Tech Talk: From Data to Information - how to use big data to maximize rail ROI

Tech Talk with Andrew Smith, Success Factors Advocate
  • August 15, 2017

Managing a reliable and safe rail corridor is typically performed with insufficient information and limited resources. Compounding the problem is a continuous flood of data collected from activities such as track inspections, geometry car surveys, rail defect detectors, ground penetrating radar, rail profile measurements, video surveys, infrared tests, asset surveys, work records, train movement, wayside detectors, and more.

Data is expensive to collect, often difficult to access and interpret, and your decisions are only as good as the information you have. Converting this vast, continuous, and varied stream of data into management intelligence that is useful for developing a prioritized plan to optimize maintenance-of-way resources is a significant challenge.

In this Tech Talk you will hear and see real world examples of how Big data – and the 5 “V”’s: Volume, Velocity, Veracity, Variety and Value, can help you reuse data to maximize investment, ensure quality and accuracy to improve decision support, and integrate systems and processes to achieve return on investment.

This is a discussion you won’t want to miss!