Transport Smart Classes show key buyer side stakeholders how they can deploy the latest digital technology-enabled solutions and best practices to tackle their transport sector challenges (e.g. around congestion, traffic flows, air pollution and emissions, noise, first and last mile mobility, customer experience, cost effectiveness, connecting transport networks, managing and maintaining assets & infrastructure) and deliver a transport system that will allow passengers and citizens to travel efficiently, safely and with minimal impact on the environment.
Delegates include commissioning, procurement, trialling, partnering and policy leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers and planners from progressive city, borough, district and county councils; public and private transport operators/service providers; sub-regional transport bodies, combined authorities, integrated transport authorities and passenger transport executives; DfT and supporting national transport agencies; prime contractors etc.
Core themes range from on-demand transport and MaaS applications, predictive traffic management, smart parking and enforcing CAZs and LEZs, to analysing people movements, new ways of visualising data, connected and autonomous vehicles, intelligent street lighting, real-time transport modelling, and smart ticketing and fare collection.
On October 31st we will be casting a spotlight over London and South East England, hosting our speakers discussions on how the latest digital innovations can help overcome the transport and mobility challenges faced by the capital, its hinterland, burgeoning smart city-regions of the South East and East Anglia (incl. Greater Brighton, Cambridge, MK, Norwich, Oxford, Peterborough, Reading, Portsmouth, Southampton etc), and beyond. Delegates will hear from industry movers, shapers and disruptors during initial rapid-fire thought leadership presentations, before moving on to in-depth consultations with experts and peers during the roundtable discussions. In addition, this Smart Class will feature up to 3 keynote presentations from ITAs, PTEs, major transport operators, agencies or local/combined authorities (senior speakers from TfL, City of London Corporation and Southeastern already confirmed) giving real world insight into their collaborative initiatives and digital journeys to date. This half day in-person event is free to attend for bona fide delegates satisfying our registration criteria.
Our previous Smart Transport events have attracted senior delegates from:
LB Barnet • LB Brent • LB Camden • City of London Corporation • LB Croydon • LB Ealing • Ebbsfleet Development Corporation • Greater London Authority • Royal Borough of Greenwich • LB Hackney • Royal Borough of Kingston • Slough Borough Council • LB Sutton • Westminster City Council • Transport for London • TfL London Buses • TfL Trams • TfL Crossrail 2 • Bedford Borough Council • Birmingham City Council • Blackpool Council • City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council • Buckinghamshire County Council • Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council • Canterbury City Council • Derby City Council • East Sussex County Council • City of Edinburgh Council • Essex County Council • Glasgow City Council • Hampshire County Council • Hertfordshire County Council • Hull City Council • Royal Leamington Spa Town Council • Luton Borough Council • Kent County Council • Milton Keynes Council • North East Combined Authority • North Yorkshire County Council • Nottingham City Council • Perth & Kinross Council • Portsmouth City Council • Renfrewshire Council • Salford City Council • Sheffield City Region • Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council • Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council • Warwickshire County Council • West Berkshire County Council • West Yorkshire Combined Authority • Wirral Borough Council • City of Wolverhampton Council • Worcestershire County Council • Abellio ScotRail • Arriva Rail North • Arriva Southern Counties • Big Green Coach • CalMac Ferries • c2c Rail • First Group • Go Ahead Group • Govia Thameslink Railway • HS2 • HCT Group • National Express • Network Rail • Northern • ScotRail Alliance • SLC Rail • Stagecoach Digital • Stagecoach Group • TransPennine Express • Trenitalia UK • Virgin Trains • West Midlands Trains • Centre for London • Department for Transport • Environment Agency • Highways England • HITRANS • Living Streets • MaaS Scotland • Midland Metro Alliance • Museum of London • SEPA • SEStran • South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive • SPT • Tactran • Transport Focus • Transport for Edinburgh • Transport for Greater Manchester • Transport Scotland • Transport for the North • Transport for West Midlands • Transport Systems Catapult • West Midlands Open Data Forum • AECOM • Audi • Britannia Parking • Capita • Engie • GeoPlace • Jaguar Land Rover • Minicabit • RAC • Royal Sun Alliance • RSMA • Unipart Rail • Birmingham City University • British Standards Institute • Centre for Mobility, Coventry University • Open Data Institute • Transport Institute, University College London • WMG, University of Warwick • Urban Big Data Centre • University of Glasgow • University of York
Previous presentations have addressed:
“The impact of MaaS and CAV on the future of mobility” • “Using crowdsourced mobility data to understand active travel” • “Managing traffic with predictive modelling” • “Smart and integrated ticketing in Scotland – Journey towards implementing the ministerial vision” • “The E-bike revolution – How we can approach innovation that works for people, communities and business” • “‘Tracking the changes’ with WOW – How digital technology has helped deliver one of the biggest ‘smarter travel’ behaviour change programmes in Scotland” • “Delivering autonomous vehicle solutions at high-traffic destinations” • “How open data and collaboration can help to deliver growth in the bus industry” • “How to effectively manage and enforce clean air and low emission zones with virtual permits and digital ANPR” • “Developing MaaS for Greater Manchester” • “Ticketing, payment and information solutions in West Yorkshire – case studies and lessons learnt” • “Cross industry collaboration to enable smarter travel in the North” • “The importance of user engagement in the MaaS industry” • “Harnessing data and technology to enhance asset management” • “How recent advances in machine learning can revolutionise transport network data collection and UTMC” • “RTPI – so much more than a 3 line display” • “Avoiding data lock-in” • “MaaS and TfWM’s commercial mobility as a service initiative” • “CAV testbeds” • “Creating a commuter shared transport network via incentivised car pooling” • “Demand responsive transport: Bus pooling and flexible shuttle services for municipalities” • “Future of taxi/ride sharing” • “Smarter travel: What does it mean to the user?” • “Improving trust in public transport operators with smart ticketing and contactless travel” • “Automatic delay repay: solutions to provide customers with automatic compensation during times of disruption” • “How crowdsourced travel behaviour data can help local authorities and transport professionals” • “Solving last mile transport problems with non-docking bike sharing services” • “Innovation through digital partnerships and TfL open data” • “Mobility on demand – Smart transport solutions for the city” • “Smart journey planning through citizen-sourced data” • “Using beacon and smartphone technology to help the visually impaired navigate the tube” etc.
