TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 2023

Sponsored by
Brightly Software
Marston Holdings
Vortex IoT


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, programme managers and planners from local authorities (e.g. city, borough, metropolitan, district and county councils); public transport operators; regional transport partnerships, sub-regional transport bodies, combined authorities, integrated transport authorities and passenger transport executives; highways authorities and road operators; government and supporting national transport agencies; fleet operators, parking operators, prime contractors etc.

Core themes range from on-demand transport and MaaS applications, EVs and e-mobility, micro mobility, predictive traffic management, journey time monitoring, smart parking and enforcing CAZs and LEZs, to active travel and behavioural change, 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 Tuesday 17th October 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, Colchester, Guildford, High Wycombe, Ipswich, Luton, MK, Norwich, Oxford, Reading, Portsmouth, Slough, Southampton, Southend, Watford 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.

TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 2023 takes place at Greencoat Place Conference Centre, London, and follows on from highly acclaimed 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 editions (also all hosted in London). This half day in-person event is free to attend for bona fide delegates satisfying our registration criteria.

Our previous Transport Smart Classes 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 • LB Hounslow • Islington Council • Royal Borough of Kingston • LB Lambeth • LB Lewisham • LB Newham • LB Redbridge • LB Richmond-upon-Thames • Slough Borough Council • LB Sutton • LB Tower Hamlets • London Councils • Thames Estuary Partnership • Thurrock Council • LB Wandsworth • Westminster City Council • Aberdeen City Council • Aberdeenshire Council • Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council • Ards and North Down Borough Council • Armagh City Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council • Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council • Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council • Bath and North East Somerset Council • BCP Council • Bedford Borough Council • Belfast City Council • Birmingham City Council • Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council • Blackpool Council • Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council • Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council • City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council • Bracknell Forest Council • Brighton & Hove City Council • Bristol City Council • Bristol is Open • Bristol City Operations Centre • Buckinghamshire Council • Caerphilly County Borough Council • Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council • Cambridge City Council • Cambridgeshire County Council • Greater Cambridge Partnership • Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority • Canterbury City Council • Cardiff Capital Region/CCR City Deal • Cardiff Council • Carlisle City Council • Cavan County Council • Central Bedfordshire Council • Cheltenham Borough Council • Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council • Copeland Borough Council • Cotswold District Council • Coventry City Council • Cumberland Council • Cyngor Gwynedd Council • Denbighshire County Council • Derby City Council • Derbyshire County Council • Devon County Council • Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council • Dorset Council • Dumfries & Galloway Council • Dundee City Council • East Dunbartonshire Council • East Riding of Yorkshire Council • East Sussex County Council • The City of Edinburgh Council • Essex County Council • Exeter City Council • Exeter City Futures • Falkirk Council • Fife Council • Forest of Dean District Council • Glasgow City Council • Gloucestershire County Council • Greater Manchester Combined Authority • Halton Borough Council • Hampshire County Council • Harrogate Borough Council • Herefordshire Council • Hertfordshire County Council • The Highland Council • Hull City Council • Isle of Wight Council • Kent County Council • Kirklees Council • Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council • Lancashire County Council • Royal Leamington Spa Town Council • Leeds City Council • Leicester City Council • Leicestershire County Council • Liverpool City Region Combined Authority • Luton Borough Council • Manchester City Council • Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council • Mid and East Antrim Borough Council • Midlothian Council • Milton Keynes Council • Monmouthshire County Council • Moray Council • Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council • Newport City Council • Norfolk County Council • Northamptonshire County Council • North Ayrshire Council • North East Combined Authority • North Lanarkshire Council • North Norfolk District Council • North Somerset Council • Northumberland County Council • North Yorkshire County Council • Nottingham City Council • Nottinghamshire County Council • Oldham Council • Oxford City Council • Oxfordshire County Council • Perth & Kinross Council • Peterborough City Council • Plymouth City Council • Portsmouth City Council • Powys County Council • Reading Borough Council • Renfrewshire Council • Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council • Salford City Council • Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council • Scottish Borders Council • Sheffield City Council • Sheffield City Region • Shetland Islands Council • Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council • Somerset County Council • South Gloucestershire Council • South Hams District Council • South Somerset District Council • South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority • Staffordshire County Council • Stirling Council • Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council • Surrey County Council • City and County of Swansea Council • Swindon Borough Council • Tees Valley Combined Authority • Torfaen County Borough Council • Trafford Metropolitan District Council • Vale of Glamorgan Council • Wakefield Metropolitan District Council • Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council • Warrington Borough Council • Warwick District Council • Warwickshire County Council • West Berkshire County Council • West Devon Borough Council • West Midlands Combined Authority • West of England Combined Authority • West Oxfordshire District Council • West Sussex County Council • West Yorkshire Combined Authority • Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council • Wiltshire Council • Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council • Wokingham Borough Council • City of Wolverhampton Council • Worcestershire County Council • Wrexham County Borough Council • City of York Council • Abellio ScotRail • Aircoach • Airporter • Arriva Group • Arriva Rail North • Arriva Southern Counties • Arriva UK Bus • Arriva UK Trains • Arriva Buses Rhyl • Big Green Coach • Black Country Transport • Brighton & Hove Buses • Bristol Airport • CalMac Ferries • c2c Rail • CDM Community Transport • Derbyshire Community Transport • Easilink Community Transport • Enterprise Car Club • Fermanagh Community Transport • FirstGroup • First UK Bus • Go-Ahead Group • Govia Thameslink Railway • Great Western Railway • HCT Group • Heathrow Airport • HS2 • KenEx Tramway Project • Lothian Buses • McGill’s Buses • Merseytravel • Metrobus • National Express Group • Network Rail • Northern • Nottingham City Transport • Rail Delivery Group • ScotRail Alliance • SLC Rail • South Ayrshire Community Transport • South East Dorset Community Accessible Transport • Southeastern Railway • South Western Railway • Spirit of Sussex Coaches • Stagecoach Bus • Stagecoach Digital • Stagecoach Group • Stagecoach South Wales • TfL London Buses • TfL Trams • TfL Crossrail 2 • Thames Gateway Tramlink • Translink • TransPennine Express • Trenitalia UK • Virgin Trains • West Midlands Trains • Active Gloucestershire • Awel Aman Tawe • Belfast Maritime Consortium • CoMoUK • Connected Places Catapult • Cycling Scotland • Data Mill North • Department for Transport • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities • England’s Economic Heartland • Environment Agency • Highways England • HITRANS • Inclusive Mobility & Transport Advisory Committee • Innovate UK • Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful • KTN • Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership • Living Streets • Lower Thames Crossing • MaaS Scotland • Midlands Connect • Midlands Engine • Midland Metro Alliance • Midlothian Disability Access Panel • Ministry of Defence • Museum of London • National Highways • National Transport Authority • North Bristol SusCom • North Wales EAB • Office of the Scottish Road Works Commissioner • One Trafford Partnership • Oxford to Cambridge Arc Leadership Group • Peterborough Environment City Trust • Public Health England • Roads Collaboration Programme • The Rail Innovation Group • Satellite Applications Catapult • Scottish Accessible Transport Alliance • Scottish Cities Alliance • Scottish Government • Scottish Parliament • SEPA • SEStran • Smart Cities Scotland • Solent Transport • South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive • Strathclyde Partnership for Transport • Strategic Investment Board at NI Executive • Sustainable Northern Ireland • Sustainability West Midlands • Sustrans • Sustrans Cymru • Sustrans Northern Ireland • Sustrans Scotland • SWestrans • Tactran • Transport East • Transport Focus • Transport for Edinburgh • Transport for Greater Manchester • Transport for London • Transport North East • 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 • Ulster Transport Museum • Welsh Government • West Midlands Open Data Forum • Western Gateway • West Yorkshire Safer Roads Executive Group • Yorcard • ZetTrans • 31ten Consulting • AECOM • Amey Consulting • APCOA Parking • Arcadis • Arup • Atkins • Audi • Balfour Beatty Vinci • BEAR Scotland • Britannia Parking • • BWB Consulting • CampbellReith • Capita • Chorley Group EV • Connect Plus Services • Costain • DBFL Consulting • Engie • GeoPlace • Go Travel • Griffiths • Highgate Transportation • Integrated Transport Planning • Jacobs • Jaguar Land Rover • Kier Highways • K McShane • Meinhardt UK • Minicabit • MM Transport Planning • MobiHub • Mode Transport Planning • Momentum Transport • Mott MacDonald • NCP • NHS • Norman Rourke Pryme • Parsons • Paul Basham Associates • Pell Frischmann • Project Centre • RAC • Rappor Consultants • Ringway • Rodgers Leask • Royal Haskoning DHV • Royal Sun Alliance • RPS Group • RSMA • S82 Consulting • Skanska • Smart Transport Hub • Stantec • Steer • SWECO • SYSTRA • Transporting Cities • Transport Planning Associates • Turner & Townsend • Vectos • Waterman Aspen • Witteveen+Bos • Wood • Wrightbus • WSP • Unipart Rail • Urban Foresight • ATCO • Birmingham City University • University of Birmingham • British Parking Association • British Standards Institute • Bus & Coach NI • Bus Rapid Transit UK • Cardiff University • Centre for Connected Autonomous Vehicles/BEIS • Centre for Mobility, Coventry University • Cenex • CENSIS • Centre for London • Changeworks UK • CIHT • CILT • City-REDI, University of Birmingham • Community Transport Association • Confederation of Passenger Transport • Edinburgh Napier Transport Research Institute • Energy Saving Trust • The Green Party • IET • ITSO • ITS UK Data Forum • Local Government Association • Logistics UK • Northern Ireland Environment Link • Nottingham Trent University • Open Data Institute • Queens University Belfast • Road Haulage Association • RTPI • Scottish Enterprise • Scotland’s Towns Partnership • Scottish Motor Trade Association • Scottish Power • South of Scotland Enterprise • SSE Energy • Technology Scotland • The Scotsman • Transform Scotland • Transport Institute, University College London • Transport Planning Society • UKTram • Unitary Councils’ Network • University of Bath • Urban Big Data Centre, University of Glasgow • University of Leeds • University of Salford • University of Sheffield • University of Stirling • University of Surrey • Ulster University • WMG, University of Warwick • University of the West England • University of Wolverhampton • University of York

