Testimonials and Feedback

Here's what some of the stakeholders have had to say about our previous TRANSPORT Smart Classes!

“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”

Head of Commercial Innovation, Transport for London

 

“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

 

“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

 

“An excellent event with a range of interesting subjects covered. The half day format is ideal”

Ticketing Commercial Officer, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport

 

“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

 

“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”

Ex-Head of Digital Transformation & Transport Data Policy, Department for Transport

 

“A thoroughly worthwhile morning”

Policy Manager, Department for Transport

 

“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

 

“Very interesting, looking forward to attending again”

Digital Program Manager, Canterbury City Council

 

“The presentations were all relevant to CCRCD future proposals and the roundtables were all very useful”

Project Development Officer, Cardiff Capital Region City Deal

 

“Very well organised”

Super Connected Cardiff Project Team, City of Cardiff Council

 

“Really enjoyed the session and look forward to attending future events, well done!”

Senior Strategic Transportation Officer, City of London Corporation

 

“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, City of Edinburgh Council

 

“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

 

“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

 

“Very positive and informative session”

Transport Development Manager, LB Ealing

 

“Going back to Luton to sell the ideas to my colleagues!”

Strategic Policy Advisor, Luton Council

 

“Thank you for organising. Presentations and roundtables were excellent”

Specialist Transport Planner, North East Combined Authority

 

“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

 

“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

 

“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

 

“First one for me, very impressed!”

Head of Transport and Highways, Slough Borough 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

 

“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

 

“Love the structure of 10 minute 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

 

“Really enjoyed the event – great opportunity to see real examples of tech in use and ask the daft questions”

Head of Strategic Infrastructure and Economy, Worcestershire County Council

 

“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 and Strategy Brighton & Hove Buses|Metrobus|Spirit of Sussex Coaches

 

“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

 

“A very useful session”

Smart & Integrated Ticketing Manager, CalMac Ferries

 

“A very interesting event”

Data & Market Analyst, Stagecoach UK Bus Research Team

 

“Found the event very worthwhile and would value attending further events in the future”

Chief Executive, Highways Term Maintenance Association

 

“The roundtable segment encouraged really dynamic discussion between experts and novices”

Innovation Manager, WMG, University of Warwick

 

“Excellent opportunity to meet peers interested and experienced in similar subject areas. Good format with roundtables”

Director Transport Planning, SYSTRA

 

“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)

 

“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)

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