The Smarter Travel LIVE! Conference Programme

Day 1 - 17 March 2016



Tea & Coffee served in the exhibition area


Main Conference Area

Plenary session - intelligent mobility and sustainable towns and cities

The recently announced £580m Access Fund will provide local authorities and LEPS money to invest in improving sustainable access of which Intellegent Mobilty plays an increaingly important role. 

Milton Keynes has emerged as a European Smarter Travel centre of excellence, attracting organisations such as the Transport Systems Catapult, headquartered in the city, which aims to turn 'Britain into a smart transport Silicon Valley'. 

Keynote presentations:

Chaired by - Jonathan Bray, Director, Urban Transport Group 

Andrew Jones, Minister of Transport

Geoff Snelson, Director of Strategy, Milton Keynes Council

Steve Yianni, CEO, Transport Systems Catapult

Plenary Session Sponsored by: Urban Transport Group 


Main Conference Area

The Big Debate – the future of mobility

The emergence of the smart phone and convergent technologies are driving a revolution in how transport is organised.

How far and how fast is change happening and what might the future of mobility look like in 2020?  

Keynote introductions from sector experts 
Chaired by - Tony Meehan, Director, Atkins

  • Graham Pendlebury, Director of Local Transport, Department for Transport 

  • Paul Zanelli , CTO, Transport Systems Catapult

  • Professor John Miles, Adviser to Milton Keynes

  • Thomas Øster, Group Business Excellence Director, Arriva 

  • Professor Phil Goodwin, University of West of England 

Questions and debate follow

Plenary Session Sponsored by: Atkins



Light lunch & refreshments served in the exhibition area


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Mobility as a Service (MaaS)

Chair: John McCarthy, Technical Director, ATKINS

User-centric ​Mobility as a Service
Richard Harris, Director Communications and Marketing, Xerox​ 

Global Trends in cities - MaaS
Professor George Hazel, Smart Mobility Network Integrator, Scottish Enterprise

How UK cities can achieve MaaS
John Bradburn, Consultant, Atkins & Mike Waters, Head of Policy and Strategy,West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority

What does intelligent mobility hold in store for UK local authorities?
Neil Taylor, Associate Director ITP

How can MaaS be used to promote more sustainable travel behaviour?
Martin Higgitt, Associate Director, JMP

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Passenger transport

A beginner's guide to award-winning bus travel

Chair: Richard Armitage FCILT, Chairman, TAS Partnership

Making the Most of Your Buses - Role of the bus in your smarter travel package
Martijn Gilbert, CEO, Reading Buses – Bus Operator of the Year 2015, UK Bus Awards

Better Journeys, Better Marketing, More Patronage
Elaine Rosscraig - former Head of Customer Insight, Stagecoach Group & Insight Manager, D C Thomson

Award-winning Bus Travel: Personalised Action List
In small groups, assisted by bus industry professionals. Write your own Action List, with weblinks, references, good practice examples & bus industry contacts.

Just the Ticket
Share the single most important item on your Action List.


Shared transport

Is shared transport the 21st century's transport revolution?

Chair: Jillian Anable, Professor of Transport and Energy, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds

Shared and Automated Mobility: A New Paradigm for Transportation?
Susan Shaheen, University of California, Berkeley

Perspectives: Future shared mobility in the UK
Martyn Briggs, Frost and Sullivan​

The scale, potential and fairness of the shared transport revolution in the UK
Alistair Kirkbride, Director, Carplus​

The Sharing Economy: The Lifestyle of the Future
Benita Matofska, Chief Sharer,The People Who Share

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Smarter access

Active Travel 

Chair: Jennie Ward, Managing Consultant, ATKINS

Beat the Street- the real-life walking and cycling game to encourage active travel
Veronica Reynolds, Intelligent Health

‘Walkable Cities and health for all’
Christy Acton, Midlands Project Manager, Living Streets

Growing Cycling Locally - how the National Cycle Challenge changes behaviour at the local level. 
Sam Robinson, General Manager, Love to Ride

Bike Life - national survey of attitudes towards cycling
Rosslyn Colderley, England Director North, Sustrans & Dene Stevens, Bike Life Project Manager, Sustrans

Promotion of Cycling
Amy Boyle, Director of Strategy, DIVA 

5-Steps to improve your active travel communications
Maria Heaman, Sales Consultant, Pindar Creative

How accurate data and software is transforming transport analysis
Dan Saunders, Basemap and Mark Le Page, Ordnance Survey

Go Ultra Low

The government's vision is that by 2050 almost every car and van in the UK will be an ultralow emission vehicle (ULEV)1. Go Ultra Low Cities is a new government fund established to facilitate this transition. Coordinators and winners from the first £35m phase of funding will present the programme and plans for its delivery.

