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Prof Phil Blythe
Professor of Intelligent Transport Systems, New Castle University
Chief Scientific Advisor, Department for Transport
Professor Phil Blythe is Professor of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) at Newcastle University. Prior to joining the Department for Transport he was Director of the Transport Operations Research Group for 13 years.
Phil’s academic focus has been the development of ITS – the use of information, communications and computing technology applied to transport. His research portfolio covers a wide range of areas where ITS has been applied to transport including: road to vehicle communications; road user charging systems; ITS for assistive mobility, smartcards and radio frequency identification (RFID), wireless / smartdust technologies, electromobility and future intelligent infrastructure.
His research is also forward-looking and attempts to bridge the technology-policy gap in terms of what technologies may evolve to meet future policy objectives or influence future policy thinking to meet the challenges.
Phil chairs the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)’s Transport Policy Panel, is a member of their Lectures Committee and supports the IET in the UK and abroad in areas such intelligent transport, connected and autonomous vehicles, electro-mobility and smart cities and on the Big Data / Internet of Things agendas. In March 2012 Phil was awarded the Reece-Hills Medal for a lifetime personal contribution to ITS.
Mr Richard Harris
Director Europe, HMI Technologies & Ohmio Automotion
International Director ITS UK
Richard is internationally recognised as a leading expert in ITS. Richard was inducted into the ITS World Congress Hall of Fame in 2015 as the recipient of the life time achievement award. His citation read ‘An effective and charismatic champion and thought-leader for ITS for over 25 years who selflessly promotes ITS in general, without commercial considerations or bias. Known, respected, trusted and liked by ITS professionals all over the world, his commitment in worldwide organizations continues to inspire and benefit the international ITS community.’
Dr Olga Landolfi
Secretary General, TTS Italia
Olga Landolfi is the Secretary General of TTS Italia. She has worked as researcher at the Italian Transportation Research Programme of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) in the ITS sector, and at the Mobility Agency for the City of Rome as expert in ITS in the Rome’s Traffic Control Centre. Over the last few years, she coordinated the redaction of the Italian ITS Action Plan, a survey on Italian ITS Market to evaluate the role of ITS sector in the national economy, and all the projects and initiatives carried out by TTS Italia. Olga has also been an expert evaluator for the European Commission in the Framework Programmes.
Mr Eric Sampson
Ambassador of ITS United Kingdom
Eric worked in the UK public sector until retirement in 2006, holding posts in Marine, Highways, Rail and Safety and The Coastguard Agency. He was appointed CBE in 2007. He is a Visiting Professor at both Newcastle University and City University London, a past Chairman of ITS-UK and currently the Society’s Ambassador, and a founder member of ERTICO. In 2012 he was appointed to the European Commission’s High Level Advisory Group on ITS.
Dr Hermann Meyer
Vice President – Smart City Solutions
Division Interior – Intelligent Transportation Systems, Continental Automotive GmbH
Hermann Meyer is Vice President for Smart City Solutions at the Continental Corporation. He is a member of the Board of the Urban Software Institute.
Previously, he was the Chief Executive Officer at ERTICO – ITS Europe from 2008 – 2016, a Public-Private Partnership initiative to support the development and deployment of ITS in Europe.
In this function, he was the Chairman of the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux in 2015 and a member of the Board of Directors of the ITS World Congress from 2008 to 2016. He was Co-Chair of the iMobility Forum and Chairman of the eCall Implementation Platform from the European Commission.
Prior to joining ERTICO, he represented the interests of the Volkswagen Group in the EU institutions in Brussels as Head of the Government Relations Office. He joined Volkswagen in 1995 serving as Manager in the “Sustainability Strategy” Department and as Head of the “Technology and Science” Department in the Government Relations Offices in Bonn and Berlin. He was seconded in 1996/1997 to the Principal Policy Department in the German Federal Ministry of Transport and from 2003 to 2006 to the European Car Manufacturing Association (ACEA) as Director of Environmental Policies.
He holds a PhD from Cambridge University in Land Economy.
