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Spread across over 60 cities, our team is a global collective of urban experts in design, architecture, engineering, civil, transportation, urban geography, real estate, landscape, communications, software development and so much more. These are the people defining the cities of tomorrow.

Supporting our global team of 2,600 difference makers is IBI’s Leadership team, setting out a compelling vision and guiding IBI Group towards the future.

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David Traub-Werner

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Tel Aviv, Israel

David Traub-Werner
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
Tel Aviv, Israel, Middle East
https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-traub-werner-07268311/

David Traub-Werner is a civil engineer that has spent the majority of his career applying Systems Thinking and Engineering principles to infrastructure projects. His involvement on large Intelligent Transportation Systems projects, both P3 and public-lead design-bid-build, has included direct involvement and leadership in the range of professional services for software development, center-to-field interfaces, field infrastructure connectivity of communications and power and physical infrastructure.

David served as the Assistant Project Manager for the design of ten underground stations for the NTA Red Line Tel Aviv LRT project, as well as the complete construction phase services for five stations. With a keen interest in digital value expeditions, David builds on his systems thinking to investigate, publish and present on current technologies as applied to IBI Group’s core businesses, including: distributed ledger technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

#Middle East#
Kevin Bebenek

Regional Director, Canada East
Toronto, ON

Kevin Bebenek
#Regional Director, Canada East# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Senior Management# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Information technology is intrinsic to the transportation experience. For the transit traveler paying by smartcard, the truck driver pre-clearing an inspection station, and the road maintenance supervisor monitoring road weather forecasts, systems are critical to achieving our goals of safety, mobility, and sustainability.

Mr. Bebenek is the Regional Director for Canada East, which includes offices in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Mississauga, Ottawa, Hamilton, London, Waterloo, Kingston, and Brantford, Ontario. He is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years of experience in the planning, design, implementation, operations, and maintenance of systems for transportation operations, infrastructure, and facilities.

Kevin has worked with a wide range of public and private sector clients throughout North America and overseas. Kevin has served as project director for the development of the ITS Architecture for Canada, and has overseen a variety of applications of the architecture, including the recent ONQC Smart Corridor Concept of Operations. Kevin has an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Waterloo.

#North America#
Geoff Carter

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Traveller Information Systems
Toronto, ON

Geoff Carter
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Traveller Information Systems# #Airport Taxi Dispatch# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# #Transit Technology# ## #All# #Data Analytics# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Revenue Collection# #Transportation# #Revenue / Tolling# ## #Road Permitting System# #Transportation# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Alerts# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# #Transit Technology# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Real Time# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# #Transit Technology# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #TravelIQ# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Geoff Carter joined IBI Group working in the development of our Advanced Traffic Management Systems software with an emphasis on the mapping display functionality. Geoff now leads IBI’s Advanced Traveller Information web and data interface team. Geoff and his team now support IBI traveller information systems that service roughly 25% of the population in the US, with notable active 511 solutions deployed in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Florida, Wisconsin and Los Angeles. Geoff led IBI’s efforts for the deployment of the traveller information web site for the Pan Am games. Geoff has led efforts to provide SaaS (Software as a Solution), advanced IBI’s hosting center in Tampa, Florida and has managed the program to productize IBI’s software solution thereby allowing IBI to bring tremendous value to its clients. He is currently leading IBI’s efforts to advance the Event Reporting System and managing the New York and Wisconsin 511 projects.

#North America#
John Perks, MBA, P.Eng.

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Infrastructure
Waterloo, ON

John Perks, MBA, P.Eng.
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Infrastructure# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-torrance-perks-mba-p-eng-2349b1b/

John Perks is designated by PEO as a Consulting Engineer (Ontario) and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration. He has over 25 years of experience as a project manager and senior engineer for a diversity of transportation and municipal projects involving feasibility studies, Class Environmental Assessments, functional, preliminary and final designs, contract preparation, and construction administration and inspection.

His project work includes both new and reconstruction of existing civil infrastructure. This broad experience across many municipalities has provided John with the ability to large, manage multidisciplinary projects and understand the complexities of public, political, approval agency and municipal pressures and requirements on a project.

John is also one of the few Region of Waterloo approved acoustical engineers and has completed the MOE noise assessment course as well as numerous seminars with expertise acoustical studies for both road and rail transportation, and stationary noise sources.

Paul Perejma

Office Manager
Fort McMurray, AB

Paul Perejma
#Office Manager# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Industrial# #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Parking# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

Paul is a Civil Engineer with over nine years of experience in residential, commercial, industrial, municipal and marine design projects. Paul continues to add to his skillset of project management, design, drafting, cost estimates, tender preparation, and contract administration. He is licensed in both BC and AB and is familiar with design adaptations to suit each region.

He is currently involved in projects surrounding the devastating wildfires that hit Fort McMurray in 2016 and plays a part in ensuring the rehabilitation efforts help residents move back home.

