TRANSPORT Smart Class, Midlands 2019: Retrospectives Round-Up


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Last month we hosted TRANSPORT Smart Class, Midlands 2019 at Fazeley Studios in Birmingham. Here’s what some of the participants had to say:

“A really worthwhile event to attend, a very valuable use of my time and a really good mix of delegates in terms of public/private organisations and transport authorities and operators” – Head of Intelligent Transport Systems, Highways England • “Really enjoyed the event – great opportunity to see real examples of tech in use and ask the daft questions…Very enjoyable opportunity to listen and think” – Head of Strategic Infrastructure and Economy, Worcestershire County Council • “A valuable learning opportunity, very interesting and enjoyable, and all the roundtables were insightful. I learned a great deal from the day and came away with some great ideas to research and chase up” – Transport Manager, Derbyshire Community Transport, HCT Group • “Great event” – Sustainability West Midlands • “Thanks again for the opportunity to attend the event. It was both enjoyable and informative”- Market Development Lead, Smart Mobility & CAV, TRL • “The smart class was really interesting. Thank you!” – Environmental Consultant, Aecom • “Had some really useful conversations, which have already resulted in what looks like some potentially collaborative work” – Project Coordinator, Living Streets (Innovation Sponsor) • “Delighted to be part of it; interesting presentations by all, and very useful roundtable discussions in the smart classes format” – Transport Lead, ODI Birmingham (Innovation Sponsor) • “Thanks for another great event today!” – Director, Videalert (Innovation Sponsor)

If you’ve missed any of the “Retrospectives”, here’s another chance to gain valuable insights from our TRANSPORT Smart Class, Midlands 2019 Innovation Sponsors (ODI Birmingham, Imperial, Videalert and Living Streets) and Keynote Supporters (Highways England, Arriva and Transport for West Midlands/TfWM). Just click on the presentation title of your choice to access the associated slides (corresponds to order of delivery on the day):

1. “The End to End Journey – Planning for Autonomous Vehicles on the Strategic Road Network”
2. “How to Deliver Business Benefit, Solve Public Sector Challenges and Create Social Value Through Transport Data Sharing”
3. “How to Effectively Manage and Enforce Clean Air and Low Emission Zones”
4. “How Digital Tools Can Advance Knowledge of Active Travel”
5. “The Role of DRT in Supporting the Public Transport Network and Initiating Behavioural Change”
6. “Using Data and Developing Partnerships to Tackle Congestion”

Check out the Transport Smart Classes we have scheduled over the next 12 months for smart aspiring city-regions of the UK:

TRANSPORT Smart Class, North of England 2019 – Open Data Institute Leeds, 20th June 2019
TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2019 – The V&A Dundee, 12th September 2019
TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 2019 – Browns Courtrooms, Covent Garden, London, 9th October 2019
TRANSPORT Smart Class, South West England 2019 – Radisson Blu Bristol, 4th December 2019
TRANSPORT Smart Class, Wales 2020 – Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff, 30th January 2020
• TRANSPORT Smart Class, Midlands 2020 – Birmingham, February or March 2020 date TBC

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 to travel efficiently, safely and with minimal impact on the environment. 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; sub-regional transport bodies, combined authorities, integrated transport authorities and passenger transport executives; DfT and supporting national transport agencies; fleet operators and vehicle manufacturers; prime contractors etc. Core themes range from on-demand transport and MaaS applications, predictive traffic management, 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. If you’d like to secure a free delegate place at one of the editions above (subject to satisfying our registration criteria) please complete the registration form at the bottom of the appropriate event page.

If you’re a Smart Transport innovator, or if your company sources or advises on digital technology-enabled solutions and best practices that play a key role in helping buyer side stakeholders across UK city-regions to address their transport and mobility challenges, please ask about our Transport Smart Class sponsorship packages, which enable your speaker to deliver a unique thought leadership presentation and your team of experts to host a series of deeper-dive roundtable consultations with the delegates:

If your ‘smart’ requirements are better suited to another essential sector, please consider:

EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class 2019 – Browns Courtrooms, Covent Garden, London, 17th April 2019
WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2019 – Browns Courtrooms, Covent Garden, London, 10th July 2019
WATER MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2019 – The Bond, Birmingham, 14th November 2019
ENERGY Smart Class – 2020 Date/Location TBC
HEALTH & ASSISTED LIVING Smart Classes – 2020 Dates/Locations TBC


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TRANSPORT Smart Class, Midlands 2019

In February we will be casting a spotlight over Central England, hosting our speakers discussions on how the latest digital innovations can help overcome the transport and mobility challenges faced by the burgeoning city-regions of the West and East Midlands (incl. Birmingham, Coventry, Derby, Leicester, Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Northampton, MK, Oxford etc), and beyond.


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