TRANSPORT Smart Class, South West England 2019

Sponsored by
Clearview Intelligence
Living Streets


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, 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, 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:

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 Islington Council • Royal Borough of Kingston • LB Newham 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 • City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council • Bristol City Council • Bristol is Open • Buckinghamshire County Council • Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council • Cambridgeshire County 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 • Dundee City Council • East Sussex County Council • City of Edinburgh Council • Essex County Council • Exeter City Council • 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 • 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 • South Western Railway Spirit of Sussex Coaches • Stagecoach Digital • Stagecoach Group • TransPennine Express • Trenitalia UK • Virgin Trains • West Midlands Trains • Centre for London • CoMoUK 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 • Roads Collaboration Programme • 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 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 • Arcadis • Arup • Audi • BEAR Scotland • Britannia Parking • Capita • Chorley Group EV • Connect Plus Services • Engie • GeoPlace • Jacobs • Jaguar Land Rover • Kier Highways • Minicabit • NCP • NHS • RAC • Ringway Royal Sun Alliance • RSMA • Skanska SYSTRA • WSP • Unipart Rail • Urban Foresight • Birmingham City University • British Standards Institute • Centre for Connected Autonomous Vehicles/BEIS • Centre for Mobility, Coventry University • CENSIS • Confederation of Passenger Transport • Energy Saving Trust • 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 York

Previous presentations have addressed:

“Hubbing our mobility” “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” • “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” • “Transport innovation in London” • “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” • “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” etc.

Testimonials and feedback:

“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


“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)

Full collection of testimonials and feedback 


“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.

- Nick Pates

“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.

- Graham Muspratt

“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, Dave Wearmouth

“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?


- Carl Partridge

“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.

- Kelly Theis

“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.

- Dr. Liz O'Driscoll

“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)

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Bristol City Council
Bristol is Open (BiO)
Bristol Operations Centre
Exeter City Council
Exeter City Futures

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