08.30 - 09.30

Registration and coffee

09.30 - 09.45

Welcome address

Speakers :
Steve Norris, President ITS (UK) and former Transport Minister, ITS (UK)

09.45 - 10.30

ITS in the West Midlands

• TfWM Remit
• Projects:
- why are we doing this?
- What has been done?
- Lessons learnt

Concentrating on how the projects were procured, implemented and funded

Speakers :
Mike Waters, Director of Policy, Strategy and Innovation , Transport for West Midlands

10.30 - 10.45

The End User’s view

• Passenger/road user needs and frustrations
• What has been done
• What ITS can do to make things better, and how we should frame our thinking

Speakers :
Lee Rowbotham , Senior Stakeholder Manager, Transport Focus

10.45 - 11.15

Coffee break

11.15 - 12.15

The ITS (UK) Summit Oxford-style debate

"This house believes that we are in the last years of private vehicle ownership and shared mobility is the only sustainable future for transport”


Supporting the motion:

  • Dr Alastair McInroy, Senior Programme Manager, Technology Scotland

  •  James Taylor, Managing Director, ShareNow 

Opposing the motion:

  • Andy Graham, Owner White Willow Consulting and Chair, ITS (UK) Connected Vehicles Forum

  • Catherine Bowen, Senior Policy Advisor, BVRLA


12.15 - 13.30


13.30 - 14.30

Interactive session - Using budgetary and political constraints to your advantage

• Prioritising funding for a new transport project
• Adjusting project scope to align with priorities
• Integrate social and sustainable values alongside commercial success
• On conclusion of this session delegates will understand further budget pressures, identify influencers and understand ways to achieve greater success in their own work

Delegates will work on scenarios on each table and different solutions will be presented and compared at the end

Speakers :
Teresa Jolley, Creative Director, DEFT153

14.30 - 14.45

Young professional innovation paper winners

An overview and presentation of winning innovation articles

14.45 - 15.15

Afternoon Tea

15.15 - 16.15

ITS issues of the day

A series of papers covering the key topics affecting the transport industry, related to a range of subjects such as: 
• Safety 
• Environment
• Inclusive mobility
• Public outreach
• Transport planning and ITS
• Collaboration
• International co-operation

Speakers :
James Bulleid, ITS Systems and Infrastructure Director, WSP
Colin Brookes, Commercial Director, Gaist
David Powell, Head of ITS, Cubic

16.15 - 16.30

Closing remarks

Speakers :
Jennie Martin, Secretary General, ITS (UK)
Darren Capes, ITS Policy Lead, Department for Transport

16.30 - 17.00

Networking session