Last Tuesday, October 13th, we hosted TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 2020 at Greencoat Place conference centre, just around the corner from the Department for Transport. The event explored how to deploy the latest digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies and best practices to tackle transport and mobility challenges faced by London and its hinterland, burgeoning city-regions of the South East and East Anglia, and beyond. Coronavirus recovery responses and initiatives added an extra dimension to our discussions into the key role smart innovation can play in delivering a transport system that will allow passengers and citizens to travel efficiently, safely and with minimal impact on the environment.
Since current government regulations limited us to a smaller live/f2f audience than usual for this Smart Class, we commissioned a film maker to capture some of the action for additional stakeholders to enjoy post-event!
If you meet our regular delegate qualification criteria but were unable to join us on the day, just complete the short form below and we’ll give you free of charge access to the presentation videos, recordings and slides.
Our inspirational keynotes included: England’s Economic Heartland (EEH) Programme Manager (and President of the CIHT), Martin Tugwell, Kent County Council’s Public Transport Project Manager and Lead for MaaS in Kent, Jacqui Elliott; and London Borough of Barnet’s Head of Parking & Infrastructure and Environment Lead for Town Centres Recovery, Philip Hoare, assisted by Enforcement Expert, Nigel Coltman. Martin, Jacqui, Philip and Nigel provided invaluable real-world insights into ongoing programmes, collaboration initiatives, digital journeys and adoptions of emerging, transformative technologies.
The Smart Class also featured innovator presentations from leading technology experts and thought leaders, including Padam Mobility’s David Carnero, CityMaaS Co-Founder & CEO, Rene Perkins, and Pavegen Founder & CEO, Laurence Kemball-Cook (featured amongst TED’s top talks on envisioning the cities of the future!), each representing priority transport and mobility innovation themes and associated fields of application.
Our speakers provided us with invaluable insights into a fascinating range of topics, including:
- How the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated trends that, in recent years, have challenged wisdoms about the future of transport
- EEH’s 30 year vision for a zero carbon transport system, the philosophy underpinning the transport strategy for the region and how it will be implemented
- Dynamic demand responsive transport, best practices in shared mobility for lower density areas and how intelligent DRT solutions can provide the answer
- Mind over mode shift – The future of public transport in Kent: introducing MaaS to Ebbsfleet with Fastrack BRT and trains at its core; DRT schemes in Kent; the opp charger electric bus fleet for Fastrack; and trialling autonomous electric shuttles on Fastrack
- Creating positive social impact with personalised digital and travel experiences
- Revolutionising accessible living using AI and crowd-sourced data
- Town centres and the suburban renaissance – possibilities, pitfalls and potential innovation
- Shifts in technology requirements – cashless payments becoming the norm, emissions based charging, increased emphasis and public acceptance of CCTV and appropriate uses of ANPR technology
- What will the near future look like for parking?
- Key role of cleantech in building new transport hubs and smarter, more sustainable, stations
- What is a smart city?
- Capitalising on footfall to become more than a passing destination – Building a community and triggering behavioural change with clean energy producing pavements
Those qualifying to receive the rich content from these presentations include: commissioning, procurement, trialling and partnering leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers and planners from progressive city, borough, metropolitan, district and county councils; municipalities; 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.
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