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Webinar: Investing in urban innovation for deliverable outcomes (watch now)

Smart Transport is to host a free webinar providing expert insight into how local government, transport authorities and the private sector are working to find innovative solutions to evolve mobility in urban centres across the UK.

The session, which will be sponsored by energy giant BP and financial services and investment bank Macquarie, takes place on May 21 at 11am and is hosted by Chris Morris, managing partner and CCO at Sustainable Ventures.

The webinar replaces the seminar session at the Smart Transport Conference on March 17, which was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

> Watch a recording of this webinar

Experts will offer their thoughts in three 15-minute sessions before taking part in a Q&A panel.

Shane Fitzpatrick,  Liverpool City Region combined authority director of integrated transport, will look at how the area is using innovations to keep freight fit for the future.

Fitzpatrick provides strategic direction and management of the key transport functions and services of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.

These include bus, rail, Mersey Tunnels, walking, cycling whilst also chairing the Ferries Programme Board for the organisation.

Gordon Young, Macquarie Corporate & Asset Finance, head of vehicle finance, will be looking at the appetite for investment in new transport innovations.

Young is part of Macquarie’s newly established e-mobility team focussing on opportunity and growth across the transportation and energy sectors in the UK and Europe.

His session will be followed by Christopher Allwinter, who will look at how to support long-term, sustainable economic growth and access to opportunity for all.

Allwinter's previous role saw him lead Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM) thoughts on innovation and the future of mobility and has worked across all modes and sectors in his consultancy career, including areas such as smart ticketing, rail freight, urban deliveries and active travel network planning.

The final presentation before the Q&A opens will be from Dr Jo Dally, BP city partnerships director for BP Advanced Mobility, on how fleets are shaping the future of transport.

Dally's role focuses on developing partnerships with cities and their networks to respond to new and disruptive trends in mobility.

Before joining BP, she held various roles that had technology and innovation at their core.

Most recently she Dally was head of policy at the Royal Society, where she was responsible for policy portfolios ranging from Research Culture to the UK’s Exit from the EU. Before this, she worked in the Civil Service. Her roles included Deputy Director for Horizon Scanning and Emerging Technologies, Head of Innovation in the Government Office of Science, leading a Nuclear Security team in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and as Private Secretary to the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser.

  • For more Smart Transport content you can also register your interest for the Smart Transport Conference on the 15th September 2020. If you or your business want to support a Smart Transport webinar on a topic critical to our audience of senior public and private sector stakeholders, email [email protected] to find out what opportunities we can offer you.

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