Santander Cycles

19 October Programme

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Registration opens in the foyer of Arena MK

Refreshments served within the main exhibition area


ATKINS Conference Area

Introduction amd welcome from Cllr Peter Marland, Leader, Milton Keynes Council

Innovate, disrupt & improve

International keynotes outline the broader opportunities and challenges for Intelligent Mobility

Chair: Martin Tugwell, Programme Director, England's Economic Heartland Strategic Alliance & Vice President, Chartered Institution of Highways &  Transportation (CIHT)

Driving change locally and intelligent mobility across the USA: the happening and the hype
David Bragdon, Chief Executive of the NYC Transit Centre, former President, Oregon Metro Council and former Director, Long-Term Planning and Sustainability in the administration of Mayor Michael R Bloomberg, NYC

A new vision of how city transport might be provided in future
Philippe Crist, Project Manager, International Transport Forum at the OECD 

New opportunities for the UK and Europe on intelligent mobility innovation
Louise MothersoleHorizon 2020 National Contact Point for Transport, Innovate UK

Session to be followed by a facilitated Q+A


Morning Coffee Break

Refreshments served within the main exhibition area


ATKINS Conference Area

A focus on the UK: working together to deliver smart mobility that truly serves

Creating a collaborative and equitable ecosystem for smarter travel

Chair: Ian Meikle, Director of Infrastructure Systems, Innovate UK 

Speakers include:

Geoff Snelson, Strategy Director, Milton Keynes Council 

Annette Smith, Sector Director, Transport Planning, SYSTRA 

Dr Wolfgang Schuster, Technical Director, UK and Europe, Atkins

Paul Campion, CEO, Transport Systems Catapult

Session to be followed by a facilitated Q+A


ATKINS Conference Area

Morning Keynote

Jesse Norman, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Transport 


Lunch Break

Lunch and refreshments served within the main exhibition area


ATKINS Conference Area

Balcony 1

Balcony 2

Bar Area 3

The Green Room

MaaS offers huge potential; but we need to get it right

Chair: Nathan Marsh, Director, Intelligent Mobility, Atkins

This session will explore the delivery of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) on a strategic level: 

  • getting the business models right

  • making it viable for transport operators to collborate

  • communications channels with the customer

The need for collaboration and sharing across the MaaS platform
Chris Perry
, UK Expansion, MaaS Global

Better engagement with public authorities
Richard Harris
, International Thought Leader in Intelligent Transport Systems, HMI Technologies

Ensuring MaaS delivers on its promised benefits
Martin Higgitt
, Market Director, Sustainable Transport, SYSTRA

MaaS: customer communications will be key
Daniel Chick
, Technical Director, Zipabout

Smarter Transport Solutions: improving integration
Rupert Fausset
Affiliate, Forum for the Future

Behavioural change: the human element in a digital age

Chair: Alistair Kirkbride, Director, Carplus Bikeplus

Chair's overview: Switching to active modes – what do customers value the most?

What Intelligent Mobility can learn from Smarter Choices
Beth Hiblin, Associate, Transport Quality for Life

Smarter interventions, and how gamification builds them in
Scott Davidson, Lead, Sustainable Travel Transport Research Laboratory

Can technology add value to personal travel planning?
Ian Bewick, Transport Planning and Behavior Change, Steer Davies Gleave

Using apps and digital currency incentives
Hannah Bowden, Programme Director, Betterpoints

Accessibility for all

Chair: Tracy Savill, Initiative Lead MaaS, Transport Systems Catapult 

MODLE (The Mobility on Demand Laboratory Environment)
Liz Davidson, Co-founder, Esoterix Systems

Taxi accessibility: planning, location, and design of taxi ranks in urban areas
Tom Fleming, Transport Consultant, Integrated Transport Planning

Supporting sustainable travel in rural areas
Chris Harte, Managing Consultant, Atkins

Using software to improve accessibility
Dan Saunders, Product Manager, Basemap


Developments in DRT

Chair: Ian Wright, Head of Insight, Transport Focus

This session will look at how DRT services are currently working, and how future DRT services could evolve:

  • New evidence from ride-hailing services on increasing urban congestion, in the UK and US. Is regulation needed?

