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Tuesday, November 19
 

10:00am

General Assembly (By invitation to IRF Members)
Tuesday November 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am

10:00am

Exhibition Set-up
Tuesday November 19, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

12:00pm

Global Leadership Seminar: Future of Road User Charging
Road user charging is not a new practice – dating as far back at the 7th century BCE – but its recent rate of expansion has been staggering. By some estimates, the tolling market is expected to grow from 196 million subscriptions in 2015 to more than 540 million by 2025. The main drivers of this trend are multiple, including among others the need to fund infrastructure investment and upkeep, tax drivers for the “externalities” they generate, charge foreign vehicles using the national road system, and brace for the expected decline in fuel taxes.

The technologies supporting road tolling services currently co-exist as 5 separate ecosystems (RFID, DSRC, GNSS, ANPR & Infrared), frequently guided by economic considerations and national regulations rather than a thorough examination of the benefits each one provides. The growing appeal of tolling in emerging economies is encouraging road agencies to look at an even wider spectrum of technological responses ranging from integration with mobile payment for private users to combined services aimed at the fleet operator market. The traditional “On Board Units” themselves also face growing competition from a range of fixed and portable devices as new actors (OEMs, energy companies, etc.) enter the market.

Lastly, the emergence of autonomous and shared mobility presents an explored challenge for toll service providers. Economics dictate that a considerable portion of autonomous mobility will start out as shared trips. UBS predicts that by 2035 urban car ownership will fall by 70% and that the total number of vehicles on the roads could be halved by 2050. These dramatic trends will likely reshape the tolling market as we know it, in ways that are not yet understood.

Seminar Objectives
  • Align understanding on future policy developments driving road user charging
  • Address the technological & business outlook for road tolling
  • Achieve consensus on how long term mobility trends will likely impact the tolling market
  • Outline opportunities to bridge knowledge gaps through educational resources

Format

The seminar will bring together 20 senior industry and institutional specialists to discuss these issues in depth in a spirit of constructive engagement. Under the direction of a Chair, chosen for their knowledge and authority on the subject, a small number of introductory presentations are delivered, and an open debate engaged between the specialists invited to the event. The discussions will aim to shed light on persisting challenges and opportunities for concerted action and supportive policies.

In writing up conclusions, care will be taken to reflect the range of views expressed, including uncertainties and divergent views. The aim is for participants to feel free to express their opinions as individuals, rather than restricting themselves to the positions of the institutions and organizations they represent (Chatham House Rule).


 

Speakers
avatar for Nina Elter

Nina Elter

SVP, Global Market Development, EROAD
Nina leads EROAD’s Global Market Development team and is responsible for finding and evaluating new opportunities on the global landscape. She joined EROAD in 2012 and has more than 20 years of experience working within the technology, trucking, tolling and fuel card sectors globally... Read More →
avatar for Steve Morello

Steve Morello

Partner, D’Artagnan Consulting, LLP
In 1991, Mr. Morello emigrated to France from the United States of America where he gained 20 years of in-depth experience in strategy development, private sector involvement, and market consultation in heavy and light vehicle road usage charging projects, and Intelligent Transportation... Read More →
avatar for Lev Pinelis

Lev Pinelis

Director of Innovation, Transurban
Lev Pinelis, is Director of Innovation for Transurban North America, where he oversees the strategy and implementation of emerging technology programs, including new Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and Smart Mobility solutions, on Transurban’s North American toll road facilities... Read More →
avatar for Kian-Keong Chin

Kian-Keong Chin

Chief Engineer, Road & Traffic, Singapore Land Transport Authority
avatar for Marissa Burkett

Marissa Burkett

Senior Business Analyst, Ptolemus
avatar for Nathan Lee

Nathan Lee

Director, Technology & Innovation, Utah DOT
avatar for Joe Averkamp

Joe Averkamp

VP, Systems and Solution, Parsons Corporation
Joseph Averkamp, Parsons’ VP, Systems and Solutions, has nearly 25 years of experience in technology assessment and development, market analysis, business development and strategy, and project management and delivery. Joe has extensive experience designing and launching business... Read More →


Tuesday November 19, 2019 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

2:00pm

Board of Directors (By invitation to IRF Directors)
Tuesday November 19, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm

2:00pm

Applied Knowledge: MASH Implementation-Myths and Realities
The Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH) establishes the testing requirements for roadside/median and work zone safety hardware and devices.  MASH is an AASHTO document and as such is being managed by AASHTO. 
For years, FHWA has written Federal Aid Eligibility Letters for roadside safety hardware.  FHWA has clearly stated that, “Our letters are provided as a service to the States and are not a requirement for roadside safety hardware to be eligible for Federal-aid reimbursement.”  However, almost every US State DOTs and many international road ministries rely on these letters to add products to their Qualified Products List (QPL).  FHWA has announced that they will no longer issue Federal Aid Eligibility Letters for roadside safety hardware after December 31, 2019.  The question now is “so what happens next?”
This extremely important session will provide an update regarding the on-going discussions and negotiations between AASHTO, FHWA, Testing Houses and Private Industry on the implementation of the MASH testing requirements.  The marketplace is filled with rumors and innuendos regarding MASH implementation, and this session is designed to clear up the confusion and to provide clear, positive direction regarding the implementation of MASH for the United States as well as other countries that use MASH as their roadside safety testing criteria.
Presentations will be made by representatives from FHWA (invited), AASHTO (invited), a Testing House and Private Industry, and these will be followed by a panel discussion. Input will be encouraged from the audience to ask any of the questions that remain regarding the implementation of MASH.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Faller

Ron Faller

Director, Midwest Roadside Safety Facility
avatar for Jeff Shewmaker

Jeff Shewmaker

Business Development director Roadside Safety Products, Hill and Smith, Inc
avatar for Michael S. Stenko

Michael S. Stenko

President and COO, Transpo Industries
Michael S. Stenko has over 35 years of experience in the transportation industry. As the CEO of Transpo Industries, he exemplifies the expertise that has made Transpo a leading supplier of safety and rehabilitation products and materials that help ensure safer and more forgiving transportation... Read More →
avatar for John Durkos

John Durkos

Interstate Steel


Tuesday November 19, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

2:00pm

Applied Knowledge: Roadway Analytics: Making Our Roadways Safer, Longer Lasting, and Less Congested
This session will focus on how collecting and managing the right data about our roadways can help extend the life of our critical assets, help us identify appropriate safety interventions, and help reduce congestion on our highways. Understand how “big data” and “location intelligence” can help you derive greater actionable insights to provide a safer and more efficient transportation system.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Bills

Terry Bills

Director of Transportation, ESRI
Terry Bills is the Global Transportation Industry Director at ESRI, responsible for all transportation segments worldwide.  He has over 25 years experience in transportation planning and policy, information technology and GIS. Mr. Bills has been a Principal Planner for a large regional... Read More →
avatar for Stan Burns

