SRTC Speakers

Chua Chong Kheng, Deputy Chief Executive, Infrastructure & Development, Land Transport Authority

Mr Chua Chong Kheng is the Deputy Chief Executive (Infrastructure & Development) of LTA.  He oversees the planning, design and implementation of all road and rail infrastructure projects in Singapore. He has over 3 decades of experience in urban land transport infrastructure development and management. Mr Chua started his career as an engineer with the then Mass Rapid Transit Corporation after graduating with a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering (First Class Honours, from Nanyang Technological Institute). In addition, he holds a Masters of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK and a Masters of Science in Management of Technology from the National University of Singapore.  Mr Chua has achieved several firsts throughout his engineering career including working on Singapore’s first Light Rapid Transit system and managing the Electrical and Mechanical Systems project team for the North-East Line, the world’s first driverless and fully-automated heavy metro system. Mr Chua is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK), Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (Singapore), Fellow of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations, Fellow of the Academy of Engineering (Singapore) and a Chartered Engineer. He is the Vice Chairman of the recently formed Singapore Rail Academy. He was also awarded The Public Service Medal in 2011, The Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2015 and The Public Service Star in 2016. In 2017, Mr Chua was also conferred both the NUS Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award and Nanyang Alumni Achievement Award in 2017, in recognition of his accomplishments and contributions.

Ray Rom, Chief, Office of New Rail Line Project, Railway Department, Ministry of Public Works and Transport Cambodia

Ong Peck Seng, Chief Technical Advisor, ABB

Ong Peck Seng is the Chief Technical Advisor at ABB. He has a Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Advanced Diploma in Power Electronics and Special Diploma in Energy Efficiency study.

He has more than 45 years in Electrical industry specialized in Electrical Network, Power Distribution, Motor control and protection, Power Quality, EMC etc.

David Moran, Associate Director and Digital Advisory Leader, Arup, United Kingdom

David is the Technology Strategy and Architecture practice head within Arup’s Digital UK team. He has a successful track record leading technology consulting teams and delivering large, complex digital transformation programmes using innovative agile software solutions.

David has worked across multiple industries including transportation, health, central government and telecommunications. He is also Arup’s Digital Rail Advisory lead, accountable for the performance of a portfolio of technology and data-intensive change initiatives within rail infrastructure owners, train operating companies and government departments.

With more than 20 years of industry experience, David brings strong technology, methodology and management expertise to organisations to help them envision and deliver their strategic digital transformation objectives

Andrew Smith, Manager, Rail Asset Performance, Bentley Systems, United Kingdom

Andrew Smith is solutions manager, rail and transit, with Bentley Systems. He has more than 25 years of civil engineering software experience, with 20 years focused on rail and transit solutions globally. He is regarded as an industry expert in management, integration, and analysis of railway related linear data. Smith’s most recent project with Bentley was providing technical leadership for the implementation of a linear asset decision support system for Network Rail.

Prior to his current position, Smith led Bentley’s professional services team for rail for 6 years, where he successfully delivered numerous projects around the world before joining the solutions executive team. He also provided technical leadership and rail operations and maintenance to Network Rail during the roll out of a linear asset decision support system based on Bentley Optram. Smith was also instrumental in the design and implementation of the signal sighting solution on top of Bentley Rail Track used to assess proposed signal locations.

Tham Kok Yong, Director, Systems & Rail Services, High Speed Rail Group, Land Transport Authority

Liu Shu Hung, Video Cloud Industry Solution Manager, Huawei

Liu Shu Hung has 15 years of video surveillance market experience, deeply understand the market and user requirements. He is in charge of the Huawei video cloud solution architecture and lead several video surveillance innovate projects.

Israel Baron, Head of Cyber Department, Israel Railways Ltd

Israel served for 9 years at the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) as a technology Security Officer at the D.S.D.E (Directorate of Security of the Defense Establishment), as the regulator of the Israeli Defense Industries, and is currently the CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) of Israel Railways Ltd. As the Israel Railways CISO, Israel established and managed the Cyber department and set the strategy and tools to defend its critical assets and systems, including the design and build of the company integrated Cyber Security Operation Center (SIEM/SOC).

Andrew Ngo Chun Yong, Deputy Head, Structural Materials Department, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore

Dr. Andrew Ngo worked in a semiconductor industry for 2 years before joining the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), a unit of the Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore, as a Research Scientist in 2010. He researched in the field of optics and photonics and published over 60 journals, conferences and book publications.

