The 2020 Judges
The Transport Ticketing Awards are always judged by an esteemed panel of industry experts. The judging panel review all the awards entries submitted before deciding on the winners and finalists for each category.
The 2020 winners will be announced at the Transport Ticketing Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony on the 28th of January in the impressive Making the Modern World hall at the Science Museum
Andrew Anderson, Head of Transformation Portfolio: Payments, Transport for London
Ralph Gambetta, General Secretary, Calypso Network Association
Ralph Gambetta, Managing Director of Temco GmbH, has a management and a politics background with PhD as well as a strong involvement into the transportation sector. Before joining in 1997 Temco GmbH he has been active in various transport companies such as German Railway, International Railway Union (UIC) and RATP (Paris metro and bus operator). Projects have included the successful smart card project CALYPSO (Contact And contactLess telematics platform Yielding a citizen Pass integrating urban Services and financial Operations) and SINCE project (Secure and Interoperable Networking for Contactless in Europe). Since 2005 he is in charge of promotion at Calypso Networks Association (CNA) and the deployment of smart ticketing schemes. Recently his function at CNA was extended to General Secretary. Further, he is a member of the German standardisation committee of information technology and smart cards and vice chair of the Smart Ticketing Alliance.
Jeremy Meal, Delivery Director - Fares and Smart Ticketing Projects, SYSTRA
Jeremy Meal is Delivery Director of Fares and Smart Ticketing Projects at SYSTRA Ltd having previously worked for a PTE and privatised bus company either side of bus deregulation. Initially, he was on secondment to Singapore for their successful integrated transport payment card project delivery in the early 1990s and its subsequent migration to a smart card (Ez-link). Now, Jeremy leads a team that has been involved with a large number of the UK smart card scheme roll-outs on public transport, particularly but not exclusively on buses and for card-production system set-up. This has included seeing several schemes through from inception, business case development, funding application, specification and procurement to deployment. Indeed it is in this latter role that SYSTRA has established its strong reputation for helping to make ITSO schemes happen, working with different suppliers to satisfy client aspirations in meeting their own local project objectives. Indeed in the past twelve years, under Jeremy’s lead, SYSTRA has been at the heart of ITSO implementation across many major UK schemes including Scotland, Wales, Centro, SWSAL and for the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) advice to DfT through the strategic guidance, specification work and national testing undertaken in 2007-8 which set the initial pace of national ITSO roll-out alongside the schemes in Scotland and Wales. More recently, SYSTRA has pioneered development on several commercial ITSO scheme implementations with advice to Cardiff Bus (stored-value Iff Card based on STR), Newport Transport (Passport period pass) and the innovative interoperable carnet ticket for the Cambridge Busway as well as more recent seconded staff support over several months to Centro for SWIFT STR and nBus smart ticketing and Nottingham City Council for the launch of ITSO day-capping from mid-December 2015, a multi-modal ITSO first. The wider team has also recently helped deliver the National Youth Card this September for discounted bus travel in Wales. We have also been assisting several other schemes in STR deployment such as NoWcard’s NoWStar and Kent Connected during 2015. Jeremy was also elected in October 2012 by the ITSO Supplier Members as one of the Sector Directors to the Board of ITSO Limited to serve for 3 years and was recently re-elected unopposed for a further term.
John Elliot, Head of Transit Practice, Consult Hyperion
John is a leading authority on the design and implementation of open payments systems in public transport, using payment cards as a token for travel and an information security expert. He leads Consult Hyperion's Transit Practice and brings to the project team significant insight into the information security risks associated with Account Based Ticketing and Open Loop Transit Payment services, including compliance with the relevant PCI standards.
John led the Consult Hyperion team which supported the design and implementation of the world's first Open Payment transit ticketing service by Transport for London (TfL). As Head of Security within the TfL's Future Ticketing Project team, John authored the Security Requirements for the end-to-end service and oversaw the implementation of the security architecture by TfL's chosen supplier, Cubic. As the project matured he focused on PCI compliance and identifying the weaknesses within the system which might be exploited by fraudsters.
More recently John has advised transit operators and ticket resellers in Colombia, Hungary, New Zealand, India, Sweden, Belgium, Singapore and the UK on the design of their service and the management of their chosen vendors. He led the Consult Hyperion team working with ITSO to expand their specifications to support the deployment of ITSO products on mobile devices using HCE.
John is currently leading the team at Transport for the North (TfN) in the UK, capturing the requirements for an Account-Based Ticketing system working with all public transport operators across the north of England.