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Leon Rizzi, VP Sales EMEA, INRIX will talk on:

"Big data: turning crowd-sourced data into actionable insights for improved mobility management"




 Short Bio

Leon Rizzi is the Vice President for the EMEA region for INRIX, a Seattle-based Big Data company working in the traffic and mobility sectors......a lawyer by training, Leon has extensive experience in the CAD, GIS, Remote Sensing and CAD sectors having worked prior to INRIX with Bentley Systems and DigitalGlobe.  Leon has lived and worked for over 23 years in Russia and is married with 4 children.

Summary of presentation:

In this session, INRIX will discuss how breakthroughs in technology, population analytics and big data are poised to transform urban mobility reducing energy consumption, pollution and the economic toll of traffic congestion along the way. INRIX is collaborating with leading automakers (Ford, BMW, Audi, VW) and governments worldwide to transform how people and commerce moves across the world’s transportation networks and build smarter cities and how giving transportation agencies real-time and historical insight into weather, parking, performance measures and the location of back-ups to dramatically improve road network performance, congestion areas, and help agencies meet new regulatory requirements for real-time monitoring of road conditions. By leveraging an unprecedented volume of data from connected cars, fleets and smartphones, transportation professionals gain extremely detailed insight into what’s happening on every road in real-time.

 In our analysis of traffic congestion in countries and major metropolitan areas worldwide, we see that as GDP goes up, miles per hour goes down. In fact, we see that as countries have been recovering from the economic recession, traffic congestion has grown at 3X the rate of GDP or employment. Yet even as economies are growing, it’s not translating into more money for public agencies. In fact, public sector budgets are being cut. Transportation agencies have never been asked to do more with less. We will be much more effective in managing this growth if we get smarter about how we do it. We need a better way to analyse roadway performance to support decision making on roadway management.