The first Sir Henry Royce Memorial Lecture was organised in 1992 by the Institution of Incorporated Engineers, in association with the Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation.
The lecture is given by a distinguished speaker in the field of transport who has done much to perpetuate Sir Henry Royce's engineering philosophy â€“ the pursuit of excellence. The IET is proud to continue these lectures.
29 April 2010 Transport channel
Economic difficulties notwithstanding, and in common with many other countries, growing UK demand for transportation is putting intolerable pressure on an already highly stressed transport network. Strict capital constraints will continue to restrict new infrastructure investment, underlining the importance of evolving smarter and more intelligent solutions.
A new generation of such solutions is being enabled by embedding and interconnecting millions of intelligent devices in transport infrastructure, vehicles, the built environment and personal communication products. By using powerful analytics to harvest the real time information gathered in this way, transport network services can be optimised and travellers kept better informed.
The presentation will review leading global Smarter Transport practice and potential, paying particular attention to UK opportunities.
Jamie has 20 years experience in the strategic development, design and implementation of complex transportation projects, initially as a civil engineer on major road and rail infrastructure projects and over the last 9 years on intelligent transport systems projects.
He leads IBM's Intelligent Transport Systems team globally, which is a key part of IBM's Smarter Planet strategy, focusing on projects and services such as road user charging (Stockholm and London Congestion Charging schemes and Queensland Motorway's open road tolling project); Integrated Farecard management systems (Singapore, Dubai and Dublin); and Transport Information Management solutions.
He has recently published a paper on "Intelligent Transport - How cities can improve mobility", which includes an analysis of the challenges facing cities in optimising multi-modal transport services and a framework to assess the relative maturity of how Cities execute Intelligent Transport projects and services.