Thea’s a blizzard of invisible data happening all around. Every minute, 3G-connected citizens in cities are sharing their location data … and gigabytes of web access data is flowing through wifi hotspots.
Public transport companies can use this torrent of information to plan and monitor their assets … if only they could harness that big data.
The IT-Trans 2016 International Conference and Exhibition in Karlsruhe, Germany, will be a focal point for people interested in big data and public transport. Between March 1-3, delegates will be sharing ideas of how big data and public transport can re-shape the urban environment and pave the way for smarter cities.
The website MassTransit has covered the stories. There’s an excerpt below. Please click the link under the excerpt to read the full story.
The massive increase in data available to public transport companies and its potential for a customer service revolution will be the key focus of the conference programme at the 2016 IT-Trans International Conference and Exhibition March 1-3, in Karlsruhe, Germany. Experts from across the industry will convene at IT-Trans 2016 to examine how public transport can harness the substantial amount of data available to it to enhance and digitize the customer experience, improve services and operations and also boost revenues. They will also discuss first-hand experiences of opening up data and how third parties can help to better exploit inert data.
As well as the core programme topics, IT-Trans 2016 will also feature examples of how IT enables the greater integration of public transport within the wider urban environment, taking a close look at smart cities, new mobility service providers, traffic management and integrated mobility platforms. The Conference will be split into sessions focusing on innovation and those focusing on the practical implementation of IT solutions.
Meanwhile, the sector’s entrepreneurs and service developers, including the likes of Moovit CEO Nir Erez will combine with national authorities in the plenary session to offer their views on how IT developments are set to transform the sector.
Read more about the IT-Trans International Exhibition & Conference on the MassTransit website:
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