chain outcomes.

Sal was the Queensland Government representative on the NHVR Project Implementation Board and the Board of Transport Certification Australia.

Over the past five years, Sal has led a significant program of reform across Australia’s heavy vehicle industry, including transitioning functions from participating jurisdictions to deliver a single national heavy vehicle regulator, harmonising heavy vehicle regulations across more than 400 road managers, modernising safety laws for the heavy vehicle supply chain and heavy vehicle operators, and introducing the digital permit system (NHVR Portal).

Samantha Cockfield

TAC

Steve Dellenback

Vice President R&D, Southwest Research Institute

Dr. Steve Dellenback is Vice President R&D of the Intelligent Systems Division at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas. He is leading SwRI’s research and development (R&D) efforts in intelligent transportation systems, unmanned systems, cooperative systems, space flight software, and large-scale robotics. He leads SwRI’s work in intelligent vehicles, robotics and cybersecurity including R&D in the areas of automated vehicle, connected vehicle and active safety technologies for commercial, state government, federal government and military clients. SwRI has fielded more than 20 different automated vehicle platforms ranging in size from golf carts to Class 8 trucks, agricultural vehicles as well as multiple military vehicles along with assorted enabling technologies for commercial vehicle manufactures and tier 1 suppliers in the US, Japan and Europe, the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Marine Corps.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s and Doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Kansas.

Stuart Ballingall

Executive General Manager, TCA

Stuart Ballingall is the Executive General Manager of Transport Certification Australia (TCA), which has a lead national role in providing assurance for transport technologies, including telematics and data services. Prior to TCA, Stuart held senior roles with Transport for Victoria, VicRoads, Austroads and General Motors Holden, and has led a wide range of major technical and policy programs in the transport domain. He has also been a member of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) Board, the National Positioning Infrastructure Advisory Board, and various other national and international forums. Stuart holds a Bachelor of Engineering with honours, a Master of Business Administration, and is currently leading a PhD project at University of Melbourne researching safety assurance for automated driving systems.

Susan Harris

CEO, ITS Australia

With an extensive career in transport strategy, as Chief Executive of ITS Australia Susan is ideally placed at the nexus of technology and transport to translate the benefits to business and the Australian community, supported by strong connections to the international ITS community and the global network of ITS Associations.

Susan is highly regarded for her roles supporting the growth and innovation of our industry across a number of industry advisory groups and as a regular advisor to government and Ministers on transport technology and mobility related issues.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
We live in an increasingly technology driven world but we need to remember that technology is there to enhance circumstances for people, our communities and the world we live in.

Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2020?
Bringing together our AP colleagues to share and collaborate, accelerating deployment of new beneficial technologies.

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
Technology will increasingly focus on making travel and journeys more seamless

Tang Wai Leung

Deputy Commissioner for Transport, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Ir Tang is both a qualified civil engineer and a town planner. Having obtained BSc(Eng) in Civil Engineering and MSc in Urban Planning from the University of Hong Kong, he had worked in the Transport Department for over 20 years in strategic transport planning and is now serving as the Deputy Commissioner overseeing the traffic engineering, smart mobility roadmap and technical services in the department. He has over 30 years of public services and managed the delivery of major infrastructure projects (including new towns, transport infrastructure, science park, high density housing projects, airport and railway development). He has also worked in Policy Bureau and departments including the then Housing Bureau, Environmental Protection Department and various works departments.

Ir Tang had been a visiting scholar with the UC Berkeley, United States back in 1995 and is now an Adjunct Professor in transport planning with the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Hong Kong.

Walter Weber

Managing Director, netBI

  • Amit Trivedi

    CHAD Pilot Lead, Department of Transport and Main Roads

  • Andras Csepinszky

    Director, Advanced Automotive Technology, NNG

  • Andrew Mehaffey

    Director NSW, HMI Technologies

  • Beth Kigel

    National practice leader, intelligent transportation systems and vice president, HNTB Corporation

  • Brian Negus

    Chairman, CICA Group

  • Carol Schweigher

    President, Schweiger Consulting LLC

  • Chen Cai

    Research Group Leader, Transport Analytics, Data61 CSIRO

  • Chris Bennetts

    Executive Director, Transport for NSW

  • Chris Woods

    Regional President, Chassis System Control Division, Bosch Australia

  • Dean Zabrieszach

    CEO HMI Technologies and President ITS Australia

  • Dennis Walsh

  • Donald Mackay

    Principal Advisor, Passenger Transport Planning, Department of Transport and Main Roads

