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 WASTE MANAGEMENT, AIR QUALITY & EMISSIONS 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”

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

 

“A valuable opportunity”

Intelligent Transport Systems Analyst, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive

 

“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

 

“Great event!”

Sustainable Journeys Delivery Officer (Clean Air), Transport for Greater Manchester

 

“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

 

“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

 

“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

 

“Good event, relevant and well run”

Principal Engineer – Highway Network Resilience & Traffic Manager, City of Bradford Metropolitan District 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

 

“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

 

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

Senior Strategic Transportation Officer, 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

 

“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

 

“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

 

“Roundtables were all enjoyable and very engaging”

Principal Traffic Engineer, Warwickshire County 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

 

“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 

 

“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

 

“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

 

“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

 

“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

 

“Great event”

Communications Officer, Sustainability West Midlands

 

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

Innovation Manager, WMG, University of Warwick

 

“The smart class was really interesting. Thank you!”

Environmental Consultant, Aecom

 

“Really enlightening”

Principal ITS Engineering Manager, Amey Consulting

 

“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 

 

“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)

 

“Had some really useful conversations, which have already resulted in what looks like some potentially collaborative work”

Project Coordinator, Living Streets (Innovation Sponsor)

 

“Delighted to be part of it; interesting presentations by all, and very useful roundtable discussions in the smart classes format”

Transport Lead, ODI Birmingham (Innovation Sponsor)

 

“Thanks for another great event today!”

Director, Videalert (Innovation Sponsor)

 

“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)

 

“Thanks for running a great event”

Head of Marketing, Clearview Intelligence (Innovation Sponsor)

 

 

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