Leadership Development for Sustainable Action, Ambleside, UK, 3-6 Dec 2018

Leadership Development – a short course in a great place with good people University of Cumbria, Ambleside: December 3-6 2018, intensive, revitalising CPD!

Love learning in great places with good people? We think you’ll love this intensive, immersive and transformative excursion into the realms of Leadership Development too. Whether you’re a ‘leader-in-the-making’ or working to develop others leadership potential, this short course will challenge, stimulate and, if you’re up for it, generate new thinking and practice.

We mix it up with a blend of input and experiential hands-on activities facilitated and steered by professionals, leaders and experts from a range of sectors. Our aim is to grow skills and know-how on leadership and its development. We’ll work together to develop our critical understanding of what leadership development means in different contexts, how it emerged, the influence of different fields, thinkers and practice and how building this solid foundation could influence and support the develop of practice.

What you should expect to achieve during the course:

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Polis Annual Conference, Manchester, 22-23 November 2018

TravelSpirit will be at the annual Polis Conference in Manchester, UK on November 22nd and 23rd.
It’s great to see that TravelSpirit founding member, Transport for Greater Manchester, has been given the honour of heading this international organisation for the next two years and that the annual conference has come to the UK.
As we did last year, we will be speaking again at the conference this year.
Giles Bailey, our CEO, will be presenting our joint paper  with Mohamed Hegazy from the consultancy and community group Transport for Cairo in Egypt.
Our talk this year will focus on creating an open eco-system of data on the critical informal transport sector in Cairo and how this has allowed greater transparency in understanding the transport needs of this growing metropolis in an emerging economy.

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Stimulating Transport Innovation in Local Authorities, Coventry, UK, 21st November 2018

On Wednesday, November 21st, Giles Bailey, CEO of TravelSpirit Foundation, will be speaking at the “Stimulating transport innovation through capacity building in small and medium local authorities – SUITS” conference in Coventry, England.

The conference has been organised by TravelSpirit affiliated member Transport for the West Midlands  and is part of a European Union’s Civitas programme.

Throughout the day speakers from across the Europe will be speaking on various aspects of this topic and comparing UK and other experiences including from councils, government and academia. Giles will be concentrating on the issues of creating an open framework and its benefits and challenges.

Autonomy Conference, Paris, France

TravelSpirit will be hosting a session on the morning of Friday, October 19th at the Autonomy Conference in Paris, France 
Autonomy is a annual global conference concentrating on new mobility trends and issues including MaaS and brings together speakers and exhibitors from across France as well as the wider world. Having attended last year, this year TravelSpirit we will be hosting an interactive session on  the morning of Friday, October 19th looking at the work of the Foundation, the need for openness in city thinking, our progress on developing an Openness Index/ MaaS Maturity Index and the role that these kinds of indices can play in championing good practice in cities around the world. Please join us!

BMW Group and Daimler AG join forces to deliver MaaS at scale

Stuttgart/Munich. The BMW Group and Daimler AG plan to locate the headquarters of their proposed global mobility company in Berlin. The two partners are purposely seeking to establish this innovative mobility services provider outside of their respective Group structures in the dynamic environment of Germany’s capital city. At the same time, the globally positioned joint venture will maintain its international presence as a success factor.

“Our vision is to create a major global player for seamless and intelligent connected mobility services together. As a hub for creativity and innovation, Berlin is exactly the right location for our plans,” according to Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz Cars.

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TravelSpirit calls on government to learn from Mobike failure and support open collaboration in transport

In its submission to the UK government’s call for evidence surrounding the Future Mobility Grand Challenge, the TravelSpirit Foundation called on the UK government to promote the adoption of open source technologies, including blockchain, and open collaboration. This will support an inclusive future mobility and avoid the kind of market failures that leave communities marginalised and without the transport they need to prosper.

TravelSpirit Chair, Si Ho, said:

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Oral Evidence: UK Transport Committee Inquiry into Mobility as a Service

Click here for full transcript and to watch the session on video.

This was a 2 hour engaging dialogue between the Transport Committee and expert panel members, Paul Campion, Chief Executive, Transport Systems Catapult, Si Ho, Global Chair of the TravelSpirit Foundation, Professor Maria Kamargianni, Head of Urban and Energy Lab, UCL Energy Institute and TravelSpirit UK Board member, and Piia Karjalainen, Senior Manager, MaaS Alliance. The session was chaired by Lilian Greenwood MP for Nottingham, supported by commitee members Paul Girvan MP for County Antrim, Graham Morris MP for Easington, Luke Pollard MP for Plymouth, Graham Stringer MP for Greater Manchester and Iain Stewart MP for Milton Keynes.

The oral evidence covered definitions of MaaS, comparisons with the activities of tech companies such as Uber and Google, what economic and environmental benefits it could bring to the UK, barriers to implementation and the differences between a open and closed MaaS system, what role central government could/should play and to what extent MaaS was relevant outside the London capital and the potential for unintended consequences, including exclusion of vulnerable groups. TravelSpirit championed the role of government to leading on a new “Open Mobility” framework that focussed on interoperability and customer data portability and to consider on the positive benefits MaaS could bring to young people and air quality issues in the UK regions outside of London.

Whitepaper 6: TSio Protocol: The Internet of Mobility

Integrated, seamless, secure and roaming mobility infrastructure for connected people and cars.

This Paper anticipates an emerging trend for integration of transport services, representing a $1 trillion per annum market concept called Mobility as a Service (MaaS). Rather than having to locate, book, and pay for each mode of transportation separately, MaaS will enable seamless planning, booking and itinerary management of door-to-door trips, wherever in the world you are.

It argues that services will remain constrained and delivered in silos, without a common rule set and governing framework. This framework will be implemented in a common machine-readable schema, with accompanying behavioural guidance, to govern interoperability between transport modes and across regional and international borders – the Internet of Mobility. It then proposes such a framework and advocates the development of TSio Protocol as a first step, by delivering seamless, secure and roaming global mobility account infrastructure for consumers and vehicles, using Blockchain & IoT technologies.

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