Tolls and Tribulations: The Severn Crossing and IT Projects

Tuesday 15 February 2011

6.00pm - 8.30pm (refreshments available 30 minutes before)

BCS London, Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Paul Love

The Severn Crossings have been iconic landmarks for years, notably due to the fact that they link England and Wales across the Severn Estuary. These iconic structures today utilise technology throughout for maintenance, inspection and tolling, and various projects are underway to look at delivering new technologies and solutions to realise business benefits.

To ensure the smooth installation and implementation of these technologies, a sharp eye for detail has been necessary which has led to the projects being undertaken within what can only be described as a complex and acutely difficult health and safety environment. Tolling of the Severn Bridges has been a political football for many years, and this presentation will look to explore if technology can ease this pain for future users, and if so how would this work? The speaker will highlight some of the technological achievements to date, and touch on the potential future technologies that could be looked at within this industry that still causes much controversy and apprehension. Comparisons with other transport industries and technology projects will be drawn, and a wider discussion of the challenges and implications with participants is anticipated.

About the Speaker:

Paul Love MBCS is Head of ICT for Severn River Crossing Plc, and has been working within the ICT industry for 20 years, 10 of which were within the Tolling industry. He has substantial Tolling project delivery experience including toll system technical design, specification, installation and maintenance.

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