Stan Burns

President, Integrated Inventory
Stan Burns worked for the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) from 1987 to 2015. He retired in December of 2015 as the Director of Asset Management. He held many management positions during his UDOT career including; Director of Engineering Services, Research Director and Operations... Read More →


Tuesday November 19, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

5:30pm

Exhibit Open
Tuesday November 19, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

5:30pm

 
Wednesday, November 20
 

8:00am

Exhibition (08:00-17:00)
Wednesday November 20, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

9:00am

Opening Ceremonies
Speakers
avatar for Mattar Al Tayer

Mattar Al Tayer

Director-General; Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Dubai Roads and Transportation Authority
1983, graduate, University of Wisconsin. Civil engineer. Formerly: positions with Dubai Municipality, latterly as Deputy Director-General. November 2005, assigned to lead the Roads and Transport Authority; established a competent and experienced specialist workforce, thereby driving... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Tropicana Las Vegas

9:30am

Opening Roundtable: Building Tomorrow's Transport Infrastructure Today: What? Where? How?
Technology and innovations are evolving at a pace never seen before in the history of the road and transport sector. From innovations in materials, such as self-healing concrete and rubberized asphalt, to advances in construction equipment automation, and of course, the dawn of the connected and automated vehicle, we are on a verge of a new era. With such remarkable developments, road agencies are increasingly challenged to adjust their business models and investment strategies. Hear from leading public figures on taking up this challenge during the conference's opening plenary session.  

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Row, P.E., CSP

Shelley Row, P.E., CSP

Leadership Speaker, Shelley Row Associates
Shelley Row is a recognized expert in transportation programs, management, and ITS. Ms. Row is widely-known within the transportation community for her leadership, vision and organizational skills as well as for her interpersonal communication and public speaking skills. She founded... Read More →
avatar for MJ Maynard

MJ Maynard

Deputy CEO, RTC Southern Nevada
avatar for Tracy Larkin

Tracy Larkin

Deputy Director, Nevada DOT
avatar for Skhumbuzo  Macozoma

Skhumbuzo Macozoma

Chief Executive Officer, South African National Roads Agency
avatar for Randell Iwasaki

Randell Iwasaki

Executive Director, Contra Costa Transportation Authority
Mr. Randell Iwasaki has been an Executive Director at Contra Costa Transportation Authority since 2010. Mr. Iwasaki served as Chief Deputy Director of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) from November 2004 to August 2009. A Licensed Civil Engineer, Mr. Iwasaki has... Read More →
avatar for Paul C. Ajegba

Paul C. Ajegba

Director, Michigan Department of Transportation
Paul C. Ajegba has 28 years of experience with the Michigan Department of Transportation and was appointed as director on Jan. 1, 2019.  He previously served for three months as Metro Region engineer and before that as University Region engineer.  During his seven years in the University... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
Tropicana Las Vegas

11:00am

12:00pm

Partner Session: Bringing Transformative Change to Southern Nevada (with RTC Southern Nevada)
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is a regional entity that oversees public transportation, traffic management, roadway design and construction funding, transportation planning and regional planning efforts known as Southern Nevada Strong. As the Las Vegas Valley’s population continues to increase daily, so too does traffic congestion and the RTC identifies transportation challenges and explores and implements both short and long-term resolutions while simultaneously promoting sustainability, air quality improvement, enhanced mobility and increased quality of life in the region. Find out more about RTC projects, accomplishments and forward-looking vision by joining this session.

Wednesday November 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

12:00pm

TS4.1 Human Factors in Road Safety
Speakers
avatar for Brianna Lawton

Brianna Lawton

Phd. Candidate, Iowa State University
Brianna Lawton is a doctoral student at Iowa State University in the Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Department,studying Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Transportation Engineering. Brianna graduated magna cum laude from Morgan State University,with a Bachelor’s... Read More →
avatar for Xiaobing Li

Xiaobing Li

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Alabama Transportation Institute, University of Alabama
MA

Mohammed Al Eisaei

Head of Traffic Studies and Research Branch, Abu Dhabi Police
Mohammed is a traffic engineer working under the Abu Dhabi Police in the United Arab Emirates. He works mainly to support the Directorate of Traffic and Patrols in preparing traffic reports and studies which can help in increasing traffic safety in Abu Dhabi.
avatar for Tim Cox

Tim Cox

Consultant, Cox Transportation Safety LLC
I started in the traffic safety industry in 1979 working with pavement markings till 2003 when I transitioned to work zone safety devices. I have been honored to serve as secretary of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and on the boards of industry associations... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

12:00pm

TS5.1 Traffic Scenario Modelling
Speakers
avatar for Stanley E. Young  PE, PhD

Stanley E. Young PE, PhD

Advanced Transportation & Urban Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
avatar for Xiaobing Li

Xiaobing Li

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Alabama Transportation Institute, University of Alabama
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Weike Lu

Postdoctoral researcher, Alabama Transportation Institute


Wednesday November 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

1:30pm

Building Resilient Roads - New Technologies & Applications
Presenting the latest research and real world case studies taken from different fields of pavement engineering and materials science this roundtable will identify promising designs, applications and technologies that can help make road infrastructure more environmentally sound and resilient to extreme weather events.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Kieswetter

Bob Kieswetter

President, Heat Design Equipment Inc.
ob is a graduate of the University of Waterloo with a BASc. in Civil Engineering. He got his initial interest in asphalt pavements as a lab manager, then branch manager of a major consulting engineering firm in Ontario, specializing in inspection and testing of construction materials... Read More →
avatar for Ahmad El Khatib

Ahmad El Khatib

Director of Research & Development, CTL Group
avatar for Amy Miller

Amy Miller

National Director, Asphalt Pavement Alliance
Amy is the National Director of the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA). The (APA) is a coalition of the Asphalt Institute, the National Asphalt Pavement Association, and the State Asphalt Pavement Associations. Amy is a graduate of the University of Florida with an undergraduate... Read More →
avatar for Mikhil Ranka

Mikhil Ranka

Vice President, Zydex Industries
Dr Mikhil Ranka is currently a VP of business development (North America) at Zydex Industries - a specialty polymer company. He holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign, and a PhD in Polymer Chemistry from the Massachusetts... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Gee

Bryan Gee

Director of Education and Training, Tensar International Corporation
Mr. Gee is Director of Education and Training at Tensar. He has been with Tensar 13 years in Sales, Product Management, and Marketing roles. He received his B.S.E. and his M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University. He is the engineer of record on more than 50... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

1:30pm

Easing Urban Congestion
Faced with growing problems posted by urban congestion and the associated emission of harmful pollutants, forward-looking municipalities across the world are turning to solutions to manage demand through access control and charging mechanisms. This session will examine which innovations in urban management are most conducive to delivering durable results. 

