TRANSPORT Smart Class, North of England 2021

Sponsored by
Instant System
Padam Mobility
Project Centre
Videalert
Vortex IoT

Details

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, 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 Friday September 10th* we will be casting a spotlight over the North of England, hosting our speakers discussions on how the latest digital innovations can help overcome the transport and mobility challenges faced by city-regions of the Northern Powerhouse and beyond. Confirmed delegate places, along with speaker and sponsor slots, remain secured and have been transferred to the new date. 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, North of England 2021 (Manchester) follows on from our highly acclaimed 2019 and 2018 editions (hosted in Leeds and Manchester, respectively). This half day interactive event is free to attend for bona fide delegates satisfying our registration criteria.

* Rescheduled from Friday July 9th in light of higher Covid infection rates in and around the Greater Manchester region. This revised date enables the event to now take place after step 4 of the Government’s “roadmap” out of lockdown has come into effect.  

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 • LB Hounslow • Islington Council • Royal Borough of Kingston • LB Newham • LB Redbridge • LB Richmond-upon-Thames • Slough Borough Council • LB Sutton • London Councils • 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 • Bracknell Forest 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 • Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority • 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 • Heathrow Airport • 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 • England’s Economic Heartland • 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 • The Rail Innovation Group • 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 • Momentum Transport • Mott MacDonald • NCP • NHS • NRP • RAC • Ringway • Rodgers Leask • Royal Sun Alliance • RSMA • Skanska • Stantec • Steer • SWECO • SYSTRA • Transporting Cities • 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 • CIHT • 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:

“Connecting people, transforming journeys” • “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” • “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 a pleasure to contribute to this very well organised event. Great format!”
Head of Innovation, Transport for Greater Manchester

“Really interesting Morning”
Strategic Transportation Manager, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

“A very useful event, well worth the time spent. All the presentations and roundtables were valuable”
Group Leader Transport Projects, Blackpool Council

“Good event, relevant and well run”
Principal Engineer – Highway Network Resilience & Traffic Manager, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

“Many thanks for running the Smart Class this morning. It was a very well delivered and informative event”
Project Manager, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership

“Thank you for organising. Presentations and roundtables were excellent”
Specialist Transport Planner, North East Combined Authority

“Excellent event”
Technology & Change Business Partner, North Yorkshire County Council

“A valuable opportunity”
Intelligent Transport Systems Analyst, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive

“The format worked well, and a good choice of topics in the right level of detail”
Senior Consultant & Rail Subject Matter Expert, Transport for the North

“Great event”
Sustainable Journeys Delivery Officer (Clean Air), Transport for Greater Manchester

“Roundtables were all enjoyable and very engaging”
Principal Traffic Engineer, Warwickshire County Council

“Found the event very worthwhile and would value attending further events in the future”
Chief Executive, Highways Term Maintenance Association

“Really enlightening”
Principal ITS Engineering Manager, Amey Consulting

“Thank you Smart Classes for inviting me to speak at the event! It was great to hear and discuss the challenges transport authorities and local authorities face when designing frictionless and inclusive transport systems. A very engaging crowd!”
Co-Founder & CEO, CityMaaS (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thoroughly enjoyed the Smart Class in Leeds and got a lot out of it”
Founder & COO, Vivacity Labs (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thanks for running a great event”
Head of Marketing, Clearview Intelligence (Innovation Sponsor)

“Very well organised and delighted with the feedback from such an attentive and informed audience. A great format and a pleasure to meet the delegates and discuss some of their own smart city challenges”
Managing Director, Imperial Civil Enforcement Solutions (Innovation Sponsor)

Full collection of testimonials and feedback

Speakers

“Embracing Innovation to Enable Greater Manchester to Build Back Better” – In this opening keynote, TfGM’s Head of Strategic Planning, Insight and Innovation will discuss the different ways in which Greater Manchester is innovating to deliver the vision set out in its Greater Manchester Transport Strategy for 2040 and to enable the conurbation to recover from the COVID19 pandemic whilst tackling inequalities and transport emissions. Nicola’s presentation will cover all aspects of GM’s innovation agenda, from mobility hubs, shared micromobility and EVs, and CAVs; through to using AI and 5G technology to support social distancing and better manage our transport system.