Previous presentations have addressed:

“Digital innovations continue to help deliver Scotland’s vision for transport” • “Future mobility – Go big or go home!” •  “Edinburgh’s ‘Circulation Plan’ – A framework for allocating street-space” • “Utilising data and digitalisation for environmental resilience” •  “Improving road works and the transition to net zero” • “Laying the foundation for smart mobility” • “Building the Bee Network” • “The road to MaaS – Promises, challenges, and future of mobility as a service” • “Developing a new transport strategy for West Yorkshire” • “How digital data and technology can enhance the traditional design process” • “A place-based digital twin for transport decarbonisation and a climate resilient network” • “Delivering place-based and user-centric collaboration to support more connected mobility across the North” • “Increasing the adoption of MaaS in the UK market” • “The role of smart data in building a unified framework for greenways development in Northern Ireland” • “Sustainability – The next evolution in asset life-cycle planning” • “How to set up a tailor-made DRT service: Success factors for DRT planning and operations” • “Unlocking high-speed, zero emission, maritime public transport” • “Pushing the boundaries of transport invention – NI’s pioneers of science and engineering” • “Driving down car use in Scotland by 20% – A strategic approach to behaviour change for net-zero” • “The Glasgow city centre transport plan” • “How to increase channel shift away from personal cars and into public transport – Are mobility hubs the answer?” • “A strategic assessment of the City of Edinburgh roads – What are the effects of the national ban on footway parking?” • “Addressing the big transport challenges of our time through SEStran’s regional transport strategy” • “Driving innovation through sustainability” • “Harnessing data and new technologies to create a more sustainable transport system” • “The role of sub-regional partnerships in delivering future mobility – Life without certainty and a road map” • “Innovating in London – How TfL is working with market innovators to deliver the outcomes of Sadiq Khan’s transport strategy” • “Delivering MaaS globally and for the UK” • “Visions for transport – Delivering a high impact active travel scheme that meets placed-based objectives for Northolt” • “Collaborating to deliver more connected mobility across the North” • “MaaS – It’s a people thing!” • “Bus franchising and enhanced partnerships – Strategies for success” • “Putting buses at the heart of the Liverpool city region’s transport revolution” • “Lessons from the active travel trail” • “Learning from connected and autonomous vehicle trials – Scaling up to deliver the National Highways connected service roadmap and digital roads vision” • “Smarter assets, sustainable communities” • “MaaSive opportunities for modal shift in Wales” • “Considering a shared transport energy system” • “Sustainable, emission-free deliveries” • “Data for good – Working with communities for inclusive smart transport futures” • “Cardiff Capital Region’s sustainable transport and mobility ambitions in a post-Covid, post-Brexit and climate-focused era” • “Autonomous connected electric shared fleets and MaaS” • “Ambition needs innovation – The West of England FTZ programme” • “Utilising data science to introduce new DDRT services” •  “Community logistics for low cost zero-carbon delivery services and as a catalyst for cultural shift” • “Applying intelligent mobility to transform road journeys and drive integration with the wider transport network” • “Harnessing public transport for smarter asset management” • “Pandemic’s impact on passenger behaviour and travel patterns – Embracing new mobility models and technology strategies to give London the ‘above ground’ transport services that it needs” • “Buses – A powerful enabling force for wider decarbonisation and economic regeneration” • “Bettering Oyster outside the London area – How we finally do it” • “Integrating DRT into BSIPs” • “Transforming mobility in Coventry with urban airport and Coventry very light rail” • “7 myths of why MaaS why will fly” • “TMA part 6 – Tools and opportunities for enforcing moving traffic” • “Making it easier for people to walk and cycle: Innovations in approach” • “Delivering at speed and at scale, without leaving anyone behind” • “Embracing innovation to enable Greater Manchester to build back better” • “National Highways’ digital roads vision” • “Future travel scenarios in the North and the developing transport landscape” • “Strategic use of data in delivering Edinburgh’s city centre transformation, city mobility plan, active travel action plan and low emission zone” • “The future’s smart for Scottish transport” • “Integrating demand responsive transport into the wider transport networks – Practical tips for the implementation and launch of DDRT” • “HAFAS-based intermodal journey planning – Key to a successful and sustainable MaaS platform” • “Digitalisation of public transportation: From passenger information to MaaS” • “Perspectives on EV charging and infrastructure” • “Clean air – a design, build, monitor and enforce model” • “Bringing positive travel changes for pupils and parents across Scotland with WOW” • “Moving traffic enforcement for cleaner air and road safety compliance – Are we ready?” • “Continuous and real-time vehicle to infrastructure scanning and fixed infrastructure scanning – Moving from reactive to predictive maintenance” • “Dynamic demand responsive transport – Best practices in shared mobility for lower density areas” • “Using data to drive businesses to adopt emission free deliveries” • “A transport strategy for the East” • “Connecting people, transforming journeys” • “Improving the use of data in transport” • “Revolutionising data collection and traffic optimisation using AI” • “How to effectively manage and improve clean air scenarios through enforcement” • “Mind over mode shift – The future of public transport in Kent” • “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” • “Revolutionising accessible living through AI and data with personalised products and services” • “Town centres and the suburban renaissance – Possibilities, pitfalls and potential innovation” • “Technology shift and what the near future will look like for parking” • “More than a passing destination – Building a community and triggering behavioural change with clean energy producing pavements” 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

