Testimonials and Feedback

Here's what some of the stakeholders have had to say about our TRANSPORT Smart Classes! Check out individual Smart Classes from our Events Schedule & Archive and "Retrospectives Round-Ups" on our Knowledge Base for additional insights, including reaction to our previous EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY, PUBLIC REALM & URBAN SPACES, WATER MANAGEMENT, WASTE MANAGEMENT and ENERGY editions!

“It was an absolute pleasure to speak at TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 2023 as a keynote speaker yesterday. Shared some information, but gained many more learnings and insights in return. Very well organised. Thank you”
Head of Technology and Data – Transport Services, Transport for London

“It’s really positive to see events that bring together stakeholders from across the ecosystem to consider how we deliver transit/mobility systems and solutions for citizens. It was also a very nice choice of venue for the target audience”
Head of Mobility and Passenger Experience, Department for Transport

“It was a pleasure to contribute to this very well organised event. Great format!”
Head of Innovation, Transport for Greater Manchester

“It was great to collaborate with others on how open data can help a city…Really enjoyed it, well done!”
Head of Commercial Innovation, Transport for London

A really good event – really useful. Please keep me in the loop for next year’s!”
Head of Sustainable Transport Demand, Transport Scotland

“This was my second Smart Class event and, again, I found it very informative and an excellent opportunity to engage with stakeholders”
Head of Data Policy, Analytics and Data Division, Department for Transport

“Just wanted to send a big thank you for the conference yesterday – I really enjoyed meeting everyone. Loads of contacts for me in my new role!”
Travel Demand Manager, Transport for West Midlands

“First time at a Smart Class and very impressed. All really good presentations and benefited from every roundtable. Very good session, thank you!”
Traffic and Network Coordination Manager, Transport for West Midlands

“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

“Many thanks for inviting me as a keynote speaker. I really enjoyed the event and presentations”
Roads Development Director, National Highways

“Thanks for the invitation. I thoroughly enjoyed the thought provoking presentations and the discussions afterwards”
Scottish Road Works Commissioner, Office of the Scottish Road Works Commissioner 

“I found last Thursday’s session really interesting. I’ll confess that I’m avidly not a transport geek, and am much more attracted to the human aspects of Sustrans’ work – walking, cycling, placemaking, rebalancing streets etc. So it’s all the more of a compliment to you that I found the session very engaging”
Head of Policy and Communications, Sustrans Scotland

“Thanks to everyone at Smart Classes for hosting their recent North of England Transport Smart Class and for the invitation to present on TfN’s future travel scenarios and examples of this application towards decarbonisation, transport planning, future mobility, future travel and spatial planning. It was strange but fun being back at a face-to-face event and seeing some familiar faces, and the innovator roundtable sessions were really engaging!”
Senior Major Roads Planning and Strategy Officer, Transport for the North

“Yesterday our Strategic Director got back to face-to- face events – speaking at Transport Smart Class, London & SE England. He highlighted the unique transport challenges of the East and why some of the usual approaches to sustainable transport don’t quite work for the region. The following discussion on solutions for rural areas was really timely to inform our work. Thanks to Smart Classes for the invite to a great event”
OBO Strategic Director, Transport East 

“Excellent service by Mark and Harriet. Clearly passionate about giving the attendees a well planned, joined up event. The presentations were all highly valuable. Thorough enjoyed it, very well coordinated and the material covered was exactly right”
Head of Strategy, Midlands Connect

“Excellent event. Thanks for the opportunity to present”
Head of New Technologies, Midlands Connect

“Great to be involved in a face-to-face event – arrangements worked very well. Well done for a very well organised Covid safe event. Great presentations and so good to have a chance to network again!”
Programme Director, England’s Economic Heartland, and President, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (now Chief Executive at TfN)  

“It was lovely to meet you and your team on Wednesday. I must admit, I was quite apprehensive about attending given that I’d not been in an office/work environment since before lockdown. However, your event was so well organised that I felt safe and able to enjoy the day and engage with the other speakers and attendees. I will look forward to following your events and hope that I can attend next year’s event in Glasgow”
MaaS Delivery Manager – Bus, Accessibility and Active Travel Directorate, Transport Scotland

“The Smart Class I attended was extremely beneficial. I went along to present information but came away with so much more, owing to being in a room full of like-minded individuals for various different organisations trying to achieve similar goals. The event was well structured and extremely informative. I would highly recommend”
Principal Bus Policy Planner, Transport for London (now Bus Rapid Transit Development Manager at Kent County Council) 

“All relevant and interesting presentations and all of the roundtables were good too”
Lead Sponsor (Regional Programmes), Transport for London

“Thanks for organising such an insightful and informative session”
Principal Sponsor, Transport for London

“Great to be there!”
Head of Open Innovation, Transport for London

“Many thanks…a good event with some great delegates there!”
Head of Technology and Data for Surface Transport, Transport for London

“Thank you for organising the event. It was great to understand what other areas of the industry are doing and to bump into familiar faces too”
Surface Transport Portfolio Sponsor, Transport for London

“Excellent event”
Principal Sponsor, Transport for London

“Thanks for hosting a really useful event, great to hear from everyone today”
Smart Programme Manager, Smart & Integrated Ticketing, Transport Scotland

“Thanks for a great event. So good to do this sort of thing again. Good breadth of expertise and speakers”
Senior Advisor, City Planning, Transport for London

“Having not long re-joined Transport for the North it was great to update wider industry on my work in developing a, now agreed, Connected Mobility strategy for the North of England. Framed around the places context in the North, it’s all about delivering user centric outcomes that help people connect to the places that matter to them”
Connected Mobility Manager, Transport for the North

“An excellent event experience – informative presentations and engaging roundtable discussions”
Head of Digital Strategy, Transport for the North

“The format worked well, and a good choice of topics in the right level of detail”
Senior Consultant & Rail Subject Matter Expert, Transport for the North

“Thank you for this morning. I thought the session went very well”
Head of Concessionary Travel and Integrated Ticketing, Transport Scotland

“A valuable opportunity”
Intelligent Transport Systems Analyst, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive

“Another excellent Smart Class and most relevant to current work on MaaS! Thanks to the team”
Policy Advisor, The South East of Scotland Transport Partnership 

“It was a very complementary set of inputs – a reflection of really good planning on your part. The format of these events really allows us to build meaningful networks across sectors” /“Really enjoyed popping over to beautiful Glasgow yesterday to talk at Smart Classes. We talked about how the (draft) SEStran Regional Transport Strategy takes aim at the big challenges of car dependency, transport poverty, integrating modes and connecting communities. It was great to talk about common issues with partners from all sectors and I learnt a lot from the other speakers…also great to catch up with so many colleagues from across the country”
Senior Partnership Manager and Strategy Manager, The South East of Scotland Transport Partnership

“Great morning and very illuminating discussion. Thank you”
Senior Partnership Manager, The South East of Scotland Transport Partnership

“Excellent insights into smart solutions for sustainable transport, a “don’t miss” event when it comes to your region”
Ticketing Commercial Team Leader, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport

“An excellent event with a range of interesting subjects covered. The half day format is ideal”
Ticketing Commercial Officer, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport

“A great Transport Smart Class at the V&A Dundee, looking forward to its return to Scotland. I really enjoyed the event and learnt something useful from all the presentations”
Partnership Director, Tayside and Central Scotland Transport Partnership

“A fantastic event. I learnt a lot from the innovators and keynote speakers, very insightful roundtable discussions and great networking opportunity”
Chair, Thames Estuary Partnership

“Great event!”
Sustainable Journeys Delivery Officer (Clean Air), Transport for Greater Manchester

“It was a really great event!”
Transport Strategy Officer, Transport for Greater Manchester

