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Leon Daniels is recognised for his world-class experience, expertise and knowledge of public sector transport in the UK, USA, Europe and Far East.

With extensive knowledge and experience of traffic and streets management, bus transport, urban rail, cycling, road safety, river operations, the taxi and private hire industry, policing and enforcement, highway engineering and major project delivery, Leon works at the highest level of central and local Government.

Until his retirement from TfL in December 2017 he brought his unique range of in-depth-skill and experience to his role at TfL, with responsibility for delivery of all road, light rail and transport services and major, infrastructure projects in the capital.

He was responsible for the successful delivery of transport during the London 2012 Olympics

Sessions

  • June 12: The faces of public transport in 2030

    Public transit jobs in 2030: "employed technologists" instead of "technological unemployment"

    Long before the Autonomous Vehicle, John Maynard Keynes, coined the term “Technological Unemployment”. Yet the future of public transit is about “technology employment. Public transport is undergoing a deep technological change. New sources of mobility data, demand-responsive services and modern technology are expected in the near future. At the same time the supply of talent for scheduling and planning is tight; we need more good people, today. With the influx of massive data sets from passenger demand, vehicle movements, ticketing and revenue information, and more, data scientists will be essential for analyzing this data to improve routes, predict future demand, and optimize timetables. Though mass transit companies may use third-party software to run their operations, they will need a programming mindset (and programmers) to serve the future needs of their passengers and cities.