Speakers
avatar for Kian-Keong Chin

Kian-Keong Chin

Chief Engineer, Road & Traffic, Singapore Land Transport Authority
avatar for Marissa Burkett

Marissa Burkett

Senior Business Analyst, Ptolemus
avatar for Thomas J Topolski

Thomas J Topolski

Executive Vice President, Critical Infrastructure, Parsons Corporation
Thomas J. Topolski is Executive Vice President responsible for Critical Infrastructure global business development and strategy. Parsons is a digitally enabled solution provider in the Infrastructure, Defense & Security Markets with over 15,000 employees and top line revenues exceeding... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

1:30pm

Safer Roads by Design: Global Activities for Road Safety
Speakers
avatar for Ben Duncker

Ben Duncker

Commercial Sales Director, Highway Care
Ben has been involved in road safety industry since 2003, joining Highway Care from college and was named Director in 2013. He has been responsible for Highway Care’s International Sales operations for the since 2010, helping to introduce innovative road safety products into the... Read More →
avatar for Peter Hartzell

Peter Hartzell

Project Manager ISO/TC 241, SIS, Swedish Standards Institute
Peter Hartzell is the Project manager and Secretary for the secretariat of ISO/TC 241 – Road traffic safety management systems. He is a Project manager at SIS, Swedish Standards Institute (a member of ISO, International Organization for Standardization) and specializes in the development... Read More →
avatar for Samir El Hage

Samir El Hage

Road Safety Program Manager, TEC
Has more than thirty years experience in Transportation Planning, Traffic Engineering, Road and Highway design and management consulting. International experience in CANADA, MENA Region and GCC includes Road Safety, strategic planning, land transport strategy, feasibility studies... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

1:30pm

TS1.1 Advances in Bridge Design & Condition Assessment
Speakers
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Koonnamas Punthutaecha

Civil Engineer, Department of Rural Roads
avatar for Masato Matsumoto

Masato Matsumoto

President & CEO, Nexco-West USA
Masato Matsumoto is a globally recognized structural engineer, is currently a Committee Member for the IRF Asset Management Committee. He is a registered professional Engineer both in the United States and Japan in Civil Engineering. He is an expert on technical aspects of bridge... Read More →
avatar for Leopold Falkensammer

Leopold Falkensammer

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Civil Engineering graduate student and research assistant at University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Bridge
avatar for Ghazaleh Laleh

Ghazaleh Laleh

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Ghazaleh Laleh is a graduate research assistant at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in structural engineering under the supervision of Dr.Ryan Sherman at UNLV. Her academic interests include accelerated bridge construction, new methodologies... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

1:30pm

TS2.3 Pavement Data Collection Systems
Speakers
avatar for Dimas Dewandaru

Dimas Dewandaru

Researcher, Institute of Road Engineering, Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Republic of Indonesia
Transportation Engineering Researcher with specialization on road and bridge database/datacenter, mobile application for road survey and rural road programming.
avatar for Matthew Connelly-Taylor

Matthew Connelly-Taylor

Global Product Manager, Fugro
avatar for Vincent	Lecamus

Vincent Lecamus

Vincent Lecamus is the founder and CEO of Immergis, focusing on Geographical Information Systems (GIS) applied to road infrastructures management. Immergis provides large-scale surveying services, data collection and analysis, GIS data monitoring solutions, and consulting services.Network’s... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

3:00pm

4:00pm

Asset Management: Supporting Road Investments Decisions*
Some countries excel at long term infrastructure asset management & financial planning, while others have fallen behind. Fast-motorizing economies have an excellent opportunity to begin planning for long term maintenance during the investment stage of their infrastructure. This panel will address commonly shared challenges, and discuss opportunities to build a framework for knowledge sharing around best practices for infrastructure asset management.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Connelly-Taylor

Matthew Connelly-Taylor

Global Product Manager, Fugro
avatar for Timo Saarenketo

Timo Saarenketo

CEO, Roadscanners Oy
Dr. Timo Saarenketo is the CEO of Roadscanners Oy. He also works as an Adjunct Professor of traffic infrastructure diagnostics at the Tampere University of Technology.  He is internationally known “Road Doctor”  specialized in Non-Destructive Testing based road and bridge and... Read More →
avatar for Barry Raskin

Barry Raskin

Marketing Director, AgileAssets
avatar for Terry Bills

Terry Bills

Director of Transportation, ESRI
Terry Bills is the Global Transportation Industry Director at ESRI, responsible for all transportation segments worldwide.  He has over 25 years experience in transportation planning and policy, information technology and GIS. Mr. Bills has been a Principal Planner for a large regional... Read More →
avatar for Stan Burns

Stan Burns

President, Integrated Inventory
Stan Burns worked for the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) from 1987 to 2015. He retired in December of 2015 as the Director of Asset Management. He held many management positions during his UDOT career including; Director of Engineering Services, Research Director and Operations... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

4:00pm

Partner Session: Strengthening the Perceived Value of ITS (with TTS Italia)
ITS can successfully contribute to achieving national and local transportation policy objectives. This session will address the advantages of cooperation and stakeholder engagement in getting ITS on the political agenda, the key political arguments for investing in ITS and how these can be, and have been, used elsewhere, with examples at the national and city levels.

Speakers
avatar for Murphy Sun

Murphy Sun

ITS Taiwan
avatar for Olga Landolfi

Olga Landolfi

Secretary General, TTS Italia
avatar for Daniel Russomanno

Daniel Russomanno

Acting President, ITS Argentina
avatar for Jose Miguel Ortega

Jose Miguel Ortega

Director, ITS Chile
avatar for Shaileen Bhatt

Shaileen Bhatt

President & CEO, ITS America


Wednesday November 20, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

4:00pm

TS1.3 Highway Development Programs
Speakers
avatar for James Robertson

James Robertson

Director of Business Development, AgileAssets
Part of the EMEA team at AgileAssets. Based in Scotland.
avatar for Md Abdul Quader

Md Abdul Quader

Ex- SE, Senior Transport Advisor, Shelida Associates,USA, Local Government Engineering Department(LGED)
Engr. Mr. M. A. Quader was born in 1955 in Bangladesh. He was graduated from Chittagong Engineering College of Bangladesh in 1977.Later he completed his Masters in Transport, Planning & Engineering from University of Leeds, UK in 1999. He started his career as a Government official... Read More →
avatar for Giorgio Gaviraghi

Giorgio Gaviraghi

Associated professor, UFMT
Graduated in architecture at the at the Politecnico di Milano Wide experience in innovative projects in manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and aerospace facilities . Specialized in space architecture with several advanced designs for extraterrestrial facilities. Proposed disruptive proposals... Read More →
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Dina Awaliah