“Would recommend Smart Classes to colleagues”
Regional Delivery Director (Midlands), National Highways

“Spot on content! Thanks again and see you again next year!”
Value Chain Delivery & Development Manager, Highways England

“A great event – relaxed, informal, lots of time for networking and all of the roundtables added value”
Principal Mobility Planner, Sustrans

“Thank you, I found it all really valuable”
Partnerships and Public Affairs Manager – West of England, Sustrans

“Excellent organisation, event experience, facilities and venue”
Head of UK and EU Relations, Transport Scotland

“A very interesting group”
Senior Environmental Engineer, Transport Scotland

“It was a pleasure to speak, the other presentations were really informative, so I learned a lot. The attendees were really engaged and there were some great discussions in the roundtables”
Insights lead, Transport Focus

“This was my second smart class – again, very well organised with great content”
Acting Head of Insight, Transport Focus

“I found the afternoon very helpful; a carefully curated audience, very well managed, and a warm friendly organisation to work with. You’re doing a great job”
Ex-Head of Digital Transformation & Transport Data Policy, Department for Transport

“A thoroughly worthwhile morning”
Policy Manager, Department for Transport

“Great half day with interesting presentations and discussions. Asset management roundtable was especially valuable”
Corporate Project Officer, Ards and North Down Borough Council

“An excellent event with engaging discussions. Zero carbon emission calculation/monitoring topics of particular interest. Thank you for the opportunity”
Capital Project and Programme Manager, Ards and North Down Borough Council

“Really interesting Morning”
Strategic Transportation Manager, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

“Informative and relevant for local authorities and related consultants”
Parking Manager, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

“Well organised, great location and good brand of delegates”
Contract Manager, Birmingham City Council

“A very useful event, well worth the time spent. All the presentations and roundtables were valuable”
Group Leader Transport Projects, Blackpool Council

“Excellent event and organisation. Good to get an update on current projects”
Team Manager Regeneration Opportunities, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council/Chair of ATCM Wales

“Presentations were informative and the programme was targeted at the right level”
Senior Physical Regeneration Officer, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

“Good event, relevant and well run”
Principal Engineer – Highway Network Resilience & Traffic Manager, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

“Excellent as usual”
Transport Strategy Officer, Buckinghamshire Council

“My first Smart Class and it went well, thanks! Interesting to hear about the challenges and the development of solutions. Loved the Brighton Bus story!”
Transport Strategy Manager for Freight, Buckinghamshire Council

“These events are both informative and a great networking opportunity. I have enjoyed my previous attendance and will look forward to this latest event”
Transport Strategy Officer, Buckinghamshire Council

“It was great, really informative! Thanks for the invite”
Project Manager – Highways Development, Calderdale Council

“Great event with really interesting discussion. Thanks for the invite to speak”
Strategy and Partnerships Manager – Connecting Cambridgeshire and Smart Cambridge Programmes, The Greater Cambridge Partnership and Cambridgeshire County Council

“Very interesting, looking forward to attending again”
Digital Program Manager, Canterbury City Council

“Thank you Smart Classes for inviting me to speak on the CCR City deal sustainable transport & mobility ambitions in a post-Covid, post-Brexit & climate-focused era. A really informative and interesting morning sharing best practice and new innovation”
Transport & Energy Manager – Office of the CCR City Deal, Cardiff Capital Region

“An interesting and informative morning at Smart Classes Cardiff event at the St David’s Hotel, sharing best practice and exciting innovation. A big thank you to Smart Classes for giving Clare the opportunity to share the work we are doing at the Cardiff Capital Region and our sustainable transport and mobility ambitions”
Transport Planner, Cardiff Capital Region

“The presentations were all relevant to CCRCD future proposals and the roundtables were all very useful”
Project Development Officer, Cardiff Capital Region City Deal

“Excellent event, well run and highly relevant”
Enterprise Architect, Super Connected Cardiff Project Team, Cardiff Council

“Thank you for the opportunity, it was great to meet so many people that could usefully help with delivering our plans. Great format!”
Operational Manager – Transport and Network Management, Cardiff Council 

“A great event!”
Smart City Strategy Lead, Cardiff Council 

“I would love to attend again this year as I found it hugely valuable last time”
Senior Sustainable Transport Officer, Central Bedfordshire Council 

“Engaging roundtable discussions and excellent opportunities to network”
Senior Sustainable Transport Officer, Central Bedfordshire Council 

“Thank you for the invitation. It was a pleasure to present”
Transport Innovation Manager, Coventry City Council

“Excellent organisation of the event”
Principal Officer, Coventry City Council

“All of the presentations were informative and gave insights into solutions being offered to address a variety of issues on the transport and carbon reduction agenda”
Senior Project Engineer – Forward Programmes Highways Strategy, Derbyshire County Council

“The presentations and roundtables were all valuable”
Highways Strategy Manager, Derbyshire County Council

“Thank you for putting the Smart Class together. I am going to put my team in touch with some of the innovator speakers as I can see some potential there. Hopefully see you at future editions!”
Network Operations Manager, Dorset Council 

“Enjoyable event, engaging conversations and plenty to follow up on”
Data Cluster Project Manager at Scottish Cities Alliance and City Development, Dundee City Council

“Thank you for the invitation to speak, great questions and discussion! A really thought provoking morning”
Head of Placemaking and Mobility, The City of Edinburgh Council

“It was excellent, and I found it thoroughly useful because of the broad range of people there. I would definitely travel a greater distance to another event”
Smart Cities Project Manager, The City of Edinburgh Council

“The morning was very good! The speakers were excellent and the roundtable speed dating style discussion sessions were also really useful”
City Centre Programme Manager, The City of Edinburgh Council

“I have a keen interest in MaaS and enjoyed an excellent event experience and informative presentations”
Project Manager, The City of Edinburgh Council

“The programme content was relevant, roundtable discussions were engaging and there were excellent opportunities to network. Exciting MaaS and enjoyed an excellent event experience and informative presentations”
Road Safety and Active Travel Liaison Officer, The City of Edinburgh Council

“EFDC is a partner in both Harlow Gilston Garden City and Herts and Essex Digital Innovation Zone (DIZ). Both of these have a sustainable transport element and your events have good thought provoking content and delegates”
Sustainable Transport Manager, Epping Forest District Council

“Very informative”
Active Travel Programme & Sustainable Transport Manager, Essex County Council

“An excellent day with interesting conversation, inspiring presentations and useful networking – thank you for having me! Keynotes did an excellent job in setting the scene and comparison of National Planning Framework 4 and the Regional Transport Strategy spatial analysis has really got me thinking about the practical application of transport/land-use integration…a great day all round!”
Lead Consultant – Local Transport Strategy, Fife Council

“I’ve had a chance to review some of the videos – a great balance of public sector and innovators! I’ll keep an eye out for the next Scottish classes”
Lead Consultant – Local Transport Strategy, Fife Council

“Thank you for an extremely useful, informative and valuable session. Much appreciated!”
Project Manager – Neighbourhoods, Regeneration and Sustainability, Glasgow City Council

“An excellent event and all of the presentations were relevant and interesting”
Group Manager – City Centre Transformation Plan, Glasgow City Council

“Great day today attending the TRANSPORT Smart Class Wales conference. Great content, really informative keynote speakers. All of this was only enhanced by the beautiful backdrop overlooking Cardiff Bay”
Traffic & Road Safety Engineer, Gloucestershire County Council/Area Manager, Waterman Aspen

“Smart Class support professional development, challenge current thinking and orthodoxy, it’s one of those things you know will be useful…”
Lead for Major Projects, Programs and Contracts, Gloucestershire County Council

“An interesting session, thanks to the Smart Classes team and the speakers”
Service Director Transport and Highways, Herefordshire County Council

