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ASECAP Days 2019

Speakers

Alenka Košič

Head of International Relations, DARS d.d., COPER IV Chair

Bachelor in Economics (University of Ljubljana). More than 20 years experience in motorway development, operations and financing. Since 2013 responsible for international relations and EU funding at DARS d.d., Slovenian Motorway Company. Before 2013 in charge of strategic and annual planning, motorway development, project monitoring and reporting. She has participated in several European and cross-border projects and platforms such as C-Roads, Crocodile, Easyway, PROMET, EFP  etc. She is actively involved in the operation of different road associations like ASECAP, IBTTA and PIARC.

Schedule
Moderator of the parallel session 2: Toll Violation Enforcement
Days:
Thursday 30 May
17.00 – 18.15

Making Future Mobility a Reality Today : "Wrap-up of the panel sessions and conclusions"
Days: 
Friday31 May 
13.45 - 15.30

 

Alexander Skabardonis

Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Skabardonis is an internationally recognized expert in traffic flow theory and models, traffic management and control systems, design, operation and analysis of transportation facilities, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), energy and environmental impacts of transportation. He is a Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and program leader at California PATH, a statewide ITS research center. He has worked extensively in the development and application of models and techniques for traffic control, performance analysis of highway facilities and applications of advanced technologies to transportation.  He has served as Principal Researcher for 90 extra­murally funded contracts and grants totaling over $30M, and has published over 300 archival papers and technical reports.
Dr. Skabardonis is a lifetime member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Traffic Flow Theory Committee and member of the TRB Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Committee, plus several subcommittees and task forces He serves on the editorial board of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Journal, and as a reviewer for several journals in transportation.

Schedule
Parallel Session 1: "Common Interests in C-ITS Policies and Strategies"
Days:
Thursday 30 May
15.00 - 16.30 

Bill Halkias

Managing Director/CEO, Attikes Diadromes SA, ASECAP President

Bill M. Halkias, PE, MSCE, F. ASCE, F. ITE, is the Managing Director and CEO of ATTIKES DIADROMES SA, the Operating Agency of Attica Tollway (Attiki Odos Motorway), in Athens, Greece. He is also the President of "HELLASTRON" (HELLENIC ASSOCIATION of TOLL ROAD NETWORK) formed by all toll highways operating in Greece, as well as the President of ASECAP, the European Toll Road Association. Currently serves as Vice president of Aktor Concessions SA, Managing Director of Aegean Motorway SA and Member of the BoD of Olympia Odos Operation SA.

 With thirty eight (38) years of experience, the first fifteen (15) in the USA and the remaining in Europe, he is specialized in transportation and road infrastructure works. He has completed his Bachelor Degree in Surveying Engineering (1981) at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and his Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering (1984) at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), USA. 

 Past President of the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers (H.ITE) and a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in eight US States. Fellow Member of both the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). Currently Member of the BoD, of the International Bridge Tunnel Turnpike Association (IBTTA) having served also in the past (2007-2010) and Member (2004-2010) of the Freeway Operations Committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB).

Schedule
Welcoming and Opening Remarks
Days:
Thursday 30 May
08.45 – 09.30

Moderator of the session "A Road Infrastructure Financing"
Days: 
Thursday 30 May
09.30 – 11.30

Making Future Mobility a Reality Today "Political Messages"
Days: 
Friday 31 May
13.45 – 15.30

Closing and Invitation to the 2020 ASECAP Study Days
Days: 
Friday 31 May
15.45 – 16.15

Bojan Banfi

Advisor to the Management Board and the Managing Director of Motorway Management Division, DARS d.d.

Bojan Banfi, Bachelor of Science in Economics, has more than 30 years of experience in different strategic areas.

Working for the Government of Slovenia, in the office of the Vice President of the Government for ten years, he was involved in preparation of certain fundamental documents for the economic independence of the Republic of Slovenia (National currency, Bank of Slovenia Act).    

Between 1995 and 2001, he worked for the Telecom of Slovenia as a General Secretary to the Management Board, where I have participated, among other responsibilities, in the group for establishment of subsidiaries of Telekom Slovenia, d.d. (GVO d.o.o. and Siol d.o.o.).

Since 2002, he has been working for DARS, Slovenian Motorway Company, where he had been an Executive Director of Toll department since 2006. In 2008, he led and successfully carried out the project "Introduction of vignettes /toll stickers to pay tolls for passenger cars", where he coordinated the work in several areas. The project was complex from an organizational, staffing and financial aspect, and the deadline for implementation was less than 100 days.

