We’re excited to reveal further details on our Transport for Wales, Sustrans Cymru and Cardiff Capital Region keynotes at TRANSPORT Smart Class, Wales 2022, which we’re hosting in person at voco St David’s Cardiff on Thursday 26th May:
“MaaSsive Opportunities for Modal Shift in Wales” – Transport for Wales (TfW) is on a journey to become an integrated provider of seamless door-to-door journeys. Through better integrated journey planning and ticketing, and expanding access to shared and demand-responsive mobility, TfW will unlock new opportunities for people to travel in Wales and beyond.
In this keynote presentation, Adam Stead, who leads on Digital Strategy at TfW, will introduce the concept of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS), what it is and what makes MaaS unique within Wales.
Adam will present how TfW approached the problem of creating a MaaS strategy through gaining a deeper understanding of customer needs and challenges, validating ideas for MaaS with customers, and how TfW plan to combine their digital services together to revitalise the digital customer experience in Wales.
“Working with Communities for Inclusive Smart Transport Futures” – In this keynote presentation, Christine Boston, Director of Sustrans Cymru, will discuss the ways in which Sustrans is working with communities to increase data and information that will ensure smart and inclusive travel futures:
“With leaders facing multiple crises of climate change, air pollution, inactivity, obesity loneliness and isolation, it is essential that we gather and utilise the necessary data to make decisions and plan services that meet the needs of our communities.
Through innovation, we are able to work with a wide range of individuals to develop solutions to local problems. This engagement and understanding is vital in tackling the challenges of transport and achieving liveable cities and towns.
Our collaborative design approaches aim to transform urban design by working with communities, raising ambition and amplifying voices”.
“Cardiff Capital Region’s Sustainable Transport and Mobility Ambitions in a Post-Covid, Post-Brexit and Climate-focused Era” – With a cost of living crisis due partly to energy prices and war, a work behaviour change like no other due to COVID, an economic transformation due to Brexit, and a climate crisis that is causing no end of issues for our survival, the ‘norm’ of our fossil fuelled, car driven society is being challenged, and it’s clear that it’s time for action! The response to these significant problems though are not easy to resolve in the transport world, when there are many conflicting priorities – trying to access everyday services, being appealing to markets to set up, grow and stay in our Region, encouraging people to spend in Wales to keep shops and facilities sustainable, and to foster innovation to respond to the changes we need fuel our nation, but not harm the environment.
Whilst there is a lot to do and learn, what is the CCR doing today to enable us to build for the future? How are actions and lessons learnt, impacting on how we go forward to enable facilitating the growth of vibrant, local economies to encourage increasing numbers of people to want to live, work and spend their leisure time in South-East Wales? How is what we do now to provide an effective and efficient transport system, key to ensuring a strong, inclusive, and more equitable economy that delivers prosperity for all, by connecting people, communities and businesses to jobs, services, and markets? Clare Cameron, responsible for all things Transport and Energy within the CCR, will provide some of the answers in this keynote.
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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 and citizens to travel efficiently, safely and with minimal impact on the environment. Core themes range from on-demand transport and MaaS applications, EVs and e-mobility, micromobility, predictive traffic management, journey time monitoring, smart parking and enforcing CAZs and LEZs, to active travel and behavioural change, analysing people movements, new ways of visualising data, connected and autonomous vehicles, intelligent street lighting, real-time transport modelling, smart ticketing and fare collection, and ITS in a Covid and post-Covid world.
TRANSPORT Smart Class, Wales 2022 will host our speakers discussions on how the latest digital innovations can help overcome the transport and mobility challenges faced by burgeoning city-regions including South East Wales and the Cardiff Capital Region, Swansea Bay, North East Wales/Deeside, and beyond.
In addition to our inspirational keynotes, the event will feature: Rapid fire innovator presentations delivered by leading technology experts and thought leaders – including Martin Navarro (Head of E-Mobility UK) and Michael Kent (E-Bus UK Region) from Enel X, XeroE’s (CEO & Co-founder) Steve Evans, John Vinson (Commercial Director) from Vortex IoT, and Conigital’s (CEO) Don-Paul Dhaliwal – representing unique transport and mobility innovation themes and priority areas of application; Deeper-dive roundtable consultations with speakers and specialists to help hone delegates’ smart strategies and address some of their specific transport and mobility challenges; Further networking opportunities with peers and pioneers over breakfast, drinks and cooked lunch, and all at no charge!
Qualifying delegates include commissioning, procurement, trialling and partnering leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers and planners from local authorities (e.g. city, borough, metropolitan, district and county councils); public and private transport operators; regional transport partnerships, sub-regional transport bodies, combined authorities, integrated transport authorities and passenger transport executives; highways authorities and road operators; government and supporting national transport agencies; fleet operators, vehicle manufacturers, parking operators, prime contractors etc. Those with relevant credentials can REGISTER HERE to secure one of the last free places and join us for what promises to be an insightful half-day of collaboration and knowledge exchange!
Up to 5 innovators/solution vendors can participate at a Smart Class in an “Innovation Sponsor” capacity: Check out our Event Sponsorship page for full details on “Smart Class Innovation Sponsorship Packages” or contact us by phone or e-mail if you’d like to discuss this option further for a future edition. Peruse our Testimonials page (or the individual Smart Class event pages on our website) for feedback from previous delegates, sponsors and supporters!
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