Presenters at Digital Transport include: 

Dr Graeme Smith Nic Cary Clare Linton

Dr Graeme Smith 

Chief Executive

Graeme is Chief Executive of Oxbotica, the software firm bringing autonomous cars to the streets of the UK. He has a substantial track record delivering complex products and services from research and development through to customer launch – primarily in the automotive sector. He's held executive leadership positions in several global start-ups and joint ventures, building and leading international engineering teams in electronic/software product development, service delivery and customer support. These include Director of Ford Motor Company’s Telematics Support Services, Executive Director of Wingcast Europe, Managing Director of SEI UK Ltd and Vice President / COO of Connexis LLC.

Nic Cary 

Head of Transport Data Policy
Department for Transport 

Nic leads DfT's efforts to ensure that transport data is as shared as it needs to be to underpin  transport services. His role helps keep Britain on the move. He is an expert in the interface between transport services and the opportunities to improve these through the exploitation of data.

Clare Linton 

Researcher (Policy)
Urban Transport Group 

Clare Linton joined the Urban Transport Group in May 2016, to conduct research across a range of policy areas including transport and health, social inclusion, freight and smart transport futures.

Clare completed a PhD in Low Carbon Technologies at the University of Leeds in 2016. Her PhD research explored the potential to reduce CO2 emissions from urban transport through more effective use of capacity. Clare has also worked at the Institute for Public Policy Research, in the Climate Change, Energy and Transport team, working on policy to deliver effective public transport solutions. 

Eifion Jenkins Jonathan Raper Ash Wheeler

Eifion Jenkins

Programme Director
Transport Systems Catapult 

Eifion is currently the programme director for the modelling, visualisation and data capabilities at the Transport Systems Catapult in the UK. He leads a team of technologists building capabilities to enable the emerging intelligent mobility market. Eifion has spent 17 years working in the Intelligent Transport industry both in the UK and Australia.  Eifion has played a leadership role on several significant projects including the design and implementation of the Olympic Route Network for London 2012, design and implementation of the Highways England Regional Control Centres and the TfL Structures and Tunnels Investment Programme.

Jonathan Raper


Jonathan Raper is CEO of TransportAPI, Britain's leading provider of open public transport data to over 600 operators, media, developers and government users. Jonathan has led TransportAPI from Placr Ltd. from startup to first funding round and into residency at the UK government's Open Data Institute. TransportAPI provides an open platform for transport solutions, and is a partner in the i-MOVE project funded by the Technology Strategy Board to create a UK transport-focussed Internet-of-Things Demonstrator. Jonathan is a reformed academic and has been a passionate advocate for open data for many years. Jonathan has advised local, regional and central government on open data. He is a Visiting Professor at City University London and sits on the Department for Transport Transparency Board and the ICT Knowledge Transfer Network Board.

Ash Wheeler 

Director, IoT Business Development 
InterDigital & oneTransport

Ash Wheeler is Director of Business Development for InterDigital’s Internet-of-Things business in Europe.  Ash has over 20 years 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 .

Laura Peacock Julie Williams Alex Thomas

Laura Peacock 

Head of Innovation
Oxfordshire County Council 

Coming from a background in Communications, Strategic Planning, Policy development, and leading major Transport Innovation Projects and Bids, Laura has a depth of experience which has enabled her to implement Smart City principles in Oxfordshire. Enabling Oxfordshire to lead the worldwide disruption of how cities live and breathe. She manages the Innovation and Research team at Oxfordshire County Council who are committed to develop and deploy innovative R&D and projects to address the challenges that Cities face. She plays an important role in enabling intelligent infrastructure and mobility systems, as well as implementing projects to improve the local economy, environment and overall quality of life of Oxfordshire’s citizens. She has been at the centre of Smart City activity for the past 4 years which covers the County and Partnerships and has been instrumental in developing links to business and academia, as well as securing external funding for many exciting leading edge projects.   Working with industry partners who are driving disruptive technologies she continues to challenge status quo and drive new solutions for Oxfordshire and implementation beyond. Her ambition  is to create a resilient and sustainable future for Oxfordshire through delivery of transformative operating models, partnerships and applied innovation. She is a Director of MobOx and sits on the Smart Oxford Board.

