Programme - Imagine Festival


Day One
Registration & Exhibition: 8:45 to 9:45
Compere: Jason Bradbury
Welcome 10:00 to 10:10: Mark Ruddy, CEO (interim), Transport Systems Catapult
Keynote, 10:10 to 11:10: How technology trends are impacting the movement of goods and people

Paul Campion, Director, IBM

Jeni Tennison, CEO, Open Data Institute (ODI)

Dr David Lawrence. Research Fellow and curator for the London Transport Museum

Professor Dale Harrow, Head of Design, Royal College of Art


11:10 to 11:40 Coffee, Networking & Comfort break
11:40 to 12:40 How Virtual Reality can and will transform transport

James Watson, Global Client Director, Imagination

Martin Pett, Principal Technologist, Transport Systems Catapult

Vin Sumner, CEO, Clicks and Links


Lunch, Exhibition & Networking: 12:40 to 14:10
14:10 to 15:10: Drones, UAV’s & UUV’s – unlocking the air & sea

Mark Westwood, Technical Director, Transport Systems Catapult

John Laughlin, Senior Advisor, Nesta

Commander Peter Pipkin, Royal Navy


15:10 to 15:40 Coffee, networking & comfort break
15:40 to 16:50: Milton Keynes is 50 years old, How will Intelligent Mobility & Innovation transform transport in 50 years time

Geoff Snelson, Director of Strategy and Futures, Milton Keynes Council

Philippa Oldham, Head of Transport & Manufacturing, ImechE

Matt Cooper-Wright, Senior Design lead, IDEO

Sofia Taborda, Head of Accounts & New Business, Future Cities Catapult


Closing remarks, 16:50 to 17:00  compere
Exhibition, buffet & drinks reception 17:00 to 20:00


Day Two
Registration & Exhibition: 9:00 to 9:45
Welcome, 10:00 to 10:05: Mark Ruddy, CEO (Interim), Transport Systems Catapult
10:05 to 11:10: How and why Mobility as a Service will transform the way people travel

James Datson, MaaS Lead, Transport Systems Catapult

Laura Shoaf, Managing Director Transport for West Midlands

Andy Taylor, Strategy Director, Cubic


11:10 to 11:40 Coffee, networking & Comfort break
11:40 to 12:45: How Intelligent Mobility & Innovation will assist mobility impaired people 

Robin Spinks, Senior Strategy Manager, RNIB

Mike Shebanek, Senior Director, Accessibility, Yahoo

Jarnail Chudge, User Experience Architect, Microsoft


Lunch & Exhibition: 12:45 to 13:45
13:45 to 15:15: Why data is the new transport oil – the importance of data in transport innovation

Som Mukherjee, Principal Technologist, Transport Systems Catapult

Robert Wilkinson, Business Development Director, 02

Laurence Oakes-Ash, CEO, City Science

Robin North, CEO,  Immense Simulations

Guy Melamed, CPO & Head of Strategic Partnerships, Green Road


Closing remarks, 15:15 to 15:25