Chair: Tim Anderson, Senior Transport Advice Manager, Energy Saving Trust

Go Ultra Low Overview
Stewart Agnew,OLEV City & Taxi Scheme Official, OLEV

Ultra-Low West
Colin Rees, Bristol City Council

Milton Keynes, developing and delivering its GUL city programme
Tim Armitage, Milton Keynes Council

London: The Ultra Low Emission Capital
Steve Craddock, Principal Policy Officer, London Councils

LoCITY - TFL's new industry led scheme to encourage ultra low emission commercial vehicles in London
Venn Chesterton, Transport & Travel Research Ltd.

An international perspective: Learnings from providing charging services in Norway, the leading EV market in the world
Rami Syvari, Program Manager, Fortum Charge & Drive 

Session Sponsored by: Energy Saving Trust 

Energy Savings Trust


Afternoon break

Tea & Coffee served in the exhibition area


Main Conference Area

Speed Learning
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Speed Learning

Speed Learning provides a fast-moving discussion platform for knowledge sharing, and helping teams to network with each other.

The 30 case studies will be presented simultaneously at ‘bar tables’ marked by numbered balloons, in 5 – 12 minute sessions.

The case studies will be short presentations followed by discussion. A horn will be sounded when it is time to change tables.


Drinks served

Drinks served in the Main Conference Area as Smarter Travel Awards opens


Main Conference Area

Smarter Travel Awards
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Smarter Travel Awards 2016

The Smarter Travel Awards recognise engaging marketing campaigns, technical innovation, improved journeys and measurable behaviour change. Find out why you should enter on the official website.

Drinks will be served following the speed learning session, whilst the winners of the inaugural Smarter Travel Awards are announced

19.00 -

Drinks reception

Selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages served in the exhibition area followed by event close.

Day 2 - 18 March 2016


Registration opens


Main Conference Area

Breakfast briefing

Emerging Transport Technologies for Local Authorities
Darren Capes, Transport Systems Manager, York City Council

Update on the Pathfinder autonomous trial
Neil Fulton, Programme Director Autonomous Transport Systems, Transport Systems Catapult

The growing evidence base for the positive impact of Bike Share for cities
Antonia Roberts, Bike Plus Manager, Carplus

City of Bremen - a Shared Transport success story
Michael Glotz-Richter, Senior Project Manager 'Sustainable Mobility', City of Bremen



Exhibition opens

Tea & Coffee served in the exhibition area


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Green Room

Passenger Transport

I’m a Transport Celebrity –
Give me Funding!

Format: Rapid!

Ant 'n' Dec - Richard Armitage & Meera Rambissoon,
The TAS Partnership

Six transport ‘celebrities’ will pitch for funding for sustainable transport measures, ideas and improvements.

You, the audience, will cast your votes.

  • Claire Walters, Chief Executive, Bus Users UK​

  • Dominic Lund-Conlon, Passenger Transport Manager, Essex County Council

  • John Bickerton, Reading Buses

  • Paul Salveson, Group Advisor - Community Rail, Arriva

  • Dr. Tom Cohen, UCL Transport Institute

  • Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive, Campaign for Better Transport

Note: the pitches can include all modes of sustainable travel.

Afterwards, debate how to make a persuasive case for funding; and offer advice to the pitches with the lowest votes!

Information in Public Transport

Chair: Matt Gamble, Principal Consultant, ATKINS

Current state of the art in passenger information systems
Paul Everson, Product Manager (Passenger Information), Trapeze

Ensuring Digital Success of your Sustainable Travel website
Ashkan Miri, Product Manager (Group Information Systems), Atkins

Improving customers’ trust through better real time information
Daniel Hobbs & John Paddington, AECOM

The Quiet Revolution: how the GTFS data feed specification is changing passenger information in North America – the Boston example
Graeme Scott, IBI Group

State of the art in Smarter Travel apps
Professor Jonathan Raper, CEO, TransportAPI


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Smarter Access

Smarter to work and education

Chair: Chris Hanley, Senior Technical Leader, Atkins

Employers - part of the solution
Robin Pointon, Managing Director, Go Travel Solutions, Richard Scott, Employee Forum Chairman, Volkswagen Financial Services & Jo Kenny, Project Coordinator, Red Bull Racing 