Julie Williams 

Chief Executive Officer 

Julie Williams is Chief Executive of Traveline Information Ltd (TIL) and is responsible for the provision of transport Open Data, to organisations from small developers to multi-nationals such as Google, and for Traveline GB branded services.

As part of her work with TIL, she was responsible for the conception and publication as Open Data of static and real time bus data for the UK, and plays a key role in its partnership working approach to providing customer information through innovation.

Julie was recently seconded to Transport for the North to lead the Customer Information work stream and provides support and advice on its Fares and Disruptions Messaging projects. 

Alexander Thomas 

Service Delivery, Data & Transport
Transport for London

Service Delivery Manager specialising in the translation of strategy into projects. Alexander Thomas is particularly focused upon the use of requirements, benefits and value management to maximize value for money and achieve strategic outcomes through data and technology projects.

Neil Taylor Fred Jones Giles Bailey

Neil Taylor

Intergrated Transport Planning Ltd

Neil Taylor is Director at ITP and has over 12 years’ experience of transport planning and research project delivery.  Drawing on a degree in Human Geography, and deep understanding of social and behavioural research techniques, his professional interests include; transport policy-focused research, inclusive mobility for disabled and older people, smarter/active travel, and data-driven intelligent mobility.  Recent projects Neil has been involved in include: a review for the Transport Systems Catapult of the data sources that are expected to power intelligent mobility services in the future, exploring accessible taxi rank design to inform an audit of all 600 ranks in Greater London for TfL, outcome and impact evaluation for the Nottingham LSTF programme, and a public transport system optimisation review in Kyiv on behalf of the City Administration and World Bank. Away from the office Neil enjoys cycling, walking, football, badminton, photography and music.

Fred Jones 

Head of cities 

Fred Jones is the Head of Cities for Uber across the UK and Ireland. Operating in more than 25 major cities and towns across the UK, Uber connects users to a safe and convenient ride at the touch of an app. 

In this role, he is responsible for ensuring Uber’s service delivers maximum value for riders, partner-drivers that use the app and cities where we operate. This includes launch of new cities and towns, expansion into underserved areas and growth of Uber’s Electric Vehicle and Mobility products. 

Giles Bailey 


Giles Bailey is an insightful thinker about business and societal challenges and the resulting need for organisational change. This is particularly in the Transport sector as well as the wider Public Sector. The basis for this experience is his extensive career at Transport for London and in consulting in North America and Europe. He now applies this knowledge, via being a Director at Stratageeb Ltd, in areas such as strategic and innovation advice to businesses ranging from digital start-ups to multi-nationals as well as public sector organisations, university researchers and local authorities. He also university lectures, speaks at conferences and writes for the UK and international transport press.

Giles is also the CEO and Director of International Affairs of the Travelspirit Foundation. Travelspirit is an international group, founded in Manchester, that is campaigning to bring “open” to the world of mobility including Mobility as a Service.

Dr Anna Bonne Bryan Marshall

Dr Anna Bonne 

Transport Lead 
Institution of Engineering

As Transport Lead at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Anna helps to support the transport engineering community through developing thought leadership that facilitates the advancement and uptake of new innovative technologies in aerospace, marine, rail and road transport.

Anna trained as a chemist and has a PhD in organic chemistry from Manchester. Following her PhD she worked as a process chemist scaling up the production of pharmaceuticals. For the last seven years Anna has been working in academia, for Cranfield University, Imperial College and the University of Oxford, developing relationships with industrial partners to build research and development projects to support innovation.

More recently at the IET, Anna has been working on a project looking at emerging transport technologies and how they can be best adopted by local authorities to help them to meet their objectives and deliver better transport services for local communities.

