Presenters at Digital Transport Exchange include: 

Andy Street Anne Shaw Paul Campion

Andy Street

West Midlands Combined Authority

Before becoming Mayor, Andy combined a career at John Lewis, Britain’s most successful workers’ co-operative, with a host of high-profile economic development roles, working with local and national government.

Starting on the John Lewis graduate scheme, Andy rose through the ranks to become managing director, overseeing one of the most successful periods in the company’s history.

He was also chair of the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) between 2011 and 2016, helping to build the relationships that have underpinned the economic growth of the region.

Additionally, he has been lead non-executive director for the Department for Communities and Local Government as well as a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group.

Outside of work, Andy is passionate about the arts, particularly in the West Midlands, having previously served as vice chairman of Performances Birmingham Limited, which is responsible for running the city’s Symphony and Town Halls.

In June 2015, Andy was awarded the CBE for services to the national economy. He was named ‘Most Admired Leader’ by business magazine, Management Today in 2014 and received the ‘President’s award’ from the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce for his work in the region. He holds three honorary degrees from Birmingham City University, Aston University and the University of Birmingham.


Anne Shaw 

Director of Network Resilience
West Midlands Combined Authority

Anne Shaw was appointed by West Midlands Mayor Andy Street to the post of director of network resilience at the West Midlands Combined Authority. One of her briefs is to cut down on congestion, working with Highways England, Network Rail, the Department of Transport and local authorities to ensure that congestion is tackled. Until her appointment in the summer, she was assistant director for transport and connectivity with Birmingham City Council. She has had responsibility for managing and improving the city's road network since 2010.

Paul Campion 

Transport Systems Catapult

Paul Campion took on the leadership of the TSC in July 2017. His previous experience spans not only leadership roles in IBM’s Travel and Transport on consumer products businesses but also in the IBM software business, financing business and other executive roles. Whilst at IBM he had management roles in the European and worldwide business as well as the UK, and lived and worked in the USA, France and Switzerland.

His association with the TSC goes back to before its formal creation, as part of the Industry Advisory Group which helped to define its role and structure. He has also served as a Non-Executive Director on its Board.

Dr Mercedes Bunz Jonathan Raper Graham Hanson

Dr Mercedes Bunz

Senior Lecterer
University of Westminster

Mercedes Bunz is Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster, where she studies the practice and theory of digital media and technology. 

Her field of expertise is in technology, digital media, and in the transformation of knowledge and in philosophy of technology. Her last book is 'The Internet of Things' (Polity Press 2017) co-authored with Graham Meikle, which raises urgent and critical questions regarding networked sensors, Artificial Intelligence and the agency of technology.

Mercedes has been the technology reporter of The Guardian before, and is member of the international research network Terracritica: Interdisciplinary Network for the Critical Humanities since 2012. She is also author of 'The Silent Revolution: How Algorithms Changed Knowledge, Work, Journalism, and Politics Without Making Too Much Noise' (Palgrave Macmillan 2014) and co-edited Symptoms of the Planetary Conditions: A Critical Vocabulary (meson press 2016)

Jonathan Raper


Jonathan is CEO of, the UK's largest transport data platform. TransportAPI provide public transport data at scale to First Group, National Express and Heathrow airport and supply over 25% of the country's operator bus and rail apps. Jonathan was a Professor of Geographic Information Science at City University for 11 years before leaving to found TransportAPI in 2010. He has been a member of the DfT Transparency Board, the Mayor of London's Digital Advisory Board and the ICT KTN Industry Advisory Board and is now a member of the DfT's Bus Open Data Implementation Group. Jonathan's expertise lies in the solving of complex transport data problems where technical, commercial and intellectual property questions intersect.


Graham Hanson 

ITS Policy Lead, Traffic Division 
Department for Transport 

Bio to follow...

Ash Wheeler Teresa Jolley Nic Cary

Ashley Wheeler 


Ash Wheeler is Director of Business Development for InterDigital’s Internet-of-Things business in Europe.  Ash has over 20 year’s experience leading communications and wireless technology organisations to develop, commercialise and exploit technology products and services across Europe, Middle-East, Asia and the US.  Ash’s experience includes leadership of large international engineering teams to develop and launch embedded semiconductor (SoC) and software platforms, wireless devices and real-time data / Internet of Things (IoT) systems, and providing business transformation and management consulting in the effective use of technology to implement business strategy .

Teresa Jolley 

Creative Director

An independent consultant providing individuals, teams and organisations with the support needed to make significant change happen.