Since 2013, he is the Advisor to the Management Board and the Managing Director of Motorway Management Division, which includes traffic safety, motorway management, infrastructure, rest areas and electronic toll collection system. From 2012, he has been leading the team, which is responsible for public procurement for electronic toll collection system. He is currently involved in many projects related to asset management, traffic safety, smart mobility, etc.

Schedule
Parallel session 1: Asset Preservation for Enhanced Road Safety
Days:
Thursday 30 May
15.00 – 16.30

Bruno De La Fuente

Director of Construction, Concessions and Water Technologies , SEOPAN / ASECAP COPER I Chair

Bruno de la Fuente is Bachelor of Business Science by the Universidad Complutense of Madrid and Master in Business Administration by the Instituto de Empresa.

1999 - 2010

ASETA (Spanish Association of Concessionaires Companies Highways, Tunnels, Bridges and Toll Road) - Management Assistant, leading the coordination of various committees of the Association as the Electronic Toll Collection Interoperability and Marketing.

2010 – 2014

ASETA - General Manager

He was involved in the definition, implementation and monitoring of the electronic toll collection Spanish ViaT system and he participated in different European projects of toll interoperability as CESARE, PISTA or RCI. 

2014 – Present

SEOPAN (Association of Infrastructure Contractors and Concessionaires) – Director of Construction, Concessions and Water Technologies

Is member of the ATC (Spanish Technical Road Association), AEC (Spanish Road Association) and ITS Spain’s Boards of Directors, member of the IBTTA (Global toll industry association) Technology Committee, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the ASECAP COPER I and participates in standardization committees 159-199 of AENOR (Spanish Standardization Body). He is member of the AEC’s magazine editorial board and of the Committees SIGA and TRAFFIC in IFEMA (Trade Fair Institution of Madrid).

He is also member of the Spanish Entrepreneur Organization (CEOE) General Assembly. Within this organization he is member of the Infrastructure and Urban Development Commission, Transport and Logistics Council and Reform and Rehabilitation Committee.

Schedule
Moderator of the Parallel session 4: "Electronic Toll Service and Emerging Payment" 
Days:
Friday 31 May 
11.00 – 12.30 

Making Future Mobility a Reality Today - Wrap-up of the Parallel Sessions and Conclusions 
Days: 
Friday 31 May 
13.45 – 15.30 

Christophe Boutin

Executive Director, ASFA

Christophe Boutin is the Executive Director of ASFA. He is graduated as an engineer from Ecole Polytechnique and l’Ecole Nationale des Ponts-et-chaussées. He started his career as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. He joined the highway sector in 2004, first at Société des Autoroutes Paris Normandie (SAPN), as director of construction and sustainable development and then in charge of the concession contracts at Sanef. In 2011, he joined ASFA, the professional highway association in France, as deputy to the managing director. He participates in workgroups of several road associations : URF (Union Routière de France), UNSPIC (Union des Services Publics, Industriels et Commerciaux), E3PO (European PPP Operating Companies in Infrastructure and Services), IDRRIM (Institut des routes, des rue et des infrastructures de Mobilité) and PIARC (The World Road Association). He represents ASFA at ASECAP Board (European Association of Toll motorway and at the COPER I (financing and tolling committee).

Schedule
A Road Infrastructure Financing
Days:
Thursday 30 May
09.30 – 11.30 

Closing and Invitation to the 2020 ASECAP Study Days
Days: 
Friday 31 May
15.45 – 16.15

Christopher Tomlinson

IBTTA President

Christopher Tomlinson serves as the Executive Director for the State Road and Tollway Authority, the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority and as Interim Executive Director of the newly created Atlanta-region Transit Link Authority.  In his combined leadership roles, Tomlinson leads three state level authorities whose shared missions are focused on improving mobility in Georgia by providing reliable, innovative transportation solutions to motorists and transit commuters.
Mr. Tomlinson sits on the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority and the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, where he currently serves as President.  He also serves as his agencies’ primary liaison to the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Public Private Partnership program.
Prior to his current roles, Mr. Tomlinson served as Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel for SRTA.  Tomlinson served as General Counsel for several state agencies, including GDOT, the Georgia Technology Authority and the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission, where he also served as Deputy Director for the Construction Division.
Mr. Tomlinson graduated cum laude from Morehouse College with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Georgia State University College of Law. He resides in Loganville with his family.

