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AIMES & Kapsch TrafficCom Project Launch & Capability Showcase
'The Kapsch Intelligent Corridor'

Join us as senior representatives from the University of Melbourne, Kapsch TrafficCom, ITS Australia and Department of Transport in Victoria announce the latest new project collaboration. 

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Meet the panelists

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Mark Cassidy, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, The University of Melbourne

Professor Mark Cassidy is Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) at the University of Melbourne.

Mark’s research interests are in offshore geotechnics and engineering, predominantly in developing models for the analysis of oil and gas platforms, mobile drilling rigs, renewable wave and wind turbines, anchors, and pipelines.  He is an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA), the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (FTSE) and of Engineers Australia (FIEAust).
As the inaugural Warden of the Forrest Research Foundation in Western Australia, Mark stewarded the foundation as it was established, and continues to serve as a Governor on the Forrest Research Foundation Board.
Mark is passionate about safe and sustainable engineering in the ocean, though he still is failing in teaching himself to surf.

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Dean Zabrieszach, CEO/Director, HMI Technologies and President, ITS Australia

Dean Zabrieszach was appointed to his current position at HMI Technologies in Australia in March 2015. Prior to joining HMI Technologies, he worked with VicRoads, the state road authority of Victoria, from 1984 to 2015, in a number of senior positions including Manager Program Development, Manager Maintenance Program, Manager Intelligent Transport Systems, Director Road User Services and Director Road Operations.

As President of ITS Australia, Dean pushes for member value across all aspects of the association–including gender, cultural, and capability diversity–and represents the organisation professionally and ethically both nationally and internationally as we continue to be one of the best ITS National Associations in the world.

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Niloo Karimi, DOTVic Director of Signal Services and Network Management

Niloo Karimi is Director of Signal Services for the Department of Transport in Victoria. Her team is responsible for designing and optimising all arterial and managed motorways traffic lights across Greater Melbourne and Regional Victoria. Niloo holds a Master of Telecommunications Engineering and has an impressive track record in managing telecom networks around the world. She designed and optimised 3G & 4G networks as a global solution architect at Ericsson before managing NBN Co Limited fixed wireless and FTTX network rollout across Australia. Niloo has a passion for utilising innovative technologies to ensure public networks serve and support the community.

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Matthew McLeish, Executive VP & Managing Director Kapsch TrafficCom Australia APAC

Kapsch TrafficCom Australia's Executive Vice President APAC, Matthew McLeish, has close to 30 years' experience delivering multi-disciplinary engineered solutions to customers across a range of industries throughout Oceania, Asia, and the UK.

Matthew lives with his wife and two boys in leafy Eltham in Melbourne's North-East which reflects his interests in a clean, efficient, and congestion-free environment.

Lifelong experience living and working in the most congested cities in the UK, Asia and Australia combined with a clear understanding of the megatrends currently affecting our society have led Matthew to a career working with infrastructure professionals to improve lives through improved transport efficiency, greater mobility connectivity, and thought leadership in the fields of Intelligent Transport and Intelligent Mobility.

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Professor Majid Sarvi, Director, AIMES, The University of Melbourne

Majid Sarvi is Professor and chair in Transport for Smart Cities at the University of Melbourne. He is the founding Director of AIMES, a world-first living laboratory based on the streets of Melbourne, established to test highly integrated transport technology. With over 50 partners from industry and government, AIMES’ goal is to deliver safer, cleaner and more sustainable urban transport outcomes. He has over 22 years of professional, academic and research experience in the areas of traffic and transport engineering. His fields of research include:

• Connected multimodal transport network modeling and analysis

• Artificial Intelligence in Transport 

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David Bolt, People, Partnerships & Culture Driven l Strategy & Tactics Orientated | Technology Enabler | Influencer & Business Developer | Mobility & ITS @kapsch

David Bolt earned his Master’s degree of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde and International Business from Nanyang Technology University in Singapore. David has more than 12 years of experience with product development, regional group management, business development, and consulting. At Kapsch TrafficCom Australia, David is responsible for managing the Sales & Solution Consulting group which focuses on Kapsch’s wide Intelligent Mobility Solution portfolio across the Asia Pacific region from urban mobility to electronic toll collection and an active thought leader in the ITS community.

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Professor Peter Sweatman (Master of Ceremonies), Enterprise Professor Transport Technologies, The University of Melbourne
Peter Sweatman is the Transport international enterprise professor at the University of Melbourne and a cofounding principal of CAVita. He has over 30 years of experience in transportation research and innovation, and the application of R&D. That experience encompasses vehicles, drivers, and infrastructure and impinges on technology, policy, and strategic planning. He is a trusted national voice on safety, ITS, transportation research and education, connected and automated vehicles, and freight technology and policy. His professional experience covers private industry, academia, and government. He has worked extensively in Europe and Asia-Pacific as well as the United States.

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