This workshop will focus on the practical lessons and necessary steps to understand and plan the deployment of contactless technology into transit and ticketing networks. You will consider the system components involved, review the current contactless landscape and examine some of the interesting deployments from around the world, understanding the lessons learned so far and the practical steps for planning future deployments.



Why You Should Attend:

  • Learn about existing contactless deployments around the world
  • Discover the real lessons learned so far
  • Understand the practical steps to deploying contactless in transport
  • High level contact with an expert speaker
  • Refresh your knowledge or gain an insight into a new area
  • Inform your whole team




About Your Workshop Leaders:


Neil Livingston:

Neil is a Senior Consultant with Consult Hyperion, the IT management consultancy that specialises in secure electronic transactions, where he provides specialist consultancy to an international client base. Before joining Consult Hyperion in 2007, he founded an innovative award-winning mobile technology business and, prior to that, was Technical Director at Aspects Software Ltd. He graduated from Napier University in Edinburgh with a BSc in Electronics and an MSc in Information Technology and is a UK DTI e-commerce business award winner.


Mike Burden:

Mike Burden has over 18 years experience in transport systems engineering ranging from research into electronic payment systems in transport through to the design of smart card automatic fare collection systems and road user charging schemes. He has worked on the Prestige System in London, Octopus in Hong Kong and with Translink in the Netherlands. He is a chartered electrical engineer, member of the IET, Institute of Physics and The BCS and is currently responsible for Consult Hyperion’s business development in the public sector, particularly transportation.



Corporate overview:

Consult Hyperion is an independent IT consultancy with more than 21 years experience of advising government, financial organisations, telecoms operators and their suppliers how to exploit new technology for payments, identity management, ticketing and other electronic transactions services. We are currently advising organisations around the world on contactless payments, near-field communications (NFC), identity cards, mobile money transfers and migration strategies for MIFARE based ticketing systems.


Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Overview of Contactless

9:45 Review of the Contactless Landscape

10:30 Morning Coffee

10:45 Key Lessons from Around the World

11:30 Practical Experiences

12:15 Discussion and Questions

12:30 Close of Workshop


Marriott Hotel Regents Park

128 King Henry’s Road
London NW3 3ST
United Kingdom

Marriott Hotel Regents Park

This 4 star north London hotel in zone 2 is the perfect destination for the astute business traveler as well as the leisure guest that knows how convenient north London hotels are, as a base from which to explore the city .Bond Street is just 3 stops from Swiss Cottage underground station on the Jubilee Line, so you can be shopping, exploring the sights and taking in one of London’s world-renowned West End shows in less than 15 minutes when you stay at this hotel near central London. At the same time, the hive of activity that is Camden Town, the chic shops, cafes and restaurants of Primrose Hill and ZSL’s London Zoo in Regents Park are all just a short walk from this hotel in north London.



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Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

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