Schedule
Welcoming and Opening Remarks
Days:
Thursday 30 May
08.45 - 09.30 

Christos Rados

Consulting Engineers LP, RACE

Christos Rados (1965) is an entrepreneurial executive in the professional engineering services industry. He is currently leading Race (www.race.com.gr), an independent regional firm on transportation design and engineering, headquartered in Athens, Greece. 
As Managing Partner, he is designing and building the team and the system to make value creation a reality in Race. Christos is focusing mostly on the firm’s governance domain and core strategic initiatives. Apart from designing Race's strategy, he also participates in the governance boards of the firm's most demanding transportation programs.
Not only a seasoned designer and engineer but also a Scrum fun and programmer, he acknowledges that success is the product of fast reiteration. Christos has a Darwinian approach in corporate and project finance, is deeply committed to value creation, and prefers to see himself as an architect of challenging transportation systems.
Since the late 90s, he has been engaged and led from various executive positions the design and engineering phases for a number of infrastructure megaprojects for the transportation sector, with a budget exceeding US$16 billion.
Christos has studied transportation engineering, finance, and business administration. He is an alumni of the National Technical University of Athens, the INSEAD and the Wharton business schools.

Schedule
Parallel Session 4: "Electronic Toll Service and Emerging Payment"
Days:
Friday 31 May
11.00 - 12.30 



Conceição Magalhães

Head of Cadastre Management Service, BRISA’s Infrastructure Management

Conceição Magalhães is the Head of Cadastre Management Service of BRISA’s Infrastructure Management and is completing her PhD in Transportation Systems, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Portugal. Her research work aims to define a framework to deal with the operational integration of autonomous and conventional vehicles on motorways.

From 2009 to 2017, she was responsible for investment planning and management at BRISA’s Road Concession. She also worked for 3 years at BRISA’s Motorways, in the Environmental, Safety and Maintenance Division, as pavement technical manager.

Besides, Conceição has 13 years of experience working as road designer, 11 of which, as road project manager, at COBA, the largest Portuguese company of Engineering and Environmental Consultants.

She is very eager to study and support emergent technologies market penetration’s, as well as contribute to increase their public acceptability, which will both foster the movement towards a low carbon society and the achievement of a green economy in Europe, improving the quality of life and work of European citizens.

Schedule
Parallel Session 2: "European Projects Presentation"
Days:
Thursday 30 May
17.00 – 18.15

Emanuela Stocchi

Director of International Affairs, AISCAT / ASECAP COPER II Vice-Chair

Emanuela Stocchi is an expert in EU legislation and policies and she is the Director of International Affairs for AISCAT (Associazione Italiana Società Concessionarie Autostrade e Trafori), the Italian Association of Toll Highways Concessionaires Companies. In this role she ensures the Association’s contacts with the EU Institutions and other European and International organizations active in the transportation field. Emanuela has an outstanding International background: she holds a degree in Political Science with a specialization in EU law and policies and she has worked in Brussels for eight years with ASECAP, the European Association of Toll Highways Concessionaires Companies, gaining a solid and comprehensive knowledge of all the EU Institutional and public affairs and expanding at the same time her EU and International network in the transportation area. Emanuela is Vice Chair of the ASECAP Permanent Committee of Road Safety, Environment and Sustainability and is also Chair of the PIARC (World Road Association) Task Force on Innovative Financing. Emanuela served IBTTA (International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association) and its members through work on several committees before being appointed to the Board of Directors in 2011. Emanuela served a two-year term as International Vice President, before a three-year term as Second and then First Vice President. He has been IBTTA President in 2017 under the theme “International Mobility Connections” and she is now serving as IBTTA Past President.

Schedule
Moderator of the parallel session 3: "Asset Preservation for Enhanced Road Safety"
Days:
Friday 31 May
08.45 – 10.30

Making Future Mobility a Reality Today - Wrap-up of the Paralell Sessions and Conclusions
Days:
Friday 31 May
13.45 – 15.30

Fabrizio Paoletti

Traffic Control Centres Application development, Autostrade Tech. S.p.A. Autostrade per l’Italia / Atlantia group

Fabrizio Paoletti is an Electronic Engineer, involved for 26 years in Traffic Control Centres Application development for Autostrade per l’Italia, specifically designing and integrating IT Solutions to operate Traffic Management and Traffic Information Systems.
Active in European Projects for data exchange at national borders, in 2003 he joined the European working group on Road Data Traffic Exchange: the DATEX Technical Committee, in the EU funded programs.
Since then he had been actively supporting in developing DATEX II standard (CEN EN 16157) and he is still active in this topic in DATEX PSA Organisation, cofounded by EU and run under CEDR ( www.datex2.eu ) and in corresponding experts groups CEN (TC278/WG8) and ISO (TC204/WG9).
On behalf of Autostrade per l'Italia he also joined the TM2.0 platform initiative, run under ERTICO ( www.tm20.org ), to facilitate the liason among DATEX II, Road Operator based Data Exchange, to integrate and easy the collaboration with Service Providers, to enhance Traffic Management processes.
His recent experience in the European framework and within Autostrade is focused in supporting Traffic Management processes workflows among several Authorities' Traffic Management Centres, implementing “Collaborative ITS Services” to operate VMS , Traffic management Plans and C ITS Services.
His presentation will show state of art in Data Exchange research domain in DATEX II project to support ITS services application developments to grant Road Safety and enable collaborative Traffic Management in operational systems.

