TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2019

Sponsored by
Clearview Intelligence
Imperial
Videalert
Vortex IoT
Scottish Cities Alliance

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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 and strategic decision makers 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 September 12th 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 giving real world insight into their collaborative initiatives, digital journeys and adoptions of emerging, transformative technologies. This half day interactive 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 • Islington Council • Royal Borough of Kingston • 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 • Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council • City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council • Bristol City Council • Bristol is Open • Buckinghamshire County Council • Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council • Canterbury City Council • Cardiff Capital Region City Deal • City of Cardiff Council • Coventry City Council • Derby City Council • Derbyshire County Council • Devon County Council • East Sussex County Council • City of Edinburgh Council • Essex County Council • Exeter City 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 • Oxfordshire County Council • North East Combined Authority • North Yorkshire County Council • Nottingham City Council • Perth & Kinross Council • Portsmouth City Council • Renfrewshire Council • Salford City Council • Sheffield City Region • Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council • Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council • City and County of Swansea Council • Warwickshire County Council • West Berkshire County Council • West Yorkshire Combined Authority • 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 • CalMac Ferries • c2c Rail • Derbyshire Community Transport • FirstGroup • 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 • Spirit of Sussex Coaches • Stagecoach Digital • Stagecoach Group • TransPennine Express • Trenitalia UK • Virgin Trains • West Midlands Trains • Centre for London • Data Mill North • Department for Transport • Environment Agency • Highways England • HITRANS • Innovate UK • Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership • Living Streets • MaaS Scotland • Midlands Connect • Midland Metro Alliance • Museum of London • Public Health England • SEPA • SEStran • 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 West Midlands • Transport Systems Catapult • Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive/Nexus • West Midlands Open Data Forum • West Yorkshire Safer Roads Executive Group • AECOM • Amey Consulting • APCOA Parking • Arup • Audi • Britannia Parking • Capita • Chorley Group EV • Connect Plus Services • Engie • GeoPlace • Jaguar Land Rover • Kier Highways • Minicabit • NCP • NHS • RAC • Royal Sun Alliance • RSMA • SYSTRA • WSP • Unipart Rail • Birmingham City University • British Standards Institute • Centre for Connected Autonomous Vehicles/BEIS • Centre for Mobility, Coventry University • Confederation of Passenger Transport • Open Data Institute • Transport Institute, University College London • WMG, University of Warwick • Urban Big Data Centre • University of Glasgow • University of York

Previous presentations have addressed:

“Developing an electric vehicle charging infrastructure network” • “Improving the public transport customer proposition with smarter data” • “Using smart roads to keep Leeds moving” • “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” • “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” • “DRT for London and dynamic demand led bus service planning: Maximizing the opportunities provided by technology” • “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” • “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” etc.

Testimonials and feedback:

“The morning was very good! The speakers were excellent and the roundtable speed dating style discussion sessions were also really useful”

City Centre Programme Manager, City of Edinburgh Council

 

“Thanks again for organising the excellent event last week – the mix of speakers and delegates was absolutely superb, and the talks were incredibly informative all round”

Smart Perth Project Coordinator, Perth & Kinross Council

 

“An excellent event with a range of interesting subjects covered. The half day format is ideal”

Ticketing Commercial Officer, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport

 

“A very useful session”

Smart & Integrated Ticketing Manager, CalMac Ferries

 

“A very interesting event”

Data & Market Analyst, Stagecoach UK Bus Research Team

 

“An enjoyable event and we had several very interesting discussions. It sounds like we might get some concrete outcomes in the near future”

Senior Researcher & Lecturer in Transport Studies, Urban Big Data Centre/University of Glasgow (Innovation Sponsor)

