Announcing Dundee City Council, Transport Scotland and Tactran Keynotes at TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2019


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We’re delighted to confirm our three keynote speakers, along with their presentation topics, for TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2019, which we’re hosting at the spectacular V&A Dundee on Thursday, 12th September:

“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, Corporate Fleet Operations Manager, Fraser Crichton, 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.

“Smart Update from Transport Scotland” – This 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.

“MaaS – Taking it 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 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.

TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2019 will show key buyer-side stakeholders how the latest digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies and best practices can help tackle the transport and mobility challenges faced by city-regions such as Glasgow & Clyde Valley, Edinburgh & South East Scotland, Stirling, Tay, Aberdeen, Inverness & Highlands, and beyond, and deliver a transport system that will allow passengers to travel efficiently, safely and with minimal impact on the environment.

In addition to our inspirational keynotes, this Smart Class will feature: Up to 5 rapid fire innovator presentations from leading smart transport technology experts, each representing a priority topic/field of digital innovation or application (innovator speakers already confirmed from Clearview Intelligence, Imperial, Videalert and Vortex IoT); Deeper-dive roundtable consultations with speakers and senior stakeholders to hone delegates’ smart strategies and help address some of their specific transport and mobility challenges; Further networking opportunities with peers and pioneers over breakfast, drinks and lunch buffet, all at no charge!

Qualifying 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; regional transport partnerships, sub-regional transport bodies, combined authorities, integrated transport authorities and passenger transport executives; government and supporting national transport agencies; fleet operators, vehicle manufacturers, parking operators, prime contractors etc. NB. Priority for this edition is being given to applications from stakeholders across Scotland. Those with relevant credentials can Register here for a free place and join us for what promises to be a truly insightful half-day (8.30am-1.30pm)!

If you’re a Smart Transport innovator, or if your company sources or advises on digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies or best practices that can play a key role in helping our delegates tackle their transport and mobility challenges, it’s possible to participate at TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2019 as an “Innovation Sponsor” (last slot remaining):

Core themes at TRANSPORT Smart Classes 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.

Still need convincing? Check out our TRANSPORT Smart Classes testimonials and feedback page or take a look at the “Retrospectives Round-Ups” from our Scotland 2018, North of England 2018, London & South East England 2018, South West England & Wales 2018, Midlands 2019 and North of England 2019 editions.

Delegate places (subject to qualification) and innovation sponsorship packages are also currently available for:

TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 2019 – Browns Courtrooms, Covent Garden, London, 9th October

EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class 2H 2019 – The Bond, Birmingham, 14th November

WATER MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2019 – The Bond, Birmingham, 14th November

TRANSPORT Smart Class, South West England 2019 – Radisson Blu Bristol, 4th December

TRANSPORT Smart Class, Wales 2020 – Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff, 30th January

TRANSPORT Smart Class, Midlands 2020 – Birmingham, 5th March

EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class, Southern England 2020 – Browns Courtrooms, Covent Garden, London, 15th April (Web page and registration for this event will go live from September)

WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2020 – Browns Courtrooms, Covent Garden, London, 15th April (Web page and registration for this event will go live from September)

NB. In addition to further TRANSPORT, EMISSIONS & AQ, WASTE MANAGEMENT and WATER MANAGEMENT editions, the 2020/21 schedule should also feature our next ENERGY Smart Class, a HEALTH & ASSISTED LIVING edition and possibly (currently under consideration) a SMART URBAN SPACES/PUBLIC REALM edition!

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TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2019

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.


   Dundee, UK

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Clearview Intelligence
Vortex IoT
Scottish Cities Alliance

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