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 23 October 2020
VENUE: The Hilton, Canary Wharf E14 9SH
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.
Associate Director, Steer Group
Since 1992, Helen has worked in a wide range of consultancy, TOC and owning group roles. She has experience of all aspects of rail operations, along with rolling stock and infrastructure specification and delivery. She is passionate about the benefits that innovation can unlock and seeks to overcome institutional barriers to application of new ideas.
The Railway Industry Innovation Award entries are judged by a panel of industry experts:
CHAIRMAN Haydn Abbott
Former Managing Director of Angel Trains
Consultant Editor, Modern Railways magazine
Technical Director, Railway Industry Association
Innovation Support Manager, Network Rail
Microsoft Teams Customer Engineering lead for Firstline Workforce
Irina’s role in Microsoft Teams’ product group is focused on enabling organisations to digitally empower their firstline workforce, having previously driven Microsoft’s Customer Success engagements in UK rail.
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.
Innovation Lead Rail, InnovateUK
Kelvin has over 20 years’ experience delivering engineering and advanced technology. He joined InnovateUK in 2015 to lead the organisation’s activities related to rail innovation including the delivery of competitions and programs on behalf of the Department for Transport and Network Rail.