Airy MAGNIEN UICAbstract

Airy Magnien
Head of Data, Stats & Economics unit at UIC

Presentation title:
Channelling the data flood

The atomic costs of obtaining and processing data are vanishing, but data-related Projects remain expensive and should be economically justified. Other challenges also appear; data security, reliability, interoperability, and history matter more than ever. This can be illustrated by several cross-sectorial development trends.

Airy MAGNIEN, b. 1957, graduated in engineering sciences and physics. After a brief but significant stay with the French Cavalry, he joined the railway world in 1984, first with SNCF (French National Railways), then SYSTRA (railway consultancy). Initially managing rolling stock maintenance, then purchase and design, he progressively extended his activities to electromechanical engineering for high speed rail projects in Korea and Taiwan. This is where he contracted the economics virus, resulting into following assignments with the Strategy Dept. of SNCF, then with the European Railway Agency as the head of the Economic Evaluation Unit. Since 2013, he leads the Data, Statistics and Economics Unit at UIC, where he is active in several data- or ontologies-related projects.

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