Modelling World 2019 Programme



Delegate registration in the foyer outside the Banqueting Suite with refreshments served inside the main exhibition hall area


West Suite

Morning plenary

Innovative approaches to developing next generation models

Chair: Tom Van Vuren, Divisional Director, Mott MacDonald

Llewelyn Morgan, Head of Innovation, Oxfordshire County Council

Richard Bradley, Head of Data, Modelling & Appraisal, Transport for the North

Mike Waters, Director of Policy, Strategy and Innovation, Transport for West Midlands

Tim Veitch, CEO, Veitch Lister Consulting


Morning break: Tea & coffee served in the main exhibition hall area


West Suite

1882 Lounge

Chairman's Lounge

DfT modelling and appraisal strategies: next steps

Chair: Claire Worsdall, Head of Strategic Analysis, Department for Transport (DfT)

Outcomes from the Appraisal and Modelling Strategies: priorities and next steps
Claire Worsdall, Head of Strategic Analysis, DfT and Helen Bowkett, Senior Technical Director, Arcadis

Demand matrix building: emerging guidance
Nila Sari, Principal Transport Modeller, DfT and Reza Tolouei, Associate Director, AECOM

Congested values of time  
Iven Stead, Economist, DfT

NTM v5: a new model to enhance our forecasting capability
Philip Sumner, Principal Transport Modeller, DfT and Tim Gent, Technical Director, Atkins

The future of the National Trip End Model 
Roger Witte, Principal Transport Modeller, DfT

Followed by Q&A session

Sponsored by:

Department for Transport

Innovation in data and data handling

Chair: Paul O'Neill, Director, Intelligent Data

Drone surveys: a new source of data for transport planners
Gavin Coupe, Managing Consultant, Atkins and Duncan Armstrong, Managing director, Kestrel Cam

Using new evidential data to better understand the root causes of congestion
Dr Sam Chapman, Chief Innovation Officer, Co-Founder and Director, The Floow 

Adding detail to anonymised data by merging traditional surveys and big data
Charisma Choudhury, Associate Professor at the Institute for Transport Studies and School of Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds

Optimisation study and mobility Improvement for Gaborone’s urban traffic system
Jude Freeman, Director, Vectio UK

Followed by Q&A session

Sponsored by: 

Intelligent Data

Freight modelling

Chair: Dave Carter, Transport Modelling Market Director, SYSTRA

The drivers of freight in London and their interactions
Collins Teye, Strategic Transport Modeller, Transport for London

Modelling freight in long-term investment programmes
Chris Wright, Technical Director, MDS Transmodal and Wei Cui, Principal Technical Management and Assurance Officer, Transport for the North

Integrated logistics and transport planning
Devrim Kara, Director, PTV Group UK & Ireland and Wayne Savill, Logistics Professional, PTV Group

Large-scale simulation for logistics services
Dave Williams, Solutions Director, Immense Simulations

Followed by Q&A session

Sponsored by:

PTV Group


Lunch: Served in the main exhibition hall area

Sponsored by:

PTV Group



West Suite

1882 Lounge

Chairman's Lounge

Current and new tools: balancing innovation with ‘tried and tested’

Chair: Tim Gent, Technical Director, Transportation, Atkins, UK & Europe

Using machine learning techniques in transport modelling
Tim Veitch, CEO, Veitch Lister Consulting

MoTiON: a new travel demand model for London
Claire Cheriyan, Strategic Analysis Manager, Transport for London and Elena Golovenko, Technical Director, Transport Modelling, Jacobs

A low cost national transport model
Adil Mohammad, Traffic and Pedestrian Modelling Consultant

Application and analysis of Google Maps journey time data in transport planning: a proof of concept study
Siamak Khorgami, Regional Director, Consulting, Transportation, EMEA, AECOM, Sonny Tolofari, Modelling Specialist, Alex Gray, Team Manager (Network Data & Intelligence) Leicestershire County Council


Followed by Q&A session



Agent-based models – innovation or distraction 

Chair: Dr Patrizia Franco, senior technologist in Transport Modelling, Connected Places Catapult

Large scale agent-based simulation
Vittoria Parisi, Senior Applications Engineer, Immense Simulations

Modelling new types of transport: one-way car sharing
Peter Davidson, Director, Peter Davidson Consultancy

Hybrid agent-based modelling of on-demand shared mobility
Michael Oliver, Technical Director, PTV Group

Modelling CAVs using a traditional highway model
Marcus Chick, Principal Transport Modeller, Highways England

Followed by Q&A session

Session sponsored by:

Transport Systems Catapult

Handling uncertainty in decision-making

Chair: Luis Willumsen, Director, Kineo Analytics

Developing a scenario planning tool
Boris Johansson, Project Director, Systra & Stephen Cragg, Associate Transport Modeller, Transport Scotland

Responding effectively to change
Annette Smith, Project Principal, Mott MacDonald

Modelling and appraisal of Northern Powerhouse Rail – from railway lines to a transformed economic geography
Jack Snape, Principal Data Analytics and Modelling Officer, Transport for the North and Musa Imran, Economics Advisor, DfT

A toolkit for extracting and analysing travel data using smartphone sensors
Sonal Ahuja, Director, Sunovatech

Followed by Q&A session

Sponsored by:

Mott MacDonald



Afternoon break: Tea & coffee served in the main exhibition hall area


West Suite

Closing Plenary

Modelling and forecasting – delivering value to the decision-maker

Chair: Tom Worsley, Visiting Professor, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds

Call yourself a forecaster?
Tom Van Vuren, Divisional Director, Mott MacDonald

Going beyond the BCR                                                                                                                                                                     
Jamie King, Benefits Management Lead for the Regional Investment Programme, Highways England

Estimating the benefits of transport investment
Dr Lars Nesheim, Co-Director, Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, Institute for Fiscal Studies and University College London

How can modellers add more value?
Claire Cheriyan, Strategic Analysis Manager, Transport for London

Followed by Q&A session


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