“This was my second Smart Class event and, again, I found it very informative and an excellent opportunity to engage with stakeholders”
Head of Data Policy, Analytics and Data Division, Department for Transport

“Great to be involved in a face-to-face event – arrangements worked very well. Well done for a very well organised Covid safe event. Great presentations and so good to have a chance to network again!”
Programme Director, England’s Economic Heartland, and President, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation 

“Yesterday our Strategic Director got back to face-to-face events – speaking at Transport Smart Class, London & SE England 2021. He highlighted the unique transport challenges of the East and why some of the usual approaches to sustainable transport don’t quite work for the region. The following discussion on solutions for rural areas was really timely to inform our work. Thanks Smart Classes for the invite to a great event”
OBO Strategic Director, Transport East

“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

“Thanks for organising such an insightful and informative session”
Principal Sponsor, Transport for London

“Great to be there!”
Head of Open Innovation, Transport for London

“Many thanks…a good event with some great delegates there!”
Head of Technology and Data for Surface Transport, Transport for London

“Thank you for organising the event. It was great to understand what other areas of the industry are doing and to bump into familiar faces too”
Surface Transport Portfolio Sponsor, Transport for London

“Thanks for a great event. So good to do this sort of thing again. Good breadth of expertise and speakers”
Senior Advisor, City Planning, 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 well organised and run”/“Excellent event, very informative and useful”
Strategic Lead Commissioner/Transport and Regeneration Manager, LB Barnet

“All of the roundtables were valuable in different ways”
Councillor at LB Barnet and representative on London Council’s Transport & Environment Committee

“Helpful content and informative presentations”
Councillor, LB Barnet

“My first Smart Class and it went well, thanks! Interesting to hear about the challenges and the development of solutions. Loved the Brighton Bus story!”
Transport Strategy Officer for Freight, Buckinghamshire Council

“These events are both informative and a great networking opportunity. I have enjoyed my previous attendance and will look forward to this latest event”
Transport Strategy Officer, Buckinghamshire Council

“Great event with really interesting discussion. Thanks for the invite to speak”
Strategy and Partnerships Manager – Connecting Cambridgeshire and Smart Cambridge Programmes, The Greater Cambridge Partnership and Cambridgeshire County Council

“Very interesting, looking forward to attending again”
Digital Program Manager, Canterbury City Council

“I would love to attend again this year as I found it hugely valuable last time”
Senior Sustainable Transport Officer, Central Bedfordshire Council 

“Engaging roundtable discussions and excellent opportunities to network”
Senior Sustainable Transport Officer, Central Bedfordshire Council 

“Really enjoyed the session and look forward to attending future events, well done!”
Senior Strategic Transportation Officer, City of London Corporation

“The presentation and roundtable topics were all interesting”
M&E Manager/Street Lighting Engineer, City of London Corporation

“Highlight of the week – TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & SE England 2020, one of the first events to be held in a Covid-safe physical format. I’ve missed so much the face-to-face collaboration and sharing of ideas! I had the pleasure of learning about the challenging present and future of transport and mobility from innovation experts. It was an excellent networking opportunity to discuss ongoing projects whilst engaging in roundtable sessions led by the speakers. Absolutely insightful to learn about strategic regional level initiatives and partnerships, forward thinking leadership within the public sector and specific solutions. Networking 100% useful as well. Great work by Smart Classes to enable all this. From larger to smaller local scale, I totally recommend this Smart Class!”
Senior Placemaking Project Manager, Croydon Council

“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

“Thanks for reaching out, I had a thoroughly enjoyable day”
Project Manager, Ealing Council

“Very informative”
Active Travel Programme & Sustainable Transport Manager, Essex County Council

