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TRANSPORT Smart Classes show key buyer side stakeholders how they can deploy the latest digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies and best practices to tackle their transport sector challenges (e.g. around congestion, traffic flows, air pollution and emissions, noise, first and last mile mobility, customer experience, cost effectiveness, connecting transport networks, managing and maintaining assets & infrastructure) and deliver a transport system that will allow passengers to travel efficiently, safely and with minimal impact on the environment. Delegates include commissioning, procurement, trialling and partnering leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers and planners from progressive city, borough, metropolitan, district and county councils; public and private transport operators/service providers; sub-regional transport bodies, combined authorities, integrated transport authorities and passenger transport executives; DfT and supporting national transport agencies; prime contractors etc. Core themes range from on-demand transport and MaaS applications, EVs and e-mobility, micro-mobility, predictive traffic management, journey time monitoring, smart parking and enforcing CAZs and LEZs, to active travel and behavioural change, analysing people movements, new ways of visualising data, connected and autonomous vehicles, intelligent street lighting, real-time transport modelling, smart ticketing and fare collection, and ITS in a Covid and post-Covid world.

On Thursday May 26th we will be casting a spotlight over Wales, hosting our speakers discussions on how the latest digital innovations can help overcome the transport and mobility challenges faced by burgeoning city-regions including South East Wales and the Cardiff Capital Region, Swansea Bay, North East Wales/Deeside, and beyond. Delegates will hear from industry movers, shapers and disruptors during initial rapid-fire thought leadership presentations, before moving on to in-depth consultations with experts and peers during the roundtable discussions. In addition, this Smart Class will feature up to 3 keynote presentations from ITAs, PTEs, major transport operators, agencies or local/combined authorities giving real world insight into their collaborative initiatives, digital journeys and adoptions of emerging, transformative technologies. TRANSPORT Smart Class, Wales 2022 follows on from our highly acclaimed 2020 Wales edition (also hosted in Cardiff) and 2018 South West England & Wales edition (hosted in Bristol). This half day interactive event is free to attend for bona fide delegates satisfying our registration criteria.


“MaaSsive Opportunities for Modal Shift in Wales” – Transport for Wales (TfW) is on a journey to become an integrated provider of seamless door-to-door journeys. Through better integrated journey planning and ticketing, and expanding access to shared and demand-responsive mobility, TfW will unlock new opportunities for people to travel in Wales and beyond.

In this keynote presentation, Adam Stead, who leads on Digital Strategy at TfW, will introduce the concept of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS), what it is and what makes MaaS unique within Wales.

Adam will present how TfW approached the problem of creating a MaaS strategy through gaining a deeper understanding of customer needs and challenges, validating ideas for MaaS with customers, and how TfW plan to combine their digital services together to revitalise the digital customer experience in Wales.

– Adam Stead

“Working with Communities for Inclusive Smart Transport Futures” – In this keynote presentation, Christine Boston, Director of Sustrans Cymru, will discuss the ways in which Sustrans is working with communities to increase data and information that will ensure smart and inclusive travel futures:

“With leaders facing multiple crises of climate change, air pollution, inactivity, obesity loneliness and isolation, it is essential that we gather and utilise the necessary data to make decisions and plan services that meet the needs of our communities.

Through innovation, we are able to work with a wide range of individuals to develop solutions to local problems.  This engagement and understanding is vital in tackling the challenges of transport and achieving liveable cities and towns.

Our collaborative design approaches aim to transform urban design by working with communities, raising ambition and amplifying voices”.

– Christine Boston

“Cardiff Capital Region’s Sustainable Transport and Mobility Ambitions in a Post-Covid, Post-Brexit and Climate-focused Era” – With a cost of living crisis due partly to energy prices and war, a work behaviour change like no other due to COVID, an economic transformation due to Brexit, and a climate crisis that is causing no end of issues for our survival, the ‘norm’ of our fossil fuelled, car driven society is being challenged, and it’s clear that it’s time for action! The response to these significant problems though are not easy to resolve in the transport world, when there are many conflicting priorities – trying to access everyday services, being appealing to markets to set up, grow and stay in our Region, encouraging people to spend in Wales to keep shops and facilities sustainable, and to foster innovation to respond to the changes we need fuel our nation, but not harm the environment.

Whilst there is a lot to do and learn, what is the CCR doing today to enable us to build for the future? How are actions and lessons learnt, impacting on how we go forward to enable facilitating the growth of vibrant, local economies to encourage increasing numbers of people to want to live, work and spend their leisure time in South-East Wales? How is what we do now to provide an effective and efficient transport system, key to ensuring a strong, inclusive, and more equitable economy that delivers prosperity for all, by connecting people, communities and businesses to jobs, services, and markets? Clare Cameron, responsible for all things Transport and Energy within the CCR, will provide some of the answers in this keynote.

– Clare Cameron

“Considering a Shared Transport Energy System” – Enel X is a leading energy transformation business, aiming to making life smarter for people and companies everywhere with business lines that include electrification of public transport, e-Mobility, energy and capacity market activity, and procurement and advisory services. Its focus is on clean energy solutions to support customers in their efforts to meet net zero targets.

In this presentation, Enel X’s Mike Kent ad Martin Navarro will consider the transport system as a whole when local governments and businesses are reviewing their net zero goals and how maximising energy assets for a joined up approach can benefit residents, businesses and boost the local economy.

– Michael Kent, Martin Navarro

“Connect the Unconnected  Continuous & Real-time Vehicle to Infrastructure Scanning and Fixed Infrastructure Scanning” – Vortex will present on technologies for environmental scanning products that can provide real-time condition-based monitoring of both highway and urban environment assets. To make proactive decisions you need the correct data from your environment – delivering actionable data is at the forefront of the technologies that Vortex are developing.

This presentation will focus on leveraging this real-time 3D data to provide notifications and reporting so that you know the condition of all of your assets (roads, pavements, street furniture & potential enforcement breaches). By autonomously scanning the built environment through both vehicle-2-infrastructure and fixed infrastructure scanning you can move from reactive to predictive maintenance.

– Dr Behzad HeraviJohn Vinson

“Using Data to Drive Businesses to Adopt Emission Free Deliveries” – According to the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the transport sector is the leading contributor of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, accounting for nearly a third of all GHG emissions in the UK.

XeroE (with a fleet of bicycles, cargo bikes, electric mopeds and vans) is an emission free delivery service and has developed an algorithm to drive the uptake of clean air deliveries.

In this presentation, CEO and Co-founder, Steve Evans, will enlighten us further about a sustainable, data driven and frictionless approach to courier services.

– Steve Evans

Autonomous Mobility as Service presentation on behalf of driverless vehicle company, Conigital: Presentation title and summary description to follow shortly

– Don-Paul Dhaliwal

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