Smarter Travel LIVE! 2018 Programme

16 October 2018

Please note that the programme is under development and will be updated with new speakers daily.


Registration and exhibition opens


Mott MacDonald Theatre


Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor, Liverpool City Region

Functional transport governance: unlocking regional benefits

Chair: Tricia Hayes, Director General, Roads, Devolution and Motoring Group (invited)

Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor, Liverpool City Region

Mick Noone, Director of Integrated Transport at Merseytravel and Chair of the Liverpool City Region Transport Advisory Group

Barry White, Chief Executive, Transport for the North 

Followed by panel Q+A


Ministerial Keynote 

Nusrat Ghani, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Transport


Morning Break: Tea & Coffee served in the exhibition area


Mott MacDonald Theatre

Panel Discussion: The big issues for local and transport authorities

Integrated services, shared services, cleaner options, accessibility for all

Chair: Kirsty Pearce, Director of Policy and Strategic Commissioning, Liverpool City Region 

Panellists include:

  • Lilian Greenwood MP, Chair, Transport Select Committee: doing better

  • Glenn Lyons, Mott MacDonald Professor of Future Mobility: travel demand and a better mobility response

  • Jane Cole, Managing Director, Blackpool Transport: better accessibility, cleaner travel

  • Liam Robinson, Chair of Merseytravel Transport Committee, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Transport Portfolio Holder 

  • Alistair Hands, Commercial Director, UK Bus, Arriva Group: better buses

Followed by facilitated Q+A session


Lunch Break - Lunch served in the exhibition area


Mott MacDonald Theatre

Plenary session: smarter, safe and seamless journeys

Integrated transport across the city region and the North
Andy Burnham, Mayor, Greater Manchester

A 'Vision Zero' approach to safer roads and streets for all users
Jane Kennedy, Police and Crime Commissioner, Merseyside


Mott MacDonald Theatre

Your Bike Theatre

Innovate UK Theatre

Making MaaS real: what needs to happen? 

Local authority, platform and operator views on sharing, competing and growing

Chair: Catherine Hutt, Mobility & CAV Strategy Consultant, EQ+iQ

Proof of concept trials in Manchester: case study
Felicity Heathcote-Marcz, cyborg ethnographer, Intelligent Mobility, SNC-Lavalin/Atkins

How to make MaaS happen for public authorities, fleet operators and passengers
Devrim Kara, Director, UK, PTV Group

A bus operator's path to the future
Tom Williams, Director of Technology and Innovation, Ascendal Group

Integrated mobility in the West Midlands: one central platform or data-sharing ecosystems?
Chris Lane, Head of Transport Innovation, TfWM, and Julian Scriven, Director, nextbike

Re-thinking the kerbside

The shared-use city: managing the kerb
Chris Davis
, Associate, PTV Group

The dynamic kerbside: FlexKerb and Re-Charge Parklets
Susan Claris
, Associate Director, Arup

Virtual loading bays
Neil Herron, Founder & CEO, GRID Smarter Cities

Digitising the kerbside
Dan Hubert, Founder & CEO, AppyParking

Predictive parking and dynamic payment: An app-based appoach to driver guidance
Anthony Eskinazi, Founder & CEO, ​JustPark

Understanding travel demand 

Using Travel Demand Management to keep cities moving – case studies from Australia and New Zealand
Rose McArthur, Technical Principal, Integrated Transport, Mott MacDonald

Travel demand, trends and impacts: keeping people moving in an age of disruption
Deborah Fox, Head of Demand Management, Transport for West Midlands

CitySPIRE: tailoring services to meet the demand
Sam Li, Senior Innovation Officer, Transport for Greater Manchester

The role of the car in future mobility contexts: cities, rural, workplaces, tourism
Alistair Kirkbride, Executive Director, CoMoUK



Afternoon Break - Tea & Coffee served in the exhibition area


Mott MacDonald Theatre

Innovate UK Theatre


Speed Learning

Choose from 30 of the innovative projects and initiatives driving smarter mobility in the UK and Europe...

Speed Learning is a highly-popular session providing a fast-moving discussion platform for knowledge-sharing and helping teams to network.