'Join-my-Journey' ​- Local Authorities working with employers
Verity Heal, South Gloucestershire Council

The Travel Devon Employers Toolkit
Rebecca Webb, Transport Planner, Devon County Council

Access and Employment – the link between poor access with unfulfilled job vacancies
Mark Fell, Divisional Manager – Sustainable Mobility & Scott DavidsonTechnical Manager for Smarter TravelTTR 

Changing behaviour in the workplace – lessons learnt from LSTF
Jim Bradley, Director, ITP & Emma Taylor, Principal Consultant, ITP​ 

Engaging Employers: Smarter Travel as part of a Sustainable Business Strategy
Michelle Cameron, Sustainable Business Advisor, Liverpool & Sefton Chambers of Commerce

Faith Sites and Active Travel:  Engaging ethnic minority populations
Nicola Hill, Senior Coordinator, The WestTrans Partnership


Shared Transport

The economic and business case for car clubs: LEPs, city regions and grey fleet replacement

Chair: Kate Gifford, Assistant Director, Carplus

The economic case for car clubs: what gives the benefit in the benefit cost ratios?
Keith Buchan, Director, MTRU

Reaching residents, councils and businesses to make Aberdeen's car club fly
Richard Falconer, Director, Co-wheels Car Club

The new CCS public sector car hire procurement framework and car clubs
Keith Kelly, Head of Locations, City Car Club / Enterprise

The business case for shifting grey mileage to car club use
Speaker TBC

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Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) - Workshop 1 

Chair: Randall Ghent, Business Operations Manager, Act TravelWise

SUMP Masterclass - This first 90 minute session of the day will offer a speed masterclass including a synopsis of the overall SUMP process and the benefits for local authorities, whatever the scale of their key settlements and principal transport corridors.

Introduction to ENDURANCE and UK SUMP Network - Randall Ghent 

The SUMP cycle, how it works and how it can be adapted to different sizes of settlement – Jon Harris and Sarah Fish 

How to integrate freight and logistics into SUMPs - Jon Harris 

The wider sustainability and legacy of the SUMP tool – Sarah Fish 

Hosted by:

ACT Travelwise



Morning break

Tea & Coffee served in the exhibition area


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Green Room

Smarter Access

The business case 

Chair: Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive, Campaign for Better Transport

Transport Segmentation Map - to help local and national decision-makers deliver evidence-based transport initiatives
John Baverstock, Senior Research Officer & Catherine Davie, Principal Research Officer, The Department for Transport

A guide to upcoming European grant funding sources
Mark Fell, Divisional Manager - Sustainable Mobility, Transport & Travel Research Ltd

Triple Approach to Ensuring LSTF Legacy
Lucy Low, Smarter Travel Officer, AECOM/Cheshire West and Chester Council & Emma Young, Principal Transport Planner, Mott Macdonald/Cheshire West and Chester Council

Selling programmes to decision-makers and funders
Helen Ramsden,Head of Travel Choices and Active Travel,Transport for Greater Manchester

Interim Evaluation of the €21m investment on sustainable transport in three urban areas in Ireland
Richard Redfern, Head of Evaluation, AECOM

Integrating LSTF into the Planning System – exploring the benefit for business

Kurt Scheibl, Bristol City Council

Shared Transport

What can bike share do for my city?

Chair: Antonia Roberts, BikePlus Manager, Carplus

The evidence for the policy benefits of  bike share     
Miriam Ricci, Senior Research Fellow - Centre for Transport & Society, Uni of West of England

Making bike share more affordable 
Matthew Clark, Associate, Steer Davies Gleave

How business views bike share
Dan Sherwood, Head of Sponsorship & Events, Santander UK plc

Lessons learnt in 5 years of London Cycle Hire
David Eddington, Operations Manager - London Cycle Hire Scheme, TfL

Partnerships for successful bike share
Tim Caswell, Managing Director, Hourbike

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New thoughts on Connected, Low Emission, & Autonomous Vehicles

Chair: Neal Skelton, Head of Professional Services, ITS (UK)

Connected Vehicles in the Real World
Giles Perkins, Technical DirectorMouchel Consulting

Co-operative Services in Urban ITS
Peter Vermaat, Principal Consultant, TRL

The potential benefits and implications of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles – a London perspective
Kalina Soltys, Automotive and Intelligent Mobility Project Manager, Transport for London