Malcolm Morgan

Research Fellow
University of Leeds

Malcolm is a Civil Engineer by background, but his research interests focus on sustainable urban development particularly in the area of housing retrofit and transport. He works on two projects; Governance of Low-carbon Innovation in Domestic Energy Retrofits (GLIDER) in the Sustainability Research Institute, and National Propensity to Cycle Tool in the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics. When he is not working, he is a keen Glider pilot, and also does a range of voluntary work, mostly to do with promoting STEM subjects to children, for which he has CRB clearance.

Bryan Marshall

Research Fellow

Technology leader and researcher with a wide range of experience including Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Dynamic Spectrum Management and AAA video game production. 

Current IoT applied innovation projects include the LPWAN based Oxford Flood Network and smart parking ( Part of the R&D team enabling TV white space communications in the UK and Africa (

Active member of the Smart Oxford Project Board ( helping to bring smart technology thinking to the city. 

Previously was CTO of Codemasters for 7 years, overseeing technology strategy and various large development teams behind numerous multi-million selling titles. 

Dr Walter Tuttlebee Ben Lethbridge Gillian Iverson

Dr Walter Tuttlebee OBE

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.

Ben Lethbridge 

Big Data Consultant
BT Ventures 

The BT Big Data Team converts anonymised and aggregated customer data into insights for BT Group’s partners as well as internal intelligence. Ben leads BT Big Data’s drive into the Transport & Infrastructure sectors, creating new partnerships and revenues. One of our key focuses in this space is our collaboration with Atkins Global. Together we have delivered (and continue to work on) a number of projects for Highways England, as well as Local Authorities, centred around Journey Time and Transport Modelling, all powered by mobile data. A firm believer in the power of the correct usage or new datasets, Ben constantly acts as an EE mData ambassador, with a focus on educating organisations and industries about the potential benefits of such analytics. I represent EE at the Industry and Parliament Trust meetings and have spoken at The House of Commons about the importance of using mobile network data. 

Gillian Iversen 

Technical Lead, Data Insights

Gillian Iversen is Technical Lead for data insights in Atkins intelligent mobility (iM) team.

Gillian has over 12 years’ experience gathering and analysing data in a range of scales and sectors from individual junctions to the city level, including the research that underpins Transport for London’s Pedestrian Comfort Guidance. Within iM, Gillian is responsible for managing data insight projects with a particular focus on the use of mobile data in strategic transport planning.

Ben Stewart Paul Hewson Richard Harris

Ben Stewart 

Managing Director
Caution Your Blast

Ben is the Founder of Caution Your Blast Ltd, a small five-person digital products and services practice who are experts in digital service design and delivery seeking to apply creative problem solving for social good. Ben’s a leading expert in digital transformation, & digital product and service design. He’s been helping government departments deliver digital services built to meet user needs, turning charity street collections cashless, and leading the Innovate UK supported Smart Routing project of five partner organisations. His experience has given him wide exposure to what works, what doesn’t work and what’s driving these.

Paul Hewson

Senior Data Scientist

Paul joined City Science from Plymouth University where he was an Associate Professor in Statistics for 12 years. With a career that has developed and applied novel methods to many important health issues such as active transport and road injury, Paul is passionate not only about transport data and modelling but also about spreading his knowledge

Richard Harris 

Europe Director
HMI Technologies 

Internationally recognised as a leading authority on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and a respected thought leader on transport and mobility policies and trends. An experienced, succesful, results-orientated project director, project manager and business builder in the ITS industry with a proven record of delivery. Extensive UK and international experience including European Commission supported research and development, implementation, policy and best practice projects.

A respected individual with extensive international contacts and a high profile. An accomplished and in demand public speaker with a special ability to communicate complex issues to a wide range of audiences in an understandable way without over-simplifying or trivialising the issues. 

