High Level Speakers

Since 1994 when the very first ITS Congress was held in Paris, the ITS World Congress has gathered together an impressive number of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) stakeholders from both the public and private sector, to present and profile their innovations, products, services and experience in smart mobility. This year we are excited to welcome prestigious members of this ITS Community to speak at the ITS World Congress in Hamburg.

Opening and Closing Ceremonies

Dr Angela Merkel

Federal Chancellor of Germany

(presence requested)

Dr Peter Tschentscher

First Mayor

City of Hamburg

Dr Auma Obama

Founder, Director, Keynote speaker

Sauti Kuu Foundation

Hajime Amano

Secretary General

ITS Asia Pacific

Dr Angelos Amditis

Chairman

ERTICO - ITS Europe

Jacob Bangsgaard

CEO

ERTICO - ITS Europe

Laura Chace

President & CEO

ITS America

Dr Gernot Döllner

Senior Vice President Group Strategy / General Secretary

Volkswagen

Harry Evers

Managing Director

ITS Hamburg 2021

Kenneth Leonard

Director, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office

U.S. Department of Transportation

Michael Peter

CEO

Siemens Mobility

Dr Anjes Tjarks

Senator for Transport and Mobility Transition

City of Hamburg

Adina-Ioana Vălean

European Commissioner for Transport

European Commission, DG MOVE

Plenaries

Matthew Baldwin

Deputy Director-General

European Commission, DG MOVE

Shailen Bhatt

SVP for Global Transportation Innovation

AECOM

Dr Steve Dellenback

Vice President, R&D -Intelligent Systems Department

Southwest Research Institute

Tetsuro Fukunaga

Director-General, International Affairs Minister's Secretariat and Manufacturing Industries Bureau

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Dr Daniela Gerd tom Markotten

CTO/CDO

Deutsche Bahn

Axel Harries

Vice President Sales Functions Mercedes-Benz Cars & Product Management Mercedes-Benz PC

Daimler AG

Kristian Hedberg

Head of Unit Sustainable & Intelligent Transport

European Commission, DG MOVE

Christian Kaiser

CEO

Volkswagen Group Info Services AG

Dr Max Lemke 

Head of Unit - Internet of Things

European Commission, DG CONNECT

Dr Chien-Pang Liu

Senior Engineer, Office of Science and Technology Advisors

Ministry of Transportation and Communications

Ramin Massoumi

Senior Vice President & General Manager

Iteris, Inc.

Helmut Matschi

Member of the Executive Board and Head of the Vehicle Networking & Information Business Area

Continental

Dr Tobias Miethaner

Head of Department Digital Society

Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure

Roger Millar

Secretary of Transportation

Washington State Department of Transportation

Dr Young-Jun Moon

Senior Research Fellow

KOTI

Edzard Overbeek

CEO

HERE Technologies

Elmar Pritsch

President Connected Mobility Solutions

Bosch

Markus Schlitt 

CEO

Yunex Traffic – A Siemens Business

Prof Sarah Sharples

Chief Scientific Adviser

Department for Transport UK

Joost Vantomme

Smart Mobility Director

ACEA + ERTICO Supervisory Board Member and Strategy Committee Chair

Executive Sessions

Paul Ajegba

Director

Michigan Department of Transport

Marcus Anders

Managing Director

SWARCO Traffic Systems

Chris Bennetts

Head of Innovation and Technology

Transport for NSW

Maree Bridger

First Assistant Secretary Surface Transport Policy

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Australian Government

Jeroen Brouwer

Manager Customer Program Management

TomTom

Season Chan

Senior Engineer for Smart Mobility Division

Transport Department

YooJin Chang

Deputy Director, Smart Road Team

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport

Jung-Ming Chen

Deputy Commissioner

Department of Transportation, Taipei City Government

Jean-Claude Dardelet

Vice-President

Toulouse Metropole

Dr Steve Dellenback

Vice President, R&D -Intelligent Systems Department

Southwest Research Institute

Aria Etemad

Senior Project Manager

Volkswagen Group Innovation

Gino Franco

Business Development Executive

Swarco Mizar

Tetsuro Fukunaga

Director-General, International Affairs Minister's Secretariat and Manufacturing Industries Bureau

