TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2018

Sponsored by
Living Streets Scotland
The Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC)


Transport Smart Classes show key buyer side stakeholders how they can deploy the latest digital technology-enabled solutions 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.

Delegates include commissioning, procurement, trialling, partnering and policy leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers and planners from progressive city, borough, 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, predictive traffic management, 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 September 27th we will be casting a spotlight over Scotland, hosting our speakers discussions on how the latest digital innovations can help overcome the transport and mobility challenges faced by the city-regions of Glasgow & Clyde Valley, Edinburgh & South East Scotland, Stirling, Tay, Aberdeen, Inverness & Highlands, 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 (senior speakers from Transport Scotland, SEStran and MaaS Scotland confirmed) giving real world insight into their collaborative initiatives and digital journeys to date. 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 Corporation • Greater London Authority • Royal Borough of Greenwich • LB Hackney • Royal Borough of Kingston • Slough Borough Council • LB Sutton • Westminster City Council • Transport for London • TfL London Buses • TfL Trams • TfL Crossrail 2 • Bedford Borough Council • Birmingham City Council • Blackpool Council • City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council • Buckinghamshire County Council • Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council • Canterbury City Council • Derby City Council • East Sussex County Council • Essex County Council • Hampshire County Council • Hertfordshire County Council • Hull City Council • Royal Leamington Spa Town Council • Luton Borough Council • Kent County Council • Milton Keynes Council • North East Combined Authority • North Yorkshire County Council • Nottingham City Council • Portsmouth City Council • Salford City Council • Sheffield City Region • Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council • Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council • Warwickshire County Council • West Berkshire County Council • West Yorkshire Combined Authority • Wirral Borough Council • City of Wolverhampton Council • Worcestershire County Council • Arriva Rail North • Arriva Southern Counties • Big Green Coach • c2c Rail • First Group • Go Ahead Group • Govia Thameslink Railway • HS2 • HCT Group • National Express • Network Rail • Northern • SLC Rail • Stagecoach Digital • TransPennine Express • Trenitalia UK • Virgin Trains • West Midlands Trains • Centre for London • Department for Transport • Environment Agency • Highways England • Living Streets • Midland Metro Alliance • Museum of London • South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive • Transport Focus • Transport for Greater Manchester • Transport for the North • Transport for West Midlands • Transport Systems Catapult • West Midlands Open Data Forum • Audi • Britannia Parking • Capita • Engie • GeoPlace • Jaguar Land Rover • Minicabit • RAC • Royal Sun Alliance • RSMA • Unipart Rail • Birmingham City University • British Standards Institute • Centre for Mobility, Coventry University • Open Data Institute • Transport Institute, University College London • WMG, University of Warwick • University of York

Previous presentations have addressed:

“Delivering autonomous vehicle solutions at high-traffic destinations” • “How open data and collaboration can help to deliver growth in the bus industry” • “How to effectively manage and enforce clean air and low emission zones with virtual permits and digital ANPR” • “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” 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 • “It was great to collaborate with others on how open data can help a city” – Head of Commercial Innovation, Transport for London • “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 • “It was a pleasure to speak, the other presentations were really informative, so I learned a lot. The attendees were really engaged and there were some great discussions in the roundtables” – Insights lead, Transport Focus • “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 • “Well organised, great location and good brand of delegates” – Contract Manager, Birmingham City Council • “A very useful event, well worth the time spent. All the presentations and roundtables were valuable” – Group Leader Transport Projects, Blackpool Council • “Very interesting, looking forward to attending again” – Digital Program Manager, Canterbury City Council • “Really enjoyed the session and look forward to attending future events, well done!” – Senior Strategic Transportation Officer, City of London Corporation • “Very well organised and run” – Strategic Lead Commissioner, LB Barnet • “A very interesting morning, good to hear what else is going on and to meet such a varied group of people” – Travel & Transport Planning Officer, Croydon Council • “Very positive and informative session” – Transport Development Manager, LB Ealing • “Going back to Luton to sell the ideas to my colleagues!” – Strategic Policy Advisor, Luton Council • “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 • “Excellent event, very informative and easy to delve into each area further” – Public Transport Operations Team Leader, Nottingham City 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 • “First one for me, very impressed!” – Head of Transport and Highways, Slough Borough 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 • “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 • “Really enjoyed the event – great opportunity to see real examples of tech in use and ask the daft questions” – Head of Strategic Infrastructure and Economy, Worcestershire 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 • “Found the event very worthwhile and would value attending further events in the future” – Chief Executive, Highways Term Maintenance Association • “The roundtable segment encouraged really dynamic discussion between experts and novices” – Innovation Manager, WMG, University of Warwick • “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 • “Great event and superb networking opportunity” – Strategy and Business Development, Transformation and Bid Management, Imperial Civil Enforcement Solutions • “We’re still getting approaches from attendees of the event. You managed to find a really engaged audience. Hats off to you!” – COO, TravelAI • “Thanks once again for the event – it was very well run and we got a lot from it” – UK Operations Director, Ofo • “An excellent format to engage with innovative companies and delegates. The roundtables in particular were really useful” – Managing Director, DriveNow UK