  • Public versus private transport: competitors or complementary?

  • Opportunities and challenges of automated demand responsive public transport services, urban and rural

  • DRT services in London: avoiding risks of reducing cycling, walking and public transport use

  • Can demand responsive public transport services for smaller towns and cities, and rural areas, really work?

  • Pop-up travel services


Rebecca Reeve-Burnett, VAMOOZ Manager, Transdev Blazefield

Alan Nettleton, Senior Technologist, Transport Systems Catapult

Charlie Hamilton, Director, Impact Group

David Bragdon, Transit Centre, NYC


Digital infrastructure: new horizons

Chair: Jonathan Raper, CEO, TransportAPI

oneTRANSPORT: from closed transport solutions to open marketplaces
Rafael Cepeda, Smart City and New Markets lead, InterDigital Europe

Ticketing: where is the vision?
Ian Robinson, Projects Director, SYSTRA 

Smart Routing: a new public transport experience
Flora Bowden, Caution Your Blast & Nikki SpencerDigital Birmingham, Birmingham City Council

Catch! Crowdsourced travel-behaviour data is here... so what?
Peter Lindgren, Co-founder, Travel Ai

iTravel: multi-modal real-time journey routing
Peter Lilley, Co-founder and director, iGeolise


Afternoon Coffee Break

Refreshments served within the main exhibition area


ATKINS Conference Area

PROJECT SHOWCASE: Meet the teams from 66 of the innovative projects and initiatives driving smarter mobility in the UK and Europe

Explore the best of the Smart Mobility projects that are driving progress across the UK and Europe. This session will feature new and current mobility projects supported by Innovate UK, the Transport Systems Catapult, the Department for Transport, private investors, entrepreneurs, local authorities, consultants and academia.

Two one-hour sessions, with a short break between, will provide a fast-moving discussion platform for knowledge-sharing and helping teams to network.

The projects will be presented simultaneously at ‘bar tables’ marked by numbered balloons, in 4 x 15 minute sessions.

A horn will be sounded when it is time to move to the next project.

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Networking reception

Drinks are served within the ATKINS Conference Area


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20 October Programme

Please note that the programme is currently under development. Please check back soon for updates.


Registration opens in the foyer of Arena MK

Refreshments served within the main exhibition area for those attending the Morning Briefing


ATKINS Conference Area

Morning briefing: Smart Moves – enabling change

Chair: Lynne Rogers, Manager, KPMG

Better value for the travelling public
Nic Cary, Director, Waysphere | Transport Intelligence

When tech and people come together: the importance of user-focused approaches
Felicity Heathcote-Marcz, Senior Consultant, Cyborg Ethnography and Intelligent Mobilities, Atkins

Improved transport services with reduced costs
Dr Walter Tuttlebee OBE, Chair, Transport Data Initiative

Transport Innovation Programme (North West): better infrastructure through technology and digital innovation
Wendy Alison, Business Manager, Transport, Satellite Applications Catapult

Impact of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund: latest summary
Nico Jabin, Head of Local Evaluation, Department for Transport



Registration opens in the foyer of Arena MK

Refreshments served within the main exhibition area


ATKINS Conference Area

Balcony 1

Balcony 2

Bar Area 3

The Green Room

Player's Suite

MaaS in practice

This session will take a closer look at how MaaS platforms and operations are being developed and delivered around the UK:

Chair: Dr Maria Kamargianni, Head of MaaS Lab, University College London & Travelspirit UK Board

WHIM: West Midlands
Chris Lane, Head of Smart Travel, Transport for West Midlands

Zume: Cambridge
Alex Moore & Nafeezah Padamsey, Atkins

Motionhub: A UK MaaS solution pilot
Russell Fenner, Head of Innovation, E-Car Club