“Useful to hear what another authority was doing”
Group Manager Transport Strategy, Hertfordshire County Council

“Useful and insightful knowledge relevant to schemes we are trying to implement and great potential of software systems that could benefit multiple departments throughout the council”
Transport Officer, The Highland Council

“I currently work in public transport with a focus on rural, community and DRT so it was interesting to see how valuable a fully integrated system can be. All of the roundtable discussions were good and valuable”
Transport Officer, The Highland Council

“Very relevant to our case and all of the roundtables were equally good”
Public Transport Manager, Hull City Council

“I enjoyed the conference. All of the presentations were very interesting and most valuable to hear about Ealing’s high impact active travel scheme for Northolt”
Transport Planner, Isle of Wight Council

“The Smart Class I attended was extremely beneficial. I went along to present information but came away with so much more, owing to being in a room full of like-minded individuals for various different organisations trying to achieve similar goals. The event was well structured and extremely informative. I would highly recommend”
Bus Rapid Transit Development Manager, Kent County Council (formerly Principal Bus Policy Planner, Transport for London) 

“Thank you for the opportunity to be a keynote speaker”
Public Transport Project Manager & Lead for MaaS in Kent, Kent County Council

“As usual, an excellent event with thought provoking presentations”
Principal Transport Officer, Lancashire County Council

“The roundtables were really useful, was good to get perspectives on what was being discussed. Many thanks for another good event”
Senior Project Manager – Air Quality, Transport Decarbonisation, Fleet Transition, Net Zero, EV & Hydrogen in Transport, Leeds City Council

“Pleased to be involved. I found it a very interesting morning”
Smart Leicester Programme Manager/Smart City Programme Lead, Leicester City Council

“Thanks for having me. Myself and my colleagues found it very interesting”
Transport Development Officer, Leicester City Council 

“Myself and others from the authority certainly found it very enjoyable and informative. Many thanks for the invitation. Please bear me in mind for future events as I am sure colleagues would very much like to attend”
Transport Planner, Leicestershire County Council

“Another brilliant Transport Smart Class last week! Really engaging and thought provoking presentations and discussions. Great to hear about the important role of tech, data and the power of partnership working. Really strong female representation on the panel too”
Transport Development Analyst, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

“It was a really good day”
Transport Compliance Manager, City of London Corporation

“Really enjoyed the session and look forward to attending future events, well done!”
Senior Strategic Transportation Officer, City of London Corporation

“The presentation and roundtable topics were all interesting”
M&E Manager/Street Lighting Engineer, City of London Corporation

“Very well organised and run”
Strategic Lead Commissioner, LB Barnet

“It was an excellent event, very informative and useful”
Transport and Regeneration Manager, LB Barnet

“Helpful content and informative presentations”
Councillor, LB Barnet

“All of the roundtables were valuable in different ways”
Councillor at LB Barnet & Representative on London Council’s Transport and Environment Committee

“A very interesting morning, good to hear what else is going on and to meet such a varied group of people”
Travel & Transport Planning Officer, Croydon Council

“A really great bunch of people and stimulating presentations. Found the morning really useful and am following up with several people already!”
Travel & Transport Planning Officer, Croydon Council

“Highlight of the week – TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & SE England 2020, one of the first events to be held in a Covid-safe physical format. I’ve missed so much the face-to-face collaboration and sharing of ideas! I had the pleasure of learning about the challenging present and future of transport and mobility from innovation experts. It was an excellent networking opportunity to discuss ongoing projects whilst engaging in roundtable sessions led by the speakers. Absolutely insightful to learn about strategic regional level initiatives and partnerships, forward thinking leadership within the public sector and specific solutions. Networking 100% useful as well. Great work by Smart Classes to enable all this. From larger to smaller local scale, I totally recommend this Smart Class!”
Senior Placemaking Project Manager, Croydon Council

“Very positive and informative session”
Transport Development Manager, LB Ealing

“Thanks for reaching out, I had a thoroughly enjoyable day”
Project Manager, Ealing Council

“Thanks for inviting me! It was extremely interesting and great to meet new people…Highlights included smart junctions in Greater Cambridge, possible application of DRT in the council/borough, active travel, behavioural change and the transport vision for Northolt including interesting engagement activity with community and stakeholders…See you again soon!”
Community Street Design Officer – Transport Strategy, Lambeth Council

“Excellent organisation. Would recommend to colleagues”
Principal Transport Planner, LB Newham

“My first time at a Smart Class, very good, I will be back!”
Director of Public Realm, LB Tower Hamlets

“Worthwhile and appreciated. All good presentations and equally good discussion at each of the roundtables”
Transport and Growth Manager, Lincolnshire County Council

“Going back to Luton to sell the ideas to my colleagues!”
Strategic Policy Advisor, Luton Council

“Thanks again for a great event in Manchester, really well organised and great speakers!”
Head of Environment, Planning & Infrastructure, Manchester City Council

“Thank you for inviting me to a very well organised and interesting event yesterday, you had brilliant speakers and a great agenda”
Senior Transport Planner, Milton Keynes Council 

“Good event. All of the expert presentations and roundtables had their own merits”
Business Manager, Passenger Transport & Transport Strategy, Monmouthshire County Council and Newport City Council

“The roundtable discussions were engaging and there were excellent opportunities to network”
Road Safety and Business Performance Manager, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

“The content was helpful and relevant”
Travel Officer, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

“Thank you for organising. Presentations and roundtables were excellent”
Specialist Transport Planner, North East Combined Authority

“Thanks for arranging such a successful event”
Transportation Manager, North Lanarkshire Council

“Very interesting, engaging and overall useful event today, thanks once again”
Senior Transport Policy Officer Development & Environment, North Somerset Council 

“Thanks for a great morning, very informative”
Transport Policy Officer, North Somerset Council

“Thursday was a really good event and we all appreciated the chance to attend”
Senior Transport Policy Officer – Highways Development Management, North Somerset Council

“Very interesting, thanks for a great day! Sustainable transport options, connectivity, highway maintenance and safety of particular interest”
Transport Policy Officer, North Somerset Council

“All of the roundtables were relevant and interesting, including how we move forwards to improve opportunities, uptake and behaviour change”
Transport Policy Officer, North Somerset Council

“This Smart Class experience was super valuable…please keep NCC updated with new meeting opportunities!”
Project Manager, Northumberland County Council

“Excellent event”
Technology & Change Business Partner, North Yorkshire County Council

“Excellent event, very informative and easy to delve into each area further”
Public Transport Operations Team Leader, Nottingham City Council

“Thanks for the opportunity to speak. A good morning’s thought provocation”
Transport Strategy Manager, Nottingham City Council

“Thanks for running a brilliant event. It has certainly helped open our eyes at NCC to the world of possibilities related to MaaS. I look forward to joining again in the future”
Growth, Infrastructure & Development Team, Nottinghamshire County Council

“Colleagues fed back the event was very valuable. Many thanks”
Place Strategy Manager, Nottinghamshire County Council

“Thanks again for organising the excellent event last week – the mix of speakers and delegates was absolutely superb, and the talks were incredibly informative all round”
Smart Perth Project Coordinator, Perth & Kinross Council

“Some really good content”
Smart Perth Coordinator, Perth & Kinross Council

“Outstanding! Great speakers and presentations from the businesses and I look forward to applying the concepts from the ideas shared at the event in my future endeavours as well as sharing with Portsmouth CC”
ITS Planner, Portsmouth City Council

“Thank you. I enjoyed TRANSPORT Smart Class, Wales 2022 and found it very interesting. I would definitely be interested in attending again”
Area Traffic Engineer, Powys County Council

“Informative presentations and roundtables which all had value. Well worth the trip! Well done, a very good event”
Traffic Systems and Technology Engineer, Reading Borough Council and West Berkshire Council

