2018 Programme

8.30 - 9.30

Registration and coffee

9.30 - 9.45

Welcome address

Speakers :
Cllr Mhairi Threlfall, Cabinet Member for Transport and Connectivity, Bristol City Council

9.45 - 10.00

Welcome to ITS (UK)

Speakers :
Steve Norris, President, ITS (UK)

10.00 - 10.30

Morning keynote

Speakers :
Kirk Steudle, Director, Michigan Department of Transportation

10.30 - 10.50

Bristol City Council - an English city case study

Speakers :
Jackie Davies, Principle UTMC Engineer, Bristol City Council

10.50 - 11.10

Morning coffee break

11.10 - 12.20

Turning ideas into implementation discussion

A discussion among budget holders taking audience questions and examples of whether procurement processes and budget pressures may be stopping the implementation of technology to improve mobility and is there a better way without affecting fairness or cost?

Chairman: Paul Hutton, Editor, SMART Highways

Speakers :
Anthony Fergusson, Deputy Director, Traffic and Technology , Department for Transport
Joanna White, Head of Intelligent Transport Systems Research, Highways England
Glynn Barton, TfL, Director of Network Management,
TBC , Transport Scotland
Simon Jones, Director, Economic Infrastructure, Welsh Government
TBC, Northern Ireland Department of Transport
Nigel Rigler, Director of Environment and Communities, South Gloucestershire Council, representing ADEPT
Stuart Mission, Public Procurement Project Manager, Crown Commercial Service
Kirk Steudle, Director, Michigan Department of Transportation

12.20 - 13.30


13.30 - 14.30

Driverless cars – heroes or villains

“This House believes that driverless vehicles are the biggest opportunity for a step change in mobility and therefore it is right that resources and investment are channelled towards them”

Chairman: Andy Graham, Owner, White Willow Consulting.

Supporting the motion:

  • Giles Perkins, Future Mobility, Technical Director, WSP

  • Tony Pipe, Deputy Director of Bristol Robotics Laboratory, University of West of England

Opposing the motion:

14.30 - 14.50

Afternoon coffee break

14.50 - 15.10

Creating the right technology for smart motorways

Speakers :
Paul Wilson, Network Technology Director, Kier

15.10 - 15.30

Making MaaS happen

Speakers :
Dave Powell, Head of ITS, Cubic

15.30 - 15.50

Using ITS to improve air quality

Speakers :
Dave Williams, Senior Managing Consultant, SNC Lavalin’s Atkins Business

15.50 - 16.20

Afternoon keynote

Speakers :
Cees de Wijs, CEO , Dynniq Group


Closing remarks

Speakers :
Ian Patey, Head of Profession, ITS, WSP and Chairman, ITS (UK), WSP and Chairman, ITS (UK)


Final thank you and farewell

Speakers :
Jennie Martin, Secretary General, ITS (UK)


Close of conference