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, 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 takes place at Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester, and follows on from our highly acclaimed 2019 and 2018 editions (hosted in Leeds and Manchester, respectively). This half day in-person 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:
Previous presentations have addressed:
Testimonials and feedback:
“Really interesting Morning” “A very useful event, well worth the time spent. All the presentations and roundtables were valuable” “Good event, relevant and well run” “Many thanks for running the Smart Class this morning. It was a very well delivered and informative event” “Thank you for organising. Presentations and roundtables were excellent” “Excellent event” “A valuable opportunity” “The format worked well, and a good choice of topics in the right level of detail” “Great event” “Roundtables were all enjoyable and very engaging” “Found the event very worthwhile and would value attending further events in the future” “Really enlightening” “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!” “Thoroughly enjoyed the Smart Class in Leeds and got a lot out of it” “Thanks for running a great event” “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”
Head of Innovation, Transport for Greater Manchester
Strategic Transportation Manager, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Group Leader Transport Projects, Blackpool Council
Principal Engineer – Highway Network Resilience & Traffic Manager, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Project Manager, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership
Specialist Transport Planner, North East Combined Authority
Technology & Change Business Partner, North Yorkshire County Council
Intelligent Transport Systems Analyst, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive
Senior Consultant & Rail Subject Matter Expert, Transport for the North
Sustainable Journeys Delivery Officer (Clean Air), Transport for Greater Manchester
Principal Traffic Engineer, Warwickshire County Council
Chief Executive, Highways Term Maintenance Association
Principal ITS Engineering Manager, Amey Consulting
Co-Founder & CEO, CityMaaS (Innovation Sponsor)
Founder & COO, Vivacity Labs (Innovation Sponsor)
Head of Marketing, Clearview Intelligence (Innovation Sponsor)
Managing Director, Imperial Civil Enforcement Solutions (Innovation Sponsor)
“Really interesting Morning”
“A very useful event, well worth the time spent. All the presentations and roundtables were valuable”
“Good event, relevant and well run”
“Many thanks for running the Smart Class this morning. It was a very well delivered and informative event”
“Thank you for organising. Presentations and roundtables were excellent”
“A valuable opportunity”
“The format worked well, and a good choice of topics in the right level of detail”
“Roundtables were all enjoyable and very engaging”
“Found the event very worthwhile and would value attending further events in the future”
“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!”
“Thoroughly enjoyed the Smart Class in Leeds and got a lot out of it”
“Thanks for running a great event”
“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”
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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).
“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.
“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.
- 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