Teresa's  primary areas of interest are highways and transport (Creative Director at DEFT153 Ltd), and integrated health and wellbeing (Founder, Root2Being).

Everyone has a vision, ideal and wish for how the world could be different.  Whether it’s an ambitious work project, or a more personal goal or challenge, we all face barriers and challenges to making our intentions a reality.

Sometimes you need a fearless, engaging, well-connected energy ball to help you on your way.  That’s where she comes in!

Teresa is experienced in delivering complex personal and business transformational change programmes, and has already achieved what many might consider miraculous results on a personal level (root2being), and in large consultancies and SME’s in the highways, business performance, data and publishing/events sectors (DEFT153 Ltd).     

Sir Nic Cary 


Sir Nic Cary, Bt FRSA is an expert in data-driven services for transport. He is the founding director of Waysphere, which helps transport organisations to locate, curate and extract greater value from their data. He is also chair of the Travelspirit Foundation’s UK board and is the Head of Automotive at Iconic Blockchain which is developing the TSio Protocol, built on Blockchain, to provide open mobility applications.

Before founding Waysphere, Nic was Head of Digital Transformation and Transport Data at the UK’s Department for Transport. Here he led a programme to exploit the value of local transport data and improve data sharing. He also engaged with a number of foreign governments on data sharing policy and digital transformation opportunities. He is a member of various professional bodies and a frequent public speaker on the role of data in future transport.

Prior to Transport Nic worked for the Cabinet Office, where he undertook various strategic programme management roles. An experienced technologist, he founded his own internet consultancy in 1995 and has since undertaken a wide variety of technology roles. Before that he had a successful career in marketing communications.

Chris Lane Chris Perry Dr Walter Tuttlebee

Chris Lane 

Head of Transport Innovation 
Transport for the West Midlands 

Chris Lane has worked in transport for most of his professional life and has had the opportunity to deliver significant changes to public transport.  At Transport for West Midlands he is responsible for delivering change through, people, processes and technology, especially through the application of innovation to deliver new services. His background includes delivering significant business improvement programmes, implementing innovative ITS and ICT systems, modernising and managing a large data collection team and playing a major role in the successful delivery of TfWM’s Smartcard and Passenger Information schemes.  He is currently leading Transport for West Midlands’ Commercial Mobility as a Service Initiative and the delivery of a number of connected and autonomous vehicle projects.

Chris Perry (Invited) 

UK Expansion 
MaaS Global

Chris Perry has a 28 year career in the transportation industry, and has been at the heart of the developing Intelligent Mobility and MaaS sector. Chris led the development of the West Midlands MaaS pilot, brining together a wide range of stakeholders, before swapping roles to become part of MaaS Global’s UK expansion team.

Dr Walter Tuttlebee

Innovation & Strategy Consultant 
Transport Data Initiative

An internationally respected leader in the wireless/telecom/digital industry who has pioneered innovation throughout his career with small company & corporate roles in R&D, engineering, business development, strategic management, and as CEO & NED, Walter today provides independent consulting focussed on wireless, data & service innovation to transform other industries, notably Connected Transport & CAV.
With a PhD and mid-career MBA (Cranfield), Walter combines business knowledge, industry experience, technology vision & innovation skills with a strong capability in the soft issues - culture, relationships, ambassadorial skills - that have delivered strategic industry-changing initiatives. He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2008 for services to the telecoms industry.

Hugo Russell Andy Radford Stuart Lester

Hugo Russell BIT, CITP

Innovation Project Manager
Innovation Birmingham 

Known for creating and delivering technology projects with specialist skills in the areas of innovation, collaboration and complex application development.  

Hugo is the Serendip Programme Manager at Innovation Birmingham, which is an innovation community that combines technology SMEs and partner organisations like Tata Motors, Barclays Eagle Labs, WMAHSN and TfWM.

He enjoys messing about on the water sailing, exploring or training.

Andy Radford 

Principal Infrastructure Development Officer
Birmingham City Council 

Andy is Principal Traffic Officer at Birmingham City Council, where he has worked for 17 years. A frequent speaker at transport events, he is also a keen hands-on developer writing programmes and building models to demonstrate various aspects of modern traffic signalling and data exchange. He has built a miniature physical model to demonstrate Greenwave – which provides drivers with a speed advisory so that they can ‘ride the greenwave’ along a road network. This includes a chain of signals and an autonomous vehicle. The model has been exhibited at many recent transport events and exhibitions. Andy has a BSc in Traffic Management from Aston University and an MSc in European Traffic and Transportation from Nottingham Trent University.

Stuart Lester

Data Innovation Lead 
West Midlands Combined Authority 

Bio to follow...

