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Jan Cools was born in 1975. He graduated as a civil engineer in Computer Science at the University of Leuven and the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse. After obtaining an MBA at the Vlerick Management School, he became sales director at the Belgian vehicle telematics company Acunia.

In 2003 he founded ITS Belgium, the Belgian platform for the intelligent transport systems, grouping leading Belgian road authorities, research institutes and telematics companies.

In 2006 Jan started Be-Mobile NV, that quickly became a leading European traffic information player, focusing on the collection and distribution of traffic information (using connected vehicles) to road operators, car manufacturers, radio and TV stations and logistics companies.

In 2015 Jan acquired the extremely popular Dutch speed trap app Flitsmeister.

In March 2016, Be-Mobile was merged with the Belgian companies Flow and Mobile-For, and welcomed Proximus, the biggest Belgian telecom operator, as its new majority shareholder.

Today Be-Mobile offers solutions for urban traffic management, traveler information services, electronic toll collecting and mobile payment for parking & public transport

Be-Mobile has its headquarters in Ghent and employs about 90 people.

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Mirka Dworschak is currently Head of Sales Public International and Tolling of T-Systems International GmbH, and Chief Executive Officer /Chief Technical Officer of T-Systems EETS GmbH.

She started her professional career in 1999 as a presales consultant with Deutsche Telekom’s subsidiary T-Data. From 2001 – 2004 she joined T-Systems International GmbH and was responsible for a major account in the insurance sector. As of 2005 she headed the corporate office of Toll Collect GbR and was responsible for the strategy and business development of the tolling business within Deutsche Telekom AG. Mirka Dworschak has a distinguished sales and business development background, and a wealth of experience with the German and Belgian Truck Tolling Systems.
Since 2007 she has been in charge of the tolling related national and international sales and business development activities as Head of Sales “Satellic Telematic Services” division, and since 2014 responsible for the “international” division which serves public customers like the EU and the Defense sector.

Mirka Dworschak studied at the University of Bamberg and graduated with a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

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Péter Szatmári is Policy Officer in the Road Transport unit of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport. His main area of responsibility is the legislation on road charging.

Previously, Péter was involved in impact assessments and work on the internalisation of external costs in the field of transport at large. Before joining the European Commission almost 12 years ago, he worked at Johnson Controls Automotive Hungary for 4 years as a Logistics and Purchasing Engineer where he was involved in the production transfer of automotive parts from France to Hungary.

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Brian is an independent security consultant based in Dublin, Ireland, and is also the founder and head of IRISSCERT, Ireland’s first CERT. He is a Special Advisor to Europol’s Cybercrime Centre (EC3), an adjunct lecturer on Information Security in University College Dublin, and sits on the advisory board for a number of innovative security companies.

He is the author of the book “ISO 27001 in a Windows Environment” and co-author of books “The CSA Guide to Cloud Computing” and “The Cloud Security Rules”. He is a regular speaker at major industry conferences and regular contributes to industry publications.

In 2013 Brian was awarded “SC Magazine Information Security Person of the Year” for his contribution to the computer security industry.  Brian Honan was also inducted into the 2016 Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame.

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Peter Carr works for the New Zealand Ministry of Transport. He is responsible for national land transport funding and infrastructure policy and legislation. This includes responsibility revenue forecasting and tax rate setting, infrastructure investment and financing policy, and the setting and performance of heavy vehicle regulations.

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Paul is a solicitor and the head of McCann FitzGerald’s Technology & Innovation Group. He has 20 years’ specialist expertise in the areas of information technology, outsourcing, data protection and intellectual property matters.

In the area of technology and outsourcing, Paul has acted for suppliers and customers in the drafting and negotiation of big ticket outsourcing agreement, including tolling as a service contracts. Paul also provides specialist advice on data protection matters, including data protection compliance and data security. He acted on the first cases in Ireland on the meaning of personal data (acting for the Irish Central Bank) and processing causing significant distress (acting for the Irish Data Protection Commissioner). He is now acting for a number of clients advising on the steps required to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation which comes into force in May 2018.

Paul is the author of “Commercial Secrets: The Action for Breach of Confidence in Ireland”. The book has been quoted in judgments of the Irish Supreme Court.

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Padraig is a management & technology consultant, specialising in complex digital systems and operations, including road pricing and interoperability projects. In a 38-year career spanning telecommunications, software engineering and electronics, he began working in road user charging in 2005.

For more than 14 years he has been an expert adviser to the EESC on the development of EU digital policy, standards and legislation, including the Digital Single Market, the Network & Information Security Directive and Galileo.

Since 2013 Padraig has overseen Arup’s provision of operation management services – governance, risk management and compliance assurance (GRC), change management and information security – on the eFlow tolling business for Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

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Kurt Joosen , Belgian citizen and born August 16 in 1971, is married with Veerle Geens and father of two young boys, Axl and Lars.

Kurt started his professional career in his father’s transport company. In 1995 they founded together a new transport company, Transport Joosen Ltd. They increased their business slow but firm from 2 employees to the 140 employees in 2016. Today the company owns more than 400 units of driving equipment.

Beside his business, Kurt is active within several federations and committees. He is President of SAVA, Board Member of Febetra and member of a wide number of commissions within the Port of Antwerp. He is also the founder of Eurotranscon, a web platform to optimize transport orders within the transport sector. This platform saves over 7000 Tons of CO2 per year. Transport Joosen is also nominated as one of the Ambassadors of Clean Air within the Port.

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Jack Semple joined the Road Haulage Association as ten years ago, after working as a journalist for most of the preceding 25 years. He was involved the development of HGV road user levy, which was introduced by the UK government in spring 2014 after strong public support from the RHA. In the decade before, when he was a transport sector journalist, he wrote extensively about the HGV road charging project, an initiative which aimed to introduce distance-based charging of HGVs on all UK roads. It was led by the UK Treasury department and was one of the government’s major IT projects, before being  abandoned in 2005 after three years’ work.

The RHA is a leading UK trade association, representing transport and logistics companies of all sizes, from the largest to the single-truck hauliers. It promotes enterprise, productivity, safety and regulatory compliance. It has launched the annual National Lorry Week as part of a campaign to re-brand the industry, to raise awareness of its vital role in the economy and to highlight the career opportunities it offers.

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Norma Ortega was appointed as Deputy Director of Finance/Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in August 2009. Norma is responsible for Caltrans financial management and policy as well as federal and state programming of transportation projects. She oversees the Divisions of Accounting, Budgets, and Programming. She oversees the Caltrans budget of over $10 billion.

Ms. Ortega has been with the Caltrans over twenty-five years and has served in a number of increasing responsible fiscal management positions including assignments in the Divisions of Accounting, Auditing, Program Evaluation and Analysis and Local Assistance including 5 years as the Chief Budget Officer. She represents the Department on federal, state and local funding and financing issues before the State’s transportation fund allocation organization, the California Transportation Commission and the California State Legislature. Other assignments include serving as a fiscal advisor during the development of Governor Schwarzenegger’s Strategic Growth Plan, which lead to a $19.94 billion transportation bond proposal. Ms. Ortega is currently the Chair of the Road Use Charge (RUC) West Steering Committee and Vice Chair of the Mileage Based User Alliance.