Schedule
Parallel Session 4: "Common Interest in C-ITS Policies and Strategies"
Days:
Friday 31 May
11.00 – 12.30

Fanis Papadimitriou

Traffic & Maintenance Manager, Attikes Diadromes S.A., HELLASTRON

Fanis is a Civil / Transport Engineer with degrees from University of Thessaloniki and Imperial College, London. In the past Fanis worked as a consultant in various transport studies, as well as for the Organising Committee of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, on the development of the Transportation Plan for the Games. During the past 15 years Fanis works for Attikes Diadromes, the Operator of the Attica Tollway in Athens. He is the Traffic and Maintenance Manager, currently supervising 200 employees with tasks such as patrolling, incident detection and management, preventive & corrective maintenance and inspections of infrastructure & equipment. With respect to the ASECAP activities, Fanis is the country representative for COPER IV, gathering and analysing all the transport data & statistics of the 8 projects that formulate HELLASTRON, the Greek association of tolled motorways. 

Schedule
Parallel Session 3: Asset Preservation for Enhanced Road Safety
Days:
Friday 31 May 
08.45 – 10.30 

Giorgos Kiousis

Head of ITS working group, HELLASTRON

Giorgos is an Informatics Engineer with over 25 years of professional experience, most part of which in the field of ITS.  Since 2005 he is appointed as Technology Director in Attikes Diadromes SA, the Operating and Maintenance Company of the Attiki Odos Motorway.

Since June 2016 he is the head of the ITS Working Group of Hellastron (the Hellenic Association of Toll Road Operators) and he is representing Hellastron at the ITS Permanent Committee of ASECAP (the European Association of Toll Road Operators).

Prior of joining Attikes Diadromes, he had worked for mobile telecom operators and the Attiko Metro (the Attica Metro owner), responsible for development and management of ITS systems, business intelligence and data mining systems, as well as for ITS consulting firms.

Schedule
Parallel Session 1: "Common Interests in C-ITS Policies and Strategies (CAV)"
Days:
Thursday 30 May
15.00 – 16.30

Guy Frémont

Head of Prospective and Transverse Projects Department in the Technology and Systems Division, Sanef

Guy Frémont works as Head of Prospective and Transverse Projects Department in the Technology and Systems Division of Sanef. He is responsible for coordinating the design of future electronic tolling systems, of traffic management and travellers’ information systems, and for managing the research and development activities as well as coordination the deployment and improvement of technical systems on Sanef motorway network. He has been responsible for the coordination and reporting of a number of European collaborative projects. He holds a Master (Dipl-Ing) in electrical engineering from Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (SUPELEC) of Paris, and has over 25 years of expertise in industrial research and development activities.

Schedule
Parallel Session 4: Electronic Toll Service and Emerging Payment
Days: 
Friday 31 May
11.00 - 12.30

Ilaria De Biasi

Chief of the Department for European Projects, Autostrada del Brennero

I have a degree in Technical Translation achieved at the German University of the Saarland. I have been working for Autostrada del Brennero since 2004. I am presently chief of the Department for European Projects, in charge with the deployment of several projects co-funded by the European Commission within different EU programs (Connecting Europe Facilities, Horizon 2020, LIFE). The main areas of implementation of these projects are Connected and Automated Driving, Management Measures to minimize traffic impact on the Environment, ITS systems for Traffic and Freight Management.

Schedule
Parallel Session 1 : "Common Interests in C-ITS Policies and Strategies (CAV)
Days:
Thursday 30 May 
15.00 – 16.30

Ioannis N. Sigalas

EVP, Overseas Projects Director, KALLIERGOS O.T.M. S.A.

  • Executive Vice President - Overseas Project Director at KALLIERGOS O.T.M. S.A.
  • He is Structural and Bridge Engineer with more than 40 years of hands-on experience in designing Bridges and Special Structures in Greece and Overseas.
  • Records of experience include many major bridges complex, retaining structures and special foundations.
  • The Company KALLIERGOS O.T.M. S.A. has a key participation in almost all the recent major Infrastructure and Concession Projects in Greece (EGNATIA ODOS, ATTIKI ODOS, MOREAS, OLYMPIA ODOS).
  • Acted as Consultant to International Contractors (AKTOR, ARCHIRODON, CCC, FCC).