Mr Christer Karlsson
Chief Executive Officer, ITS Sweden
Christer has worked in the field of ITS since 1984 and has been CEO for ITS Sweden since 1999. Christer is currently representing Sweden internationally in different projects and groups, he has been the Head of Delegation from Sweden in CEN TC 278 Road Transport and Traffic Telematics; he is the Initiator for the platform for national ITS-organisations in Europe; he represented Sweden in EC’s group for the Charging directive, Telepeage; he is a member of the Board of Directors for the ITS World Congresses, a member of the International Programme Committee for the ITS World Congresses and Project Manager for the Euro-regional project EasyWay/Viking and he was elected to ITS World Congress Hall of Fame in 2017.
Professor Risto Kulmala
Senior Advisor on ITS, Professor, Traficon Ltd
Professor Risto Kulmala works as Principal Advisor on ITS at Traficon Ltd, with past positions at Finnish Transport Agency, VTT and University of Lund. He has been a coordinator of several major national and international R&D and deployment programmes and projects with more than 300 publications, and a member or chair of various international ITS bodies as well as scientific and technical committees. His areas of expertise include connected and automated driving, ICT infrastructures, ITS evaluation, deployment road maps, road safety, statistical modeling, and field studies of road user behavior.
Mr Randy Iwasaki
Executive Director, Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA)
Randell “Randy” Iwasaki is the Executive Director of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA).
Iwasaki was appointed by the CCTA Board on April 16, 2010. In his role as Executive Director, he administers the one-half percent sales tax program. The Authority is also the Congestion Management Agency, so he makes recommendations on how state and federal transportation funds will be used in Contra Costa. He created GoMentum Station the largest secure autonomous/connected vehicle proving grounds in the US. He continues to work with Silicon Valley companies to provide innovative solutions to congestion relief.
Prior to his appointment as Executive Director, Iwasaki was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger in August 2009 as Director of the California Department of Transportation. He was in charge of the operation of the California state transportation system, including more than 50,000 lane miles of state highway, intercity passenger rail, and more than 250 general aviation airports. He oversaw an annual budget of almost $14 billion and a staff of more than 22,000 people.
Iwasaki serves on a number of national transportation panels and committees. He is the past Chairman of ITS America. He was appointed to the National Freight Advisory Committee and served as the Chair of the Committee.
Most recently in 2016, Eno Transportation and Shared Mobility Strategies identified Randy as one of the top 10 public sector transportation innovators. In 2013, he was inducted into the ITS America Hall of Fame in recognition of his ability to deliver innovative ITS solutions for the transportation system in California. In 2009, he was named to Government Technology’s list of 25 “Doers, Dreamers and Drivers”. This annual award is given “to recognize the hardest working and most innovative individuals in the public sector” and in 2008 was the recipient of the Thomas H. McDonald Memorial Award, which is considered the highest award presented by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials for “rendering continuous outstanding service over an extended period of time or have made some exceptional contribution to the art and science of highway engineering.”
Iwasaki earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, where he currently serves on the School of Engineering’s Industrial Advisory Board. In 2017, he received the Sandra Gardebring Ogren Leadership Award as one of the honored alumni from Cal Poly. He also earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Engineering from California State University, Fresno.
Dr Steve Dellenback
Vice President, Intelligent Systems Division, Southwest Research Institute
Secretary, ITS America’s Board of Directors
International Program Chair, ITS America
Dr. Steve Dellenback is Vice President 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, aeronautical telemetry systems, space flight software, industrial robotics, manufacturing automation and process improvement, embedded systems security and interoperability standards and architectures.
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 as well as multiple military vehicles along with assorted enabling technologies for commercial vehicle manufactures, agricultural providers 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.
Mr Tom Kern
Management Consultant, Transportation Technology
Thomas Kern serves as a management consultant in the field of transportation technology. He recently was Managing Director for the National Operations Center of Excellence and previously served at ITS America, first as its Executive Vice President and then as interim President. Prior to his work at ITS America, he was the Director for Knowledge Management at the Casey Foundation and Deputy Executive Vice President at the American Consulting Engineers Council. He earned a BS (Economics) at Georgetown University, an MSc (Public Administration) at the London School of Economics and also did further graduate study at the University of Oxford.