“An interesting session, thanks to the Smart Classes team and the speakers”
Service Director Transport and Highways, Herefordshire County Council

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

“I enjoyed the conference. All of the presentations were very interesting and most valuable to hear about Ealing’s high impact active travel scheme for Northolt”
Transport Planner, Isle of Wight Council

“Thank you for the opportunity to be a keynote speaker”
Public Transport Project Manager & Lead for MaaS in Kent, Kent County Council

“Thanks for inviting me! It was extremely interesting and great to meet new people…Highlights included smart junctions in Greater Cambridge, possible application of DRT in the council/borough, active travel, behavioural change and the transport vision for Northolt including interesting engagement activity with community and stakeholders…See you again soon!”
Community Street Design Officer – Transport Strategy, Lambeth Council

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

“Thank you for inviting me to a very well organised and interesting event yesterday, you had brilliant speakers and a great agenda”
Senior Transport Planner, Milton Keynes 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

“Informative presentations and roundtables which all had value. Well worth the trip! Well done, a very good event”
Traffic Systems and Technology Engineer, Reading Borough Council and West Berkshire Council

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

“Excellent event, organisation and venue”
Parking Services Manager, South Gloucestershire Council

“It was a really interesting and useful event”
Future Mobility Project Manager, Surrey County Council

“My first time at a Smart Class. Very good, I will be back!”
Director of Public Realm, LB Tower Hamlets

“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

“Well organised and a great mix of transport stakeholders and businesses”
Strategy Manager, Zero Emission Vehicles, Arriva Group

“Feedback on the session was very positive”
Group Tender Director and Interim Chief Commercial Officer, Arriva Group

“There were lots of really interesting presentations. If you haven’t been to a Smart Class before, I highly recommend checking the calendar of forward events and getting along”
Head of Innovation Strategy at Brighton & Hove Buses|Metrobus|Spirit of Sussex Coaches and Lead Officer – Bus Decarbonisation (on secondment) at Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

“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

“Format allows real engagement as compared to conventional seminars/conferences”
Director, Association of Transport Coordinating Officers

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

“A great event as always”
Business Development Lead – Transport Innovation, Connected Places Catapult

“Thank you so much for another useful Smart Class”
Engineer, Sustrans

“An actual, real-life, conference. How I’ve missed the registration pastries! Nice to see the sector bringing new models to bring people together”
Chairman, The Rail Innovation Group, and Rail Transport Planner, Transporting Cities

“Great to be at a face-to-face conference with Smart Classes!”
Client Director, Amey Consulting

“It was a really useful and productive day! I will definitely join in the future”
Senior Consultant – Intelligent Mobility, Amey Consulting

“Excellent event with informative presentations from sector leading experts…and brilliant, insightful keynotes”
Associate Technical Director, Transport Planning and Development, Arcadis

“It was a brilliant day – thank you for organising and hosting so well! Great case study of the Solent FTZ with insights, challenges and lessons learnt. Also great to learn more about DRT, shared mobility and EVs, and all of the roundtable sessions were valuable. A great event and I look forward to attending future sessions!”
Consultant – Electric Vehicles, Arcadis

“Great attending TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 2021 today; thank you for organising and hosting such a great event with fantastic speakers!”
Managing Director, Smart Transport Hub

“Really enjoying the classes, hoping to come to the Scotland, Wales and Midlands ones too!”
Head of Smart Mobility, Stantec

“Thanks for organising. I would recommend this event to anyone working in the transport industry”
Principal Consultant, New Mobility, Steer

“Today, I’ve attended my first face-to-face event since March! Very refreshing to say the least! Thanks a lot to the team at Smart Classes for making it happen in such uncertain times. Great speakers and insightful presentations from both public and private sectors”
Senior Consultant, New Mobility, The Steer Group/Currently working for Transport for the South East developing the TfSE Future Mobility Strategy

