The communications and cyber security expert Jon Lyons has been appointed to the Management Committee of the Transport Technology Forum.
The Senior Technical Manager at Mobius Networks will represent the Private Sector on the Committee, overseeing the TTF along with representatives from local authorities, the Department for Transport and Innovate UK.
The Management Committee meets once a quarter to review the TTF’s activities, set priorities and ensure that it is delivering its mission to “help meet the need for action to deliver the future of mobility by driving more effective and efficient management of existing and new road networks”.
“My day job involves delivering secure end-to-end communications in IoT solutions, which is something transport technology relies on,” commented Mr Lyons. “I hope that my experience of telecoms can be of use to the whole TTF community, while I look forward to representing the suppliers across the industry to make sure that government – both national and local – understands our challenges and skills when it comes to delivering more efficient, greener and safer transport.”
Jon Lyons has 11 years’ experience at Mobius Networks and has already been a key supporter of the TTF through his role as Vice Chair of the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Working Group, assisting in the drafting and publication of the group’s advice to local authorities on charger procurement.
“The TTF is all about encouraging knowledge sharing and collaboration within the industry, and I think it plays a vital role,” Mr Lyons continued. “Given the value it delivers, it was an easy decision to volunteer time to take part in the Management Committee.”
“Having worked with Jon on the EV Charging Infrastructure Working Group, I know how passionate he is about the industry and that he’s always brimming with ideas,” added TTF Manager Darren Capes of the Department for Transport. “I look forward to his involvement in the Management Committee and getting a reasoned, balanced private sector opinion to make sure we are working with and supporting our country’s innovators to make improve our transport networks, and also to boost our export potential.”
The Transport Technology Forum is funded by the Department for Transport and Innovate UK and delivered with support from the Local Government Roads Innovation Group, LCRIG. A new representative from local authorities is currently being recruited to the committee and they will be announced soon.
(Picture – Jon Lyons, right, with Darren Capes, courtesy TTF)