Kevin Farquharson

Kevin Farquharson

Director , Smartran Consulting
United Kingdom

Kevin Farquharson is a highly experienced Programme Manager and Solution Consultant in the uses and applications of smart media. He is an expert in payment applications, account based ticketing, transport ticketing, mobile technology, contactless media, smart ticketing, wearables, resident cards, reward schemes and university card schemes. He is currently exploring the application of Blockchain to lower costs of ticketing and improve the customer experience. He has over 30 years wide-ranging experience successfully implementing and managing multi-million pound IT programmes and projects. Kevin studied Engineering at Trinity Hall, Cambridge where he gained a Master's degree. He is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the IET. Kevin is Managing Director of Smartran Ltd which he founded in 2003. He has gained his experience in Government, Transport, Local Authority, Oil & Gas, Finance, Utility and Technology sectors. He has helped his clients increase business revenues and reduce costs by £millions. Recent clients include Merseyrail, MultiPass, Department for Transport, Worldpay, T-Systems, Nottingham Trams, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, GLA, Norfolk County Council, ATOC, University of the Arts, First Group, MobiWallet programme, Amadeus, Travel Smart in Surrey and Bexley Community Transport. Prior to founding Smartran, Kevin was a consulting manager for Accenture (Andersen Consulting) and began his career as a System Engineer for BT.