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 to travel efficiently, safely and with minimal impact on the environment. Delegates include commissioning, procurement, trialling and partnering 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, it’s 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 interactive event is free to attend for bona fide delegates satisfying our registration criteria.
Our previous Smart Transport events have attracted senior delegates from:
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Testimonials and feedback:
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)
“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.
“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.
“Mind Over Mode Shift – 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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
- 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