- Nicola Kane

“National Highways’ Digital Roads Vision” – It has long been said that digital technologies have the power to disrupt the highways industry. But to actually realise the benefits new technology can bring, we need a coherent plan. In this keynote, Head of Innovation, Annette, will explain how National Highways (formerly Highways England) intends to deliver its Digital Roads vision through three themes: Digital Design & Construction, Digital Operations and Digital for Customers. Annette will also discuss the role innovation plays in successfully delivering change.

- Dr Annette Pass

“Future Travel Scenarios in the North and the Developing Transport Landscape” – Transport for the North are using a scenarios approach to understand and respond to the future uncertainty of how people will interact with the transport system in the years ahead. This will inform the future of transport debate, and help TfN to design transport strategies which are adaptive and resilient to a range of different plausible futures. TfN’s Senior Major Roads Planning and Strategy Officer will demonstrate in this keynote how Future Travel Scenarios (including “Just About Managing”, “Prioritised Places”, “Digitally Distributed” and “Urban Zero Carbon” scenarios) have developed a shared understanding of the current and emerging complexity of the future of transport and created dynamic roadmaps which TfN will need to navigate when delivering their vision of a thriving North, where world class transport supports sustainable economic growth, excellent quality of life and improved opportunities for all, in line with the Northern Charter objectives.

- Simon McGlone

“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.

- Jack Holland

“Digitalisation of Public Transportation: From Passenger Information to Mobility as a Service (MaaS)” – In this presentation, Instant System will outline the different levels of public transport digitalisation and the situations to which they are best suited, with a particular focus on:

  • Passenger information applications
  • Integration of ticketing
  • “Light” integration of Mobility Service Providers
  • Mobility as a Service

Aurelien’s presentation will also provide real world insights from case studies in Annecy (France) and Brussels (Belgium).

- Aurelien Cottet

“Moving Traffic Enforcement for Cleaner Air and Road Safety Compliance – Are We Ready?” – A recent study from the University of Manchester has found that children’s learning ability could be boosted by over 6% when air pollution surrounding schools is reduced by 20%. In this presentation, Videalert and Project Centre demonstrate that, with arguably the largest legislation change pending since Councils were given Parking Enforcement powers, understanding the use of applying proven technologies in the correct scenarios can accelerate improvements to the quality of life in our cities and towns. Besides the benefits to air quality, innovative enforcement can achieve a real reduction in fatalities and serious injuries on our Road Network.

- Stuart Scott

“Connect the Unconnected – Continuous & Real-time Vehicle to Infrastructure Scanning and Fixed Infrastructure Scanning” – Vortex will present on technologies for environmental scanning products that can provide real-time condition-based monitoring of both highway and urban environment assets. To make proactive decisions you need the correct data from your environment – delivering actionable data is at the forefront of the technologies that Vortex are developing. This presentation will focus on leveraging this real-time 3D data to provide notifications and reporting so that you know the condition of all of your assets (roads, pavements, street furniture & potential enforcement breaches). By autonomously scanning the built environment through both vehicle-2-infrastructure and fixed infrastructure scanning you can move from reactive to predictive maintenance.

- Adrian Sutton, Dr Behzad Heravi

Agenda

  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am Introduction and Opening Keynote
  • 9:30 am - 10:40 am Expert Presentations
  • 10:40 am - 11:00 am Keynote Speaker 2
  • 11:00 am - 12:40 pm Roundtable Discussions and Consultations
  • 12:40 pm - 1:00 pm Keynote Speaker 3
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Close and Lunch Networking

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Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)
Transport for the North (TfN)
Highways England

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