On October 17th we hosted TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 2023 at The Barn, Greencoat Place Conference Centre. This Smart Class provided a fresh take on deploying the latest digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies, policies and best practices to tackle transport and mobility challenges faced by London, its hinterland, burgeoning smart city-regions of the South East and East Anglia, and beyond, and deliver a transport system that will allow passengers and citizens to travel efficiently, safely and with minimal impact on the environment.
As usual, our videographer has captured the keynotes and innovator presentations on film 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 application form at the bottom of this page and we’ll give you complimentary access to the presentation video recordings and slides.
Our inspirational speakers included: Meera Nayyar, Head of Mobility and Passenger Experience at the Department for Transport (TfL); Naomi Green, Managing Director of England’s Economic Heartland (EEH); Charul Gupta, Transport for London’s (TfL) Head of Technology and Data – Transport Services (Interim); Guy Sutherland, Head of Bids and Partnerships at UrbanThings (a Paragon ID company); Nick Ruxton-Boyle, the Director of Environment at Marston Holdings and Vortex; Daniel Callaway, Business Consultant and Integration Architect at Sqills (part of Siemens Mobility); and Cherryanne Cooper, Account Director at Brightly (a Siemens Infrastructure company).
The Smart Class also featured thought provoking Q&As and engaging roundtable sessions hosted by the innovator teams which, in addition to the speakers, included the expert contributions of Adam Toone (Chief Operating Officer) and Nicole Easden (Business Development Manager) from UrbanThings, Ella Patel (Product Owner & Technical Presales Consultant) from Vortex, Phil Puddefoot (Programme Director UK & Ireland) from Sqills and Mark Rowe (Strategic Consultant) from Brightly. Further networking was facilitated over breakfast, drinks and a cooked lunch.
There was invaluable delegate input into these discussions on behalf of key stakeholders such as Amey, Arcadis, Buckinghamshire Council, Buro Happold, Central Bedfordshire Council, City of London Corporation, Department for Transport (DfT), England’s Economic Heartland (EEH), Epping Forest District Council, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), Integrated Transport Planning (ITP), London Borough of Newham, London Gatwick Airport, Ridge and Partners, Southeastern Railway, Systra, Transport for London (TfL), UK Civil Service, and more!
Topic highlights included:
- What is Mobility as a Service?
- Why is the Government’s new MaaS code of practice necessary, what exactly is in the code and what are the principal recommendations and next steps?
- MaaS benefits and barriers;
- DfT funded “Future Transport Zones” (including the Solent FTZ) and examples technologies and services being deployed – Drone trials, Smart ticketing, MaaS, Shared mobility, E-scooters, Mobility hubs, Car clubs and E-cargo bikes;
- Why is multi-operator smart ticketing key to getting people back to the Bus and driving behaviour change?
- How to achieve this with the tools at our disposal – Journey planning apps, Real-time information apps, Smart mobile ticketing apps, ITSO smartcards, cEMV apps and Loyalty apps; Advantages to passengers, operators and authorities of a single ‘All-in-one’ solution;
- What the future of transportation might look like;
- Combating air pollution – Human and planetary challenges;
- The maturity of data in transport;
- How can hyperlocal air quality monitoring and real-time data collection accelerate clean air and climate resilience projects and policies? Case studies from Cardiff, Glasgow and the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham;
- Sub-national transport bodies;
- East West Rail – The history, economic story and business ecosystem;
- How England’s Economic Heartland is using data and opportunities enabled through the future of mobility to plan and deliver a genuine user-focused transport system that maximises the potential of East West Rail and public transport priorities in the Heartland and the wider south east;
- 15 minute neighbourhoods, single integrated transport systems for people and other examples of sustainable transport-enabled regeneration;
- Managing passenger trains and modernising rail retailing in a post-Covid world – Why did customer behaviour change, what were the positive passenger lock-down impacts and how should we take advantage of the new behaviour?
- What is reaccommodation and why is it so important?
- Ticket modelling and dynamic pricing – Which “Ticket to seat” mix is right for your network, how do we fill empty or off peak trains and what are operators doing with live data?
- Who are Transport for London’s customers and how do they know what their customers want?
- Transforming real-time passenger information within the realm of bus public transportation: Historical context, technological advancements and impacts of RTPI – Past, present and future, including case studies and innovative trials;
- Open-access to public transport data – What are the advantages providing open data, why is TfL committed to its open data policy, what data is available and how is it used?
- How a shift in highways and environmental operations can have a positive impact on air quality and GHG reduction – Tracking, measuring and analysing the emissions of inspections, reactive and planned works to build a baseline carbon footprint for each asset, roll-up data across asset portfolios and predict trends over time;
- Enabling smarter assets to deliver sustainable communities – Using examples of smart (IoT) street lighting, highways, pavements, cycle paths, bus stops, smart drains, litter bins, EV charging, citizen engagement and green infrastructure;
- Leveraging strategic asset management for carbon capture and ESG
Those qualifying to receive the presentation videos and rich media content from this event include commissioning, procurement, trialling, partnering and policy leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers and planners from local authorities (e.g. city, borough, metropolitan, district and county councils); public 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, parking operators, prime contractors etc.
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