TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 2020

Sponsored by
Padam Mobility


Event update with regards to Covid-19: In compliance with current government regulations, this Smart Class will be hosted in a Covid-Secure environment for a maximum of 30 participants. We have conducted a site inspection and confirm that our venue will be strictly following official health guidelines and has put in place a comprehensive range of precautions including: temperature checks on arrival; extra sanitiser dispensers on tables and throughout the building; enhanced cleaning schedules with extra staff constantly disinfecting high volume areas; multiple laminated posters in place in all public areas emphasising the importance of personal hygiene and handwashing; public areas marked to assist visitors adhering to social distancing regulations; venue staff with access to PPE and fully trained on revised health and safety measures etc. With regards to the catering (breakfast, lunch and drinks also being included on the day at no charge), table service will replace self-service and, for the roundtable sessions and networking, we’re even offering delegates use of full face eye cover visor shields! Given the reduced number of attendees permitted at this edition, we urge qualifying stakeholders to register for their free delegate place as soon as possible via the form at the bottom of this page.     

TRANSPORT Smart Classes show key buyer side stakeholders how they can deploy the latest digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies 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.

Qualifying delegates include commissioning, procurement, trialling, partnering and policy leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers and planners from progressive city, borough, metropolitan, 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, EVs and e-mobility, predictive traffic management, journey time monitoring, 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, smart ticketing and fare collection, and ITS in a Covid and post-Covid world.

On 13th October 2020 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 (e.g. 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 giving real world insight into their collaborative initiatives, digital journeys and adoptions of emerging, transformative technologies. 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 Corp • Greater London Authority • Royal Borough of Greenwich • LB Hackney • LB Hammersmith & Fulham • LB Haringey • Islington Council • Royal Borough of Kingston • LB Newham • LB Richmond-upon-Thames • Slough Borough Council • LB Sutton • Thames Estuary Partnership • Thurrock Council • LB Wandsworth • Westminster City Council • Transport for London • TfL London Buses • TfL Trams • TfL Crossrail 2 • Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council • Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council • Bedford Borough Council • Birmingham City Council • Blackpool Council • City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council • Bristol City Council • Bristol is Open • Bristol City Operations Centre • Buckinghamshire County Council • Caerphilly County Borough Council • Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council • Cambridgeshire County Council • Canterbury City Council • Cardiff Capital Region City Deal • Cardiff Council • Cheltenham Borough Council • Coventry City Council • Derby City Council • Derbyshire County Council • Devon County Council • Dorset Council UK • Dundee City Council • East Sussex County Council • City of Edinburgh Council • Essex County Council • Exeter City Council • Exeter City Futures • Falkirk Council • Glasgow City Council • Gloucestershire County Council • Hampshire County Council • Harrogate Borough Council • Hertfordshire County Council • Hull City Council • Royal Leamington Spa Town Council • Leeds City Council • Leicester City Council • Leicestershire County Council • Luton Borough Council • Kent County Council • Milton Keynes Council • Monmouthshire County Council • Neath Port Talbot Council • Newport City Council • Northamptonshire County Council • North East Combined Authority • North Somerset Council • North Yorkshire County Council • Nottingham City Council • Oxfordshire County Council • Perth & Kinross Council • Plymouth City Council • Portsmouth City Council • Reading Borough Council • Renfrewshire Council • Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council • Salford City Council • Sheffield City Region • Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council • South Gloucestershire County Council • Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council • City and County of Swansea Council • Swindon Borough Council • Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council • Warwick District Council • Warwickshire County Council • West Berkshire County Council • West Midlands Combined Authority • West Yorkshire Combined Authority • Wiltshire Council • Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council • Wokingham Borough Council • City of Wolverhampton Council • Worcestershire County Council • Abellio ScotRail • Arriva Rail North • Arriva Southern Counties • Arriva UK Bus • Arriva UK Trains • Big Green Coach • Brighton & Hove Buses • Bristol Airport • CalMac Ferries • c2c Rail • Derbyshire Community Transport • FirstGroup • First UK Bus • Go-Ahead Group • Govia Thameslink Railway • Great Western Railway • HCT Group • HS2 • Merseytravel • Metrobus • National Express Group • Network Rail • Northern • Rail Delivery Group • ScotRail Alliance • SLC Rail • Southeastern Railway • South Western Railway • Spirit of Sussex Coaches • Stagecoach Digital • Stagecoach Group • TransPennine Express • Trenitalia UK • Virgin Trains • West Midlands Trains • CoMoUK • Connected Places Catapult • Data Mill North • Department for Transport • Energy Saving Trust • Environment Agency • Highways England • HITRANS • Innovate UK • KTN • Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership • Living Streets • MaaS Scotland • Midlands Connect • Midland Metro Alliance • Museum of London • North Bristol SusCom • North Wales EAB • Public Health England • Roads Collaboration Programme • Satellite Applications Catapult • Scottish Accessible Transport Alliance • Scottish Cities Alliance • Scottish Government • Scottish Parliament • SEPA • SEStran • Smart Cities Scotland • South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive • SPT • Sustainability West Midlands • Sustrans • Tactran • Transport Focus • Transport for Edinburgh • Transport for Greater Manchester • Transport Scotland • Transport for the North • Transport for the South East • Transport for Wales • Transport for West Midlands • Transport Systems Catapult • Traveline Cymru • Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive/Nexus • Welsh Government • West Midlands Open Data Forum • West Yorkshire Safer Roads Executive Group • AECOM • Amey Consulting • APCOA Parking • Arcadis • Arup • Atkins • Audi • BEAR Scotland • Britannia Parking • BWB Consulting • Capita • Chorley Group EV • Connect Plus Services • Engie • GeoPlace • Jacobs • Jaguar Land Rover • Kier Highways • Minicabit • Mode Transport Planning • Mott MacDonald • NCP • NHS • NRP • RAC • Ringway • Rodgers Leask • Royal Sun Alliance • RSMA • Skanska • Stantec • SWECO • SYSTRA • Vectos • Witteveen+Bos • WSP • Unipart Rail • Urban Foresight • Birmingham City University • University of Birmingham • British Standards Institute • Centre for Connected Autonomous Vehicles/BEIS • Centre for Mobility, Coventry University • Cenex • CENSIS • Centre for London • Confederation of Passenger Transport • Energy Saving Trust • The Green Party • Open Data Institute • Scottish Motor Trade Association • Transport Institute, University College London • WMG, University of Warwick • Urban Big Data Centre • University of Glasgow • University of West England • University of York