Stephen O’Brien

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

Stephen O’Brien
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems# #All# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Leader# #Operations# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The culture here is unique. We attract talented people who are intrinsically motivated by challenges and creative problem solving. When we work together as a group to solve those problems, our clients benefit, and the appreciation they express rewards our efforts.

Stephen O’Brien specializes in requirement analysis, design and implementation of real-time software applications, particularly in the area of toll collection systems. He has extensive experience in client requirement analysis; systems development; real-time software design; and device integration.

Larry Baldwin

Associate Director - Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Seattle, WA

Larry Baldwin
#Associate Director - Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems# #All# #Leader# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #TravelIQ# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Larry Baldwin is a multi-modal (speech and touch input) interaction design specialist who has designed and deployed mobile, telematics, web and in-home speech, touch-screen and web-browser applications for the past 12 years. He is a visionary in multi-modal application design with three patents to his name (one pending). Larry lead the interaction design of unique Alaska 511 and South Carolina 511 mobile websites and was the interaction designer for the Florida 511 iPhone application. He was also the lead designer of telematics (in-car) applications such as the Pioneer in-dash system (AVIC-Z1 In-Dash HDD Navigation and Multimedia AV Receiver with DVD). In addition to transportation-related IVR system and application design, Larry was the also the lead speech designer for Voco (The World?s First Voice controlled Wireless Music System). He brings a wealth of design experience and understands the challenges inherent in system design and deployment.

#North America#
Ian Nelson

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Communication Systems
Toronto, ON

Ian Nelson
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Communication Systems# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Green# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-nelson-06047b21/
The future city doesn't have departments managing operations from isolated facilities with separate staff. It makes use of ICT infrastructure, integrated operations, intelligent systems, and data analytics to more effectively deliver services to its citizens.

Ian Nelson joined IBI Group in 2001 and has diversified experience in the ICT and ITS industries, leading the planning, design, and integration for a diverse clientele in market sectors including government, transportation, transit, and education. Ian has global experience from work in over seven countries. Ian has experience working on all phases of a project life cycle, starting from business case development and strategic analysis, through to preliminary design, detailed design, procurement management and construction administration.

Specific knowledge and experience includes fibre optic communications, wireless communications, data centres, large operation centre, CCTV and video management systems, audio-visual systems, and intelligent building technologies.

#North America#
Marek Otwinowski

Associate Director
Calgary, AB

Marek Otwinowski
#Associate Director# #All# #Architecture# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Marek Otwinowski has extensive knowledge of building and construction systems and has the complete ability to develop designs into built form. His education in contracting, technical detailing and architecture is bolstered by 23 years of experience in the Canadian market.

#North America#
Mathew Braun

Associate Architect
Portland, OR

Mathew Braun
#Associate Architect # #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader#
Portland, Oregon,

During Mat’s 17 years with the firm he has enjoyed a diverse and extensive collection of projects. A recent effort has been the new Hockinson Middle School, an innovative public school in Southwestern Washington. He worked collaboratively with the contractor to bring it to completion, while being an advocate for key design concepts. Mat takes great care in all facets of the design process, applying a critical eye throughout every stage of a project. He is a valuable member of any team, willing to handle any task asked of him in order to adhere to project schedule and budget without compromising on design quality and intent.

Providing clients with a final product that satisfies and exceeds their vision is what inspires Mat. He was a key player in the modernization projects for North Santiam School District that involved upgrades to existing schools, and is project architect for Tigard-Tualatin School District’s Twality Middle School.

Bruce Han

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Bruce Han
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Planning & Urban Design# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bruce Han has over 25 years of combined experience in architectural design, urban design, city planning, as well as transit design, specializing in public transportation, institutional, commercial and residential complex projects. His design portfolio features large scale, complex architecture, urban design, commercial and residential developments, where he delivers innovative ideas and multidisciplinary solutions in both North America and internationally.
Bruce is an OAA licensed architect and member of Royal Architectural Institute of Canada; he is also a member of Toronto Society of Architects. He received his Master of Urban Design degree from University of Toronto, and also possesses a Bachelor of Architecture degree. While pursuing his master degree, he attended advance architecture studio hosted by scholar from GSD, Harvard University and gained in-depth knowledge of contemporary architecture design.

Lisa Michela

Associate Principal | Education, Buildings
Houston, TX

Lisa Michela
#Associate Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Project / Programme Management#
Houston, Texas, United States of America

With over 17 years of experience, Lisa Michela has been responsible for many K-12 projects in the Houston area as well as several historic preservation projects in the Northeast Region of the U.S. She has managed projects that have included new construction, renovation, conservation, and historic preservation. She enjoys working on all stages of a project, from pre-design through construction. Notable examples of her projects include the J. Frank Dobie High School Ninth Grade Campus, Nederland High School, the restoration of the Park Avenue Armory, the exterior rehabilitation of the Travelers Tower and the restoration of the United Nations Headquarters. Lisa is a licensed architect, LEED Green Associate and a member of the Association for Learning Environments.

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