Commissioner, Department of Transportation, Taipei City Government
Counselor, Ministry of Transportation and Communications(2017-2022) Director, Taipei City Traffic Engineering Office(2016-2017) Director, Taipei City Parking Management and Development Office. (2015-2016) Deputy Director, Taipei City Parking Management and Development Office. (2011-2015)
Vice President, Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies; Director, Advanced Public Transport Research Center, National Taiwan University
Dr. S.K. Jason Chang is a Professor of Department of Civil Engineering and Director of Advanced Public Transport Research Center in National Taiwan University. He is the First Vice President of Eastern Asia Society for Transport Studies and Advisory Board Member for Scientists for Cycling in European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF). Prof. Chang has been served as an advisor for Taipei City Government for 28 years, actively promoting walking and cycling environment, public transport and livable city. He has also been invited as advisor on sustainable and smart mobility development by many international NGOs, Asia Development Bank, the World Bank and various ministries as well as city governments in China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and other regions around the world. Besides, his center has also worked with the international institutes for providing training programs for both students and government officers in planning and management of smart and sustainable transport (India) and bicycle economics (Indonesia and The Netherlands). Prof. Chang was supervising the development of Taipei Smart Card as well as ETC systems on 1998~2006 and has been involved in planning and design of Mobility as a Service in Taiwan since 2016. His current research works include net zero transport policy, shared mobility, on demand service for rural area, public bike planning and integtration of public transport and land use planning.
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), Taiwan
Director General, Directorate General of Highways, MOTC (2016.8~2020.5 Director General, Taiwan Area National Expressway Engineering Bureau,MOTC (2014.4~2016.8) Chief Secretary, Ministry of Transportation and Communications (2013.2~2014.4) Director, Department of Railways And Highways, Ministry of Transportation and Communications (2010.7~2013.2) Deputy Director, Department of Railways And Highways, Ministry of Transportation and Communications (2007.2~2010.7) Senior Executive Officer, Department of Railways And Highways, Ministry of Transportation and Communications (2004.11~2007.2) Section Chief, Department of Railways And Highways, Ministry of Transportation and Communications (1998.4~2004.10)
Director of Public Transportation Office, Taipei Department of Transportation
Mr. Chang, Yuan-Pang currently serves as an Engineer at the Department of Transportation Taipei City Government, where he is responsible for promoting and formulating policies related to shared bicycles, shared mobility solutions, and the Megacity Pass. Yuan-Pang has been working in the public sector since 2007, accumulating 16 years of experience in government service. He previously served in the Taipei City Public Transportation Office, where he was involved in tasks related to transportation ticket. This included utilizing big data analysis from transportation ticket systems to complete the optimization of 16 Taipei Metro Buses in Taipei City. Additionally, he promoted the implementation of getting on and getting off when boarding the bus by swiping transportation ticket, leading to effective adjustments of bus routes. Yuan-Pang has recently been involved in promoting the Megacity Pass policy, part of the national TPASS policy, for the four major cities in Northern Taiwan. This policy officially launched on July 1, 2023, and has significantly increased public transportation ridership.
Manager,Marketing Headquarters Customer Experience Systems Division, East Japan Railway Company
Year 1998: Joined East Japan Railway Company (JR East) Year 2004-2007 Engaged in the Interoperability project between Suica and other IC cards (PASMO) Year 2020 to now: Engaged in the development of Suica's next-generation ticket gate system
Assistant Manager,Marketing Headquarters Customer Experience Systems Division, East Japan Railway Company
Year 2008: Joined East Japan Railway Company (JR East) Year 2008: As a station staff, engaged in ticket sales and regional revitalization with a focus on stations. Year 2010-2011: Engaged in the development of contactless IC card (Suica) at JR East Mechatronics Co. Year 2011-2018: Engaged in Interoperability project between Suica and other IC cards and development of regional collaboration IC cards(2 in 1 card). Year 2018 to now: Engaged in the development of the next generation ticket gate
Department Head – Customer Engagement Division, MRT Jakarta
Samuel has over 15 years expertise in the telecommunications, digital and transportation industry, leading new implementations. His focus is on strategic partnerships, digital marketing and expanding business opportunities. At MRT Jakarta his current responsibilities include driving ridership and customer acquisition retention through internal and external programs with partners. He is also working on increasing customer base and engagement through digital services and mobile apps, and developing company marketing communications strategies.
Mr. Rick Wang serves as Project Manager at FETC International, the subsidiary company of Far Eastern Toll Collection Company and the leading ETC and ITS solution provider from Taiwan. Mr. Wang is also in charge of the business development for the markets of the Europe, US and several countries in the SEA. Prior to joining FETC International, Rick Wang has gained extensive experience in the fields of OpenData, Geographic Information System (GIS) and intelligent transportation system (ITS). Mr. Wang is also a member of the Supervisory Board and the Director of Youth Committee at ITS Taiwan.