  • Fred Curtis

    Vitronic

  • Gillian Miles

    Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner, National Transport Commission

  • Glenn Toms

    CEO RACQ Assistance

  • Ishra Baksh

    Executive Director - MaaS, Department of Transport and Main Roads

  • Jacob Bangsgaard

    Chief Executive Officer, ERTICO

  • John Wall

    Program Manager Future Vehicles, Austroads

  • Julien Broadbent

    Founder & CEO of AEV Robotics

  • Matt Higgins

    Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, QLD Government

  • Megan Bourke-O’Neil

    Deputy Secretary, Policy & Innovation - Department of Transport, Victoria

  • Michael Milford

    QUT Robotics

  • Mike Lenne

    Chief Scientist, Seeing Machines

  • Miranda Blogg

    Director | Cooperative and Automated Vehicle Initiative (CAVI)

  • Neil Scales

    Director General, Chief Executive Officer and Chair, Department of Transport & Main Roads

  • Pascal Labouze

    Executive Director Operational Systems, Transport for NSW

  • Peter Colacino

    Chief of Policy and Research, Infrastructure Australia

  • Peter Sweatman

  • Russell Shields

    Chair - Ygomi LLC and CEO - RoadDB LLC

  • Sal Pettricitto

    Chief Executive Officer of the NHVR

  • Samantha Cockfield

    TAC

  • Steve Dellenback

    Vice President R&D, Southwest Research Institute

  • Stuart Ballingall

    Executive General Manager, TCA

  • Susan Harris

    CEO, ITS Australia

  • Tang Wai Leung

    Deputy Commissioner for Transport, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

  • Walter Weber

    Managing Director, netBI

Amit Trivedi

CHAD Pilot Lead, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Amit Trivedi has over 25 years’ experience directing and managing risk, assurance and HSEQ management systems. His experience extends to the oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and transport sectors; with dual qualifications in Engineering, he is well positioned to address organisational risks through engineering, regulation and compliance. Since joining the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) in 2006, Amit has been instrumental in delivering TMR’s rail safety regulatory functions, including drafting a business case which selected European Train Control System Level 2 as the preferred train control system for the South East Queensland rail network. Currently, Amit leads TMR’s Connected and Highly Automated Driving (CHAD) pilot with an objective to assess safety benefits and impacts of introducing automated vehicles on Queensland roads. To deliver the CHAD pilot Amit received extensive hands on training in France while building, calibrating and testing TMR’s level 4 Connected and Automated Vehicle, known as ZOE2.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
Getting MORE out of LESS or the SAME.
MORE – responsiveness, safety, resilience, sustainability, accessibility, efficiency.
LESS – human and/or capital resources.
SAME – network.

Why are you excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2020?
It is an exciting time to witness how innovation is rapidly shaping our communities. The current innovation revolution promises to influence every aspect of our lives. Recent innovations in telecommunication, low power application specific computer chips, sensors and software technologies driven by artificial intelligence has opened up new possibilities in almost every industry sector. I am excited to hear from researchers, experts and policy makers on how, we as a community, are preparing for the fast paced change coming our way in the transport sector.

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
Over the next decade we will start seeing connected and highly automated vehicles (level 4) commercially available, first on our highways and then gradually expanding their area of operation. These vehicles are likely to become part of the MaaS ecosystem in selected geofenced locations. We will also start seeing current conceptual Personal Rapid Transit systems being implemented and integrated within the broader transportation mix. From the freight transportation perspective we are likely to see dedicated automated prime movers connecting major ports to nearby freight hubs.

Andras Csepinszky

Director, Advanced Automotive Technology, NNG

Andrew Mehaffey

Director NSW, HMI Technologies

Beth Kigel

National practice leader, intelligent transportation systems and vice president, HNTB Corporation

Beth Kigel, HNTB Corporation, serves as national practice leader, intelligent transportation systems and vice president. She is based in HNTB’s Miami office.

Kigel is a global thought-leader in new mobility and smart city ecosystems and assists transportation agencies, cities and regions in developing smart and connected infrastructure solutions.

Kigel is active in numerous industry associations, including ITS World Congress Board of Directors; Freight Mobility Research Institute Advisory Board for Florida Atlantic University; Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; chair of the Autonomous Florida Program; Leadership Florida where she served as Chair, Board of Directors 2017-2018; the Florida Transportation Commission, appointed by Gov. Rick Scott, from 2012-2019; and more.

She received the 2018 Leadership and Innovation Award, presented at the Florida Automated Vehicle Summit. Kigel also is a published author in the Florida Engineering Society Journal, contributing an article, “Florida’s Global Competitiveness: Where do Autonomous Vehicles Fit In?” in 2017.

