Passionate about solving the challenges of connected mobility, Nicole has joined Wizway Solutions to support transit authorities with the rollout of contactless mobile ticketing solutions. Nicole started into the area of public transport in 1992 when she joined the French Group SNCF. She managed regional profit centers to support public transport authorities with innovative services (traveler information, ticketing, consulting…). After 12 years, she joined Kapsch TrafficCom in Austria, leaders in intelligent transport systems, to contribute to their international development. She was recruited by Transdev in 2010 to develop their Smarter Mobility programme in partnership with IBM. In 2015 she continued developing these activities at Kisio/Keolis. Nicole is graduated from the prestigious Centrale Nantes and started her career in industrial development for the United Nations.
- June 10: The ticket to better urban mobility
How NFC mobile ticketing will facilitate MaaS projectsThe explosion in new modes of transport and the emergence of numerous new players has undeniably enriched the traveller’s transport options but has also brought them increased complexity. Public transport lags behind in the digital realm and rarely offers the possibility of buying and storing a ticket on a mobile phone. The lack of interoperability between different transport networks forces passengers to juggle between different tickets of varying types. The mobile phone is the way of having all these tickets on a single platform and allows passengers to go from A to B simply using their Smartphone. NFC, which is widely used on most networks, is now a mature technology and is best placed to face the many challenges that exist. Compatible with existing infrastructures, it is the technology of the future that will enable interoperability.