“First one for me, very impressed!”
Head of Transport and Highways, Slough Borough Council

“Very useful and informative event. Thank you!”
Principal Transport Planning Officer, South Gloucestershire Council

“Excellent event, organisation and venue”
Parking Services Manager, South Gloucestershire Council

“Excellent organisation, event experience, facilities and venue”
Rethinking Transport Programme Manager, Surrey County Council

“It was a really interesting and useful event”…“Thanks for the invitations to the Smart Classes. They really help with keeping abreast of changes in the sustainability field and I always recommend them to colleagues. I always come away having learnt something new or discovering a new aspect of this area to investigate and follow up. I will definitely be attending further London classes”  
Future Mobility Project Manager, Surrey County Council

“Really interesting presentations and also very much enjoyed the tour of the control centre (Bristol’s Smart Operations Centre). Certainly interested in future Smart Classes”
Principal Telematics Engineer, Swansea Council

“I think Smart Classes are some of the best events I have been to, in the the sense of the timing, the engagement and the ability to speak to everyone in the room. I found all of the roundtables very valuable and a really good chance to speak to the speakers”
Principal Transport Planner, Walsall Council

“Very useful insights into Buses in the Liverpool City Region and into MaaS…Enhanced partnerships, fares and integrated ticketing and zero emission buses of most interest and all of the roundtables were useful”
Transport for Warrington Service Manager, Warrington Borough Council 

“Love the structure of concise talks – gets rid of the uninteresting info and keeps the attention – then the opportunity to speak with them all afterwards. Excellent event”
Parking & Traffic Control Management, Warwickshire County Council

“Roundtables were all enjoyable and very engaging”
Principal Traffic Engineer, Warwickshire County Council

“Related well to my ongoing projects”
Transport Planning Project Officer, Warwickshire County Council 

“Very informative, well chaired, excellent time keeping, lovely lunch and venue. Thank you!
Environmental Protection Team Leader, Warwick District Council

“Excellent event – and good, pacey, interactive format. Well done and thank you”
Councillor, Lead Member Highways and Transport, West Berkshire Council

“The morning was both informative and enjoyable. I learned a lot and hopefully contributed in the roundtables. The opportunity to network is very important and the ambiance of the venue made it a perfect location to meet and mix”
Commissioner for Road Safety, Westminster City Council

“Oliver Coltman brilliantly presented the ambitions of the Future Transport Zone (FTZ) for the West of England”
Digital Project Manager and Transport Data Hub Lead, West of England Combined Authority

“Many thanks for running the Smart Class this morning. It was a very well delivered and informative event”
Project Manager, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership 

“Thanks Mark, it was a great Smart Class!”
Project Lead in Transport Construction and Civil Schemes, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

“Thank you very much for organising the Smart Class last Friday. It was a very useful and well organised event, I hope that me and my colleagues will be part of the event again in the future”
Transport Planner, Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council 

“Very useful workshop”
Transport and Development Manager, Wiltshire Council

“The Smart Class is a really good format for exploring a contemporary area of work”
Professional Lead – Transport Strategy, City of Wolverhampton Council

“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

“Well organised and a great mix of transport stakeholders and businesses”
Strategy Manager, Zero Emission Vehicles, Arriva Group

“Feedback on the session was very positive”
Group Tender Director and Interim Chief Commercial Officer, Arriva Group

“There were lots of really interesting presentations. If you haven’t been to a Smart Class before, I highly recommend checking the calendar of forward events and getting along”
Head of Innovation Strategy at Brighton & Hove Buses|Metrobus|Spirit of Sussex Coaches and Lead Officer – Bus Decarbonisation (on secondment) at Liverpool City Region Combined Authority 

“It was great to get the opportunity to attend and reassuring to see how active we are in so many of the areas of discussion. Exciting times!”
Innovation Lead for Bus at Go-Ahead Group PLC/Head of Innovation Strategy, Brighton & Hove Buses|Metrobus|Spirit of Sussex Coaches

“A very useful session”
Smart & Integrated Ticketing Manager, CalMac Ferries

“This has been a truly enjoyable experience. Gained lots of knowledge, pitched at the right level and really relevant to our operation”
Chief Executive, CDM Community Transport

“Excellent event”
Chief Executive, Easilink Community Transport

“Thank you for a great morning and afternoon”
Transport Manager, Fermanagh Community Transport

“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

“Very interesting conversations around a variety of issues and lots of knowledge sharing”
Digital Ticketing Manager, Govia Thameslink Railway

“I attend a fair few industry events as you might expect and this was certainly one of the best ones I’ve been to”
Head of Commercial Management, Railway Operations, HS2

“Just wanted to pass on my thanks once again. It was a very interesting event and great to be able to network with colleagues from across the transport industry. I’ll certainly be keen to attend again, hopefully with some colleagues”
Surface Access Manager, London Gatwick Airport

“My colleague attended and found the day really useful and informative”
Transport Planner, Airport Surface Access, London Gatwick Airport

“Excellent event, very well put together and very worthwhile!”
Sustainability Officer, Lothian Buses 

“The presentations were really good, the Edinburgh angle was especially interesting for myself. Thanks again for having me along, it’s a great event which is also really well run. Lunch was also excellent, both in quality and in opportunity for discussion! Look forward to the next Scottish one”
Sustainability Officer, Lothian Buses 

“Just wanted to say thanks for the invite. I really enjoyed the event”
Head of Stakeholder Relations, Southeastern Railway

“Very useful session for me as well as my colleagues”
Insight Lead (Spatial), Stagecoach Group 

“Great day, thank you. Roundtable discussion was really good about data and how this can be used”
Research & Insights Analyst, Stagecoach Group

“Really interesting morning at Riddle’s Court for Transport Smart Class, Scotland today”
Insight Lead (Spatial), Stagecoach Group

“Really enjoyed the presentations and roundtables”
Research & Insights Analyst, Stagecoach Group

“A very interesting event”
Data & Market Analyst, Stagecoach UK Bus Research Team

“Fantastic morning, welcoming environment, very glad I came. Extremely interesting discussion around the road to net zero. Thank you!”
Head of Digital and Customer Information, Translink

“I really enjoyed the opportunity to hear and discuss what opportunities there are. Thanks again for the invitation”
Head of Information Services, Translink

“As Sustrans highlighted, the role of multi-modal sustainable journeys and behavioural change to achieve modal shift is so important. Invaluable comments and feedback from the community transport representatives during the DRT roundtables”
Strategic Transport Network Planning Engineer, Translink

“It was a great morning, very interesting”
Traveline Cymru

“Continued the stimulating tradition of Smart Classes, providing up-to-date information and networking”
Director, Association of Transport Coordinating Officers

“An excellent use of time that repaid my travel and overnight expenses several times over”
Director, Association of Transport Coordinating Officers

“Format allows real engagement as compared to conventional seminars/conferences”
Director, Association of Transport Coordinating Officers

“Great event, many thanks to you and the speakers”
Principal Consultant – Smart Cities, Communities & Internet of Things, British Standards Institute

“Thanks for having me. It was great to get involved in the discussions”
Policy and Research Officer, Community Transport Association

“It was a great event and glad to see some familiar and new faces in the room”
Business Development Lead – Transport Innovation, Connected Places Catapult

“A great event as always”
Business Development Lead – Transport Innovation, Connected Places Catapult

“Valuable to see how digital innovation and technology can play such a vital role in the success of MaaS; lots of interesting learnings about air quality monitoring and how local authorities can use this technology; DRT, innovative charging solutions, multi-modal city-wide solutions and behaviour change topics were also most interesting”
Programme Manager, Energy Saving Trust

“Found the event very worthwhile and would value attending further events in the future”
Chief Executive, Highways Term Maintenance Association