Brian Negus

Chairman, CICA Group

Brian is a highly experienced and motivated board member and leader. Brian is Chairman of the CICA Group; Ambassador, Board Member, and Immediate Past President, of Intelligent Transport Systems Australia; and a Board Member of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He holds qualifications in Civil Engineering, Transport and Traffic Engineering and Executive Management. Brian is also a Club Melbourne Ambassador for the Melbourne Convention Centre.

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 at RACV, Deputy Director of Public Transport in Victoria, Regional Director at VicRoads and General Manager of Port Planning at the Melbourne Port Corporation.

Brian 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. He is Director of Membership for the Club.

Carol Schweigher

President, Schweiger Consulting LLC

Carol Schweiger, President of Schweiger Consulting and Chairperson of the New England Intelligent Transportation Society, has 40 years of experience, and is nationally and internationally recognized in transportation technology consulting. Her wide-ranging and in-depth expertise is in several specialty areas including technology strategies for public agencies; public transit technology, traveler information strategies and systems, and systems engineering. Ms. Schweiger has provided over 60 transportation agencies with technology technical assistance including a focus on equity and accessibility. Ms. Schweiger serves as Co-Chair of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Emerging and Innovative Public Transport and Technologies, member of the Program Committee of the ITS World Congress, TRB ITS Committee and TRB Forum on Preparing for Automated Vehicles and Shared Mobility, and a Charter Member of the Public Transportation Systems and Services (PTSS) Committee of ITS America.

Chen Cai

Research Group Leader, Transport Analytics, Data61 CSIRO

The Transport Analytics group is Data61’s research and development arm for providing data-driven solutions for smart planning, implementation and management of infrastructure and future transport. The group connects with 31 government bodies, 91 corporate companies and 29 universities in Australia. Chen co-founded the group in 2013 and led it to grow into one of Australia’s leading research units of data science in transport.

Chen has been a board director of ITS Australia since 2017. He is on ITS Australia Membership Committee and the Policy Committee. He is a program committee member of the ITS Asia Pacific 2020 conference and the ITS World Congress 2020.

Chris Bennetts

Executive Director, Transport for NSW

Chris is the Executive Director, Digital Products Delivery for the Customer Technology and Services Division at Transport for NSW.

The Digital Products Delivery branch leads customer facing digital transformation and innovation to improve the customer experience for Transport customers. Chris leads the Future Transport program, Open Data and Apps program, Customer Feedback Systems, the Opal customer experience and product roadmap, the Digital Accelerator, and customer facing digital initiatives. Chris also leads external relationships with industry and the startup community, to drive innovation.

Earlier this year, Chris was a recipient of the Public Service Medal in the Australia Day Honours List.

Prior to joining Transport, Chris spent 15 years leading technology product development at companies including Nokia and Hewlett-Packard.

Chris Woods

Regional President, Chassis System Control Division, Bosch Australia

Dean Zabrieszach

CEO HMI Technologies and President ITS Australia

Dean was appointed to the position of CEO/Director of HMI Technologies in Australia in March 2015 and is currently representing Australia (and Melbourne) on a number of groups as follows:

  • a Board Member and President of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Australia,
  • a Board Member and Chair of the ITS Asia Pacific Board of Directors,
  • a member of the ITS World Congress International Program Committee,
  • the Australian Head of Delegation and Vice Chair on the International Standards Organisation Technical Committee 204 (ISO TC 204) for Intelligent Transport Systems,
  • the Chair of Australian Standards Committee IT-023 for Intelligent Transport Systems, and
  • a Club Melbourne Ambassador.

Prior to joining HMI Technologies, Dean worked with VicRoads, the state road authority of Victoria, from 1984 to 2015, in a number of senior positions including Manager Program Development, Manager Maintenance Program, Manager Intelligent Transport Systems, Director Road User Services and Director Road Operations.

As President of ITS Australia, Dean continues, to push for member value across all aspects of the operations of ITS Australia; gender, cultural and capability diversity in the activities of ITS Australia; and to represent the organisation professionally and ethically both nationally and internationally as it continues to be one of the best ITS National Associations in the world.

Dennis Walsh

Q1: What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?

Creating more liveable communities is what gets many of us out of bed in the morning. Innovation in transport technologies is already delivering direct benefits for our communities, from providing safer mobility, to more convenient travel, and low-emission transport options. I’m excited to see what else we can improve in the future.

Q2: Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2020?