Mr Russell Shields
Russ Shields is Chair of Ygomi. Mr Shields is a Board Member of the ITS World Congress, founding Board Member of ITS America, former Chair of the TRB Communications Committee, former Convener of ISO/TC204/WG16, and Co‑Chair of the ITU Collaboration on ITS Communications Standards.
Mr Shields is also a member of the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Advisory Board, a Presidential advisory committee. He received the 1998 SAE‑Delco Electronics ITS Award, was named an SAE Fellow in 2007, was inducted into the inaugural class of ITS America’s Hall of Fame in 2008, and was named the inaugural U.S. member of the ITS World Congress Hall of Fame in 2010.
In 2008, to recognize his more than 40 years defining new industries, the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business awarded him the Distinguished Alumni Award in Entrepreneurship.
Mr Joseph Lam
Independent Advisor on Intelligent Transport Systems
Chair, International Business Development Committee, ITS Canada
Joe Lam graduated from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland and has been active in the ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) field for over 40 years. After 11 years with the Toronto Traffic Control Centre, he joined Delcan where he eventually served as the Managing Director of Delcan International Corporation. Since March 2014, he has been acting as an independent advisor on various aspects of ITS.
He was the Chairman of ITS Canada between 1998 and 2009, and a Vice President of the Transportation Association of Canada between 2001 and 2009. In 2012, he received an award from ITS Canada as the Distinguished Member of the Year.
Joe Lam currently serves ITS Canada as the Chair of the International Business Development Committee.
Dr Sorawit Narupiti
Associate Professor, Civil Engineering (Transportation), Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University
President, ITS Thailand
Mr Charles So
Executive Director, Transportation, Traffic & Transport Planning, Asia, AECOM
President, ITS Hong Kong
Mr Mohammed Hikmet
Chairman, HMI Global
President, ITS New Zealand
Mohammed is the Chairman of HMI/Ohmio Group, an ITS innovation organisation that extend throughout New Zealand, Australia, Asia, The United States and Europe. With more than 150 employees globally, HMI positioned itself at the forefront of the transport technology revolution.
Mohammed has served and participated in all the ITS World Congress sessions since Beijing 2007. He is the President of ITS New Zealand. BOD for ITS AP and ITS WC.
Mohammed appointed the Chair of ITS AP BOD between 2013-2015.
Mohammed Heads the delegation of New Zealand to ITS TC 204 and a contributor to the IPC committee at the World Congress.
Being a dynamic participant in an overwhelming number of International ITS events, Mohammed contributes significantly through his wealth of global knowledge and decades of experience along with his significant network of ITS experts from around the world.
Dr Jason Chang
Professor, Dept of Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University
Director, Advanced Public Transport Research Center, National Taiwan University
Vice-President, ITS Taiwan
Dr Jason Chang is a professor in National Taiwan University. He has served as advisor to Mayor of Taipei City Government since 1994. In the past 20 years, Professor Chang has been invited by many international NGOs and governments to provide advisory on transport policies. His research focuses on public transport, transport economics, advanced public transit and e-payment systems. Professor Chang is one of the pioneers promoting green transport and BRT in Asian cities including China, Indonesia and India. His famous philosophy on green transport and sustainable mobility is the integration of BBMW, namely Bike, Bus, Metro and Walk.
Datuk Dr. Leong Siew Mun
Executive Director, Dynargy Global Sdn Bhd
Datuk Dr Leong Siew Mun is a Professional Engineer and Chartered Engineer. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy from RPI, USA specializing in the field of intelligent transportation system (ITS) and its application in urban transportation management. He is actively involved in Asia Pacific ITS activities locally or abroad. Besides as one of the board members of Asia Pacific ITS, he also holds other portfolio in many professional institutions. He is also responsible for the standardization of ITS standards as the Chairman of the National Committee on ISO/TC204 for Malaysia.
