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ITS Australia NextGens

The Young Australian Transport Professionals' Network


Who we are

ITS Australia NextGens is a group dedicated to young and early-career transport professionals established and supported by ITS Australia in January 2021. The ITS Australia NextGens aim to connect and provide opportunities for young professionals by promoting knowledge sharing and networking between future leaders and contributors to the ITS space.

Our mission

  • To spearhead the profile and value of young professionals in the ITS industry
  • To provide a united voice as an advocate for the interests of young professionals
  • Nurture, inspire, and develop leaders and contributors to the ITS space

Our structure

  • NextGens Network: We are a community of like-minded individuals eager to step up. As early career transport professionals, we are united by a mission to grow and support each other through the NextGens community and ITS Australia.
  • NextGens Committee: The NextGens committee meets regularly to set the strategic direction of NextGens, as well as to help organise events and initiatives for the benefit of the NextGens network.
  • NextGens Co-Chairs: The Committee elects Co-Chairs who represent NextGens through ITS Australia’s Membership Committee and Board. The Co-Chairs work with committee members to organise NextGens events and activities.


Michael Cybulski (Co-chair, Brisbane) CEO / Retina Visions
Jessica Tong (Co-chair, Melbourne) Transport Engineer / WSP Australia
Sanchia Morris (Co-Chair, Melbourne) Senior Customer Program Manager / Directed Technologies Australia
Tegan Ross (News Media Lead, Melbourne) Transport Planner / Aurecon
Amirtha Raj (In-person Events Lead, Melbourne) Engineer - New Mobility / Arcadis
Nathanael Tan (Online Events Lead, Singapore) Student / Singapore Polytechnic
Irin Thomas (Social Media Lead, Brisbane) Chief Operations Officer / Retina Visions
Vincent Su (Publications Lead, Melbourne) ComfortdelGro Australia
Andrew Li (University Engagement Lead, Sydney) Transport Modeller / Aimsun
Harrison Kraus (Public Sector Engagement Lead, Sydney) Mechanical Engineer and Product Manager – Traffic Signals & Hardware / BRAUMS
Alexander Humphrey (Private Sector Engagement Lead, Sydney) ITS Engineer / Transurban
Chris Venables (West Coast of Australia Engagement Lead, Perth) ITS Project Coordinator / Main Roads WA
Daniel Ioannidis (Membership Lead, Melbourne) Operations Manager / HMI Technologies

How to join

Join our growing NextGens network now! Membership is FREE and will provide you early access to all future events and activities, including professional development opportunities, network events, mentoring programs and more.

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You can also connect with us at our LinkedIn Discussion Group.

Queries, questions or comments, let us know here.

Become a NextGens sponsor

NextGens is reliant on the generosity of partner organisations who support our professional development, knowledge sharing and mentoring activities. Organisations are invited to sponsor events (an excellent branding opportunity) and host site visits to gain access to Australia’s next generation of ITS professionals.

Sponsorship is an excellent opportunity for organisations to raise their profiles as well as to showcase their support for young people. Organisations are also able to promote their own graduate programs and internships through the NextGens network.

If you are interested in supporting Australia’s next generation of young transport professionals through involvement with NextGens, please contact us here.

Young Professional Award

The ITS Australia National Awards are a celebration of excellence in the Australian Intelligent Transport Systems industry.

The Young Professional Award recognises and encourages the passion and positive contribution an individual has made and is likely to make to the Australian transport technology industry as demonstrated through their early professional life. This award is proudly sponsored by ITS Australia, and provides sponsorship for the recipient to attend the following year's ITS Asia Pacific Forum. Certificates of Achievement are also awarded to all finalists.

Visit the Awards home page here.

Upcoming NextGens Events

ITS Australia NextGens: How did you end up here?

Join us for the ITS Australia NextGens' first online event for the year.

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Recent NextGens Events

ITS Australia NextGens – December Breakfast Club

Join the ITS Australia NextGens at their December Zoom hangout

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ITS Australia NextGens – November Breakfast Club

Join the ITS Australia NextGens at their November Zoom hangout

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ITS Australia NextGens – October Breakfast Club

Join the ITS Australia NextGens at their October Zoom hangout

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ITS Australia NextGens – September Breakfast Club

Join the ITS Australia NextGens at their monthly zoom hangout

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ITS Australia NextGens Sydney Networking Reception

This May, connect with your fellow NextGens in Sydney

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Sharing the Young Professional's Experience

Is it time for young transport professionals in ANZ to shake up the ITS industry?

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