“An actual, real-life, conference. How I’ve missed the registration pastries! Nice to see the sector bringing new models to bring people together”
Chairman, The Rail Innovation Group, and Rail Transport Planner, Transporting Cities

“All of the roundtables were valuable”
Local Air Quality Management Specialist, Scottish Environment Protection Agency

“Good event, would recommend Smart Classes to colleagues”
Air Quality Policy Officer, Scottish Environment Protection Agency

“Great event”
Communications Officer, Sustainability West Midlands

“Thank you so much for another useful Smart Class”
Engineer, Sustrans

“I thoroughly enjoyed participating in the event. Well done to you and the team for the fantastic organisation. All very good presentations. Thoroughly enjoyed the Bee line presentation and to learn first hand how the challenges are being addressed. I also found the DRT engagement really engaging in the sense that it presented alternative public transport services for deprived communities”
Engineer – Active Travel Projects, Sustrans

“Presentations were all relevant in different aspects and very timely current projects. Roundtables triggered further discussions and created collaboration opportunities between attendees”
Routes and Networks Programme Manager, Sustrans Northern Ireland

“Really enjoyed the event, congratulations on curating an excellent line-up of speakers and sponsors. The best conference event I have attended in a long time, perhaps since Dundee (2019 edition)! Keep up the excellent work and I hope you have a successful programme of events in 2023
Policy Advisor, Transform Scotland

“Great to see you going from strength to strength to strength. The format delivers an engaging and useful experience; intelligent discussion on the roundtables; well worth attending!”
Transport Sector Lead, West Midlands Open Data Forum

“Thank you for a really informative and enjoyable session! Sustainable travel and zero carbon communities (cycling, low traffic neighbourhoods etc) especially close to my heart”
Doctoral Researcher in Future Sustainable Mobility and Associate Research Director, University of Bath and City Global Futures

“I have attended TRANSPORT Smart Class Wales 2022 organised by Smart Classes. I really thank you for this kind invitation and well organised workshop on innovation and the latest technologies in Intelligent Transportation Systems. It was a great opportunity to collaborate. We thank all speakers for their presentations and experience sharing. I look forward to attending future classes”
Associate Professor, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Cardiff University

“It was a great session. Thank you to you and your team for organising”
Sustainable Transport Manager, Coventry University

“All excellent!”
Sustainable Transport Coordinator, Nottingham Trent University

“It was an interesting day and I’d appreciate you keeping me in the loop”
Research Fellow – Net Zero in Transport, Queens University Belfast

“All of the presentations were very good – CAVs, digital twins and net zero topics were most interesting”
PhD Researcher – Visualisation and Digital Twins, Ulster University

“The roundtable segment encouraged really dynamic discussion between experts and novices”
Innovation Manager, WMG, University of Warwick

“The session was well organised and it was good to understand the implications of Covid to London’s Transport operations. Great day, great speakers and the knowledge and experience on the roundtables was most valuable for me”
Director of Transformation, 31ten Consulting

“The smart class was really interesting. Thank you!”/”Useful session…Thankyou and well done”
Environmental Consultant, AECOM/Regional Director – Transportation, AECOM

“Back to conference and commute. Great to meet real people, hear insightful presentations and have rich conversations at Transport Smart Class, North”
Work Winning Director, AECOM 

“Great event last week and I will be sure to look out for future sessions, especially in the Midlands. Your classes are a fantastic way for me to build my network and keep up with industry innovations”
Senior Project Manager – Infrastructure, AECOM

“It was a good session. Thanks for your hard work in coordinating. Hope to see you again soon”
Associate Director, AECOM

“Excellent event experience – useful info on DRT to inform clients”
Senior Transport Consultant, AECOM

“It was a great event, thank you. Always a pleasure to join!”
Senior Consultant – Intelligent Mobility, Amey Consulting

“Really enlightening”
Principal ITS Engineering Manager, Amey Consulting

“Great to be at a face-to-face conference with Smart Classes!”
Client Director, Amey Consulting

“Delighted to be at the West of England Smart Class and enjoyed the experience. It felt comfortable and collaborative, and all of the roundtables got useful debate going. Keep up the good work!”
Market Director – Transport Infrastructure, Amey Consulting

“It was a really useful and productive day! I will definitely join in the future”
Senior Consultant – Intelligent Mobility, Amey Consulting

“Really enjoyed the event”
Principal Highway Engineer, Amey OW Ltd

“Thanks for inviting me to this expertly run Transport Smart Class”
Global Director – New Mobility, Arcadis

“Really enjoyable, informative event and would be interested in attending future editions. Thank you!”
Senior Transport Planner, Arcadis

“Excellent event with informative presentations from sector leading experts…and brilliant, insightful keynotes”
Associate Technical Director, Transport Planning and Development, Arcadis

“It was a brilliant day – thank you for hosting so well! Great case study of the Solent FTZ with insights, challenges and lessons learnt. Also great to learn more about DRT, shared mobility and EVs, and all of the roundtable sessions were valuable. A great event and I look forward to attending future sessions!”
Consultant – Electric Vehicles, Arcadis

“It was an interesting and enjoyable session with good networking opportunities. Thanks again for the invitation”
Associate Technical Director, Arcadis

“Thank you so much for the invite. Really enjoyed it. Very relevant to work we are doing. Very interesting discussion and great to see and think about future considerations in data. Have made some good connections and looking forward to future classes”
Associate Director – Intelligent Mobility, Arup

“Was great to meet and have some really useful discussions today!”
Director Future Mobility, Arup

“A very good event, thanks for inviting me”
Senior Transport Planner, Arup

“Thanks for organising. I truly enjoyed my time at the event, it was very useful”
Intelligent Mobility Engineer, Arup

“Thanks so much for the invite and organising the session on Friday. It was a great event and very nice to see some of the transport community in person after so long” 
Research and Behaviours Lead, Intelligent Mobility & Smart Technologies, Atkins Global

“It was a very good event”
Client Director, Atkins Global

“It was another great session and I came away with a lot of new ideas and connections. I’ll see you another time for sure”
Client Director, Atkins Global

“The event was extremely useful and well organised. I learned and met some people in real life who I had previously only engaged with virtually. Please keep me up to date with future events”
Founder and Director, busreinvented.com

“Really enjoyed. It was expertly run and I particularly liked the roundtables. I hadn’t experienced quite that format before but it worked really well”
Associate, Policy & Strategy Division, Integrated Transport Planning

“The presentations were great quality and all had relevance. All of the roundtables were informative and the venue was great”
Senior Associate Director, Jacobs/Professor, University of Wolverhampton

“Great Smart Class today in the impressive V&A on transport, MaaS and the latest digital technology-enabled solutions…Dynamic range of speakers”
Sales Operational Leader, Buildings & Major Infrastructure Projects Europe, Jacobs

“An excellent event, well organised and a great cross section of presenters”
Senior Associate Director, Jacobs

“Great event!”
CEO, K McShane Ltd/Associate Adviser, The Strategic Investment Board/CIHT Vice President

“Many thanks for hosting yesterday’s Smart Class at the RSE. An excellent event, very well run and pitched at the right level”
Principal Transport Consultant, Meinhardt UK

“A very valuable event, I learned a lot about current transport innovations” 
Managing Consultant – Transport Planning, MM Transport Planning

“All presentations provided useful and interesting insights”
Transport Planner, Mode Transport Planning

“Attended the Transport Smart Class, Scotland 2021 event yesterday, which featured presentations by innovation leaders in transport. The sessions covered a range of topics including data driven decarbonisation, objectives in Edinburgh, LEZs, EV charging, dynamic demand responsive transport and MaaS. The roundtable discussions at the end were thought provoking and demonstrated the opportunities of technology-based mobility. Many thanks to all speakers and for the invite. I would highly recommend future Smart Class events to anyone interested in Transportation and Smart Cities”
Senior Transport Modeller, Mott MacDonald

