2018 Seminar Programme

The aim of the 2018 CPD accredited conference programme was to increase insight and knowledge across a number of areas including highway maintenance, traffic management, ITS and road safety, as well as help lay the foundation for more efficient and effective working on the network.


 Day One: Wednesday 27th June 2018

Welcome and introduction from the chair
Martin Duffy, Collaboration and Improvement Director, Kier

Developing technology to change the way we manage our road networks
Steve Berry OBE, Head of Local Roads, Innovation, Resilience, Light Rail and Cableways, Department for Transport (DfT)

Using technology to help support local roads
Neil Gibson, Association of Directors of Environment, Planning & Transport (ADEPT) and Executive Director, Transport, Economy and Environment, Buckinghamshire County Council

How technology is driving change on the road network
Paul Wilson, Network Technology Director, Kier Services

Mobility as a service: overcoming the first and last mile challenge
Richard Harris, Director - Europe, HMI Technologies

The fundamental principles of passive safety
Ian McDonald, National Sales Manager, Pole Products

Highways England's Innovation Journey
Paul Doney, Innovation and Continuous Improvement Director, Highways England

Innovation in the road markings sector
Wayne Johnston, Managing Director, WJ Group

Capitalising on the technology revolution to drive the network forward
Brian Johns, Managing Director, Connect Plus Services

Co-operative ITS service deployment: The challenges and opportunities
Lee street, Director of Technology services, AECOM Transportation Europe


Day Two: Thursday 28th June 2018

Welcome and introduction from the chair
Dominic Browne, Editor, Highways magazine

Updates to the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB): unlocking innovation in road surface maintenance
Howard Robinson, Chief Executive, Road Surface Treatments Associations (RSTA)

Building Information Modelling - a business process to reduce whole life costs of infrastructure assets
Will Baron, Association for Road Traffic Safety and Management (ARTSM)

Road Safety Foundation sessions: The Safer Roads Fund
Chair: Suzy Charman, Executive Director, Road Safety Foundation

The future of benchmarking and managing performance in the highways sector
Simon Wilson, Director, Proving Services

Signal phasing and timing to in-vehicle communications
Steve Gooding, Director, RAC Foundation

ITS (UK) and IHE sessions: training, CPD and qualifications at all stages of a transport technology career
Jennie Martin, Secretary General, ITS (UK) and Richard Hayes, Chief Executive, IHE

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