IET and BCS Bedford Branch
Network Rail Southeast Map Project
|Date||Tuesday 23 Feb 2016|
Tavistock Suite, The Park Inn Hotel, 2 St Mary's Street, Bedford MK42 0AR (Free parking at rear - inform hotel reception)
|Speaker||Alan Dalley and Katherine Thomas, Network Rail.|
The project to develop and deliver the Southeast Map app for Network Rail used leading-edge mobile technologies to process and present large amounts of publicly available train running data seamlessly, enabling operational staff to make better informed decisions, enable faster recovery of rail network performance following incidents and provide better quality information to passengers. Its unique value is in the way live data is presented through a simple and recognisable map-based interface. Information that was previously delivered in a complex and inefficient way is now available at a glance to a wider customer base, reducing costs and improving insight, responsiveness and communication with passengers. From the initial customer requirement the project used agile delivery techniques to provide a proof of concept, engage the customer through collaboration, manage complex data and undertake testing to deliver a highly innovative product.
Alan now holds the position of Mobile Solution Architect within the Network Rail Mobile Business Solutions team. Alan joined Network Rail in 2008 and has been engaged in number of positions within Network Rail prior to his current role. Before joining Network Rail Alan was involved in a number of consultancy assignments across diverse industry sectors including banking, pharmaceuticals, utilities, local and central government and fixed and mobile telecommunications in various roles and has experience in both Waterfall and Agile development methodologies. Alan is a qualified enterprise architect and a member of the Association of Enterprise Architects
Katherine is the Mobile Business Solutions (MBS) project manager, responsible for the delivery of the growing portfolio of work for customers across Network Rail and the rail industry. Katherine joined Network Rail in 2012 having completed the Network Rail MSc in Programme & Project Management at the University of Warwick. Before joining the MBS team in January 2016, Katherine led the implementation of the Information Governance framework across Network Rail and worked as a project manager delivering a number of systems within the Asset Management space