Neil Gellatly

Head of Transportation, Dundee City Council

Neil is currently the Head of Transportation at Dundee City Council. He graduated with Hons in Chemistry and Computing in 1994 and joined Tayside Regional Council as a Transport Assistant shortly thereafter. Neil has a wide range of experience gained in all sectors of local authority transport co-ordination working with Tayside Regional, Perth & Kinross and Dundee City Councils.

In recent years he was responsible for the delivery of major public transport related projects such as Bringing Confidence into Public Transport and SmartBus which delivered a 100% barrier free public transport infrastructure for the city. He has also managed travel behaviour change through measures which include lift sharing, staff travel planning and marketing initiatives.

Recent efforts have been targeted at ensuring Dundee’s successful Smarter Choices Smarter Places city status continues and Dundee is now leading on maximising the adoption and city benefits of Low Carbon Vehicle technologies and collaborative smart and sustainable city development working within Scotland, the UK and with European Cities.

David Beeton

Managing Director, Urban Foresight

David is founder and Managing Director of Urban Foresight. A strategist and engineer who is committed to making good things happen, David’s main focus is on strategies, technologies and business models to advance zero emission cities.

An experienced consultant and project manager, David has worked in a variety of industries delivering results for public and private sector clients around the world. This has invariably combined his twin passions of innovation and sustainable development, deploying creative solutions that will have a positive and enduring impact.

Since 2011 he has been Director of E-cosse, Transport Scotland’s public-private partnership to advance electric vehicles. He also leads an inter-governmental task force on business models for the International Energy Agency.

David holds a PhD in Technology Management from Cambridge University, two Masters degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering and an MBA. He is also a qualified PRINCE2 practitioner and has been inducted as a lifetime member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society for business excellence.

Paul Carroll

Performance & Improvement Manager Dundee City Council

Paul has over twenty years’ experience in the public sector working on policy, performance and strategy development work. He is currently working on the Corporate Performance and Improvement Systems and the Smart Future City agenda as well as focusing on the customer service developments that can come from applying lean and digital technology.

Paul chair’s the Digital Dundee Observatory, contributing to a successful corporate and economic development strategy that has twice resulted in Dundee being included in a list of the top seven global intelligent communities. He also leads a team developing the Dundee National Entitlement Card and the City Council’s website steering group.

Paul aspires to make public services that are modern, efficient and deliver a quality experience to all service users. He is committed to using creative and strategic approaches that involve people in their future design to do so.

Ed Craig

Head of Enterprise & Innovation, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

Ed is the Edinburgh Centre’s Head of Enterprise & Innovation, leading the Innovation and Business activities within the Centre with a specific focus on enabling the long term sustainability of the Centre and its activities. He also leads ECCI’s Smart Accelerator project, drawing on his expertise in funding and financing for carbon projects to help the SMEs and organisations involved in each.

Ed was previously Head of Project Development and Management at Edinburgh Napier University where he was responsible for providing intensive and oversight support to University strategic leaders, facilitating access to public and private sector funding to create, incubate and mainstream new projects and partnerships which meet the core mission of the University. Over the 11 year tenure he acquired over £50 million in European, Public and Private sector funding to help secure Napier’s status as one of the top Universities in the UK for EU funded projects.

Niall Gardiner

Projects Manager, TACTRAN

Niall took up the post of Projects Manager with TACTRAN in 2007 bringing 26 years of experience from Dundee City Council working in Transportation with Tayside Regional Council and Dundee City Council. Niall is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and has a MSc in Transportation Engineering from Napier University.

George Hazel

Smart Mobility Network Integrator, Scottish Enterprise

Dr Hazel has extensive experience in all aspects of transport and communications, both urban and rural. He has specific expertise from around the world in strategic planning and policy development, the integration of transport with other related areas, the prioritization of projects with respect to economic, environmental and social objectives and innovative funding of transport infrastructure.

Dr Hazel has studied all forms of transport policy in many countries, both the successful and the unsuccessful and has gained a detailed insight into the key issues and influences. He has worked in the public, private and academic sectors at a senior level and has acted as advisor to the European Union, the Academy of Sustainable Communities, the Commission for Integrated Transport, Transport for London, the Queensland State Government, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Region, the City of San Diego and many Government agencies around the UK. He is currently advising Scottish Enterprise on Smart Mobility as their Smart Mobility Network Integrator and has worked on the development of this programme for the past two years. He has recently been re-appointed as Smart Mobility Network Integrator for a further 2 years with a focus on delivering the national smart mobility programme.

In addition, he has published a book on Making Cities Work and has presented at a large number of conferences around the world. He is currently working on the development of future mobility systems based on integrating the principles of transport planning, retailing, product design, energy and ICT systems.

John Murray

Smart Mobility Opportunity Owner, Scottish Enterprise

John lead’s Scotland’s Smart Mobility opportunity development programme helping over 250 ambitious small firms and 13 global corporates to learn through technology demonstrators, then target implementation in order to achieve global leadership in the business to consumer, business to business and business to government emerging markets.

John has discovered and validated Scotland’s smart mobility value proposition by personally road-testing it with industry, government and academic executive decision-makers in the UK and internationally. His previous work supported and strengthened Scottish technology and engineering companies for commercial and economic benefit.

Graeme Scott

Director, IBI Group

Graeme Scott is responsible for major intelligent transportation systems (ITS) projects for the Scottish Government’s Transport Scotland agency, Ireland’s National Roads Authority, and the Hong Kong Transport Department. Graeme has extensive ITS expertise, and has provided strategic advice and management on research, studies, design, procurement, development, implementation, and operation of a wide range of ITS solutions. Graeme has more than 10 years of experience in coordinating and managing client input to major European Commission research initiatives.

Zak Tuck

Head of Low Carbon Vehicle Policy, Transport Scotland

Zak graduated from Aberdeen University with a BSc Hons in Biomedical Science and an MSc in IT & Intelligent Systems. He joined the, then, Scottish Executive in 2004 and has worked in a variety of policy areas including natural heritage, cancer screening, regeneration, marine planning and transport strategy. He is currently head of the Low Carbon Vehicle Policy Team in Transport Scotland, which is focussed on delivering the Scottish Government’s vision of freeing Scotland’s towns, cities and communities from the damaging effects of fossil-fuelled vehicles by 2050.