PT Hutama Karya


Wednesday November 20, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

4:00pm

TS3.2 Green Pavements - 1
Speakers
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Yeong Min Kim

Senior Researcher, Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology
Good job
avatar for Janak Shah

Janak Shah

Student, Arizona State University
avatar for Hendra Hendrawan

Hendra Hendrawan

Researcher, Institute of Road Engineering Ministry of Public Works and Housing
avatar for Amin Akhnoukh

Amin Akhnoukh

Associate Professor, East Carolina University


Wednesday November 20, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

4:00pm

TS4.4 Road Safety Programs & Applications
Speakers
avatar for Michael Kempen

Michael Kempen

President and CEO, Impact Technologies
Michael Kempen is President and CEO of Impact Technologies, a Virgin Islands based roadside hardware design company.Michael has a BS from Hiram College and has served on TRB sub committees AFB20-2, The MRA Committee and the AFB20 Work Zone Committee.
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William Lozier

Program Leader, TEC Engineering, Inc.
avatar for Stefan Ebner

Stefan Ebner

Director, Austrian Economic Chamber (AusEcCh)


Wednesday November 20, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

4:00pm

Safer Roads by Design: Advances in Work Zone Safety
Work zones are hazardous both for motorists who drive through the complex array of signs, barrels, and lane changes and for workers who build, repair, and maintain streets, bridges, and highways. Panelists and participants will exchange international best practices on how to design a safe work zone using a combination of good practices and new technologies.  

Speakers
avatar for Pete Johnston

Pete Johnston

Global Portfolio Manager for Temporary Traffic Control with the 3M™ Transportation Safety Division, 3M
Pete Johnston is the Global Portfolio Manager for Temporary Traffic Control with the 3M™ Transportation Safety Division.  Pete has been with 3M’s Transportation Safety division since 1997.   In addition to his responsibilities at 3M, Pete serves as the co-chair of the IRF subcommittee... Read More →
avatar for Ross Sheckler

Ross Sheckler

Managing Director, iCone Products
avatar for Felipe Alamza

Felipe Alamza

Vice President, New Product Development, TrafFix Devices
Mr. Felipe Almanza is Vice President, New Product Development in the Engineering Department at TrafFix Devices, Inc. based out of San Clemente in Southern California, USA.A Cal Poly Pomona graduate with a Degree in Mechanical Engineering, his experience spans more than 13 years in... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Shewmaker

Jeff Shewmaker

Business Development director Roadside Safety Products, Hill and Smith, Inc
avatar for Tim Cox

Tim Cox

Consultant, Cox Transportation Safety LLC
I started in the traffic safety industry in 1979 working with pavement markings till 2003 when I transitioned to work zone safety devices. I have been honored to serve as secretary of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and on the boards of industry associations... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Groeneweg

Kevin Groeneweg

President, Mobile Barriers
Kevin Groeneweg is Chairman and CEO of Mobile Barriers. He holds advanced degrees in Law, Finance and Business, and served as CCO and COO of two large financial firms before a couple of serious incidents led to his increasing involvement in transportation. He is highly focused on... Read More →
avatar for Dirk Schönauer

Dirk Schönauer

COO International, AVS Verkehrssicherung GmbH
Dirk Schönauer practically grew up with this industry. After his apprenticeship as a banker, his bachelor’s degree (GM) and several years in the marketing and IT industry,he followed in his father’s footsteps into road safety. For the last 12 years he was COO of Saferoad RRS... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

7:00pm

Global Road Achievement Award Reception (Gala Dinner Ticket Required)
The International Road Federation’s Global Road Achievement Awards (GRAA) is a one-of-a kind competition to recognize innovative road projects and exemplary people that place the road industry at the forefront of worldwide social and economic development.

Instituted in 2000, the Awards have distinguished more than 120 programs, projects and products from around the world. Today, the Awards are recognized as a prestigious industry accolade in their own right, but they also serve to remind a much wider audience that the mobility everyone takes for granted would not be possible without the talent and commitment of our industry. By showcasing new technologies and creative solutions, they also serve as an accelerator of progress and new ideas.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

7:30pm

IRF Annual Awards & Gala Dinner
Wednesday November 20, 2019 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Tropicana Las Vegas
 
Thursday, November 21
 

7:30am

IRF Road Safety Committee (Open House)
IRF supports the goals of the UN Decade of Action. Every day, our member organizations affect real change by designing solutions - from low-cost road markings to speed enforcement cameras – that help to protect people from death or injuries. We assist them by showcasing cost-effective programs, sharing good practices with decision-makers and training front-line personnel on diagnosing and addressing engineering weaknesses.

Thursday November 21, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am
Tropicana Las Vegas

9:00am

Bridge Maintenance: Strategies & Innovations
Bridges are amongst the largest, most expensive and complex structures, which makes them a crucial and valuable transportation asset for local and regional connectivity. When bridges fail, the results can quickly turn into human and economic catastrophe. This session is designed to align knowledge on existing policies and tools, and identify areas where greater convergence under one form or another could deliver “fail-proof” road bridges. 

Moderator
avatar for Dr. Myint Lwin

Dr. Myint Lwin

FHWA (retired)
Myint Lwin is currently an independent consultant with special interest and services in structural and bridge engineering education and training, QC/QA assessment, constructability, maintenance and peer reviews of bridge projects.He is the former Director of the Office of Bridge Technology... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Johann Kremser

Johann Kremser

Head of Business Development, STRUCINSPECT
Johann Kremser is Head of business Development at STRUCINSPECT, a Full-Service provider in digital structural inspection. Former Managing Director at a Vienna Consulting Engineers and Area Manager at STRABAG. More than 20 years (1978 to1998) years International construction experience... Read More →
avatar for Masato Matsumoto

Masato Matsumoto

President & CEO, Nexco-West USA
Masato Matsumoto is a globally recognized structural engineer, is currently a Committee Member for the IRF Asset Management Committee. He is a registered professional Engineer both in the United States and Japan in Civil Engineering. He is an expert on technical aspects of bridge... Read More →
avatar for Michele Frizzarin

Michele Frizzarin

Engineer, Studio Franchetti
avatar for Nien-Ping LIU

Nien-Ping LIU

Deputy Chief Engineer, CECI Engineering Consultants, Inc. Taiwan (CECI)
Jerry, Nien-Ping LIU is the Deputy Chief Engineer at CECI Engineering Consultants, Inc. Taiwan (CECI), where he is in charge of “Design Automation, Supervision of Quality, and Contract Management”.Jerry joined CECI in May 2013, and prior to that worked at Arup, Siemens, Taiwan... Read More →