Nitaya has 25 years experience in ePayments, in both transit and retail. He’s held senior roles at major transit authorities and operators, including leading automated-fare collection and revenue-collection work for the Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS)–Thailand’s first metro line.
After working for Bangkok Smartcard System (BSS), operator of the closed-loop Rabbit Card scheme, he returned to BTS and helped found Bangkok Payment Systems (BPS), a joint venture with Vix Technology. The JV provided Rabbit Card’s central clearinghouse and an account-based ticketing system for Rabbit Line Pay.
Nitaya managed many of the other Bangkok Payment Systems projects, including the central clearinghouses for the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) and the Mangmoom Card.
Nitaya also has considerable international experience in Hong Kong, Singapore, India and Dubai.
Michael is a globally experienced payments specialist who has delivered innovative card and payment products and solutions for over 30 years throughout the Asia Pacific region, as well as Western Europe, Southern Africa and North America.
In early 2017, Michael (as Founder / CEO of littlepay) commenced the development of an early open-loop, payments platform that was successfully deployed from mid-2018 by three of the ‘big four’ UK transport operators, as well as numerous leading operators and authorities.
Since exiting littlepay to ICM Group / Vix Mobility, Michael has worked with transport organisations including ride hail operators, public transport authorities, private transport operators and industry vendors. Michael is currently an independent consultant working primarily with transport organisations in the Asia Pacific and European regions.
A senior ticketing program leader with 45+ years in the transport industry including over the last 23 years the successful introduction of three public transport smartcard ticketing systems for New South Wales, New Zealand and Queensland. Currently working on the fourth.
Shun is the Technical Director at BPS, a Fintech Joint Venture between the BTS Skytrain Operator, Vix Technologies and Inteltion in Bangkok. During his time with Vix Technologies Shun's forte was Systems Integration of transit clearing house systems in Sydney, Melbourne, London, Manchester. Drawing on his background Shun is building and leading a talented team to deliver Automated Fare Collection and Retail Payment Solutions in Thailand. BPS has integrated and is supporting all major transit Card Based systems and building new generation e-wallet payment systems in Bangkok.
Director of Contactless and Urban Mobility, Visa Asia Pacific
Ryan Koo is Director of Contactless and Urban Mobility, within Visa Asia Pacific product organization, based in Singapore. He joined Visa in 2018 and responsible for product management of overall EMV chip technology, including Urban Mobility solution for Asia Pacific. He leads the Visa urban mobility solutioning and projects in the region. In the past few years, he has helped transport agencies from many countries in AP to roll out successful open loop ticketing program. Ryan has been working in the smart card industry for more than 20 years. His career has been revolving around smart card domain in different roles from software development, technical support to product management. Prior to joining Visa, he worked as an EMV consultant in Mastercard and supported the EMV project implementation. In the early stint of his career, he was actively involved in many chip card project developments and participated in technical working groups including the initial development of an international electronic passport standard (ICAO eMRTD). He worked as a product developer specializing in Java Card technology initially and later transitioned to technical support and consultant roles in eGov, Banking and Urban Mobility segment.
Senior Principal Engineer, Fare System, Land Transport Authority
Yong Yik is the senior design lead in Singapore’s Land Transport Authority Fare System development centre, responsible for the system architecture, application design and technology exploration of fare collection devices for both bus and rail ticketing systems. He has over 15 years design experience involving communications, network and embedded platforms before embarking his journey in Fare System in 2018. Yong Yik was involved in the implementation of open-loop (EMV) and CEPAS Account Based Ticketing System for Singapore’s public transport system.
Alban is a French Engineer who graduated from the Institut National Polytechnique of Toulouse in both Chemistry and Project Management, respectively in 2005 and 2006. He started his career at Saipem SA in the Oil & Gas industry and then joined Suez, one of the French leaders in the Environmental industry, in 2010 as part of their Administration, Finance and Control division. Over the years, Alban had the opportunity to work in multicultural environments and be confronted to different markets such as : Asia, Australia and Europe. He held senior project management roles contributing to the full implementation of complex projects in the field of construction, which have since generated environmental and social value to the end users. Since November 2022, Alban was appointed as Services Director, for the business line Revenue Collection Systems of Thales Ground Transportation Systems.
Gordon holds a bachelor in Electronic Engineering from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He started his career at Advanced Card Systems Ltd. in the smart card industry with 11 years of sales and account management experience, and then joined HID Global, one of the leading manufacturers in the physical access control industry, focussing on account management work on multiple building management system global providers. Throughout his career, he is specialized in managing partners with different cultural backgrounds and complex organizational structures in Asia Pacific. Gordon is now the Sales Manager for the business line Revenue Collection Systems of Thales since year 2021, with primary focus on ticketing solution sales activities across ASEAN and North Asia.
