Venue: The Moller Centre, Churchill College, Storey’s Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DE
Date: Wednesday 12 June 2019
This conference is a great opportunity to meet highway and transportation professionals from clients, consultants and contractors. This year’s core theme focuses on achieving better value for clients, customers and society with a range of speakers covering growth and connectivity in the Oxford to Cambridge Arc; the Future Highways Research Club; predictive maintenance through Artificial Intelligence; 5G opportunities in the transport sector and many more.
Martin is the Programme Director at England’s Economic Heartland (EEH), which brings political and business leaders together in a strategic collaborative partnership with a commitment to realise the economic potential of the Heartland, including the Oxford – Milton Keynes – Cambridge Arc.
Stretching from Swindon to Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire to Hertfordshire, EEH provides leadership on strategic infrastructure issues, in particular those relating to transport, digital connectivity and utilities. As the region’s Sub-national Transport Body, EEH is producing an over-arching Transport Strategy - a 30 year strategic vision for the transport system that puts the needs of businesses and individuals at the forefront of investment decisions.
Martin’s leadership on strategic infrastructure planning at the regional level created the first Regional Transport Strategy for the South East and contributed to the South East Plan, having previously worked in the Government Office for the South East. Whilst working in Oxfordshire he helped establish the Local Enterprise Partnership.
Martin is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transport (CIHT) and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is currently Senior Vice-President of the CIHT - having previously chaired the Institution’s Learned Society and Technical Board – and in June he will become its President for 2019/2020. He is a past Chairman of the Transport Planning Society and a Council member for the National Infrastructure Planning Association.
Tim is a partner in PA Consulting’s Technology Innovation practice where he has been working with clients to use the latest technologies to deliver innovative business solutions for the last 25 years. Originally Tim worked in the telecommunications sector on the key technology challenges of 2G, 3G and 4G. In parallel with this work Tim has been advising multinational enterprises on the design and procurement of their communications networks. Tim advised the UK government on the procurement of nationwide, mission-critical telecommunications services.
Tim has advised transport authorities in the North and South on the implementation of telecommunications technologies on their estates, specifically with regard to the forthcoming small cell networks.
Recently Tim has been leading PA’s connected home initiative, working with companies from the energy, telecoms, media, government and insurance sectors on developing services that deliver benefit to users using IoT technologies. This has led to a series of projects to define technologies to support aged and vulnerable adults in their homes.
Peter is one of the two co-founders of BPM-D. He has been working at the forefront of Business Process Management (BPM) for many years as part of a 30 year career with Accenture. Since setting up the innovative new company he has continued to assist a number of companies in strategic execution and in establishing a BPM discipline. He has developed a number of innovative approaches to solve implementation issues in pragmatic and results-oriented ways. He is an experienced executive with a pragmatic ability to create the spark in translating a business strategy into a manageable execution strategy and then drive towards this goal. He has lead very substantial change programs across a number of industries including: Energy, Financial Services, Logistics, Travel Services, Utilities and Consumer Goods.
He has a deep understanding of the application of Business Process Management discipline to drive real business results. Peter has authored a book on this subject and has developed related executive level courses that can be adapted to various audiences. His career includes substantial business change and experience in the use of Information Technology and thus understands the Business / IT interaction from both sides and can help bridge this divide. This experience has been invaluable in delivering real results from the implementation of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) – notably, most recently, in improving the management of streetworks licenses. He is passionate about BPM and its application to real business problems and can provide an independent and objective sounding board as companies embark on this journey.
Naomi recently became England’s Economic Heartland’s Head of Technical Programme, where she is responsible for developing the work programme across all of the Strategic Alliance’s activities. Joining from the Government’s Cities and Local Growth Unit, Naomi has been involved with the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford Corridor for some time, firstly managing the Government’s relationship with the South East Midlands LEP and latterly as part of the Unit’s CaMKOx programme team. During her time in the Unit, Naomi also led the Government’s revised approach to LEP Policy, including oversight of the new LEP assurance model and working with Ministers to shape the structure and form of the LEP Review. Prior to the Cities and Local Growth Unit, Naomi enjoyed many years in the Department for Transport (DfT), including as Head of Cycling Policy and Head of the DfT’s approach to Housing Growth policy.