He is currently the Deputy Head of the Structural Materials Department and leads a newly formed infrared thermography (IRT) team that strives to provide innovative IRT solutions to the industry partners.

Andrew is an Invited Lecturer of the Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (SIE) Programme in Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). He is also a Certified Level II Thermographer and a Member of The Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES), The American Society For Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), Non-Destructive Testing Society Singapore (NDTSS) and The Project Management Institute (PMI).

Yasuki Kominami, Chief Representative, Singapore Office, Japan Bank for International Cooperation
Ir Yeoh Jit Shiong, Head of Quality Assurance, Safety & Investigation – Rail Division, Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD), Malaysia

Robert Allan, Senior Project Manager/Head of Rolling Stock Projects Division, Land Transport Authority

A Chartered engineering and project management professional, with a proven track record for managing
delivery, performance, overhaul, maintenance and operations of rolling stock fleets in Asia, Middle East and

An accomplished business leader with demonstrable achievements for delivering need-orientated results. A
strategic thinker able to make technical, financial and operational decisions in a commercial environment.

Led and mentored multinational workforces in developing countries, facilitating transfer of knowledge.

Melvyn Thong, 2 Deputy Group Director, Rail, Electrical & Mechanical, Land Transport Authority

Over 27 years of experience in design, supervision and project management of electrical and mechanical installation for power plants, industrial, commercial and institutional, road and railway transit projects. Over 18 years of experience in the design, supervision and project management of 22kV AC, 400V AC and 750V DC electrical system for Singapore Road and Rapid Transit Systems. Experienced in the design development, implementation and asset renewal of power supply systems for Thomson East Coast Line (TEL), Downtown Line (DTL), Compass Line (NSEW Line), North East Line (NEL), Circle Line (CCL), Sengkang Punggol LRT (SPLRT), Bukit Panjang LRT (BPLRT).

Experienced in high voltage and low voltage reticulation design and is licensed to perform switching in Singapore and has extensive experience in the design and implementation of Mechanical and Electrical Services requirements for Roads and Rapid Transit Systems for RTS and LRT networks. A certified Chartered Electrical Engineer (UK), Chartered Railway Engineer (S’pore) and Professional Engineer in Singapore with a Licensed Electrical Engineering for up to 22kV.

Leow Meng Fai, Deputy Group Director for Rail Assets, Operation & Maintenance and Director for Asset Condition, Renewal and Data, Land Transport Authority

Poh Seng Tiok, Director of Planning & Design, Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd

Seng Tiok has more than 20 years’ experience in large scale mass transit, railway design and construction projects in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and other parts of Asia. Currently, he is the Director, Planning and Design, for Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRTC) in Malaysia, implementing the MRT projects in Kuala Lumpur.

He manages the MRTC design group comprising disciplines such as Architectural, Civil & Structural, Alignment, Geotechnical & Tunnels, Interface Coordination, BIM/GIS, Programme & Planning, Development Building Control and Transport Planning. He is also a member of the MRT Corporation BIM Steering Committee, which monitors and oversees the BIM implementation strategy for MRT projects delivered by the Corporation.

He leads the multi-disciplinary team in supporting the implementation of the KVMRT Line 1 of 51km railway as well as Line 2 with 53km of railway. Concurrently, he also provides technical leadership on the Engineering Feasibility Study for future Line 3, which is a circle line connecting all the radial MRT lines and other forms of public transport.

Prior to joining MRTC, he was an Associate Director with Arup Singapore Private Ltd. Besides being the Project Manager on various MRT Architectural and Engineering detailed design contracts, Seng Tiok was also a practising Professional Engineer in Singapore for major MRT projects.

From 2008 to 2010, Seng Tiok worked in Hong Kong with Aecom HK on design and feasibility studies for few railway projects in Hong Kong such as Shatin Central Link and also in Mainland China. Before 2008, Seng Tiok worked in the Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) and was involved in most of the major railway projects in Singapore such as Down Town Line Stage 1, Circle Line stage 1 to 5 and North East Line.

