Turn data into intelligence and offer a reliable service that passengers can trust

Discover how to leverage vehicle data to extend your buses’ life cycle, save costs, and improve operational efficiency.

Watch a conversation between industry experts to find out how public transport operators can leverage data to solve their maintenance challenges and lower the whole life cost of their main asset – vehicles.

Paul, Steve and João discussed how vehicle data can be collected, analysed, and turned into a source of information that enables operators to increase the reliability of their buses, avoid compliance fines, and improve their bottom line.

The panel addressed the need for an integrated approach to managing public transport services, and the benefits of having access to information in real-time, when it’s possible to act on the fault and prevent a service disruption or, worse, a safety issue.

From increasing maintenance productivity by automating repetitive tasks to extending the life cycle of critical components, this webinar covered the fundamentals of the digitisation of public transport operations, data-driven maintenance, and AI.

Key learning points:

  • Explore new angles to address the challenges facing public transport operators, moving from a reactive to a predictive, data-driven approach
  • Find out more about the value of creating an integrated, data-centric ecosystem to increase operational efficiency and save costs
  • Discuss how to reduce the whole lifetime cost of buses by extending the life cycle of components, anticipating wear and tear, and optimising planned downtime
  • Address the compliance requirements PTOs must take into account when devising their maintenance strategy


Steve Perks

Steve Perks, Management Consultant, Fleet Perks

Steve is an experienced leader with a record of delivering results focused fleet management solutions.  He has an extensive network of industry contacts among both operators and suppliers. With a comprehensive understanding of industry trends and technological vehicle advancements, he is regularly engaged to advise on industry matters.

Paul Leigh

Paul Leigh, Founder, Ignite Vehicle Services

Paul has experience within the industry focusing on operator specifications. An understanding of some of challenges and listening to there needs and finding solutions. Experience of working for one of the UK’s leading bus builder as a National Account Manager which included Transport for London Operators.

João Ascensão

João Ascensão, VP of AI, Stratio

With more than a decade of experience in developing and implementing AI products and solutions, João is an industry expert in mission-critical and early warning systems across diverse sectors. He joined Stratio to help spearhead the future of public transportation amidst the energy transition, with a focus on predictive maintenance and emerging technologies.



Is the webinar free?
Yes – there is no charge to watch the webinar, either live or on-demand.

When will the webinar take place?
The webinar will take place live on 16 May at 10:00 UK Time

I’m busy. Can I watch it later?
The webinar will become available to watch on-demand shortly after the live webinar takes place.

What are the benefits of attending live?
During the live webinar, you’ll be able to ask the speakers your questions, which will then be answered during the live Q&A session towards the end of the webinar.

How long will the webinar be?
This webinar will last for up to one hour.

Who will be moderating?
Craig Waters, Editor, Global Railway Review

What do I need to watch this webinar?
All you need is a computer with an internet connection. Be sure to use headphones if in an office environment.

Do I receive a certificate?
Yes, you will receive a certificate if you attend the webinar live. The certificate will be sent with your on-demand video link.