In parallel to professional activities he is also:

  • Adjunct Professor, Laboratory of Reinforced Concrete NTUA
  • President of the Hellenic Group of IABSE (International Association for Bridge Structural Engineering) 
  • Under this capacity he is presently leading a campaign to endeavoring to establish the Bridge Management State Authority.
  • Member of the Greek Association of Earthquake Engineering
  • Member of the Committee for “Pre-Seismic Evaluation of Bridges” (Greek Organization for Seismic Protection - OASP)

Schedule
Parallel Session 3: "Asset Preservation for Enhanced Road Safety"
Days:
Friday 31 May
08.45 - 10.30 

Jannis Nassoulis

Director, Toll and Highway operations, IBI Group

Jannis Nassoulis has 20 years of experience in the infrastructure construction and transportation industry.
He holds an Electrical Engineering Degree from the University of Erlangen (Germany). He started his career in the mega project world by successfully managing the deployment of the first large scale Intelligent Transportation System project in Greece, the Attiki Odos Integrated Toll and Traffic Management System. Subsequently he was involved in motorway operations being responsible for Tunnel Safety at Attiki Odos.
In 2007, Jannis undertook to organize the operation and maintenance of the 230km long motorway concession project, Aegean Motorway, as Chief Operations Officer. Holding the position of the COO for nine years, Jannis lead the effort to introduce modern technology into a world of earthworks, concrete, iron and asphalt. Since 2016, Jannis is working with IBI, designing the cities of tomorrow.

Schedule
Parallel Session 4: "Common Interests in C-ITS Policies and Strategies" 
Days:
Friday 31 May
11.00 - 12.30

Joaquim Falcão de Lima

Strategic Marketing Manager, BRISA

Joaquim is MSc Economy and MBA with marketing specialization from Lisbon Catholica University. He is also post-graduate in management of ICT (Information & Communication Technologies).

Nowadays he is strategic marketing manager under Brisa’s marketing and corporate relations department.

In is recent career path, Joaquim was marketing & business development director at Portugal Telecom’s BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) and Contact Center business units.

Digital transformation, CRM and customer interaction, customer service digital platforms, product development, new mobility services, shared economy, customer database and advanced data analytics, data protection, etc. are Joaquim's desktop main topics.

Schedule
Moving from Toll Operator to Mobility Service Providers

Days:
Thursday 30 May
12.00 – 13.30 

Kallistratos Dionelis

Secretary-General, ASECAP

Up to 1999 K. Dionelis served the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Greece as a diplomat. The periods 1983-1990 and 1993-1999 he served in Brussels in the Greek Delegation in the EU, as first Counsellor of the Embassy, responsible for Transport, Energy and Environment. Since 1999 he is General Secretary of ASECAP, the European Association of tolled road infrastructures operators gathering 22 national members and managing more than 50.000 km. of road networks.

Mr Dionelis holds Masters Degrees of:
- Mechanical engineer N.U.A. (National University of Athens);
- Electrical engineer N.U.A.;
- Transport engineer;
- Economist (Economic University of Greece) – Master’s in Art of economics, specialization in transport economics.

Schedule
Master of Ceremony - Welcoming and Opening remarks
Days:
Thursday 30 May

08.45 – 09.30 

Moderator of the session "Moving From Toll Operator to Mobility Service Providers"
Days: 
Thursday 30 May

12.00 – 13.30 

Moderator of the session: "Making Future Mobility a Reality Today"
Days:
Friday 31 May
13.45 – 15.30

Konstantinos Papandreou

CEO, OLYMPIA ODOS

Konstantinos Papandreou holds currently the position of the CEO of Olympia Odos Operation SA, i.e. the company that has undertaken the operation and maintenance services for the Olympia Odos Motorway Concession Scheme in Greece. The undoubtedly challenging Project of Olympia Odos consists of the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of one of the most important routes in Greece, namely the one connecting Athens with the city of Patra - that is the country’s most significant port to the West.

In his professional career, he has undertaken key roles and positions in various Transportation Projects in Greece. Indicatively, he served as Traffic Planning Manager in the Motorway Project of Attiki Odos, the pioneer project on a concession basis in Greece, and later on as Traffic & Maintenance Manager in Attikes Diadromes SA, the Operation Company of Attiki Odos. In the past, he ran the Planning Department of Attiko Metro SA, whereas all these years he has offered consulting services in both Private Companies and State Services.

