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Intelligent Transport Systems - the opportunity for Victoria

  • The Cluster 17/31 Queen Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

Smart roads that can deliver real-time data. 
Co-operative technologies that allow vehicles to connect to other vehicles, to infrastructure and to everything around them. 
A mind-blowing new transport system that could get us from Melbourne to Sydney in 55 minutes.  
These are some of the smart technologies currently under development in Victoria. 

On the back of hosting the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress late last year and with transport equipment being Victoria’s second largest manufacturing industry contributing $3.8B to the local economy, we’re at the tipping point for redefining mobility for future generations and Victoria wants in, aiming to make the home of the world’s most liveable city, more liveable.

In this event we’ll be exploring:

  • The transport technologies emerging in Victoria
  • What makes Victoria an ideal testing ground?
  • Community & end user benefits – including congestion and safety
  • Challenges faced by the sector – including regulatory and safety

Panellists

Susan Harris - CEO, Intelligent Transport Systems Australia
With over 20 years’ experience across transport and supply chain sectors Susan is well placed to promote benefits that transport technology can deliver to business and the Australian community.  

Through the global network of ITS Associations and participating as a member of the ITS World Congress Board, Susan has strong linkages with the international ITS community.

Susan is well placed to ensure Australian advances are shared internationally while also keeping abreast of overseas developments in this rapidly evolving field.  

Other affiliations include: Convenor of the Austroads Cooperative ITS Industry Reference Group; Member of the National Transport Commission Industry Advisory Group, Member of Monash University Institute of Transport Studies Industry Advisory Board, Member of the Space Cross Sectoral Interest Group.  

Susan has built a career in consulting and in industry to look at collaborative solutions involving government, industry and academia.  This industry experience is combined with professional qualifications including a Bachelor degree majoring in Environmental Management and an MBA from Melbourne Business School. 

Zac McClelland - Cofounder & Project Leader, VicHyper
Zac is the Project Leader and Co-Founder of VicHyper, an interdisciplinary team of RMIT students competing as the only finalists from the Southern Hemisphere in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. As an RMIT Aerospace Engineering graduate, Zac has a passion to make Hyperloop a reality in Australia. Alongside managing the VicHyper team, Zac is also a test engineer intern at Vipac. From a farm near the small town of Walbundrie in NSW, Zac has extensive hands-on experience with farm machinery, woodwork and construction. Zac aspires to increase Australia’s connectivity especially between regional and metropolitan areas. 

Dr Anna Newberry - Driver Assistance Technologies, Ford Australia
Anna has been an automotive professional for 15 years with experience ranging from hybrids to driver assistance technologies such as adaptive cruise control and lane keeping aid. Having started her transport journey with a doctorate in an area which is now mostly defunct due to the shift in attention to autonomous vehicles, she knows how much things can change in a relatively short space of time.

Anna currently works for Ford Motor Company in product development, where she is part of the team engineering global future products from Victoria, Australia. Anna has a bachelors in mechanical engineering, and an engineering doctorate, both from the University of Southampton, UK.

Michael Caltabiano - CEO, ARRB
Michael was appointed as Chief Executive of ARRB, in November 2016 after a very successful three years at the helm of the Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA). Michael brings to the role of CEO extensive experience in the flexible pavement and bituminous surfacing industry.

Michael graduated from James Cook University with an Honours degree in Civil Engineering and commenced work with the Department of Main Roads, Queensland. He subsequently completed a Master of Philosophy degree at Nottingham University in the UK, and researched the application of treatments to prevent reflective cracking from cement treated bases through asphalt pavements. He has also gained a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and is a qualified Company Director and Mediator.

Michael brings almost 30 years of experience, and great enthusiasm for the roads and transport sector with a particular focus on creating knowledge for tomorrows transport challenges and driving innovation to deliver an adaptable connected future.

Ticket price includes drinks, light refreshments and a copy of the event report. 

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