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Our People

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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Peter Spal

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Water Resources
Ottawa, ON

Peter Spal
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Water Resources# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Subject Matter Expert# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Peter Spal, P.Eng has over 28 years of experience as a Project Manager and Technical Specialist in the field of stormwater management planning, stormwater master servicing and drainage projects, including detailed design, contract administration and inspection. His experience includes various projects ranging from stormwater management studies and infrastructure projects to master drainage plans and flood analysis, which includes numerous projects for the City of Ottawa and the former Region Municipality of Ottawa, Carleton as well as private developers. He has completed numerous stormwater management projects related to site plans for urban development and commercial sites for both infield and greenfield sites.

Peter has been at the forefront of developing creative stormwater management solutions either by generating new solutions or upgrading of the existing aging infrastructure.

#North America#
Duncan Elder

Director | UK Solutions Lead, Intelligence
London, UK

Duncan Elder
#Director | UK Solutions Lead, Intelligence# #All# #Data Analytics# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Transportation# #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe

Duncan Elder is a recognised specialist in transport, transport data and customer information systems. He has over ten years’s experience working with clients to solve transport challenges in London and beyond. During this period, he has worked directly with a number of high profile clients including Transport for London, the Olympic Delivery Authority, London 2012, Department for Transport, Highways England and Network Rail. Duncan’s work focuses on improvements in traveller information and the delivery of customer, demand management and infrastructure and operational solutions on both the rail and road network. He holds a Masters in Geographical Information Systems and has background in system, software and internet architecture.

#Europe#
Scott Johnston

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Toronto West, ON

Scott Johnston
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada

Scott Johnston is a transportation planner with six years of experience in project management, functional planning, travel demand modeling, and traffic engineering. He has expertise in the application of travel demand modeling software to evaluate roadway and public transit operations and improvement needs, as well as recent experience with micro-simulation of transportation corridors for EA purposes. Scott has been involved with various transportation related studies, including transit and roadway planning, master plans, survey design and methodology, analysis of data, and reporting.

#North America#
Graeme Scott

Director | UK Sector Lead, Intelligence
Glasgow, UK

Graeme Scott
#Director | UK Sector Lead, Intelligence# #All# #Data Analytics# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Leader# #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Operations# #Project / Programme Management# #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #UK Regional#
Glasgow, United Kingdom, Europe

Graeme Scott is responsible for major ITS projects for the Scottish Government’s Transport Scotland agency, Ireland’s National Roads Authority, and the Hong Kong Transport Department. Graeme has extensive ITS expertise, and has provided strategic advice and management on research, studies, design, procurement, development, implementation, and operation of a wide range of ITS solutions. Graeme also has more than ten years of experience in coordinating and managing client input to major European Commission research initiatives.

Johanna Power

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Calgary, AB

Johanna Power
#Associate | Manager, Interior Design# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Education# #School# ## #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #Fire Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Green# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ##
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Johanna is the Interiors Practice Lead for our Calgary office. With 17 years of experience in designing high quality interior environments for healthcare, hospitality, corporate, residential and educational clients, Johanna brings a diverse set of skills to her role. The Calgary interiors practice was started in 2014 and has since grown to seven people, with a wide portfolio of projects. Johanna has been integral to that growth, providing mentorship, strategic direction and client outreach throughout her time with IBI.

Johanna has a Bachelor’s of Interior Design (Applied), has achieved NCIDQ accreditation and is a member of the IDC, all of which provide credibility and connection in the local and regional marketplace. Her professional experience working overseas in the UK provides a global perspective that benefits her ability to successfully collaborate across offices and time zones with colleagues and clients.

Ritesh Warade

Director | US Operations Lead, Intelligence
Boston, MA

Ritesh Warade
#Director | US Operations Lead, Intelligence# #All# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Planning & Urban Design# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Alerts# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# #Transit Technology# ## #Transit Real Time# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# #Transit Technology# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Ritesh Warade holds a master’s degrees in Transportation Engineering, City Planning, and Urban Design, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. He has over ten years of experience, specializing in the planning, design, and implementation of passenger information and analytics systems for transit. His recent projects include Boston MBTA’s MBTA-realtime and MBTA-performance systems, Denver RTD’s traveller information System, and Toronto Metrolinx’s Triplink. Ritesh has a background in transit planning, and Intelligent Transportation Systems. Ritesh leads IBI Group’s Transit Data practice, which focuses on helping transit agencies manage their data, provide high-quality realtime information to passengers, and analyze service quality and measure performance. He is an industry leader in the field of open data and open data standards for transit, and is a member of an industry consortium working to manage and improve the GTFS/ GTFS-realtime data formats.

Liviu Birjega

Associate - Manager, Intelligent Systems
Pompano Beach, FL

Liviu Birjega
#Associate - Manager, Intelligent Systems# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Data Analytics# #Data Centre# #Commercial# #Office# ## #Design Build# #Mobile Technology# #Transportation# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Smart Cities# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Pompano Beach, Florida, United States of America
www.linkedin.com/in/LiviuBirjega
Honesty and truth is the ultimate sophistication.

