Hiroyuki Watanabe Chairman ITS Japan and Technical Executive Toyota Motor Corporation

Hiroyuki Watanabe joined Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in 1967 upon completing postgraduate studies in aeronautical engineering at KyushuUniversity.

In 1989, Dr. Watanabe became the chief engineer responsible for the Toyota Crown, which is the best-selling luxury car in Japan. Named to the Board of Directors in 1996, Dr. Watanabe directed TMC’s R&D work on hybrid and fuel cell vehicles. In 1999, he was made a managing director, and in 2001, a senior managing director. During those years, he was responsible for R&D, product development, environmental affairs, quality control and IT & ITS development and operations. 

In June 2005, he became a senior technical executive, and since June 2009, he has been the chairman for ITS-Japan.


 Scott Belcher President and CEO ITS America

Scott F. Belcher was appointed President and CEO of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America in September 2007 after a successful legal and nonprofit management career. 

Scott brings to ITS America more than 20 years of private and public sector experience in Washington, DC. Prior to joining ITS America, Scott served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) in Washington, DC. 

Scott’s vision for moving ITS to the next level includes raising awareness of the value of ITS among consumers, legislators, and the media and seeking increased federal funding of ITS initiatives. This vision will help guide our nation’s transportation network to a level of enhanced safety, reduced traffic congestion, decreased fuel consumption and emissions, and a lowered economic burden on our society.

Scott holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia, a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Redlands.


Stuart Ballingall Project Director Cooperative ITS. Austroads - ITS Australia

Stuart Ballingall is the Project Director at Austroads for its Cooperative ITS program.  In this role, Stuart is responsible for leading the establishment of a regulatory and operational framework that will facilitate deployment of the next generation of intelligent transport systems in Australia and New Zealand.

Stuart has significant experience leading technical programs that span across the transport, automotive, and ICT industries. Previous senior roles held by Stuart include with General Motors Holden, the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria, and with VicRoads.  Stuart also continues to be an active member on numerous government and industry forums, both at the national and international level.  Stuart brings a strong knowledge and passion for the innovative use of technology to improve transport and societal outcomes, and does so with focus on working collaboratively to achieve open and harmonised solutions.

Stuart holds a Bachelor of Engineering with honours and a Master of Business Administration.


Randy Iwasaki Executive Director of the Consta Costa Transportation Aurthority

Randell “Randy” Iwasaki has served at the Executive Director of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) since his appointment in April 2010.

CCTA administers a one-half percent sales tax program and serves as Contra Costa’s Congestion Management Agency, making recommendations on how state and federal transportation funds will be used in the County.

Prior to joining CCTA, Iwasaki was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger in August 2009 as Director of the California Department of Transportation. He was in charge of the operation of the California state transportation system. He oversaw an annual budget of almost $14 billion and a staff of more than 22,000.

Iawsaki serves on a number of national transportation panels and was recently appointed by Security LaHood to the National Freight Advisory Committee. The committee will provide input to US DOT staff to help craft the first US Strategic Freight Plan.

In 2008, Randy was the recipient of the Thomas H. McDonald Memorial Award, which is considered the highest award presented by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials for “rendering continuous outstanding service over an extended period of time or have made some exceptional contribution to the art and science of highway engineering.” In 2009, he was named as one of the 25 “Doers, Dreamers and Drivers” by Government Technology magazine.

Iwasaki earned his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and a Master’s in Engineering from California State University, Fresno.


Paul Rose Technical Director of Highways ITS Consulting (UK)

Paul is a Technical Director in Amey, one of the UK’s leading infrastructure support services providers. He is responsible for leading on ITS technology, particularly in the Urban environment. Paul has more than 24 years’ experience developing ITS solutions in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Australia.  

He spent 18 years in various software engineering roles specialising in embedded systems and telecommunications software, in the oil and gas, water and primarily ITS industries, with particular involvement in ITS standards such as UTMC (UK) and NTCIP (US).

He has been an ITS Consultant for the last 9 years,  advising on and delivering solutions for public sector clients, focusing on innovation in ITS in the areas of telecommunications, open standards and particularly on transport and the impact it has on the environment.

He has a BSc in Computer Science and an MSc in Transport and the Environment 


Bambang Susantono Vice President of the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation

Position and Professional Background

• 2011 – current  :  President of Intelligent Transport System (ITS) Indonesia
• 2011 – current  :  Head of Implementation Team, North java Double Track Railway Development   Acceleration Coordinating Team
• 2009 – current  :  Vice Minister of Ministry of Transportation
• 2002 – current  :   Board of Trustee, The Southsouth North  Foundation (SSN), Johannesburg, South African -  International foundation concerning with environment and climate change. 

Formal Education
• Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy),  Infrastructure Planning, 2000, University of California  Berkeley
• M.S. (Master of Science) in Civil Engineering, Transportation, 1998, University of California Berkeley
• M.C.P. (Master of City and Regional Planning), 1996, University of California Berkeley
• Ir. (Engineer) Civil Engineering – Construction Management, 1987, Bandung Institute of Technology

Articles / Books / Papers
• Writer of academics journals, books, and articles in his fields of expertise in infrastructure planning, transportation engineering, and regional development such as  Transportasi dan Investasi: Tantangan dan Perspektif Multidimensi , 1001 Wajah Transportasi Kita, Strategi dalam Penataan Ruang dan Pengembangan Wilayah, Memacu Infrastruktur di Tengah Krisis, 1-2-3 steps: Menempatkan Kembali Keselamatan Menuju Transportasi yang Bermartabat, Informal Infrastructure in Megacities: Urban Water Services in Jakarta,  and others.
• Speaker in his areas of research in both national and international events in terms of development, investment and social, included  one of eminent person in ASEAN Connectivity Development.
• Lecturer of graduate & postgraduate studies at Faculty of Engineering, University of Diponegoro, University of Indonesia and Diploma Program  at School of Land Transport.


