2018 Programme

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09.30 - 09.45

Welcome to Bristol

Speakers :
Peter Mann, Director of Transport, Bristol City Council

09.45 - 10.00

Welcome to ITS (UK)

Speakers :
Steven Norris, President, ITS (UK)

10.00 - 10.30

Morning keynote address - transformational technologies

Speakers :
Kirk T Steudle, Interim President and CEO, American Center for Mobility

10.30 - 10.50

The challenge of local authority, traffic control operations

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

10.50 - 11.10

Morning coffee break

11.10 - 12.15

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 and Communications Manager, ITS (UK) 

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,
Nigel Rigler, Director of Environment and Communities, South Gloucestershire Council, representing ADEPT
Stuart Misson, Public Procurement Project Manager, Crown Commercial Service
Kirk T Steudle, Interim President and CEO, American Center for Mobility
Karla Jakeman, Innovation Lead, Innovate UK
Amy Phillips, Head of Intelligent Transport Systems Operations , Transport Scotland
Alex Weedon, Director - SME Strategy, Transport Systems Catapult

12.15 - 12.20

Announcement of the IHE’s new qualification for ITS engineers

Speakers :
Richard Hayes, Chief Executive, Institute of Highway Engineers

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, Chair of the ITS-UK Connected and Autonomous vehicles forum and principal, White Willow Consulting

Supporting the motion:

  • Giles Perkins, Technical Director, Future Mobility, 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 - 15.20

Afternoon keynote

Speakers :
Cees de Wijs, CEO , Dynniq Group

15.20 - 15.40

Making MaaS happen

Speakers :
David Powell, Head of Delivery (ITS), Cubic

15.40 - 16.00

Creating the right technology for smart motorways

Speakers :
Paul Wilson, Network Technology Director, Kier

16.00 - 16.20

Using ITS to improve air quality

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


Closing remarks

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


Final thank you and farewell

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