Konstantinos Papandreou holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, whereas he has also obtained a Master’s degree in the field of Transportation from the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris. His main fields of experience and interest are Management and Operation of Transportation Projects, Traffic management systems and toll collection systems, Traffic forecasts, Feasibility Studies, Risk and Contract Management.

Schedule
Parallel Session 4: Electronic Toll Service and Emerging Payment
Days:
Friday 31 May
11.00 – 12.00

Konstantinos V. Katsaros

Senior Research Engineer and Project Manager, Intracom S.A. Telecom Solutions

Konstantinos V. Katsaros, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Engineer and Project Manager at Intracom S.A. Telecom Solutions (Greece), active in the areas of network function virtualization, multi-access edge computing and software-defined networking for 5G networks (5G PPP Projects: CHARISMA, VirtuWind, 5G-VINNI, (upcoming) 5G-VICTORI and 5G-HEART). He holds extensive experience in information-centric networking (H2020 POINT, UMobile, FP7 PISRP and PURSUIT, UK EPSRC COMIT) and has also worked on IoT interoperability (H2020 symbIoTe), smart grids (FP7 C-DAX), inter-domain carrier services (FP7 ETICS) and multicast/broadcast service provision over cellular networks (FP6 B-BONE). He has been a Research Associate at University College London (UK) and Telecom ParisTech (France). He holds a BSc (2003) in Informatics, a MSc (2005) in Computer Science and a PhD (2010) in Computer Science, from AUEB (Greece). Dr. Katsaros has an extensive experience in European Research procedures, spanning FP6, FP7 and H2020. He also participates standardization activities in the context of ETSI, as well as IETF/IRTF. Dr. Katsaros has also published and presented his work in numerous academic conferences, workshops and peer reviewed journals, and has served as a reviewer for scientific journals and conferences. Dr. Katsaros has received scholarships and awards from international companies and Greek institutions.

Schedule
Parallel Session 4: "Common Interests in C-ITS Policies and Strategies"
Days: 
Friday 31 May
11.00 - 12.30 

Luis Filipe Marreiro

Head of Traffic Studies and Advanced Analytics Department, Brisa

With more than 20 years of experience in transport demand studies for public and private entities, Luis Marreiro is the Head of Traffic Studies and Advanced Analytics Department in Brisa, being responsible for all the traffic and general demand related issues in Brisa, supporting with his team almost all the business units of Brisa group, developing advanced analytics projects related not only with operational optimization and road safety, but also with business and revenue strategies.

Schedule
Parallel Session 1: "Asset Preservation for Enhanced Road Safety"
Days:
Thursday 30 May
15.00 - 16.30

Malika Seddi

Director of International Affairs and Customer Services, ASFA / IBTTA International Vice President

Malika SEDDI, Director of International Affairs and Customer Services in ASFA (Association of Toll motorway operators in France). Within ASFA, she is in charge of ASFA Customer committee which groups together the marketing directors of all French toll companies to share knowledge, experience and conduct joint studies. She also has the responsibility to maintain contacts and relations with the European Institutions and international organisations. Engaged in the toll industry for 25 years, Ms SEDDI is deeply involved in the ASECAP (Association for toll operators in Europe), IBTTA (Worldwide association for toll road operators), ERTICO (ITS Europe), and PIARC representing ASFA members’ interests. She is the Chair of permanent committee of ASECAP dealing with road safety and sustainable development. She is member of the PIARC committee (Road safety), and member of the board of France’s PIARC branch. She is Member of the European program committee, and road sector platform of ERTICO. She is the Communication team leader of the Arc Atlantique, project for the deployement of harmonised ITS services, involving 7 European countries (Belgium, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, UK), co-funded by the European Commission. She is presently the international Vice President of IBTTA.

Schedule
Moderator of the parallel session 1 : "Asset Preservation for Enhanced Road Safety"
Days
Thursday 30 May 
15.00 – 16.30

Making Future Mobility a Reality Today - Wrap-up of the Parallel Sessions and Conclusions
Days
Friday 31 May 
13.45 - 15.30

Martin Stone

Chief Operating Officer, Egis Projects USA

Martin (Marty) Stone joined Egis Projects USA in 2013 with responsibility for a wide range of activities in North America.

Mr. Stone’s background includes more than 35 years of transportation and back office operations experience with both public and private organizations. He holds a Bachelor degree in Communications and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Florida. His Ph.D. is in Public Administration.

As the former Director of Planning for the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA), Mr. Stone was responsible for the planning and development of all new THEA projects from 1996 to 2011 including Tampa’s award-winning elevated Reversible Express Lanes as well as managing the Authority’s urban design efforts and the deployment of advanced electronic tolling systems and ITS traffic controls. For five years, he was Chairman of the IBTTA Committee to develop a plan for toll interoperability throughout North America.

