Be Moved - Smart Cities/Smart Mobility

18 - 20 June 2018

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

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.
Topic Presenter
Programme Director Tony Huggett (TMT and ITSSA Vice President) Tommie Snyman: Master Class Convenor) (Huawei and ITSSA President)
Registration and refreshments
Module 1: The Future Transport Environment – Integrated Strategic Projects Jack van der Merwe, CEO GMA
Module 2: Changing Client Expectations Tommie Snyman, Huawei
Module 3: The Principles and Practice of Selling Advice Omar Cupido, Pegasys Capital
Module 4: Learning a New Skills Set Wim Ferreira, Techso
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.
Hosts Marius Barnard (Syntell and ITSSA Board Member) and Wilson Batista (JRA and ITSSA Board Member)
Registration at Gallagher Convention Centre
Briefing and visit Gibela Train factory
Briefing and visit to Sanral COC
Arrival back at Gallagher Convention Centre

19 June 2018

Plenary Session

Plenary Session 1: Opening Session
Programme Director Ron Swartz, Head of Department, Gauteng Dept of Roads and Transport
Topic Presenter
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
Global Trends in Public Transport Mohamed Mezghani, Secretary General, UITP
Road Safety Initiatives in Namibia Eugene Tendekule, Executive, National Road Safety Council of Namibia
The mapping layer as enabler for smart mobility Marius van der Merwe, 28 East / Google
Plenary Session 2: The Future is Here
Programme Director Freeman Masuku, Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport
The Greening of Transport Logistics Rolf Bräuer, Head of Department of Environmental Information and Statistics at the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
Developing new funding models to ensure sustainable infrastructure and transport systems Kogan Pilay, Head of the SADC PPP Network (Botswana)
Mobility as a Service as an Opportunity for Public Private Partnerships Sonal Ahuja, PTV
The Brave New World of the Internet of Things Jason Barnes, Independent Mobility Expert, UK
Closure of Day One Dr Paul Vorster, CEO ITS South Africa
Conference Dinner MC Tshepo Kgobe, Gautrain Management Agency
  • Music/Entertainment
  • Keynote Speaker: Daniel Silke, Futurist and independent analyst: The Socio-Political Context of Transport in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

20 June 2018

Session 1 - Mobility as a Service
Topic Presenter
Session Chair: Tony Huggett (TMT and ITSSA Vice President)
Keynote: Moving towards an Integrated Mobility Solution MEC for Roads & Transport in Gauteng, Dr Ismail Vadi
Measuring Passenger Experiences Liam Henderson, Transporting Cities (UK)
Building Accessible Mobility Networks through Data Access Sebastian Dyantyi, WIMT
Public Transport Governance Robert Olivier (Canada)
What are Cities Across Regions doing to become Smarter? Kevin Borras, Editor: Thinking Cities, UK
Session 2 - Big Data
Topic Presenter
Session Chair: Kersen Naidoo (Aptymo and ITSSA Board Member)
Keynote: Transport in the Big Data Environment Dr Johann Andersen, Stellenbosch Smart Mobility Lab
Migrating to an EMV Ticketing System Tshepo Kgobe, GMA
Accounts-Based Ticketing as enabler for MaaS Chris Pretorius, VIX
Travel Demand Management – Are We Serious? Nicolaas van Zyl, RHDHV
Working with Expert Systems in Age of Wide-Ranging Expertise David Reed, Schedule Masters (Canada)
Collaboration on Connected Vehicles – A Durban Aerotropolis Initiative Gideon Treurnicht, RHDHV
Session 3 - Sustainability in Transport/Green Transport
Topic Presenter
Session Chair: Marius Barnard (Syntell and ITSSA Board Member)
Keynote: Sustainable Transport – essential for helping build an inclusive future: Prerequisites and Local Delivery Gordon Laing, SEE Sustainability
Bio-fuel as Solution in South Africa Mark Templeton, Scania
How can we realign transport and urban systems decision making and programmes to support fully sustainable interventions? Richard Gordge, Transport Futures
Informing, Connecting, Measuring - Green Logistics Indicators Christoph Henseler, Nexus Institute for Cooperation Management (Germany)
Efforts towards Cleaner Mobility in Africa Yssoufou Cisse, UATP Secretary General
EcoLife for Africa / E Mobility System Robert Ajhmajer, ZF (Germany)
Railway level-crossing Monitoring for Safety Improvement Dineo Tshaai, Thales Systems South Africa
Session 4 – Making it Work
Topic Presenter
Session Chair: Freeman Masuku (GDRT)
Keynote: The Future of the Road Network Alan Robinson, SANRAL
Automation in Road Safety Management Tony Huggett, (TMT and ITSSA Vice President)
Smart Solutions for Bus Driveline Monitoring Frederick Smit, VOITH (Germany)
Trends towards air links between Cities and Airports Milda Manomaityte, Global Air Rail Alliance (UK)
Session 5: Moving People
Topic Presenter
Session Chair: Clancinah Baloyi (Group 5 and ITSSA Board Member)
On-Demand Public Transport – Case Studies from Bristol and Riyadh Patrick Vautier , RATP (France)
Breaking out of the Silos – High-speed rail as driver for Transit Oriented Development Tobie Lochner, WSP (Kuala Lumpur)
Keynote: Gautrain 2 – Expanding High-Speed Rail as Backbone for Public Transport William Dachs, GMA
Multi-faceted Appraisal Framework for Public Transport Investments Andrew Marsay Centre for Transport Development, Univ of Pretoria