Previous presentations have addressed:

“Improving the use of data in transport” • “Dynamic demand responsive transport – Best practices in shared mobility for lower density areas” • “Revolutionising data collection and traffic optimisation using AI” • “How to effectively manage and improve clean air scenarios through enforcement” • “Towards an inclusive zero carbon transport system – Developing the future West Midlands transport strategy” • “Using intelligent infrastructure initiatives to deliver transport objectives” • “The importance of passenger data in MaaS” • “Hubbing our mobility” • “Smart connectivity and mobility for inclusive and sustainable cities” • “Future mobility strategies: Better data, behaviour change and better insights” • “Taking MaaS to the next level” • “Developing an electric vehicle charging infrastructure network” • “Improving the public transport customer proposition with smarter data” • “The role of smart mobility in delivering a transport strategy for the South East” • “Transport innovation in Milton Keynes – The future’s here!” • “Using smart roads to keep Leeds moving” • “Applying big data to transport analysis across Wales” • “AI for accessibility” • “How journey time monitoring is evolving with crowdsourced data” • “How to effectively manage and enforce clean air zones and low emission zones with virtual permits and digital ANPR” • “Whole city transformation” • “Improving traffic insights with artificial intelligence” • “The role of DRT in supporting the public transport network and initiating behavioural change” • “Using data and developing partnerships to tackle congestion” • “The end-to-end journey – Planning for autonomous vehicles on the strategic road network” • “How digital tools can advance knowledge of active travel” • “How to deliver business benefit, solve public sector challenges and create social value through transport data sharing” • “Open passenger data and smart city mobility” • “The intelligent commuter transport network” • “The evolution of digital interventions for travel behaviour change” • “The future of incentivised mobility – How to incentivise smart city initiatives through tokenised reward structures” • “Delivering autonomous vehicle solutions at high-traffic destinations” • “Transport innovation in London” • “DRT for London and dynamic demand led bus service planning: Maximizing the opportunities provided by technology” • “Flexible models for demand responsive transport in Wales! • “Strategic approaches to smart mobility: Walking towards a smarter city” • “Improving mobility operations and services through data sharing, data catalogues and data visualisations” • “National Rail’s transition to digital ticketing – Historical challenges and future opportunities” • “Dundee – Electrifying a city!” • “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” • “How open data and collaboration can help to deliver growth in the bus industry” • “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” • “Driving forward innovation and transparency with public sector data” • “Enabling hyper-local air quality monitoring with emerging technologies” • “Transport challenges and solutions in North Wales – taking advantage of technology and natural resources across the region” • “Smart Cardiff – smart corridors, smart city roadmap, smart transport vision & initiatives” etc.

