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The Big ITS Conversation

16 January @ 14:00 - 16:30

The Big ITS Conversation is back! Following the success of the first event in April, the Big ITS Conversation returns to put local authorities and public sector organisations in touch with ITS providers.

The Big ITS Conversation is a major virtual networking event using an online technology platform, where local authority and regional transport body representatives will be able to speak to a selection of intelligent transport providers over Zoom. The public sector representatives host virtual tables where ITS companies can come and meet them for short, informal meetings.

Before the event, the public sector representatives provide short challenge statements, listing in broad terms the challenges they are facing that intelligent transport could help resolve. The statements help make the networking as valuable as possible, ensuring the event is as effective as possible.

The Challenge Statements are now available here.

Who’s Attending?

We have public sector table hosts confirmed from:

  • East West Rail
  • Transport for London
  • Transport for the West Midlands
  • Bus Centre of Excellence
  • Connected Places Catapult
  • Transport for Greater Manchester
  • Reading Borough Council
  • Coventry City Council
  • Glasgow City Council
  • Department for Infrastructure (NI)

Keynote Speaker

Anthony Ferguson

Deputy Director, Traffic & Technology, Department for Transport

Anthony is a Deputy Director in the Department for Transport in charge of Traffic & Technology. This role encompasses traditional traffic management policy, involving things like the way roadworks are planned and carried out, parking regulations, the rules for traffic signs and the Blue Badge scheme. His role also involves exploring the potential for data and emerging technology to improve the safety, efficiency and environmental performance of our road networks.  Anthony’s team runs the Street Manager digital service and is leading work on digitalisation of traffic orders and building the National Parking Platform. They are also responsible for developing the UK’s policy position on micromobility and managing national trials of e-scooters.

Register here


16 January
14:00 - 16:30