Testimonials and feedback:
“It was a pleasure to contribute to this very well organised event. Great format!” – Head of Innovation, Transport for Greater Manchester • “It was great to collaborate with others on how open data can help a city” – Head of Commercial Innovation, Transport for London • “The format worked well, and a good choice of topics in the right level of detail” – Senior Consultant & Rail Subject Matter Expert, Transport for the North • “An excellent event with a range of interesting subjects covered. The half day format is ideal”, Ticketing Commercial Officer, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport • “It was a pleasure to speak, the other presentations were really informative, so I learned a lot. The attendees were really engaged and there were some great discussions in the roundtables” – Insights lead, Transport Focus • “I found the afternoon very helpful; a carefully curated audience, very well managed, and a warm friendly organisation to work with” – Ex-Head of Digital Transformation & Transport Data Policy, Department for Transport • “Well organised, great location and good brand of delegates” – Contract Manager, Birmingham City Council • “A very useful event, well worth the time spent. All the presentations and roundtables were valuable” – Group Leader Transport Projects, Blackpool Council • “Very interesting, looking forward to attending again” – Digital Program Manager, Canterbury City Council • “Really enjoyed the session and look forward to attending future events, well done!” – Senior Strategic Transportation Officer, City of London Corporation • “The morning was very good! The speakers were excellent and the roundtable speed dating style discussion sessions were also really useful” – City Centre Programme Manager, City of Edinburgh Council • “Very well organised and run” – Strategic Lead Commissioner, LB Barnet • “A very interesting morning, good to hear what else is going on and to meet such a varied group of people” – Travel & Transport Planning Officer, Croydon Council • “Very positive and informative session” – Transport Development Manager, LB Ealing • “Going back to Luton to sell the ideas to my colleagues!” – Strategic Policy Advisor, Luton Council • “Thank you for organising. Presentations and roundtables were excellent” – Specialist Transport Planner, North East Combined Authority • “Excellent event”, Technology & Change Business Partner, North Yorkshire County Council • “Excellent event, very informative and easy to delve into each area further” – Public Transport Operations Team Leader, Nottingham City Council • “Outstanding! Great speakers and presentations from the businesses and I look forward to applying the concepts from the ideas shared at the event in my future endeavours as well as sharing with Portsmouth CC” – ITS Planner, Portsmouth City Council • “Thanks again for organising the excellent event last week – the mix of speakers and delegates was absolutely superb, and the talks were incredibly informative all round” – Smart Perth Project Coordinator, Perth & Kinross Council • “First one for me, very impressed!” – Head of Transport and Highways, Slough Borough Council • “The morning was both informative and enjoyable. I learned a lot and hopefully contributed in the roundtables. The opportunity to network is very important and the ambiance of the venue made it a perfect location to meet and mix” – Commissioner for Road Safety, Westminster City Council • “Love the structure of 10 minute talks – gets rid of the uninteresting info and keeps the attention – then the opportunity to speak with them all afterwards. Excellent event” – Parking & Traffic Control Management, Warwickshire County Council • “Really enjoyed the event – great opportunity to see real examples of tech in use and ask the daft questions” – Head of Strategic Infrastructure and Economy, Worcestershire County Council • “I attend a fair few industry events as you might expect and this was certainly one of the best ones I’ve been to” – Head of Commercial Management, Railway Operations, HS2 • “A very useful session” – Smart & Integrated Ticketing Manager, CalMac Ferries • “A very interesting event” – Data & Market Analyst, Stagecoach UK Bus Research Team• “Found the event very worthwhile and would value attending further events in the future” – Chief Executive, Highways Term Maintenance Association • “The roundtable segment encouraged really dynamic discussion between experts and novices” – Innovation Manager, WMG, University of Warwick • “An enjoyable event and we had several very interesting discussions. It sounds like we might get some concrete outcomes in the near future” – Senior Researcher & Lecturer in Transport Studies, Urban Big Data Centre/University of Glasgow • “Very well organised and delighted with the feedback from such an attentive and informed audience. A great format and a pleasure to meet the delegates and discuss some of their own smart city challenges” – Managing Director, Imperial Civil Enforcement Solutions • “Great event and superb networking opportunity” – Strategy and Business Development, Transformation and Bid Management, Imperial Civil Enforcement Solutions • “We’re still getting approaches from attendees of the event. You managed to find a really engaged audience. Hats off to you!” – COO, TravelAI • “Thanks once again for the event – it was very well run and we got a lot from it” – UK Operations Director, Ofo • “An excellent format to engage with innovative companies and delegates. The roundtables in particular were really useful” – Managing Director, DriveNow UK
“Strategic Approaches to Smart Mobility: Walking Towards a Smarter City” – There’s a lot of talk about smart mobility and how it might change how people travel and how city streets look and feel. This keynote will consider how the smartest approach is to focus on the needs of people walking, and how emerging technologies can help deliver Healthy Streets.
- Bruce McVean
“How to Effectively Manage and Enforce Clean Air and Low Emission Zones with Virtual Permits and Digital ANPR” – A recent UN pollution report found that air in 44 UK cities and towns is too dangerous to breathe and estimated over 40,000 premature deaths per year from road polluted air. Imperial and Videalert demonstrate that the move towards managing air quality needn’t be a giant leap into the unknown and can be achieved by simply utilising proven technologies in a way that will make a very real difference to the quality of life in our cities and towns.
- Tim Daniels
, Mandy Watson
“DRT for London and Dynamic Demand Led Bus Service Planning: Maximising the Opportunities Provided by Technology” – We live in an era where technology is moving significantly faster than legislation and that in the transport sector, we as innovators and policy makers have the opportunity to shape the future of transport and its regulations. In this keynote presentation, Shane will be sharing the thoughts of TfL on the modelling for demand led dynamic service planning and get likeminded professionals to think about the opportunities emerging technologies can provide to improve the public transport experience. Whilst most are familiar with the concept of ‘Demand Responsive Buses’, Shane will explore what this could mean for buses in London. There are lots of global for profit organisations that see opportunity in this area in London, particularly in the multi-occupancy space between taxi and bus. Will we see Technology and Database experts teaming with traditional transport companies to provide services? If so, what does this mean for Transport Authorities and operations such as London Buses?
- Shane Hymers
“National Rail’s Transition to Digital Ticketing – Historical Challenges and Future Opportunities” – 80 per cent of rail journeys are still made using magnetic stripe tickets, a technology that was first introduced into the rail industry 35 years ago. Working in partnership with government, train operators are actively working to digitise ticketing and simplify rail fares. Historically, progress with new forms of ticketing has been slow, and alternatives to magnetic stripe ticketing have not proved as successful as schemes such as Transport for London’s Oyster. Three interrelated initiatives are aiming to address this challenge – the Department for Transport’s Smart Ticketing on National Rail programme; the Rail Delivery Group’s Fares Reform consultation; and the joint RDG/DfT Future Connected Ticketing project.
- John Backway
“Improving Mobility Operations and Services through Data Products” – From external data sharing to real-time dashboard of indicators, OpenDataSoft Platforms provide an array of solutions for improving mobility operations and services. This talk will highlight concrete use cases in which clients and partners have harnessed the power of data catalogues and data visualisations to facilitate existing processes and trigger innovations. As transport projects are increasingly multipartite, easily accessing, sharing and exploring data becomes the most powerful tool to develop new services and better manage operations.
- Philippe Vaillant
“The Future of Incentivised Mobility – How to Incentivise Smart City Initiatives through Tokenised Reward Structures” – Many cities are feeling the infrastructural strains that have been associated with growing populations and civilizations throughout history. Cube are looking at ways to incentivise behaviour that are in line with City initiatives and in the interests of raising the quality of life for the Cities’ inhabitants. A major part of this focus is on transport and mobility solutions, and how we can utilise the resources we have in a more efficient way.
- Robert Cooke
“Delivering Autonomous Vehicle Solutions at High-Traffic Destinations” – High-traffic destinations such as airports, business parks, shopping centres and hospitals have an increasing need to move people, freight and vehicles around their campuses. This presentation explains how autonomy can meet the needs of high-traffic destinations, how Conigital is working on solutions through UK Government-funded projects and how the customer experience may change in the future. Accessibility options will also be addressed.
- Monique Seth
- 8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast
- 9:00 am - 9:20 am Introduction and Opening Keynote
- 9:20 am - 10:20 am Expert Presentations
- 10:20 am - 10:35 am Keynote Speaker 2
- 10:35 am - 12:15 pm Roundtable Discussions and Consultations
- 12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Keynote Speaker 3
- 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Close, Networking and Buffet Lunch