Be Moved – Smart Cities/Smart Mobility

18 – 20 June 2018

The i-Transport Conference and Exhibition is a strategic project of ITS South Africa

i-Transport 2018 Programme


17 – 18 June 2018

Exhibition Build-Up

18 June 2018

14:00 – 16:00Briefing and visit to Sanral COC

Master Class 1:
Change from being a Consultant to become a Strategic Advisor

Many ITS and transport practitioners want to add measurable value but they don’t know where to start. The transport environment has fundamentally changed in the recent few years, and this change is speeding up exponentially. Apart form technology and system changes, the socio-economic-political context is changing, transport authorities and institutional structures as clients are radically transforming. So are the commuters who the transport systems must serve. The skill set with which we entered this space is no longer adequate. This master class is about how to become a strategic adviser who helps drive measurable business results and value by connecting the ITS and transport strategy to the business strategy. It will teach how to ask the right questions, identify the right business measures and develop and execute plans that create real ROI.

Programme Director: Tony Huggett, Vice President, ITSSA
Time Topic Presenter
08:00 Registration and refreshments
09:00 – 10:30 Module 1: The Future Transport Environment – Integrated Strategic Projects Jack vd Merwe, CEO GMA
10:30 – 11:00 Tea/Coffee
11:00 – 12:30 Module 2: Changing Client Expectations Tommie Snyman, Huawei
12:30 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:30 Module 3: The Principles and Practice of Selling Advice Omar Cupido, Pegasys Capital
14:30 – 14:45 Tea/Coffee
14:45 – 15:45 Module 4: Learning a New Skills Set Wim Ferreira, Techso
15:45 – 16:00 Closing
Site Visit – Road and Rail
Visit to the Gibela Rail Factory and the SANRAL Central Operations Centre

With a landmass of 1,22 million km2 (about 5 times the size of the UK) South Africa’s national road network and its rail system are critical infrastructure components. Any discussion on transport should rightly start by looking at its road and rail network. “Back to Rail” has been a clarion call. Gibela is spearheading the revitalisation of rail transport in South Africa’s metro areas – ushering in a new age of rail. Gibela is building a R1 billion facility in Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni, 50km east of Johannesburg. It is here that the majority of the trains for the rolling stock project will be built – initially 580 trains comprising 3,480 coaches. South Africa’s declared national road network stands well over 18 000km of which almost 2000 km is declared a toll road network. Transportation statistics have put traffic growth on our road network to about 6% per annum aggregate on some of our key routes including N3 and N1. Noteworthy is high volumes of heavy motor vehicles and commercial vehicles that conduct daily business of these key roads. SANRAL manages assets worth in excess of R30 billion, without land values. Sanral has implemented a state-of-art Incident and Freeway Management System.

Time Activity
08:00 – 09:00 Registration at Gallagher Convention Centre
10:00 – 13:00 Briefing and visit Gibela Train factory
16:30 Arrival back at Gallagher Convention Centre

19 June 2018

Plenary Session

20 June 2018

08:00 – 10:00 Registration
Plenary Session 1: Opening Session
Programme Director Ron Swartz, Head of Department, Gauteng Dept of Roads and Transport
Time Topic Presenter
10:00 – 11:00 Opening Ceremony

  • Musical/Dance item
  • National Anthem
  • Opening of and Introduction Remarks

Keynote Address

MEC Dr Ismail Vadi
Premier of Gauteng David Makhura
11:00 – 11:40 National Development Plan and Mega Infrastructure Projects and SIPs National Planning Commission
11:40 – 12:20 Alternative Funding Strategies for Transport AN Other, National Treasury
12:20 – 13:00 Opening of Exhibition: Land-linked instead of land-locked Dr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch in Exhibition
Plenary Session 2: The Future is Here*
Programme Director Jack van der Merwe, CEO Gautrain Management Agency and Honorary Vice President UITP
14:30 – 15:00 Global Trends in Public Transport Mohamed Mezghani, UITP Secretary General
15:00– 15:30 Making Cities Smart Stuart Higgins, Director Smart Cities CISCO
15:30 – 16:00 Mobility as a Service – The Shift from Infrastructure to Mobility Sampo Hietanen, CEO MaaS Alliance
16:00 – 16:30 The Brave New World of the Internet of Things Eddie Seymour, IoT Director Invidia
16:30 – 17:00 The Socio-Political Context of Transport Daniel Silke, Futurist and independent analyst
16:45 – 17:00 Closure of Day One Dr Paul Vorster, CEO ITS South Africa
17:00 Refreshments in Exhibition area
18:00 22:00 Conference Dinner