Chew Hock Yong CEO of Singapore's Land Transport Agency

Mr Chew Hock Yong was appointed Chief Executive of the Singapore Land Transport Authority from September 2010. Mr Chew is also Chairman of MSI Global Ltd, and a board member of the Land Transport Authority, International Enterprise Singapore, and the Singapore Indoor Stadium Ticketing Company. He is also a member of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) Policy Board, the National Council Against Drug Abuse, and the Singapore Anglican Community Services board.

In his career with the Singapore Public Service, Mr Chew has held appointments in the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Communications, the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of Community Development, Youth & Sports.

He was a key member of the Bid Committee that won the right forSingaporeto host the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in 2010.  He also played a key role inSingapore’s successful hosting of the Games.

Mr Chew graduated from the University of Tokyo, Japan with a Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) in 1990.  He was awarded the Miyoshi  Award  for  Academic  Excellence  (TokyoUniversity) in  1990.  He also received a Master of Science in Management from the Graduate School of Business inStanford University,USAin 2001.

Mr Chew was awarded the Public Administration (Silver) medal in 2004.

Mr Chew is married with two daughters, aged 15 and 18


Martin Matthews CEO of New Zealand's Ministry of Transport

Martin is the Secretary for Transport and the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Transport.  He has held this position since September 2008. The Ministry’s purpose is to ensure our transport system helps New Zealand thrive.  It does so by providing the government impartial, expert advice on all facets of the transport system.  The Ministry is a team of approximately 150 people advising on policy and regulatory settings, and revenue and expenditure of over $4 billion p.a.  It also advises on the governance, funding and performance of the New Zealand Transport Agency, Civil Aviation Authority, Maritime New Zealand and the Transport Accident Investigation Commission.

Martin was previously the Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, a position he held from September 2000.  In that role he was responsible for government’s interests in the arts, culture, heritage, history, broadcasting, sport and recreation.

Prior to this Martin was Assistant Auditor-General. He was variously responsible for the Audit Office’s state sector related work, parliamentary relations, and value for money audit activities.

Martin is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

He is married to Heather Baldwin and they have three sons.


Geoff Dangerfield CEO of the New Zealand Transport Agency

BSc, MSc (Resource Management)

Geoff became the Chief Executive for the NZTA in August 2008 and oversees the development of the organisation and its approach to integrated transport development. He was previously Chief Executive of the Ministry of Economic Development and Deputy Secretary to the Treasury, and began his public sector career with the Ministry of Works and Development.


Dr David Warburton CEO of Auckland transport

Dr David Warburton has extensive senior management experience leading large organisations in New Zealand and Australia. Most recently this includes as chief executive of CPG (part of Downer EDI), and chief executive of Wanganui District Council. Dr Warburton was initially appointed at interim chief executive of Auckland Transport upon its formation in 2010 and his permanent appointment was announced in 2011. He holds a doctorate in environmental engineering from Massey University where he has also held senior lecturer positions and was an Associate Professor and Research Fellow at the University of Illinois (United States).  He was recently elected to the Class of Fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ).

He has also held a number of other senior management roles in the forestry, packaging, property development and retail sectors. Dr Warburton is a current member of the Whanganui District Health Board.

David is married with three adult children and enjoys sailing.


Superintendent Carey Griffiths National Manager, Road Policing, NZ Police

Superintendent Carey Griffiths has been a Police Officer for over 28 years, serving inWellington,Lower Hutt, Hawke’s Bay and Otago.  He has held a wide variety of Policing roles, including front line Constable, Detective, Sergeant, Prosecutor, Prosecution Coordinator, Highway Patrol Senior Sergeant, Road Policing Manager, National Operations Manager for Road Policing, National Manager Community Policing, National Operations Manager for the Police Prosecution Service and is now the National Manager of Road Policing. In his latest role, Superintendent Griffiths is responsible for the strategic delivery of Police’s Road Safety enforcement activity across all of Police.


Ian Patey Head of Profession, Intelligent Transport, Mouchel Infrastructures Services, ITS UK

Ian Patey is Mouchel’s head of Profession for Intelligent Transport.  He is a member of Council at ITSUK and a UK Representative on the World Roads Association, Technical Committee TC2.1 on Road Operations.

He is a Director of NIS Ltd, the joint venture between Mouchel and Thales which operates and delivers the National Traffic Information Service for the UK Highways Agency.

Ian has played, and continues to play, a leading role in the development and implementation of Active Traffic Management and Smart Motorways in the UK, including the leadership of the Operational aspects of the ground-breaking ATM Pilot. He leads Mouchel’s ITS business in Australia and played an instrumental role in the initial development of the Kwinana Managed Freeway pilot in WA.  Ian was the Project Director and Specialist Advisor for Mouchel’s work on the Aotea Quay to Ngauranga Active Management project.


John Sun President, ITS Taiwan, Chinese-Taipei

President of Intelligent Transportation Society of Taiwan (ITS Taiwan).

Chairman of THI Consultants Inc., the leading transportation planning firm headquartered in Taipei.

Chairman of THI Shanghai Consultants Inc.

Executive Director, Chinese Institute of Transportation.

Recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award presented by the Chinese Institute of Transportation.

31 years of professional experience in transportation planning, traffic engineering, and ITS.

Lead Consultant with Bechtel and America Transit Consultants, responsible for major transportation projects, including ITS, in cities and regions around the world.