Annual Conference at Interchange
27 February @ 11:30 - 17:30
The ITS UK Annual Conference is our major national, strategic event, bringing together the transport technology industry to discuss key issues of the day. The Conference is part of Interchange, the national infrastructure event focused on achieving a seamless and sustainable transport system that works for people, the economy and the environment.
Alongside the ITS UK Annual Conference, Interchange incorporates and co-locates with TIP (Transforming Infrastructure Performance) Live and the STB Conference; bringing together major public and private transport infrastructure clients, national and local transport authorities and with their upstream supply chains and the energy, property and tech sectors.
About the Conference
The ITS UK Annual Conference will explore how technology is reshaping mobility. The Conference will explore the four key topics of connectivity and autonomy, integration, sustainability and society and industry growth, with speakers from government at all levels and companies of all sizes.
Connectivity and Autonomy
Technology is increasingly enabling greater connectivity between infrastructure, vehicles and the wider network. With the UK leading the way in autonomous vehicle technology, we’ll explore how the industry is delivering connected and automated mobility, and the greater use of data and AI to achieve it.
Through smart ticketing, mobility as a service and new forms of shared mobility, the UK has the opportunity to develop a more joined-up and seamless experience for transport users. We’ll explore what building blocks need to be in place to create a fully integrated network. We’ll look at the current state of play for new micromobility services, and the benefits they can provide.
Sustainability and Society
As one of the largest emitters of CO2 and air pollution, it is more urgent than ever that the transport industry ramps up its decarbonisation efforts. We’ll explore technologies role in achieving net zero across the transport network. We’ll also explore how we ensure we deliver greater safety, in the road to Zero Harm.
The global ITS sector is expected to grow by 7.7% up to 2030. How can the UK best take advantage of this growth and best utilise the many businesses and globally-regarded expertise we have on our shores? We’ll explore the value of transport as a key strategic growth sector, one which the UK can develop a competitive advantage in, from which to export and grow abroad. And we’ll consider how we ensure we are supporting a new generation of intelligent transport professionals to enter the industry and who reflect the diversity of the public they serve.
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08:00 | Registration, networking, exhibition, plenaries and keynote on the Main Stage, followed by a coffee break
11.30 | Welcome to the ITS UK Annual Conference
Stuart Scott, Chair, ITS UK & Max Sugarman, Chief Executive, ITS UK
11.35 | Welcome Message from Transport Innovation Minister Anthony Browne MP
11.40 | The Road to 2027: An Introduction to the ITS World Congress 2027 in Birmingham
John Paddington, Senior Manager, ERTICO
Mark Collins, Head of Future Transport, Transport for West Midlands
Darren Capes, Head of ITS Policy, Department for Transport
Chair: Stuart Scott, Chair, ITS UK
Theme One: Connectivity & Autonomy
Chair: Ryan Hood, Digital Highways Leader, Arup
12.00 | Keynote: Delivering the CAV Vision
Simon Connick, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles – Department for Transport
12.20 | Panel: How can transport best utilise the power of data and AI?
Sam Li, Senior Innovation Officer, Transport for Greater Manchester
Anna Jordan, Co-Founder & CEO, Alchera Technologies & BridgeAI Transport Advisory Board Chair
Phil Clifton, Managing Director, Balfour Beatty
Alex Mindell, Head of AI & Autonomy, Department for Transport
Richard Barrington, Director, Smart Cities & Land Mobility, Angoka
Olga Gonzalez, Marketing Director, Valerann
13:00 | Lunch & Networking
Theme Two: Integration
13:45 | Fireside Chat: Achieving the vision of a truly integrated transport network
John Chapman, Regional Transport Lead, Amazon Web Services
Mark Collins, Head of Future Transport, Transport for the West Midlands
Chair: Max Sugarman, Chief Executive, ITS UK
14:05 | Panel: Delivering greater integration through Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
Alastair McInroy, CEO, MaaS Scotland
Steven Longman, MaaS Programme Lead, Solent Transport
Martin Howell, Director, Transport Markets, UK & Ireland, Worldline
Jessica Murphy, Head of Public Policy – UK, TIER Mobility
Meera Nayyar, Head of Passenger Experience, Department for Transport
Chair: Mark Collins, Head of Future Transport, Transport for the West Midlands
Theme Three: Sustainability and Society
Chair: Catherine Whitfield, Associate Director – ITS, WSP & Vice Chair, ITS UK
14:45 | Keynote: The future of ITS in delivering a sustainable transport future
Vivi Michalaki, Head of Intelligent Transport Systems, National Highways
15:15 | Tea, networking, exhibition, keynote stage address
15:30 | Panel: Safety critical – how can technology support a safer transport system?
James Riley, Managing Director, Neology UK
Margaret Winchcomb, Deputy Executive Director, PACTS
David Denner, Highways Technology Manager, Welsh Government
James Heslop, Head of Strategy, Network Rail R&D Portfolio
Flora McFarlane, Head of Growth and Partnerships, VivaCity
Siobhan Campbell, Technical Director, WSP
Theme Four: Industry Growth
Chair: Caroline Hildreth, Principal, Netcompany
16:10 | Keynote: Delivering a step change in traffic signals innovation
Darren Capes, Head of ITS Policy, Department for Transport
16:30 | Panel: Talent, the industry and delivering on diversity
Louise Cheeseman, Founder and Chair, Women in Bus and Coach
Steve Spender, Chief Executive, Institute of Highway Engineers
Scott Heath, Innovation Lead, Thales
James Hornsby, Early Careers Lead, ITS UK
Gemma Tredwell, Chair, Women in ITS
Joanna Hill, Women in Transport North West Lead
17:10 | Concluding remarks
Max Sugarman, Chief Executive, ITS UK
17:15 | End
From 17:15 | Networking Drinks Reception, including a keynote by Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham.