On 18 and 19 April, Sydney will see some of the leaders of transport innovation come together to discuss the future of transportation in New South Wales, Australia. Among them, and starting the conference off, will be Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
The aim of the Future Transport Summit is to find better transport solutions for the region, asking for answers to the question “what would you do next, using technology to deliver better outcomes?”.
“The summit is a way to start thinking about how we’re going to get people in towns and cities across NSW from point A to point B using the latest advances in technology from around the world.”, says Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance (source). He adds they’re looking for “the best ideas on the planet”. This made sending an invite to SkedGo an obvious choice.
SkedGo already leads the way with their true multi-modal technology behind an award-winning suite of trip planning apps. After recently winning a global competition to provide technology for the upcoming Summer Olympics, the app RioGo will help the estimated half a million people descending on Rio de Janeiro plan their itineraries. Next stop is Finland, where a trial to incorporate Mobility as a Service (Maas) is in the making, with SkedGo as a leading technology partner.
The best ideas from the summit will be incorporated into the direction of future transport in NSW. But it doesn’t stop there. The summit kicks off the government’s future transport programme which invites stakeholders and community to participate in shaping NSW’s future transportation. The programme also includes online engagement and a youth summit to encourage a broad base of public opinion, as well as regular forums. Key focus areas are Big Data, Open Data, Internet of Things, Automated Vehicles, Disruptive Tech and Customer Service.
The team at SkedGo are very much looking forward to being part of this exciting summit, to hearing and contributing to innovative ideas and helping to improve transport in NSW.
Jayen Ashar, SkedGo’s self-declared “army knife”, algorithm developer and systems administration guru, will join the fun and discuss with thought leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs and futurists.
Are you heading to the summit? Jayen would be excited to meet you! Leave a comment below and he’ll keep an eye out for you.