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 Provisional Programme


17 – 18 June 2018

Exhibition Build-Up

18 June 2018

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 from 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
14:00 – 16:00 Briefing and visit to Sanral COC
16:30 Arrival back at Gallagher Convention Centre

19 June 2018

Plenary Session

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
  • Introduction of Premier
  • Keynote Address and Welcome to Province of Gauteng
MEC Dr Ismail Vadi
Premier of Gauteng David Makhura
11:00 – 11:40 Global Trends in Public Transport Mohammed Mezghani, President, UITP
11:40 – 12:20 Every Single Life Matters: A PPP-model to improve road safety Zindaba Zoko, CEO, Zambian Road Transport Safety Agency, and David Reynolds, CEO, Integrated Mobility Solutions, Zambia
12:20 – 13:00 Opening of Exhibition
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 – 15:05 The Greening of Transport Logistics Rolf Brauer, GESI, Germany
15:05 – 15:40 Developing Data Platforms for Smart Mobility Paul Potters, CEO, Monotch, The Netherlands
15:40 – 16:15 Using data to better see into the future Charel Schickerling, MD PTV Africa
16:15 – 16:50 The Brave New World of the Internet of Things Jason Barnes, Independent Mobility Expert, UK
16:50 – 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: The Socio-Political Context of Transport in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Daniel Silke, Futurist and independent analyst
10:00 – 17:00 Trade Day for Exhibition Visitors
Session 1 – Mobility as a Service
Time Topic Presenter
08:00 Registration
09:30 – 10:00 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 South Africa
12:00 – 12:30 Building Accessible Mobility Networks through Data Access Sebastian Dyantyi, WIMT
12:30 – 13:00 Public Transport Governance Robert Olivier (Canada)
Session 2 – Big Data
Time Topic Presenter
08:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:30 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 Registration
09:30 – 10:00 Keynote: Green Transport Policy AN Other, Dept of Roads & Transport, Gauteng
10:00 – 10:30 Bio-fuel as Solution in South Africa Mark Templeton, Scania
10:30 – 11:00 Introducing Green Fleets for Public Transport AN Other, City of Johannesburg
11:00 – 11:30 Tea/Coffee
11:30 – 12:00 Informing, Connecting, Measuring – Green Logistics Indicators Daniel Neuhoff, GESI (Germany)
12:00 – 12:30 What are Cities Across Regions doing to become Smarter? Kevin Borras. Editor: Thinking Cities, UK
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 Trends towards air links between Cities and Airports Milda Manomaityte, Global Air Rail Alliance
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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