Prodyut Dutt | Chief Development Officer
Land Public Transport Commission, Malaysia (SPAD) | Malaysia

Prodyut Dutt, Chief Development Officer, Land Public Transport Commission, Malaysia (SPAD)

Dr. Prodyut Dutt is the Chief Development Officer of SPAD. He has over 30 years of experience in the transportation sector both nationally and internationally. He served for 20 years in the Malaysian Government initially as Assistant Director, Highway Planning Unit in Ministry of Works, then as Principal Assistant Secretary, Land Transport Division and Maritime Transport Division in the Ministry of Transport and finally as Deputy Under-Secretary, Economics Division in the Ministry of Finance. He then worked 11 years in the Asian Development Bank (ADB) where his final position was as Head Infrastructure Group in ADB’s India office responsible for all of ADB’s transport and energy sector projects in India. He has a B. Eng. (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Malaya in Malaysia, an M.Sc. (Distinction) degree in Transport from Imperial College London, United Kingdom and a Ph.D. in Transportation degree from MIT in Cambridge, USA.


Day Two @ 09:30

Keynote Panel: Towards long-term sustainability of railway operations

  •     How can modern metros ensure financial sustainability and sufficient funds for asset upgrade and renewal?
  •     As labour costs increase, how can rail operators offset rising costs with revenue growth and increased productivity?
  •     How can rail authorities and operators work more closely together in ensuring long-term financial and quality sustainability?
  •     Building ‘liveable’ communities: Building railways that connect with and complement the urban development of a city 

Day Two @ 11:30

Enhancing passenger mobility with big data

  •     How can different modes of public transportation be seamlessly integrated to provide smoother commuter journeys? 
  •     Providing developers free access to public transport data to create useful apps for passengers 
  •     Future outlook: How can transport authorities utilise big data to develop a smart transport system? 

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