NaviGoGo: Scotland’s first Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platform
The National Youth TeamDavid Smith, Lead project manager, ESP Group

Integrating DRT and MaaS: University of Oxford’s Science Shuttle
George Economides, Head of Strategy, MobOx Foundation


Future-proofing ITS: how local authorities can make the best investment decisions

Chair: Darren Capes, Transport Systems Manager, City of York Council

The IET and ITS-UK present a look at emerging transport technologies in the local authority context.  This panel-led session will share best practice and discuss the latest developments including:

  • How new transport technologies are helping local authorities to deliver better, more cost-effective mobility option

  • The best methods to plan, specify and procure digital transport infrastructure

  • Using existing assets most effectively

Andy Graham, Director, White Willow Consulting

Alexander Thomas, Technology and Data, TfL

Gavin Neate, CEO, Neatebox

Jeremy Wiggin, Transport for Norwich / City Agency Manager, Norfolk County Council

Devrim Kara, Director, UK & Ireland, PTV Group

Passenger transport futures

Session co-programmed by TAS Partnership

This session will explore the economic and financial imperative of using new technologies to drive higher demand and ridership on passenger transport services

Facilitator: Chris Martin, Head of Business Development, The TAS Partnership 

Jack Holland, Business Development Manager, Demand Responsive Transport, ArrivaClick

Alex Leslie, Project Director, FutureGov

Charlie Hamilton, Director, Impact Group

Phil Southall, Managing Director, Oxford Bus Company

Q+A, summary and closing remarks

Freight & logistics

Chair: Dr Andrew Traill, Principal Technologist, Freight and Logistics, Transport Systems Catapult

Chair's overview: Future public sector logistics collaboration

Minimising disruption in freight movement across land/sea transport: CAPITALS
Vinaya Raghavan, IT Project Manager, Avanti Communications PLC

Liverpool & Humber: optimisation of freight transport (LHOFT)
Stephen WeaverHead of Commercial Strategy & New Business Development, P&O Ferries

DASH (Delivery As a Service for Highstreets)
Neil Herron, CEO, Grid Smarter Cities  

Reducting freight and passenger traffic
Alan Braithwaite, Chairman, Freight and Logistics Policy Group, CILT, and lead author Freight Planning to 2035

Shifting behaviour patterns through sharing transport

A Round Table session discussing how to achieve a paradigm shift in attitudes to transport through sharing, apps and new mobility. Many new mobility services present such attractive options that people have changed behaviour spontaneously, including those in the ‘shared transport’ zone

Chair: Steve Gooding, Director, RAC Foundation

Speakers will include:

Coralie Triadou, Slide Bristol & RAPT Dev

Brian McGovern, Co-Founder, Urbo 

Julian Scriven, Managing Director, nextbike

Simon Haynes, Director, Mobiq Group

Keith Kelly, Enterprise Car Club

Cyber security and managing risk in a digital future

Chair: Geoff Davis, Chief Strategy Officer, HORIBA MIRA

Securing digital transport infrastructure
Peter Davies, Technical Director, Thales e-Security

Critical national infrastructure: building trust
Professor Carsten Maple, Director for Cyber Security Research, WMG Cyber Security Centre, University of Warwick

Developing a CAV cyber security framework
Keith Turner, Head of Cyber Security, Atkins

Enhancing car-sharing safety with digital identities
Craig Barrack, Managing Director, Carbon Heroes

5*StarS: Automotive Cyber Security through Assurance
Paul Wooderson, Automotive Cyber Security, HORIBA MIRA


Morning Coffee Break

Refreshments served within the main exhibition area


ATKINS Conference Area

Balcony 1

Balcony 2

Bar Area 3

The Green Room

Player's Suite

Smart cities and IoT: mobility impacts

Chair: Llewelyn Morgan, Infrastructure and Smart Cities, Oxfordshire County Council and Co-Chair, Smart Oxford

CityVerve, Internet of Things City Demonstrator 
Sam Li, Transport for Greater Manchester

