Programme announced for the ITS (UK) Summit

The Annual President’s Dinner and Awards
will be held on the evening of Wednesday 16th October 2019. The ITS (UK) Summit takes place on Thursday 17th October.  

Over 200 delegates attended the Sold Out Summit in 2018 which featured some lively debates and discussions on the challenges and opportunities in the ITS Sector.   

In 2019 the event will again concentrate on policy, implementation and funding. The Summit will include the West Midlands-based ITS projects that are changing mobility in the West Midlands, an interactive session on implementation and a return of our hugely popular adversarial Oxford-style debate, this time concentrating on the future of shared mobility.

Programme highlights include:

  • Participate in an Oxford style debate on whether shared mobility is the only sustainable future for transport
  • Hear about the implementation and achievements of groundbreaking ITS projects in the English Midlands
  • What does the end user want from the transport network? 
  • Join in an interactive session on using budgetary and political constraints to your advantage
  • Hear from the next generation of ITS experts and from thought leaders on subjects such as safety, transport planning, collaboration, environment and air quality

After the opening address from the ITS (UK) President, former Transport Minister Steve Norris, we feature the groundbreaking ITS projects in the West Midlands from driverless car development to connected vehicle implementation. We’ll hear how the projects were plan and delivered, their achievements and benefits and what the rest of the country, and indeed the world, can learn from it. We will also hear from Transport Focus about what the end user – the driver or passenger – wants from their transport network and tricks on how to ensure we deliver what they want and need when developing ITS solutions.


Speakers include:

  • Steve Norris, President ITS (UK) and former Transport Minister
  • Mike Waters, Director of Policy, Strategy and Innovation, Transport for West Midlands
  • Lee Rowbotham, Senior Stakeholder Manager, Transport Focus
  • Dr Alastair McInroy, Senior Programme Manager, Technology Scotland
  • James Taylor, Managing Director, ShareNow
  • Andy Graham, Owner White Willow Consulting and Chair, ITS (UK) Connected Vehicles Forum
  • Catherine Bowen, Senior Policy Advisor, BVRLA
  • Teresa Jolley, Creative Director, DEFT153
  • Jennie Martin, Secretary General ITS (UK)
  • Darren Capes, ITS Policy Lead, Traffic and Technology Division, Department for Transport


Download the 2019 brochure for your updated programme and speakers