Jonathan Harrod Booth Andrew Steele Adam May

Dr Jonathan Harrod Booth

Harrod Booth Consulting Limited

Dr Jonathan Harrod Booth is an independent consultant and Company Director.  For more than 20 years he has been help specify systems and define standards in the Intelligent Transport Systems and highway management sectors. He chairs BSI’s national committee on ITS standards, and active across numerous standardisation working groups.  He has helped developed widely used standards in driver information systems, traffic management, digital road maps and connected vehicle technologies.

More generally he has supported to deployment and operation of systems and services in the ITS and highways sectors, as well as support client’s procurement, and policy and strategy development.

Jonathan has been supporting the newly formed Alliance for Parking Data Standards to define common data models for the parking sector.

He has recently relocated from Surrey to Somerset.

Andrew Steele

Director of Corporate Strategy

Andrew Steele is Director of Corporate Strategy at SilverRail and has 20 year’s experience working as an expert in digital technology and the passenger transport ticketing industry. Back in 1999 he was a member of the engineering team who built whilst working at Capgemini, where he was a consultant software engineer. Leading the product management and strategic direction of the journey planning business unit at Jeppesen since 2006, and latterly at SilverRail, he has successfully delivered passenger information, journey planning and mobility retail solutions with a long list of customers including National Rail Enquiries, Virgin Trains, Go Ahead, Stagecoach, Chiltern Railways, Traveline, and cities including Manchester, Perth, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. 

Adam May

Wilson Pym May

Adam May is one of the co-founders and directors of Wilson Pym May Limited (WPM). Founded in 2006, WPM specialise in highway network and asset management. Delivering short-term/outcome-based projects and medium-term consultancy services, WPM’s extensive experience in the highways maintenance industry means that they can provide in-depth knowledge and understanding of the issues and requirements facing engineers today.

Adam himself has been working in the industry for over 30 years, joining the sector just as information technology was taking a foothold in the day-to-day lives of highways engineers. That is long ago enough for him to remember operating on systems that even pre-date Microsoft Windows. Having worked for a local authority, a major contractor, a highways IT system supplier and small, independent consultancies, Adam has seen the industry from all sides. This allows him to view the issues encountered from a range of perspectives and to appreciate the benefits of innovative and collaborative approaches to problem solving.

With an original background in economics, Adam has been involved in several significant data-driven modelling projects, including the modelling of network performance for the 25-year Portsmouth, Birmingham, and Sheffield highways PFIs. He is therefore very conscious of the role that the good use of data can perform.

His main focuses at present are the support of the HIRAM (Highways Infrastructure Resilience Assessment Modelling) project and aiding Bentley Systems as a consultant for the delivery of carriageway asset data to Highways England. He also helps his other WPM colleagues in the promotion of their georeferenced video data management system RouteShoot.

Gerard Davies Dr Hugh Deeming Carl Waring

Gerard Davies

Founding Director

Gerard is a founding director of Contented which develops and delivers communications strategies, tools and products for corporate and public-sector projects and brands to help them manage knowledge exchange and collaboration. He is a media producer and educator. He read physics and music at university before working as foreign correspondent for The Guardian, The Times, The Australian, and the BBC in Latin America and Eastern Europe, and leading the global research team on an award-winning documentary. He went on to work with investors and digital entrepreneurs, experimenting with the use of media for innovation and culture change in businesses, schools and communities, supporting organisations across Europe, Africa and Asia. He is a gold SFEDI-approved social enterprise and business advisor, and fellow of both the Institute for Learning and the Royal Society of Arts and Manufactures. He has a BSc from the University of Wales and an MSc in Responsible Business practice from the University of Bath. In his spare time, he plays cornet with the RAF at the home of the Defence School of Aeronautical Engineering.

Dr Hugh Deeming

Research Consultant

His research interests are focussed on understanding community resilience. Following work on the EU emBRACE project, which investigated community resilience to flooding in Cumbria, in 2016 Hugh was commissioned by Cumbria LRF to investigate the lessons to be learned following Storm Desmond’s impact on the county. In two subsequent reports Hugh identified good practice and lessons to be learned in relation to Cumbria’s coordination of, firstly, the incident response and, secondly, its recovery operations during the initial 22 months following the storm. Hugh is an advisor to the Cabinet Office on community resilience and recovery issues and a Senior Research Fellow at the Emergency Planning College. In Sept 2017 Hugh joined the panel of Lord Kerslake’s independent review into the preparedness for and response to the Manchester Arena terrorist attack, which reported in March 2018.

