Intelligent Mobility, Intelligent Cities

  • Monday02Oct 2017

    ** This is a past event **

    Explore the promise of in-car technology, the connectivity needed to support that, and the implications of connected mobility for cities.

Explore the promise of in-car technology, the connectivity needed to support that, and the implications of connected mobility for cities.

Scarcely a week goes by without an auto brand or a technology company announcing a new milestone in the progression towards commercial availability of vehicles which could safely navigate - without driver intervention – the urban environment as well as the highway.

Companies are betting big money on an autonomous future with auto brands increasingly buying into car-focussed tech start-ups.

This future of self-driving vehicles will revolutionise how we move people and things, with “Mobility as a Service” offering new ways to travel bringing those currently excluded from driving into the market. Coupled with a trend towards the sharing economywill we find the notion of a car having a “registered keeper” be consigned to history?

Intelligent mobility doesn’t just mean ‘smarter’ cars it also means a smarter way of running them. China, the world’s largest auto market, has joined France and the UK in announcing an end to the sale of new fossil-fuel powered vehicles. More and more auto brands are announcing when they will offer electric versions of each of their models, if not an all-electric line up.

A range of countries have already launched initiatives to improve access to public charging, and the EU is considering regulations requiring all new dwellings to have access to an EV -charging-point. Will the technology deliver as quickly as promised?

Will roads have the necessary supporting connectivity?

What might all of this mean for society and how will our cities adapt? What must our electricity network look like to be up to the challenge? And how do we ensure sufficient flexibility to match the twists and turns of unpredictable future?

Join us on Monday 2 October from 9:00 - 13:30, followed by a networking lunch, to discuss all of these issues.


9:15- 9:20 - Chairman’s Opening Remarks

9:20 - 9:50 - Accelerating the Race to AI Cars - Tom Westendorp, Business Development Manager Autonomous Driving, NVIDIA

9:50 - 10:05 - Conigital's Vision of the CAV Market Place - Monique Seth, Founding Partner, Conigital

10:05 - 10:25 - Connectivity Challenges for CAVs - Nanda Menon, Director – Corporate Development, Athonet Group

10:25 - 10:45 - Role of Satellite Technology in Supporting Connectivity to Vehicles - Mohaned Juwad, Senior Manager - Spectrum Policy, Intelsat

10:45 - 11:05 - Cyber-Physical Security Aspects of Connected Autonomous Vehicles - Prof Rafal Zbikowski, Professor of Control Engineering, Cranfield University

Coffee Break

11:20 - 11:40 - Independent infrastructure investment in fibre-connected small cells - Alastair Davidson, Strategy Director, Wireless Infrastructure Group

11:40 - 12:00 - Fully Charged: UKPN’s role in getting EVs moving - Ian Cameron, Head of Innovation, UK Power Networks

12:00 - 12:25 - Connected and autonomous vehicles: unlocking the opportunities - David Wong, Senior Technology and Innovation Manager, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)

12:25 - 12:50 - Driving new mobility business models - Warwick Goodall, Director, Deloitte

12:50 - 13:25 - Panel session: The implications for cities & society of intelligent mobility

Moderator: Julian McGougan, techUK


  • Dr Ron Oren, Principal Strategy Analyst, Transport Systems Catapult
  • Tim Stonor, Managing Director, Space Syntax
  • Daniel Ruiz, Chair, Transport Technology Forum

13:25-13:30 - Chairman’s Closing Remarks

Networking Lunch

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