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.


10.00 - 10.15

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

10.15 – 10.30

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

10:30 - 10:45

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

10:45 - 11:00

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

11:00 - 11:20

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

11:45 - 12:05

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

12:05 - 12:20

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

12:20 - 12:35

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

12:35 - 12:55

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

12:55 - 13:15

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

14:15 - 14:30

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

14:30 - 14:45

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

14:45 - 15:00

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

15:00 - 15:15

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

15:15 - 15:30

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

15:30 - 16:00

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




10:00 - 10.15

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

10:15 - 10:30

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

10:30 - 10:45

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

10:45 - 11:10

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

11:10 - 11:30

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

11:45 - 11:50

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

11:50 - 12:05

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

 12:05 - 12:20

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 

12:20 - 12:35

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

12:35 - 12:50

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

12:50 - 13:00

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

14:15 - 14:30

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

14:30 - 14:50

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

14:30 - 14:50

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

14:50 - 15:10

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


15:10 - 15:30

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




10:00 - 11:00

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


11:20 - 11:35

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


11:35 - 11:50

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


11:50 - 12:10

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


 12:10 - 12:30

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


 12:30 - 12:45

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


12:45 - 13:00

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


13:00 - 13:20

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



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