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Tuesday, November 19
 

10:00am

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

11:00am

General Assembly (By invitation to IRF Members)
Tuesday November 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm

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).


 

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: Making Roadway Analytics Work
Roadway analytics are powerful new tools that enable road operator and city managers to carry out on-demand traffic analysis to identify congestion bottlenecks and visualize the results of infrastructure improvement projects.

Join this session to understand how “big data” can help you extract actionable insights from a range of data sets, whether you want to understand historic traffic trends or benchmark roadway performance in support of targeted investment strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Bills

Terry Bills

Director of Transportation, ESRI
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

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.

Moderator
avatar for Mike Dreznes

Mike Dreznes

Executive VP, IRF Globak

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
avatar for John Durkos

John Durkos

Interstate Steel


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

5:00pm

Exhibit Open
Tuesday November 19, 2019 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

5:00pm

 
Wednesday, November 20
 

8:30am

Opening Ceremonies
Wednesday November 20, 2019 8:30am - 9:15am
Tropicana Las Vegas

9:00am

Exhibition (09:00-17:00)
Wednesday November 20, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
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 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 →
avatar for Tina Quigley

Tina Quigley

CEO, RTC Southern Nevada
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 9:30am - 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

12:00pm

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 Ahmad El Khatib

Ahmad El Khatib

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

Amy Miller

National Director, Asphalt Pavement Alliance
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 Mohamad	Talas

Mohamad Talas

Director Of ITS Management, NYC DOT
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 →
avatar for Ir. Sazali Harun

Ir. Sazali Harun

Director of Planning, Malaysian Highway Authority
avatar for Miryam Moya

Miryam Moya

Professor, Vision Zero Spain


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

1:30pm

1:30pm

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 Barry Raskin

Barry Raskin

Marketing Director, AgileAssets
avatar for Terry Bills

Terry Bills

Director of Transportation, ESRI
avatar for Tim Streck

Tim Streck

Sales Manager - North America, FLIR Systems, ITS group
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 →
avatar for Andrej Maciejewski

Andrej Maciejewski

Chairman of the Experts Group for Transport Infrastructure Construction Costs, UNECE TEM
Andrzej is currently a Project Manager of United Nations Economic Commission for Europe TEM Project (Trans European Motorway North-South) and a Chairman of the Group of Experts for Benchmarking Construction Costs of Transport Infrastructure under UNECE Working Party 5. Moreover he... 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 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

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 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
avatar for Kevin Groeneweg

Kevin Groeneweg

President, Mobile Barriers
avatar for Dirk Schönauer

Dirk Schönauer

COO International, AVS Verkehrssicherung GmbH


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

4:00pm

4:00pm

TS3.2 Green Pavements - 1
Wednesday November 20, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

4:00pm

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. 

Speakers
avatar for Masato Matsumoto

Masato Matsumoto

President & CEO, Nexco-West USA
avatar for Michele Frizzarin

Michele Frizzarin

Engineer, Studio Franchetti
DM

Dr. Myint Lwin

FHWA (retired)
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 Shashi Nambisan

Shashi Nambisan

Executive Director, College of Engineering, University of Alabama
Dr. Shashi Nambisan is a professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, and the executive director of the Alabama Transportation Institute. He has more than 27 years of experience, including roughly two decades leading the development and growth of research enterprises... 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
avatar for Andrew Liu

Andrew Liu

Senior Vice President, Smart Cities, Parsons Corporation
Andrew Liu is a Senior Vice President at Parsons Corporation leading the company’s Smart Cities sector and its suite of related digital solutions. In this role, Mr. Liu is responsible for development of the Smart Cities strategy, the product portfolio, and leading go to market... Read More →


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

9:00am

TS3.3 Green Pavements - 2
Thursday November 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Tropicana Las Vegas

9:00am

9:00am

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

Interim 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 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 →
avatar for Thomas Bauer

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.

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.
CA

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 →
avatar for Daniel Sharp

Daniel Sharp

Chief of Police, Oro Valley Police Department


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

11:00am

11:00am

TS4.2 Road Safety Modeling
Thursday November 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

11:00am

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

Interim 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 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

2:00pm

2:00pm

TS4.5 Urban Road Safety
Thursday November 21, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Tropicana Las Vegas

2:00pm

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 →
avatar for Terry Bills

Terry Bills

Director of Transportation, ESRI
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

Investor Session: Road Investment Opportunities in Indonesia
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 Danang Parikesit

Danang Parikesit

Professor, Universitas Gadjah Mada
avatar for Herry T. Zuna

Herry T. Zuna

Director of Evaluation, Directorate General of Infrastructure Financing, Ministry of Public Works
avatar for Destiawan Soewardjono

Destiawan Soewardjono

Director, PT Wijaya Karya


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
avatar for Paul Carlson

Paul Carlson

Chief Technology Officer, Road Infrastructure Inc.
avatar for Michael S. Stenko

Michael S. Stenko

President and COO, Transpo Industries
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

4:00pm

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 Patrick Thompson

Patrick Thompson

Chief Transport Planning Officer, Ministry of Public Infrastructure
Patrick Thompson has more than 10 years’ experience in leading or collaborating with other teams in the implementation of complex multi-modal transport projects and developing policies and objectives for the transportation sector. He is extremely efficient in developing good human... Read More →
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
avatar for Nadia Gomez

Nadia Gomez

Researcher, Instituto Mexicano del Transporte
Civil Engineer from the Mexico National Autonomous University with a master’s degree in engineering with a specialty in land roads, specialist in Road Safety Audits and evaluation of road with the International Road Assessment Programme methodology. Works at the Mexican Transportation... Read More →
MS

Marcel Schroder

Senior Design Engineer, Royal HaskoningDHV
Marcel Schröder has gained considerable experience in a wide selection of civil engineering projects from International, National, Provincial and Municipal authorities including private developers. Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Transportation Engineering), Pretoria University... Read More →
avatar for Wafa Dabbas

Wafa Dabbas

Transport Developments, MoPIC (retired)
Dr Dabbas obtained PhD in Transport Management from Sydney. After obtaining her MSc and BSc in Engineering from the UK and Jordan, has worked for 15 years in Jordan with national engineering and strategist organizations. She is a member of the Institute of Engineers Australia, and... Read More →
MA

Musallem Al Jenaibi

Abu Dhabi Police


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

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

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