The forum is a fantastic opportunity to create new connections and ‘plug’ into the activity and innovation in transport technology happening right now across our Asia Pacific region. I am also excited to welcome delegates to Brisbane and share some of our new developments in ITS and smart mobility solutions.

Q3: Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?

Our industry will continue to play a lead role in addressing liveability challenges, like the road toll, traffic congestion, and vehicle emissions. I also believe the deployment of connected automated mobility will be a key enabler for new services and solutions that help to address these challenges and bring about a new era of safer, cleaner and easier travel.

Donald Mackay

Principal Advisor, Passenger Transport Planning, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Donnie Mackay was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and relocated to Brisbane in 2004.Donnie is a transport planner working in the Passenger Transport Planning team of Transport and Main Roads in Queensland. With over 12 years of experience in transport planning in Queensland, he has specialised in a variety of areas including active transport, public transport network planning and major event planning. He has led projects across each of these areas to produce strategic as well as detailed operational plans.

He was heavily involved in planning and operations for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games an event which highlighted the importance of taking an inclusive approach to transport planning and operations. He began work on the Inclusive Mapping Project with Briometrix in 2019.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
Harnessing the best in creative thinking and technology to offer a high level of mobility to everyone in the community.

Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2020?
“I think the Inclusive Mapping Pilot – and approaches similar to this – shine a light on the incredible work being done directly involving people with disabilities to help shape better, more inclusive transport systems.”

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
Increasingly embedded into all transport practices. Hopefully.

Fred Curtis

Vitronic

Gillian Miles

Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner, National Transport Commission

Gillian Miles is Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner at the National Transport Commission.

Gillian leads reform through collaboration, with a leadership style that encourages innovation and continuous improvement to deliver the best policy outcomes.

With more than 30 years’ experience in state and local government, Gillian has delivered reform projects across several portfolios including strategy and performance, policy and operations.

Gillian has fostered partnerships across government and industry having worked in leadership roles at Transport for Victoria, City of Greater Geelong, Transport Accident Commission, Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure (Victoria), Department of Planning and Community Development (Victoria) and VicRoads.

Gillian has a Bachelor of Education, Master of Letters and Doctor of Business Administration.

Glenn Toms

CEO RACQ Assistance

Glenn Toms is the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer of RACQ (The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland Limited). He will lead the Group Executive and RACQ in the transitional period before the new Group CEO, David Carter, joins the organisation in early 2020. During the first three months of 2020, Glenn’s focus will be to work with the Board and the Group Executive in the development of the FY21 strategic plan and budget, with the intention that these important pieces of work are complete before the commencement of the new Group CEO.

Glenn’s nominal role is the Chief Executive Officer Assistance, with responsibility for the broader Assistance and Lifestyle businesses at RACQ. Over the coming months, he will continue to support the Assistance executive team to ensure this business line runs smoothly while he is in the Acting Group CEO role. Glenn leads a large team that provides members with a diverse range of core products including roadside assistance, home assistance, motoring, travel agency, lifestyle, recovery and incident management businesses. He is responsible for the 24/7 operations of RACQ and a range of commercial motoring businesses. This is achieved through an extensive network of staff, contractors, call centres and physical infrastructure across the state providing all in-field services to members and a range of commercial clients. He has 30 years’ extensive commercial experience in assistance, operations and logistics. He is Chairman of RACQ Autoglass Pty Ltd, a Director of Australian Club Consortium Pty Ltd, ACC CAD Pty Ltd, Members Travel Group Pty Ltd and Club Assist Corporation Pty Ltd. Glenn is also Chairman of the Corporate Advisory Board for the Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors.

 

Q1: What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?

Intelligent Transport Systems are both an opportunity and a challenge as these technologies are creating a fundamental shift in our member’s transport needs and expectations- moving from motoring, to mobility. Improved liveability is emerging from this shift as we see an increased uptake of technology that improve road safety outcomes. As a business, the changing technology and mobility preferences of our members challenges us to remain relevant and to continue to offer products and services that meets their needs, and supports the Queensland communities they live in.

Q2: Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2020?

RACQ is at the forefront of transformation as we look to how emerging mobility trends and technologies can improve the experiences, service and products we provide to members. The ITS Asia Pacific Forum is a fantastic way to discover where the industry is going and also to showcase to the world that RACQ is leading and delivering successful initiatives that leverage these changes.

Q3: Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?

In the short to medium term, the intelligent transport industry will facilitate our transport to be safer, through the introduction of new vehicle and infrastructure technologies; more sustainable with a transition from fuel to hybrid and electric power sources; and offer greater choice with new mobility focused business models emerging.