Erni Basri, Deputy Director for State Owned Railway Management of Rolling Stock, Directorate General of Railways, Ministry of Transportation, Indonesia

Ravi Ravitharan, Director, Institute of Railway Technology, Monash University, Australia

Ravi Ravitharan has 30 years of experience in railway research. He is the Director of the Institute of Railway Technology (IRT) at Monash University in Australia.

From 2006 to 2008, Ravi was the National Executive Chairman of Engineers Australia’s Railway Technical Society of Australasia (RTSA). For his outstanding contribution to the Australian and international rail industry, the RTSA Life Membership (2011) and the coveted RTSA Individual Award (2014) were awarded to him.

Ravi has also been awarded the prestigious Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) Clunies Ross Award in 2014 for the application of science and technology for the benefit of Australia.

Ravi is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, Chartered Professional Engineer and Engineering Executive.

Ravi is a Technical Advisory Panel member of Singapore SMRT and an advisory board member of Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Advanced Technologies in Rail Track Infrastructure in Australia.

Stephane Mortier, Engineering Director, MyHSR Corp

Stephane has an Electromechanical Engineering degree from the Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics (French Civil Engineering School) and holds a MBA from London Business School.

His professional experience has almost entirely been associated with railway projects around the world he has spent time working 11 countries over the last 22 years.

Stephane as experience in design, procurement, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of large Multi-Billions Infrastructure Projects.

He joined MyHSR in July 2016 through CH2M’s Technical Advisory role and then on a permanent basis as Engineering Director in October 2017 where he leads a team of engineers covering all engineering disciplines from Civil Works to Rail Systems and also including Systems Engineering and Assurance, Digital Engineering, Operation and Maintenance.

Prior to joining MyHSR, Stephane worked at CH2M, Balfour Beatty Management, Systra, Alstom and Cegelec.

See Kye Yak, Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr See received the B. Eng degree (1st Class Hons) from the National University of Singapore and the Ph. D degree from Imperial College London, UK, in 1986 and 1997, respectively. Between 1986 and 1991, he was with Singapore Technologies Electronics as a Senior Engineer. From 1991 to 1994, he held the position of Lead Design Engineer in ASTEC Custom Power, Singapore. He joined Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, in 1997, as a faculty member. He is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, NTU. He also holds concurrent appointments as Director of SMRT-NTU Smart Urban Rail Corporate Laboratory and Director of Electromagnetic Effects Research Laboratory (EMERL) and. His research interests are power and signal integrity, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and real-time condition monitoring of electrical infrastructure. He was the founding chairs of the IEEE Singapore EMC Chapter and IEEE Singapore Aerospace and Electronic Systems (AES)/Geoscience and Remoting Sensing (GRSS) Joint Chapter. He served as the Organizing Committee Chairs for  2006 EMC Zurich  Symposium and 2008 Asia Pacific EMC  Conference; and General Chairs for 2011 International Symposium of Integrated Circuits (ISIC 2011), 2015 Asia Pacific Synthetic Aperture Radar Conference (APSAR 2015) and 2018 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Rail Transportation (ICIRT 2018).  He has been the Associate Editor of the IEEE EMC Magazine since January 2012.

John Pang, Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

PANG Hock Lye John is a Professor at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of Nanyang Technological University. He received his PhD degree in 1989 and BSc degree in 1985 from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. His academic interests are in Metal Additive Manufacturing, Mechanics of Materials, Structural Integrity, Failure Analysis and Reliability Engineering. He has published over 190 publications and has a h-Index of 30, and over 3000 citations. He is a Fellow of ASME and IES.

Tony Ward, Australian / NZ / SE Asia Sales Manager, Perpetuum Ltd

Tony has a background in manufacturing and sales with 23 years working in the railroad industry. Tony has substantial experience in the Australian and international railroad markets in developed and emerging economies for heavy haul, freight and passenger rail. Previous experience has been gained  selling signaling, track side monitoring and track equipment.

Tony was educated in Adelaide – Australia, and has a Graduate Diploma of Business Administration.

Tony is the Australian / NZ / SE Asia Sales Manager for Perpetuum Ltd, bringing Perpetuum’s award winning, self-powered wireless sensing technology to Rolling Stock and Infrastructure owners and operators.

Claude Andlauer, Head of Railway Transportation Systems Engineering Division, RATP, France

After 5 years spent on oceano-metorological measurement systems development and deployment, Claude committed the last 28 years of his career to railway systems engineering, participating in some major railway transportation projects, involving managerial and technical responsibilities, from both supplier and operators’ perspectives (working for SNCF, ALSTOM and since 2004, at RATP).

