Confirming TfL, TfSE and MK Council Keynotes for TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 2019


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We’re excited to announce our three keynote speakers, along with their presentation topics, for TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 2019, which will be hosted at Browns Courtrooms, Covent Garden, on Wednesday 9th October.

“Transport Innovation in London” – Transport for London is the integrated transport body for the Capital responsible for moving people and goods around London. This keynote presentation, from TfL’s Head of Commercial Innovation, Rikesh Shah, will focus on how TfL is working with market innovators who can work with the city to help deliver the outcomes of Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan’s, Transport Strategy: “At its heart is a bold aim for 80% of all trips in London to be made on foot, by cycle or using public transport by 2041” (Valerie Shawcross, Deputy Mayor of Transport). Rikesh will also discuss how corporates and large bodies, including TfL, are changing the way they work with innovators given the fast changes in technology.

“The Role of Smart Mobility in Delivering a Transport Strategy for the South East” – Transport for the South East is an emerging Sub National Transport Body. Their mission is to grow the South East’s economy by delivering a safe, sustainable, and integrated transport system that makes the area more productive and improves the quality of life for all residents, and protects and enhances its natural and built environment. This keynote, from TfSE’s Technical Lead, Mark Valleley, will explore the potential role that smart mobility initiatives will play in helping TfSE to achieve this mission as part of their emerging transport strategy. Whilst smart mobility has the potential to offer travellers more choice, reduce congestion and emissions and make more efficient use of existing infrastructure, it also has the potential to exacerbate existing problems. The presentation will identify the issues that need to be addressed to ensure that smart mobility initiatives can be shaped in a way that will ensure TfSE’s mission is accomplished.

“Enabling Sustainable Growth: Transport Innovation in Milton Keynes” – Milton Keynes is widely regarded as one of the most successful, and ambitious, new towns in the UK and continues to grow rapidly. However, with the population planned to double to 500,000 over the next 30 years, the reliance on the private car must come to an end. The council is working with partners on a range of initiatives to transform mobility in Milton Keynes and ensure the city remains quick, easy and safe to get around. This keynote presentation, by MK’s Head of Transport (and Mobility Strategy lead), Steve Hayes, will explore the Council’s role in developing new data-led mobility solutions.

TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 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 faced by the capital, it’s hinterland, burgeoning smart city-regions of the South East and East Anglia (e.g. Greater Brighton, Cambridge, MK, Norwich, Oxford, Peterborough, Reading, Portsmouth, Southampton etc), 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; 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 London, the South East and East Anglia. 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, London & South East England 2019 as an “Innovation Sponsor” (last two slots remaining):

Core themes at a TRANSPORT Smart Class 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 London & South East England 2018, Scotland 2018, North of 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:

EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class 2H 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 (Morning) – Web page and registration for this event will go live later this month

WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2020 – Browns Courtrooms, Covent Garden, London, 15th April (Afternoon)

NB. In addition to further TRANSPORT, EMISSIONS & AQ and WASTE MANAGEMENT editions, our 2020/2021 schedules will also feature ENERGY Smart Class 2020, WATER MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2020 and HEALTH & ASSISTED LIVING Smart Classes! We’re also considering the addition of PUBLIC REALM/SMART URBAN SPACES Smart Classes!

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TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 2019

On October 9th we will be casting a spotlight over London and South East England, hosting our speakers discussions on how the latest digital innovations can help overcome the transport and mobility challenges faced by the capital, it's hinterland, burgeoning smart city-regions of the South East and East Anglia (e.g. Greater Brighton, Cambridge, MK, Norwich, Oxford, Peterborough, Reading, Portsmouth, Southampton etc), and beyond.


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