This summer has seen an influx of new organisations joining ITS (UK), while two Corporate Members have upgraded to Executive Status to take advantage of the extra benefits of being among the country’s elite intelligent mobility influencers.
Kier’s transport technology division and traffic compliance company Jenoptik are both now Executive Members which gives them, among other things, a place on the ITS (UK) ruling council, discounts for events and event priority.
These high-profile members are joined by a wide range of new companies who have taken up Corporate, SME or start-up membership.
- AppyParking – a Smart City kerbside management platform intended to “make parking forgettable”
- CZ Smart Mobility – an IT services firm promoting sustainable transport delivering mobile app design, AI and machine learning.
- Genyz Transport Solutions – a research and consultancy business for all aspects of transport
- GoSwift – a business offering a virtual queuing system for vehicles crossing EU borders and entering heavily congested ports
- H2H Marketing Services – providing marketing, communications, business development and bid support to SMEs, primarily in the transport industry
- Tech App – an independent consultancy established to provide quality advice to help clients deliver their infrastructure and transport and related programmes worldwide
ITS (UK) Secretary General Jennie Martin said, “We welcome our new members who can now take advantage of our excellent networking, knowledge sharing and PR opportunities. By being part of ITS (UK) they further help us deliver a powerful combined voice of the Industry, leading the conversation about intelligent mobility. These new members underline the key role our organisation has at this key time for transport in the UK.
“I am so pleased that Kier and Jenoptik have upgraded to Executive membership and know that their leaders’ knowledge and experience will be a great benefit to our organisation when they join our Council.”
What the new and upgraded members said:
Jenoptik Director Geoff Collins: “Moving up to Executive Membership is a great opportunity for Jenoptik to further influence and be involved with the future of ITS within the UK; representing one of the most innovative and forward-looking countries at a time when these technologies are becoming ever more important.”
Kier’s Network Technology Director Paul Wilson: “Our sponsorship of the ITS (UK) Summit last year in Bristol marked a step change in the industry’s understanding of Kier’s involvement in the transport technology industry, and it was an obvious next step to upgrade our membership.”
Dan Hubert, CEO and Founder at AppyParking: “Across the world ‘Smart City’ projects are underway to develop autonomous vehicle and intelligent mobility solutions to help save our cities from grinding to a standstill. By empowering local authorities with the tools that help them better manage and open up their kerbside, we’re helping them unlock the potential of their assets, whilst also laying the future foundations for intelligent mobility. Joining ITS (UK) will help us take our intelligent mobility mission forward and I’m very much looking forward to engaging with the membership.”
Gowdhaman Kandasamy, CZ Smart Mobility Founder and CEO: “The membership with ITS UK will help us stay updated with the latest technologies and trends in ITS, Smart Mobility sector and also help us position well in the international market. Living in India, I believe in having trusted and long-term business relationships with clients and believe my past experience working at ITS (UK) and TRL will help to build trusted business relationships.”
Debo Shopade CEng FCIHT FBCS, Managing Consultant at Genyz Transport Solutions: “While in a previous employment I was heavily involved in ITS UK and have benefitted from the organisation’s ability to brink experts together to make a positive impact within represented industries. Now as an independent, I look forward to contributing and playing an active role in advancing the ideals of the organisation while benefiting from all ITS UK has to offer.”
Mike Tiffin, Sales and Marketing at GoSwift: “Having studied the challenges of Heavy Goods Vehicle movements, Operation Stack in Kent and the potential bottlenecks and traffic congestion that could be caused post Brexit – GoSwift believes that the time is right to bring our experience to the UK and share through our many contacts in the ITS community. Having been a long time member of ITS Finland and instrumental in the start of ITS Estonia, it made sense to join ITS UK and interact with our ITS colleagues.”
Helen Blood, owner at H2H: “H2H Marketing Services is all about human2human interaction and as such a big part of what I do is connecting people who can help each other in the world of ITS. My goal is to continually develop my own knowledge and network to be able to inform others, connect people and share ideas. Being a member of ITS UK will help me to do these things and I look forward to getting involved in working groups and events and sharing ITS (UK) information through various communication channels.”
John Turner, Consultant at Tech App: “I had been involved with ITS (UK) whilst with my previous company and so recognise its benefits particularly in bring together key figures from across the industry and acting as a focus for key issues. I have found the forums to be particularly valuable and as an independent intend to play more of an active role in these than has previously proved possible. I have also found that ITS (UK) is supportive in providing introductions to overseas ITS organisations and believe that I can help project its image and interests overseas.”
To find out more about ITS (UK) membership go to https://its-uk.org.uk/its-uk-membership/