Neil Herron

CEO, Grid Smarter Cities

Neil is a serial entrepreneur who founded the award-winning Grid Smarter Cities in 2015. He developed new propositions in the smart, connected urban ecosystem space in particular, addressing the issues of kerbside management to help deliver optimisation and efficiencies for commercial operators and reduced congestion, improved air quality and NetZero and decarbonisation strategies for cities.

He was a former European Campaigner of the Year influencing government policy and was named inventor behind 15 granted patents, delivering digital innovation in the areas of parking, journey planning and waste management. Neil is also a regular commentator on kerbside management, contributing to the recent Department for Transport Kerbside Management Discovery Report as part of the expert panel. He is a Department for International Trade Export champion.

My Speaker Sessions

Thursday 08 June 2023


Technology and innovation: Key to unlocking the kerbside potential

11:05 - 11:30 ITS (UK) Award Winners
  • Neil will be discussing an innovative solution to address problems that affects the health, economy and the environment caused by the growing and expanding urban set up as more people lives in cities, congestion increases as well as CO2 emissions.
  • As the freight and servicing sector keeps cities working and businesses thriving, it is crucial to mitigate the negative effects of freight, and initiatives implemented and scaled up to reduce emissions, road risk, congestion and miles travelled by freight sector vehicles. ​
  • A live pilot project will also be demonstrated showing how kerbside management can enable successful cross-modal logistics transfer allowing faster adoption of zero-carbon last mile delivery modes for greener and more sustainable operations. Grid Smarter Cities was awarded “Project of the Year” at the ITS UK Awards last year.