Winners and runners-up from T-Tech Papers & Presentations
T-Tech Paper and Presentation Winners Announced
It was a long road, but we got there! Amongst four events in November, ITSNZ hosted two further Reboot webinars giving an opportunity for 19 speakers from the T-Tech line-up who’d had their presentations and papers selected by a conference judging panel.
T-Tech is New Zealand's Future Transport Conference and ITSNZ's annual summit event the planned two-day event was to feature over 45 speakers, examining transformative innovation, technology and tech-enabled solutions which will improve transport outcomes.
Presentations in the Reboot events were all related to T-Tech 21 themes of Sustainability, Equity and Safety and covered a wide range of ideas and projects from AI to micromobility, EV Fleets to Computer Vision. For ITSNZ it was gratifying to give the speakers a receptive audience to share their insights, and the appreciation we got from the speakers and members was enthusiastic, despite the covid driven delays.
We are excited to announce this year's T-Tech paper and presentation winners as Matthew Ensor and Ayesha Weerappulige, both are employees at Beca. All presentations were rigorously judged by a selection panel with audience votes determining the final results.
Matthew Ensor’s winning paper and presentation was Forecasting the impact of mode shift to E-Bikes / E-Scooters, the runner up was Erik Zyderfelt of Mevo who delivered a paper How government fleets can use new technology to drive EV adoption.
Ayesha Weerappulige delivered a presentation examining Autonomous Vehicles and Social Equity, the runner up was Chris Rapson of Auckland Transport on Auckland Transport’s Journey with Computer Vision.
Pictured below, (left to right) are winners Matt Ensor and Ayesha Weerapulige, Runners up Erik Zyderfelt and Dr Chris Rapson.