Rail Alliance, in partnership with the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE), is delighted to announce the second headline sponsor, Elastacloud, for Destination Digitalisation taking place on 26 February.
Elastacloud is a Data Science and Cloud Architecture Consultancy which specialises in bringing intelligence to your data. As a Microsoft Gold partner for cloud and data platform analytics, the company apply-Data Science techniques to datasets to drive value into its customers, allowing them to harness the hidden potential of their data. It is a leader in Advanced Analytics and is paving the way for cutting edge developments in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
Rail Alliance at BCRRE is excited to have Elastacloud on board as the event itself will focus on the opportunities and challenges for introducing digital technologies to the railway and how collecting and integrating data can take the railway industry to new heights. Following the success of Destination Decarbonisation in September 2019, Destination Digitalisation will be the second event in this series to take place and will bring the rail industry together with government, public and client bodies, and wider stakeholders, to address the key digital challenges and trends specific to the entire railway eco-system.
Gary Hunter, Head of Business Development at Elastacloud says, “As a Midlands based provider of advanced data science and analytics to the UK rail sector, Elastacloud is proud to be a sponsor at Destination Digitalisation. We are delighted to be able to share our data methodologies and techniques to support innovation within UK Rail.”
Digitalisation themes to be explored on the day will include big data, predictive maintenance, digital twins, cybersecurity, 5G, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, intelligent railway infrastructure, autonomous trains, robotics, on-board value added services, signalling and train control and many others, a fitting agenda for Elastacloud.
This one day event will incorporate a conference, workshops, and Digi-Rail surgery sessions in addition to an exhibition showcasing technologies and innovations along with practical examples presented in the form of industry case studies.
As part of Destination Digitalisation some very key announcements will be taking place that will strengthen the pathway for digitalising our railway.
The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) is Europe’s largest specialist railway research, education and innovation centre. With over 170 academics, researchers and professional support staff, BCRRE provides world-class research and thought leadership within railways, and offers an expanding portfolio of high-quality education programmes. In 2018 BCRRE became lead partner in the £92m UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) and in 2019 it absorbed the activities of the Rail Alliance into its offering, increasing its breadth of support for innovation and growth in the rail industry.
Elastacloud is a Data Science and Cloud Architecture Consultancy who specialise in bringing intelligence to your data. As a Microsoft Gold partner for cloud and data platform analytics, we apply modern Data Science techniques to datasets to drive value into our customers. We are leaders in Advanced Analytics and IOT delivering cutting edge developments in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for the Rail sector.