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, WASTE MANAGEMENT and ENERGY editions!

“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

“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

“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 to everyone at Smart Classes for hosting their recent North of England 2021 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 2021. 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 

“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) 

“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

“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

“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

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

“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

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

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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

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

“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

“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

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

“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

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

“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

“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

“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 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”
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

“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 

“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 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

“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

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

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

“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

“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

“Great event”
Communications Officer, Sustainability West Midlands

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

“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

“All excellent!”
Sustainable Transport Coordinator, Nottingham Trent 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

“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 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

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

“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 

“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

“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 

“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

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

“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 

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

“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

“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)

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