Thursday November 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am

9:00am

Connected & Autonomous Vehicle: Are Our Road Networks Ready?
All of the pathways to full automation identify a critical transition phase where different vehicles and mobility services co-exist on the same road network. This panel will look into what technologies and engineering guidelines that are being developed to assist this transition process and ensure public benefits from connected vehicles and shared mobility are maximized.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Veoni

Dan Veoni

Business Development Manager, 3M
Dan Veoni is Business Development Manager for 3M Government Markets Division. In this role, Veoni leads the development and implementation of enterprise-wide business strategy with federal government customers in the U.S. Previously, he led the development and implementation of global... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Heiser

Christopher Heiser

Renovo, Co-founder & CEO
Christopher Heiser is co-founder and CEO of Renovo, a Silicon Valley automotive software company focused on building products that enable the global commercialization of autonomous vehicle fleets. He has built his career taking disruptive technologies to market; his previous roles... Read More →
avatar for Justice Smyth

Justice Smyth

Outreach Director, Alabama Transportation Institute
Justice Smyth is the Outreach Director for the Alabama Transportation Institute (ATI) at The University of Alabama. In this role, Justice works with key external stakeholders to identify and address transportation needs related to planning, finance, policy, and economic development.Prior... Read More →
avatar for Paul C. Ajegba

Paul C. Ajegba

Director, Michigan Department of Transportation
Paul C. Ajegba has 28 years of experience with the Michigan Department of Transportation and was appointed as director on Jan. 1, 2019.  He previously served for three months as Metro Region engineer and before that as University Region engineer.  During his seven years in the University... Read More →
avatar for Przemysław Jan Rzezniewsk

Przemysław Jan Rzezniewsk

ITS Director, General Directorate for National Roads and Highways, Poland
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Emily Silverman

Senior Project Manager, Parsons Corporation
Emily Silverman is working with cities across the United States to improve the lives of their residents through making their cities smarter through innovation and technology at Parsons Corporation. She leads projects in the built environment around data flow, transformation, aggregation... Read More →


Thursday November 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Tropicana Las Vegas

9:00am

TS3.3 Green Pavements - 2
Speakers
avatar for Ahmad El Khatib

Ahmad El Khatib

Director of Research & Development, CTL Group
avatar for Hector Castillo

Hector Castillo

Ministry of Public Works of Panama
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Yu Sang Min

JEONBUK National University
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Hee Mun Park

Research Fellow, Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology


Thursday November 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Tropicana Las Vegas

9:00am

TS4.3 Road Traffic Crash Analysis
Speakers
avatar for Gareth Robins

Gareth Robins

Director of Analytics, EROAD
avatar for Xiaobing Li

Xiaobing Li

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Alabama Transportation Institute, University of Alabama
avatar for Peter Hartzell

Peter Hartzell

Project Manager ISO/TC 241, SIS, Swedish Standards Institute
Peter Hartzell is the Project manager and Secretary for the secretariat of ISO/TC 241 – Road traffic safety management systems. He is a Project manager at SIS, Swedish Standards Institute (a member of ISO, International Organization for Standardization) and specializes in the development... Read More →
avatar for Che Noor Azeman bin Yusoff

Che Noor Azeman bin Yusoff

Director of Road and Bridge Engineering, Public Works Department (PWD) Malaysia
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Naoki Meyama

Associate Professor, National Institute of Technology, Tokuyama College
Naoki is a town planner with a background in walkway design, design workshop and program management gained through work experiences as the Consulting Engineer in Japan. His work has spread to various parts of Japan. Since 2010, he has been engaged in education and research on urban... Read More →


Thursday November 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Tropicana Las Vegas

9:00am

TS6.4 Urban Mobility, Planning & Development
Speakers
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Medya Fathi

PhD Candidate, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
avatar for Ali Osman Atahan

Ali Osman Atahan

Professor, Istanbul Technical University
https://akademi.itu.edu.tr/en/atahana/.">Prof. Ali Osman Atahan received his PhD from Texas A&M University. For the past 25 years his research is concentrated on the area of roadside safety, crashworthiness analysis of road restraint systems both in the US and Europe, and impact simulations... Read More →
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Bruno Kinyaga

Research Consultant, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
- Researcher Consultant- The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport International and Tanzania. Up to date - Bruno is a Member of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Member, Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation, Member of International Forum... Read More →
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Taekwan Yoon

Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements


Thursday November 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Tropicana Las Vegas

9:00am

Exhibition (09:00-17:00)
Thursday November 21, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

10:30am

Break & Refreshments in Exhibit Hall
Thursday November 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
Tropicana Las Vegas

11:00am

Next Generation Traffic Management I
Mobility services are undergoing spectacular changes  with the introduction and widespread use of cloud communication and connected vehicle technology.  Incremental interventions on the physical and digital road network are required to allow traffic control systems to cope with mixed vehicular traffic and optimize traffic guidance functions. This panel will present the current state of the art in responsive and fully adaptive traffic management solutions, and discuss pathways to fully integrated systems capable of supporting "smart city" programs.

Moderator
avatar for Bill Sowell

Bill Sowell

President, Eberle Design Inc.
Dr. Bill Sowell has been involved worldwide with Intelligent Transportation Systems and the development of ITS standards for more than 26 years. He has managed ITS-related firms, large and small, both publicly traded and privately held in the United States, United Kingdom, Latin America... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Stark

John Stark

Activu, VP, Product Management
Drawing on three decades of experience working in command and control visualization, John leads the direction and development of the company’s future visualization, collaboration and mobility solutions for mission critical operations. John has held research and development, and... Read More →
avatar for John E. Shearer

John E. Shearer

Director of Sales & Marketing, EDI
Dr. John Shearer has been involved with Intelligent Transportation Systems and the implementation of ITS standards and technology for more than 20 years. He has managed ITS-related sales and marketing teams, large and small, throughout North America. He has led project and product... Read More →
avatar for Craig Anderson

Craig Anderson

Business Development Manager, Live Traffic Data Corp
Craig Anderson has been active in the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) market for over 25 years, working towards safer, efficient travel through smart use of technology. He served five years on the USDOT Joint Committee for the development of the National Transportation Communications... Read More →
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Thomas Bauer

CEO, Traffic Technology Services, Inc.


Thursday November 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm

11:00am

Road User Charging: From Vision to Application
Among the different options of private investment and management of infrastructures, road user charging implemented with a network wide approach and based on the user pays/polluter pays principle, is a more efficient, transparent and fair way to get the needed funding while giving the best high quality and safer road network for users.

