Traffex Theatre

The Traffex Theatre brought strategic and high-level content to our attendees through a series of presentations and informal debates that highlighted some of the key themes and challenges in the highways and transport sectors.

How technology is driving change on the motorway network
Jim O'Sullivan, CEO, Highways England

Delivering innovation and technology on the local network
Neil Gibson, President of ADEPT

Collaboration - A Partnership in Value
George Lee, CEO, HTMA

The CIHT Lugg Review into the funding, governance and operation to the local road network
Matthew Lugg OBE, CIHT President & Head of Profession, Local Government at WSP

Making the Collaborative Learning Circle work for industry
Dave Wright, Executive Director, Kier Highways

Embracing technological advances to deliver a safer, more resilient and more efficient road network
Elliot Shaw, Executive Director, Strategy and Planning, Highways England

Creating the workforce of the future through social mobility
James Haluch, Managing Director-Highways, Amey

Data, Delivery and Devolution
Richard Stuart, Highways Sector Director, Costain

The Road Miles concept ideas for improving roads and lessons from Adopt a Highway in the US
Edmund King, President of the AA

How we can help with the impact of funding challenges
Mitesh Solanki, Managing Director-Local Authorities, Kier Highways
Steve Willis, Chief Operating Officer, Lincolnshire County Council

An update on the work on various Transport Select Committee inquiries
Lilian Greenwood, Chair, Transport Select Committee

Is today’s Urban Traffic Control fit for tomorrow?
Dr Andrew Hamilton, Lead Product Owner, Siemens
Irfan Shaffi, Operational Control Manager,
 Transport for London

Why customer care isn’t only good for travellers but for your business too
Lianne Butler-White and Ruth Kinsella, Customer Experience Managers, Amey

The benefits of intervening in traffic management rather than doing nothing
Ian Patey – Head of Profession, Intelligent Transport, WSP
Lee Rowbotham, Senior Stakeholder Manager, Transport Focus

Informing the traveller needn’t cost a fortune
Liz Burr, Head of Network and Safety/Traffic Manager at Essex Highways

Inclusive mobility
Bryan Matthews, Lecturer, University of Leeds
Helen Aluko-olokun, Policy Business Partner at Guide Dogs
Dom Hyams, Digital & Communications Director, Grid Smarter Cities
Mervyn Kohler, External Affairs Adviser, AGE UK

Delivering the Mayor's Strategy
Carl Eddleston, Head of Asset Operations, Transport for London

Transport for Greater Manchester’s Transport Strategy-what we have implemented with the travelling public in mind and the benefits of doing this
Jonathan Marsh, Strategic Planning Manager, Transport for Greater Manchester

One city’s strategy – What Bristol has done to encourage modal shift
Jackie Davies, Principal UTMC Engineer, Bristol City Council

Nudging people towards behavioural change and why people don’t always act the way economists might tell you they will
Pete Dyson, Senior Consultant, Ogilvy

Navigating uncertainty
Paul Hammond, Global Practice Leader for Infrastructure Development and Economics at Mott MacDonald

Setting the scene - Why road safety has to be the number one priority
Nick Simmons, CEO, Roadpeace

The progress being made
Dr Suzy Charman, Executive Director, Road Safety Foundation

LiDAR challenges and opportunities in ADAS for autonomous vehicles and their implications on road safety
Zeina Nazer, Doctoral Researcher, University of Southampton, and Co-Founder, CITIES FORUM 

Lessons from America – The good and bad of road safety in the USA
Scott Belcher, Global independent consultant, former President, ITS America

Customer safety in roadworks
Andrea Green, Customer Experience Director, Costain

Road to Wellbeing?
Emma Hughes, Wellbeing Programme Lead, A-one+

The status quo is just a no-no
Keith McCabe, Managing Director, KAM Futures and Vice Chair of Smart Environment Forum at ITS (UK)

Clean Air and Low Emission Zones – the Joint Air Quality Unit
Mark Wedlock – Associate Director, Arup

Prioritising Clean Air
James Riley, Head of Enforcement Solutions, Siemens Mobility

Air quality initiatives on the Strategic Road Network
Christopher Plumb, Air Quality Programme Manager, Highways England

Reducing Emissions in Putney using ITS solutions
Jenny Melbourne, Area Performance Manager, Transport for London

The Traffex Debate: “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.”
Moderated by:
Andy Graham, White Willow Consulting, Chair ITS (UK) CAV Forum
Supporting the motion:
Miller Crockart, Chief Commercial Officer, Horiba Mira and former director at PTV Group
Dr Claire Gregory, Team Leader, Special Projects, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
Opposing the motion:
Christian Wolmar, author “Driverless Cars: On the Road to Nowhere”
Steve Gooding, Director at the RAC Foundation, former Director General, DfT

Future Mobility-taking you on a journey into the highways and transport sector of the future
Alistair Gollop, Technology Services Engineering Lead, Mott MacDonald
Kim Faithfull-Wright, Head of Smart Places, Costain

A Vision for Digital Transport Infrastructure  
Adrian Malone, Head of Digital Project Delivery and BIM for Transport & Infrastructure at WSP

What’s happening in America and what we can learn from each other
Scott Belcher, Global independent consultant, former President, ITS America

Opportunities and challenges for connected and automated vehicles
Prof Paul Jennings, Lead for Intelligent Vehicles, WMG University of Warwick

Enabling CAV-a White Paper study - The smart investment for UK infrastructure
Oliver Teall, Head of Intelligent Mobility, Costain

Mobility as a Service - Simplifying the public transport solution
Matthew Lewis – Head of Swift, Transport for West Midlands

UK Logistics to 2030
Christopher Snelling, Head of UK policy, Freight Transport Association

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