A New Challenge for Electric Vehicles - Technology options for an expanding charging point network
Matt Croucher, Sustainable Transport Lead, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Realising the benefits of autonomous vehicles – a public sector view point
James Long, Principal Consultant, Steer Davies Gleave 

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Total Transport

Creating the future market for Total Transport in rural areas

Chair: Richard Armitage, The TAS Partnership

Total Transport meets Smarter Travel

John Taylor, Director, The TAS Partnership

This session will take a market-led approach to delivering rural passenger transport by:

  • using a consumer-oriented analysis of demand;

  • harnessing new technologies like taxi-sharing apps;

  • personalising the offer;

  • encouraging active travel; and

  • deploying the public sector financial contribution efficiently and fairly.


Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) - Workshop 2 

Chair: Randall Ghent, Business Operations ManagerAct TravelWise

Five case study presentations (15 minutes each) on SUMP best practice in the UK and Europe

Case study presentations on SUMP best practice in the UK and Europe

  • Deinze, Belgium – Jan Vermeulen (Mayor of Deinze, President of the Flemish Cycling Embassy)

  • Wrexham – Jon Harris

  • Birmingham – David Harris and Mark Nettleton

  • Aberdeen – Louise Napier (invited)

  • CH4LLENGE project – Tony May, ITS, Univ of Leeds (invited)

Hosted by:

ACT Travelwise




Light lunch & refreshments served in the exhibition area


Main Conference Area

1st Floor Balcony 1

1st Floor Balcony 2

2nd Floor Balcony 1

Green Room

The future of cars

Chaired by: Prof. John Miles, Automotive Council

How the car and its future derivatives, such as driverless pods, might fit into the future picture of smarter travel featuring authoritative companies/institutions and industry speakers.

Traveller Needs Survey

Dr Nick Knorr, Programme Director, Transport Systems Catapult

Torquil Ross Martin, Tata Motors European Technical Centre

Anthony Baxendale, Head of Future Transport Technologies and Research, HORIBA MIRA

Using Big Data concepts for transport 

Chair: Jennie Martin, Secretary General, ITS (UK)

Big Data and transport
Gary Umpleby, HogiaTransport Systems Ltd

Getting around a smart city
Graham Bradley, INRIX

Sentiment Mapping
Mike Saunders, Co-Founder & CEO, Commonplace

Crowdsourced Cycling - how data from the everyday public can help you make places fit for people 
Martyn Brunt, Head of Mapping & Retail Services, Sustrans 

Using live data technology solutions to create safer and smarter transport networks
Gerard Keogh, Group ITS Technology Director, Rennicks (UK) Ltd

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Smarter Access

Marketing - Enabling two-way communication

Chair: Tim Burns, Senior Policy and Partnerships Advisor, Sustrans

One strategy, two brands, three authorities
Victoria Doyle, Hampshire County Council

The SWITCH campaign - ICT schools behviour change study
Marian Marsh, Reading Borough Council

Life without LSTF: Mainstreaming Personal Travel Planning in Nottinghamshire
Jenny Hawkes, Principal Officer LTP and Travel PlanningNottinghamshire County Council, Ross Paradise - AECOM & Emma Taylor, Principal Consultant, ITP

The Wider benefits of Personalised Travel Planning
Tony Duckenfield & Trevor Brennan - Steer Davies Gleave

Commuity Street Design - generating a dialogue
Mark Jenks, Senior Urban Designer, Sustrans

Achieving effective business engagement – evidence from the West Midlands
Sian Fox, Senior Transport Planner, JMP & Jenny Corbett, Sustainable Travel Officer, Centro


Shared Transport

Sharing the ride: disruptions, diversification and success in the 2+ car share sector     

2+ car sharing is already widespread and evolving; Uber and UberPool are getting all the press - but is this 2+ car sharing anyway?

Chair: Giles Bailey, Stratageeb Ltd

Video presentation: Sector developments in the US - and what they mean for the UK
Susan Shaheen, Carplus

Pecha kucha: short format perspectives from UK 2+ car sharing operators and UberPool 
Ali Clabburn, Liftshare, Drummond Gilbert, goCarShare, Craig Barrack, Carbon Heroes

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Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) - Workshop 3 

SUMP Drop-in Clinic - Ask the experts any SUMP related question you want in this special drop in session with Jon Harris and Sarah Fish

Hosted by:

ACT Travelwise



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