Cubic to Highlight Future of Big Data at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America Seattle Symposium

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Cubic’s Urban Insights’ director to discuss data gathering, usage and sharing for smart cities’ transportation systems

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Cubic’s NextCity brings together holistic management of regional mobility and Urban Insights delivers predictive analytics outcomes to help government and private companies use big data to inform, make decisions, shape policy and affect communities

Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), a business unit of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), today announced that Phil Silver, director of business development for its subsidiary Urban Insights Associates, will be a panelist at the “Data Gathering, Data Usage, Data Sharing” session of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) Seattle Symposium. The symposium takes place in Seattle, Washington from July 16 - 17 with the theme, “Building a Smart, Diverse and Shared Travel Network.”

As a sponsor of the symposium, Cubic’s Urban Insights is a consultancy firm focused on the application of big data tools and data analytic science technologies to uncover insights and solve challenges associated with urbanization, congestion and mobility – which are among the chief issues under the scope of “smart cities.” The goal of smart city planning is to utilize technologies to enhance quality and performance of urban services, to reduce costs and resource consumption and to engage more effectively and actively with citizens. Applying big data analytics to help cities prepare and manage the quality of transportation services is a major focus for transportation thought leaders, including the ITS America Leadership Circle of which Cubic is a member.

“Cubic’s NextCity vision brings together the holistic management of regional mobility and Urban Insights delivers the predictive analytics outcomes to help government and private companies use big data to inform, make decisions, shape policy and affect communities,” said Matt Cole, executive vice president, strategy and business development of Cubic Transportation Systems. “We understand the importance of combining the latest innovations in transportation, technology and actionable information for faster and more reliable methods of travel.”

Silver will be speaking at the following panel session:

  • Data Gathering, Data Usage, Data Sharing

Thursday, July 16 at 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Lyceum Room of The Husky Union Building on the University of Washington campus.
Panelists Phil Silver, director of business development, Urban Insights; Ted Trepanier, director of traffic product management, INRIX; and Mia Zmud, principal, Metropia will discuss how to turn data into information to enhance travel networks. Moderated by Mark Hallenbeck, director of the Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC).

Attendees of the event can visit Urban Insights in the sponsor exhibition area at the conference venue. For more information or to set up a briefing, please contact Phil Silver at phil(dot)silver(at)urban-insights(dot)com.

Follow Cubic at @CubicTS; Urban Insights at @urbinsights; and #ITSAM to join the conversation on social media.

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About Cubic Corporation
Cubic Corporation is the parent company of two major business units, Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) and Cubic Global Defense (CGD). CTS is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions around the world. CGD is a trusted provider of realistic training systems, C4ISR solutions, and highly specialized support services for the U.S. and allied nations. For more information about Cubic, please visit the company's web site at http://www.cubic.com.

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