The case studies are presented simultaneously at ‘bar tables’ in 5 x 15 minute sessions, with a 1 minute change-over time.
A horn is sounded when it is time to move to the next table.

Road to Zero fact finder

The Government's recent Road to Zero strategy sets out new measures to clean up road transport. The Road to Zero session at Smarter Travel LIVE will highlight the opportunities available to local authorities, including:

  • Unlocking the Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund and Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill to ensure that 'smart' chargepoints are easily accessed

  • Future-proofing streets

  • Ultra low emission bus scheme funding

  • Unlocking funds from R+D and innovation grants to enable partnerships in low emission design and manufacturing

    Find out more


Mott MacDonald Theatre

Networking reception



Smarter Travel Awards

The Smarter Travel Awards are the awards recognising the smart projects, people and technologies that are defining future mobility. The 2018 3rd annual awards ceremony showcases how lives in the 21st century are being improved by enabling effective mobility options across our towns and cities.

30-minute ceremony followed by networking reception to toast the winners.


Day 1 Close

17 October 2018


Registration opens for those attending the morning briefing


Mott MacDonald Theatre

What is future mobility?

A deep dive into how mobility innovation is supporting national Future of Mobility and Road to Zero visions

Panel led by: Karla Jakeman, Innovation Lead Mobility, Innovate UK

Short presentations followed by a panel discussion:

  • Karla Jakeman, Innovation Lead Mobility, Innovate UK
    CONTACT: Bringing together sector leaders to collate research, good practice, dissemination and funding

  • Ella Taylor, Head of Future of Mobility, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
    The future mobility ecosystem

  • Dr Richard Fairchild, Director, Autonomous Vehicles Programmes, Aurrigo
    Self-driving Aurrigo pods: new first/last mile transport pilot in Milton Keynes

  • Ash Wheeler, Senior Director, Chordant
    How data platforms can enable mobility networks


Comfort break


Mott MacDonald Theatre

Plenary: Re-inventing the wheel: innovation in mobility

Chair: Ella Taylor, Head of Future of Mobility, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Paul Campion, CEO, Transport Systems Catapult

Paul Gadd, Head of Automotive, Innovate UK

Alastair Richards, Integrated and Smart Travel lead, Transport for the North


Morning Break - Tea & Coffee served in the exhibition area


Mott MacDonald Theatre

Your Bike Theatre

Innovate UK Theatre

Better buses: panel discussion

Chair: Jennie Martin, Trustee, Bus Users UK and Secretary GeneralITS UK

Lightening talks followed by Q+A

Panellists include:

  • Matt Goggins, Head of Bus, Merseytravel

  • Asiya Jelani, Business Development Director, DRT, Arriva UK Bus

  • Rob Jones, Managing Director, Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire

  • Phil Southall, Managing Director, Oxford Bus Company

  • Vicky Williams, Director of Commercial Services, trentbarton

  • Jonathan Raper, CEO, TransportAPI

  • Julie Williams, Chief Executive, Traveline

Cleaner journeys

Reducing vehicle emissions through cooperative and connected-ITS
Peter Kirby
, Principal Consultant, SNC-Lavalin/Atkins

EV futures: push and pull factors for local authorities and highway operators
Laurence Chittock
, Senior Transport Modeller, Mott MacDonald

Integrating e-mobility into multi-modal journeys
Russell Fenner, CEO, E-Car Club

Plugging the gap: On-street electric vehicle charging
Richard Stobart
, Founder and Director,

Real-time vehicle pollution intelligence
Tim Daniels
, Sales & Marketing Director, Videalert



Leveraging innovation and delivering growth for local authorities

Session led by: Rob Hale, Intelligent Mobility Partner, im23

With panellists including:

Laura Peacock, Group Manager Innovation Hub, Oxfordshire County Council

Llewelyn Morgan, Infrastructure & Innovation, Oxfordshire County Council

Dr George Economides, MoBox

Innovation procurement: how local authorities can deliver better services cost-effectively, unlock revenue potential and enable community engagement in the innovation process