Ishra Baksh

Executive Director - MaaS, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Ishra joined the Queensland Public Service in 2006, as part of the Department of Transport and Main Road’s Graduate Program, and has experience working in the public and private sector environment to drive positive outcomes for customers.

She has primarily worked within the Department across strategy and delivery areas, often working in partnership with government and industry to improve the customer experience. Ishra has also taken opportunities to work in the consultancy space, within the transport and insurance sector, building strong working relationships in complex environments with a range of stakeholders.

As Executive Director (Mobility as a Service, Program Management Office), Ishra is responsible for the initial establishment and activation of the Department’s future focus on mobility in the transport.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
It’s about co-design with our customers, leveraging technology to create integrated experiences, exploring emerging business models and understanding the role of partnerships to deliver on our vision of creating a single integrated transport network accessible to everyone.

Why are you excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2020?
This is an exciting opportunity to learn, network and share the work we are doing in Queensland.

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years? 
The pace of change will be rapid and our customers will expect more.  New business models like Mobility as a Service will emerge along with other innovations that industry is already exploring or mature in, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics.  There will be many opportunities to use emerging technology to create better experiences for customers, it will be about how we do that in a way that makes sense to the customer and incorporates partnerships with industry.

Jacob Bangsgaard

Chief Executive Officer, ERTICO

Jacob Bangsgaard is the CEO of ERTICO, a multi-sector platform with 120 partners and with headquarter in Brussels, Belgium.

Mr Bangsgaard was from 2010-2016 Director General of FIA Region I. Before becoming Director General he worked as Director of International Relations at the FIA Foundation.

He worked for ERTICO from 2001-2006 as Director of International Affairs and communications responsible for the international deployment support on markets like China, India, Russia, and Brazil. He has also represented mobility interests for a Danish regional authority and he worked for two years in the European Commission Transport Directorate.

Jacob Bangsgaard is President of the MaaS Alliance and Board member of INATBA aisbl. He was on the Board of Euro NCAP from 2010-2016 and Secretary General of the Belgian association eSafetyAware from 2009-2016.

Mr Bangsgaard is a Danish national with a university background in international economics.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
Innovation is the key ingredient in everything we do at ERTICO. We were established almost 30 years ago with the purpose of making a more liveable society by solving the mobility challenges through deployment of intelligent innovative systems and services.

Why are you excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2020?
Alone we can do so little but through cooperation and knowledge sharing at international level we can achieve so much which is why events like this is very important for ERTICO.

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
In ERTICO we believe in forming the future together with our partners. With our 2030 strategy we set the goal for where we want to be and it is now up to us to develop the necessary steps to get there. We are working hard on making an internet for mobility that will make the mobility sector safer, cleaner and more efficient in the future.

John Wall

Program Manager Future Vehicles, Austroads

John Wall is recognised as one of Australia’s leading specialists in the application of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) for road safety. He has over 25 years of experience in the development of road safety strategies and countermeasures and holds tertiary qualifications in applied science, education and public health.

At the beginning of 2019, he commenced in the role of Program Manager for Connected and Automated Vehicles for Austroads; the peak organisation of Australasian road transport and traffic agencies. Austroads members are collectively responsible for the management of over 900,000 kilometres of roads valued at more than $250 billion representing the single largest community asset in Australia and New Zealand.

John is the recipient of the National Medal for Service and a Commendation for Courage for his work as a volunteer first responder with the New South Wales State Emergency Service. For more than 34 years he has been on the front line of responding to rescue incidents in his local community and has experienced first-hand the tragic consequences and cost of road trauma to communities. This is a primary driver for the work that he does with Austroads.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
A liveable community must be safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable. Intelligent Transport Systems can play a role in ensuring these goals are met from improving road safety, to measuring our impact on the environment and providing better data to measure accessibility to our multi modal transport systems.

Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2020?
I’m very excited about joining you all at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum this year to learn what you are doing to drive liveable communities in your part of the world. I also look forward to catching up with colleagues from across the globe to discuss what ITS can do to reduce climate change, manage road safety and provide an equitable transport system for all of the people we serve.

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
I think the ITS industry’s focus will change from a motor vehicle driven industry to a focus on a mode agnostic transport system whose key drivers will be sustainability, equity and safety. This will be a challenge to many of our traditional industry players inevitably leading to disruption and in turn opportunities for companies and individuals that are agile and think “outside the box”.