“The session was well organised and it was good to understand the implications of Covid to London’s Transport operations. Great day, great speakers and the knowledge and experience on the roundtables was most valuable for me”
Director of Transformation, 31ten Consulting

“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)

“Thanks once again for the event – it was very well run and we got a lot from it”
UK Operations Director, Ofo (Innovation Sponsor)

“An excellent format to engage with innovative companies and delegates. The roundtables in particular were really useful”
Managing Director, DriveNow UK (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)

“Great organisation with PPE”
CEO & Founder, CityMaaS (Innovation Sponsor)

“Yesterday we saw our CEO & Founder speaking at our very first physical event since lockdown restrictions. We are so thrilled to have been a part of one of the first Covid-secure transport events! Thank you…really enjoyed being part of it”
Head of Marketing, Pavegen (Innovation Sponsor)

“Very well organised – Thanks for having us at the event
CEO & Co-founder, XeroE (Innovation Sponsor)

I just wanted to say how much we appreciate all the after event work you are doing”
Head of Business Development & International Partnerships, Padam Mobility (Innovation Sponsor)

“Last week I had the pleasure of presenting a step by step approach to Passenger Information and Mobility as a Service at the Transport Smart Class event in London. It was brilliant to have the opportunity to discuss with knowledgeable Transport experts and speak alongside Simon Reed, Jack Holland, Andrew Summers, Patrick Warner and Steve Evans. Thank you for organising such a great event!”
Area Manager, Instant System (Innovation Sponsor)

“Really enjoyed speaking at the event on the range of Siemens MaaS offering”
Head of Northern Europe – Business Development, Padam Mobility, Siemens Mobility Software Business Unit (Innovation Sponsor)

“Great day! All the roundtable discussions were very interesting with each table having different opinions and questions. I would recommend anyone to take part or attend. It makes you realise how many interesting projects and roles are out there and how quickly innovation is moving”
UKI Business Development, ioki – a DB company (Innovation Sponsor)

Full collection of testimonials and feedback


“MaaS Code of Practice” – The Government has recently published a new code of practice to help organisations involved in Mobility as a Service schemes in the UK to better navigate the many technical and commercial challenges faced. Intended for MaaS platform providers, transport operators and local authorities, this guidance offers specific technical and regulatory advice, and sets out the Government’s ambitions for MaaS and its position on key areas such as accessibility and inclusion, enabling active and sustainable travel, data, multimodal ticketing, consumer protection and competition.

MaaS is defined by the Department for Transport as “the integration of various modes of transport along with information and payment functions into a single mobility service” and its application is currently best demonstrated through mobility apps and platforms which integrate and provide users with personalised multi-modal travel planning and unified payment or subscription models.

In this keynote, Meera Nayyar – DfT’s Head of Mobility and Passenger Experience – will explain why a MaaS code of practice is necessary and explore what is in the code, the principal recommendations and next steps. 

Meera’s presentation will also take us through MaaS benefits and barriers, and highlight some of the technologies and services being deployed (e.g. Drone trials, Smart ticketing, MaaS, Shared mobility, E-scooters, Mobility hubs, Car clubs and E-cargo bikes) in the 4 DfT funded “Future Transport Zones”, including the Solent FTZ covering Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight.

- Meera Nayyar

“Enabling a Single Integrated Transport System for the Future” – Delivery of East West Rail between Oxford, Bletchley and Cambridge provides a unique opportunity for the transport system in the wider south east. It will be transformative for the travel options of many people both within and outside the region.

But for connectivity to be planned in a way that is fit for the future, it must be planned for all users from their door to door.

Naomi Green is Managing Director of England’s Economic Heartland (EEH). In this keynote presentation, she will set out how one of England’s seven Sub National Transport Bodies is using data and opportunities enabled through the future of mobility to plan and deliver a genuine user-focused transport system that maximises the potential of East West Rail and public transport priorities in the Heartland.

- Naomi Green

“The Evolution of Real Time Passenger Information” – Charul Gupta is Transport for London’s Head of Technology and Data – Transport Services (Interim) and is also co-founder of the award-winning Women in Tech (WiT) community at TfL.