Solving city problems through data
Laurence Oakes-AshCity Science

The importance of data for Intelligent Mobility
Duncan Napier, Technologist, Transport Systems Catapult

Inegrating data to inform decision-making
Eime Tobari, Associate Director, Space Syntax

Hyper-local data for smart cities & intelligent transport systems 
Mark Nicholson, Founder & CEO, Vivacity Labs 


Enabling smarter travel

Chair: Andrew Steele, Director of Corporate Strategy, SilverRail

How LSTF projects supported smarter travel: latest summary report
Nico Jabin, Head of Local Evaluation, Department for Transport

A ‘deep dive’ into the traveller experience
Liam Day
Travel Demand Management, Atkins

Identifying 'pain' and 'gain' points along a journey
Theo Panayi
Sustainable Travel Manager, Heathrow Airport

Scoping smart mobility
Julie Staples, Project Manager, Liftshare


Cleaner air: technology meets policy

Facilitator: Steve Ives, Office for Low Emission Vehicles

This interactive panel session will explore the wide range of new technologies which, combined with planning and policy frameworks, are cleaning up the transport sector. 

  • Motive power and infrastructure

  • LEN and CAZ policy and impacts

  • ​New sharing and business models

Creating a low emission society
Chris Large, Partner, Global Action Plan

Zero Emission Urban bus System (ZeEUS)
Denis Naberezhnykh, Head of ULEVs and Energy, TRL

Who will win the race: hydrogen or electric?
Tony Archer, Location Manager, Co-Wheels 

Optimising the UK’s Electric Vehicle charging network
David Connolly, Director of Innovation, SYSTRA

Walking and cycling's contribution to improving air quality
Chris Bennett, Head of Behaviour Change and Engagement, Sustrans



Connecting with (all) the travelling public

Chair: Iain Reeve, Transport Consultant, The Reeve Partnership

Getting more and better information to travellers
Peter Stonham, Ten Per Cent Club

The view from transport operators
Simon Haynes, Director, Mobiq Group

Promoting smarter travel with social media
Mark Vincent, Digital Strategy Manager, DIVA

Go Local – Community Transport, but not as you know it
Stephanie Norris, Senior Consultant, ITP


UK CAVs: cities, streets and services

Speakers from the UK's many CAV projects, now numbering 50, will share insights and experience in developing CAV products and services that maximise potential benefits for users, cities and public authorities

Round table panellists will include:

Facilitator: Iain Forbes, Head, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Steve Gooding, Director, RAC Foundation

Simon Tong, Principal Research Scientist, TRL, and technical lead for the GATEway project

Andy Graham, Principal, White Willow

Darren Capes, Transport Systems Manager, City of York Council

Paul Gadd, Head of Automotive, Innovate UK 

Michael Vardi, Founder, Valerann


Total Transport workshop

Workshop led by Peter Hardy, SYSTRA

In 2015, the Department for Transport launched its ‘Total Transport’ initiative. Led by Peter Hardy, this aimed to support a number of pilot projects to demonstrate how an integrated approach to arranging different passenger transport services would help improve transport services in rural areas. 37 projects were granted funding to try a range of different approaches over a 2-year period. Panellists include:

Jane Newell, Commissioning Manager, Transporting Somerset

Clive Tombs, Public Transport Officer, West Berkshire Council

Damien Jones, Head of Transport Co-ordination Services, Devon County Council



Lunch Break

Lunch and refreshments served within the main exhibition area


ATKINS Conference Area

How does successful innovation happen?  Supporting the journey from research to market

This plenary session will bring together funders, investors and successful entrepreneurs, from inside and outside the transport sector, to demonstrate how innovation is transforming transport

Chair: Nathan Marsh, UK & Europe Director, Intelligent Mobility, Atkins

Iain Forbes, Head, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Stan Boland, CEO, FiveAI

Karla JakemanConnected Transport & Comms Innovation Lead, Innovate UK

Lee Omar, CEO, Red Ninja Studios

Robin North, CEO, Immense Simulations



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