Julien Broadbent

Founder & CEO of AEV Robotics

Founder & CEO of AEV Robotics, Julian Broadbent is the former Head of Global Planning at General Motors who has worked within technology businesses, lead racing teams and delivered automotive projects around the world.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
As the world becomes more populated and we have the opportunity to improve the lives of lots of people living within rapidly growing communities. This requires fresh thinking and innovation to create new products, new services and new forms of governance. That’s what the ITS Summit is all about.

Why are you excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2020?
To have a more enjoyable, sustainable and efficient transport system we need to collaborate. I’m excited about sharing ideas with, and learning from, leaders in this space.

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
As vehicle ownership models change, businesses that thrive on pay as you go will become more prevalent. This will drive a shift in consumer behaviour and insurance models, government revenue models and corporate business models will be rapidly disrupted. This will give rise to a more connected and intelligent transport system.

Matt Higgins

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, QLD Government

Matt Higgins is Manager of Geodesy and Positioning in the Queensland Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy. He is also President of the Australian based IGNSS Association and a Member of Australia’s National Positioning Infrastructure Advisory Board. Matt has been appointed by the NASA Administrator to the U.S. Position, Navigation and Timing Advisory Board, which was established under a Presidential policy directive to advise the U.S. Government on GPS-related policy, planning and funding issues. He has also been a Co-Chair of a Working Group of the United Nations International Committee on GNSS. He is a past Vice President and current Honorary Member of the International Federation of Surveyors and an Honorary Fellow of Australia’s Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute.

 

Q1: What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?

A1: Using advanced technologies and processes to improve the safety, environmental and societal impacts of travel.

 

Q2: Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2020?

A2: As an expert in positioning and spatial data I am looking forward to better understanding the growing number and breadth of ITS applications and how my sector can help improve their effectiveness and reliability.

 

Q3: Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?

A3: We will hopefully see the current focus on improving technologies and services in vehicles and platforms shifting to a more mature focus on the broader improvements across society that the technology will enable.

Megan Bourke-O’Neil

Deputy Secretary, Policy & Innovation - Department of Transport, Victoria

Megan is a strategy, policy and reform leader with over 20 years’ experience in the transport, infrastructure and social services sectors. Her roles have included reforming social housing and child protection systems, transport policy and planning, and leading market-based reform including Victoria’s deregulation of legacy taxi and hire car restrictions and new train, tram and bus contracts.

As Deputy Secretary, Policy and Innovation for the Department of Transport, Megan leads and works alongside a team of people who drive future mobility through user-focused innovation, legislation and policy; data and analytic capability; and development of a commercial strategy for new business models and partnerships with the private sector.

Michael Milford

QUT Robotics

Professor Milford conducts interdisciplinary research at the boundary between robotics, neuroscience and computer vision and is a multi-award winning educational entrepreneur. His research models the neural mechanisms in the brain underlying tasks like navigation and perception to develop new technologies in challenging application domains such as all-weather, anytime positioning for autonomous vehicles. He is also one of Australia’s most in demand experts in technologies including self-driving cars, robotics and artificial intelligence, and is a passionate science communicator. He currently holds the position of Professor at the Queensland University of Technology, Deputy Director of the QUT Centre for Robotics, Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow and Chief Investigator at the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision.

 

Q1: What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?

To me this means that the development and strategic direction of technology development is tightly coupled with the goal of creating sustainable communities with an increased quality of life – and the wide range of intelligent transport systems will play a key role in getting us there.

 

Q2: Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2020?

We’ve seen the field mature rapidly over the last few years and events like this forum now provide a wonderful place to have deep, informed discussion and debate about how this field should continue to evolve and what our role in that evolution can be. It’s particularly important that this discussion occur with all the stakeholders that you’ll find at an event like this – from government, industry, academia and society.

 

Q3: Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?

Like all industries that are significantly affected by technology, I see the ITS industry advancing rapidly in certain areas and stalling in others. I’d like to see the industry rapidly capitalize on what is likely to be technologically possible now and in the near future, whilst preparing sufficiently for the potential game changers (like autonomous vehicles) that may or may not happen.

Mike Lenne

Chief Scientist, Seeing Machines

Mike is a global authority on human factors and safety. Following an esteemed academic career as a Professor in Human Factors at the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC), he moved to Seeing Machines in 2014 as Chief Scientific Officer, Human Factors to establish the Human Factors Division.

He is currently Senior Vice President, Human Factors & Aftermarket Solutions and is responsible for delivering key advances in driver state technology and for bringing these into product for global customers. He is also an Adjunct Professor at MUARC.

Mike holds a PhD in Human Factors Psychology and a Global Executive MBA.

