The Summit, hosted by Dutch Rail, is expected to draw over 75 delegates from top European public transportation companies to Utrecht on March 29-30
STOCKHOLM – The third European [email protected] Summit is anticipated to bring together between 70 and 80 participants from major European public transportation operators. The Summit will be hosted by Dutch Rail and sponsored by @Anyplace Access, a consortium of Capgemini, Cisco, Intel, Appear Networks, and Aptilo Networks. Private companies operating air, train and bus services, rail equipment vendors, financial rail leasing companies, as well as public transportation authorities will be able to explore the impact of the latest wireless broadband technologies and related business cases on the transportation industry today, and for the future.
The Summit will take place on March 29 and 30 in Utrecht at Capgemini’s Dutch headquarters, and will include demonstrations, presentations and networking opportunities. The global mobility team from Capgemini, in collaboration with @Anyplace Access partners Cisco, Intel, Aptilo Networks and Appear Networks, has been working together for several years to help transportation companies dramatically reduce costs by mobilizing their employees, and increase revenues by offering various wireless services to their clients.
Confirmation has been received from leading delegates representing some of the top public transportation companies in Europe, including Trenitalia, ProRail, Dutch Rail, NedTrain, HSA, NMBS/SNCB, Czech Railways, Translink, RATP, FirstGroup, DeLijn, Network Rail, GNER, STIB, Jernbaneverket and Connexion by Boeing. These organisations will have the opportunity to learn about a number of European Mobility Transportation Showcases that have been deployed over the last several years. “Connected Trains and Wireless Employees are topics that stand high on the strategic agenda of public transport companies, as they have a dramatic impact on their business and operating model”, said Pieter Zylstra, Head of Mobility for Europe and Asia-Pacific at Capgemini. “Mobility Transformation in the public transportation industry has the potential to be a €1 billion market in Europe alone.”
Currently, the @Anyplace Access consortium is working with a number of high profile showcase projects.“Over the past years we have designed and deployed innovative mobility solutions for a dozen of European public transport companies, allowing clients to make maximum use of our deep industry insight and ‘best practices’ from peer companies. Together with our partners Appear Networks, Aptilo Networks, Cisco and Intel we are making the multi-service, multi-operator model a reality” continued Pieter Zylstra.
An increasing number of international public transport companies are adopting Wi-Fi and WiMax technology for their public and enterprise needs, focusing on improving operations, security and customer service. The Summit will allow attendees to discover the impact of current deployments through case studies and demonstrations presented by, among others, Dutch Rail, HSA, Trenitalia and RATP.
The Summit will kick off on Wednesday, March 29th with a visit to the Utrecht Central Station, where guests will have the opportunity to discover, through a live demonstration, the experience of a mobile employee at Dutch Rail. The new wireless train from NS will be demonstrated and followed by a detailed presentation outlining the Mobility Transformation of Dutch Rail, which will conclude with an evening reception and dinner. On Thursday, March 30th, guests will travel to Capgemini’s headquarters in Utrecht for a series of presentations from Cisco, Intel, Capgemini, Aptilo Networks and Appear Networks as well as other case studies and networking opportunities.
“This event attracts several of the leading transportation companies in the world and having worked in this area for many years, we feel that the timing of the event is excellent. More and more companies that are seriously looking for best practices entering into a phase where they are considering deploying a second generation, integrated mobility service platform into their operations”, according to Paul Mikkelsen, Vice President of Sales at Aptilo Networks.
Xavier Aubry, Chief Operating Officer at Appear Networks, commented “This event provides a forum to collaborate on important issues facing transportation operators deploying wireless broadband technologies today. We believe the [email protected] Summit is the first step towards the creation of a Wireless Broadband Transport Association in Europe.”
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Hillary Call, Public Relations Manager
Aptilo Networks AB
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