At present, Claude is responsible of the Railway Transportation Systems Engineering division at RATP (public transport company in Paris, France). The division being in charge of signaling and train control systems engineering and project delivery for Paris urban and suburban metro network extension and modernization.

Mathieu Dunant, Head of Innovation, RATP Group

Mathieu Dunant, aged 47, a graduate from France’s Ecole polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Techniques Avancées, started his career working for a consultancy firm. He set up an Internet network start-up, before joining RATP Group in 2003, where he worked first as Director of passenger information and on-board systems and then as General Manager for Line 14. In 2009, he was appointed CEO of RATP DEV America in New York before returning to Paris in 2012 to also manage RATP DEV’s Africa/America business unit. From 2014 to 2017, he was executive vice president of SYSTRA, where he was also managing the business unit responsible for operations in France. He was appointed head of innovation for RATP Group in July, 2017.

Simon Lau Chit Song, Senior Engineering Manager (NEL Rolling Stock), SBS Transit Ltd

Simon Lau is a Senior Engineering Manager at NEL Rolling Stock Project Office of SBSTransit LTD. He holds both Bachelor degree (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Master of Science in Micro Electronic. Simon embarked his career as an Engineering Train Units’ (ETU) senior engineer in SMRT. Subsequently, Simon joined SBSTransit’s Rolling Stock Department as Workshop Manager. He is accountable for the overall maintenance activities of Rolling Stock Workshop and ETU. In 2015, Simon took on the lead role of NEL Rolling Stock Project Office. Finally yet importantly, he was accredited as IES chartered engineer in 2017.

Lim Thiam Siew, Assistant Vice President, SBS Transit DTL Ltd

Lim Thiam Siew has been working in Railway industry for 23 years. He has been with SBS Transit for 18 Years. He has Railway maintenance experience for Signalling and Communications system. He is a Members of IE Singapore, Engineer Australia and Railway Technical Society of Australasia. He is also a Chartered Engineer in Railway & Transportation Engineering. For OT cybersecurity, he has been working of the past 5 years in Downtown Line.

Teh Zhi Yu, Assistant Engineering Manager (NEL Rolling Stock), SBS Transit Ltd

Zhiyu is an Assistant Manager at SBSTransit, NEL Rolling Stock. He graduated with a bachelor degree (Hons) in mechanical engineering in 2008 and is a certified reliability engineer. Zhiyu began his engineering career in the defence sector, performing systems management, overseeing a maintenance budget to deliver system life cycle needs through reliability centered maintenance methodology. At SBSTransit, Zhiyu undertook engineering investigation on electrified rolling stock systems, mainly on complex failures, root cause analysis and reliability improvement plans. Presently, he heads the reliability engineering section, building the data analytics capabilities to support rail engineering decision making.

Victor Martinez, Head of Global Competence Centre for Rail Condition Monitoring, SKF

Is a graduate in Industrial Engineering, and holds a MPhil in Mechatronic Engineering, a MSc in Mechanical Engineering and a Master in Business Administration from IESE Business School. He is also expert designated by Spain like member of European Committee for standardization, technical committee 256 for wheel-sets and bogies working groups.

Presently he is Global Head of Condition Monitoring & Digitalization Competence Center for the Rail Industry at SKF Group. Prior to joining his current role he was Business Development Manager for Rail and other several segments like Defense and Construction Machinery Business Unit at SKF Group, being responsible for leading mechatronic system strategy for all geographical areas.

Victor has rich experience in various functions in the industry spanning several years. He also held several positions in companies of telecommunication and automotive sector, related to technology development, engineering consultancy, project management and sales development.

Chia Wee Lee, Director, Future Systems, Rolling Stock, SMRT

Dr Chia has been active in the rail industry for more than a decade. He began his career as an engineering consultant in the field of Noise & Vibration, where his fieldwork experience spans from freight and passenger trains, to track.

At SMRT, he has undertaken a varied scope of work, at the Permanent Way and Rolling Stock divisions. Together with his team, he delivered on several key projects; these included work on the power rail, the setting-up of Tuas depot workshop, and also condition-monitoring systems.

His current portfolio and interests include High Speed Rail and Data Analytics.