Prof Wang Xiaojing
Chair, China ITS Industry Alliance
Director, China National ITS Center
Dr Moon Young-Jun
Research Fellow and Director of ITS R&D, The Korea Transport Institute (KOTI)
Dr. Young-Jun MOON is a chief director of the Dept. of National Transport Technology R&D in the Korea Transport Institute (KOTI). He has joined KOTI in 1998, right after he had graduated in the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) with a doctoral degree of Transportation Engineering in the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He started his career as a research engineer in the Agency for Defense Development (ADD) in 1987, developing Korean Surface to Air Missile (KSAM) for the military weapon systems. He participated in ITS World Congress and the International Standard Organizations in ITS area as a leader of ITS R&D in Korea from 1999 for developing a variety of ITS projects. Since then, he has been involved in ISO/TC204 as not only an expert in WG14 for vehicle/roadway warning and control system but also a Convenor of WG17 for nomadic & portable devices. He has been a member of the international program committee (IPC) of ITS World Congress since 2005 and also a chair of IPC for the 17th ITS World Congress in Busan, 2010. He has joined a committee member of National Science and Technology Commission (NSTC) under the President House in 2010 until now. He has been a consulting director of transportation division in PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Organizing Committee since 2010. He has been designated as an Advisory Director to the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MoLIT) from 2016 until 2017.
Mr Hajime Amano
President, ITS Japan
Mr. Amano joined Toyota Motor Corporation in 1982. He started his career as a factory automation engineer, developing industrial robots and operation management systems for manufacturing and logistics. Then he expanded his areas covering transportation.
He participated in pioneering Electronic Road Pricing demonstration project in Singapore from 1993 to 1995 as project manager of a consortium. Since then, he has been involved in a variety of ITS projects both in Japan and overseas.
He has been a member of the International Program Committee of ITS World Congress since 2002 and also a member of the Board of Directors since 2006.
He assumed the position of President and CEO of ITS Japan in 2009. He has also been the Secretary General of ITS Asia-Pacific since 2009.
Mr Dean Zabrieszach
Chief Executive Officer, HMI Technologies Pty Ltd
President, ITS Australia
Dean Zabrieszach was appointed to the position of CEO of HMI Technologies in March 2015, a position that now covers Australia, New Zealand and the rest of the World.
Dean is a Board Member and current President of ITS Australia and a Board Member and current Chair of ITS Asia Pacific.
In addition, Dean is a member of the World Congress International Program Committee and the Australian Head of Delegation on the International Standards Organisation Technical Committee 204 (ISO TC 204) for Intelligent Transport Systems.
As well as being a dedicated ITS Singapore 2019 World Congress Ambassador, Dean is proud to be a Club Melbourne Ambassador.
Dr Elly Sinaga
Senior Lecturer, STMT Trisakti
DR. Elly Adriani Sinaga MSc. DIC has been in the Ministry of Transportation Republic of Indonesia for over 30 years.
Firstly she was assigned in Transportation Training and Education Development and developed a Land Transportation College. Thousands of graduates now working in high ranking position all over Indonesia mainly under Local and National Government Transportation Agency.
She also has the experience as the Director of Urban Transport System Development, the Ministry of Transportation.She developed more than 20 cities Bus Rapid Transit and ITS with the local government all over Indonesia.
One important position also as the Director General of the Research and Development Agency , some Transport policy borne by this Agency.
In 2016, she was assigned by the President Republic of Indonesia to lead an Integration Transportation Agency as a Director General of the Greater Jakarta Transport Authority. Nine Cities and Municipalities with a total population of 31 million residents were Integrated into one Transportation Management.
Many Integration Transport program and Policy developed and Implemented under her leadership, with a new Mass Transit Development, such as Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), Light Rail Transit (LRT), Airport Rail, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) as well as High Speed Train.
Now she is still actively working with the ITS Indonesia as an Advisor and teaching at the Trisakti Transportation and Logistic Institute as a Senior Lecturer aside from contributing to the Ministry of Transportation on a part time basis.
Mr Brian Negus
Strategic Adviser, Royal Automobile Club of Victoria Limited
Brian is an experienced professional and Board member with a demonstrated history of working in the public policy and advocacy industry. He is currently General Manager of Public Policy at RACV. Brian brings over 40 years of Government and private sector transport experience and has held senior management positions including Deputy Director of Public Transport in Victoria, Regional Director at VicRoads and General Manager of Port Planning at the Melbourne Port Corporation. Brian has qualifications from RMIT, University of New South Wales and Mt Eliza Business School. He holds several Board positions including the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.