Miranda Blogg

Director | Cooperative and Automated Vehicle Initiative (CAVI)

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 5 years, and prior to, she 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 over 20 years.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
A chance to improve mobility, safety and environmental transport outcomes for our customers

Why are you excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2020?
A chance to showcase the exciting ITS projects that Queensland governments and industry have delivered

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
The next 10 years offers some very exciting times for the transport industry. Transport innovation, such as automated vehicles, are capturing the imagination of the community. The industry has a unique opportunity to leverage this fascination to drive meaningful and significant change.

Neil Scales

Director General, Chief Executive Officer and Chair, Department of Transport & Main Roads

Director-General, Neil leads the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), with an operating budget of $6.189 billion, capital budget of $2.877 billion and managed assets worth $66.854 billion.

Neil joined the Queensland Public Service in March 2012 as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TransLink where he was responsible for the public transport network across Queensland. He was appointed Director-General of TMR in March 2013.

In September 2014, Neil became Commissioner for the National Transport Commission (NTC) and joined the Roads Australia Board in November 2014. Neil is Chair of Austroads and Deputy Chair of the Australian Road Research Board. He is also a board member of the Queensland Transport and Logistics Council, Tourism and Transport Forum, Roads Australia and the Australian Centre for Rail Innovation and Police-Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) Queensland.

In September 2014, Neil became Government Champion for the Woorabinda Indigenous community. From 2015–2017, Neil was the Queensland Public Sector’s CEO Champion against domestic and family violence. In 2017, Neil won the Australia’s CEO Challenge Race, a fundraising initiative that raises money and awareness for domestic and family violence prevention.

Neil became Acting CEO for Queensland Rail in October 2016, returning to his Director-General role at TMR in April 2017.

In 2019, Neil successfully completed the Vincent Fairfax ethical leadership course.

Prior to joining TransLink, Neil was one of the United Kingdom’s (UK) most senior public transport executives. He was Chief Executive and Director-General of Merseytravel, the transport authority for Merseyside in the north of England.

In this role, he was responsible for some 200 million passenger journeys every year by train, bus and ferries and the two Mersey tunnels. He is credited for reversing the fortunes of Merseytravel, which is now recognised as one of the best transport authorities in the UK.

Neil has served as a Trustee of Museums and Galleries of Merseyside, a member of the British Transport Police Authority and an Integrated Transport Commissioner.

Neil has held executive roles with transport and engineering companies and has consultancy experience with several organisations, including the World Bank and the European Commission.

Pascal Labouze

Executive Director Operational Systems, Transport for NSW

Peter Colacino

Chief of Policy and Research, Infrastructure Australia

Peter Colacino leads Infrastructure Australia’s Policy and Research team and is tasked with defining an infrastructure reform agenda to enhance quality of life and productivity in Australia’s growing cities and regions. Recently his team completed the second Australian Infrastructure Audit presenting the most significant challenges and opportunities facing the infrastructure sector for the next 15 years.

Peter brings his experience working both in positions across the public and private sectors on some of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects, including Northconnex, Transport for Newcastle and Gold Coast Light Rail. More recently, Peter has worked to facilitate a generational change in transport services, championing the adoption of connected and autonomous vehicle technology, electric vehicle adoption and new models of transport service provision.

Peter Sweatman

Russell Shields

Chair - Ygomi LLC and CEO - RoadDB LLC

Russ Shields is former CEO of Navigation Technologies (later NAVTEQ, now HERE), and current Chair of Ygomi LLC and CEO of RoadDB LLC.  RoadDB offers a full in-vehicle software solution for the road database and localization to be used in automated driving in series production vehicles.

Mr. Shields has been involved in communications standards bodies for nearly 40 years.  He is Chair of the Collaboration on ITS Communication Standards of the ITU.  He is also a member of the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Advisory Board; an SAE Fellow; and a recipient of the SAE‑Delco Electronics ITS Award.

Mr. Shields was inducted into the inaugural class of ITS America’s ITS Hall of Fame in 2008, and was named the inaugural U.S. member of the ITS World Congress Hall of Fame in 2010.

Mr. Shields has received the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Distinguished Alumni Award in Entrepreneurship.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
In the context of transportation, livable communities are places where people can live and work without having to structure their lives around the transportation infrastructure in ways that unduly impair life. Asian cities are experiencing problems with crowded public transport, traffic jams, and pollution with its effects on health and the environment. Asian countries are very much a test bed for viable ITS solutions to help create livable communities.

