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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. Kevin has over 30 years wide-ranging experience successfully implementing IT programmes and projects and responsible for multi-million-pound projects, processing  billions  of  pounds  in  revenues.  He  has  gained  his  experience  in Government,  Transport,  Local  Authority,  Oil  &  Gas,  Finance,  Utility  and Technology sectors. After reading engineering at Cambridge University, he was elected a Chartered Engineer and  to  full  membership  of The Institution  of  Engineering  and Technology  (IET).  He  worked  in  telecoms  before  moving  into  IT  consultancy and project management. Through his work for blue chip clients and in the transport sector, Kevin has been  investigating  and  solving  contract  delivery  and  performance  problems throughout his career.

Kevin is a qualified project manager with experience of Agile, Prince2 and MSP methods. His  knowledge  and  expertise cover  all  methods  of  ticketing  (i.e.,staffed  ticket  office,  web,  mobile,  self-service,  ticket  collection,  self-print, barcode  to  mobile,  Oyster,  cEMV  UK Cards  Models,  proprietary  and  ITSO smartcard),  ticket  types,  retail  channels  and  revenue  protection  (on  train, gates, inspectors and data analysis).Kevin is an active member of the Transport Card Forum (TCF) and has provided significant input to Local Authority Smartcard Standards, UK Cards Assoc and ITSO  Supplier  Working  Groups. Kevin  has  regularly  contributed  to  industry forums and  is  joint  chair  of  STAG  (Smart  Transport Advisory Group).


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