MaaS Scotland Conference Online

When: 30th September & 1st October   

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MaaS Scotland is delighted to bring you this year’s Annual Conference via a reconfigured online format. This free event, which will be held over Wednesday 30th September and Thursday 1st October, allows us to continue to bring you the usual high quality content and interesting discussion topics that the Annual Conference has become renowned for.

Across these two days, attendees will have the opportunity to join up to seven sessions covering a range of topics that will impact the direction and delivery of MaaS in the coming years. It will also provide an opportunity to hear more about the initial pilot projects funded through the Scottish Government’s MaaS Investment Fund and look ahead to future funding rounds.

We look forward to welcoming you to the event!

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Keynote Session
09:30 – 10:40

The development of MaaS is a truly international effort, with projects, pilots and commercial deployments occurring in cities and regions across every continent. Each initiative is adding to the global evidence base for MaaS and it is hugely important that we learn from the successes and failures of others as we look to implement our own solutions.

This year’s Keynote Session will provide a flavour of MaaS developments from two locations at opposite sides of the globe – Denmark and Australia.

Our Keynote speakers:

Michael Matheson | Cabinet Secretary for Transport and Infrastructure

Claus Rehfeld Moshøj | CEO | Rejsekort and Rejseplan A/S

Kevin Orr | CEO and Co-founder |  Liftango

Plenary 1 – MaaS in Scotland – An update on Scotland’s MaaS Programme
11:00 – 12:45

In June 2019, The Scottish Government formally launched its MaaS Investment Fund, a £2 million investment to support a programme of MaaS pilot projects across Scotland. An initial three projects were announced in late 2019, led respectively by HITRANS, Tactran and Dundee City Council (project summaries below).
In this session we will hear updates from all three of the projects supported through the MaaS Investment Fund. There will also be an opportunity to hear directly from Transport Scotland as they discuss the programme to date and provide the latest information on Round 2 of the fund.
The session will also include a return of last year’s successful MaaS Scotland SME showcase. If you are interested in participating in this showcase please contact alastair.mcinroy@technologyscotland.scot.

Speakers confirmed:

  • Laura McCaig, MaaS Delivery Manager, Transport Scotland
  • Heather Cowan, Head of Strategy and Integration, Transport Scotland
  • Ranald Robertson, Director, HITRANS
  • Ross Basnett, Strategic Account Director, Fleetondemand Ltd
  • Jonathan Padmore, Senior Strategy Officer, Tactran
  • Steve Cassidy, Co-founder, Fuse Mobility
  • David Smith , Co-founder, Fuse Mobility
  • Fraser Crichton, Corporate Fleet Operations Manager, Dundee City Council

Project Summaries:

HITRANS
TACTRAN
DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL

Technical Session 1 – Data and security
14:00 – 15:15

The emergence of data led service models will transform the transport landscape, creating new business models that will revolutionise the way we engage with our transport services.

Data will be a key enabler of this transformation. From fares to scheduling, traffic management to vehicle positioning, air quality to weather information, data will support more informed travel choices and allow more efficient use of our transport assets.

As we emerge from the current covid crisis, and prepare for similar crisis in the future, data will also play a crucial role in building passenger confidence, providing real time information to support piece of mind and encourage positive modal shift.

Against this backdrop, questions must be asked to identify how data can best be used to support a more efficient and attractive transport network while protecting and securing our own personal data rights.

This session will explore these issues and others though a small number of short formal presentations followed by an interactive discussion with panellists.

Panellists confirmed (more TBC):

  • Hayden Sutherland, Director, IdealInterface and Chair, Open Transport Initiative
  • David Stewart, CEO, Critical Blue
  • David McArthur, Senior Lecturer in Transport Studies and Associate Director of the Urban Big Data Centre, University of Glasgow

Technical Session 2 – User engagement
15:45 – 17:00

The development of MaaS is regularly discussed in terms of technical challenges or the relentless quest to find commercially viable business models for its delivery. However, while this is understandable, these conversations all too often neglect the ultimate measurement of success – user engagement.

In order to realise the many benefits of MaaS and drive the positive change we all believe it could bring, we must ensure that the user is brought with us on the journey, ready to engage with solutions as they appear in our cities and rural areas. This requires a thorough understanding of the user – what drives decision making and what are the expectations of a successful mobility solution?

In a post-covid world this understanding takes on all the more significance. Only through understanding the user can we hope to inspire the confidence required to rebuild positive momentum relating to modal shift.

This session will explore the topic of user engagement, discussing some of the known drivers and barriers to engagement and exploring how MaaS could provide the solution.

This session will be delivered though a small number of short formal presentations followed by an interactive discussion with panellists.

Panellists confirmed:

  • Glen Lyons, Professor of Future Mobility, University of the West of England
  • Louise Coward, Head of Insight, Transport Focus
  • Beth Cocker, Freelance Design Strategist, Beth Cocker Consulting

Technical Session 3 – Policy and procurement
0930 – 1045

The direction of MaaS development and deployment will continue to be heavily influenced by regional and national policy instruments. If we are to realise the many benefits of MaaS then these instruments must encourage modal shift through supporting more accessible, integrated, affordable and environmentally friendly services. They must also be adapted in such a way as to continue to encourage private sector collaboration and investment.

It is also widely acknowledged that MaaS services often do not fit well into the current procurement processes, particularly when addressing innovation and the transition from pilot studies to full scale deployment. Decision makers must employ new agile procurement methods to encourage innovation and create an optimum landscape for private sector investment.

