TRANSPORT Smart Class, Midlands 2020

Sponsored by
Clearview Intelligence
Padam Mobility


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, and smart ticketing and fare collection.

On 5th March 2020 we will be casting a spotlight over Central England, hosting our speakers discussions on how the latest digital innovations can help overcome the transport and mobility challenges faced by the burgeoning city-regions of the West and East Midlands (incl. Birmingham, Coventry, Derby, Leicester, Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Northampton, MK, Oxford 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 • 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 • Luton Borough Council • Kent County Council • Milton Keynes Council • Monmouthshire County Council • Neath Port Talbot Council Newport City 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 • 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 Warwickshire County Council • West Berkshire County Council • 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 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 • 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 • Centre for London • 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 • Capita • Chorley Group EV • Connect Plus Services • Engie • GeoPlace • Jacobs • Jaguar Land Rover • Kier Highways • Minicabit • NCP • NHS • NRP • RAC • Ringway • Royal Sun Alliance • RSMA • Skanska • Stantec • SYSTRA • Vectos Witteveen+Bos • WSP • Unipart Rail • Urban Foresight • Birmingham City University • British Standards Institute • Centre for Connected Autonomous Vehicles/BEIS • Centre for Mobility, Coventry University • CENSIS • 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:

“Revolutionising data collection and traffic optimisation using AI” • “Using intelligent infrastructure initiatives to deliver transport objectives” • “The importance of passenger data in MaaS” • “Hubbing our mobility” • “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:

“A really worthwhile event to attend, a very valuable use of my time and a really good mix of delegates in terms of public/private organisations and transport authorities and operators”
Head of Intelligent Transport Systems, Highways England

“A valuable learning opportunity, very interesting and enjoyable, and all the roundtables were insightful. I learned a great deal from the day and came away with some great ideas to research and chase up”
Transport Manager, Derbyshire Community Transport, HCT Group

“Excellent event, very informative and easy to delve into each area further”
Public Transport Operations Team Leader, Nottingham City Council

“Great opportunity to see real examples of tech in use and ask the daft questions – Very enjoyable”
Head of Strategic Infrastructure and Economy, Worcestershire County Council

“Well organised, great location and good brand of delegates”
Contract Manager, Birmingham 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

“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

“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

“The roundtable segment encouraged really dynamic discussion between experts and novices”
Innovation Manager, WMG, University of Warwick

“Great event”
Sustainability West Midlands

“Thanks again for the opportunity to attend the event. It was both enjoyable and informative
Market Development Lead, Smart Mobility & CAV, TRL

“The smart class was really interesting. Thank you!”
Environmental Consultant, Aecom

“Had some really useful conversations, which have already resulted in what looks like some potentially collaborative work”
Project Coordinator, Living Streets (Innovation Sponsor)

“Delighted to be part of it; interesting presentations by all, and very useful roundtable discussions in the smart classes format”
Transport Lead, ODI Birmingham (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thanks for another great event today!”
Director, Videalert (Innovation Sponsor)

Full collection of testimonials and feedback


“Improving the Use of Data in Transport” – The increasing availability of data, combined with digital connectivity, is transforming transport through travel planning apps and digital maps and fuelling advances in machine learning, enabling self-driving vehicles and predictive analytics. Policy development and delivery can also be further improved by better access to and use of data. The full benefits will only be realised when we address the range of barriers which prevent the better discovery/accessibility and sharing and use of data. Department for Transport is developing its approach to how the department and the wider transport sector can be supported to make better use of data by addressing these barriers. This opening keynote, from the Head of DfT’s Analytics and Data Division (and Head of Profession for Statistics), will outline progress to date, and will feed in ideas from our audience afterwards as DfT continues to iterate their approach. Ian will cover the known barriers to better access and use of data, and the development of a transport data strategy and action plan which will help to address these obstacles and enable even better transport outcomes. His presentation will also show some of the actions that are already underway.

- Ian Knowles

“Towards an Inclusive Zero Carbon Transport System – Developing the Future West Midlands Transport Strategy” – This keynote from TfWM’s Transport Strategy and Place Manager will consider:
• The implications of the climate emergency, current targets and current progress;
• The challenge climate change presents for our transport system;
• The policy responses likely to be required;
• The role of technology, innovation and future mobility in the transport policy response.

- David Harris

“Smart Connectivity and Mobility for Inclusive and Sustainable Cities” – This closing keynote from Leicester City Council’s Smart City Programme lead will address:
• The aims of the Smart Leicester Strategy;
• The connectivity challenges that cities face;
• The role of digital infrastructure and data in smart transport;
• The lived experience of smart mobility.

- Matt Clifton

“Journey Time Monitoring is Evolving – Find out how!” – Knowing what is happening on the road network, both locally and nationally, at any given moment is a constant challenge. As is understanding peak traffic flow or the performance of congestion reducing schemes. But innovative changes to the way we can gather road user data for journey time monitoring means road operators can now monitor their network quickly and economically. This presentation from Clearview Intelligence, including case studies, will show how crowdsourced data is changing the way in which we monitor our roads, empowering road operators to manage live situations and improve the experience for road users.

- Pete Cattell

“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.

- Antoine Lunet

“How to Effectively Manage and Improve Clean Air Scenarios through Enforcement” – 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 scenarios such as outside schools and on red routes 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.

- Ashley Bijster, Stuart Scott

“Future Mobility Strategies: Better Data, Behaviour Change and Better Insight” – This presentation from BetterPoints will reflect on current practices and trends, and why we must adopt new strategies to leverage digital technology to:
• Get a better understanding of how people really move around cities;
• Apply a wide range of behaviour change techniques to city population levels;
• Gain insight from travel and behaviour data to improve decision making and planning.
These points will be presented against a backdrop of personal and workplace travel planning, mode-shift campaigns, MaaS, and transport planning.

- Christopher Bristow
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Supported by
Department for Transport (DfT)
Leicester City Council
Transport for West Midlands (TfWM)
West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA)

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