Dr. John Ure
Prof. John Ure is an economist specializing in ICT policy, development and regulatory issues. John is a director of TRPC Pts Ltd (Singapore) and a fellow of the Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning. From 1993 onwards he was director of the Technology Research Project (TRP) at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and principal author and editor of two books: Telecommunication in Asia: Policy, Planning and Development (HKU Press 1995; 1997) and Telecommunications Development in Asia (HKU Press, 2008). He has authored dozens of papers in journals, book chapters and presentations) and has been an advisor to governments, and consultant to many UN agencies such as The World Bank, the ITU, UNDP and regional organizations such and APEC and ASEAN. From TRP the HK Team came together consisting of Andrew Pickford, Waltraut Ritter, Terence Graham, Jenny Wan and Marina Huynh who under the Inter-modal transport data sharing programme are employed by the HKU as research consultants for the project. The HK Team is in collaboration with Associate Professor Dr Zhou Jiangping and his colleagues in the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the HKU.
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Mr. Andrew Pickford
Andrew Pickford is an Associate Partner in Strategy & Transactions at EY, Hong Kong. He is a technical expert in smart mobility and infratech, and has provided policy advisory and programme management services in the application of electronic payment, mobile communications, location-based services and data sharing, and he has been instrumental in the development of international standards for electronic toll collection and mobile positioning systems. He has focused on MaaS-related initiatives for over 5 years and surface mobility for over 20 years.
Andrew is currently leading the development of a smart ticketing scheme for public transport in Vietnam and acting as a challenger consultant for an urban road pricing scheme design. He recently led projects focused on the use of autonomous shuttles for application for First Mile Last Mile, electric vehicle charging strategy development, and advised on potential growth trajectories for a maritime port in SE Asia.
Ms. Waltraut Ritter
Waltraut Ritter is founder of Knowledge Dialogues, Hong Kong and Berlin and engages in applied research projects on societal and systemic innovation. She works on people-centric mobility projects aligned with the New Urban Agenda and UN 2030 Goals on Sustainable Cities and Communities.
As an information scientist, she has published on urban data and knowledge management, knowledge-based and learning cities, and is a member the ISA RC21 research committee on urban and regional development. She also served on the Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee of the HKSAR Government.
Mr. Terence Graham
Dr Jenny Wan
Jenny brings with her years of experience in the planning and execution of various market and policy research projects and is well-versed in different research methodologies, qualitative and quantitative data analysis methods. She has contributed to the preparatory research phase and assisted with the organization of various forums leading to the ITF-funded Inter-modal Transport Data Sharing Programme.
Jenny received her doctorate from the University of Hong Kong where she also holds a Bachelor degree in Social Science with a major in Economics.
Ms. Marina Huynh
Marina Huynh is a Director in Strategy & Transactions at EY, Hong Kong. She is a Government infrastructure strategy and procurement specialist, with experience across a broad range of sectors including Health and Social Services, Transport and Utilities. She has extensive experience advising on cross-departmental, complex and multi-disciplinary Government infrastructure and services projects across policy and strategy development, business cases and feasibility, and implementation. She has first-hand experience advising on projects that drive and shape broader sector development of less mature markets, particularly in the social services sector.
Mr. Sam Ho
Sam is currently a Research Assistant at the Department of Urban Planning and Design, the University of Hong Kong (HKU), with a focus on inter-modal transport data sharing research. He has worked both in the public and private sectors of planning and land development, with professional experiences in the areas of strategic planning, urban design as well as the application of GIS and data analytics in urban planning.
Sam holds a Master of Science in Urban Planning (Distinction) from HKU and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Archaeology from the University of Queensland, Australia. In his free time, he enjoys reading, exercising, hiking and learning new computer languages.
Ms. Leslie Shuyu Lei
Leslie is currently studying for the Master of Science in Urban Planning at Hong Kong University. During her bachelor degree, she was devoted to participating in urban design projects at Shenzhen University in mainland China. She began to grow interests in sustainable urban planning after her exchange experience in Politecnico di Milano in Italy. Being attracted by Hong Kong’s unique multi-modal transportation system under the high-density context, she turned to study big data urban and transportation analysis. She has used python to analyze data from a bike-share company in research on the feasibility of adopting e-bikes in Shenzhen. With the passion for further researching in the field of sustainable transport, Leslie will continue to deliver value for the Intermodal Transport Data-sharing Program.
Ms. Valarie Pang
Valerie Pang graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management and Technology. After graduation, Valerie worked as the Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility regional leader at an international spirit company. She was responsible for assisting the development and implementation of sustainability-related projects around Asia. After that, she decided to reorient herself in the direction of urban planning and design for sustainable cities.
Valerie is currently a master’s student of Urban Planning at the University of Hong Kong. She is most interested in topics related to sustainable city development and the mitigation strategies around the globe in the face of climate change.