14th September 2012

Innovation in transport event speakers announced


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The speaker programme for “Collaboration and User Innovation in Transport” has been announced. GeoVation is running the event at the Royal Society of Arts, London on 24 September 2012. The event is also supported by Ordnance Survey, the Ideas in Transit project, Department for Transport, Technology Strategy Board, and Forum for the Future.

With rapid developments in social media technology, smartphone apps, open data, and volunteered geographic information, in a context of doing more with less and doing that sustainably, the event considers:

Ideas in Transit – Introduction to the prospects of user innovation. Professor Glenn Lyons, Associate Dean (Research and Knowledge Exchange), Professor of Transport and Society, University of West of England

Policy context for collaboration and user innovation. Andrew Goodwin, Strategy Unit, Department for Transport.

A framework for delivering a sustainable transport system

What are the environmental boundaries and social foundations that should guide our transport system?

Nicky Conway, Principal Sustainability Advisor, Forum for the Future.

Open data and the transport revolution.

Peter Miller, CEO, Ito World

Information Marketplaces – The New Economics of Cities.

Volker Buscher, Director, Leader, Arup Smart Cities

Situating innovation in peoples’ everyday lives.

Exploring the appetite for creative behaviours and new innovative services – more than just a case of ‘build it and they will come’

Professor Glenn Lyons.

Grassroots innovation – motivations, barriers and enablers

Tracy Ross, Research Fellow and Associate Dean (Enterprise) at Loughborough Design School.

The GeoVation Challenge – Facilitating innovative ventures from real unmet needs.

Chris Parker, Innovation Group, Ordnance Survey.

Mission:Explore Daniel Raven-Ellison;  MySociety – FixMyTransport, Paul Lenz;  Liftshare – My Personal Travel Plan, Bryony Ecclestone;  Access Advisr, Neil Taylor;  CycleStreets – Cyclscape, Martin Lucas-Smith;  Sustaination, Ed Dowding.

Roland Harwood, Co-founder 100%Open the Open Innovation consultancy

Exploring how user innovation can create market pull for future efficient mobility of people and goods in limited capacity transport networks.

Stephen Hart, Lead on Integrated Transport – IM, Rail & Marine, Technology Strategy Board.

Navigating us through the day’s programme of presentations, pecha kuchas, round tables and exhibits via a series of lively and interactive discussions, with you the participating audience will be:

Richard Kemp-Harper, Technology Lead, Transport and Energy, Technology Strategy Board

The day’s topics and discussions will be continued by an evening networking programme.

Thought-leaders, decision-makers, developers, entrepreneurs, business, government and academia are registering for the event… people like you! We look forward to seeing you there. Please register at: