18 -19 September 2017
Shangri La Hotel, Doha, Qatar

Forum Day Two: Tuesday, 19 September 2017

8:30 am - 9:00 am Start of forum registration and welcome refreshments

9:00 am - 9:15 am Opening remarks from the session chair

Nabeel Alzaka, Executive Director,Surface Mobility Consultants

Nabeel Alzaka

Executive Director
Surface Mobility Consultants


9:15 am - 9:45 am Understanding the impact of intelligent transport systems on transportation planning and sustainability

Narasimha Murthy, Senior Manager – Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering,Khatib & Alami
  • Strategies for integrating ITS at the project planning phase
  • How to integrate sustainability into the transport planning phase

Narasimha Murthy

Senior Manager – Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering
Khatib & Alami

9:45 am - 10:15 am Ensuring maximum efficiency of Qatar’s rail network through the use of transit oriented development and integrated transportation systems

Moen Azmi, Head of Infrastructure and Traffic Department,Arab Engineering Bureau
  • How is TOD decreasing reliance on personal vehicle ownership?
  • Urban development strategies for unlocking the potential of Qatar’s railway network

Moen Azmi

Head of Infrastructure and Traffic Department
Arab Engineering Bureau

10:15 am - 10:45 am Mobility as a Service (MaaS): Developing a seamless on–demand based travel platform

Susanna Zammataro, Executive Director,International Road Federation, Switzerland
  • Integrating end-to-end transportation planning through the use of apps and digital transformation
  • Using data to optimise the transportation network
  • An overview of effective MaaS pilot projects around the globe

Susanna Zammataro

Executive Director
International Road Federation, Switzerland

10:45 am - 11:15 am Integrating transportation models into public realm design for improved mobility

Yasir Muhyudeen Abdullah, Senior Transport Engineer,Ministry of Transport and Communications
  • Strategies for integrating transportation planning with natural systems
  • How can green infrastructure be incorporated into transportation networks?

Yasir Muhyudeen Abdullah

Senior Transport Engineer
Ministry of Transport and Communications

11:15 am - 11:45 am Networking break and morning refreshments


11:45 am - 12:15 pm The future of pedestrian mobility

Nabeel Alzaka, Executive Director,Surface Mobility Consultants
  • Examining the feasibility of using alternative mobility vehicles designed to support short distance trips in urban settings

Nabeel Alzaka

Executive Director
Surface Mobility Consultants

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Overcoming the key pedestrian safety issues associated with public transit rail services

Scott Fennelly, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer,Surface Mobility Consultants
  • Junction safety solutions to protect pedestrians
  • Case study: The Emaar Downtown trolley project

Scott Fennelly

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Surface Mobility Consultants


12:45 pm - 1:15 pm How is the progressive automation of motor vehicles improving road safety across the globe?

Akin Adamson, Director, Middle East Region,TRL
  • Understanding the risks associated with self-driving vehicles in the transition to automation
  • Strategies for managing the safety on a network level in the situation of traffic with various road users at different levels of automation (mixed traffic)

Akin Adamson

Director, Middle East Region

  • Will driverless cars soon become a commercial reality?
  • An overview of the factors influencing the future of the automotive industry
  • How are socio-economic factors influencing today’s mobility consumption models?


Veronica Yu

Transportation Planner
Ministry of Transport and Communications

Brett Subritzky

Strategies Expert, Minister’s Office
Ministry of Transport and Communications

Dr. Fethi Filali

Head of Technology
Qatar Mobility Innovations Center

1:45 pm - 12:00 am How to utilise geographic information systems for reduced congestion and improved urban planning in smart cities

2:05 pm - 12:00 am How is IoT revolutionising fleet management for public transportation?

Heni Karaa, Technology Product Manager,Qatar Mobility Innovations Center
  • Strategies for integrating telematics solutions such as vehicle control, location tracking and passenger information systems
  • Integrating smart ticketing with passenger information systems

Heni Karaa

Technology Product Manager
Qatar Mobility Innovations Center

2:35 pm - 2:45 pm Chairman’s closing remarks

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Networking lunch

3:30 pm - 3:30 pm Close of forum