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13 March 2015

Altran sponsors the RIA Technology & Innovation Conference 2015

Altran is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring the RIA Technology & Innovation Conference, an annual event which will take place in Leamington Spa on 25th and 26th March 2015. The event plays an important role in the rail industry’s annual calendar, providing a space for the showcasing of new ideas and latest innovations in the sector. 

The conference includes an impressive programme of speakers tackling a range of industry-specific topics:

Andy Doherty, Network Rail 

Anna Walker, Office of Rail Regulation

Chris Warkup, KTN Ltd 

Claire Moriarty, Department for Transport 

David Clarke, FutureRailway 

Geoff McGrath, McLaren 

George Clark, London Underground Ltd 

Jane Simpson, Network Rail 

Mike Hulme, Alstom 

Paul Corbin, 3M 

Sabrina Ihaddaden, Young Rail Professionals 

Steve Gregson, Rolls-Royce plc

Altran will be contributing to the conference’s predominant theme of ‘Technology Transfer’ by running a workshop in conjunction with TRE about the importance of the use of simulation and modelling in the railway design process. At the conference exhibition, attendees will be able to view a demonstration of VueForge™, Altran’s new offer which has been designed to enable clients across industry sector groups to reap the benefits of industrial Machine-Driven Big Data. 

Commenting on the sponsorship, Mike Greenan, Altran’s Rail Director, said: “We are delighted to renew our commitment to this important event once more. We’re looking forward to demonstrating our latest offers to the industry; there’s a great deal of activity in Altran regarding Big Data analytics – this conference provides us with an excellent forum for the discussion of how we support our clients in the Rail sector with this technology.”

About Altran

Altran is a leading global provider of high-tech engineering services. For over 30 years, we have been defined by our passion for innovation.

As a trusted partner of organisations throughout the rail, automotive, aerospace, defence, energy and telecoms sectors, we enable our clients to work smarter in developing, deploying and maintaining leading-edge systems and products.

Altran is an Official Engineering Partner of the ground-breaking Solar Impulse project and a Technical Partner of Lotus F1 Team.

In the UK, we have offices in Bath, Bristol, Derby, London, Slough and Warwick. Additionally, a significant number of our engineering consultants and project teams are located at our clients' sites. Globally, Altran has more than 24,000 'Innovation Makers' in more than 20 countries, and 500 major clients.