Liviu Birjega has over 17 years of extensive involvement in IBI Group – Intelligent Systems division and more than 27 years of experience working in software development, IT and academia. Mr. Birjega provides functional and technical expertise, strategies and leadership in the development of new IBI Group projects and enhancements of existing ones delivering results across multiple verticals and technology platforms to enterprise clients. Monitors technology trends that will impact products in the years to come and recommends suitable new technologies and standards to create strategic prioritization and add higher value to customers. A champion for product quality, specializes in systems architecture, design, development and integration, software development life cycle, user experience complex processes, business analysis and integration.

#North America#
Scott Stewart

Chief Executive Officer
Toronto, ON

Scott Stewart
#Chief Executive Officer# #All# #Board Member# #Engineering# #Executive# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Scott Stewart is Chief Executive Officer of IBI Group Inc. and IBI Group, responsible for providing executive leadership, with a particular focus on operational management and execution. He became Chief Executive Officer in August 2013, but has been with the firm since 1983, initially as a transportation engineer and planner. He led the development of the Intelligence sector of the firm, turning it into a worldwide business with projects and offices around the world.

Mr. Stewart has been active in a number of professional organizations including sitting on the Board of the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) and the Board of ITS Canada where he fulfilled various roles including chair. Mr. Stewart received his Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) degree from the University of Waterloo.

For a full biography of Scott Stewart, click here.

#North America#
Colin Wilson

Director - UK Services Lead, Intelligence
Manchester, UK

Colin Wilson
#Director - UK Services Lead, Intelligence# #All# #Engineering# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #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# ## #UK Regional#
Manchester, United Kingdom, Europe

Colin Wilson is a European Engineer and a Chartered Engineer with a wide range of experience of delivering ITS projects in Europe, North America, Asia and the Caribbean. Specialising in management, procurement and delivery, he has undertaken projects on behalf of public agencies including the European Commission, Highways Agency, Transport for London, and the National Roads Authority and Road Safety Authority in Ireland.

#Europe#
Paul Lavallee

Director | US Sector Lead, Intelligence
Seattle, WA

Paul Lavallee
#Director | US Sector Lead, Intelligence# #All# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Operations# #Project / Programme Management# #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
Seattle, Washington, United States of America

As the US Sector Lead, Intelligence, Paul Lavallee is responsible for overseeing the strategy, growth and development of the company’s new and existing business for IBI Group’s intelligence practice across the US, working closely with Carl-Henry Piel, James Barbosa, and Ritesh Warade who lead the services, solutions and operations subsectors respectively. Bringing over 30 years of experience as part of IBI Group’s intelligence practice, he has helped organizations at all levels effectively integrate technology into city planning, design and operation, and transform how business is conducted today. He is internationally recognized as a transit technology and revenue collection system specialist with specific expertise in bringing together multi-stakeholder teams and delivering high-profile projects.

Paul is a licensed Professional Engineer currently working with thought leaders to help integrate technology into the daily fabric of people’s lives. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Toronto, and a Masters of Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Tony Wai

Associate, Architectural Graduate
Vancouver, BC

Tony Wai
#Associate, Architectural Graduate# #All# #Architecture# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Residential#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Tony Wai has over ten years of experience working on award-winning projects built in cities across Canada. In his studies, he received a Master of Architecture degree at the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Architectural and Visual Studies at the University of Toronto. He specializes in designing functional and efficient buildings, while challenging architectural standards to ensure that each project is unique and conceived through reason and dialog with the context.

Tony designs buildings that address issues at the urban, building, and human scale. His portfolio is rich with different building types from award-winning single family homes to residential high-rises, offices, city halls, hospitals, museums, and community centres.

Tissa De Silva

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

Tissa De Silva
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems# #Airport Taxi Dispatch# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# #Transit Technology# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #BlueiQ# #Industrial# #Water Resources Management# ## #Leader# #Office Lead# #Operations# #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tissa De Silva leads the global practice of Intelligent Systems at airports, seaports and other major transportation environments. He specializes in ITS systems and solutions, including Traffic Management and Traffic Safety Systems on both local and International arenas. He has over 25 years of experience in Advanced Information Technology Systems, including System Architecture, Software, Hardware, Application Design and Solutions. He is a North American expert for the U.S. National ITS Architecture Program and for Volpe Research Center in the U.S.

Real-time control, monitoring, and revenue management systems for transportation networks and Artificial Intelligence-based control and optimization of energy management solutions for “Smart City” water utilities are marquee projects he has directed for clients in Canada and the U.S.

Tissa has worked with Homeland Security in the U.S. on developing cargo container / railcar monitoring and control systems as well as major revenue management systems for transportation management authorities. He has also led multi-million dollar Revenue Management and Monitoring and Control Systems for a variety of transportation clients across the globe.

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