OmniAir Consortium®, the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification for ITS, tolling, and connected vehicles is pleased to announce our featured speaker lineup for the first virtual OmniAir® Global Plugfest Connected Vehicle Technical Workshop, Monday, September 28 through Wednesday, September 30.

This virtual event will feature leading V2X experts from industry and government, discussing the latest developments in Connected Vehicle research, testing, and deployment. The workshop will take place in conjunction with the OmniAir Global Plugfest testing event, scheduled for September 28 through October 15.

Each day, participants will enjoy approximately three hours of content, in a fast paced and engaging format.  Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to attend live panel sessions to learn about recent advances in V2X, C-V2X, and CAV testing and deployments from government and industry leaders, and technology experts from around the world.

Virtual networking opportunities will allow attendees to connect with colleagues and other transportation industry professionals.

OmniAir Plugfests are the premiere testing events for connected vehicles, bringing together leading V2X device manufacturers, test laboratories, and test equipment providers for lab, field, and security testing.

This year’s Plugfest event features both a global and virtual format, with remote testing at laboratories and field-testing sites across Europe, Asia, and North America.

Participation in the workshop is free to OmniAir members, as well as all those participating in OmniAir Global Plugfest testing.

Registration is now open.  We hope you will join us for an exciting, and informative event.

DAY 1:  Monday, September 28

CV2X and the Global Race to 5G

Jason JonMichael, Smart Mobility & Parking Programs, City of Austin

Dr. Jim Lansford, Director of Technical Standards, Qualcomm

Thomas Jaeger, Senior Vice President, Head of Technology, Technical Service Management, DEKRA

Laszlo Virag, Vice President, Commsignia

Alain Vouffo, Product Manager, Spirent 


Fireside Chat:  Market Trends for C-V2X Around the World

P.J. Wilkins, Executive Director, E-ZPass Group, Vice Chair, OmniAir Consortium

Maxime Flament, Chief Technology Officer, 5G Automotive Association


OmniAir Global Plugfest Testing Overview 

Randy Roebuck, Vice President, Engineering & Technology Programs, OmniAir Consortium

Plugfest Testing Site Leads:

  • City of Austin
  • Bureau Veritas Detroit
  • Bureau Veritas Korea
  • SGS
  • TTA


Preparing for 5.9 GHz Spectrum Reallocation & Re-channelization – What Deploying Agencies Need to Know

Ryan Bollo, Project Manager, Smart Columbus Connected Vehicle Environment, City of Columbus, Ohio

Frank Perry, Assistant Vice President, Technical Principal-Connected and Automated Vehicles, WSP

Tom Timcho, Assistant Vice President, Connected and Automated Vehicles, WSP


V2X Testing & Deployment in the Asia Pacific Region

Paul Sakamoto, Chief Operating Officer, Savari

Parthiv Parikh, Global Business Development Manager, SGS

Ha JaeKun, Assistant Manager, Standards Planning Team, ITS Korea

Charlie Cheng, Business Development Manager, iSmartways Technologies, Inc.

Lee Shoon, Senior Manager, Korea Expressway Corporation/SMART Highway R&D Division


OmniAir Global Plugfest Testing Overview 

Randy Roebuck, Vice President, Engineering & Technology Programs, OmniAir Consortium

DAY 2:  Tuesday, September 29

Public Sector Perspectives: V2X Testing & Deployment

Mike Brown, Southwest Research Institute

Nick Hegemier, Managing Director, Infrastructure/Vehicle Deployment, DriveOhio

Alan Davis, Assistant State Traffic Engineer, Georgia Department of Transportation 

Jeff Dailey, Deputy Executive Director, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA)

Julie Evans, Senior Transportation Engineer, RS&H 


Fireside Chat: Connected Vehicle Market Trends in North America

Suzanne Murtha, Vice President Connected & Automated Vehicles, AECOM

Yeatland Wong, Senior ITS Engineer, Stantec, ITS Canada, Board Director

Janekke van der Zee, Managing Director, ITS Canada


New Advances in Test Tools for C-V2X

Justin Johnson, R&D, 3M

Dr. Gerd Schmitz, CEO, S.E.A. GmbH

Bill McKinley, CAV Strategic Planning Manager, Keysight Technologies   


Day 3:   Wednesday, September 30

Featured Presentation: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Developments on Automotive Cyber-Security

Fernando Rodriguez, Vice President, Business Line Testing, DEKRA


Automotive Cybersecurity in a Connected World                

David Olive, Partner, Catalyst Partners, LLC

Faye Francy, Executive Director, Auto ISAC

Matthew Yarger, Head of Mobility & Automotive, IOTA Foundation

F. Charlene Watson, Senior Cybersecurity Consultant, AECOM


Identified Gaps in V2X End Entity Security Implementations and Essential Roadmap

Bill Lattin, Integrity Security Services

Jimmy Upton, Integrity Security Services


About OmniAir Consortium
OmniAir Consortium is the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification for ITS, tolling, and Connected Vehicles. OmniAir’s membership includes public agencies, private companies, research institutions, and independent test laboratories. Learn more about OmniAir at

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