Speakers
avatar for Nina Elter

Nina Elter

SVP, Global Market Development, EROAD
Nina leads EROAD’s Global Market Development team and is responsible for finding and evaluating new opportunities on the global landscape. She joined EROAD in 2012 and has more than 20 years of experience working within the technology, trucking, tolling and fuel card sectors globally... Read More →
avatar for Steve Morello

Steve Morello

Partner, D’Artagnan Consulting, LLP
In 1991, Mr. Morello emigrated to France from the United States of America where he gained 20 years of in-depth experience in strategy development, private sector involvement, and market consultation in heavy and light vehicle road usage charging projects, and Intelligent Transportation... Read More →
avatar for Lev Pinelis

Lev Pinelis

Director of Innovation, Transurban
Lev Pinelis, is Director of Innovation for Transurban North America, where he oversees the strategy and implementation of emerging technology programs, including new Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and Smart Mobility solutions, on Transurban’s North American toll road facilities... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Rohde

Barbara Rohde

Executive Director, Mileage-Based User Fee Alliance
avatar for Reema Griffith

Reema Griffith

Executive Director, Washington State Transportation Commission
avatar for Nathan Lee

Nathan Lee

Director, Technology & Innovation, Utah DOT


Thursday November 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

11:00am

Advances in Pavement Preservation Methods & Techniques
Using real world case studies taken from different fields of engineering, this roundtable will identify promising applications, and the supporting policies, to deliver more resilient and environmental road infrastructure.

Thursday November 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

11:00am

Safer Roads by Design: Speed Management & Enforcement
Speakers
MA

Mohammed Al Eisaei

Head of Traffic Studies and Research Branch, Abu Dhabi Police
Mohammed is a traffic engineer working under the Abu Dhabi Police in the United Arab Emirates. He works mainly to support the Directorate of Traffic and Patrols in preparing traffic reports and studies which can help in increasing traffic safety in Abu Dhabi.
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Christian Arnold

Innovation Manager, Vitronic LLC
Christian Arnold holds the position Innovation Manager for the VITRONIC LLC, Dubai and is in charge of the development  and implimentation of new innovative ideas to improve road user safety and generate a safe & healthy city environment. His studies in aerospace engineering provides... Read More →
avatar for Ali Osman Atahan

Ali Osman Atahan

Professor, Istanbul Technical University
https://akademi.itu.edu.tr/en/atahana/.">Prof. Ali Osman Atahan received his PhD from Texas A&M University. For the past 25 years his research is concentrated on the area of roadside safety, crashworthiness analysis of road restraint systems both in the US and Europe, and impact simulations... Read More →


Thursday November 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

11:00am

TS1.2 Bridge Maintenance Strategies
Speakers
avatar for Musa Saidu

Musa Saidu

Asst. Director (Highways) Bridges & Design Dept., Federal Ministry of Power, Works, & Housing
avatar for Visar Farhangi

Visar Farhangi

PhD student, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
avatar for Luper Daniel Nyihemba

Luper Daniel Nyihemba

Civil Engineer, Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA)
Ahmadu Bello university, Zaria (2017) with research interest in assets management (Bridge maintenance and highway structures), An MBA (Entrepneaurhip and venture creation) from Bayero University, Kano and is an APMG certified PPP professional.
avatar for Adel Al-Wazeer

Adel Al-Wazeer

Assistant Professor, Higher Colleges of Technology
Dr. Adel Al-Wazeer is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Virginia. He received his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park, MD, USA. His PhD Dissertation is on Risk-based Bridge Maintenance Strategies. He is working as an assistant professor... Read More →


Thursday November 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

12:30pm

Poster Displays
Thursday November 21, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

12:30pm

2:00pm

Next Generation Traffic Management II
Mobility services are undergoing spectacular changes  with the introduction and widespread use of cloud communication and connected vehicle technology.  Incremental interventions on the physical and digital road network are required to allow traffic control systems to cope with mixed vehicular traffic and optimize traffic guidance functions. This panel will present the current state of the art in responsive and fully adaptive traffic management solutions, and discuss pathways to fully integrated systems capable of supporting "smart city" programs.

Moderator
avatar for Bill Sowell

Bill Sowell

President, Eberle Design Inc.
Dr. Bill Sowell has been involved worldwide with Intelligent Transportation Systems and the development of ITS standards for more than 26 years. He has managed ITS-related firms, large and small, both publicly traded and privately held in the United States, United Kingdom, Latin America... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Noam Maital

Noam Maital

Co-founder and CEO, Waycare Technologies
Noam Maital is the Co-founder and CEO of Waycare Technologies, which provides AI-driven, cloud-based solutions to optimize municipal traffic management systems. Prior to founding WayCare, Noam led global strategy projects in technology implementation, process innovation, and financial... Read More →
avatar for James Kim

James Kim

Head of Business Development, Verizon Smart Communities
avatar for Farhad Pooran

Farhad Pooran

Vice President, Systems Product Management, Econolite
avatar for Tim Streck

Tim Streck

Sales Manager - North America, FLIR Systems, ITS group


Thursday November 21, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

2:00pm

Safer Roads by Design: Can Big Data Deliver Road Safety?
Speakers
avatar for Craig Milligan

Craig Milligan

CEO, Fireseeds North
Expert road safety engineer applying a proactive and safe systems approach to vision zero. Current chair of TAC Road Safety Standing Committee.Completed road safety audits for more than $6B of urban and rural road projects at all stages (conceptual design, preliminary design, detailed... Read More →
avatar for Gareth Robins

Gareth Robins

Director of Analytics, EROAD
avatar for James Kim

James Kim

Head of Business Development, Verizon Smart Communities
avatar for Anthony DeFilippo

Anthony DeFilippo

Director BD & Partnerships, Derq


Thursday November 21, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

2:00pm

TS2.1 Asset Management Strategies - 1
Speakers
avatar for Chris Newson

Chris Newson

Senior Consultant, AgileAssets
A pavement management expert with nearly 30 years of experience in conducting, managing, and analyzing pavement condition surveys for effective asset management, Chris has led survey operations for large international consultancies and specialist data collectors. Prior to joining... Read More →
avatar for António Macedo

António Macedo

Director of the Transportation Department, Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC)
Graduate Civil Engineer, IST- Lisbon University (1977). Expert Degree - equivalence to PhD (1989); Invited Professor at IST (1990-2002); Director of the Transportation Department of LNEC (2004 -); R&D areas: Traffic and road safety; Transport infrastructures design; Road management... Read More →
avatar for Muhammad Munum Masud

Muhammad Munum Masud

Graduate Student, Michigan State University
Munum is a Ph.D. student in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University by Prof. Syed Waqar Haider. He received his MS degree in Transportation Engineering (Pavements and Materials) from MSU, and Civil Engineering bachelor’s degree from National... Read More →
avatar for Archie Ray

Archie Ray

Program Tech, Roadsafe LLC
I am concerned with providing effective and easy to use App based technology's for the efficient collection of necessary data for Roadside Safety Hardware Asset Management.


