10-14 October 2016 | MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA

Melbourne Conversations on ITS

A selection of informative community sessions, open to the public 

Ever wanted to hear more on a particular issue, or to have your say? Melbourne Conversations is a series of free discussions in the city exploring issues and topics of interest to all Melburnians, presented and supported by the City of Melbourne.

The Melbourne Conversations on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) will provide the community access to national and international ITS professionals, to learn about ITS, gain better understanding of how ITS is being integrated into their cities and what other cities overseas are doing. These sessions are an opportunity to raise community awareness on the economic and environmental sustainability benefits capable with ITS integration, understand new employment and career pathway opportunities and learn how all levels of government are working with partners to engage ITS opportunities. Speakers will discuss the nature of intelligent transport systems and what their development and integration into Melbourne might mean for Melburnians. More info on past events.

 

 

Session MC01

Driverless Cars and Road Safety: What will this mean for you?

Wednesday 12 October 2016
5.30pm (for 6.00pm start) – 7.30pm (evening session)
Venue: Clarendon Auditorium, L1 Exhibition Centre, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

No longer a science fiction movie stunt, driverless cars are now a reality. Companies like Google, Tesla, Audi and Mercedes-Benz have been testing driverless cars overseas for years. In November 2015, trials of driverless cars were conducted in South Australia. Within the next 5 years all new cars will have some ability to drive themselves. Join this informative discussion and find out exactly what this means for you, your city, and what’s ahead for the next generation of drivers.

Panelists:

Key Note: Dr Peter Sweatman – Principal CAVita, USA
Mr Gavin Smith – President, Robert Bosch (Australia)
Ms Kim Thomas – ITS Leader, Aurecon Group, USA
MC Peter Mares – Journalist and author

How to Register:
Pre-registration via the City of Melbourne website is required – Click here to register for this session

 

Session MC02

Smart Transport – Smart City: Making streets better places for people

Thursday 13 October 2016
12.00pm (for 12.30 start) – 1.30pm
Venue: ITS2016 Exhibition Hall Auditorium,(Exhibition Centre) Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

An increasing majority of us live, work and enjoy the city every day, putting pressure on infrastructure and resources.  Much of this pressure comes from our transport requirements. How might intelligent transport systems contribute to a smarter city of the future, and help make our streets better places for people?

Panelists:

Ms Regina Hopper – President and CEO ITS America
Ms Michelle Fitzgerald – Chief Digital Officer and Manager Smart City Office, City of Melbourne
Ms Marion Terill - Transport Program Director Grattan Institute, Australia
MC: Mr Peter Mares – Journalist and author, Melbourne

How to Register:
Included with existing ITS2016 delegate / exhibitor registration.
Click here for Open to Public Day registration to attend this session – Free to attend, bookings required.

Filling fast, be sure to arrive early to get a seat

 

Session MC03

End of Mass Car Ownership: How will we get around?

Friday 14 October 2016
11.30am (for 12.00pm start) – 1.00pm
Venue: ITS2016 Exhibition Hall Auditorium, (Exhibition Centre) Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

We’ve all heard of the likes of Uber, Lyft, RideScout and MyTaxi apps – corporations investing billions in this exploding global transport service market. This shift from people owning cars to accessing different forms of mobility will be disruptive, even in scenarios where many of us choose to continue to own a car. Speakers will comment on the future of mobility and how companies and transport services can thrive in a changing market, suggest what the future of mobility, as a form of service, might look like and speculate on how will get around in a future Melbourne.

Panelists:

Mr Richard Harris – Director Communications and Marketing Transportation and Government, International Public Sector, Xerox, United Kingdom
Ms Susan Harris - Chief Executive, ITS Australia
Dr Nicole Ronald – Lecturer in Computer Science and Software Engineering, Swinburne University, Melbourne

MC: Mr Peter Mares – Journalist and author, Melbourne

 

How to Register:
Included with existing ITS2016 delegate / exhibitor registration.
Click here for Open to Public Day registration to attend this session – Free to attend, bookings required.

Filling fast, be sure to arrive early to get a seat

 

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