Transportation Authority (CCTA).
Randy was appointed by the CCTA Board on April 16, 2010. In his
role as Executive Director, he administers the one-half percent
sales tax program. He created GoMentum Station the largest
secure autonomous/connected vehicle proving grounds in the
US. He continues to work with Silicon Valley companies to provide
innovative solutions to congestion relief.
Prior to his appointment as Executive Director, Randy was appointed
by Governor Schwarzenegger in August 2009 as Director of the
California Department of Transportation. He was in charge of the
operation of the California state transportation system, including
more than 50,000 lane miles of state highway, intercity passenger
rail, and more than 250 general aviation airports.
Randy earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering
from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, where
he currently serves on the School of Engineering’s Dean’s Advisory
Council. He also earned a Master of Science Degree in Engineering
from California State University, Fresno.
Habib is a recognized authority on emerging advanced transportation technologies with expertise in technology facilitation, congestion management, safety, advanced mobility solutions, smart cities, mobility-as-a service and program management. He has pioneered several innovative transportation projects over the past 25 years throughout the United States. Early in his career, he conducted the first precursor system analysis for the automated highways and he was a Program Manager for the Automated Highway System (AHS) Program, from 1992-1998.
He is heavily involved in specification development and procurement activities as well as strategic projects and innovation. He is passionate about safety and asking ‘is there a safer way to do this’, or is ‘there a better way to do this’?
He is the inventor (US Patent Pending) of Australia's first Forward Moving Aggregate Spreader (FMAS). Stuart sits on the Leadership team of Boral’s Engineering Network as the Asphalt Subject Matter Expert (SME).
He holds a Bachelor of Business in Management from Victoria University and is a trained ICAM incident investigator. He also holds a commercial pilots licence with a passion for flying light aircraft and helicopters.
Matt was previously a Senior Policy Associate with the Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy in Melbourne. He returned to Australia in 2013, having worked in science policy and research in the United States as Associate Director with the Institute on Science for Global Policy, a Washington DC based science policy think tank, and as a research fellow at the US National Institutes of Health.
Matt holds a doctorate in cell biology and immunology from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, an Honours degrees in biochemistry from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Diploma of Education from Monash University. He was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2003, and is a graduate of the reserve officer commissioning course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK.
Riemann also leads GM’s on-demand mobility services brand, Maven, in Australia which successfully launched in early 2017 and is growing across the country. He is passionate about bringing new mobility solutions to market to help consumers get around more effectively and efficiently.
In addition, DiDi Labs provides technology and product development support for DiDi’s international operations in Asia-Pacific and Latin America.
Dr. Gong has been a founder and senior executive in several leading security companies. Among them are Palo Alto Networks, FireEye, McAfee and Cyphort. He is also a trusted entrepreneur advisor and angel investor. Dr. Gong has 19 awarded patents and has published academic articles in over 40 technical publications in security and networking.
About Didi Chuxing
Didi Chuxing (“DiDi”) is the world’s leading mobile transportation platform. The company offers a full range of app-based transportation options for 550 million users, including Taxi, Express, Premier, Luxe, Bus, Designated Driving, Enterprise Solutions, Bike Sharing, E-bike Sharing, Car Rental and Sharing and food delivery. Tens of millions of drivers who find flexible work opportunities on the DiDi platform provide 10 billion passenger trips a year.
DiDi is committed to collaborating with policymakers, the taxi industry and communities to solve the world’s transportation, environmental and employment challenges with smart transportation innovations. The company is working with a growing alliance of car industry players to build out a next-generation auto-solutions and operations platform.
DiDi partners with Grab, Lyft, Ola, 99 and Bolt (Taxify) in a global ride-hailing network that reaches over 80% of the world’s population. Currently, DiDi provides ride-hailing services in Brazil under the 99 brand, operates DiDi-branded mobility services in Australia, Mexico, Chile and Colombia, and provides taxi-hailing service in Japan through a joint venture. By continuously improving user experience and creating social value, DiDi strives to build a safe, open, and sustainable mobile transportation ecosystem.
For more information, please visit: www.didiglobal.com
As a qualified Industrial Designer (RMIT) Julian took a position with Holden Design in Australia as a Senior Studio Engineer, for Holden Commodore production programs, VY through to VE.
In 2005, Julian was Manager for Holden Advanced Design and architecture. He was responsible for developing proposals and applications off the Global Holden RWD platform (Zeta).
He led numerous Design programs and concept cars. He represented Holden Design in the proposal to use the Australia Holden Rear Wheel Drive platform for global scale. This program would be the largest ever undertaken by GMH; as a result the Chevrolet Camaro was the highest selling ‘muscle car’ and most profitable car program for GM in the modern era.
Julian was keen to explore new opportunities becoming Senior Manager, GM Advanced Design. Key portfolio opportunities were formulated ranging from new mobility solutions through to an electric supercar, years ahead of an imminent launch by a start-up company called Tesla.
Julian took on two international Executive placements at GM HQ in Detroit; Director of Advanced Concept Portfolio Planning and subsequently Director of Innovation. GM was looking for a fresh approach, knowing markets were consolidating and new opportunities needed to be conceived.
Julian led engagements with many companies outside the traditional Automotive framework, including Google and Polaris.
Julian was head hunted in 2014 to be Chief Operating Officer for a Silicon Valley Start-up called MetroBee, providing ride sharing in cities. This later became the basis for an Australian Start-up called AEV Robotics, of which he is a founder and CEO. AEV has designed, engineered and manufactured Autonomous Electric Vehicles for over 3 years quietly in Melbourne East until a recent global launch that attracted great interest…