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“Oyster card mastermind” to speak at World Congress

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The British-born President of San Diego-based Cubic Transportation Systems, Matt Cole, will give a major address at the ITS World Congress in Melbourne in October.

Cole is one in a long line of influential industry bosses speaking at the event, which also includes Jack Dangermond, Founder and President of Esri as a Keynote plenary speaker.

Upon his appointment as a speaker, Cole said, “I’m looking forward to the World Congress to engage in the conversation about how we move the ball forward on the policies and partnering that will allow us to unlock the potential of the industry in the next 10 years.”

Cubic is possibly best known for its invention of London’s Oyster card system, which is seen globally as revolutionising transport in the capital.

Cole will share a stage in the Mobility as a Service Plenary session with Keynote speaker Jeroen Wiemar, Chief Executive Officer, Public Transport Victoria; Mr Xiaojing Wang, Chair, China ITS Industry Alliance; Richard Harris, Director Communications and Marketing Transportation and Government International Public Sector, Xerox UK and Martin Matthews, Secretary for Transport and Chief Executive, Ministry of Transport, New Zealand. Dean Zabrieszach, Chief Executive, HMI Technologies will moderate the session.

The World Congress is expected to attract more than 7,000 global delegates to experience keynote speakers and will feature more than 900 sessions, 300 exhibitions, technical tours and demonstrations, as well as a host of networking opportunities.

Remember Smart Highways will be posting regular news stories from the World Congress, and editor Paul Hutton is the official podcast provider for the event.  The first of the preview podcasts will be available on the World Congress website very soon.  These podcasts are possible thanks to the sponsorship of Cubic Transportation SystemsMott MacDonald, PTV GroupSwarcoJenoptikXeroxMVIS/Bartco and GTT Global Traffic Technologies.


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