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Making the most of the data flood at the 7th International Railway Summit

Press Release   •   Jan 10, 2019 08:00 GMT

Leading rail sector organisations Shift2Rail and UNIFE will co-host an in-depth discussion on how to make best use of the wealth of data being gathered by new digital systems, at the 7th International Railway Summit in Frankfurt on 22 February 2019.

The session is entitled ‘Better data for better outcomes: How can operators keep on top of the data flood and maximise its potential?’. It will be moderated by Shift2Rail’s Executive Director, Carlo Borghini, and will also include, amongst other expert voices, the insight of UNIFE’s Director General, Philippe Citroën.

The summit takes place from 20-22 February at the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof hotel. The event offers a unique mix of one-to-one meetings and a full two-day conference programme, this year focussed on opportunities offered and questions posed by advances in digital technologies.

Shfit2Rail is a European research and innovation (R&I) working towards integration of new and advanced technologies into innovative rail product solutions. Shift2Rail promotes the competitiveness of the European rail industry and meets changing EU transport needs.

The Association of the European Rail Industry (UNIFE)represents over 100 of Europe’s leading large and SME companies, and several national rail associations, across all segments of the rail supply industry. UNIFE advocates its members’ interests at both the European and International level.

Further expert contributions will be made by Libor Lochman, Executive Director, Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), which speaks for members on the EU policy-making scene; Nadia Mazzino, VP Digital Railway and Innovative Technologies, Ansaldo STS, providers of signalling and transportation systems for passenger and freight operations; Danijela Ristić-Durrant of the University of Bremen, and Project Coordinator of Shift2Rail’s SMART project; Ming Chen, also of the Shift2Rail SMART project, the independent research organisation TNO, and Flex-Rail.

Organisations and individuals interested in learning more about the 7th International Railway Summit and about how they can participate in the event can visit www.irits.org or contact the organisers, IRITS Events.

International Railway Summit is a meeting of senior executives representing the world’s key rail operators, rail infrastructure management companies, national and local governments, rolling stock manufacturers and a wide range of solution providers.

International Railway Summit provides a 'matchmaking' service between rail industry leaders ('buyers') and technical experts, based on buyer delegates' project requirements and the proven expertise of large and small suppliers that we have carefully handpicked. Based on this matchmaking, buyer delegates attend one-to-one consultation sessions with suitable suppliers during the annual summit.

In addition to the one-to-one meetings, delegates also attend a conference programme given by key industry leaders and experts and network over lunches and dinners with their counterparts and industry colleagues from all over the world. International Railway Summit is hosted by IRITS Events. The 7th International Railway Summit will take place in Frankfurt on 20-22 February 2019. The 8th edition will take place on 20-22 November 2019 in New Delhi, the first time the event will have been held in India

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