He also served as a senior planning consultant for URS and Parsons Transportation in support of Florida’s turnpike and FDOT and he was an Assistant Vice President with Citibank overseeing the training and communications for the Citicorp Travelers Checks Worldwide Service Center

Schedule
Parallel Session 4: "Electronic Toll Service and Emerging Payment" 
Days:
Friday 31 May 
11.00 – 12.30

Matej Kranjc

Project Director, DARS d.d.

Matej Kranjc, Project Director at DARS d.d. Slovenia, with over 35 years of experiences in IT. A results-oriented manager with extensive experience in managing IT projects. Leading  high-level projects in many different companies in Slovenia and abroad, developing different information systems, supervising and managing them, holding top positions at various companies, which granted him invaluable global strategic experiences. This extends across Public sector, Retail, Manufacturing, Media and Healthcare to name a few. His long run professional experiences as project manager and developer of information systems, good education and special post-graduate managerial trainings have prepared him well to become the leader of the implementation of the Electronic Toll Collection system in multilane free flow at DARS d.d., the Motorway Company in the Republic of Slovenia.

Schedule
Parallel Session 2: "Toll Violation Enforcement"
Days:
Thursday 30 May
17.00 - 18.15 

Michael Bibaritsch

Prime Consulting Services

Michael Bibaritsch is an independent project management and ITS senior consultant with 35+ years of worldwide project management and 25+ years ITS and especially ETC expertise, serving his international customers through his consultancy firm Prime Consulting Services, based in Austria. He played key roles in the successful procurements and timely deployments of the national ETC schemes in Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, and many more - most recently in Slovenia, going live on 1 April 2018. He significantly contributed to the successful re-procurement of the new Austrian GO MAUT 2.0 system by ASFINAG (2015-2017). Regarding national ETC schemes his expertise encompasses feasibility studies, business modeling and evaluation, system design, specification, test and operations and optimization, national legal backing (including enforcement matters), and all legal, technical and commercial aspects of internationally procuring ETC systems & services.

Schedule
Parallel Session 4: "Electronic Toll Service and Emerging Payment "
Days:
Friday 31 May
11.00 – 12.30

Nikolaos Gavrilis

CEO, GLOBALIS S.A.

Nikolaos Gavrilis is an Insurance Broker specialized in Construction Risks. As the CEO of Globalis S.A., one of the leading privately-owned brokers in Greece, he has contributed to the placement of an impressive portfolio of projects, most notably in Infrastructure and Energy. With an academic background in Legal, Business Administration and Insurance studies, and work experience in both Greece and the London Insurance Market, he continues his career as an independent broker and entrepreneur based in Greece. Throughout his 20 years of working expertise, he has expanded his operations worldwide, most particularly in the Balkans, the Middle East, South America, and Australia, providing insurance and risk management solutions. He lives in Athens but considers himself a citizen of the world. He strongly believes that open mindedness and personal relationships are the foundations of long-term partnerships and our greatest everlasting assets.

Schedule
Parallel Session 3: "Communicating Trust and Accountability"
Days
Friday 31 May
16.30 – 18.00

Pablo Ferrando

Head of Operations for Europe and New Markets, Cintra -Grupo Ferrovial

Civil Engineer with 15+ years of experience in all technical aspects of infrastructure investment, from revenue and cost modelling, to design and execution, contract management etc, particularly in the area of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs).
Graduate from the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (Spain), he spent 2 years doing consultancy work in the UK, and later has developed his career in Cintra (Grupo Ferrovial), beginning in the business development area, and then in the technical department, including relevant long term posts at the most successful Cintra toll road assets such as the 407ETR in Canada (Traffic and Planning Director-2 years) and the Managed Lanes projects in Texas,USA (Strategy and Revenue Manager-3 years) where he developed tolling and marketing strategies to maximize revenue and satisfaction.
Since 2015 Pablo leads the technical team in Cintra´s Madrid HQ, managing the technical analysis and expected performance of existing project´s in Cintra´s portfolio across Europe and South America, as well as for new business opportunities in those markets.

Schedule
Moving from Toll Operator to Mobility Service Providers
Days:
Thursday 30 May
12.00 - 13.30 

Paolo Alessi

Director, Fitch Ratings

Paolo Alessi is a Director at Fitch Ratings, based in the Milan office. He is directly responsible for analyzing and providing credit ratings on a variety of issuers in Europe across the Infrastructure sector, with a specialization in Transportation (toll roads, airports, rail and ports). Paolo is sector expert on Toll Roads.
Before joining Fitch, Paolo spent 7 years in banking, holding both credit and equity- related positions including rating advisory and real estate advisory. Prior to this, he was in the Finance department with ExxonMobil and Kraft Foods, with a focus on Planning & Controlling.
Paolo has a Master of Business Administration from SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan and a Master of Science from University of Palermo.