Senior Manager of Global Marketing and Business, Tmoney
Christopher as a senior manager of Global Marketing and Business at Tmoney, a sole operator of integrated ticketing platform in Seoul Metropolitan Area and an issuer of national interoperable smartcard in South Korea, overseas global business and marketing initiatives in terms of business development, marketing strategy. He has 10+ years of experience in payment and global businesses including public transportation, where he has had the privilege of offering to world-class global partners and prospects for the Automated Fare Collection and payment industry, sharing Tmoney’s knowledge and experiences accumulated for the last 20 years.
Anders Mellqvist has long experience in the Local Connectivity and Security areas from Ericsson, Sony Ericsson and Sony. He was actively participating in the introduction of NFC in Sony products and has been a member of standardization groups such as NFC Forum, GSMA, 3GPP and FiRa with the goal to ensure excellent connectivity between mobile phones and other devices and making sure that devices stay secure at all time. His current focus is secure positioning using Ultra-Wideband technology.
Senior Manager, Business Development, Secure Technology & Solutions, Sony
Mitsushige Suzuki joined IC card division of Sony Corporation as network system designer in 2001. He has more than 30 years experiences such as hardware engineer, software engineer, system engineer and business developer in contactless IC card field. He is now responsible for business development all over the world.
Located in Graz at the NXP competence center for Secure Identification Solutions, Andre Perchthaler drives with his Team, MIFARE Hardware and Digitalization solutions in smartcard, mobile and wearable formfactors tailored for the Smart Mobility Ecosystem. André accumulated broad experience and knowledge in different roles in the high tech industry and demonstrated record of success by building successful teams, increasing business revenue and driving digitization of the MIFARE Ecosystem.
Deputy Director-General, Transportation Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government
Dr. Liu is a transportation professional at urban transportation planning, travel demand management and intelligent transportation systems with rich and diversified working and research experience. He won the rare scholarship from Taiwanese Government and awarded his PhD degree at University College London in 2017. Dr. Liu oversees the implementation of Taiwanese ITS Development Plan (2021-2024) which is budgeted of US$ 165 million. He is also leading three advanced ITS projects including MaaS Implementation and Operation Project, Applied Connected-Vehicle Technology to Improve Motorcycle Safety and Future Smart Mobility Pilot Project under 5G Environment. Dr. Liu was honored by several awards due to his excellent contribution to his job and transportation society. The awards include the Excellent Staff of MOTC in 2019, the National Model Civil Servant Award in 2005 which is to praise the best civil servants of the country, the Silver Medal of the Excellent ITS Performer by ITS Taiwan in 2018, the Outstanding Transportation Youth Metal in 2011 from Chinese Institute of Transportation for his contributions and future potential.
Jason Su is currently the Strategic Planning Manager at Gogoro Taiwan, responsible for the business strategy, operations, and business development of Gogoro in the Taiwanese market, accelerating digital innovation and industry transformation. Prior to this role, Jason Su served as the GoShare Product Manager at Gogoro Group. GoShare is the leading brand for shared scooter services in Taiwan. The service now covers seven major cities in Taiwan, attracting over 1.8 million users and expanding into Jakarta, Indonesia.
General Manager-Technical Department and International Projects, Octopus Cards
Nora Tang joined Octopus in 2002 and has since been involved with the development, implementation and IT operation of the Octopus system in Hong Kong, and as Octopus international implementation of similar automatic fare collection systems in China, Middle East, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and the United States. Ms. Tang is the General Manager, Technical Department and International Projects at Octopus, overseeing Octopus systems and International Projects’ implementation and supporting post-implementation operations. She manages a team of IT professionals with diversified skills and extensive experience in contactless smart card and mobile payment applications, stored-value and account-based automatic fare collection systems, central clearing house system design and large-scale international projects. In recent years, she led the development of various key initiatives supporting Hong Kong transport fare subsidy, consumption voucher distributions, and cross-border payment, which helped Octopus further its strong presence in Hong Kong payment market.
Vice President and Head, Special System Business Group, MiTAC Information Technology Corporation
Kent has been in charge of the Automatic Fare Collection System Business at MiTAC since 1989. He managed the Taipei MRT C307 AFC Contract co-worked with CGA (now merged by Thales Transport System) and led project teams and completed AFC or e-Ticketing projects in Taiwan including Taipei MRT C307 AFC System; Taipei Easy Card Ticketing System which covers the ticketing system for Metro, Bus, and Parking applications; Taiwan High Speed Rail AFC & Reservation System; Taipei MRT CU307 AFC system which converted the magnetic ticketing system into the CSC system without impacting the daily operation; Taipei MRT XYSS Line AFC; and Taipei MRT Circle Line phase I. In February 2015, he completed the implementation of Hong Kong Airport Express Line QR Code Ticketing System for HK MTR Corp. and the system launched in November 2015. In early 2019 his team completed the Open Payment System for the Light Rail Transit of New Taipei City.