ITT Hub 2023: Thought Leadership Spotlights

10 March 2023
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As the UK’s most important transport event, ITT Hub is dedicated to bringing together industry leaders to discuss the latest developments and trends in transportation. That’s why we’re excited to highlight our podcast series, Lunch with Leon, which features interviews with some of the most influential figures in the transport industry.

In recent segments, Leon Daniels meets with Simon Calder, Alex Hornby, Alex Warner, Roger Davies, Steve Edwards, and Duncan Burt. Discover key takeaways from these conversations, below.

Leon Daniels and Simon Calder

In his latest episode, Leon Daniels catches up with Simon Calder, The Independent’s Travel Correspondent and news broadcaster. Simon shares insights on the current state of the UK travel industry, particularly the workforce issues and the trends that are changing the landscape of travel every week. During the interview, Simon discusses his daily travel podcast, which keeps listeners informed on the latest news and trends in the industry. He emphasizes the importance of keeping up with the changing landscape of travel and encourages listeners to stay informed on the latest developments.

Leon Daniels and Alex Hornby

One common theme in Lunch with Leon is the importance of sustainability in transportation. Leon has interviewed Alex Hornby, CEO of Transdev UK, who shared his insights on the role of public transportation in reducing carbon emissions. Hornby discusses how the use of electric buses is becoming more widespread, and how the implementation of new technology is helping to reduce emissions.

Leon Daniels and Alex Warner

Another key theme in the series is the importance of innovation in the transportation industry. In a previous episode, Leon interviewed Alex Warner, MD of AJW Experiences Group Limited, who shared his thoughts on the importance of innovation in the aviation industry. Warner discusses how technology is transforming the aviation industry, from the use of drones for delivery to the development of supersonic travel.

Leon Daniels and Roger Davies

Lunch with Leon also features interviews with individuals who are driving change in the transportation industry. Roger Davies, Head of Technical Strategy at National Express, shares his insights on how the industry is adapting to meet the changing needs of consumers. He discusses the importance of customer service, safety, and convenience in public transportation.

Leon Daniels and Steve Edwards

Steve Edwards, Chief Executive of Living Streets, discusses the importance of active transportation, such as walking and cycling, and the role it plays in promoting healthier communities. Edwards shares his thoughts on the benefits of active transportation, such as reducing air pollution, promoting physical activity, and creating safer and more vibrant communities.

Leon Daniels and Duncan Burt

In another episode, Leon interviews Duncan Burt, Director of Operations at National Grid ESO, who shares his thoughts on the role of renewable energy in transportation. Burt discusses the importance of renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power, in reducing carbon emissions from transportation.

Overall, the Lunch with Leon podcast series provides a platform for industry leaders to share their insights and expertise on the latest developments and trends in transportation. From sustainability and innovation to customer service and active transportation, the series covers a wide range of topics that are critical to the future of transportation. Stay tuned for more exciting interviews and discussions on the Lunch with Leon podcast series.

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