THE RAILWAY INDUSTRY INNOVATION AWARDS
Founded in 1998, the Railway Industry Innovation Awards are the longest-standing awards scheme in the industry. Now organised by the 4th Friday Club, the Awards are the annual event at which everybody keen on seeing innovation in the railway sector meets up to discuss and celebrate the brightest ideas in the industry
NEXT EVENT: Friday 28 June 2019
VENUE: Paddington Hilton, 146 Praed St, London W2 1EE
Industry and Technology Editor, Modern Railways
Roger is probably best known for his authoritative column ‘Informed Sources’ in the monthly trade and technical magazine Modern Railways. ‘Informed Sources’ is noted for its in-depth analysis of railway technical, commercial and policy issues.
Professor of Railway Systems, University of Birmingham • Director of the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education • Lead for the UK Railway Research and Innovation Network
Clive Roberts has been working in the railway sector for over 20 years and is Professor of Railway Systems at the University of Birmingham. He leads a broad portfolio of research aimed at improving the performance of railway systems, including leading the UK Railway Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) – a £92 million academia/industry collaboration. He is a member of the UK Rail Industry’s Technical Leadership Group, as well as serving on the Technical Advisory Panel to the Board of SMRT (Singapore), and being a Technical Advisor to Guangzhou Metro..
The Railway Industry Innovation Award entries are judged by a panel of industry experts:
CHAIRMAN Haydn Abbott
Former Managing Director of Angel Trains
Editor of Modern Railways magazine
Technical Director, Railway Industry Association
Innovation Support Manager, Network Rail
Microsoft Teams Customer Engineering lead for Firstline Workforce
Before joining Microsoft, Irina led various digital projects in transport and technology sectors, having started her career in academia, working towards a PhD in computational simulation of nanoalloys.