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Day 2: The Future of Mobility

Between 2013 and 2030, it is estimated that traffic congestion may have cost the British economy as much as £307 billion. The world is becoming ever-busier with increasing pressure on public transportation to keep people and places connected. Currently systems are often inaccessible, congested, expensive, polluting and unreliable – bad for citizens and competitiveness. Business solutions working to connect infrastructure and services are leading the way for places across the country, and worldwide, to become healthier, more mobile and better connected.

Programme

08:45 | Registration and exhibition

09:35 | Welcome address by Lady Rachel Cooper OBE, Connected Places Catapult Board Member

09:50 | Welcome to CityX – Neil Fulton, Chief Operating Officer (Milton Keynes), Connected Places Catapult

10:00 | Morning Speaker – Mobility-linked change: what’s going on and what could “good” look like? 

Rachel will speak briefly about the many dimensions of mobility-linked change that are happening in various ways around the world, also about the drivers of these changes and their start-point (which is a long way from a blank sheet of paper). She will then speak about the importance of context and local solutions that consider people, goods and services – and most importantly the need to think carefully about the potential offered by multiple technologies in creating the best possible long-run outcomes for people, places and the wider transport network.

Speaker: Rachel Skinner, UK Head of Transport and an Executive Director of WSP

10:40 | Exhibitor Pitch sessions

 11:25 – 12:10 | Show Zones and Exhibition

11:25 – Speaker Corner 1: Innovation for Connected Autonomous Vehicles

Could connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) really expand our industrial base, improve safety and congestion, drive up productivity and free up space usually devoted to vehicles in our urban areas?

11:45 – Speaker Corner 2: AI and Analytics in Mobility
More than just autonomous aircrafts, cars, trucks and trains, could intelligent deployment of AI and Analytics in mobility mitigate congestion, map commuter behaviours, and even redefine how populations mobilise day to day?

  • Speaker: Nathan Butler, Business Development Executive, Travel & Transportation, IBM United Kingdom Limited

Business Cafe
Active during the entirety of both days, the Business Café provides a space for both pre-booked and spontaneous networking and collaboration, where Expo attendees are encouraged to explore potential collaboration and even setting up supply and demand relationships.

Advice Clinics
A number of professional advisors that include access to advisory sessions with organisation such as The Catapult Network, EEN, KTN, DIT and IPexperts from Withers & Rogers LLP, , and covering a range of topics – funding, partnerships, internationalisation, acceleration programs, sector focused expertise, etc. – will be offering 20 minute one-to-one guidance sessions that can be booked in advance online or on the day (subject to availability).

12:10 | Main Keynote Speaker – The Three Key Pillars of the MTS 

Iain will examine the three key pillars of the MTS – safety, environment and congestion – and illustrate how the ideas being explored within the Innovation Directorate are designed to support City Hall objectives. This includes the Vision Zero and Healthy Streets programmes and how these have shaped London’s policy on testing autonomous vehicle technology, the public health challenges of poor air quality and the introduction of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone, electric vehicles and support for charging infrastructure and car clubs, and how population growth is shaping the streets of tomorrow. Iain will conclude with a quick delve into some of the hype around micromobility, and some thought provoking thoughts on how cities need to start thinking about the potential impacts of urban air mobility.

Speaker: Iain Macbeth, ‘European Innovation Partnerships & Strategies Director – Electric Vehicle Technology’. Enterprise Rent-A-Car

12:50 | Exhibitor Pitch sessions

13:30 | Lunch and exhibition

14:30 – 16:30 | Show Zones and exhibition

14:30 – Speaker corner 3: Shaping the Future of Urban Mobility with MaaS

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions help move people away from private car ownership, reducing congestion and making our cities better places to live and move around.
Hear how Moovit is simplifying Urban Mobility in cities around the world.

Speaker: Alon Shantzer, VP International, Moovit

14:50 – Speaker corner 4: Multi-modal transportation

Can the use of different modes of transport on the same journey, a movement increasingly driven by the growing trend towards digitalisation, offer greater efficiency and reduce congestion?

Speaker: Luke Rust, Head of Commercial Development, Immense Simulations

15:10 – Speaker corner 5: Urban Air Mobility

The Industry Strategy Challenge Future Flight aims to make the UK a world leader in the way people, goods and services move by investing £125m into the development of a novel aviation system. The UK and many other nations are developing vehicle technologies from drones to Urban Air Mobility vehicles (Air Taxis) to hybrid-electric regional aircraft to offer highly innovative solutions to services and mobility. The technologies of these vehicles will significantly reduce the carbon foot print of aviation and offer solutions that both complement and build on ground based systems seeking to tackle mobility. Gary Cutts, Challenge Director for Future Flight will provide an overview of the challenge and what a future city may well see in the skies above them in the years to come.

Speaker: Gary Cutts, Challenge Director, Future Flight

Business Cafe
Active during the entirety of both days, the Business Café provides a space for both pre-booked and spontaneous networking and collaboration, where Expo attendees are encouraged to explore potential collaboration and even setting up supply and demand relationships.

Advice Clinics
A number of professional advisors that include access to advisory sessions with organisation such as The Catapult Network, EEN, KTN, DIT and IPexperts from Withers & Rogers LLP, , and covering a range of topics – funding, partnerships, internationalisation, acceleration programs, sector focused expertise, etc. – will be offering 20 minute one-to-one guidance sessions that can be booked in advance online or on the day (subject to availability).

14:30 | Workshop One: Discovering the Challenges in Mobility

Explore the emerging challenges surrounding the Mobility sector.  Share ideas on what challenges you might be facing from your organisations.

Speaker: Neil Fulton, Chief Operating Officer (Milton Keynes), Connected Places Catapult

14:45 | ConnectingX

This session is a fast paced, interactive and effective way to connect with innovators, investors and cities. Designed to get everyone to connect to anyone, this activity will give you the chance introduce yourself, your interests and hear from others at the event.

15:30 | Accelerator Hub

Accelerators are hugely effective ways to grow your business through investment, connections, sales and mentorships. For SMEs, they are offer the opportunity for fast scale up, and for large businesses they offer access to cutting edge Innovation.Are you a Large business? Join us to hear from Large Businesses as they discuss their experiences and recommendations for leading an accelerator programme.  Are you an SME wanting to join an accelerator? Join to hear alumni and current participants discuss their successes and advice on joining an accelerator.

Speakers:

  • Eugenio Herrero, Manager – Project Finance, Amey Investments  
  • Raluca Ciungu, Innovation Manager – Innovation and Change, Ferrovial  
  • Robyn Hughes, Marketing Director, Protean Electric  

15:30 | Workshop Two: Unlocking Innovation Potentials in Mobility

Explore ways to apply innovative thinking in creating solutions that can meet the challenges in Housing.  Create new ideas that can help add value to our society.

Speaker: Simon Sear, Chief Innovation Officer and Board Member of Tech Consultancy, BJSS

16.30 | Closing speaker: Disruptive Mobility and Mobility Management: What’s Next for Cities?

The presentation will examine principles of mobility management and travel demand management to help guide tech developers in their understanding of the underlying issues facing cities and local authorities and what the future holds. Robert will use his experiences working for major cities to explain City government perspectives on how they adapt to tech innovations. He will also talk about what’s next in how disruptive mobility is affecting how governments respond to new mobility technology and how they need to prepare.

Speaker: Robert Ravelli, Director Contemporary Solutions International  

17:00 | Summary and Close of Expo – Nicola Yates OBE, CEO, Connected Places Catapult

17:10 | Networking and drinks reception

18:30 | Event Close