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Michael Hofmann

Executive Vice President  Head of Audi China R&D 

Member of AUDI China Board of Management

Martin Huber

Head of the Office of Transport and Road

BVM (Ministry of Transport and Mobility Transition)

Randell Iwasaki

Leader, State and Local Transportation

Amazon Web Services

Beth Kigel

Director of Smart and Connected Solutions

HNTB Corporation

Joachim Klink

Head of Autonomous Driving & Smart Mobility / Digital Solutions, Connected Mobility

T-Systems International GmbH

Christa Koenen

Board Member and CIO/CDO

Schenker AG (DB Group)

Suzanna Kraak

Policy Officer

European Commission, DG RTD

Steve Kuciemba

National ITS/CAV Practice Leader

WSP

Jane Lappin

Consultant

Seok-je Lee

Director of ITS Team

Gangneung City

Dr Wen-Yuh Leu

Deputy Chief Engineer

Freeway Bureau, MOTC

Dr Young-Jun Moon

Senior Research Fellow

KOTI

Seleta Reynolds

General Manager

Los Angeles Department of Transportation

Markus Schlitt 

CEO

Yunex Traffic – A Siemens Business

Bernard Schmidt

Vice President of Automation

Jacksonville Transportation Authority

Monali Shah

Strategic Business Executive

Google

Sameer Sharma

GM (Smart Cities/Intelligent Transportation)

Intel

Victoria Sheehan

Commissioner

New Hampshire Department of Transportation

Satoshi Taniguchi

Safety Assurance Lead

SIP-adus / Toyota Motor Corporation

Julien Toulouse

Head of Business Development for Innovation & Emerging Technologies

Toulouse Metropole

Philip Tseng

Executive Vice President

Far EasTone Telecommunications Co., Ltd

Dr Bart van Arem

Full Professor, Transport Modelling

TU Delft

Paul Xia

Managing Director

Zhongguang International Hong Kong Co. Ltd

Global Forums

Laura Chace

President & CEO

ITS America

Richard Easley 

President

E-Squared Engineering

Henrike Etzelmüller

Head of Sustainable Cities and Regions

Microsoft

Zeljko Jeftic 

Deputy Director of Innovation & Deployment

ERTICO

Magda Kopczynska

Director of Waterborne Transport

DG MOVE, European Commission

James Lancaster

Head of Mobility Innovation, Local Policy and Partnerships

Enterprise Group

Tracy Larkin-Thomason

Senior Vice President, Program Development

ITS America

Valerie Lefler

CEO

Foenix Mobility

Jens Meier

President & Chair

Hamburg Port Authority

Tim Morris

Chair, Maritime Forum

ITS UK

Prof Dr Fumihiko Nakamura

Representative Director, JCoMaaS / Project Professor

University of Tokyo

Juan Jesús Perea Rodrigues

Head of Public Sector, Member of Management Board

Fujitsu

Meyseng Se Tchao

VP Global Sales - Transport & New Mobility

DEKRA Group

Andy Taylor

CEO

Cubic Transportation Systems

Janneke Van der Zee 

Managing Director

ITS Canada

David von Oertzen

CEO

Mobimeo - a DB Business Unit

Vladimir Vorotovic

Senior Manager, Innovation & Deployment

ERTICO

Dr Phanthian  Zuesongdham 

Head of Division Port Process Solution and Lead Coordinator smartPORT, Digital Maritime and ITS

Hamburg Port Authority

Regional Forums

Carlos Braceras

Executive Director

Utah Department of Transportation

Christian Haas

CEO

PTV Group

Zeljko Jeftic 

Deputy Director of Innovation & Deployment

ERTICO

Ari Jolly

Board of Director's Chair

Jacksonville Transportation Authority

Ninna Hedeager Olsen

Mayor of Technical and Environmental Affairs

City of Copenhagen

Dr Nobuyuki Ozaki

Professor

ITS Japan/Nagoya University

Joe Putney

Director of Commercial Systems

Robotic Research

Dr William Sabandar

President

ITS Indonesia

Dr Anjes Tjarks

Senator for Transport and Mobility Transition

City of Hamburg

Xiaojin Wang

President

China ITS Industry Alliance

Roland Werner

Public Policy Director

UBER

Akio Yamamoto

CEO

ITS Japan