This Masterclass will show key stakeholders, including procurement leads and influencers, how they can deploy the latest digital technology-enabled solutions and best practices to deliver a transport system that will allow passengers to travel efficiently, safely and with minimal impact on the environment.
At the free to attend, half-day event, delegates will hear from leading digital technology experts, focusing on the challenges of becoming a leading smart city faced by Birmingham and other cities transport sectors, associated industry trends, the drivers for digital innovation and development of appropriate ‘Smart’ and ‘Intelligent’ solutions. Each expert will offer an overview of their experience and expertise in a brief initial presentation, before moving to a more in-depth consultation during the round-table discussions. The event culminates with a keynote presentation from a leading public transport operator discussing their digital journey to date.
The Masterclassing event aims to explore Smart Transport solution opportunities for Birmingham and other cities around: open data, data analytics, customer experience, Internet of Things applications, traffic optimisation, and other innovations.
Chris Lane -Transport for West Midlands:
In his role at Transport for West Midlands he is able to deliver change through, people, processes and technology. He has had the opportunity to deliver significant changes to public transport, in particular the application of modern technology and working practices to deliver new and innovative services to passengers. His background encompasses delivering significant business improvement programmes, implementing innovative ITS and ICT systems, modernising and managing a large data collection team and playing a major role in the successful delivery of TfWM’s Smartcard and Passenger Information schemes.
Sir Nic Cary – Waysphere:
Sir Nic Cary, Bt FRSA is an expert in data-driven services for transport. He is the founding director of Waysphere. Before launching Waysphere, he was Head of Digital Transformation and Transport Data at the UK’s Department for Transport. There he led a programme to exploit the value of local transport data and improve data sharing. He also engaged with a number of foreign governments on data sharing policy and digital transformation opportunities. He is a member of various professional bodies and a frequent public speaker on the role of data in future transport. Prior to Transport he worked for the Cabinet Office, where he undertook various strategic programme management roles. An experienced technologist, he founded his own internet consultancy in 1995 and has since undertaken a wide variety of technology roles. Before that he had a successful career in marketing communications.
Be inspired by Chris’ and Sir Nic’s experiences in this space, and see how you can apply it to your own smart city strategy – register now to reserve your seat for this free-to-attend, half-day event. To find out more about the event format, please click here.