Meet the ITS Observatory Project Ambassadors
The Project Ambassadors represent the four key industry sectors taking part in the ITS Observatory project: policy makers, public authorities / cities, industry and research. Each Project Ambassador has developed an exceptional expertise and gained widespread recognition in his field of activity.
The ITS Observatory Project Ambassadors are happy to answer any questions you have relating to the ITS Observatory platform. Question you have will feed into the FAQ section of the ITS Observatory website.
You may learn more about the Ambassadors’ views in the “Insights” and “Blog” section of the platform. You may meet them at key events promoting the ITS Observatory. Feel free to share with them your observations or comments.
There are four Ambassadors
For me the ITS Observatory is a virtual meeting space where subscribers will be able to share experience and share knowledge about digitisation, the growth of the Internet of Things, the benefits of connected vehicles, the organisation of Mobility-as-a-Service provision and a host of other technical and societal changes.
We see it as a potential excellent shortcut to valuable information on the ITS knowledge gained for more than 13,000 ITS projects carried out European-wide in the last three decades. Also it allows accessibility to relevant information on ITS key persons from companies, public authorities and academia throughout Europe. Together it will ensure that we can concentrate our research and innovation businesses on the most needed fields and always base our research on the shoulders of our colleagues’ research. Hence, ITS Observatory will partly ensure that we strengthen our research division and partly that public and private providers of research funding get the most from their allocations.
Richard Harris (Industry)
Solutions Director and Communications and Marketing Director, Xerox
Within ERTICO – ITS Europe, Richard is a member of the supervisory board, the strategy committee and the chairman of the travel and traffic industry sector.
He was awarded the 2010 ITS UK Rees Hill Award for outstanding contribution to ITS by a UK professional. Richard was inducted into the ITS World Congress Hall of Fame in 2015 as the recipient of the life time achievement award.
Svend Tofting participated in many ITS projects and is a member of the ERTICO Supervisory Board.
The ITS Observatory will provide a comprehensive tool showcasing many ITS deployment activities at national, regional and city level. Monitoring these ITS activities and having access to a network of ITS contacts will accelerate ITS deployment by public authorities and cities.
The ITS Observatory Project Ambassadors are happy to answer any questions you have relating to the ITS Observatory platform
Any question you have will feed into the FAQ section of the ITS Observatory website.
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