“Smart & Integrated Ticketing in Scotland” – Mary Docherty leads the Smart Ticketing team at Transport Scotland. The team focuses on delivering within Scotland the Ministerial Vision: ‘That all journeys on Scotland’s bus, rail, ferry, subway and tram networks can be made using some form of smart ticketing or payment’. This keynote will focus on the Transport journey towards implementing the Ministerial vision. The scope of the speech will include the Transport Bill, Smart Delivery Strategy and Transport Scotland’s approach to enabling multi modal/multi operator interoperability.

- Mary Docherty

“How to Effectively Manage and Enforce Clean Air and Low Emission Zones with Virtual Permits and Digital ANPR” – 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 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, Tim Daniels

“The E-Bike Revolution – How we can approach innovation that works for people, communities and business” – Within SEStran’s partnership area, there is a huge diversity of transportation issues, from urban congestion to rural public transport and from ferry ports to airports. SEStran aims to address these issues and work towards a more sustainable and efficient transport network for communities and businesses. This keynote will cover SEStran’s recently launched GO E-bike regional e-bike sharing scheme and their EU funded project SURFLOGH which uses electric cargo bikes for last and first mile deliveries.

- Jim Grieve

“The Impact of MaaS and CAV on the Future of Mobility” – Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) will have major impacts on the way we live, the structure of our cities, the way we move and pay for mobility and for people working in the mobility market. Dr Hazel’s keynote will explain these impacts, talk about the characteristics of MaaS and CAV and explain where MaaS and CAV are coming from and why they cannot be ignored.

- Dr George Hazel OBE

“Digital Solutions for ‘Tracking the Changes’ with WOW” – Living Streets Scotland demonstrate how digital technology has helped them to deliver one of the biggest ‘smarter travel’ behaviour change programmes in Scotland. Working with local authority and transport partners, WOW – the year round walk to school challenge is making an impact in hundreds of schools the length and breadth of the country.

- Rebecca Simpson, Chris Thompson

“Using Crowdsourced Mobility Data to Understand Active Travel” –
With the recent doubling of the budget for the promotion of active travel along with ambitious targets for increasing the mode share of active travel, there is a growing need for better data and methods to evaluate the performance of interventions designed to promote active travel. This talk will discuss how crowdsourced mobility data might help address this need. Some potential strengths and weaknesses of using such data will be outlined along with directions for future research.

- Dr David McArthur

“Managing Traffic with Predictive Modelling” – Aimsun Live is a real-time decision support system for traffic management. which allows transport managers to predict road network conditions for the next hour, anticipate future congestion events before they occur and test management strategies in simulation to ensure the optimum solution is applied to pre-empt the impending congestion. Aimsun Live slots into the traffic control centre and continuously processes live data which describes both the current traffic demand and also the state of the road network, i.e what works are underway, what ITS systems are operating. Data forms the core asset of a traffic control centre and Aimsun Live ensures that best use is made of this data, both the data which is received from road network and the data which is then relayed back to it in the form of traffic signals, ITS, and information based intelligent apps.

- Pete Sykes


  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 am - 9:15 am Introduction and Opening Keynote
  • 9:15 am - 10:15 am Expert Presentations
  • 10:15 am - 10:30 am Keynote Speaker 2
  • 10:30 am - 12:15 pm Roundtable Discussions and Consultations
  • 12:15 am - 12:30 pm Keynote Speaker 3
  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Close, Networking and Buffet Lunch

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Transport Scotland
MaaS Scotland

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