  • The Oxfordshire Strategic Model

  • Stimulating and developing an innovation ecosystem - including Smart Oxford & MoBox

  • Policy simulation tools: making better decisions through testing policy in a zero risk framework

  • Regional innovation case studies: including agent-based modelling, CAVs and V2G

  • Active road management 

  • A pathway to leveraging innovation and delivering growth: supporting other local authorities 



Lunch Break - Lunch served in the exhibition area


Mott MacDonald Theatre

Your Bike Theatre

Innovate UK Theatre

Making integrated services work: case studies

Chair: Beate Kubitz, editor, MaaS Survey 2017 and 2018

Pilot studies: potential for demand responsive bus services to enhance the public transport network
Becky Upfold
, ‎Innovation Business Delivery Lead, Transport for London

Towards integrated services
Neil McGonigle
, Head of Cities, UK, Uber

Short-hop journeys in shared vehicles to the rapid bus network
Siobhan Myles, Chief Product Officer, Esoterix

Enabling appropriate data sharing across integrated services
Andrew Steele, Chief Product Officer, Intelligent Mobility, Enable

Towards a new mobility platform
Matt McNulty, urban mobility director, Serco and Your Bike


Smarter ticketing

Chair: Richard Armitage, Chair, West Yorkshire Ticketing Company

Integrated and Smart Travel: the Transport for the North project
Alastair Richards, Smart and Integrated Travel, Transport for the North

Account-based ticketing: building from first principles 
Cathryn Jones
, Associate Director, SYSTRA

Unlocking the potential of universal mobile ticketing
Carl Partridge, 
CEO, UrbanThings 

The convergence of contactless and mobile
Tom Quay, CEO, Passenger Technology Group

Transforming smart ticketing 
Steve Wakeland, CEO, ITSO

Future mobility: building in benefits

Designing in diversity for our transport infrastructure and services
James Beard
, Economic and Social Development, Mott MacDonald

FLOURISH: putting the user at the heart of CAV research and development
Dr Phil Morgan,
 University of Cardiff and Tracey Poole, FLOURISH team leader, Atkins/SNC-Lavalin

The public sector role in future mobility
Richard Harris
, Director Europe, Ohmio Automotion

Socially inclusive MaaS: Merseyside case study
Stephen Large, Technical Director, Hangar 19



Afternoon Break - Tea & Coffee served in the exhibition area


Mott MacDonald Theatre

Your Bike Theatre

Innovate UK Theatre

Enabling behaviour change

A virtual journey assistant
Peter Lilley, Director & Co-founder, iGeolise

Data-driven travel planning
Gavin McLaughlin
, Principal Planner, Transport for London

Nudge theory for inproving safety
​Nicola Wass, CEO, So-Mo

Enabling shared travel choices
Julie Staples, Project Manager, Liftshare


Advancing optimisation

Optimising shared transport
Alan Farrelly, COO & Co-Founder, CitySwifter

A new era of logistics collaboration
Dr Andrew Traill, Principal Technologist, Systems Engineering, Freight and Logistics Capability Team, Transport Systems Catapult

Delivering haulage into the future
Michele Tedaldi, Sales & Marketing Manager, Return Loads

Optimising passenger transport
Tom Williams, Director of Technology and Innovation, Ascendal Group

Digital infrastructure

Using AI in traffic management
Lee Omar
, CEO, Red Ninja

Maximising the benefits of bus open data
Julie Williams, DfT Bus Open Data Programme Board

Data platforms, shared data and data management
Trevor Brennan, Strategy & Programme Manager, Hertfordshire County Council



Event close

Please note the programme is currently under development and subject to change. Please check back regularly for the latest updates.






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Liverpool City Region
Innovate UK Transport Systems Catapult
Innovate UK Arriva
Your Bike


The Department for Transport
Liverpool City Region MEP
SNC Lavalin Atkins
ACT Travelwise
PTV Group

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16-17 October 2018
Exhibition Centre, Liverpool

Organised by:

Liverpool City Region

Hosted by:

Milton Keynes Council
Stagecoach Transport Systems Catapult Innovate UK Arriva