All cities want to become smarter to improve quality of life for citizens. Transport is central to this and a key focus area for many cities and authorities – after all, mobility affects all citizens directly. However, the range of options to solve challenges can seem almost as complex as the problems themselves.
This event, complete with panel debates and roundtable discussions, will help leaders from cities and local and regional government share knowledge and experiences, gather new ideas and find more clarity about the way ahead.
Register Here to join delegates from government and the infrastructure industry for practical insights and solutions to help deliver smart infrastructure solutions. Registration is free (applications will need to be approved by the curator).
12.30 – 13.00: Registration, Lunch & Networking
13.00 – 13.10: Welcome Address
13.10 – 13.30: Keynote Address
13.30 – 14.10: Start-Up Showdown: Five start-ups from IM Accelerator
14.10 - 14.40: Panel Debate: Plotting the Journey to the Future
14.40 – 15.00: Coffee Break & Networking
15.00 – 15.50: Roundtable Discussions
15.50 - 16.30: Panel Debate: Data in Smart Mobility
16.30 – 17.10: Start-up Showdown: Five start-ups from IM Accelerator
17.10 – 18.30: Drinks Reception overlooking the City of London
After a brief introduction, Sarah will hand over to Gergely Raccuja, Senior Strategic Consultant, Amey Consulting, who will set the scene on future mobility.
Our keynote speaker, Llewelyn Morgan, Head of Innovation at Oxfordshire County Council, will provide a snapshot of Oxfordshire's mobility vision, achievements and challenges.
Delegates will have a chance to ask questions throughout this session - making it as interactive as possible!
Transport-related issues are one of the key challenges for cities, impacting everything from health and safety to inclusion and more. At the same time, multiple changes are happening around us, from technology to consumer attitudes and even new, emerging modes of transport.
How do planners make sense of this and know where to start, where to focus and what to prioritise? What are the right targets to set and work towards? How do you get the transport mix right? Is transport management more complex or does it just seem that way? What has worked/failed?
What is the role of the private sector vs the city – e.g. issues around bike-share challenges.
Panellists: Daniel Clarke, Smart Cambridge Programme, Cllr Richard Livingstone, Southwark Council, Steven Norris, Norris McDonough LLP; Marcel Pooke, Team Leader - Technical Capability Team at Transport Systems Catapult. Moderator: Sarah Wray, Editor, Smart Cities World
Data has huge potential to improve mobility in our cities and we are already seeing results, from improved services and citizen experience to economic advantages. However, challenges remain, including 'data hygiene' and standards, the need for greater volume and variety of data, and questions about data's value and ownership. Where next?
Panellists: Michael Kehoe, AmeyVTOL; Dan Hubert, Appy Parking; Jon Jarritt, Director, Strategic Consulting, Amey Consulting; Paul Darlow, Traffic & Network Manager, Portsmouth City Council
Moderator: Sarah Wray, Editor, Smart Cities World
We will be running three roundtables during the afternoon. The topics include:
1. New Transport Modes (car share, ride share, bike share, scooter share etc)
2. Cutting Congestion
3. Gearing up for an Electric Future
Delegates will be free to join any of the roundtable discussions - which will be curated by SmartCitiesWorld editors.
The Start-Up Showdown!
During the course of the afternoon, delegates will have the chance to hear from the 10 finalists in the IM Accelerator Programme - an initiative run by Transport Systems Catapult and Wayra.
These new start-ups will have fives minute to outline their product, while delegates will be able to rate, rank and critique the offering using an interactive app.
Delegates will also have the chance to chat with these start-ups during the refreshment breaks and networking drinks.
Name: Sarah Wray
Sarah has many years of experience as a B2B journalist and editor, specialising in technological innovation and its impact in cities.
Name: Llewelyn Morgan
Title: Head of Innovation
Company: Oxfordshire County Council
Llewelyn leads a newly established service area within Oxfordshire County Council that leads on Innovation for the Council. The Service has been built up by Llewelyn and colleagues, starting as a small outward-focused research and innovation team, leading on developing innovative strategies and projects in transport and environment – it is now broadening its scope to encompass challenges in social care, education and public health, supporting these directorates to work collaboratively on innovative solutions to long-held or increasing problems.
Name: Gergely (Gary) Raccuja
Title: Senior Strategic Consultant
Company: Amey Consulting
Gergely started out as a transport planner with Amey in Birmingham. His proposal, entitled Miles Better, which called to replace all current direct taxes on motoring with a single per-mile charge won the 2017 Wolfson Economics Prize.
