Connected vehicles - the ultimate IoT sensor?

Brought to you by The Automotive & Transport Group

As connected vehicles start to enter the mainstream markets it’s time to consider the bigger picture here – namely the big data picture.

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Connected vehicles not only generate huge amounts of their own data – such as engine performance, wear indicators and travel history but they can also be considered as mobile Internet of Things sensors collectively travelling the length and breadth of nations gathering gigabytes of data. Join us in this thought provoking SIG event, hosted by Digital Greenwich, as city, road and network operators, vehicle manufacturers and internet giants position themselves to exert some control on this battleground.

With the increasing range of sensors being fitted to vehicles such data can include video of the immediate surroundings, local weather, environmental and traffic conditions, road wear detection and much more. In fact it doesn’t take much imagination to see how vehicles could become mainstream sensors for many sectors – road and parking operators, city authorities to name but a few – potentially reducing the need for such organisation to deploy their own infrastructure.

But who owns the data generated by your car? You probably think you do, the vehicle manufacturer probably thinks they do and possibly some of the vehicle sub-system providers think they own some of the data. So such individual and crowd sourced capabilities raise many questions - what can such data be used for? By whom and in what market structure? This also poses fundamental questions - who owns the data, who gains from the monetisation of such data and who has the data privacy oversight? This is a complex and controversial topic with different sectors and companies all staking their claims.

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Hosted by Digital Greenwich

Digital Greenwich develops and delivers smart city strategy for the Royal Borough of Greenwich, one of 32 London Boroughs.

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Registration and networking with refreshments


Introduction to Automotive and Transport SIG from Andrew Ashby


The connected car and industry 4.0 – opportunities and challenges: Alec McCullie, Head of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, KPMG LLP

Digitisation in manufacturing will combine machine learning, connectivity and real time data to drive new levels of productivity and efficiency across value chains. If the car is becoming ‘the ultimate mobile device’, how will this connectivity impact manufacturing? What are some of the opportunities for industry, and the barriers ahead?




UK Smart Mobility Living Lab - connected and automated vehicles operating in Greenwich: Professor Nick Reed, Academy Director, TRL

In this presentation, a number of the automated vehicle projects being undertaken in the Royal Borough of Greenwich will be described and how they have been brought together by TRL under the umbrella of the UK Smart Mobility Living Lab. The rationale for this will be explained, circling back to the potential role for the connected vehicle as an IOT sensor.




Refreshments and networking


Connected vehicles - nearer than you think!: Andy Graham, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Consultant, White Willow Consulting

Andy will show that connection to vehicles and the use of data from them is happening today, and with use cases that are far more than just better sat nav. He will also argue the need for better links between roads operators and data providers to seize the potential of IOT.




Connected Vehicles and the ins and outs of IoT: Iain Davidson, Product Marketing Manager, Arkessa

Cares and Mass Transit systems are an essential part of our daily lives. We are all affected even if we are commuting daily. In this session we will explore how IoT tech and business models could benefit the Connected Vehicle, space and likewise how vehicle sensor data can be used to help create cleaner, safer and healthier economy.




Panel session with all speakers chaired by SIG Champion, John Okas, Real Wireless


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Iain Davidson - Head of Channel Enablement, Arkessa

In a career spanning 20 years with BAE SYSTEMS, Motorola, Freescale & Arkessa, Iain has worked in a number of roles from hardware/firmware design, systems integration, IoT Business Development and Marketing. He is on the lookout for compelling new IoT devices/applications and especially a creative business model approach which can simplify adoption and scale. Currently, Iain runs Marketing at Arkessa.

Andy Graham - Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Consultant, White Willow Consulting

Alec McCullie - Head of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, KPMG

Nick Reed - Academy Director, TRL

SIG Champions

Andre Burgess - Strategic Business Development, Digital, National Physical Laboratory

NPL’s nominated SIG Champion, Andre Burgess runs Strategic partnerships for the Digital Sector at NPL where he is also leading on its activities in CAV R&D as well as the development of new testing infrastructure for future integrated communications networks.  Andre has a long experience in product and service innovation in the TMT sector, including NTL (now Virgin Media) and Three.  He subsequently established a successful business designing and deploying disruptive digital end user products and services.  More recently he turned his focus on the energy and environment sector, working with distributed generators, housing providers and local authorities, to develop innovative data centric services to optimise localised energy generation and affordable smart home services.  With a mission to ensure data can be trusted and shared openly in the future, he joined NPL in 2017.

Tom Jellicoe - Autonomous Driving Lead, TTP plc

Dr. Tom Jellicoe leads the autonomous driving team at TTP, Europe’s largest independent deep tech consultancy. TTP work with ambitious clients to invent, design and develop disruptive products based on advances in science and engineering. Tom’s team develop enabling technologies for the sensors on autonomous vehicles include lidar, vision systems and thermal cameras. Tom has a Ph.D. in Optoelectronics from the University of Cambridge.

John Okas - CCO, Real Wireless

John has worked in wireless and telecommunications throughout his career. Initially with Motorola and Racal in engineering and product marketing roles. He was a founding director of NTL (now Arqiva), initially as Business Development Director building and managing the complete commercial organisation. He also managed the R&D Group which developed one of the first commercially available MPEG video compression systems. Then as Managing Director - Telecommunications he was responsible for growing NTL's wireless business and entering the fixed telecommunications and satellite services markets. Moving to Pell Frischmann the consulting engineers, he started a telecommunications business and was involved in several large transportation projects including the Highways Agency's NRTS Project which updated the motorway communication systems. Currently he operates as an independent consultant covering technical, commercial and product strategies. He works with other consultancies including Real Wireless, the independent wireless experts, who develop strategy, policy and practical solutions. John has a close interest in the IoT/M2M market within the transport sector; he worked with the Weightless SIG at its formation to help identify market requirements.

Tom Robinson - Technical Director, Conigital

Tom has a background in software engineering and worked in the automotive industry for over 20 years, during this time Tom has held responsibility for business units at several world leading automotive consultancies including Pi Technology, Ricardo and Applus IDIADA.

For 6 years Tom supported InnovITS (UK Centre of Excellence for Tranport Telematics and Sustainable Mobility) as a non-executive director to help promote the establishment of UK ITS capability. He has championed and directed a number of innovation programmes in the ITS including the Innovate UK MuCCA, EU SARTRE, InnovITS FaCITS, and TSB ERTOC projects. Tom is currently working at Conigital Ltd as an Associate Director helping drive the future towards CAV.

Nigel Wall - Director, Climate Associates

Nigel has been involved with connected vehicle research since 1992 when he led BT’s mobile data research team – initially using modems on first generation analogue TACS mobile phones! Since 2001 he has worked an independent complex-systems engineer, with a primary specialism in connected vehicles. For the last seven years he has acted as the Monitoring Officer for twelve of the Connected and Autonomous Vehicle research projects supported by Innovate UK and the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. These projects included Gateway, Venturer, UK Autodrive, MOVE UK, INSIGHT, Flourish and UK Cite. During this period he has not offered CAV-related consultancy services to other companies to avoid any potential conflict of interest. As these Innovate UK projects have now completed, he is now returning to offer traditional consultancy services to organisations that need to pragmatic advice on developing market share in this exciting market.

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Digital Greenwich, 6 Mitre Passage, Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 0ER

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