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David Hytch

David Hytch

Technical Director, Pluscharge 
United Kingdom

David has been active in transport technology and innovation for more than 20 years. David is currently Director of Parkgate Consultants working on a wide range of projects and assignments in the Transport and Technology arena, including Franchise Bids, Supplier assessments assurance for programs and Program delivery. He has developed the Smart Ticketing and reservations proposition for Calmac Ferries and managed the program through Gateways and set up the procurement.

He successfully managed the CIO function for Transport for Greater Manchester and was a key part of the creation of TfGM to include the strategic Highways activity for Greater Manchester. David led the programs for High-Speed Broadband rollout across Greater Manchester, Wi-Fi on the tram fleet, installation of Electric Vehicle charging points across GM, new Traffic Signals and controllers across the Highways network, Smart Ticketing and the development of Passenger and operational information systems.

David has served on the Automotive Council Technology group, the European Program Committee for the ITS World Congress, DfT expert panel for Strategic road development and as an assessor for Innovation UK on Intelligent mobility and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. David is a moderator and speaker at international conferences on a wide range of subjects including Autonomous and Connected vehicles, Air quality management for Transport and Smart ticketing and customer information.