Schedule
Session on "A Road Infrastructure Financing"
Days: 
Thursday 30 May
09.30 – 11.30

Paolo Guarnieri

Senior Bid, Marketing and Business Development Manager, Autostrade Tech.

Paolo Guarnieri is a senior professional with 22-years-old broad experience in various markets and solutions of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) with strong focus on Electronic Toll Collection, worldwide.
Graduated in 1996 in Control Engineering, he has been working within several companies within Atlantia Group in different business units: R&D, Product Management, Marketing, Sales and Business Development.
Currently Paolo Guarnieri is Senior Bid, Marketing and Business Development Manager in Autostrade Tech.

Schedule
Parallel Session 4: Electronic Toll Service and Emerging Payment
Days:
Friday 31 May
11.00 - 12.30 

Patrick Jones

Executive Director, International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA)

Patrick Jones is Executive Director & CEO of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association. Since assuming this position in 2002, Pat has built IBTTA into the principal advocate for toll-financed transportation and the leader in producing high quality educational experiences for toll industry professionals. Under his leadership, IBTTA launched the IBTTA Leadership Academy and introduced many new programs including global tolling summits in Europe, South America, Australia, South Africa, and Mexico. IBTTA has also developed a highly successful industry public awareness campaign. Before joining IBTTA, Pat held senior positions at the American Trucking Associations, the American Public Transportation Association, and the Health Insurance Association of America. Pat holds a BA in political science from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and an MBA from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. 

Schedule
Making Future Mobility a Reality Today - Political Messages
Days:
Friday 31 May
13.45 – 15.30

Pedro Pinto

Tolls Department Director, Ascendi

Pedro Pinto is responsible for the Tolls department (Director) at Ascendi. It was also former responsible for the IT department for the last 18 years, coordinating the two areas. Ascendi is a Portuguese company that operates in the road infrastructure sector as a concessionaire, O&M and toll collection services. He is responsible for the organization and operation of Ascendi’s Toll Collection Services, comprising the management of shadow tolls, traditional and all electronic tolls schemas. Pedro Pinto was also responsible for Ascendi’s Portuguese Road Concessions (7) IT infrastructure including ITS and Tolling Systems, from the design to installation and operation. Pedro Pinto has more than 18 years of experience in the road infrastructure sector and his previous professional experience was as IT Manager and Controller. Has a degree in Management and Administration and a Post-Degree in Information Management all from the Portuguese Catholic University. Pedro Pinto is the coordinator of the Tolls Technical Permanent Committee (CP1) from the Association of Portuguese Concession Companies of Toll Motorways or Bridges, is the General Assembly Secretary at Portuguese ITS Association. Is member of the Cooper I group, the European Technical Tolls Committee for ASECAP and Board member of the European Electronic Fee Collection Facilitation Platform Group, a European group that congregates all countries that are installing interoperable all electronic tolls in Europe (TC & EETS). Pedro Pinto was  operational responsible of Ascendi’s Multi-Lane Free-Flow project leading the company to the implementation of the first All-Electronic-Tolling concessions in Portugal, achieving several national and international recognitions (a Gold award from SAP and two CIO awards from IDC) for Ascendi. Nowadays, Ascendi is the biggest European Private Operator of MLFF Systems collecting all traffic.   

Schedule
Parallel Session 4: Electronic Toll Service and Emerging Payment
Days:
Friday 31 May
11.00 - 12.30 

Stavros Stavris

Executive Chairman, Olympia Odos Operation Company S.A and Gefyra Litourgia S.A.

Stavros Stavris, born in Athens in 1963.  Holder of a bachelor degree in Economics from the Athens University and a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
He began his professional career in 1992 and after holding several position in the Finance section in multinational companies, he joined Gefyra S.A. in 2005 as Finance and Administration Director and in 2015 he became a member of the Board of Directors.
As from 2007, he also holds the positions of Executive Chairman in Olympia Odos Operation Company S.A and Gefyra Litourgia S.A.
He is also responsible for all Finance, Administration and tax issues of Vinci Concessions Hellas Ltd a subsidiary of the French Vinci Concessions SAS company.
As from the creation in 2015 of the Hellenic Association of toll road network, namely Hellastron, he holds the position of the Senior Vice President.

Schedule
Moderator of the parallel session 3 on "Communicating Trust and Accountability" 
Days:
Friday 31 May
04.45 - 10.30