Ralph Gambetta, has a management and a politics background with Ph.D. as well as a strong involvement into the transportation sector. He has been active in various transport companies such as German Railway, International Railway Union (UIC) and RATP (Paris metro and bus operator). Since more than a ten years he is in charge of promotion at Calypso Networks Association (CNA) and the deployment of smart ticketing schemes. Five years ago his function at CNA was extended to General Secretary. Further he is member of the board and treasurer of the Smart Ticketing Alliance.