Briony Krikorian-Slade, UK Cards Association
Ralph Gambetta, Calypso Network Association
Ian Wright, Transport Focus
John Elliott, Consult Hyperion
A globally recognised information security expert John heads up Consult Hyperion's Transit Practice. He brings to the project significant experience of designing and implementing secure electronic transactional services within the transit, payment and government sectors.
John has in-depth knowledge and experience of best practice within information security, including compliance with the requirements of the international payment schemes and PCI. His recent successes include facilitating the acceptance of contactless payment cards by Transport for London, where as Head of Security within the TfL Future Ticketing Project team, John authored the Security Requirements for the end-to-end service and oversaw the supplier's design. John is currently working with ITSO on extending the specification to allow implementations on mobile devices using HCE. He is also advising RSP ATOC on contactless payment card back-office implementations for rail.
Steve Howes, Howes Business Services Limited
Steve Howes has worked on the application of information technology in the transportation and defence sectors for more than thirty years, the last fifteen of which have been spent exclusively working in the transport sector.
Now at the Association of Train Operating Companies, Steve is Managing Director of Rail Settlement Plan, a company responsible for the design, build and operation of information systems providing a range of services to the passenger rail operators, covering revenue collection, allocation and settlement, the provision of fares and timetable information to ticketing and information systems, and ‘Ticket on Departure’ and seat reservations capabilities. He has been closely involved with the introduction of smartcard technology to the railway, covering both ITSO and Oyster, having sat on both the Board of Transys, the Oyster supplier, and the ITSO Board. He led the negotiations with TfL to introduce Oyster PAYG to the railway and is now working closely with the DfT on the South East Flexible Ticketing programme, which will introduce smartcard bases season tickets in 2015. Steve has also been responsible for overseeing the modernisation of many of RSP’s applications using open source software components and public cloud hosting, with substantial savings in costs.
Earlier in his career, whilst at WS Atkins, where he was Managing Director of the Transport Systems business unit, a consultancy business working for a large number of public transport authorities, he was instrumental in forming a joint venture with Thales and Halliburton which won the DIRECTS road user charging feasibility contract with the DfT, a £25M live pilot. Then, at Serco, Steve was responsible for the Integrated Transport Division which included overseeing the £160M PFI contract with the Highways Agency to design, build and operate the National Traffic Control Centre, and for operating one of the contact centres providing call handling services for National Rail Enquiries.
Steve Howes is a graduate in Mathematics, a Chartered Electrical Engineer and a Fellow of the British Computer Society.
Jeremy Meal, Director Smart Ticketing and Fares Strategies, SYSTRA and Elected Board (Supplier Sector) Director, ITSO