“Really enjoyed the event in Bristol, was great to meet people in person again. My first in-person event since pandemic!”
Principal Transport Planner, Mott MacDonald 

“Good event. The policy/strategy local transport plan material was very relevant to my work at present…and the potential of data collation and visualisation approach is very relevant to current challenges. All of the roundtables had value and went in several directions”
Regional Director of Surface Transport – Yorkshire & North East, Integrated Transport Division, Mott MacDonald

“Informative Transport Smart Class in Bristol today…all of the presentations were valuable”
Principal Transport Planner, Norman Rourke Pryme

Good format – glad I attended!”
Director – Transport Planning, Norman Rourke Pryme

“Another informative and educational experience. All of the presentations were helpful and all good roundtable discussions. Found systems and services that could benefit all our business groups”
Principal Transport Planner, Norman Rourke Pryme

“I found the Smart Class extremely helpful and definitely broadened my knowledge of the exciting developments taking place in the transport sector”
Associate Transport Planner, Paul Basham Associates

“Really interesting event, good networking opportunities and great debate on roundtable discussions”
Divisional Director, Pell Frischmann

“The Midlands Smart Class last week was informative and included thought provoking presentations. It was great to hear about innovation in transport planning first hand, and to contribute to some insightful conversations regarding emerging technology in the break out sessions, particularly where PJA is already working closely with the presenters to innovation into our projects such as the use of the latest mobile data in development planning”
Associate Director, PJA

“Did I learn a lot? Indeed! I would certainly check out future Smart Classes for Transport – thanks for inviting me. A great day and will be along to another one again”
Active Travel Lead, Ridge and Partners 

“Really interesting presentations and roundtables were a valuable opportunity to discuss real world issues. Great morning – Thank you!”
Principal Transport Planner, Rodgers Leask

“Thanks for the great day yesterday”
Associate Director – Transport Planning & Future Mobility, RPS Group

“First Smart Class – excellent!”
Principal, S82 Consulting

“Thank you for today’s Transport focused Smart Class in Coventry. It was jam packed full of excellent speakers, showcasing innovation in their field, and a host of interesting attendees. Key takeaways include engaging with peers, innovators and the public and sharing tools, tech and knowledge to strengthen the whole of the UK, not just the Midlands. All of the topics addressed were valuable to developing my knowledge”
Senior Stakeholder and Community Engagement Manager, Skanska

“Great attending TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 2021 today; thank you for organising and hosting such a great event with fantastic speakers!”
Managing Director, Smart Transport Hub

“Fantastic and insightful as always. Thank you to Smart Classes and the team for such a great day”
Managing Director, Smart Transport Hub

“Really enjoying the classes, hoping to come to the Scotland, Wales and Midlands ones too!”
Head of Smart Mobility, Stantec

“Today, I’ve attended my first face-to-face event since March! Very refreshing to say the least! Thanks a lot to the team at Smart Classes for making it happen in such uncertain times. Great speakers and insightful presentations from both public and private sectors”
Senior Consultant, New Mobility, The Steer Group/Currently working for Transport for the South East developing the TfSE Future Mobility Strategy

“Thanks for organising. I would recommend this event to anyone working in the transport industry”
Principal Consultant, New Mobility, Steer 

“I’ll definitely come to future Smart Classes – very impressive”
Principal Bus Consultant, Systra

“Excellent opportunity to meet peers interested and experienced in similar subject areas. Good format with roundtables”
Director Transport Planning, Systra

“Very informative and I made some good connections for the future”
Associate Director, Systra

“Thanks again for the opportunity to attend the event. It was both enjoyable and informative”
Market Development Lead, Smart Mobility & CAV, TRL 

“This was my first Smart Class and I really enjoyed. It was very insightful into the tech that is advancing transport”
Transport Planner, Vectos

“It was one of the better conferences I have attended recently and I’d be interested in attending future Smart Class events”
Area Manager, Waterman Aspen/Lead Designer & Project Manager – Highways and Traffic Projects, Amey (Seconded)  

“Thank you. The presentations were really interesting and insightful. I’ll look forward to another event in Wales”
Traffic Management Engineer, Waterman Aspen

“The presentations and roundtable discussions were all valuable”
Principal Transport Planner, Waterman Group

“We thoroughly enjoyed the event and learnt a lot. There were very interesting and engaging folk who had something useful to contribute. Thanks again”
Intelligent Mobility Expert & Director, Waysphere/Transport Lead, ODI Birmingham

“It was my pleasure attending. I found it really useful”
Zero Emission Mobility Lead – UK & Europe, Wood 

“All of the presentations were valuable as they covered different points”
ITS Engineer, WSP 

“Thanks for having me, I really enjoyed the event. Great amount of time – half a day – with great number of interesting presentations and a delicious lunch”
Senior Future Mobility Consultant, WSP

“Really wonderful to do this in person, great knowledge sharing and networking”
Associate Director, WSP

“Thank you for the invite. The presentations and roundtables were informative and the event ran very smoothly. Please keep us in the loop for future events”
Highway Engineer, WSP 

“Incredibly informative for my work and very interesting discussion”
Consultant – Transport Decarbonisation, WSP

“An enjoyable event and we had several very interesting discussions. It sounds like we might get some concrete outcomes in the near future”
Senior Researcher & Lecturer in Transport Studies, Urban Big Data Centre/University of Glasgow (Innovation Sponsor)

“Very well organised and delighted with the feedback from such an attentive and informed audience. A great format and a pleasure to meet the delegates and discuss some of their own smart city challenges”
Managing Director, Imperial Civil Enforcement Solutions (Innovation Sponsor)

“Great event and superb networking opportunity”
Strategy and Business Development, Transformation and Bid Management, Imperial Civil Enforcement Solutions (Innovation Sponsor)

“Great day with thought provoking presentations and roundtable discussions!”
Managing Director, Imperial (Innovation Sponsor)

“Great morning, thoroughly enjoyed the debate on how existing technologies are supporting the challenge of delivering clean air zones. Thanks for a good session!”
Strategy and Business Development, Transformation and Bid Management, Imperial (Innovation Sponsor)

“We’re still getting approaches from attendees of the event. You managed to find a really engaged audience. Hats off to you!”
COO, TravelAI (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thanks once again for the event – it was very well run and we got a lot from it”
UK Operations Director, Ofo (Innovation Sponsor)

“An excellent format to engage with innovative companies and delegates. The roundtables in particular were really useful”
Managing Director, DriveNow UK (Innovation Sponsor)

“Great job hosting the smart class yesterday, it was very insightful and I really enjoyed the other speakers there”
Community Manager, Faxi (Innovation Sponsor)

“It was a pleasure to take part”
Director of Programmes, BetterPoints (Innovation Sponsor)

“Great Transport Smart Class! Really interesting talks and a really productive day!”
Head of Partnerships, Cube Intelligence (Innovation Sponsor)

“Had some really useful conversations, which have already resulted in what looks like some potentially collaborative work”
Project Coordinator, Living Streets (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thanks very much, a very well organised event”
Project Manager South West & Wales, Living Streets (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thanks for inviting us to contribute to this Smart Class. Please keep in touch regarding future events”
School Programme Manager, Living Streets Scotland (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)

“Some extremely interesting conversations surrounding transport challenges…Many thanks for hosting this excellent event”
Business Development Manager, North Region, Videalert (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thank you Smart Classes for inviting me to speak at the event! It was great to hear and discuss the challenges transport authorities and local authorities face when designing frictionless and inclusive transport systems. A very engaging crowd!”
Co-Founder & CEO, CityMaaS (Innovation Sponsor)