Following this he joined Amey Consulting’s Strategic Consulting team to learn and apply data-led asset management to improve the UK’s transport systems. He is currently supporting the transformation of Greater Manchester’s Metrolink tram network, by leading their Engineering Improvement Programme
Name: Daniel Clarke
Title: Smart Cambridge Strategy and Partnerships Manager, Smart Cambridge Programme
Organisation: Cambridgeshire County Council
The Smart Cambridge programme looks at how emerging technology and data can help address some of the challenges that Cambridge and the wider county face. Dan has developed collaborations with the University of Cambridge and business, accessing significant funding from the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) and external grants. The projects Dan has worked on have delivered an Internet of Things platform across the city – the data from the platform drives a number of mobility applications and is being used to inform delivery of the GCP programme.
Dan has also secured funding for a number of autonomous vehicle projects which are on-going in the city and is leading projects on Mobility as a Service and new mobility models. The programme has recently been commissioned to work with a St Neots a Market town to develop a 'smart' blueprint which is replicable across the county.
Name: Cllr Richard Livingstone
Title: Cabinet member for Environment, Transport Management and Air Quality
Organisation: Southwark Council
Richard Livingstone is Southwark Council’s cabinet member for Environment, Transport Management and Air Quality. His responsibilities include waste management, recycling, air quality, green energy, air quality, street cleaning, highway infrastructure, traffic management, increasing levels of cycle and pedestrian travel, markets and the borough’s crematorium and cemetery service.
Name: Michael Kehoe
Title: General Manager
Michael has over 30 years' experience in real-time operations involving command and control for operational projects in aviation and civil engineering for highways. He leads multi-disciplinary teams on the delivery of projects from inception to completion. His work in highways and aviation has included various roles focused on delivering operational outcomes through employing operational and data analysis, allied with emerging technology. Additionally, Michael has been involved with the unmanned aerial vehicle project for AmeyVTOL.
Name: Jon Jarritt
Title: Director | Strategic Consulting
Company: Amey Consulting
Jon is a co-founder of the Strategic Consulting team at Amey and is its Offerings and Strategy Partner, providing overall technical vision and direction across the business. An engineer by training, Jon has delivered data-driven asset management and asset analytics projects across the rail, utilities, aviation and defence sectors and has previously worked for Atkins, AMCL, Qinetiq and CH2MHill.
Jon's technical vision and depth of asset management understanding has helped Strategic Consulting grow into the largest dedicated heavy infrastructure technology and analytics team in the UK, since its inception in 2012.
Name: Dan Hubert
Dan Hubert, founder of AppyParking is on mission to make parking a truly forgettable experience. By creating a data driven mobility platform that bridges HD maps, IoT and payments, cities can manage and monetise their roadside network while enabling connected cars and fleets to interact freely with the kerbside.
His ambitious goal has earned AppyParking recent accolades such as the 15th most disruptive company in the World and the UK’s most innovative parking technology company 2018.
Name: Steven Norris
Company: Norris McDonough LLP
Steve Norris was a Conservative Member of Parliament for Oxford East and then Epping Forest from 1983 to 1997. He was Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Departments of Environment, Trade & Industry and the Home Office and in 1992 was appointed Minister for Transport with a special responsibility for all London transport. After retiring from Parliament he was twice his party’s candidate for Mayor of London outperforming the national party substantially on both occasions.
Steve has combined a career in politics with a business career in the fields of property, infrastructure and transportation. He has been a member of the Boards of both Transport for London and the London Development Agency and recently served on the Treasury’s Growth Task Force for HS2. He is on the Board of Cubic Corporation, the developers and managers of the London Oyster card. Having a particular interest in infrastructure he chairs the National Infrastructure Planning Association which works with government to improve the planning regime around major projects and advises a number of clients on major schemes.
Name: Marcel Pooke
Title: Team Leader - Technical Capability Team
Company: Transport Systems Catapult
Marcel have been involved in the traffic and transportation industry for the past 19 years, where he has gained a varied experience in both private and public sectors.
Most of that experience was with Transport for London where Marcel was involved in numerous traffic signal related schemes/projects, including the implementation of the first Congestion Charging Zone, the Western Extension in 2007 and its subsequent removal in 2010.
He is now at Transport Systems Catapult where the revolution in data science and connectivity, is providing the UK with the opportunity to win race to provide better transport solutions
Name: Paul Darlow
Title: Traffic & Network Manager
Company: Portsmouth City Council