Smart Urban Mobility Solutions Conference


The Smart Urban Mobility Solutions Conference was a two day, free-to-attend programme that focused on all of the latest technology and products the industry has to offer. 

Presentations now available for download

To view the full programme of topics and speakers, click on the six session titiles below.


  • Conference Programme 2017

    • SUMS 1: Transport in Scotland: Now and the next 10 years

      Wednesday, 10 May
      Organised by: Transport Scotland

      Transport Scotland is the national transport agency for Scotland. Our role is both to deliver the transport infrastructure to meet Scotland’s needs and to develop the strategic framework that informs this. The next ten years will be challenging and exciting.  And we want to hear from you about how you think the next ten years should unfold. We want to maximise the opportunities for debate and comment, so we’ll be looking for audience contributions during the session. We will look to frame discussion around four ‘PechaKucha’ style presentations on: strategy, future demands, technology and the environment.

      Presentations from Transport Scotland:

      • Heather Cowan, Head of Transport Strategy and European Funding
      • Alison Irvine, Head of Technical Analysis
      • Archie Stoddart, Head of the Sustainable Transport Unit
      • Stephen Thomson, Head of Environment & Sustainability

      Presentation from the Energy Saving Trust:

      • Marina Bauer, Assistant Manager, Energy Saving Trust


    • SUMS 2: What smart cities are doing (part 1)

      Wednesday, 10 May

      Chair: Neil Amner, Director, Anderson Strathern LLP and President, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

      Smart cities and mobility: overview
      Neil Amner, Director, Anderson Strathern LLP and President, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

      Smart transport in Core Cities
      Graham Grant, Transport Lead, Newcastle City Council

      Transforming London’s road transport
      Rhona Munck, Senior Strategy & Planning Manager - Environment & Walking, Transport for London

      Cities at home and overseas
      Richard Bellingham, Director, Institute for Future Cities, University of Strathclyde

      E-mobility within RUGGEDISED
      Gavin Slater, Group Manager - City Energy & RUGGEDISED, Glasgow City Council

      Smart ticketing and smart passengers
      John Berry, Sustainable Transport Team Leader, Dundee City Council


      • Matt Crisp, Director, Living Map

      Q&A and panel discussion


    • SUMS 3: Connected and autonomous vehicles

      Wednesday, 10 May
      Organised with ITS United Kingdom

      Chair: Giles Perkins, Technical Director, Mouchel & Communications Director, ITS UK

      Anticipating a connected and autonomous future
      Giles Perkins, Technical Director, Mouchel & Communications Director, ITS UK

      Connected and autonomous vehicles: CCAV update
      Lucy Yu, Head of Innovation and New Mobility Services, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Department for Transport (DfT) and Department for Business, Enterprise and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

      The future is now
      Robert Llewellyn, Host, Fully Charged

      The opportunities for EVs in a CAV world
      Venn Chesterton, ULEV and Energy Lead, TRL

      Q&A and panel discussion

      Following this session will be a Civic Reception and Giant Networking Evening at the Glasgow Science, available to all attendees of SUMS and All-Energy 2017 for free.


    • SUMS 4: Powering from renewables

      Thursday, 11 May
      Organised with ITS (United Kingdom)

      Chair: John Curtis, Founder, Revolutionall

      Delivering sustainable transport
      Darran Messem, Managing Director, Certification, Carbon Trust

      Solar powered and low energy options for public transport information displays
      Simon Johnson, Owner, Technoframe

      Innovation in the delivery of electronic passenger information in Norfolk
      Jeremy Wiggin, Transport for Norwich Manager, Norfolk County Council

      Don Quichote project: demonstration of hydrogen applications in smart grid environment
      Wouter van der Laak, Project Manager, WaterstofNet & Ahmed Aly, Energy and Sustainable Development, FAST - Federazione delle associazioni scientifiche e tecniche

      Green energy fuelling green vehicles
      Dr Alex Mardapittas, Managing Director, Powerstar

      Q&A and panel discussion


    • SUMS 5: What smart cities are doing (part 2)

      Thursday, 11 May

      Chair: Dr George Hazel, Programme Manager, MaaS Scotland

      City level challenges in the smart mobility era
      Dr George Economides, Head of Strategy, Preston IMC

      Systems for collaboration between traffic management authorities, service providers and vehicles
      Ian Cornwell, Technical Director, Transport Technology, Mott MacDonald

      An analytical review of demand responsive transport solutions
      Joseph Smith, Consultant, Preston IMC

      Making the most of existing road capacity with predictive decision support
      Devrim Kara, Director UK & Ireland, PTV Group

      Quick fire:

      • Mobility as a service in Scotland - Dr George Hazel, Programme Manager, MaaS Scotland
      • Travel mode identification with smartphones - Markus Ray, Head of Business Unit, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
      • DigitalTown’s role on the smart transport scene - Jorge Saraiva, Vice President - Europe, DigitalTown

      Financing alternative fuelled vehicles
      Martin Reeves, Head of Sales, Lombard Vehicle Solutions

      Q&A and panel discussion


    • SUMS 6: Keep charging on: fuelling the future – now!

      Thursday, 11 May

      Chair: Morag McCorkindale, Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) and Aberdeen City Council

      Real world intelligent charging for the mass-market
      Dr Liam Lidstone, ETI Strategy Manager – Light Vehicle Integration, Energy Technologies Institute (ETI)

      The barriers to investment in EV charging and how to overcome them
      Nick Lyth, Director, Green Angel Syndicate

      Electric nation: demand control electric vehicle trials
      Esther Dudek, Senior Consultant, EA Technology

      Fuel cell bus pilots facilitate future deployments for zero emission buses
      Dr Ir Flip Bamelis, R&D Project Coordinator, Van Hool

      Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) demonstrating hydrogen transportation as a solution for uncompromised zero emissions operation
      Dr Richard Kemp-Harper, Head of Innovation, Arcola Energy

      Levenmouth Community Energy Project
      David Hogg, Technical Manager, Bright Green Hydrogen

      Q&A and panel discussion



    Download the SUMS 2017 Presentations

    The Smart Urban Mobility Solutions 2017 conference presentations are now available to download. Simply select one of the six session folders in the iFrame, below, to view and download the presentations available for that session.

    It can take a few minutes to access the folder initially, but then moving between sessions and presentations  will be quick.

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