“It was a pleasure to be part of the Smart Class today together with TfL, Transport for the South East, Milton Keynes Council and other innovators in the space. Format works so well!”
Co-Founder & CEO, CityMaaS (Innovation Sponsor)

“Great organisation with PPE”
Co-Founder & CEO, CityMaaS (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thoroughly enjoyed the Smart Class in Leeds and got a lot out of it”
Founder & COO, Vivacity Labs (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thanks for running a great event…a pleasure working with you across the last year”
Head of Marketing, Clearview Intelligence (Innovation Sponsor)

“It was a great event, very informative and engaging. Wonderful venue too!”
COO, Finance and Product Director, Vortex IoT (Innovation Sponsor)

“Many thanks, really enjoyed the session and looking forward to the next one”
Head of Sales, Vortex IoT (Innovation Sponsor)

“A good opportunity for us to present to industry movers, shapers and disruptors. Interesting discussions around how the latest technology-enabled solutions can tackle challenges within the transport sector”
Managing Director, Vortex IoT (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thanks for having us Smart Classes. We loved presenting on new vehicle to infrastructure technologies and chatting about use cases for continuous urban scanning”
CEO & Co-Founder and CTO & Co-Founder, Vortex IoT (Innovation Sponsor)

“It was a pleasure to speak at the Transport Smart Class in Bristol today about the importance of passenger data in MaaS”
Founder & CEO, UrbanThings (Innovation Sponsor)

“We look forward to being involved again in the future”
Head of Marketing, UrbanThings (Innovation Sponsor)

“Yesterday we saw our CEO & Founder speaking at our very first physical event since lockdown restrictions. We are so thrilled to have been a part of one of the first Covid-secure transport events! Thank you…really enjoyed being part of it”
Head of Marketing, Pavegen (Innovation Sponsor)

“Very well organised – Thanks for having us at the event”
CEO & Co-founder, XeroE (Innovation Sponsor)

“The event was a great opportunity to meet our targets”
Marketing Acquisition Manager, Padam Mobility (Innovation Sponsor)

I just wanted to say how much we appreciate all the after event work you are doing”
Head of Business Development & International Partnerships, Padam Mobility (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thanks for organising. It was a great event and brilliant to speak and meet with people in person”
Head of UK Business Development Lead, Padam Mobility (Innovation Sponsor)

“A great event with a lot of interesting discussions”
Head of Business Development & International Partnerships, Padam Mobility (Innovation Sponsor)

“I would like to thank you for your help with the organisation of the Smart Classes sessions. It was a great event!”
Strategic Marketing Manager, Padam Mobility (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thank you, Mark, and the whole Smart Classes team for the smooth communication, organisation and great support before and after the events. We really appreciate it!”
Marketing Manager DACH, UK & Nordics, Padam Mobility (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thank you as always for your great works and events. A lot of very qualified people…A big thank you for your help from all the team here at Padam and we look forward to continuing the good work next year””
Head of Business Development & International Partnerships, Padam Mobility (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thanks for organising such a great event and having us on board…really enjoyed!”
Area Manager, Instant System (Innovation Sponsor)

“For our first meeting outside France I had the pleasure to present at the Transport Smart Class in Manchester…insightful and inspirational presentations from TfGM, National Highways, TfN, Padam Mobility, Videalert, Project Centre and Vortex IoT” 
International Sales Director, Instant System (Innovation Sponsor)

“Last week I had the pleasure of presenting a step by step approach to Passenger Information and Mobility as a Service at the Transport Smart Class in London. It was brilliant to have the opportunity to discuss with knowledgeable Transport experts and speak alongside Simon Reed, Jack Holland, Andrew Summers, Patrick Warner and Steve Evans. Thank you for organising such a great event!”
Area Manager, Instant System (Innovation Sponsor)

“Delighted to contribute to this event today. Thanks to Mark and the team for arranging”
Regional Director – North of England and Scotland, Project Centre, part of Marston Holdings (Innovation Sponsor)

“Really enjoyable day and thought provoking sessions from fellow presenters”
Principal Engineer, Project Centre, part of Marston Holdings (Innovation Sponsor)

“A very successful event”
Event Management, HaCon – A Siemens Company (Innovation Sponsor)

“A very well run and executed event. Great to see and hear from all the presenters and delegates that Scotland really does take sustainable transport seriously. We will be participating again, it is the event that keeps on giving! Thank you from all of us”
General Manager, Siemens IMS (UKI) at Siemens Mobility (Innovation Sponsor)

“With my colleagues from Padam Mobility, I attended the Smart Classes event in Nottingham last week. I really enjoyed the discussion with all the experts and gained many useful insights during the roundtable discussions. Thanks for organising this kind of event!”
Business Development Manager, Siemens IMS (Innovation Sponsor)

“I enjoyed presenting at this Midlands conference yesterday and hosting the roundtable discussions. It was good to share how Sustrans has moved from having a GIS team to becoming an organisation that uses GIS daily and how that has transformed our work. It was also good to discuss how important it is to engage with people…For us, digital engagement is a tool rather than an approach. Early and meaningful engagement is going to be vital as cities introduce transformative change through Mini Hollands and liveable neighbourhoods. Thank you for the rich roundtable discussions: lots of interest in the National Cycle Network and our GIS data. Fascinating presentations and lots for me to reflect on! Thanks for the opportunity. It was a really interesting morning”
Director: England Midlands and East, Sustrans (Innovation Sponsor)

“A very useful and collaborative event”
Marketing Team, Marston Holdings (Innovation Sponsor)

“Really enjoyed speaking at this event. Smart Classes are must attend events for local authority officers looking to see the latest innovations in the transport market”
Head of UK Business Development, Padam Mobility (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thank you for another impeccably run event with topics so hot the fire alarm went off!”
General Manager, Siemens IMS (UK) at Siemens Mobility (Innovation Sponsor)

“Great event, thoroughly engaged audience, looking forward to the next one in Cardiff”
Commercial Director, Vortex IoT, part of Marston Holdings (Innovation Sponsor)

“Great to speak at the Transport Smart Class today in Bristol on how we use data science and continual analysis to test and expand our DRT services. What made the presentation more special was the fact that Bristol is a very important city in the story of Padam Mobility. It was the location for our first SaaS operation, ‘Slide Bristol’, the first DDRT operation in the UK which proved a great testing ground for our platform”
UK Business Development Lead, Padam Mobility (Innovation Sponsor)

“It was a pleasure – thanks for having us!”
Sales & Business Development Manager – E-Bus, Enel X UK (Innovation Sponsor)

“A pleasure to participate and share some knowledge among the participants on e-mobility and net zero strategies for local authorities and business in Wales”
Director/Head of Sales & E-Mobility UK, Enel X Way (Innovation Sponsor)

“Great event, loved presenting to such an engaging audience”
Commercial Director, Vortex IoT, part of Marston Holdings (Innovation Sponsor)

“Great event, thank you for hosting. We made some great connections and look forward to the next one!”
CEO & Founder, Conigital Group (Innovation Sponsor)

“Interesting day at the North of England Transport Smart Class. Great presentations and discussions on how to improve passenger mobility now and in the future”
Senior Consultant, Brightly, a Siemens company (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thanks Mark, I’ve really enjoyed the sessions and working with both you and Harriet. Hope to see you again in the future”
Senior Director for EMEA Client Services Centre, Brightly, a Siemens company (Innovation Sponsor)

“This was the second time ioki has participated in the Smart Classes format. Big thanks to the hosts of this event and the participants for the inspiring and interesting discussions about the future of mobility in the UK! We are already looking forward to next time”
Marketing Team, ioki – a DB company (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thank you Mark and Harriet for having Laura and myself at Friday’s Smart Class. It was as always a pleasure to exchange ideas about how to evolve Public Transport in the UK. Looking forward to the next one on October 6th in London”
Senior International Sales & Business Development Manager, ioki – a DB company (Innovation Sponsor)

