Interchange: Moving Thinking Forward

Leading debate on the future of cities, transport and infrastructure

Interchange is a thought leadership initiative facilitated by London Transport Museum in partnership with Gowling WLG and Thales. The Interchange agenda builds upon the Museum’s role as a platform for debate and creativity for the wider transport industry. Topics are based on the most relevant subjects affecting business today. These include smart cities, sustainable logistics, road pricing, autonomous vehicles, infrastructure investment, and the promotion of engineering as a career choice.

Why attend?

  • Our contemporary programme evolves as the transport industry grows and changes; by us keep our finger on the pulse to ensure we are discussing the right issues at the right time.
  • We deliver a programme of lively, thought-provoking and informed discussions and debates for leading thinkers and decision-makers to consider the challenges and opportunities facing cities, transport and infrastructure, today and tomorrow.
  • These invite-only events are a benefit of Corporate Membership of London Transport Museum and are attended by senior decision-makers from across the transport industry


Transport Hub SRethinking Smart Futures Report Launch

Focused on people, enabled by transport, powered by technology

Date: Tuesday 12 March 2019
Time: 07:45 to 09:50
Venue: London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB
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As the influence of digital technologies on our lives continues to grow, our cities are at a crossroads. The aspiration of tailored and responsive services for people is now within our grasp, however it still remains unclear how to make it a reality for everyone. 

Over the course of 2018, the Interchange programme at London Transport Museum, in collaboration with PwC, Gowling WLG and Thales UK, sought to drive a conversation around some of these issues and to focus attention on the speed and complexity of the changes occurring in the sector. Read more about the 2018 events here. Join us on 12 March as we launch the resulting report which aims to reflect on these conversations and present some of the views that emerged.

Email [email protected] to book your place to attend the event

Our panel

Chair: Evan Davis, Presenter, BBC
Evan is the main presenter of the BBC 2 current affairs show Newsnight. Before taking up that role in September 2014, he was a presenter of the Today programme on BBC Radio 4. He is also well-known as the presenter of Dragons Den. And on Radio 4, he hosts a weekly business discussion programme, The Bottom Line. Prior to the Today programme, he was the Economics Editor of the BBC, the most senior economics reporter in the corporation. He has made several BBC documentaries, including the influential two-part 2014 series Mind the Gap which explored the economic disparities between London and the regions.

Keynote: Richard Bruce, Director of Energy, Technology and Innovation, Department for Transport
Richard is Director of Energy, Technology and Innovation (ETI) at the UK’s Department for Transport. He leads on policy to move the nation’s road transport onto more sustainable footing, maximising the economic opportunities for the UK from the move into future mobility. His teams direct and deliver UK-wide policies and programmes worth around £1bn on low and ultra-low emission vehicles, low carbon fuels, air quality, putting innovative new technology on the roads, overseeing related government R&D expenditure and international negotiation of regulations on vehicle safety and emissions; with a current focus on creating an attractive regulatory and R&D environment for connected and automated vehicle technology in the UK and on making the UK the best place in the world to do transport digitally.

Shashi Verma, Director of Strategy and Chief Technology Officer, TfL
Shashi Verma has been responsible for the operation of TfL’s revenue collection system including Oyster card, the largest smartcard-based ticketing system in the world; and, advising the Mayor of London on fares and ticketing policy. Shashi has led the development of contactless payments and implemented this successfully on TfL’s systems. He has developed capability for technology development and globally leading innovation in a public sector organisation.

Laura Shoaf, Managing Director, Transport for the West Midlands
Laura Shoaf is the Managing Director of Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) which is the transport arm of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). Laura has more than 25 years international experience in delivering integrated economic and spatial regeneration and is the first woman in England to lead a strategic transport authority.

Zoe Green, Urban Planning & Development Manager, PwC
Zoe Green advises on place-based growth, urban planning and spatial analytics at PwC. Working closely with government, private sector and multilaterals across 15+ countries (UK, Middle East, Europe, Central Asia, South America and Africa), she has provided strategic and spatial planning advice on urban economic and sustainable development.

Karla Jakeman, Innovation Lead for Connected Transport and Communications, Innovate UK
Karla Jakeman is the innovation lead for mobility, part of the future mobility area in the manufacturing, materials and mobility sector at Innovate UK. She seeks solutions that use innovative technologies to leverage smarter, greener and more sustainable future mobility systems for the efficient movement of people and goods around the world.

Join the conversation….

Follow the conversation @LTMInterchangeand use the hashtags #OurSmartFutures #SmartCities #SmartUK

With thanks to our Interchange sponsors

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Contact us

Thought Leadership is a programme organised exclusively for Museum Corporate Members and is invitation-only. If you would like to attend one of our events, and are interested in becoming a corporate member, please contact:

Development Team
Tel: +44 (0)20 7565 7451 
Email: [email protected]

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