Nick Illsley: Feedback from WDYTYG

Even an analogue person like me can be fascinated by the new multi-channel, user-generated, community-based, digital world that is appearing all around. The session prompted far more questions than answers for me (which is great) and on my return to the office I asked my team to think about how we should use Twitter, Social Networking and User-generated content to chart a course for TD into the brave new world!

In addition I made lots of new contacts and discussed a number of exiting collaborations, if just one comes off it will repay my time in Newcastle ten-fold.

WDYTYG Session 4 – Pre-aperitif Discussion

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WDYTYG Session 3 – Responses to Session 2

Three sections to this updated post:

  • Session Agenda
  • Presentations
  • Replay of Live blog

Session Agenda

  • 15:00:   Session 3 – Responses to Session 2
    • Privacy and identity – Conn Crawford, Sunderland City Council
    • Transport Futures – Mick Pierson, Central Government (IT and Transport)
    • Open discussion – all attendees

Presentations

Not sure if either Conn nor Mick had a presentation…

Live Blog

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WDYTYG Session 2 – Building Blocks of the Digital Economy

Three sections to this updated post:

  • Session Agenda
  • Presentations
  • Replay of Live blog

Session Agenda

  • 13:15:   Session 2 – Building Blocks of the Digital Economy, Chair – Jennie Borg, Detica
  • This has been divided into 3 broad sessions, each speaker has 5 minutes to stun the audience, following which the audience can fire questions back.
    • Block 1: “Geet loadsa data” (Managing large datasets)
      • Changing the Transport Datascape – John Polak, Imperial College London
      • Transport Observatory – Margaret Bell, Newcastle University
    • Block 2: “Dee it yersel’ ” (User Generated Content)
      • Word of Mouth Influences – Caroline Bartle, UWE
      • Maintaining Commercial Reputation Online – Helen Mathews, Nexus
      • Social Media – Mike Parker, Orangebus
    • Block 3: “Whorr we Gannin’?!” (Pedestrian Localisation, Navigation and Tracking)
      • Indoor/Outdoor navigation – Chris Kray, Culture Lab, Newcastle University
      • Vulnerable user tracking – Ray Sherrington, Digital Challenge, Sunderland City Council
  • 14:30:   Highlights of activities on digital and analogue blogs

Presentations

Helen Matthews

Mike Parker

Chris Kray

Live Blog

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WDYTYG Session 1 – Directions of Travel

Three sections to this updated post:

  • Session Agenda
  • Presentations
  • Replay of Live blog

Session Agenda

  • 10:30:   Housekeeping – Hannah Bryan, Newcastle University
  • 10:35:   Welcome to Hoults Yard – Charlie Hoult
  • 10:40:   Introduction to the day – Phil Blythe, Newcastle University
  • 10:45:   Introduction to SIMM – John Polak, Imperial College London
  • 10:50: Live Blog and Tweets during the event – Justin Souter, Souter Consultancy
  • 10:55:   Session 1 – Directions of Travel, Chair – Eric Sampson, ITS (UK)
    • Digital Transport – Nick Illsley, Chief Executive, Transport Direct
    • Digital Economy – James Burke, lovle Ltd
    • How far can you go? The Twitch-Hiker’s tale – Paul Smith
  • 11:55:   Open debate on Session 1
  • 12:25:   First review of activities on digital and analogue blogs

Presentations

Justin Souter

Nick Illsley

James Burke

Live Blog

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Digital Transport conference Social Media set-up

Hello everyone

I’m publishing this to help manage expectations in relation to any user-generated content you might like to publish in relation to Thursday’s event.

These are my thoughts, but your feedback is very welcome.

Twitter

  1. Please could you use the hashtag #wdytyg, and start using this hashtag in relation to the conference from now on? Thanks.
  2. We’ll try to monitor this during the day to get your feedback & questions for speakers

Video

  1. Suggested platform is YouTube, and the account is this
  2. Please also consider adding your video to the Digital Transport group.
  3. Tag your video with ‘wdytyg’ plz

Photos

  1. I’d like to propose Flickr as the photo platform
  2. I’ve created the account Digital Transport
  3. And the Flickr Group
    1. It would be great if you could add your photos to this 😀
  4. Tag your photies with ‘wdytyg’ plz

Blogs

  1. Tag with ‘wdytyg’ plz

Cover It Live

  1. I intend to be use Cover It Live on this blog to record the sessions
  2. But if you would like to interact with the live coverage on the day, please check out this blog post, from which you’ll be able to use the CIL tool.
    1. Each session should be a separate post.

Podcasts etc.

  1. I don’t really know of a podcast platform, but please tag with ‘wdytyg’ if you do create one 😉

Wireless

  1. I’m told there will be wireless broadband available, although I’m not sure of the setup.

Anything I’ve missed?

  1. Please check out User Voice. I should have thought we will publish the presentations via Slideshare
  2. Power sockets
    1. I need to ask about this, so you can recharge etc.

p.s. apologies for any wonky formatting… :$

Introducing…the Analogue blog!

What are each of these elements?

What are each of these elements?

On the day we will be asking people to play around with post-it notes. The diagram shows all the things we want to gather ideas around: what we have now – transport’s big challenges, ‘Transport NOW’, and the digital economy, ‘Enabling Technologies’; what we will have in the future, ‘Transport FUTURE’; and the X-factor that will get us there, ‘Black Box’. Please post your thoughts or save them up so you can bring them with you and get busy with the post-its.