  • Music/Entertainment
  • Keynote Speaker: Adapting to Continuously Disruptive Technologies, Richard Harris, HMI (UK and New Zealand)
10:00 – 17:00 Trade Day for Exhibition Visitors
Session 1 – Mobility as a Service
Time Topic Presenter
08:00 Registration
09:00 Keynote: Moving towards an Integrated Mobility Solution MEC for Roads & Transport in Gauteng, Dr Ismail Vadi
10:00 – 10:30 Measuring Passenger Experiences Liam Henderson, Transporting Cities (UK)
10:30 – 11:00 e-Haling as Disruptive Technology Yolisa Kani, Uber South Africa
11:00 – 11:30 Tea/Coffee
11:30 – 12:00 ‘Afrikanist’ in Motion Abbas Jamie, Aurecon
12:00 – 12:30 Building Accessible Mobility Networks through Data Access Bianca Ryseck, WIMT
12:30 – 13:00 Public Transport Governance Robert Olivier (Canada)
Session 2 – Big Data
Time Topic Presenter
08:00 Registration
09:00 Keynote: Transport Authorities as Integration Mechanisms Cllr Brett Herron, TDA, City of Cape Town
10:00 – 10:30 Migrating to an EMV Ticketing System Tshepo Kgobe, GMA
10:30 – 11:00 Accounts-Based Ticketing as enabler for MaaS David Jacobs, VIX Technology
11:00 – 11:30 Tea/Coffee
11:30 – 12:00 Travel Demand Management – Are We Serious? Nicolaas van Zyl, RHDHV
12:00 – 12:30 Working with Expert Systems in Age of Wide-Ranging Expertise David Reed, Schedule Masters (Canada)
12:30 – 13:00 Collaboration on Connected Vehicles – A Durban Aerotropolis Initiative Gideon Treurnich, RHDHV
Session 3 – Sustainability in Transport/Green Transport
Time Topic Presenter
08:00 Keynote: Using Technology to Reduce Crashes and Save Lives Zindaba Soko, Road Transport and Safety Agency, Zambia
09:00 Mobility and Climate Change Gregor Schmorl, GIZ (Germany)
10:00 – 10:30 Bio-fuel as Solution in South Africa Mark Templeton, Scania
10:30 – 11:00 Connecting Vehicles as Change Agent Andy Gill, Siemens
11:00 – 11:30 Tea/Coffee
11:30 – 12:00 Informing, Connecting, Measuring – Green Logistics Indicators Daniel Neuhoff, GESI (Germany)
12:00 – 12:30 Promotion of Cycling in Tshwane Babra Duri, Independent
12:30 – 13:00 Railway level-crossing Monitoring for Safety Improvement Dineo Tshaai, Thales Systems South Africa
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch in Exhibition Area
Session 4 – Making it Work
Time Topic Presenter
14:30 – 15:00 Keynote: The Future of the Road Network Skhumbuzo Macozoma, SANRAL
15:00 – 15:30 Automation in Road Safety Management Tony Huggett, TMT
15:30 -16:00 Evaluation of Land-use Optimisation for Kigali Master Plan Road Network David Nkurunziza (Rwanda)
16:00 – 16:30 Smart Solutions for Bus Driveline Monitoring Daniel Beller, VOITH (Germany)
16:30 – 17:00 Technological Evolution enhancing project delivery in practice Gabriel Qzique, Fluor Corporation (UK)
Session 5: Moving People
Time Topic Presenter
14:30 – 15:00 Keynote: Gautrain 2 – Expanding High-Speed Rail as Backbone for Public Transport William Dachs, GMA
15:00 – 15:30 Breaking out of the Silos – High-speed rail as driver for Transit Oriented Development Tobie Lochner, WSP (Kuala Lumpur)
15:30 -16:00 On-Demand Public Transport – Case Studies from Bristol and Riyadh Patrick Vautier, RATP
16:00 – 16:30 BRT for Greater Kampala City Joy Yiga, Kampala City Council (Uganda)
16:30 – 17:00 Multi-faceted Appraisal Framework for Public Transport Investments Andrew Marsay Centre for Transport Development, Univ of Pretoria
18:00 – 22:00 Client Evening

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