10-14 October 2016 | MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA

Plenary Sessions


Opening Plenary

Monday 10 October 2016
4.00pm – 5.30pm
Plenary 2, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Mr Scott Charlton, Chief Executive, Transurban, Australia

Plenary PL1

Automated and Connected Vehicles

Tuesday 11 October 2016
9.00am – 10.30am
Plenary 3, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre


Ms Kim Thomas, ITS Leader, Aurecon Group Australia


Mr Gavin Smith, President, Robert Bosch (Australia) Pty Ltd, Australia

Mr Shin Morishita, Counsellor for SIP, Bureau of Science, Technology and Innovation, Cabinet Office, Japan

Mr Peter Sweatman, CAVita, USA

Mr Wolfgang Hoefs, Head of Sector, DG Connect, European Commission

Mr David Buttner, President, Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) and Toyota Australia, Australia


In recent years the question about driverless vehicles has largely changed from “if?” to “when?” along with the accompanying “what will this mean?” and “how will we work through the issues?”

These issues range from the practical “will we licence cars in the way we now licence drivers?” to the abstract “what will a driverless car choose to hit if it cannot avoid a crash?” Nevertheless, the general consensus appears to be that the potential of driverless vehicles is so large that these challenges will be overcome, even if not immediately.

This justified excitement about driverless cars can allow other aspects of automated and connected vehicles to be overlooked. In planning for the future and in realising the substantial safety and mobility benefits achievable now, industry and government will need to work through issues as diverse as managing driver distraction in partially automated vehicles and how to achieve a convergence between work on Cooperative ITS and vehicle automation.

Given the rapid pace of change in this sector, the speakers will set out both their understanding of where things are at and their views as to how we can work together over the next few years to realise the promise of automated and connected vehicles.


Plenary PL2

Smart Cities

Wednesday 12 October 2016
9.00am – 10.40am
Plenary 3, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre


Mr Neil Scales, Director General, Queensland Department of Transport & Main Roads, Australia


Mr Jack Dangermond, Founder and President, Esri, USA

Mr Men Leong Chew, Chief Executive, Land Transport Authority, Singapore

Mr Hamed Benouar, VP of Business Development and Government Relations, Sensys Networks, USA

Mr Leon van de Pas, Senior Vice President, Head of IoT Business Group, HERE, The Netherlands

Mr Mike Mrdak, Secretary, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Australian Government

ITS 2016 Mastercard Smart City Hackathon Award Presentation - Mr Hany Fam, Mastercard Enterprise Partnerships


Already more than half the world’s population live in cities and United Nations projections show that a further 2.5 billion people may live in cities by 2050. It is difficult to imagine a prosperous and sustainable future that does not involve smart cities; but what exactly is a smart city? Is technology enough to make a city smart, or rather how that technology is put to use that makes a city smart?

Cities rely on transport, so it follows that a smart city must include intelligent transport. There are many ways that transport can help make a city smart:
By matching transport capacity to transport demands.
By giving individuals personalised information and travel choices that meet their needs.
By improving resilience in the face of disruption and disaster.
By getting more out of the transport asset base.
By catering better for the mobility disadvantaged.
By working with other elements of smart city to improve sustainability and liveability.

In this highly relevant plenary session, presenters will set out their visions for how intelligent transport can do these and other things to make cities smarter and help achieve a more prosperous and sustainable future for the world.


Plenary PL3

Connectivity and Big Data: Challenges in capturing, securing and connecting big data

Thursday 13 October 2016
9.00am – 10.30am
Plenary 3, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre


Mr Chris Koniditsiotis, Chief Executive, Transport Certification Australia


Ms Michele Huey, Group General Manager Strategy, Transurban, Australia

Mr Hyoen Shik Baik, Director, ITS and Road Safety Division, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Korea

Ms Monali Shah, Director - Global Intelligent Transportation Solutions, HERE, USA

Ms Claire Depre, Head of ITS Unit at the European Commission, DG MOVE, European Commission

Mr Adam Game, Director, Strategy, Intelematics, Australia


The Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data are routinely included in descriptions of the technology megatrends changing the world, but what do they mean to transport and smart cities? How does the ubiquitous connectivity of IoT relate to the automation of vehicles and Cooperative ITS? Will transport infrastructure with its longer lifecycle be rapidly instrumented or become the isolated legacy element of a smart city? How will the Big Data from these ubiquitous connected sensors actually be used? How will issues such as security, latency and robustness be managed? 

There is much promise in IoT and Big Data, but also much confusion and hype. In this plenary session presenters will seek to cut through this to provide clarity, with concise visions of the future, concrete examples of what is being achieved today and visibility of what lies ahead over the next few years. 


Plenary PL4

Mobility as a Service

Friday 14 October 2016
2.30pm – 3.30pm
Plenary 3, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre


Mr Dean Zabrieszach, Chief Executive, HMI Technologies, Australia


Mr Jeroen Weimar, Chief Executive Officer, PTV, Australia

Mr Xiaojing Wang, Chair, China ITS Industry Alliance, China

Mr Matthew Cole, President, Cubic Transportation Systems and Senior Vice President, Cubic Corporation

Mr Richard Harris, Director Communications and Marketing Transportation and Government International Public Sector, Xerox, United Kingdom

Mr Martin Matthews, Independant Consultant and former Secretary for Transport, New Zealand


The potential market for new mobility offerings is huge. In some developed countries, household spending on transport is second only to spending on housing. A weight of investment is starting to chase this opportunity: Uber has a market valuation of more than $50 billion, General Motors has invested $500 million in competitor Lyft and Daimler has acquired the RideScout and MyTaxi apps.

This shift from people owning mobility to accessing mobility will be disruptive, even in scenarios where many of us choose to continue to own a car. For cities to plan for this future of mobility and for companies to thrive in a changing market, there are many questions needing to be explored:

How will these new mobility options change usage of buses, trams and trains?
How will seeing the full costs of travel change travel behaviour?
Will these new mobility options reduce or increase congestion?
How will new mobility options cater for the mobility disadvantaged?
Are users prepared to move to a subscription model to pay for mobility?
How much of a boost will driverless cars give shared mobility and is success dependent on their availability? 

Here presenters will explore these and other questions in seeking to establish what the future of mobility will look like. 


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