As the public transportation industry continues to evolve, leaders in the transit space are preparing to convene at Transport Ticketing Global 2018 to share ideas and innovations, as well as participate in in-depth debates as they strive towards achieving a common global vision for a faster, easier and more efficient transit system for riders and operators alike.
Opening its doors at London's Old Billingsgate on 23 January, TT Global promises a packed agenda focusing on transport ticketing and fare collection, smart cities and real-time information systems. High-profile speakers and thought leaders will converge on the TT stage for two days to address the challenges faced by the industry head-on.
Vix is thrilled to have a strong presence at TT Global, with senior leaders from our team sharing their inspirational insights during keynote, speaker and panel sessions.
Aaron Ross, Managing Director Europe & Africa, said: 'TT Global is a key event in the calendar for transit agencies, solution providers, government entities and transport trade media to attend. It provides an ideal platform to connect and engage with crucial decision makers, and explore opportunities for future collaboration that will help us realise our vision of a abetter customer journey for all.
'Building on the momentum of our latest initiatives and successful partnerships, we are proud to be sponsors of this event. Our team will be out in full force, sharing our current and future outlook for the industry, alongside inspired ideas and solid case studies.'
Aaron Ross, Managing Director Europe & Africa
Smart Transport Dragons' Den, 23 January, 16:20-17:00, Platform One
In line with Vix's commitment to innovation, we are delighted to announce that Aaron has been selected to appear as one of this year's judges for the Smart Transport Dragons' Den, taking place on 23 January at 16:20 on Platform One.
Providing a handful of up-and-coming start-ups with the opportunity to pitch their product to the entire public transport sector, the Den is an exciting and energetic platform where innovators can shine in front of some of the industry's leading lights.
Aaron will be joined on the judging panel by Andrew Anderson, Head of Transformation Portfolio, Payments - Transport for London; Tanja Kufner, Managing Director - Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy; and Fiona Walshe, Head of Passenger Experience Policy - Department for Transport.
Keynote presentation, 23 January, 09:35-10:00, Platform One
In addition to judging Aaron will also deliver the event's keynote speech on 23 January at 09:35 on the state of the industry to date, setting the tone for an exciting two days.
Adrian Kelly, Chief Product Officer
Realising MaaS, 24 January, 11:00-11:20, Platform Three
Innovators of tomorrow will be integral to the delivery of solutions that will help transit agencies overcome the toughest of challenges, including the negative impact ride-sharing companies are having on ridership numbers. Tipped to be one of 2018's hottest debates, TT Global will provide an important platform for discussion and learning around the benefits of collaborative partnerships between transit agencies and ride-sharing companies, which could usher in fundamental changes to urban mobility as they work together to provide a better customer journey from the first to the last mile.
With this in mind, Vix's Chief Product Officer, Adrian Kelly, will share his insight on realising MaaS (Mobility as a Service), building on his session from last year and providing real practical advice for the industry to move forward during his talk on 24 January at 11:00.
Michael Hart, Director of Business Development
Panel Discussion: Future integration of mobility payments, 23 January, 12:35-13:00, Platform One
Competition from the ride-sharing space isn't the only aspect negatively affecting ridership: with passengers' needs for a frictionless, convenient experience on the rise, the subject of payments is a hot topic - and one which Vix's Director of Business Development, Michael Hart, will be discussing as part of the panel session on the 'Future integration of mobility payments'.
Delivering a better customer journey
Vix is leading the way in developing innovative solutions to an everyday occurrence: how to pay fares when boarding the bus or train, and be confident you are being charged the correct fare. Vix is passionate about helping transit agencies and operators provide a better journey for their customers, and we design advanced fare collection systems that offer a range of options to pay fares quickly and efficiently. Together with strategically selected partners, our technology provides a complete end-to-end solution for our customers around the world.
As platinum sponsor, Vix Technology will be prominently positioned on the TT Global show floor at stand A26, with a senior team of experts on hand to answer your questions. Pass by and find out how working with Vix Technology can help your business become part of the transportation evolution. To continue in-depth discussions, we'd be delighted to host you in our first floor VIP lounge.
Vix Technology partnered with the city of Cape Town in 2013 to provide the award-winning MyCiTi ticketing solution to replace paper tickets. Vix implemented an Open Payments system that enabled the use of bank-issued contactless credit cards for travel, providing access to people to previously did not have a bank account. The solution also helped alleviate daily travel delays for Cape Town’s commuters and allowed for fares to be paid in ways other than cash.