Richard Wong, Principal Fellow, Systems and Technology, SMRT

Richard Wong spent more than 35 years in Railway (Metro) Signaling and Train Control System, Communications System, Supervisory Control System, and Automatic Fare Collection System. He worked in a number of  major cities, including  London Underground and City Rails of NSW, Australia before joining SMRT Trains Ltd, Singapore in the early 90s.

He held the position of Head of Systems, with core technical and engineering expertise in Signaling and Train Control System & Communications System. He led the asset replacement of Communication Transmission Backbone Network, Replacement of Fare-gates system and the upgrade of SMRT’s Radio & CCTV networks.

Currently, holding the position of Principal Fellow (Systems) he is primarily responsible for (as the Project Lead) overseeing the implementation of the major Re-signaling project of the North South Line and East West line, as well as supporting the Technology Management Office in driving innovations projects.

Su Yi, Director, Corporate Technology Management Office, SMRT

Dr Su Yi holds  the  responsibility  to  strengthen  SMRT’s  operational  capability  and  create  unique  competitive  edge  through  the  build-up  and  exploitation  of  data  analytics and artificial intelligence expertise. He is also in-charge of technology management and  supports  business  units  on  technology  prospecting  and  road  mapping, as well as management of intellectual  property, collaboration relationship and governance. Dr. Su Yi also heads the A*STAR-SMRT Urban  Mobility  Innovation  Centre (UMIC), where he is responsible   for  the  formation,  execution  and  governance  of  research projects  under  the  UMIC  structure. Concurrently, Dr. Su Yi holds the appointment of Principal Scientist at the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR.

Liong Yuen Ming, Head Future Systems, SMRT

He is leading the efforts to develop new systems capabilities in SMRT to support the high levels of rail reliability through digitalization of rail operations and maintenance.

Prior to this Yuen Ming was leading the effort to build-up the commercial robotics business in Singapore Technologies Engineering, Land Systems. He was instrumental in leading the Merger & Acquisition team to fully acquire a US Robotics firm and successfully transferred the Autonomous Mobile Robot technology and patents to Singapore and introduce the robot to the APAC region.

Yuen Ming had a distinguished service in the Singapore Armed Forces. He was in-charge of major weapon systems development programs for the 3rd Generation Army transformation. He had also participated in the establishment of the joint agreement between Singapore and Australia, for Singapore to gain greater training area access and jointly developed the training facilities in Australia.

Yuen Ming graduated from Cranfield University and the University of Western Australia with a Masters in Defence Technology and Masters in Business Administration respectively. He is also a competent Embedded Systems engineer, qualified trainer in Organisational Learning, as well as a Certified Systems Engineering Professional with the Institution of Engineers Singapore.

Kuo Tsair Ming, Vice President, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation

Mr. Tsair-Ming Kuo, Vice President of the Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC), holds an MA and a PhD in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University. He has worked in the rapid transit industry for 27 years since joining the Preparatory Office of the TRTC in 1991.

Mr. Kuo has held positions including Manager of Rolling Stock Department, Director of the Audit Office, Director of Information Technology Division, and Director of Electrical and Mechanical Division in TRTC. He is responsible for operation and maintenance objectives reliability, rail transit system improvements, the planning and building of rapid transit information systems and EMU rolling stock maintenance.

Jun-ichi Takada, Professor, School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Jun-ichi Takada received the B.E., M.E., and D.E. degrees in electrical and electronics engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 1987, 1989, and 1992, respectively. He was a Research Associate with Chiba University, Chiba, Japan, from 1992 to 1994, and an Associate Professor with the Tokyo Institute of Technology from 1994 to 2006. Since 2006, he has been a Professor with the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He was also a Researcher with the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Kanagawa, Japan, from 2003 to 2007.

Satoshi Nishida, PhD Student, School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Chief Engineer, Railway Signal Division, Kyosan Electric Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Japan

Satoshi Nishida received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 1993, and the M.E. degree in system safety from Nagaoka University of Technology, Niigata, Japan, in 2010. In April of 1993, he joined Kyosan Electric Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Yokohama, Japan. During 1998 to 2000, he was at the Railway Technical Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan. He returned to Kyosan in 2000. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in the School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan.

Lei Chen, Birmingham Fellow and Head of Railway Operation and Control Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education, School of Engineering (EESE), The University of Birmingham

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