Shinya Senba joined PASMO Co., Ltd（PASMO）in 2010. As a deputy general manager, he is mainly engaged in planning, development and operation of PASMO Center System. During 2011-2012, he led Center System Update Project of PASMO and Suica. He is also responsible for other in-house systems in PASMO Co. Ltd.
Assistant Manager, IT & Suica Business Development Headquarters, JR East
Mr. Komatsu joined East Japan Railway Company (JR East) in 2006. He engaged in the design, construction and maintenance of station equipment (train ticket equipment, elevators, platform doors, etc.) in Railways Division during 2006-2018. From year 2018 to now, Mr. Komatsu has been engaged in the specification development and implementation related to transportation IC card services in cooperation with PASMO at Kanto region IC transport card association.
Deputy General Manager, IT&Suica Business Development Headquarters, JR East
Mr. Umekawa joined East Japan Railway Company (JR East) in 1989. He engaged in the development of contactless IC card (Base of Suica) during 1993-1996. And in year 2005-2008, he was appointed as leader of project management group for building Suica & PASMO interoperability at JR East Mechatronics Co. From year 2012 to now, Mr. Umekawa has been working as deputy general manager of IT&Suica department of JR East Mr. Umekawa is now responsible for interoperability, Suica Center Server operation, and R&D of next Suica system.
Senior Advisor, Fare Systems, Land Transport Authority of Singapore
Silvester Prakasam is the Senior Advisor of Fare System at the Land Transport Authority of Singapore. Since 1989, the Fare System team under his leadership has undertaken several ticketing initiatives, providing a common fare infrastructure for public transport in Singapore. In 2002 his team implemented a contactless smart card (CSC) system at a total cost of US$200m. A second generation CSC known as Symphony for ePayment (SeP) was launched in January 2009. His team went on to introduce Distance Fares (DF) in July 2010. Currently his team is involved in new initiatives such as NFC, Account-Based Ticketing and refurbishment of existing assets.
Greg is the Principal of Greg Ellis Consulting and is currently the Program Director of Queensland’s Smart Ticketing project - which will replace the current GoCard and introduce the region’s first account-based fare collection and payments system. Previously he has led Transport for New South Wales' Electronic Ticketing System program which introduced the Opal card to Sydney, Auckland's Integrated Fare System programme - HOP and the previous South East Queensland Integrated Ticketing project - GoCard.
Greg has also consulted to the Asian Development Bank regarding integrated ticketing arrangements in Bangkok and has also been involved in smaller ticketing systems in throughout the region. He also assisted the New Zealand Transport Agency in the development and implementation of its New Zealand Integrated Ticketing Interoperability Specification. His academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Engineering from University of Technology Sydney, Master of Engineering from the University of Queensland and Master of Business Administration from Queensland University of Technology.
Head of Chip, Contactless & Urban Mobility Programs, Visa
Manoj Sugathan is the Head of Chip, Contactless and Urban Mobility Programs at Visa Inc., based in Singapore and covers markets in Asia Pacific. In this role, he has overseen the implementation of successful Visa contactless programs across retail and transit segments in over two dozen countries. He has been with Visa since 2002 and prior to his current role he was responsible for EMV Chip migration programs in various Asia Pacific countries. Prior to joining Visa, Sugathan ran the Asia Pacific Application Development Centre at Verifone, based in Singapore.
Joanne as a Sales Manager at Tmoney, the operator of integrated ticketing platform and an issuer of national interoperable smartcard in Korea, is responsible for strategy planning, marketing and global sales. Her recent position is mostly focused in global marketing and sales, where she had the privilege of travelling to various countries to provide solution provision and operation management for the Automated Fare Collection industry, sharing Tmoney’s knowledge and experiences accumulated for the last 15 years.