Full collection of testimonials and feedback

Speakers

“Taking MaaS to the Next Level” – Several converging market forces, social trends and advances in technology have started to reshape our understanding, experiences and expectations of how transport is delivered. Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is central to these ideas of change in the transportation of people and goods. MaaS puts users at the heart of transport services by offering tailor made solutions based on individual needs that provide easy access to the most appropriate transport mode or service as part of an integrated bundle of flexible options. In this opening keynote, Tactran’s Partnership Director, Dr Tom Flanagan, will introduce the Tactran Maas Playbook and the principles behind the Tactran bid to the MaaS Investment Fund. The Playbook and Bid establishes the context for successful deployment of new MaaS solutions in Angus, Dundee, Perth & Kinross and Stirling. It also identifies potential projects (or “plays”) to help Tactran prioritise opportunities for investment and to help the region to capitalise on the opportunities offered by MaaS. The intention is that these solutions will be scalable and applicable to other regions and potential national platforms.

- Dr Tom Flanagan

“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. However, innovative changes to the way we can gather road user data for journey time monitoring mean 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.

- Paul Bates

“The Data Cluster – Driving Forward Innovation and Transparency with Public Sector Data” – Part of the ambitious 8th City/Smart Cities Scotland Programme and supported by the Scottish Cities Alliance, the Data Cluster is a working group with representation from all seven of Scotland’s cities. Since its establishment, the Cluster’s goal has been to drive forward the publication of Local Authority open data, in order to enhance transparency and open up previously closed datasets for innovation. The data published so far has covered a range of themes, and has included transport-related datasets such as EV charger usage and traffic flow, both real-time and historic. In this presentation, Doug Young, the Data Cluster Project Manager, will outline the work of the Cluster to date, and its plans to expand in scope from purely open data towards the wider internal use of data to improve service delivery – vital at a time when Local Authorities are increasingly making use of IoT devices and networks for a range of operational activities.

- Doug Young

“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, Stuart Scott

“The Air that We Breathe: Enabling Hyper-Local Air Quality Monitoring with Emerging Technologies” – Government and local authorities globally are coming under increasing legislative pressure to better monitor air quality, and to deploy and actively manage ‘clean air zones’ across our cities. By 2050 a huge populations shift will have resulted in 70% of the world’s populations living in urban areas. This seismic shift is driving Smart City initiatives globally. 44% of UK councils currently do not have fit-for-purpose air and pollution monitoring capabilities (The Independent, 2017). With a more stringent government Air Quality Plan about to come into force, councils face significant fines if they are not compliant. Welsh tech company Vortex IoT will deliver a thought-provoking view of the importance of the ‘Air that We Breathe’, and explain how emerging technologies and innovation will contribute to our ever-changing societal needs and how developing a new Hyper-Local Air Quality Monitoring (AQM) solution can provide revenue-generating opportunities for local authorities and play a key role in the creation of new urban business models that are essential as the shape of our towns and cities changes over time.

- Steve Jones

“Dundee – Electrifying a City!” – In 2011 Dundee City Council began a journey to transition away from fossil fuelled vehicles, embracing new advancements in electric vehicle technology as part of its solution to improve the city’s air quality. In this keynote presentation, Fraser Crichton, Corporate Fleet Operations Manager, will present the city’s rapid deployment of EV vehicles & infrastructure, highlighting the policy and strategies which have seen Dundee become one of the most advanced regions of e-mobility in Europe.

- Fraser Crichton

“Smart Update from Transport Scotland” – This closing keynote from Interim Head of Concessionary Travel & Integrated Ticketing, Mary Docherty, will focus on providing a 2019 update on the Transport Scotland journey towards implementing 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’. The scope of Mary’s speech will include an update on the Transport Bill, Smart Delivery Strategy and Transport Scotland’s approach to enabling MaaS and public transport interoperability.

- Mary Docherty

Agenda

  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 am - 9:20 am Introduction and Opening Keynote
  • 9:20 am - 10:20 am Expert Presentations
  • 10:20 am - 10:35 am Keynote Speaker 2
  • 10:35 am - 12:15 pm Roundtable Discussions and Consultations
  • 12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Keynote Speaker 3
  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Close, Networking and Buffet Lunch

Supported by
Dundee City Council
Tactran
Tay Cities
Transport Scotland
The ERDF

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