i-Transport welcomes panel of excellent speakers

Be Moved - Smart Cities/Smart Mobility

i-Transport 26-27 May 2015

During the two days of the International i-Transport Conference and Exhibition delegates have the opportunity to engage with a panel of excellent speakers. The Theme is “Be Moved – Smart Cities/Smart Mobility” and will help define the way in which ITS systems will help shape our future mobility systems.

In addition delegates will qualify for 2 CPD points towards professional registration.

Keynote speakers in the first session include:

  • Gen George Casey, Past Chief of Staff of the US Army, on lessons learnt in leading an organisation of 1,2 million people with an annual budget of US$ 300 billion;
  • Jack van der Merwe, Project Leader Aerotropolis and CEO Gautrain Management Agency, will speak on the role of the Aerotropolis in changing the transport paradigm; and
  • Nazir Ali, CEO SANRAL, will address South Africa’s strategic road infrastructure.

The next session’s speakers will shift the focus towards transport in the metropolitan

  • Thami Manyathi, Head of Department eThekwini Transport Authority
  • Melissa Whitehead, Commissioner Transport for Cape Town
  • Yolisha Mashilwane, ED Transport, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality.

After the break delegates will hear from the concluding list of keynote speakers:

  • Andre Kilian, DDG, Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport, on the state of the Integrated Transport Master Plan;
  • Ralf-Peter Schaefer, Vice President TomTom, on using our ever-present cars as enabler for smart cities initiatives;
  • Dr Ismail Vadi, MEC for Roads and Transport, Gauteng Provincial Government, will close the day’s proceedings on connecting people and the ITS Africa initiative.

The last keynote speaker that will entertain guests at the Conference dinner is Dayo Akinyemi, SEMTOC Transport Ops Center, Detroit, USA.

Day Two will host two parallel streams with excellent local and international presenters. Stream One is on “Connected Travellers” and Stream Two is all about “Connected Operations.”

ITS South Africa has proudly hosted the biennial International i-Transport Conference and Exhibition since 2001. This year’s event is on 26-27 May 2015 at Gallagher International Convention Center.

Get your CPD points

Delegates to the biennial i-Transport Conference and Exhibition will qualify for 2 CPD points.

Attend both days to qualify for the full points and benefit from the 2-day rate.

i-Transport 2015
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Be Moved - Smart Cities/Smart Mobility

i-Transport 26-27 May 2015

Registration for the biennial International
i-Transport Conference and Exhibition is progressing well and cordially invite you to book your place without delay.

This is ITS South Africa’s premier ITS event for benchmarking, sharing information, building new capacity, energizing colleagues and networking with industry stakeholders and, as the saying goes "the business of business is business". i-Transport will be hosted at Gallagher, Midrand on 26 – 27 May 2015 and the umbrella theme for 2015 is "Be Moved – Smart Cities/Smart Mobility."

Day one will be a plenary with the focus on issues of policy and strategy. Building on the plenary, day two will have two parallel sessions linking the theme “Be Moved” to the clarion call for ITS to “leverage smart cities/smart mobility”. Session one is titled “Connected Traveller” and Session two is titled “Connected Operations”.

Delegates will qualify for 2 CPD points

i-Transport welcomes World-renowned Keynote Speaker

ITS South Africa is proud to announce that the keynote speaker opening the i-Transport Conference is a world-renowned speaker on leadership and management. His presentations are based not on theory, but on his real-life experiences when he led what is arguably the world’s largest and most complex organisation with a $300 billion annual budget and 1.2 million people strong.

General George W. Casey Jr (retired) has been acknowledged as one of the “brightest and most innovative strategic leaders" of the past 50 years. Over his 41 year career, he led UN forces in Bosnia and Kosovo; was the Allied Commander of the Iraq Multinational Force where he led a coalition of 53 countries and managed the country's first democratic election; and then became Chief of Staff for the US Army from 2007 to 2011 where he ran the world's largest public organisation with 1.2 million employees and nearly a $300 billion budget,

Casey is now a sought after distinguished lecturer at Harvard, Cornell, Georgetown and multiple other international universities where he speaks on organisational strategy, forward-facing leadership and how to lead in a volatile and unpredictable world.

ITS South Africa proudly welcomes Casey to the biennial International i-Transport Conference and Exhibition.

i-Transport Welcomes Dinner Keynote Speaker on Transportation Operations Center

Transportation Operations Centers play a crucial role in the strategic management of a network. We are proud to announce that the Manager of Southeast Michigan Transportation Operations Center (SEMTOC) in Detroit is the keynote speaker at the i-Transport Conference Dinner.

Oladayo Akinyemi is the Manager of SEMTOC in Detroit, US, where he oversees the design, construction and operations of ITS for Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). During last year’s ITS World Congress in Detroit, the SEMTOC Operations Center was one of the demonstration projects that delegates visited.

The SEMTOC uses over 300 cameras, 100 Dynamic Message Signs and 100 Microwave Vehicle Detectors to manage traffic along more than 650 km of freeways and three international border crossings. It responds to over 70 000 events from its control room and assists more than 50 000 stranded motorists annually via its Freeway Courtesy Patrol operation.

Dayo began his career with MDOT in 2004 as a Geotechnical Engineer, he became an Engineer Manager in charge of Capital Projects in 2006, and SEMTOC Manager in 2011. Prior to joining MDOT, he has also worked as Traffic Engineer for the City of Detroit, a Geotechnical Engineer for Los Angeles County, California, and a Structural Engineer at Civscon Consult, Ibadan, Nigeria.

A Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan, Dayo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from University of Ilorin (1996) and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from University of Ibadan, Nigeria (2001). He also has a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University, and in 2014 he completed the Operations Academy Senior Management Program from the University of Maryland, USA.

i-Transport welcomes a fellow ITS professional from Africa managing the SEMTOC as a flagship ITS project as keynote speaker at the International i-Transport Conference Dinner. Dayo will also do a presentation on Day 2 in the session on “Connected Operations.”

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