Thursday November 21, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

2:00pm

TS3.4 Resilient & Durable Pavements
Speakers
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Yeong Min Kim

Senior Researcher, Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology
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Handiyana Ariephin

Researcher, Institute of Road Engineering
Born in Bandung , in August 16th , 1975, I received my double Master in infrastructure Planning at Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia and University of Groningen, Holland. Working for Institute for Road Engineering since 1998, at Traffic Laboratory. In 2018, I was promoted to Programming... Read More →
avatar for Yetkin Yildirim, Ph.D., PE

Yetkin Yildirim, Ph.D., PE

President & CTO, Terra Pave International
Yetkin Yildirim is RUSMP's Director of STEM Projects at Rice University. Dr. Yildirim received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in 2000 from the University of Texas at Austin and is registered by the State of Texas as a professional engineer. Dr. Yildirim has been serving as the president... Read More →
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William Sublette

Geotechnical Engineer, Advanced Geotechnical Soil Stabilization (AGSS)
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Auckpath Sawangsuriya

Civil Engineer Expert Level, Bureau of Road Research and Development, Department of Highways, Thailand


Thursday November 21, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

2:00pm

TS4.5 Urban Road Safety
Speakers
avatar for Hoang Nguyen

Hoang Nguyen

Professor, Ho Chi Minh City University of Transport
Nguyen Ba Hoang is a professor at the Transport Construction Department of Ho Chi Minh City University of Transport, Vietnam. He graduated from Dresden Technical University, Germany and did his PhD in Saitama University, Japan 1997. He has experience in teaching and research in the... Read More →
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Christian Arnold

Innovation Manager, Vitronic LLC
Christian Arnold holds the position Innovation Manager for the VITRONIC LLC, Dubai and is in charge of the development  and implimentation of new innovative ideas to improve road user safety and generate a safe & healthy city environment. His studies in aerospace engineering provides... Read More →
MA

Musallem Al Jenaibi

Abu Dhabi Police
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Michael Kempen

President and CEO, Impact Technologies
Michael Kempen is President and CEO of Impact Technologies, a Virgin Islands based roadside hardware design company.Michael has a BS from Hiram College and has served on TRB sub committees AFB20-2, The MRA Committee and the AFB20 Work Zone Committee.


Thursday November 21, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

2:00pm

TS7.1 Advances in Railway Research
Speakers
avatar for Ali Osman Atahan

Ali Osman Atahan

Professor, Istanbul Technical University
https://akademi.itu.edu.tr/en/atahana/.">Prof. Ali Osman Atahan received his PhD from Texas A&M University. For the past 25 years his research is concentrated on the area of roadside safety, crashworthiness analysis of road restraint systems both in the US and Europe, and impact simulations... Read More →
avatar for Lei Jia

Lei Jia

Graduate Research Assistant, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction Department of UNLV
Lei Jia is a Ph. D candidate and Research Assistant of UNLV, Civil Engineering Department. He is currently working on Acoustic detection of rail defects under the supervision of Dr. Jee Woong Park.


Thursday November 21, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

3:30pm

4:00pm

Artificial Intelligence for Highway Design & Management
The application of artificial intelligence (AI) to city streets & highways has the potential to create a ripple of effect — from how cars are designed, and traffic is managed, to how the roads themselves are built and work to protect the environment. As such, institutions and organizations around the world are working to engineer solutions to create more advanced cognitive systems that can analyses big data with AI & machine learning technology which could result in even more innovative and reliable roads in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Milligan

Craig Milligan

CEO, Fireseeds North
Expert road safety engineer applying a proactive and safe systems approach to vision zero. Current chair of TAC Road Safety Standing Committee.Completed road safety audits for more than $6B of urban and rural road projects at all stages (conceptual design, preliminary design, detailed... Read More →
avatar for Arshia Gratiot

Arshia Gratiot

Founder, Third Space Auto
Arshia is the founder and CEO of Third Space Auto Ltd. A start up creating AI systems in the drones and robotics space. Arshia is an experienced technology professional who has worked with two of the largest companies in the industry, Nokia and Microsoft over the last ten years. She... Read More →
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Terry Bills

Director of Transportation, ESRI
Terry Bills is the Global Transportation Industry Director at ESRI, responsible for all transportation segments worldwide.  He has over 25 years experience in transportation planning and policy, information technology and GIS. Mr. Bills has been a Principal Planner for a large regional... Read More →
avatar for Mark de Santis

Mark de Santis

CEO, Roadbotics
Mark is an experienced technology entrepreneur. He is currently the CEO of RoadBotics, which is further developing a CMU technology that created a smartphone road inspection tool for diagnosing road defects. By utilizing the latest technological advances in machine vision and... Read More →
avatar for Sonal Ahuja

Sonal Ahuja

Executive Director, Sunovatech
Sonal has over 20 years’ experience in the acquisition and management of Transport Infrastructure design, ITS, transport planning, modelling and research projects for clients in the Europe, Africa, Middle East and India. Strategic, team project management responsibilities include... Read More →


Thursday November 21, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

4:00pm

Building Successful Public Private Partnerships*
There remains a very large gap between the world’s infrastructure needs to meet population and economic growth, and the public sector’s ability to procure commensurate funding. In the road sector, major consulting house McKinsey estimates investments need to be USD ~900 billion per year to keep pace with projected growth while current levels of investments fall short of this figure by USD 180 billion globally. Private finance is increasingly perceived as one of the main levers to narrow this gap and meet the world’s funding needs.

Thursday November 21, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

4:00pm

Safe Roads by Design: Driver Behavior related to Improved Signs and Markings
Numerous reports confirm that single vehicle accidents remain a particular cause of concern. Drivers unable to understand the road environment and make informed decisions are particularly prone to run-off road accidents. The problem is increasingly compounded with an ageing motoring population and under-investments in the maintenance of roadside safety assets. There is also a growing body of research evidence that the shift towards partial and full vehicle automation will trigger new design requirements which the sector needs to assess and prepare for.

This session will share the international state of the art on the design and maintenance of traffic signs and pavement markings through a cross-sector panel of road agencies, research institutions and industry stakeholders.

