Smart Cities/Smart Transport Workshop

The “smart city” and “big data” concepts are two of the key drivers shaping the future of Intelligent Transport Systems. ITS South Africa will host a workshop on Smart Cities/Smart Transport on 23 October 2014.

To support members in obtaining points in the Continuous Professional Development process, the workshop will be registered for CPD points.

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Details
Date: 23 October 2014
Venue: Holiday In Hotel Rosebank, opposite the Gautrain Rosebank Station
Cost: R1 000 for members and R1 500 for non-members

You are cordially invited to register now

Skills and Experience Audit: Summary

The past decade saw the following trends emerge in the South African ITS Industry. Firstly, market size grew exponentially from a ten-fold million Rand market into one estimated to be worth about R12-15 billion in a 3-year rolling cycle. A second trend is the diversification of ITS into more sub-disciplines with the result that new players entered into the market, for example financial/banking institutions and mega software companies.

Despite this rapid market growth, the number of ITS practitioners – those at the core of the ITS industry -- has remained relatively constant. This requires that ITS practitioners not only have to work smarter, but work harder as well.

A Strategy Survey was conducted last year, produced very useful results, and last month a short Skills and Experience Audit was conducted. The aim was to inform ITSSA’s skills and capacity building strategy, and again useful results were obtained.

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i-Transport Conference and Exhibition – Call for Abstracts

The theme for the 8th International i-Transport Conference and Exhibition is “Be Moved” and you are cordially invited to submit abstract to present at this flagship ITS event. The theme reflects both the progress made with ITS deployment and its increasing integration into mainstream transport operations and the challenges ahead to achieve smart mobility.

The plenary session of the first day of i-Transport will focus on Policy and Strategy issues the second day will see two parallel streams covering sessions on Traffic Management, Public Transport, Safety and Security and Security in Transport and Lifecycle Sustainability and Funding.

i-Transport 2015 will be hosted on the 26 and 27 May 2015 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. The venue is within easy reach from both Johannesburg and Pretoria. It offers both private and public transport access for delegates, exhibitors and visitors.

To submit an abstract and find out more visit the i-Transport 2015 website.

New Members

Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

ITS South Africa welcomes the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM) as a member. EMM is represented by Tommie Snyman, the Metro’s head of ITS. You can contact him at tommie.snyman@ekurhuleni.gov.za

GoMetro

Another new member is GoMetro. GoMetro is a mobi-site for City Transport in South Africa. They are represented by Justin Coetzee. You can contact him at justin@gometro.co.za

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