Daniel Chick Daren Rapley Peter Lindgren

Daniel Chick 

Technical Director

Daniel Chick is Technical Director of Zipabout, a data aggregation and communications platform, where he is responsible for systems architecture and digital infrastructure. Formerly CTO of IBG Plc, he has over 15 years’ experience in building complex and scalable data platforms, including Europe’s largest online advertising network, and search technology for the travel industry. Specialising in all aspects of Internet related technology, with specific expertise in scalable web application infrastructure, online tracking technology, location based services and machine learning, Daniel has also recently been a panel expert for the DfT Traveller Needs UK Capability study and is featured in the upcoming Cabinet Office report on UK skill gaps in the Intelligent Mobility sector. Daniel also has an unhealthy interest in all forms of transport data!

Daren Rapley

Business Development Manager
Ito World 

A Sales and Business Manager having spent the last 10 years providing Communication and Incident Management Services. Working extensively with international corporate organisations, local government and national government departments, I have been fortunate enough to accumulate a diverse range of experience. Helping develop technology and see it really work for my clients, particularly in challenging situations, is hugely rewarding.

Peter Lindgren


Peter co-founded TravelAi to tackle the fragmented, bitty nature of transport data which transport planners and operators have to deal with and which leads to inefficient systems that can be stressful, congested and frustrating for all of us. TravelAi is the leader in crowdsourcing detailed and timely travel behaviour data by levering the ubiquity of smartphones. Its software can be embedded into any native smartphone app and automatically detects route and mode of transport without any data input. Peter and the TravelAi team are now working with local authorities and transport professionals to understand how this next generation data can solve a variety of problems.

Ken Hart Shane O Steve Gooding

Ken Hart 

Chief Executive Officer
Snowdrop Solutions

Ken Hart, P​rincipal at Snowdrop Solutions, has over twenty years of expertise working with leading Silicon Valley and EU-based software companies. Based in London, Ken heads up the new business activities for Snowdrop and works alongside Google to set up innovative partnerships with leading European companies, concentrating in sectors such as tourism, transportation, real estate, IoT and fintech.

Snowdrop Solutions has been recognised as the Google Cloud Global Partner of 2016 for Maps Customer Success.

Shane O'Neil 


Shane is an information and database publisher with over 30 years experience creating digital products and services for companies as diverse as Reed-Elsevier (RELX)Emap and the privatised TSO (The Stationery Office). It was there he developed his interest in new models of public-private co-operation and worked as in consultant in different areas of Government. He has sat on the Advisory Panel for Public Sector Information and the Local Government Panel. He, along with Managing Director James Harris, led the management buy-out of Elgin in 2011, enabling its transformation into the unique national resource it has become today

Steve Gooding

RAC Foundation

Steve is Director of the RAC Foundation, an independent think-tank that commissions and disseminated research relating to motoring and roads issues. Steve took over the helm at the Foundation in May 2015 after a civil service career encompassing many transport-related roles, latterly as Director General for Roads, Traffic & Local at the Department for Transport, where his responsibilities included developing the Roads Investment Strategy, the Transport Strategy for the North, administering funding for local government, policy on road safety, and the running of the motoring services agencies. After graduating from Durham University Steve joined the civil service in 1983, moving to the Department of Transport in 1987 where, amongst other roles, he was private secretary to transport ministers Peter Bottomley, Michael Portillo and Roger Freeman. Steve is a fellow of the CIHT, vice-president of the CILT and a trustee of the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund.

Lleweyln Morgan Andy Graham Daniel Ruiz

Llewelyn Morgan

Service Manager, Infrastructure, Innovation & Dev
Oxfordshire County Council 

Llewelyn leads a service area within Oxfordshire County Council that encompasses transport, planning policy and strategy and early stage scheme development. Llewelyn has also built an outward focused Research and Innovation team, leading on developing a more innovative mobility strategy, which includes MaaS, Analytics & autonomous vehicles as part of the future solutions, called Oxford Science Transit. The Service also leads on development and support of innovative collaboration projects such as MobOx, Culham City (AV Test Bed), Zipabout MaaS platform and IUK projects such as the One Transport data platform and Catch user focused intelligent mobility platform, H2020 projects on sentiment analysis. These are delivered in partnership with Oxford’s and other UK/international Universities and private sector partners. Llewelyn leads work on developing collaborative approaches to real world problems; along with City Council colleagues he established the Oxford Smart City group with Oxford’s Universities, LEP and businesses to establish the vision for the Oxford City Region and develop collaborations, providing the opportunity for innovative organisations to meet Oxfordshire’s challenges and at the same time develop worldwide market opportunities.

