Global Speakers

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SENATOR JANET RICE

Senator for Victoria, Transport and Infrastructure Spokesperson

Parliament of Australia

Keynote: Updates on NSW Government’s $123 Million in Developing the World’s Most Advanced Transport Management System with Real-Time Information and Predictive Technology to Bust Congestion

For Senator Janet Rice

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DR REBECCA MICHAEL

Head of Public Policy

RACQ

Topic: Moving Beyond Motoring…… Bringing MaaS to the Masses

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CHARLES ALLEN

Head of NSW and ACT

Uber

Topi: Uber Air – How On-demand Flying Taxi Has the Potential to Radically Improve Urban Mobility

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BEHYAD JAFAARI

Chair

Electric Vehicle Council

Interactive Roundtable Discussion: On-Demand Public Transportation

Electric Vehicle Council

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PETE CHURCH

Executive Director, Precincts & Infrastructure

Transport for NSW

Pete Church is the Executive Director for Rail Delivery at Transport for NSW.

He is responsible for the teams delivering all Rail, Infrastructure and Fleet projects and programs throughout NSW. This includes the multi-billion dollar More Trains, More Services program, which will increase capacity across the rail network, Power Supply and Rail Infrastructure projects which support network growth, the delivery of all new rolling stock, and many other diverse infrastructure projects to improve access to the NSW transport system including the Northern Beaches B-Line, Wynyard Walk, Barangaroo Ferry Hub and the Transport Access Program.

 Before coming to Australia, he managed many complex rail remodelling projects, and was the Track Engineer certifying the first tilting trains to operate at 125mph (200km/h) on UK infrastructure.

 Pete is a champion of new methods of working, with the aim to help build more efficient, sustainable, customer-centric infrastructure for the future.

Panel: Impact of Mobility as a Service on Future of Urban Mobility

Transport for NSW

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DR ANN TURNER

Director Information Management and Modernisation Program

NSW Department of Family and Community Services

Topic: The Future of Smart Roads, Solar Highways and Intelligent Infrastructures

NSW Department of Family and Community Services

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NEIL SCALES

Director - General

Department of Transport and Main Roads

Topic: Mobility as a Service – The Queensland Perspective

Department of Transport and Main Roads

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ROHAN LUND

Chief Executive Officer

National Road and Motorists Association (NRMA)

Topic: Accelerating to an Electric Future

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CHIEF INSPECTOR PHILLIP BROOKS

Stakeholder Manager

NSW Police Force

Panel: Impact of Mobility as a Service on Future of Urban Mobility

NSW Police Force

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TONY EID

Executive Director, Future Network Delivery

Sydney Trains

Topic: How We Are Modernising Our Railway Moving from Conventional Operating Practices to New Digital Systems Supported with AI and Automation

Sydney Trains

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PASCAL LABOUZE

Executive Director Operational Systems

Transport for NSW

Pascal Labouze is the Executive Director of Operational Systems in Transport for NSW, where he leads the vision to build more integrated systems to enable a more integrated transport network. He is responsible for the definition, delivery and management of multi-modal technology projects that enable efficient and safe operations of the roads, railway, light rail and ferries.

For more than 25 years, Pascal Labouze has held various transport industry roles designing, developing and deploying complex systems.

He started his career delivering Train Control Systems in Egypt, then went on to hold various positions with Thales in France where he was ultimately responsible for the worldwide delivery of Smartcard Fare Collection Systems. He was then called to Australia to deal with complex Air Traffic Management Systems where he won large contracts and delivered them.

Pascal is a strategic thinker who has developed a proficiency in shaping and developing business, and delivering large-scale complex technology systems. He has a passion for unleashing the power of people by creating a culture where diversity, openness and empowerment lead to a highly engaged workforce. He has an acute understanding of commercial or political stakes and an exceptional ability to negotiate win-win outcomes. His accomplishments range from delivering an e-ticketing system across the Netherlands to successfully negotiating the contract to refurbish Air Surveillance in the Philippines.

 Pascal is an Aeronautics Engineer who has lived in Australia for over a decade, eventually becoming an Australian citizen. He lives in Sydney’s North Shore with his wife and two sons, enjoys playing a game of tennis and tasting not only French but also Australian wines!

Topic: How Integrating Technology Fosters a New Transport Eco-System

Transport for NSW

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CHARLES CASUSCELLI RFD

Chief Executive Officer

Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils

Topic: The Expectations of Technology to Deliver Radical Improvements to Transport and Transit Networks are Unrealistic

Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils

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EVAN WALKER

Director, Smart Innovation Centre

Transport for NSW

Topic: Learning Lessons from Deployment of Autonomous Cars and Shuttles on Australian Roads
Panel: Impact of Mobility as a Service on Future of Urban Mobility

Transport for NSW

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CHRIS BENNETTS

Executive Director - Digital Products Delivery

Transport for NSW

Topic: MaaS is the future: Update of MaaS Trials in Sydney
Panel: Impact of Mobility as a Service on Future of Urban Mobility

Transport for NSW

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ROGER ROONEY

Director & Senior Project Manager - Smart Parking

ACT Government

Topics: Advances in Smart Parking Deployment and Technologies to Reduce Urban Congestion
Panel: Impact of Mobility as a Service on Future of Urban Mobility

ACT Government

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NICK ABRAHIM

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

NSW Taxi Council

Topic: On Demand Public Transport in Sydney, What Lessons Have Been Learned
Interactive Roundtable Discussion: MAAS – What does this mean for Taxis
Panel: Impact of Mobility as a Service on Future of Urban Mobility

NSW Taxi Council

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SHWETA BABBAR

Chief Transformation Officer

Glen Eira City Council

Interactive Roundtable Discussion: Councils Contribute to Creating the Infrastructure, Advocacy and Taking Some Strategic Steps to Change Community’s Behaviour

Glen Eira City Council

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STEVE CRATCHLEY

Pricing Manager, Asset & Advanced Technology

Suncorp

Interactive Roundtable Discussion: Updates on Australia’s Policy Changes to Connected & Autonomous Vehicles
Panel: Impact of Mobility as a Service on Future of Urban Mobility

Suncorp

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CLARE GARDINER-BARNES

Deputy Secretary - Freight, Strategy and Planning

Transport for NSW

Topic: Accelerating Mobility as a Service for NSW: Roll-Out Plans, Deployment Challenges and Next Steps

Transport for NSW

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ISHRA BAKSH

Executive Director - Mobility as a Service Program Management (Office of the Director-General)

Department of Transport and Main Roads

Topic: Mobility as a Service – The Queensland Perspective

Department of Transport and Main Roads

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SCOTT NARGAR

Public Relations, Manager of Future Mobility & Government Relations

Hyundai

Topic: Future Mobility, What Coming and is Australia Ready?

Hyundai