In this presentation she will delve into the transformation of real-time passenger information within the realm of public transportation, and with a focus on buses. Over the years, real-time passenger information systems have revolutionised the way we experience and interact with public transportation.

Charul’s keynote explores the historical context, technological advancements, and impacts of real-time passenger information, shedding light on the past, the present, and the future.

- Charul Gupta

“Using Technologies to Enable Practical Multi-Operator Smart Ticketing and Attract New Passengers. Today” – Enabling multi-operator smart ticketing is key to getting people back to the bus and to drive behaviour change. But how do we do this?

In this presentation, Guy Sutherland (Head of Bids and Partnerships) from UrbanThings will be exploring the tools at our disposal to achieve this, including world class journey planning apps, smart mobile ticketing apps, ITSO smartcards or cEMV technologies.

Guy will also explain how local authorities and operators can get these tools in an ‘All-in-one’ solution and what the future of transportation might look like.

- Guy Sutherland

“Modernising Rail Retailing in a Post Covid World” – Trains overcrowded, trains delayed, trains empty, covid, strikes and a passenger behavioural shift? Managing passenger trains is a tough job. Discover the different worldwide strategies used by railways who have modernised their Rail Retailing using the S3 Passenger Suite by Sqills.

What is reaccommodation and why is it so important? Open Ticket, Counted Place, Seat Reservation, Advance Ticket, which mix is right for your network? How far ahead should you plan and what impact could that have? What were the positive passenger lock-down impacts? What are operators doing with live data?

This presentation from Business Consultant and Integration Architect, Daniel Callaway, will provide insights into how Sqills are answering many of these questions with their train operators.

- Daniel Callaway

“Air Quality and Highways Operations – How to Track, Analyse, Recommend and Predict the Impact” – Brightly is the global leader in intelligent asset management solutions, enabling organisations to transform the performance of their assets through Enterprise Asset Management, Strategic Asset Management, IoT Remote Monitoring, Sustainability and Community Engagement.

Aligning to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, this presentation from Cherryanne Cooper will provide examples of how a shift in highways and environmental operations can have a positive impact on air quality and GHG reduction. By tracking and measuring the emissions of inspections, reactive and planned works, they will demonstrate how to build a baseline carbon footprint of each asset and roll-up data across asset portfolios. Analysis of the data will provide insight and recommendations for strategies to reduce carbon and predict trends over time.

- Cherryanne Cooper

“How Hyperlocal Air Quality Data Collection is Accelerating Clean Air and Climate Resilience Projects and Policies” – Managing and accurately measuring the success of efforts to combat air pollution can be a daunting task in the absence of high-quality localised data. Furthermore, a lack of awareness about the detrimental effects of poor air quality in vulnerable areas can hinder progress toward achieving clean air objectives.

In this presentation, Nick Ruxton-Boyle, an expert in transportation and the environment and the Director of Environment at Marston Holdings and Vortex IoT, will delve into how air quality monitoring can address these challenges. He will underscore the importance of monitoring environmental outcomes both before and after project delivery to validate their effectiveness.

Drawing insights from recent case studies, Nick will discuss how local governments and businesses can leverage real-time data to inform their clean air plans and strategies. This data-driven approach will support the development and implementation of environmental policies and interventions aimed at improving air quality and climate resilience, benefiting the health of individuals and the planet.

- Nick Ruxton-Boyle


  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am Introduction and Opening Keynote
  • 9:30 am - 11:10 am Expert Presentations
  • 11:10 am - 11:30 am Keynote Speaker 2
  • 11:30 am - 1:10 pm Roundtable Discussions and Consultations
  • 1:10 pm - 1:30 pm Keynote Speaker 3
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Close and Lunch Networking

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Department for Transport (DfT)
England's Economic Heartland (EEH)
Transport for London (TfL)

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