Andy Graham 

White Willow Consulting

Andy has particular experience in the business of ITS, including extensive experience in data use in new mobility solutions, and the business case for deploying new services.

Andy is highly active in connected vehicles and was until recently Chair of the ITS-UK Connected Vehicles Group.  He has worked closely with sat nav providers, vehicle makers and data providers looking at the market for big data and analytic services and has undertaken studies for UK Government on the benefits of connected vehicles.

He was recently awarded the ITS-UK Prize for Lifetime Achievement.

Daniel Ruiz

Managing Director
Dynniq UK Ltd

Dynniq works at the leading edge of intelligent transport infrastructure as a provider of technology systems and solutions for road transport. Dynniq addresses the whole lifecycle including design of products, systems and integrated solutions, and their installation and maintenance. Dynniq achieves this balanced service through collaborative relationships with its clients, partners and suppliers.

Daniel was previously the start-up director for the Transport Systems Catapult. He also set up the Transport Coordination Centre for the London Olympics and was Head of Real Time Operations for TfL.

Daniel is currently the Interim Chairman for the Transport Technology, Cabinet Office Major Projects Reviewer and was previously a member of the Cabinet Office SME panel from 2011 to 2013.

Ian Cornwell Ruth Anderson Russ Yell

Ian Cornwell 

Technical Director
Mott MacDonald

Dr Ian Cornwell is Technical Director for the technology services team within Mott MacDonald, a £1.2bn global engineering, management and development consultancy. With twenty-five years’ experience in software engineering (20 years in ITS) as consultant, technical leader and hands-on implementer, Ian specialises in software architecture, traffic management, specifications and standards, modelling, and metadata. His research and standards contributions have been influential in the UK and European ITS industry. Ian recently led Mott MacDonald’s research and development of a module for distributed traffic network management.

Ruth Anderson

Senior Traffic Management & Control Engineer
Oxfordshire County Council 

In 2008 Ruth joined Oxfordshire County Council  to project manage the installation of a UTMC common database. She works in the traffic signal team at Oxfordshire CC's Traffic Control Centre. Manages the highway network day to day using UTMC to adjust traffic signal times & set Variable Message Signs, monitoring the traffic cameras and sending information to the Live Travel web pages. Managing incidents and supporting Emergency Planning. Advises on appropriate diversion routes for planned and non-planned events.
She has been working in ITS since January 1999 both as a traffic signal design consultant and client. 
Currently looking at how data brokers can help councils publish data from their UTMC systems. Where is UTMC going, what's the next step and how do we keep moving forward.

Russ Yell

Associate Director
Steer Davies Gleave

A strategist, technologist and innovator delivering consultancy and solutions to public and private sector clients in the transport systems, urban infrastructure, sports & entertainment markets. 

Russ is an advocate of digital transformation, approaching this process by bringing together digital engagement, analytics and mobility services to deliver intelligent, data-driven solutions which enhance urban experiences.

His  mission is to enable seamless, optimised experiences by formulating appropriate strategies and solutions and connecting clients with the right technology


Ed Parham

Ed Parham

Space Synatax

Ed leads Space Syntax’s Studio and Digital Works streams of activity. These responsibilities combine the strategic development of methodologies and tools, with their application to design and planning projects. The overarching objective behind these activities is to create better cities for people, through an understanding of the interactions between spatial networks, infrastructure systems, land uses and demographics. 

In his time at Space Syntax he has delivered projects which address a wide range of urban issues including rapid urban growth, regeneration, resilience, health and security.

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