Jarl Eliassen has extensive experience within public transport from various leading positions, mainly within operations of metro and tram services, PT planning, ticketing projects, passenger information systems and customer services for public transport companies and authorities in the Oslo area, Norway. He is currently working for the transport authority of Oslo, Ruter As. From 2018 he has been contracted as Project manager for the UITP Global PT Summit on behalf of the local host, the transport authority of the Stockholm Region.From 2014 to 2018 he represented the public transport associations in Norway, Finland and Sweden as a Nordic representative and seconded expert at UITP, the International Association of Public Transport, situated in Brussels. Until March 2014 he was the CEO of Trafikanten AS, Oslo; the leading public transport information company in Norway. Jarl Eliassen is a Honorary Chairman of the UITP Commission on IT & Innovation. He also represents Norway in the InformNorden Steering committee. Jarl Eliassen graduated from Molde University College (DH) in 1978 where he studied Transport and Logistics.