“Delighted to share our active travel experience from two excellent LCRCA projects”
Director of Operations, Project Centre, part of Marston Holdings (Innovation Sponsor)

“At the Transport Smart Class in Manchester last week, Project Centre focused on deploying active travel schemes and the lessons learned from our experience, particularly working with Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. It was a fantastic opportunity to catch up with clients and colleagues and showcase what we’ve achieved so far in Wirral and Halton”
Marketing Team, Project Centre, part of Marston Holdings (Innovation Sponsor)

“It was a pleasure! Thanks for a well run and planned event, we all got a lot from it”
Intelligent Mobility Solutions Manager & Novus Product Lead, Trapeze Group (Innovation Sponsor)

“Another really well organised Transport Smart Class with many interesting presentations and an extremely knowledgeable audience”
General Manager, Siemens Mobility Software UKI (Innovation Sponsor)

“Really enjoyed speaking at the event on the range of Siemens MaaS offering”
Head of Northern Europe – Business Development, Padam Mobility, Siemens Mobility Software Business Unit (Innovation Sponsor)

“Great day! All the roundtable discussions were very interesting with each table having different opinions and questions. I would recommend anyone to take part or attend. It makes you realise how many interesting projects and roles are out there and how quickly innovation is moving”
UKI Business Development, ioki – a DB company (Innovation Sponsor)

“Enjoyed presenting on behalf of Clearview Intelligence at the Transport Smart Class event in Glasgow today. We shared the unexpected consequences of developing our sustainability strategy, including focusing our approach to innovation. Put simply…if it’s not contributing to VisionZero and NetZero, we shouldn’t be doing it. Lovely to catch up with old colleagues and friends and meet some new contacts. Great event, very well organised and run, and great attendees to get exposure to”
Head of Client Strategy & Sustainability, Clearview Intelligence (Innovation Sponsor)

“I was amazed that all the participants at the event discussed and recognised how important it is to put the user at the centre to deliver successful new mobility services. The event was particularly well attended by local authorities and local public transport operators, which showed me that everyone is pulling together”
International Sales & Business Development Manager, ioki – a DB company (Innovation Sponsor)

“My 3rd Smart Class and have enjoyed each and every one…Excellent insight into the future of maritime developments, as often this mode of transport is overlooked in discussions of ways of modal shift to drive CO2 down”
Account Director, NSL, part of Marston Holdings (Innovation Sponsor)

“Really enjoyed this event and learning from the collective expertise in the room. Connecting with Translink and Sustrans was hugely valuable”
SiP Programme Director, Belfast Maritime Consortium (Innovation Sponsor)

“I wanted to say a massive thank you! I had excellent feedback from Katrina, Iain and Benoit, who said they met with some highly relevant people. We would be delighted to be involved in future events, please do keep us updated on future programmes”
Events Manager, Artemis Technologies (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thank you for last week. I found the session to be most informative and thoroughly enjoyed meeting the various key stakeholders in the transport sector”
CEO and Director, Artemis Technologies (Innovation Sponsor)

“I really enjoyed it – what a lovely bunch of people and great conversation”
Senior Director for EMEA Client Services Centre, Brightly, a Siemens company (Innovation Sponsor)

“As always, a great event. Thank you for all the hard work and organisation behind it”…“My first time to Northern Ireland and what a trip! I was honoured to speak to so many like-minded people in the room who are committed to improving public transport. Great to hear about the steps Belfast has taken to get its first autonomous project off the ground! Thank you for the great impulses and discussions”
International Sales & Business Development Manager, ioki – a DB company (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thanks for putting on a great event”
Head of Northern Europe, Padam Mobility, Siemens Mobility Software Business Unit (Innovation Sponsor)

“Last week our sister company, Project Centre, supported yet another successful Transport Smart Class event in Leeds”
Marketing Team, Marston Holdings (Innovation Sponsor)

“Fantastic event! It was great meeting so many people on the roundtable sessions and getting to know about the amazing projects people are working on” 
Regional Director – South, Project Centre, part of Marston Holdings (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thank you again for yesterday’s event – I think it went down very well and well done on getting such a high quality audience. The UrbanThings team was happy to be involved in this event”
Marketing Manager, UrbanThings, a Paragon ID company (Innovation Sponsor)

“Our thanks to Smart Classes for organising and facilitating an excellent and fun forum to discuss the challenges facing us in the mobility space!”
Founder & CEO, UrbanThings, a Paragon ID company (Innovation Sponsor)

“Riddle’s Court was host to this fantastic event last week, facilitated by Smart Classes and with insightful keynote speakers and inspiring presentations”
Scottish Historic Buildings Trust (Venue Host)

“Delighted to have presented at another great Smart Classes event, this time in beautiful Edinburgh and talking about laying the foundations for smart mobility! It was great to see that a theme throughout the day was the collective ambition to find new ways to help decrease carbon emissions produced by roadworks. Thank you for having us. It was great to see so many new faces!”
Account Director, Brightly, a Siemens company (Innovation Sponsor)

“It was great to present at the Edinburgh Smart Class last month. Our message remains simple – to truly understand the benefits of Future Mobility, we need to transition our approach from a series of small, isolated short term pilots, to wider, longer term commitments that can deliver modal shift and value for residents in areas where other public transport options are limited”
UK Business Development, Padam Mobility, Siemens Mobility Software Business Unit (Innovation Sponsor)

“Great to see you in Edinburgh a few weeks ago. I really enjoyed the event and it seems that our presentation was well received and the audience were engaged. Lovely venue as well!”
Business Development Consultant – IMS, Siemens Mobility (Innovation Sponsor)

“It is always a pleasure attending these sessions” 
Principal Engineer, Project Centre, part of Marston Holdings (Innovation Sponsor)

“It was another really great event! Looking forward to next year’s edition already!” 
Account Director, NSL, part of Marston Holdings (Innovation Sponsor)

“Thanks Smart Classes for the opportunity”
General Manager, UrbanThings, a Paragon ID company (Innovation Sponsor)

“Our Director of Environment took the stage to spotlight our approach to collecting, visualising and sharing air pollution data. One of the crucial insights shared was the importance of contextualising data. Raw data can be overwhelming, but its only worthwhile if you can use it to make impactful decisions and present air quality improvements”
Marketing Dept, Vortex, part of Marston Holdings (Innovation Sponsor)

“What an exciting week! Yesterday discussing how we can reduce carbon produced by highways operations in London at another Transport Smart Classes event”
Account Director, Brightly, a Siemens company (Innovation Sponsor)

“All of our roundtables were a good opportunity to talk with all of the delegates. How community engagement can be integrated into our network and planning was a most interesting topic of discussion. Thank you for making us feel so welcome”
Senior Project Manager (West Midlands) – Behaviour Change and Engagement Team, Sustrans
(Innovation Sponsor)

“Great to be part of the session today and hear where others thoughts are going with infrastructure, technology and decarbonisation of transport” 
Head of Design and Engineering (Midlands), Sustrans (Innovation Sponsor)

“Really enjoyed the session and I’ll look forward to seeing you again” 
Strategic Account Director, Marston Holdings (Innovation Sponsor)

“It was a good day. Happy to attend other events like this one in the future!” 
Mobility Insights Technical Manager, BT Active Intelligence (Innovation Sponsor)

“Great to be at Smart Classes event in Coventry today discussing how BT Active Intelligence’s data can understand every journey to enable better decision making. Some great conversations around making location data easily accessible and readily available to meet the demands of current projects”…

“One of my favourite days of 2023 as we met with data and transport experts from across the UK in an exciting and engaging format” 
Transport Senior Sales Specialist, BT Active Intelligence (Innovation Sponsor)

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