Why are you excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2020?
Asia is a leader in ITS innovation and it’s exciting to see so many people gathered to discuss sustainable ways to implement ITS at a large scale.

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
In the next five to ten years, I expect automated driving to become widespread in consumer vehicles.  Many cities will have shuttles that operate at SAE Level 5 in a geofenced area, and vehicle manufacturers will gradually introduce SAE Level 2+/3 features in series production vehicles.  Enabling automated driving in series production vehicles will require a great deal of new supporting technology including for road data and real-time data communications.  The requirements of automated driving promise to reinvigorate and potentially disrupt the intelligent transport industry, challenging established players and creating opportunities for new ones.

Sal Pettricitto

Chief Executive Officer of the NHVR

Sal became Chief Executive Officer of the NHVR in May 2014, bringing extensive knowledge of heavy vehicle regulation to the role.

He also has broad experience across state and local government, having held senior leadership roles in transport and logistics, transport planning and strategic planning, and has worked closely with industry and stakeholders to deliver an efficient and effective transport system and improved supply chain outcomes.

Sal was the Queensland Government representative on the NHVR Project Implementation Board and the Board of Transport Certification Australia.

Over the past five years, Sal has led a significant program of reform across Australia’s heavy vehicle industry, including transitioning functions from participating jurisdictions to deliver a single national heavy vehicle regulator, harmonising heavy vehicle regulations across more than 400 road managers, modernising safety laws for the heavy vehicle supply chain and heavy vehicle operators, and introducing the digital permit system (NHVR Portal).

Samantha Cockfield

TAC

Steve Dellenback

Vice President R&D, Southwest Research Institute

Dr. Steve Dellenback is Vice President R&D of the Intelligent Systems Division at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas. He is leading SwRI’s research and development (R&D) efforts in intelligent transportation systems, unmanned systems, cooperative systems, space flight software, and large-scale robotics. He leads SwRI’s work in intelligent vehicles, robotics and cybersecurity including R&D in the areas of automated vehicle, connected vehicle and active safety technologies for commercial, state government, federal government and military clients. SwRI has fielded more than 20 different automated vehicle platforms ranging in size from golf carts to Class 8 trucks, agricultural vehicles as well as multiple military vehicles along with assorted enabling technologies for commercial vehicle manufactures and tier 1 suppliers in the US, Japan and Europe, the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Marine Corps.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s and Doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Kansas.

Stuart Ballingall

Executive General Manager, TCA

Stuart Ballingall is the Executive General Manager of Transport Certification Australia (TCA), which has a lead national role in providing assurance for transport technologies, including telematics and data services. Prior to TCA, Stuart held senior roles with Transport for Victoria, VicRoads, Austroads and General Motors Holden, and has led a wide range of major technical and policy programs in the transport domain. He has also been a member of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) Board, the National Positioning Infrastructure Advisory Board, and various other national and international forums. Stuart holds a Bachelor of Engineering with honours, a Master of Business Administration, and is currently leading a PhD project at University of Melbourne researching safety assurance for automated driving systems.

Susan Harris

CEO, ITS Australia

With an extensive career in transport strategy, as Chief Executive of ITS Australia Susan is ideally placed at the nexus of technology and transport to translate the benefits to business and the Australian community, supported by strong connections to the international ITS community and the global network of ITS Associations.

Susan is highly regarded for her roles supporting the growth and innovation of our industry across a number of industry advisory groups and as a regular advisor to government and Ministers on transport technology and mobility related issues.

What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
We live in an increasingly technology driven world but we need to remember that technology is there to enhance circumstances for people, our communities and the world we live in.

Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2020?
Bringing together our AP colleagues to share and collaborate, accelerating deployment of new beneficial technologies.

Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
Technology will increasingly focus on making travel and journeys more seamless

Tang Wai Leung

Deputy Commissioner for Transport, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Ir Tang is both a qualified civil engineer and a town planner. Having obtained BSc(Eng) in Civil Engineering and MSc in Urban Planning from the University of Hong Kong, he had worked in the Transport Department for over 20 years in strategic transport planning and is now serving as the Deputy Commissioner overseeing the traffic engineering, smart mobility roadmap and technical services in the department. He has over 30 years of public services and managed the delivery of major infrastructure projects (including new towns, transport infrastructure, science park, high density housing projects, airport and railway development). He has also worked in Policy Bureau and departments including the then Housing Bureau, Environmental Protection Department and various works departments.

Ir Tang had been a visiting scholar with the UC Berkeley, United States back in 1995 and is now an Adjunct Professor in transport planning with the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Hong Kong.

Walter Weber

Managing Director, netBI