Testimonials and feedback:

“It was great to collaborate with others on how open data can help a city…Really enjoyed it, well done!”
Head of Commercial Innovation, Transport for London

“The Smart Class I attended was extremely beneficial. I went along to present information but came away with so much more, owing to being in a room full of like-minded individuals for various different organisations trying to achieve similar goals. The event was well structured and extremely informative. I would highly recommend”
Principal Bus Policy Planner, Transport for London

“A fantastic event. I learnt a lot from the innovators and keynote speakers, very insightful roundtable discussions and great networking opportunity”
Chair, Thames Estuary Partnership

“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

“Very well organised and run”/“Excellent event, very informative and useful”
Strategic Lead Commissioner/Transport and Regeneration Manager, LB Barnet

“A really great bunch of people and stimulating presentations. Found the morning really useful and am following up with several people already!”
Travel & Transport Planning Officer, Croydon Council

“Very positive and informative session”
Transport Development Manager, LB Ealing

“Useful to hear what another authority was doing”
Group Manager Transport Strategy, Hertfordshire County Council

“Going back to Luton to sell the ideas to my colleagues!”
Strategic Policy Advisor, Luton Council

“First one for me, very impressed!”
Head of Transport and Highways, Slough Borough Council

“Excellent event – and good, pacey, interactive format. Well done and thank you”
Councillor, Lead Member Highways and Transport, West Berkshire 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

“It was great to get the opportunity to attend and reassuring to see how active we are in so many of the areas of discussion. Exciting times!”
Innovation Lead for Bus at Go-Ahead Group PLC/Head of Innovation and Strategy Brighton & Hove Buses|Metrobus|Spirit of Sussex Coaches

“Great event, many thanks to you and the speakers”
Principal Consultant – Smart Cities, Communities & Internet of Things, British Standards Institute

“It was a pleasure to be part of the Smart Class today together with TfL, Transport for the South East, Milton Keynes Council and other innovators in the space. Format works so well!”
CEO & Founder, CityMaaS (Innovation Sponsor)

“We’re still getting approaches from attendees of the event. You managed to find a really engaged audience. Hats off to you!”
COO, TravelAI (Innovation Sponsor)

“Great Transport Smart Class! Really interesting talks and a really productive day!”
Head of Partnerships, Cube Intelligence (Innovation Sponsor)

Full collection of testimonials and feedback


“Connecting People, Transforming Journeys” – In looking to shape the future of our transport system we have a moment in time that empowers us to choose the way forward. The connectivity that our transport system provides lies at the heart of enabling people to realise their potential and businesses being successful. In recent years we’ve seen a number of trends that challenge received wisdoms about the future of transport. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated many of those trends.  What it has also done is create the opportunity for us to choose the way forward. England’s Economic Heartland has recently concluded the consultation on its draft Transport Strategy: a strategy that sets out a 30-year vision for the region’s transport system. In this opening keynote, Martin Tugwell – EEH’s Programme Director and President of the CIHT – will share the philosophy underpinning the strategy and set out how it will be implemented.

