Karla Jakeman is the Innovation Lead for Connected Transport, part of the Land Transport Team in the Manufacturing, Materials and Mobility Sector at Innovate UK. She is seeking solutions which use innovative technologies to leverage a smarter, greener and more sustainable future mobility systems for the efficient movement of people and goods around the world. Karla focusses on working with Highways England, Local Authorities, Customer Experience and Mobility as a Service amongst many other areas. Prior to this she worked for 15 years for a large automotive company as a Design Quality Engineer.
Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government. We drive productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas, including those from the UK’s world-class research base.
Karla will bring to life the likely changes to transport and mobility that government policy and technological development will bring. This is the future that the fleet sector needs to understand and adapt their businesses to in order to enable the evolution of integrated and efficient movement of people and goods.
National and local government policies will change the way companies move their people, goods and services about with major implications for those supplying the vehicles, funding and fleet services. This conference is the perfect opportunity to hear about those policies in more detail from those responsible for setting the strategies, to understand how it will affect your business in the coming years and what you can do now to help your customers prepare for change.
There are huge changes coming to urban mobility. City mayors and authorities are responding to pressure for cleaner air and healthy streets, and technological changes, with new policies designed to create cleaner and connected cities with more sustainable transport. This event will give fleet managers the chance to hear what cities are planning and how leading companies are responding and adapting. If you are involved in fleet management, this event will help you plan for the future.