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.
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, 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 December 4th we will be casting a spotlight over South West England, hosting our speakers discussions on how the latest digital innovations can help overcome the transport and mobility challenges faced by burgeoning city-regions such as Bristol, Cheltenham, Exeter, Gloucester, Plymouth and Torbay, Bournemouth/Poole, Swindon, 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.
NB. Delegates at this Smart Class also have the opportunity to take a post-event tour of Bristol’s Smart City Operations Centre! Led by Bristol City Council, this high-tech nerve centre facilitates collaborative traffic management, bus lane enforcement, monitoring of public spaces, telecare services and more. Tour spaces are limited so, if you’d like to be included, please state interest in your registration (below).
Our previous Smart Transport events have attracted senior delegates from:
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Testimonials and feedback:
ITS Planner, Portsmouth City Council
“Excellent opportunity to meet peers interested and experienced in similar subject areas. Good format with roundtables”
Director Transport Planning, SYSTRA
“This was my second smart class – again, very well organised with great content”
Acting Head of Insight, Transport Focus
“A thoroughly worthwhile morning”
Policy Manager, Department for Transport
“Great event and superb networking opportunity”
Strategy and Business Development, Transformation and Bid Management, Imperial Civil Enforcement Solutions (Innovation Sponsor)
“It was a pleasure to take part”
Director of Programmes, BetterPoints (Innovation Sponsor)
“Great job hosting the smart class yesterday, it was very insightful and I really enjoyed the other speakers there”
Community Manager, Faxi (Innovation Sponsor)
“Laying Bristol’s Foundations for a Smart Well-Connected Future & Using Intelligent Infrastructure Initiatives to Deliver Transport Objectives” – Bristol boasts an impressive history of delivering new technologies and innovative initiatives. This keynote from Bristol City Council’s Highways Maintenance Team Manager will explore how Smart City projects have helped deliver Bristol’s transport objectives to date and are assisting in tackling current local transport challenges. Nick’s presentation will focus on how technology has been used through partnership working by taking an “Understand the Problem that Needs Solving” approach to better inform and realise efficiencies in the way Bristol delivers highway maintenance; including smart gully sensors, digital inspector, and technology driven condition surveys.
“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 networks 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.
“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.
“The Importance of Passenger Data in MaaS” – In this presentation, the Founder and CEO of intelligent mobility pioneer, UrbanThings, will look at industry trends regarding ticketing and smart payments, and how these are converging upon Mobility as a Service.
• What will Smart Ticketing look like in the future?
• What technologies should we harness to future-proof our systems?
• Why does passenger data play such a crucial role?
• How can you collect it, and what are the potential pitfalls?
“How Digital Tools Can Advance Knowledge of Active Travel” – Living Streets demonstrate how digital technology is helping them to deliver one of the biggest behaviour change programmes in the UK. Working with local authority and transport partners, WOW – the award-winning interactive Travel Tracker and year round walk to school challenge – is making an impact in thousands of schools the length and breadth of the country.
“Whole City Transformation” – On 23 July 2019, Exeter City Council declared a climate emergency and committed to making Exeter carbon neutral by 2030. This ambition is aligned to the vision for the City and will make a vital contribution to our planet and all its people. Exeter has an opportunity to show leadership among cities through decisive implementation of policies, innovations and investment that will shape the way we live, and our environmental impact, for decades to come. We will need to harness new technologies that improve the way we manage our resources and how we move around our cities. Inevitably choices will need to be made that affect us all. This keynote presentation from programme lead and Exeter City Futures’ Managing Director, Dr Liz O’Driscoll, will discuss Exeter’s approach to developing a shared roadmap for the City and why they believe that this will give Exeter the best chance of achieving a just transition to a carbon neutral future.
“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 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.
Addendum: Ian will now be delivering this presentation at our Midlands edition in Birmingham on March 5th.
- 8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast
- 9:00 am - 9:30 am Introduction and Opening Keynote
- 9:30 am - 10:30 am Expert Presentations
- 10:30 am - 10:45 am Keynote Speaker 2
- 10:45 am - 10:55 am Teas and Coffees
- 10:55 am - 12:15 pm Roundtable Discussions and Consultations
- 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Close, Networking and Buffet Lunch
- 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Optional Post-Event Tour of Bristol's Smart City Operations Centre (Depart Radisson by 1:15pm to commence tour at 1:30pm)