Speakers
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Dan Holley

US Marketing Manager - Traffic Safety Business, 3M
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Paul Carlson

Chief Technology Officer, Road Infrastructure Inc.
Paul Carlson has over 20 years of experience associated with highway safety, traffic control devices, visibility, and identifying driver needs. While he has authored or co-author over 100 technical papers or research reports, his ultimate drive is to move research findings from reports... Read More →
avatar for Michael S. Stenko

Michael S. Stenko

President and COO, Transpo Industries
Michael S. Stenko has over 35 years of experience in the transportation industry. As the CEO of Transpo Industries, he exemplifies the expertise that has made Transpo a leading supplier of safety and rehabilitation products and materials that help ensure safer and more forgiving transportation... Read More →
avatar for Scott Heydt

Scott Heydt

Director of Marketing, Horizon Signal Technologies


Thursday November 21, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

4:00pm

TS6.1 Smart City Strategies & CAV
Speakers
avatar for Alejandro Badolato

Alejandro Badolato

CEO, Auto Drive Solutions S.L.
Alejandro Badolato is currently finishing is PhD in mm-wave radar for vehicular guidance. He is a  United Nations (UNECE) Transport & Logicstic expert and European Commission Transport expert. He is the inventor of 10 patents related with transportation and infrastructure.
avatar for Robert Jaffe

Robert Jaffe

President, ConSysTec
avatar for Chris Day

Chris Day

Assistant Professor, Iowa State University


Thursday November 21, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

5:30pm

IRF Asset Management Committee (Open House)
An effective road asset management system comprises the processes, tools, data and policies necessary for the management of all the physical assets for which public authorities have a responsibility with the objective of providing the required level of service in the most cost-effective manner. As a discipline aimed at facilitating decision-making, road asset management is a powerful tool for both national and local road agencies, providing a framework for managing their networks cost-effectively using a long-term life-cycle approach.

It is the mission of the Road Asset Management Committee to foster an international network of practitioners to share knowledge and contribute to the development of improved Road Asset Management Practices globally. 


Thursday November 21, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

5:30pm

IRF ITS Committee (Open House)
The IRF is a leading voice within the global ITS community, serving a key role as a clearing house for worldwide best practices, processes, solutions and case studies at a time when the complexity of solutions has grown exponentially.


Thursday November 21, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Tropicana Las Vegas
 
Friday, November 22
 

9:00am

Investor Session: Road Investment Opportunities in Emerging Markets
The focal idea of investor sessions is to present major projects in one or more countries, from the point of view of showcasing engineering achievements and identifying new business opportunities.


Speakers
avatar for Milton Torres

Milton Torres

President, Sociedad Ecuatoriana de Ingenieria de Transporte 
avatar for Skhumbuzo  Macozoma

Skhumbuzo Macozoma

Chief Executive Officer, South African National Roads Agency
avatar for Marcelo Cardoso Fonseca

Marcelo Cardoso Fonseca

Roads Regulatory and Concessions Manager, Agencia Nacional de Transportes Terrestres, Brazil
avatar for Daniel Russomanno

Daniel Russomanno

Acting President, ITS Argentina


Friday November 22, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am

9:00am

Safer Roads by Design: National Safe Road Case Studies & Countermeasures
The majority of road traffic deaths and injuries affect people in low and middle-income countries – where roads are often in poor repair usually as a result of decades of under-investment. Simple low-cost engineering measures have already avoided needless deaths and injuries, and their use could be extended still further. This panel will review promising applications and the policies required to support their introduction.  

Speakers
avatar for Chris Sanders

Chris Sanders

Consultant, Lindsay Transportation Solutions
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Musallem Al Jenaibi

Abu Dhabi Police


Friday November 22, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Tropicana Las Vegas

9:00am

TS2.2 Asset Management Strategies - 2
Speakers
avatar for Timo Saarenketo

Timo Saarenketo

CEO, Roadscanners Oy
Dr. Timo Saarenketo is the CEO of Roadscanners Oy. He also works as an Adjunct Professor of traffic infrastructure diagnostics at the Tampere University of Technology.  He is internationally known “Road Doctor”  specialized in Non-Destructive Testing based road and bridge and... Read More →
avatar for Michele Frizzarin

Michele Frizzarin

Engineer, Studio Franchetti
avatar for Emeka Agbasi

Emeka Agbasi

Director, FERMA
Dr Agbasi is leading and pioneering development work on mainstreaming asset management, deploying new strategies for maintaining the road network, and managing the interface of the Agency’s programmes.  He has 30+ years’ experience spanning design and construction, structural... Read More →
avatar for Roozbeh Rashedi

Roozbeh Rashedi

VP of Technology, Infrastructure Solutions Inc.


Friday November 22, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Tropicana Las Vegas

9:00am

TS3.1 Asphalt Performance Evaluation
Speakers
avatar for Bryan Gee

Bryan Gee

Director of Education and Training, Tensar International Corporation
Mr. Gee is Director of Education and Training at Tensar. He has been with Tensar 13 years in Sales, Product Management, and Marketing roles. He received his B.S.E. and his M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University. He is the engineer of record on more than 50... Read More →
avatar for Muhammad Munum Masud

Muhammad Munum Masud

Graduate Student, Michigan State University
Munum is a Ph.D. student in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University by Prof. Syed Waqar Haider. He received his MS degree in Transportation Engineering (Pavements and Materials) from MSU, and Civil Engineering bachelor’s degree from National... Read More →
avatar for Peter Sebaaly

Peter Sebaaly

Professor, University of Nevada
Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Western Regional Superpave Center (WRSC) and the Pavement Engineering & Science (PES) Program at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). He is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Nevada & Arizona, USA.
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Robabeh Jazaei

Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Robabeh Jazaei earned her Master of Science in structural analysis and materials and her doctorate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Robabeh has worked in several positions in the construction industry. She supervised and designed many residential and commercial buildings... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Connelly-Taylor

Matthew Connelly-Taylor

Global Product Manager, Fugro
avatar for Laxmikanth Premkumar

Laxmikanth Premkumar

Senior Civil Engineer, Applied Research Associates


Friday November 22, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Tropicana Las Vegas

9:00am

TS6.3 Smart City Applications
Speakers
avatar for Ali Osman Atahan

Ali Osman Atahan

Professor, Istanbul Technical University
https://akademi.itu.edu.tr/en/atahana/.">Prof. Ali Osman Atahan received his PhD from Texas A&M University. For the past 25 years his research is concentrated on the area of roadside safety, crashworthiness analysis of road restraint systems both in the US and Europe, and impact simulations... Read More →
avatar for Daryl Fleming

Daryl Fleming

President, The eTrans Group, Inc.
Part of the senior management team on infrastructure projects valued at over $15 B (2019 US$), including conventional programs, design/build, and public private partnerships. SME on the teams first to introduce several ITS technologies. Pioneered all-electronic-tolling (AET), managed... Read More →
avatar for Anisyah Harti

Anisyah Harti

PT. Hutama Karya


Friday November 22, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Tropicana Las Vegas

10:30am

11:00am

Closing Plenary Panel: a Vision to 2030
Using the main policy and scientific outputs of the Conference, this session will endeavor to mobilize stakeholders of the transport system in support of a shared vision and implementation agenda to address key infrastructure & mobility issues. 

Friday November 22, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

2:00pm