Carl Waring


Carl is a Director at Kdivision Ltd and specialises in strategy, policy, governance and the development of improvement plans around asset management systems such as management systems that manage transportation and utility systems. Kdivision’s portfolio is focussed to enable continuous organisational learning with all engagements. Carl is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered IT Professional, exclusively combining the knowledge of Engineering Management practices in the real world and the practical exploitation of knowledge, information, technologies and data through to benefits realisation. With more than 30 years’ experience in the UK and overseas markets working with industry regulators, government agencies, engineering consultants and the private sector, he has adopted resilient systems approaches to developing and implementing sustainable business management practices and improvements. Carl is a member of The Institute of Asset Management, The British Computing Society and also lectures at The University of Derby in Ethics, Environment and Innovation in Engineering and The Management of the Business Environment.

Hannah Budnitz Alan Dolhasz Pupul Chatterjee

Hannah Budnitz

University of Birmingham

Hannah is a doctoral student at the University of Birmingham researching how travel behaviours, including virtual access, change in a response to severe weather, and how such behaviours might help improve resilience. Her work is funded by the Natural Environment and Economic and Social Research Councils. She is also the current Chair of the Transport Planning Network at the Royal Town Planning Institute. Previously, she was a practicing transport planner at Arup in Cardiff and then Reading Borough Council. She writes a transport-related blog on topics ranging from active travel to air travel.

Alan Dolhasz

DMT Lab, Birmingham City University

Alan is a researcher at the Digital Media Technology Lab, Birmingham City University. His interests include machine learning, computer vision and signal processing. Alan currently leads the Birmingham in Real Time Project (BiRT), which aims to improve the quality and accessibility of Birmingham's open data, connect stakeholders and tackle challenges related to data. Aside from BiRT, Alan works closely with local SMEs developing new collaborations and knowledge transfer with the University.

Pupul Chatterjee

Founding Director

Pupul is a journalist with ten years’ experience in transport journalism, working for organisations including the BBC, ITV, Centaur Media and Hemming Group and has won several awards for her work. She has expertise in data visualisation, digital and social media journalism, and transformational change support for media, public and private sector companies. She is a Director of DEFT153 Ltd which she founded with Teresa Jolley in 2014. DEFT153 is a Birmingham-based SME working locally and nationally with a range of clients. Pupul has an MA in International Broadcast Journalism from Birmingham City University, a PG Diploma in Print Journalism and a Diploma in Newspaper Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, and a BA in Mass Communication from Patna Women's College.

Jonathan Munslow James Gleave Brian Prangle

Jonathan Munslow

Asset and Infrastructure Group Manager and Traffic Manager
South Gloucestershire Council

Jon is the Asset and Infrastructure Group Manager and Traffic Manager at South Gloucestershire Council. He is responsible for leadership and strategic direction for the Highways, Traffic Management, Community Open Spaces and Flood and Water Management services. He is also responsible for leading commercial focused change in service delivery to drive efficiency and improve outcomes for communities and business, and strategic project delivery and performance management. Jon is also the South West Highways Alliance climate change and resilience lead and developer of the HIRAM tool.

James Gleave

Founder and Director
Transport Futures

James is a transport planner with 14 years’ experience in the sector. He has delivered and assisted in the delivery of many transport and infrastructure strategies and policies. He specialises in foresight and futures thinking, and has supported the delivery of numerous innovative technology, autonomous vehicle, smart infrastructure, and Mobility as a Service projects. He now has his own transport foresight and futures company, Transport Futures. By applying techniques such as scenarios, visioning, and futures surveys, he supports policy makers and decision makers in developing strategies to take advantage of the opportunities from the future of transport. James is also a member of the TravelSpirit Foundation global board, where he has the role of Director of Consultancy Services. He works with partners in the UK to deliver thought leadership, including the Openness Index for Mobility as a Service.

Brian Prangle

Mappa Mercia

Brian retired from  the IT industry 11 years ago when he was CTO for Specialist Computer Centres. He subsequently applied his skills and experience in giving something back to the community by cycling and walking most of the streets of the West Midlands adding data to OpenStreetMap (and varioous parts of the world whilst on holiday). Brian is community co-ordinator for mappa-mercia which is the platform and organisation for developing the skills and co-ordinating the work of local OpenStreetMap volunteers, and for developing collaborative projects with local organisations and universities.Brian is also  a director od OpenStreetMap UK Community Interest Company Ltd, which seeks to do the same but on a national basis. OSMUK CIC Ltd is an accredited local chapterof the OpenStreetMap Foundation.

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