- Martin Tugwell

“Dynamic Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) – Best Practices in Shared Mobility for Lower Density Areas” – Public transit can be a challenge where demand is scarce. Dynamic Demand Responsive Transport streamlines mass-transit systems by matching service levels more closely to that demand. Lowering operational costs, easier access to transportation, reducing environmental impacts: when territories need to address some of these challenges, an intelligent DRT solution can provide the answer. This presentation from Padam Mobility will demonstrate how it has drastically improved the situation in territories at various stages of deployment.

- David Carnero

“Mind Over Mode Shift – MaaS and the Future of Public Transport in Kent” – In this keynote, Jacqui Elliott – Kent County Council’s Mobility as a Service led Low Emission Strategy lead – will outline the introduction of MaaS to Ebbsfleet with Fastrack BRT and trains at its core; Demand Responsive Transport schemes in Kent; the Opp Charger Electric bus fleet for Fastrack; and plans for trialing Autonomous Electric shuttles on Fastrack.

- Jacqui Elliott

“Revolutionising Accessible Living through AI and Data with Personalised Products and Services” – Technology is merely a tool that will increasingly be used to tackle the most meaningful problems in our society. In this presentation, CityMaaS’ Co-founder and CEO will explain how combining this with user-centric design is key to successful products that can create positive social impact such as accessible travel – one of the major obstacles to independent lives. To tackle both online and real world location accessibility, we need to create a community that can help each other to overcome daily obstacles. CityMaaS is one of the UK’s leading start-ups in this ecosystem with the vision to provide personalised digital and travel experience using AI and crowd-sourced data.

- Rene Perkins

“Be More than a Passing Destination – Build a Community and Trigger Behavioural Change with Clean Energy Producing Pavements” – With cleantech playing a key role in the building of new transport hubs, stations are under pressure to become smarter and more sustainable places for their visitors. This presentation will discuss how kinetic clean energy generating technology can be used to make visitors, more specifically their footsteps, part of the solution. Using Pavegen will influence behavioural change, increase wellbeing, help raise awareness on key sustainability issues and boost community engagement. The tiles also offer a digital benefit through a platform that rewards visitors for their engagement. This can range from redeeming points instore or donating to a local charity enhancing the retail experience. Through revolutionary yet accessible kinetic technology, train stations & public destinations can capitalise on high footfall, allowing visitors to authentically contribute to a cleaner, greener world all through the simple act of a footstep.

- Laurence Kemball-Cook

“Town Centres and the Suburban Renaissance – Possibilities, Pitfalls and Potential Innovation” – With 350,000 residents living within 87 square kilometres, Barnet is London’s largest borough by population. In this keynote, Philip Hoare, Barnet’s Head of Parking & Infrastructure and Environment Lead for Town Centres Recovery, explores initial COVID-19 responses and initiatives to revive and secure town centres. Philip highlights the benefits of suburbs experiencing increased activity, the risks associated with more vehicles and the importance of retaining and growing independent high streets. He also emphasises how infrastructure investments centred around radial links are leading to potential over-capacity in the city centre vs paucity of provision in the suburbs. With additional input from civil enforcement expert, Nigel Coltman, Philip’s presentation will also explain why recovery must support a borough’s long term transport and environment strategy and addresses the shifts in technology requirements including cashless payments becoming the norm, emissions based charging, an increased emphasis and public acceptance of CCTV and appropriate uses of ANPR technology.

- Philip Hoare, Nigel Coltman


  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am Introduction and Opening Keynote
  • 9:30 am - 9:50 am Innovator Expert Presentation 1
  • 9:50 am - 10:20 am Keynote Speaker 2
  • 10:20 am - 10:40 am Innovator Expert Presentation 2
  • 10:40 am - 10:50 am Teas and Coffees
  • 10:50 am - 11:10 am Keynote Speaker 3
  • 11:10 am - 11:30 am Innovator Expert Presentation 3
  • 11:30 am - 12:50 pm Roundtable Discussions and Consultations (with Lunch served around 12:30pm to delegates at tables).
  • 12:50 pm - 1:30 pm Close and Lunch Networking

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Supported by
England's Economic Heartland (EEH)
Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT)
Kent County Council
London Borough of Barnet

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