This session will explore the topic of policy and procurement, examining international approaches and discussing implications for the future MaaS roadmap.

This session will be delivered though a small number of short formal presentations followed by an interactive discussion with panellists.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Fergus Worthy, General Manager, Scotland, Cenex
  • Julie Vinders, Project Officer, SEStran
  • Sam Li, Senior Innovation Officer, Transport for Greater Manchester

Technical Session 4 – Connectivity and infrastructure
1115 – 1230

We live in an increasingly connected world, one in which digital solutions and platforms are rapidly moving from technological ‘nice to haves’ to fundamental services that allow us to negotiate everyday life.

Transport is no exception and digital connectivity is an essential pre-requisite of MaaS. This includes not just overall connectivity, but connectivity matched to the availability needs and expectations of business and personal users.

As MaaS developments continue to accelerate we must work with government, providers and public authorities to ensure that the quality and reliability of connectivity provision allows MaaS adoption across all regions and communities in Scotland.

This session will explore the topic of connectivity and infrastructure, discussing the need for ubiquitous connectivity and some of the solutions that will get us there.

This session will be delivered though a small number of short formal presentations followed by an interactive discussion with panellists.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Elaine Docherty, City Manager, CityFibre
  • Stephen Speirs, Product Management Leader, CISCO
  • Deborah Paton, Connectivity Plan Manager, Glasgow City Council
  • Anne McLister, Head of Digital Economy, Glasgow City Council

Plenary 2 – The role of MaaS in a post-covid world
1400 – 1540

At the beginning of 2020 no one could have foreseen the events that have the potential to shape our lives for a generation. The global impact of covid-19 will be felt for years to come as society and the economy begin to emerge from a period of forced isolation and inactivity. A time when the world was asked to keep its distance, something that we may all be doing in some shape or form for a long time to come.

This was a hammer blow to many in the transport industry, with travel restricted and those embarking on journeys asked to do so by car, avoiding shared transport at all costs. What is the impact of this in the longer term? What does it mean for passenger confidence and a return to public and shared transport?

For MaaS, a model with shared mobility at its core, the impact is potentially huge. What does covid-19 mean for a model that at its heart aims to encourage people from their private cars and into alternative modes?

At yet there are reasons to be optimistic. The drivers for modal shift have not suddenly disappeared. Climate change, public health and inclusive growth all remain a challenge and must not be forgotten in a post-covid world. In addition, MaaS has the potential to re-build passenger confidence. A confidence built on information, on flexibility and on convenience.

With the help of our expert speakers, this session will explore the role of MaaS in a post-covid world, highlighting the challenges ahead but illustrating where MaaS can be a force for good in the months and years ahead.

Confirmed Speakers (More TBC):

  • Andy Taylor, Director of Strategy, Cubic Transportation Systems
  • Ben Lawson, VP for Strategy & Project Development, Enterprise Holdings
  • Lorna Finlayson, Scotland Director, CoMoUK
  • Graeme Scott, Director, IBI Group
  • Piia Karjalainen, Secretary General, MaaS Alliance

Keynote speaker

Claus Rehfeld Moshøj
CEO

Rejsekort and Rejseplan A/S

READ CLAUS’S BIO

Keynote speaker

Kevin Orr
CEO and Co-founder
Liftango

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Keynote speaker

Michael Matheson
Cabinet Secretary for
Transport and Infrastructure

BIO COMING SOON

Ross Basnett
Strategic Account Director

Fleetondemand Ltd

READ ROSS’S BIO

Steve Cassidy
Co-founder
Fuse Mobility Ltd.

READ STEVE’S BIO

Beth Cocker
Freelance Design Strategist
Beth Cocker Consulting

READ BETH’S BIO

Louise Coward
Head of Insight
Transport Focus

READ LOUISE’S BIO

Fraser Crichton
Corporate Fleet Operations Manager
Dundee City Council

BIO COMING SOON

Elaine Docherty
City Manager
CityFibre

READ ELAINE’S BIO

Lorna Finlayson
Scotland Director
CoMoUK

READ LORNA’S BIO

Piia Karjalainen
Secretary General
MaaS Alliance

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Ben Lawson
VP for Strategy & Project Development
Enterprise Holdings

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Sam Li
Senior Innovation Officer
Transport for Greater Manchester

BIO COMING SOON

Glen Lyons
Professor of Future Mobility
University of the West of England

READ GLEN’S BIO

David McArthur
 Associate Director
Urban Big Data Centre

BIO COMING SOON

Anne McLister
Head of Digital Economy
Glasgow City Council

READ ANNE’S BIO

Jonathan Padmore
Senior Strategy Officer
Tactran

READ JONATHAN’S BIO

Deborah Paton
Connectivity Plan Manager
Glasgow City Council

READ DEBORAH’S BIO

Ranald Robertson
Director
HITRANS

READ RANALD’S BIO

Graeme Scott
Director
IBI Group

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David Smith
Co-founder
Fuse Mobility

READ DAVID’S BIO

Stephen Speirs
Product Management Leader
CISCO

READ STEPHEN’S BIO

David Stewart
CEO
Critical Blue

READ DAVID’S BIO

Andy Taylor
Director of Strategy
Cubic Transportation Systems

READ ANDY’S BIO

Julie Vinders
Project Officer
SEStran

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Fergus Worthy
General Manager, Scotland
Cenex

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