Tim is Transport Innovation Director for Arcadis, a global leader in design and consulting for built and natural assets.
Tim leads Arcadis’ work on Future Mobility, to help clients and society to successfully navigate the transition to the mobility solutions of the future (connected, automated, shared and electric) and ensure that the outcomes are people-centric, sustainable, inclusive and ultimately help to improve quality of life. This work includes involvement in the Innovate UK, CCAV funded OmniCAV project, which aims to create a simulated test and certification environment for automated vehicles.
Tim has 20 years’ experience in transport technology research, consultancy, advisory services and software development, across a wide range of rapidly developing, disruptive, cutting edge technologies with a focus on the behavioural and policy implications of transport innovation. Projects include the early stage work on the development of hard shoulder running, first implemented on the M42 (the precursor to the Managed Motorways programme); the introduction of pedestrian countdown signals and a range of cycling infrastructure innovations in London to improve safety; the UK’s largest consumer trial of smart Electric vehicle charging; the GATEway automated vehicles demonstration project which enabled public trials of a range of different automated vehicles on the Greenwich peninsular in London and led to the establishment of the Smart Mobility Living Lab London.
Tim’s degrees in Philosophy, Psychology and Operational Research underpin his interests in thoughts, behaviours, designed experiments and data!
Adrian has worked in Transport Planning for nearly 30-years. He has led projects within local government, including 18 years working at Cambridgeshire County Council, and since joining WSP 11 years ago has led a range of strategic studies, produced transport strategies, developed infrastructure plans and projects, managed local authority frameworks and delivered large scale transport and development projects.
Adrian has recently successfully led work for England’s Economic Heartland to produce their evidence base, managed the first stage of the Oxford to Cambridge Strategic Study for DfT, is overseeing the Leeds city region passenger transport investment delivery, is leading the Transport for South East transport strategy development and is project director for work on an Infrastructure Plan to deliver Milton Keynes’ future mobility strategy and is also delivering key projects for Greater Cambridge Partnership projects for Milton and Histon Road.
Adrian is a member of CIHT and is keen on developing skills within the industry. Adrian focuses on working collaboratively for an effective joint solution. Adrian is also a keen cyclist and a FA football coach, the principles of which can often help with leading transport planning teams!
Ben has been in the highways field for over 19 years. His early career saw him undertake asset inventory and condition surveys across many UK local authority networks. He worked on the HAPMS project, before developing into a pavement engineering role for the then Highways Agency.
For the last 12 years Ben has returned to his asset roots and specialises in both highways asset management and local authority highway maintenance within the public and private sectors. Ben has a deep knowledge in condition data and managing highway assets at a local authority level. Ben has worked on some of the largest local authority networks and continues to fly the flag for good, practical asset management that can be delivered on the ground.
Ben has worked in the transport technology sector for the past 25 years, covering field service and project management in the early years, before moving into product development, sales and business development for most of the last 15 years. Working as Business Development Manager for Vaisala, Computer Vision has provided an opportunity to bring a ground-breaking new technology solution to Vaisala’s clients, and working in partnership to develop a solution that meets the exacting requirements of UK Roads Engineers.
Simon has been Research Programme Director for the Future Highways Research Club (FHRC) since its inception in 2014. The FHRC collaborates with pioneering UK highways authorities to identify, develop, test and implement innovative solutions within the highways sector. The FHRC research programme has focused on the benefits of radical transformation options, rather than incremental change.
Simon has also worked on many of the largest programme portfolios in UK; including the MoD, Counter Terrorism and the Office of National Statistics. Prior to the formation of Proving Services, Simon spent six years as a director of Cranfield School of Management at Cranfield University.
George is a Senior Research Analyst at National Air Traffic Services, developing operational concepts and controller tools to support efficient use of UK and European airspace in the Research and Development Team. This includes concept design for collaborative use of airspace and radar screen data visualisation.
He is also a visiting lecturer for Sustainable Energy Futures at Imperial College London. Prior experience includes a PhD in aviation and the environment, and as a transport aviation consultant.