Opening plenary

Keynote speech from Cora van Nieuwenhuizen
Minister of Infrastructure and Water


Cora van Nieuwenhuizen is minister of Infrastructure and Water Management in the third Rutte government since October 2017.
From June 2010 to June 2014 she was a member of the House of Representatives for the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD).

She was the party’s spokesperson on integration, asylum policy and social affairs, and chaired the Permanent Committee on Finance. In 2007 she became a member of the North Brabant provincial executive, with responsibility for a range of areas including mobility, infrastructure, supervision of the water authorities, and Eindhoven Airport.

Keynote speech from Frederica Polce
Coordinator of the ITS Platform on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (IT)

Interviews with:

Matthew Baldwin
Deputy DG for Mobility and Transport European Commission – DG Move

Serge van Dam
Principal advisor traffic management

Serge van Dam

Serge van Dam is principal advisor on traffic management at Rijkswaterstaat and co-chair of the CEDR CAD working group. Serge is heavily involved in (inter)national policy making and strategy for connected and automated transport. He previously was an independent consultant on smart and green mobility and co-founder of a boutique consultancy firm.

Michael Bültmann
Managing Director HERE Germany

Michael Bültmann is Managing Director of HERE Deutschland GmbH, beside few responsibilities for Germany, in charge for directing HERE’s external affairs and corporate responsibility functions. He is based in Berlin.

Michael joined Nokia in 2001 and was Managing Director at Nokia GmbH, the mobile device business from 2008 to 2014 and has been Managing Director at HERE since 2014. Before his Nokia experience, Michael worked in several leadership positions for companies in Germany and France, managing and providing senior legal counsel for matters in Germany and Europe.
He has also worked as an attorney in Berlin and Paris, and as a lecturer on International Business Law at the University Lüneburg. Michael is active in the leadership of many associations, including serving on the board of trustees of Schüler Helfen Leben. Michael studied Law in Würzburg and Heidelberg, Germany, and St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Roberto Arditi
Project Manager of EU EIP project and Director of Scientific Affairs at SINA. SINA is part of the ASTM-SIAS (Gavio) motorway operator group.


Roberto has been contributing to multidisciplinary groups for the activities in design, works direction and studies for the following fields of the engineering: infrastructures and equipment design, evaluation and analysis of the risk in transports, transport studies and technical/economic evaluations, evaluations of environmental impact, road safety, technical coordination of European projects, studies and implementation in the framework of ITS.

He has also contributed to several Governmental, Intergovernmental and Association Commissions: Italian Government, European Commission, UN-ECE, CETU, ASECAP, etc. In PIARC, he is currently serving as chair of TC of the technical committee for road safety policies.

Presentation on cross-corridor coordination of CEF ITS Corridors by Torsten Geiβler

Torsten Geiβler is Scientific Officer Bundesanstalt für Straβenwesen (BASt).


He is economist with 20 years research and policy implementation background on connected and automated driving.
Torsten works for BASt, section Connected Mobility and is responsible for deployment of innovative technologies in public-private collaboration.

He is currently involved in deployment initiatives (C-ITS Corridor, C-Roads, EU ITS Platform).Torsten is also active on European level in CEDR (German Delegate to CAD expert group), Amsterdam Group chair and member of C-ITS Platform (on behalf of CEDR).
Also involved in policy and deployment related groups in C2C-CC, TISA and IBEC.

Plenary session 2nd day

Keynote speech ‘CEF and TEN-T: past, present and future perspectives’ from Herald Ruijters
Director Investment, Innovative & Sustainable Transport - DG-Move European Commission


Mr. Ruijters is the Director responsible for Directorate B - Investment, Innovative, Sustainable Transport in DG Mobility and Transport, while at the same time continuing as Head of Unit responsible for the Trans European Network (TEN-T).He assumed the role of Head of Unit in 2009 and has been directly involved in developing the TEN-T Guidelines. He was previously working in the same DG from 2005 to 2009, in order to promote the implementation of TEN-T projects in cooperation with the European Coordinators, and for the development of road safety policy, from 1997 to 2005.Before coming to the Commission he held various positions in The Netherlands related to transport.

Introduction to the TEN-T core corridors and CEF ITS corridor projects’ from Jan Willem Tierolf

Coordinator ITS at Rijkswaterstaat

Jan Willem Tierolf

'Introduction of CEF ITS Programme and relevant objectives’ from Pierpaolo Tona

Project Manager at the Innovation & Networks Executive Agency (INEA)

pierpaolo tona


Herald Ruijters - DG Move

Pierpaolo Tona - INEA

Stephanie Kleine - Ursa Major

Wolfgang Kernstock - Crocodile

Arne Lindeberg - Next-ITS)

Steve Narroway - Arc Atlantique

Malika Seddi - MedTIS

Jan Willem Tierolf - East West Corridor

Closing plenary 2nd day


Isabelle Vandoorne - Deputy Head of Unit Sustainable and intelligent transport at DG MOVE

Astrid Weij - Polis/Manager Traffic Management/Province of Utrecht

Steve Phillips - Secretary-General at Conference of European Directors of Roads (CEDR)

Laurianne Krid - Director General,FIARegion

Emanuela Stocchi - Immediate past president IBTTA

Christophe Nicodème - Director General of European Union Road Federation (ERF)

Malika Seddi - Director of International Affairs ASFA on behalf of ASECAP

Johanna Tzanidaki - ERTICO on behalf of TISA

Closing keynote speech ‘ITS and the Dutch culture' from Johan Diepens

Director/CEO Concordis Group

Johan Diepens

For more than 25 yeas Johan has helped shape mobility patterns in Holland. Johan combines expertise in traffic, transport and mobility with sound business sense. By watching changing trends, Johan is able to provide advice that fits the needs of changing societies.

It is his ambition to share knowledge in a way that suits the local context. For this reason, Johan believes strongly is working with partners internationally.

In his position as company director, Johan designs integral traffic and transportation plans, supports policy-making and undertakes research in these areas.